Page last updated:
8th February 2024


There’s a whole host of resources such as films, leaflets, clinical evidence and publications that have been carefully curated by our experts to help support you – whether you’re a healthcare professional, patient, career, friend or family member.

Suspected sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management

Date: January, 2024
Published by: NICE
Condition: Sepsis

This guideline covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of suspected sepsis. It includes recommendations on recognition and early assessment, initial treatment, escalating care, finding and controlling the source of infection, early monitoring, information and support, and training and education.

Making a decision about treatment for varicose veins

Date: October, 2023
Published by: NHS England
Authors: Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication and NHS England
Access: Open
Condition: Varicose Veins

This leaflet will help you decide about treatments for varicose veins. You could use it to prepare for your next appointment. There are pages you can fill in and pages explaining about treatments.

Future of venous disease: growing problems, shrinking workforce

Date: June 2023
Authors: All-party parliamentary group on Vascular and Venous Disease
Condition: Venous Disease

Approximately, over 500,000 people live with a form of venous leg ulceration in the UK, a number that has doubled in the past 10 years, with estimated healthcare costs associated with these wounds reaching £2.7 billion annually.

File size: (3.56 MB PDF)

Arterial disease can affect anyone

Date: 2023
Published by: Vascular Research UK
Condition: Arterial Disease

The video aims to raise awareness of arterial disease and to encourage people to seek help early if they develop symptoms.

The hidden harm crisis in leg ulcer management – round table discussion

Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Published by: Legs Matter
Authors: Alison Hopkins, Leanne Atkin, Naseer Ahmed, Manj Gohel, Zoe Larmour and Crystal Oldman
Access: Open
Condition: Leg Ulcers

Watch our expert panel discussion on how the underuse of therapeutic compression in community services is harming people – and what we must do to tackle this.

The event is chaired by Alison Hopkins MBE RN and, with leading experts drawn from the worlds of community nursing, vascular surgery, and the patient community, it’s a lively and fascinating debate.


  • Mr Naseer AhmedVascular Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust
  • Mr Manj Gohel, Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals
  • Zoe LarmourService Manager, Specialist Services, Community and ICC Care, Group for North Cumbria Integrated Care
  • Dr Crystal OldmanChief Executive, QNI
  • Alison Hopkins MBE (Chair), CEO, Accelerate
  • Dr Leanne Atkin, Vascular Nurse Consultant/Research Fellow, Mid Yorks NHS Trust/University of Huddersfield


The focus of the panel is on the hidden harm crisis in leg ulcer management and the inadequate use of evidenced based compression therapy in the community. Around 50% of wound care activity every week is focussed on lower leg wounds within community nursing teams; this is less where there is an established leg ulcer service and a lymphoedema service.

If this was used in primary care, so much harm and distress could be prevented. A consistent and supported approach to using informed and well-documented evidence and guidance would create a step change in community care, reducing healthcare costs and improving the working lives of nurses and the well-being of patients. Healing rates would be starkly different and stop us using the phrase of chronic leg ulcers.

Who’s it suitable for?

  • People living with a leg ulcer
  • Healthcare professionals – generalists
  • Healthcare professionals – specialists TVNs, Surgeons

No harm in asking – The essential questions to ask your GP or other healthcare professionals

Date: June, 2023
Published by: Legs Matter Coalition
Access: Open – free to use

Knowing what questions to ask your GP or other healthcare professional can help you make sure that you, or someone you care for, gets the right treatment for a leg or foot condition. Here are some questions that everyone who has a leg or foot condition should ask their GP or healthcare professional.

Ten-point plan to tackle harm

Date: June, 2023
Published by: Legs Matter Coalition
Access: Open – free to use

This plan calls on senior leaders, decision makers and clinicians within the NHS to radically rethink the way people with leg and foot conditions are treated in order to reduce their risk of being harmed.

Best Practice Statement – The use of compression therapy for peripheral oedema: considerations in people with heart failure

Date: May, 2023
Published by: Wounds UK
Authors: J. Fletcher, L. Atkin, D. Brown, R. Byrom, G. Cooper-Stanton, R. Elwell, S. Haigh, C. Irvine, C. Merrick
Access: Open Access
Condition: Compression Therapy

This best practice document has been written and reviewed by a group of highly experienced lymphoedema, vascular and tissue viability specialists and makes recommendations about the use of compression therapy in patients with heart failure.

File size: (939.59 KB PDF)

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