Leg Ulcer Advisory Group

Leg Ulcer Advisory Group



The LUAG purpose is to provide expert advice on lower limb ulceration and undertake projects in relation to the prevention and management of lower limb ulceration.

The LUAG developed and worked with the national Leg Ulcer Advisory Panel (LUAP) to provide national leadership specific to NZ settings that is consistent with the Trans-Tasman Venous Leg Ulcer Advisory Panel. Refer to separate LUAP terms-of-reference.


Accountability / Reports To

The LUAG is accountable to the NZWCS National Committee and maintaining professional links with the LUAP.



NZWCS Administrator will provide a secretary role.

The LUAG consists of NZWCS members with expertise and a special interest in lower extremity wounds.

Maximum of six NZWCS members required. Membership is decided from a formal process by way of LUAG communicating in writing to the NZWCS Committee for expressions of interest. The LUAG to review submissions and collectively decide membership by majority vote.

The LUAG can co-opt NZWCS members if other specialist knowledge is required.



Minimum of four members (excluding secretary) to conduct the business of the meeting.



An agenda and supplementary materials (e.g. minutes of the previous meeting) are prepared by the secretary and will be e-mailed to members within a sufficient time frame before each meeting.




The Group Co-ordinator will ensure time-frames are managed and relevant information is forwarded to group members. The Co-rodinator will present a report at the monthly national NZWCS Committee meetings. A formal report for the NZWCS Annual Report will be completed annually.



Location of Meeting

Use of teleconference and face-to-face meetings as approved by the NZWCS Committee.

Time/Day of Meeting

Meeting frequency will be determined by the requirements of the LUAG.


Associated Documents:

Australia and New Zealand Venous Leg Ulcer Advisory Panel (NZ) Terms of Reference for New Zealand Implementation Panel (2013)


Updated February 2015

Approved by: LUAG members and President NZWCS – Emil Schmidt


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