Advances in lower limb and foot care study day

Our free advanced study days promote the best practices in skin health and wound healing


The care of people with lower limb and foot conditions remains topical thanks to the work being undertaken by the national wound care strategy programme and campaigns such as Legs Matter. Across the UK there are examples of exciting and innovative practice that is making a huge difference to patient outcomes.

This study day is a step up from our fundamentals of lower limb and foot care session and aims to provide delegates with a better understanding of current research and how to identify, manage/ treat some of the more complex lower limb and foot conditions.

This event has been organised as a part of Legs Matter Awareness Week 2024, 10-14 June

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Who’s the advances in lower limb and foot care study day suitable for?

This study day will be relevant to clinicians regularly treating patients with lower limb or foot conditions (e.g. Leg ulceration, chronic oedema, foot ulceration, PAD), and includes vascular nurses, podiatrists, community nurses, general practice nurses, dermatology nurses, Tissue viability nurses, Lymphoedema specialists & GPs.


View the programme – please note timings/presentations may be subject to change

09.30-09.45 Welcome & IntroductionSarah Gardner, Society of Tissue Viability Education Facilitator/Director, Wound Matters Ltd

09.45-10.15 Vascular assessment using TBPI Annie Clothier, Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, South East Wales Vascular Network, Aneurin Bevan UHB

10.15– 10.25 Q&A

10.25-10.40 Hydrocyn Aqua, Antimicrobial and Wound Cleansing Alison Costall, GS Medical Healthcare

10.40-10.50 Comfort break

10.50-11.20 Where’s the harm in that – a coalition campaignAlison Hopkins MBE, Chief Executive – Accelerate CIC and Joanne Casey, Professional Development Lead, Royal College of Podiatry

11.20-11.30 Q&A

11.30-12.00 Atypical lesions of the lower legSarah Bradbury, Independent Nurse Consultant

12.00-12.10 Q&A

12.10-12.25 Industry presentationSam Smith and Adam Page, Flen Health

12.25-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.30 Shared care: Working collaboratively to improve lower limb and foot care. The experience of podiatrists and nursesJoanne Casey, Professional Development Lead, Royal College of Podiatry

13.30-13.40 Q&A

13.40 – 13.55 Rethinking compression therapy to reduce harmTess Henry, Haddenham Healthcare

13.55-14.25 Wound care information record standard  – Martin Orton, PRSB and Andrew Sharpe, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

14.25-14.35 Q&A

14.35-14.50 The importance and impact of shared self-care for patients with Venous Leg Ulcers Olivia Fox, L&R Medical

14.50-15.00 Comfort Break

15:00-15:30 National Cellulitis Improvement Programme – Linda Jenkins, Lymphoedema Wales Network

15.30-15.40 Q&A

15.40-15.45 Round up of the day / close

Industry presentations

There will be presentations of wound care products and preventative aids from our industry partners:

L&R Medical

Haddenham Healthcare

Flen Health

GS Medical Healthcare

Our Trustees look forward to welcoming you all virtually to the classroom

Keynote Speakers

Sarah Gardner, SoTV Chair and Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, Wound Matters

Sarah Gardner

Independent Tissue Viability Consultant

Wound Matters

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Annie Clothier, Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, South East Wales Vascular Network, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Annie Clothier

Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist

South East Wales Vascular Network, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Alison Hopkins, CEO, Accelerate CIC

Alison Hopkins



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Jo Casey, Royal College of Podiatry

Joanne Casey

Professional Development Lead and Visiting Fellow

Royal College of Podiatry and University of Southampton

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Sarah Bradbury RN BN (Hons) MSc, Clinical Research Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

Sarah Bradbury

Independent Nurse Consultant

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Linda Jenkins MCSP NMP. National Cellulitis Improvement Team Team, Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network

Linda Jenkins

National Cellulitis Improvement Team

Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network

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Martin Orton, Professional Standards Record Body (PRSB)

Martin Orton

Senior Programme Manager

Professional Standards Record Body (PRSB)

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