Chiamaka Igbokwe

Chiamaka Igbokwe, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Manchester Vascular Centre, Manchester University Foundation Trust

Chiamaka is an experienced Vascular Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Manchester Royal Infirmary. With over a decade of experience as a Nurse and 8 years as a Vascular Nurse, she leverages her expertise in vascular nursing to deliver specialised care to patients with complex vascular conditions.

Chiamaka’s academic journey, culminated in an MSc in Advanced Practice and MSc in infection Control. This has equipped her with advanced clinical skills and a deep understanding of evidence-based practice. With a research focus on wound care and healthcare professional education, She is committed to improving patient outcomes and advancing the knowledge base within her field through innovative research and education initiatives.

Presentation at The SoTV/EWMA 2024 Conference, London

How Greater Manchester made wound care a system wide priority in their 5 year plan


After attending this session, persons will be able to:

  • To understand implementation process models and theoretical frameworks
  • To understand barriers and facilitators to implementing integrated leg ulcer pathways, vascular assessment training and vascular assessment quality improvement initiatives in Greater Manchester


Greater Manchester ICB has made wound care part of its’ 5 year strategy. This was developed using data provided by The Manchester Amputation Reduction Strategy (MARS).

We delivered a 42% reduction in amputation number over a six year period in our pilot area of 220 000. We advanced a ‘whole systems’ approach routed in reducing inequality and allowing all lower limb wounds the same multi-disciplinary care enjoyed by diabetic foot ulcer patients.

We created capacity, within existing resource, through co-designing change and integrated working across podiatry, nursing teams and vascular teams facilitated by the harmonisation of pathways and culture.

We built lasting relationships across traditionally siloed teams and upskilled wider team members to order duplex, CT and MR scans.  We are now scaling up this work across the region.