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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Arterial Leg Ulcers

Checked: 22-11-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 22-11-2019

Referral

Patients with low ABPIs/suspected arterial ulcers should be referred to the vascular surgeons via e-referral.

There is a Vascular HOT Clinic for more urgent concerns (e.g. infected diabetic leg or foot ulcers with vascular compromise) . PLEASE NOTE  THAT CURRENTLY THE VASCULAR HOT CLINIC CANNOT BE ACCESSED FROM PRIMARY CARE AND REFERRALS SHOULD BE MADE TO VASCULAR SURGERY, MARKED URGENT. THEY WILL THEN BE REVIEWED IN SECONDARY CARE AND BOOKED INTO A HOT CLINIC IF APPROPRIATE

Urgent patients can also be referred via the vascular network office telephone 0117 414 0798 or by discussion with either the General Surgery/Vascular Surgery Registrar on call - both can be contacted via switchboard on 0117 9505050.

For advice on management on non-arterial leg ulcers then please see the Leg Ulcer section in Dermatology