Wessex Foot Care Quality Standards

Amputation is one of the most feared complications of diabetes yet many are preventable. The Cardiovascular Clinical Network is delighted to have supported the development by local clinicians and commissioners of Wessex quality standards for diabetic foot care. These standards describe the care that people with diabetes should expect to receive and aim to help commissioners and providers to reduce variation in care and achieve better outcomes.


Available to view and download here.

Wessex Foot Care Quality Standards                                                                                                                     

Launched March 2016

Outline Commissioner Quality Guidance for non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), unstable angina (UA) and chest pain

Chest pain is a common complaint that frequently results in patients being conveyed to the emergency department (ED). The 2013 Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy drew attention to the need to improve access to timely treatment for patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) and to reduce variations in practice across the country.

This document, which has been developed by leading clinicians from the Wessex Cardiac Forum, sets out a quality improvement pathway for NSTEACS. It contains a consensus of ten recommendations for commissioning standards of care and quality improvement examples of local good practice.

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Available to view and download here.

Outline Commissioner Quality Guidance NSTEMI-UA-Chest Pain                                                                                                                    

Launched September 2017