Introduction to Compression Therapies for Nurses and HCAs (All Day Face to Face)

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Introduction to Compression Therapies for Nurses and HCAs (All Day Face to Face)

Event Summary

This introductory study session is for all new learners, or those requiring a comprehensive update on theory and practical skills.

Thursday, 9 May
09:30 - 16:30
Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club, Netherhampton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PR, United Kingdom

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

Coffee and Registration 09:15  Session runs 09:30 to 16:00 (Lunch Included)


This introductory study session is for all new learners, or those requiring a comprehensive update on theory and practical skills.


  • Be aware of the updated National Wound Care Strategy Programme Leg Ulcer Recommendations for compression (2023)
  • ‘Immediate and Necessary Care’ of the lower limb trauma using compression
  • Introduction to venous leg ulceration or allied complications
  • Compression theories
  • Compression types and choices
  • Strategies to prevent ulcer occurrence or recurrence.
  • How to promote supported self-care for a patient
  • Pathway to ‘competency’ guidance


The session offers the opportunity for all healthcare practitioners to gain knowledge, confidence and skills in compression therapies used for venous/mixed leg ulcers, leg oedema and prevention, using effective compression. It will provide an overview of conditions that would benefit from compression, and the choices, implications and planning for the appropriate management.

NB: The session will not deem the learner 'competent'. The ‘journey to competency’ will be explored using national capability framework resource and subsequent eLearning modules, as will contacting the Tissue Viability team to access any local policies, documents and tools to support their learning that may be available.

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

Please note this session is NOT being 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.

Our Sponsors


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 Nurses & AHPs
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 Allied Healthcare Practitioner or member of the Nursing Team working in a Practice in Hampshire (excluding North East Hants) or the Isle of Wight.
BSW Staff - Clinical We are delighted that, thanks in part to the BSW (BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire) Training Hub, and part the NHSE Investment in Continual Professional Development, certain eligible roles such as Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, working in Swindon and Wiltshire Practices, are able to attend this course fully funded. Please see the full list of Included and Excluded staff in the table below. You will not able to access this price if you are in a role 'Excluded from the Scheme' (see table below) £00.00

Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £500.00

Q: Which members of BSW staff are eligible?

Included in the Scheme

Excluded from the Scheme

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Trainee Nurse

Nurse Specialist


Extended Role Nurse


Nursing Partner


Practice Nurse

Pharmacy Technician




Physician Associate




IAPT staff and trainee

Nurse Associate

Social Prescribing / Link Worker



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

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

Please note this session is NOT being recorded

Further Dates

No Further Dates.