Leg Assessment , Doppler, Compression and Wound Care Refresher

Education & Events

Leg Assessment , Doppler, Compression and Wound Care Refresher

Event Summary

This half day practical course is aimed at the competent GPN or experienced HCA already working within the Primary Care Leg Ulcer and Wound care arena.

Wednesday, 20 March
09:30 - 13:00
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

LEaD Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Denise Woodd
Mrs Denise Woodd
Speaker & Trainer
ZOOM ONLINE EVENT This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, ensure it has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 13:00

To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.


This half day practical course is aimed at the competent GPN or experienced HCA already working within the Primary Care Leg Ulcer and Wound care arena. The focus is to update, enhance and support good practice by sharing new ideas and current thinking.


The session will use a practical based approach to the latest key points on the above, using core current/latest guidelines, new practical ideas/skills for Doppler/wound care/compression products, plus practical tips, including sharing ideas and experiences. At the end there will be time for a ‘free mic’/ open discussion.

Examples of what will be covered:

  • Doppler update - automated v handheld machines (NICE Guidance), updated National Leg Care Strategy recommendations, ‘compression without Doppler’ etc, complex clinical picture/unreliable ABPI results
  • Compression update - how to choose what compression, new compression terminology, DVT, chronic oedema, importance of made to measure hosiery, advocating supported self-care strategy.
  • Dressings/ Wound Care update – new products, wound biofilm/infection management, dressing ‘problems’


On completion of this course the practitioner will be able to:

  • Understand and incorporate relevant new learning to their practice regarding leg ulcers/leg conditions and wound care
  • Interact with the group, and the trainer, to discuss any clinical issues relevant to the topics
  • Access the evidence base/resources and learning to support changes in practice.

NB: The ‘refresher’ session will not be part of a ‘pathway to competency’

A modified pdf of the presentation and resources/links will be available on the Wessex LMCs Website after the event

Please note this session will NOT be recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Denise Woodd
Mrs Denise Woodd

Denise has been involved in Chronic Wound Care and leg ulcer management since the 1990's, and since 2013 she has been working independently, primarily around Practice Nursing with the registered and unregistered practitioners regarding education, competency achievement, and seeing complex patients to support diagnosis and care planning. She still works clinically within Portsmouth CCG Primary Care, and sees patients if needed in the acute sector, specialist units such as Vascular and Dermatology, and in the Community. Denise is currently involved in reviewing compression hosiery for the Hampshire Formulary Inclusion, NICE Expert Group for antimicrobial solutions, and driving forward all the exciting changes from the National Wound Care Strategy to push leg care forward and improve outcomes.


Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Hampshire and Isle of Wight - AHPs & Nurses We are delighted that NHS South East have agreed to fund this course for all AHPs & members of the Nursing Team working in Practices in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. To access this funding you must be an AHP or member of the Nursing Team working in a Practice in Hampshire (excluding North East Hants) or the Isle of Wight. £00.00
Non Members This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £230.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address

Further Dates

No Further Dates.