16th National Wound Care Conference Programme


8:55 AM - 9:00 AM

Introduction by chair

9:00 AM - 9:35 AM

Overview of the NWCSP vision for improving data and information – progress to date

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM

Improving pressure ulcer data and information using a diagnostic approach to pressure ulcer improvement

Jacqui Fletcher, Clinical Lead Pressure Ulcers NHS England and National Wound Care Strategy Programme, NHS England / National Wound Care Strategy Programme

Pressure ulcers remain in the top 10 harms in the country. In order to improve the care we deliver it is important to understand what we are improving – knowing the baseline we are working from. In order to support the implementation of the Pressure Ulcer Recommendations published in October 2023, we worked with 2 collaborating organisations (an Integrated Provider and an ICB) to better understand how to implement the recommendations identify areas of good practice and challenges and barriers in practice.

10:00 AM - 10:35 AM

Mandating wound care education + Using the NWCSP Workforce Framework to improve knowledge and skills

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Break & exhibition viewing

11:00 AM - 11:35 AM

Paediatric/neonatal wound care – assessment and management, TVN’s are not given adequate training and learn on the job

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

Surgical Wound complications – how to approach quality improvement

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch & exhibition viewing

1:00 PM - 1:35 PM

Industry sponsored session

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

Wound healing and nutrition

Sarah Bradbury, Clinical Research Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

Adequate nutrition is an important component of successful wound healing but can often be overlooked when managing chronic wounds. This session will review the role of nutrition within wound healing, the benefits of macro- and micro-nutrients, recommended nutritional management strategies and provide some practical advice for addressing nutritional deficiencies within the information we provide to patients with wounds.

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Foot ulcers – levelling up with DFU

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Break & exhibition viewing

3:00 PM - 3:35 PM

Patient self-care and telemedicine/AI

3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Implementing Leg Ulcer recommendations

4:05 PM - 4:10 PM

Close of conference