In May 2018, NHS England announced the development of a new National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) for England. The purpose of the NWCSP is to scope the development of a wound care national strategy for England that focuses on improving care relating to:
1. Pressure ulcers,
2. Lower limb ulcers, and
3. Surgical wounds.
Over the last eighteen months, the seven NWCSP workstreams have scoped the existing evidence base, identified current education provision and gaps, and considered the data and information needs essential to inform quality improvement in wound care. This work has informed a number of recommendations for the provision of wound care and enabling quality improvement activity in tissue viability. THE NWCSP will be proposing some significant changes that will require careful consideration of service delivery, workforce configuration, data collection and education in order to achieve implementation. This presentation will share the emerging draft recommendations and discuss the challenges of implementation.