Jocelyn Cornwell

Chief Executive, Point of Care Foundation

Small Things are Big Things: why human relationships in healthcare matters and what can be done to strengthen them.

Jocelyn set the scene for the following two days focusing our attention on the importance of human relationships and how this is pivotal in all care settings. She looked at the latest research into what matters to patients about their care and what staff say about their experience at work, and at the evidence which shows that the relationship between the two is causal.


David Gray 

Professor, Birmingham City University; Director, Healogics Wound Healing Centres

Managing lower limb wounds using effective pathways to achieve 90% healing in 120 days

  • Multiple clinics over a 5 year period demonstrating consistent outcome
  • Company based training for all staff
  • Presentation of complex cases studies
  • Questions from the audience


Karen Morgan and Melanie Thomas

National Lymphoedema Education and Research Lead and National Lymphoedema Clinical Lead, both at Lymphoedema Network Wales

Taking a proactive approach to Lymphoedema

  • Early intervention and management of patients with chronic oedema is vital in reducing the patient’s risk of developing complexities, such as cellulitis and wounds
  • The chronic oedema ‘Wet Leg’ pathway supports prompt, effective management of wet legs and superficial wounds; using this pathway reduces dressing costs, episodes of cellulitis and decreases community nurse visits, thereby releasing time back to care and support value-based health care for the patient and NHS
  • The All Wales Lymphoedema Com


Andrew Sharpe

Advanced Podiatrist, Blackpool Teaching Hospital, NHS Trust

  • How technology and IT can support the clinician in prevention, early diagnosis, follow-up care and how this can help with more effective resource application
  • Exploring the evidence and achieving best practice
  • Questions from the audience


Leanne Atkin

Lecturer Practitioner, Division of Podiatry and Clinical Sciences, University of Huddersfield

Red legs: getting the right diagnosis


  • The burden of cellulitis — clinical signs and why these can be misinterpreted
  • Differential diagnosis and how this impacts on management
  • What else can be done?
  • Questions from the audience


Joy Tickle

Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, Clinical lead, Shropshire Community NHS Trust

Recognising the unexpected! When all is not as it seems

Taking delegates on a journey of clinical challenges, discussing a variety of unusual cases and the diagnostic processes for each one:

  • Ensuring accurate diagnosis of a wound: why does it matter?
  • Clinical signs and symptoms of differential wound aetiologies including pyoderma gangrenosum, vasculitis and malignancy
  • How can the Multi-disciplinary team manage these wounds together?
  • Questions from the audience


Dr Kshitij Shandkhdhar

Consultant Diabetologist, Indiranagar, Lucknow

Wound Care Today international guest speaker

Dr Shandkhdhar has been awarded for his pioneering work in the field of diabetic foot care in India and his clinic in Lucknow was recognised as a ‘state-of-the-art diabetic foot clinic’ at the National Diabetic Foot Conclave of India, Mumbai, 14 July, 2017

Dr Shandkhdhar explained how his practice has evolved through personnel development along with professional expertise to meet the challenges of developing a worldwide service in a developing country, thus tying together the themes from both days one and two of Wound Care Today 2018


Tracy Goodwin


Living with a Chronic Wound