Manchester University Foundation Trust
What is the MARS programme?
The Manchester Amputation Reduction Strategy (MARS) aims to reduce major limb amputations through the development and implementation of a MARS Commissioning Strategy. This is designed to prevent, manage and heal chronic foot and leg ulcers faster.
The MARS Project has brought together over 40 regional & national stakeholders spanning the health economy and is adapting an innovative IT solution. MARS has been developed following consultation with commissioners, health professionals, academics and industry.
What is the MARS plan?
The MARS plan is based on the principle that an amputation is the culmination of a number of steps and therefore each phase, in the iceberg of disease, leading to an amputation requires an intervention.
Reduce inequity in service provision and outcomes by harmonising protocols and facilitating communication between health professionals and patients through technology
Reduce prevalence of chronic wounds by 15% within 5 years
Reduce the amputation rate to the national average within 5 years
Reduce annual spending on chronic wounds by £70m within 5 years
Put the patient experience first
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The Manchester Amputation Reduction Strategy (MARS) aims to save limbs and lives. Whilst the title suggests the focus is saving limbs, it is, in reality, a comprehensive strategy to heal foot and leg ulcers faster. The aim is to harmonise services and protocols across Greater Manchester, and, together with a new IT system, bring together … Read More