Assessing Tissue Viability Leading Change (TVLC) Framework: Perspective of healthcare professionals

Karen Ousey, Leanne Atkin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Background: The National Wound Care Strategy Programme states there are a number of unwarranted variations within wound care across the UK leading to elongated healing times, heightened patient suffering, escalation of costs and increased burden to wound care services. There has been discussion and exploration surrounding the lack of equity across the UK in relation to practitioners being able to access to tissue viability skills and knowledge. The Tissue Viability Leading Change Framework (TVLC) is a framework to assist healthcare practitioners, and those aspiring to work in tissue viability/wound care, to understand the skills and knowledge required in this specialist area of care. TVLC includes 13 different capabilities presented on an online platform. To ascertain which of the 13 capabilities was deemed most important to the user, a survey was distributed to a group of clinicians during the Wounds UK annual conference 2022 aiming to gain greater understanding of the needs and focus of clinical practitioners currently working within the field of wound care. Declaration of interest: The creation of TVLC Framework was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Urgo Medical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalWounds UK
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2023

Cite this