Exploring Wounds, Dressings and Leg Ulcers for HCAs in Primary Care Face-to-Face

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Exploring Wounds, Dressings and Leg Ulcers for HCAs in Primary Care Face-to-Face

Event Summary

This is for HCAs only, it does not replace the introductory sessions for wounds, dressings, doppler and compression, which are aimed at the new practitioners.

Thursday, 13 June
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 09:00 session runs 09:30 to 16:30


A practical-based day, using workshops, discussions and slide presentations, aimed at the non-registered practitioner already working in primary care and caring for patients with wounds and leg ulcers. 


The day will aim to recognise the role of the HCA in relation to caring for wounds, and explore leg ulceration, chronic oedema issues and the importance of applying compression when indicated.


The ‘journey to competency’ will discuss using the National Workforce Framework resource and e-Learning modules opportunities and contacting local Tissue Viability team to access any local policies, documents, and tools to support their learning.  At the conclusion of the course you can expect to:

  • be able to describe and carry out care of the wound bed
  • acknowledge the importance and skill of cleansing and debriding in woundcare
  • recognising barriers to wound healing, eg. wound infection, slough etc
  • increase confidence of dressings actions and application
  • understand leg ulcers and importance of the key aims and treatments
  • raise awareness of the types of compression (hosiery, wraps and bandages) used, and why
  • understand sources of further learning and the value of using resources to improve care

NB: The session will not deem the learner 'competent'. 


  • What's in a wound bed
  • Debriding, cleansing, washing and descaling - when and how
  • Why Wound may not heal
  • Focus on infection and biofils
  • Main dressing groups and actions
  • correct applications
  • Picture gallery and planning care of a wound
  • Measuring and applying standard hosiery
  • Applying bandages
  • Finding resources and ongoing learning 

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.


BaNES Staff Bath & North East Somerset (BaNES) Practices have given Wessex LMCs some of their training budget, to be used for their staff (not GPs) only. To access this funding, you must be working in a Practice in Bath or North East Somerset and not be a GP. £00.00

Non Members

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

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

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