Programme 2020

Keep an eye out for the 2021 programme which will be announced shorty

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

Introducing the JWC consensus document on medical adhesive-related skin injuries

Sian Fumarola, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

National Wound Care Strategy: update on progress so far, including the clinical navigation tool with Q&A

Dr Una Adderley, Director, National Wound Care Strategy Programme

In May 2018, NHS England announced the development of a new National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) for England.  The purpose of the NWCSP is to scope the development of a wound care national strategy for England that focuses on improving care relating to:

1.            Pressure ulcers,

2.            Lower limb ulcers, and

3.            Surgical wounds.

Over the last eighteen months, the seven NWCSP workstreams have scoped the existing evidence base, identified current education provision and gaps, and considered the data and information needs essential to inform quality improvement in wound care.  This work has informed a number of recommendations for the provision of wound care and enabling quality improvement activity in tissue viability.  THE NWCSP will be proposing some significant changes that will require careful consideration of service delivery, workforce configuration, data collection and education in order to achieve implementation. This presentation will share the emerging draft recommendations and discuss the challenges of implementation.

10:15 AM - 10:55 AM

Data collection in wound care: key requirements, as identified by the NWCS with Q&A

Ann Jacklin, Medicines and Pharmacy Advisor, Primary and Community Services, Systems Improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement

This presentation will provide an update on the work of the Data & Information work stream of the National Wound Care Strategic Programme.

Ann will describe the approach of the D&I work stream and the recommendations that are coming out of the first year of the programme.

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

Morning refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM

NWCS supply and distribution stream: recommendations for good practice with Q&A

Stephanie Rose, Head of Pharmacy Procurement and Integrated Care, East of England, NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub

The Supply and Distribution workstream of the National Wound Care Strategy Programme is an enabler workstream to support the work of the three clinical workstream groups (lower limb, surgical wounds and pressure ulcers) and to develop recommendations to support implementation of the recommended pathways and standards.  The workstream will be delivering a series of objectives;

  • To provide guidance to health care professionals on the supply and distribution of wound care products
  • To develop principles of good practice for ordering, supply and distribution of wound care products which are applicable across primary, secondary and community care settings and enable standard approaches to be adopted at STP/ICS level;   
  • To deliver recommendations about the review of wound care product use at national, regional and local level and to identify unwanted variation and to develop recommendations; 
  • To share examples of good practice to support widespread implementation 
This presentation will share the emerging draft recommendations and guidance and discuss the challenges of implementation.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

NHS Supply Chain: current remit and future plans for wound care dressings with 20 mins Q&A

Jo Gander, Director of Clinical and Product Assurance, Supply Chain Coordination Limited

The new operating model for NHS Supply chain was launched in April 2018, with a fundamental change in the structure that included the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) Function led by Jo. The CaPA function was designed to ensure that procurement delivered by NHS Supply Chain on behalf of the NHS is not only value for money but fit for purpose, safe and representative of Health and Care Professional needs. This presentation will provide insight into the evolving role of CaPA and how they are working with the Category Tower Service Providers (CTSPs) ,Clinical Nurse Advisors the NWCSP to support adoption of the NWCSP recommendations across the NHS.

This session will include a 20 minute Q&A.

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Lunch and exhibition viewing

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM

NHS Long Term Plan: how community nurses and practice nurses are working together to streamline and standardise care with Q&A

Nikki Stubbs, Professional Lead for Nursing, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Published in 2019, the Long Term Plan (LTP) mentions the terms integrated/integration on sixty six occasions whilst nursing is mentioned 34 times. The Kings Fund (2019) described integration as one of the 5 things we all need to know about the NHS LTP. Integration is the way in which the NHS plans to reduce the growth in demand for care through better integration and prevention.

This presentation explores the benefits and challenges faced by a large NHS community trust and the GP Confederation whilst implementing integrated wound clinics across Leeds. Including the key performance indicators, the IT challenges and the need to understand and overcome the differences that exist between NHS organisations and those in primary care.

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

3:05 PM - 3:35 PM

Afternoon refreshments and exhibition viewing

3:35 PM - 4:15 PM

Pressure 2: clinical effectiveness of high specification foam vs. alternating pressure mattresses in preventing category 2 pressure ulcers with Q&A

Nikki Stubbs, Professional Lead for Nursing, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Pressure ulcers represent a major burden to patients, carers and the healthcare system, affecting approximately 1 in 17 hospital and 1 in 20 community patients. They impact greatly on an  individual’s functional status and health-related quality of life. The mainstay of pressure ulcer prevention practice is the provision of pressure redistribution support surfaces and patient repositioning. The aim of the PRESSURE 2 study is to compare the two main mattress types utilised within the NHS: high-specification foam and alternating pressure mattresses, in the prevention of pressure ulcers (Brown et al. Trials (2016) 17:604DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1703-8)

The results of this large randomised controlled trial will be presented and what they mean for clinical practice.