Leg Ulcer Service – North Manchester
The service specialises in lower limb ulcers (not feet), venous disease, oedema, varicose veins, varicose eczema, post DVT care, pain.
The aim of the service is to treat patients with a North Manchester GP by offering assessments, devising the most appropriate treatment plans with patients, offering timely and evidence-based care with equity for all.
This is a non-emergency service for people aged 16 and over who are registered with a North Manchester GP. Patients must be mobile or mobile with help by family or carer and can self-transfer onto the examination couch.
The service provides Doppler ultrasound and Toe pressure assessments to determine arterial blood flow to lower limbs. The service also provides wound assessments, hosiery, and compression assessments. All treatment plans are discussed with patients and choices are offered around their care.
- Karen Turnbull – Team Leader, Leg Ulcer/ Treatment Room Services
- Leah Herring – Sister, Leg Ulcer and Homeless Wound Care Service Nurse (also provides domiciliary visits to housebound people)
- Charlotte Wainhouse – Staff Nurse, Leg Ulcer/Homeless Nurse
We are all from a District nursing background with a particular interest in wound care, management and assessment.
The team work closely with treatment room staff — we assess, plan, and implement care pathways for patients and treatment room staff deliver our weekly dressing care. All assessments and reviews are carried out by Leg ulcer service staff with an emphasis on the patient and their needs. We also work closely with other services that form part of the lower limb collaborative in North Manchester.
Harpurhey Health Centre
1 Church Lane
Phone: 0161 861 2441
Leg Ulcer Clinics:
Monday and Wednesday
Newton Heath Health Centre
2 Old Church Street
Tuesday and Thursday
Harpurhey Health Centre
2 Graham Street
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm excluding bank holidays.
- General parking, non-pay parking at all venues.
- Wear loose clothing and please bring a copy of your current prescription list.
Patients cannot self-refer. Referrals are made through any multi-disciplinary service for example; GP, practice staff, District Nurses etc. Referrals are triaged by Lower Limb Staff, seen in order of referral seen as non-urgent service, ulcer patients will be given priority.
The service does not accept telephone referrals. All referrals should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: North Manchester Lower Limb Specialist Referral Form [Word, 140KB]
Page last reviewed: March 2023
Next review due: March 2024