One of the side effects of breast cancer surgery is limb lymphoedema. However, patients who have undergone breast-sparing surgery but with some lymph-node removal can develop breast oedema, which is less well-known.
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The NHS is facing increasing demands to provide excellent care with fewer resources. This article outlines the authors worked together with a colleague to develop a set of product criteria that they consider wound dressings should meet in order to include on their WMFs.
The work that the authors have undertaken dovetails with the work currently being undertaken on the development of a suggested national wound formulary. Indeed, it has been seen by a member of the working group who is taking it to them for consideration for use in their processes.