Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse Service

The Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse team are a part of the wider community nursing service in Guildford and Waverley working with patients, carers, GPs, practice nurses, care homes (nursing and residential), other specialist nurses and consultants to prevent skin breakdown and to treat and manage complex wounds.

Service details

The service provides specialist advice, support and treatment to people, carers and other health and social care colleagues to optimise the health and wellbeing of patients at home through promoting care of skin.

  • Assessment and care planning to develop and agree individual goals
  • Post hospital discharge review and assessment
  • Optimisation of dressings and treatment for complex wounds
  • Prevention and management of pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  • Education and advice to support people with treatment and self-management strategies at home
  • Maintaining skin integrity for end of life care in partnership with local palliative care and District Nurse teams
  • Advance wound care assessment, diagnosis, care planning and treatment

Who is eligible for the service?

The service is for adults, aged over 18 and for people registered with a GP practice within Guildford and Waverley, living in their own homes and in all care homes.

Healthcare professionals can also access the service for specialist advice.

How to access the service?

Through referral to the Community Co-ordination Centre or from your GP, health or social care professional or following a discharge from hospital.

Contact us

Please ring our Community Co-ordination Centre on 01483 362 020.

The service operates Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding bank holidays.