Join our Scientific Symposium in partnership with 3M

Join us on Wednesday 18th May at 8am for our Scientific Symposium - Lets get back on track! - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy - Sponsored by 3M Healthcare

We’re delighted to present this session run in partnership with 3M Healthcare

Title: Lets get back on track! – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Time: 08:00 – 09:00 (45 Minute Presentation + 15 Minutes Q&A)

Moderator: Fran Norman (was Spratt), Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist Tissue Viability, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Society of Tissue Viablility Trustee

Speaker: Ms. Claire Porter, BSc (Hons) Nursing, BA Professional Practice (Burns & Plastics)

During this session, Ms. Claire Porter will discuss the approach to providing optimal Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the post Covid–19 environment.

What you’ll learn:

  • The impact that the pandemic has had on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • The complexity of wounds post-pandemic
  • The effects of the Pandemic and reskilling requirements
  • What technologies should we use to minimise skin damage

You will have the opportunity to join the discussion with Claire and Fran following the presentations and breakfast will be provided – we look forward to seeing you.

Claire Porter, Plastics Specialist Sister/Lead Nurse, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Claire Porter


Claire Porter is currently an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Lead Nurse Burns & Plastics at the University Hospitals of Leicester.  Read more…

Fran Norman (was Spratt), Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, Southampton University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

Fran Norman (was Spratt)



Fran has 30 years nursing experience based mainly within an acute environment. She has been a Tissue Viability nurse for 17 years and has been lead for the service at Southampton for the last 13 years. Read more…