Leg Ulcer Diagnosis Quick Reference Guide


The Venous Leg Ulcer Quick Reference Guide can be used for the assessment, treatment and management of patients who present with venous leg ulcers in primary care, including details of the microbiology investigations required and prescribing

For more information please see the NICE CKS guidelines on venous leg ulcers under Supporting Information


Please send swab cultures to the Microbiology Department at East Kent Hospitals (find details here)


Doppler studies

Doppler studies for the assessment of leg ulcers can be performed by an appropriate trained nurse in primary care

Advice and Guidance is being made available for all specialties, and is being provided by consultant specialists at East Kent Hospitals.  To make a request or to check to if a query has been answered, you will need to log in via the electronic Referral System (eRS)

Click here for the "how to access" e-Referral Advice and Guidance Manual for instructions on how to make a request and check responses

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