Dressings/removal of sutures

The practice nurse will attend to any wound requiring dressing. Those students requiring dressings may attend the University Nursing Service if this is more convenient.

If you have a wound requiring suturing you will normally be referred to Kent and Canterbury Hospital Minor Injururies Unit.

Sutures or clips generally should remain in place for 5-10 days depending on the type and position of the wound. Make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for wound assessment and/or removal of sutures.