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Swindon Wound Improvement Project (SWIPE)

Launched in June 2016, the Swindon Wound Care Improvement Project (SWIPE) is helping to make improvements to wound care pathways for patients.

The project is run by Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), working with GP practices and Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We have supported SWIPE by providing quality improvement (QI) training to tissue viability staff from across primary, community and secondary care. The principle behind the methodology is to put the needs of the patient at the heart of change, allowing change to be developed and delivered by those staff who provide the care, supported by managerial and clinical leadership.

In this video, Jacky Webb, Practice Nurse at the Hawthorn Surgery in Swindon, is interviewed about the QI project she led at her surgery as well as her involvement in the SWIPE project.