Wound Care Today will host its second FREE conference on 27–28 February, 2019. 

This event offers healthcare professionals with an interest in wounds an opportunity to develop both clinically and personally through:
  • Presentations from national and international speakers
  • Practical skills zone sessions
  • Networking with colleagues and industry partners in the large exhibition area.

This flexible approach to learning means that delegates can tailor their own development over the two-day event, which includes:

Clinical programme

National and international speakers will discuss a wide range of subjects, such as:

  • Reducing the risk of amputation in the diabetic patient through prevention and early identification of risk factors
    David Armstrong, professor of surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Debridement — why, when and how
    Steven Jeffery, professor of wound study, School of Health Sciences, Birmingham City University
  • A new pressure ulcer framework — implementation and implications in practice
    Alison Schofield, tissue viability team lead and clinical nurse, North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
  • Quality improvement (QI) in tissue viability: my story so far. Jenni will share with the audience what she learned while leading QI in tissue viability and give top hints and tips to support clinicians involved in this process within their own organisations.
    Jenni McDonald, Tissue Viability, Darzi Fellow, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Londo
  • Performing Medicine, an award-winning performing and visual arts team who support healthcare professionals to provide high quality, compassionate care. Through a unique approach using drama and art, Performing Medicine will interact with the audience to challenge the way we form relationships and how these can be improved.


Personal development — leadership

As roles evolve we accept more responsibility, and with more responsibility we accrue leadership roles. If we expect people to bring their whole selves to work and to engage in the goals of the healthcare organisation, then we must, as leaders, also engage with them and affect change through equal emphasis on technical skills as well as emotional intelligence.

In this interactive session, Sheila Parry (author of Take Pride) will guide delegates through the PRIDE Model (purpose, reputation, integrity, direction, energy), providing them with new ways of thinking about personal motivation that is empowering, both as individuals and leaders.

Skills zone

An opportunity to participate in practical learning sessions. Experts in their field will take delegates on a journey through their own experiences and support them to try skills, such as:
  • Debridement: a showcase of debridement, in particular, curettage
  • Diagnosis of infection: discussing and demonstrating resources available to support identification of infection
  • Mapping the future: pressure mapping tools to help us alleviate pressure in practice
  • Formulary development: the dos and don'ts on how to develop your own formulary
  • Filming – silence the fear: delegates will be given the opportunity to present to camera
  • Pressure ulcer grading: getting it right all of the time.


The extensive exhibition area provides delegates with the opportunity to see, discuss and handle a wide range of products to keep up to date with what is new on the market. Industry partners will be on hand to answer queries and discuss their products.

The programme is still being developed, so please look regularly to see any updates.

Wound Care Today 2019 offers delegates a unique learning platform, FREE of charge, to enhance their delivery of care through clinical updates, personal development, practical learning zones and networking in a friendly and open environment.