The National Wound Care Strategy Programme has been working with the AHSN Network’s Transforming Wound Care programme and the Patient Experience Network to translate its compression resource into some of the most spoken languages in England and Wales, to suit a range of language preferences.

The resource provides a guide to compression for people with venous leg ulcers, explaining why compression therapy is useful and how to use it. The guide has been translated into ten languages, with funding from Eastern Academic Health Science Network:

The National Wound Care Strategy programme (NWCSP) seeks to improve care for people with pressure ulcers, lower limb and surgical wounds. The AHSN Network Transforming Wound Care programme is focusing on lower limb wounds and improving patients’ access to evidence-based care.

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