About us

Our Wound Care Clinic Service was established in 2019 to provide a 7-day per week wound care service for the people of Derbyshire. 

We offer specialist care for hard-to-heal wounds through a network of clinics staffed by nurses and healthcare professionals who have been trained using our award winning ‘Time to Heal’ programme.

Our clinics are dedicated to providing wound care which is accessible to all, and delivered in a caring and compassionate manner.

We provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of wound types located anywhere on the body including:

  • Venous and arterial leg ulceration
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Wounds associated with chronic health conditions
  • Wound associated with burns, moisture, and dermatological conditions

Patients can attend our wound clinics for dressing changes for all types of wounds.

We also offer the following services to help wound healing and prevent wound reoccurrence:

  • Lower limb circulation assessment using non-invasive tests
  • Compression bandage treatment
  • Chronic oedema management
  • Assessment and provision of compression hosiery post healing
  • Self-management support and advice
  • Resources to aid pressure relief for areas at high risk of breakdown
  • Resources to aid self-management

The DCHS wound clinic service works closely with the DCHS tissue viability service running several joint clinics across the county each week.

We've also established care pathways with vascular, podiatry, and lymphoedema services ensuring optimal care provision and can refer to other specialist services as required.

The DCHS Wound Clinic Service accepts referral from GPs, acute trusts, and NHS healthcare professionals within Derbyshire for wounds that are not-expected to heal in 4 to 6 weeks or are complex in nature.