This page summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance we’re aware of from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and wounds and injuries.
Our advice is constantly reviewed as the pandemic situation evolves.
Whilst we have tried to ensure that the information on this page is complete, please report a concern if you feel anything is omitted or inaccurate.
To see our professional guidance summaries for other clinical areas, click here
Advice in this area includes:
Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN): National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP)
The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) has been commissioned by NHS England and Improvement to improve the prevention and care of pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers and surgical wounds.
This website has a specific section on management of wounds during COVID-19 with resources for both healthcare professionals and patients, including sections on:
- COVID-19 Advice from NHSE
- Wound care priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic (Published 7 April 2020)
- Leg and foot ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
The Tissue Viability Society (TVS): Coronavirus (COVID-19) and wound care
TVS has collated a set of resources for those less familiar with wound care, including links to the knowledge of wound healing, which may be useful to clinicians who are redeployed or undertaking a role that is new to them that features wound care or prevention.
The TVS signposts to the National Wound Care Strategy Programme, highlighting four resources:
- Self-care for wounds – patient diary
- Looking after a skin tear
- Looking after your wound
- Compression therapy for leg ulcers