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Transforming community leg ulcer services

Diane Blockley, Lindsey Large, Lynn Spencer & Claire Rashid outline how they approached the need for providing evidence on the recurrence rate of venous leg ulcers for the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme and discusses the implications for patients and community nurses.

Acknowledgements:
The authors wish to acknowledge the ongoing support of Colleen Brown, Senior Information Analyst and all the Community Nurses in
Leicestershire County and Rutland Community Health Services.

Diane Blockley RN, is a Locality Tissue Viability Lead.
Lindsey Large RN, BSc Hons (Specialist Practitioner) is a Locality Tissue Viability Lead.
Lynn Spencer RN, BA is a Locality Tissue Viability Lead.
Claire Rashid RN, DN, BSc, MSc is, Clinical Effectiveness Lead, Leicester County and Rutland Community Health Services

Article accepted for publication: September 2010