Terms used in the guideline

Terms used in the guideline

Ambulatory care

Clinical care that may include diagnosis, observation, treatment and rehabilitation not provided within the traditional hospital bed base or within the traditional outpatient services that can be provided across primary/secondary care.

Cellulitis and erysipelas

Infections of the tissues under the skin (subcutaneous), which usually result from contamination of a break in the skin. Both conditions are characterised by acute localised inflammation and oedema, with lesions more superficial in erysipelas with a well-defined, raised margin (World Health Organization 2018).

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)