Pressure Ulcer Prevention Everyone's Agenda: A Multi Professional Conference

Date and time
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
09.30 - 16.00

Enterprise Centre
Bridge Street

This is a multi-professional conference for health and social care professionals, support workers, students and others working in a range of care settings. The conference is focused around Pressure Ulcer (PU) prevention, using current research evidence and best practice, with key note speakers from within the field of Pressure Ulcer prevention through a series of lectures and workshops. There will also be the opportunity for networking and visiting exhibitor stands throughout the day.

Aims, objectives and learning outcomes


9:30am Registration, tea, coffee, demonstrations/exhibits
10:00am Welcome

Keynote Speaker
Jacqui Fletcher - NHS Improvements
The National Wound Care Strategy - update


Paul Hardy - University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Tissue Viability & the Multi-Disciplinary Team


Alison Dube - Birmingham City University
Heel pressure ulcer study: Contributory factors, their impact on quality of life and prognostic value in end of life


Lisa Ledger - University of Derby and Louise Morris - Birmingham Community Healthcare
Patient Perceptions of Pressure Ulcer Risk and factors affecting adherence to advice giving in Community Settings

12:30pm Lunch, networking and demonstrations/exhibits
1:30pm Workshop Sessions (45 minutes)
  Pressure Mapping and the Seated Client - Sarah Lahert (Sumed)
  To tilt or not to tilt that is the question - Jo Swan/Gemma Holloway
  Nutrition and Pressure Ulcers - Facts, hints and tips - Fiona Moor
  Risk Assessment - Mandy Holgate
2:30pm Workshop Sessions (45 minutes)
  Pressure Mapping and the Seated Client - Sarah Lahert
  To tilt or not to tilt that is the question - Jo Swan/Gemma Holloway
  Nutrition and Pressure Ulcers - Facts, hints and tips - Fiona Moor
  Risk Assessment - Mandy Holgate
3:30pm Closing remarks
4:00pm Finish


Senior Clinical Advisor Stop the Pressure Programme

Jacqui Fletcher is Senior Clinical Advisor – Stop the Pressure Programme (NHS Improvement), an Independent Wound Care Consultant and Editor of Wounds UK.

Previously Jacqui was Clinical Strategy Director at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and an Honorary Fellow for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). She has also worked as a Principal Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire.

She is a Patron of the Lindsey Leg Club, and a member of several Editorial Advisory Boards. She served as an Executive of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel from its inception in 1996 until 2010.

Jacqui has published widely and speaks at both national and international conferences.


  • RN, MSc, PGC (Ed) BSc (Hons) FHEA
  • Registered Nurse
  • MSc Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
  • PG Cert – Education
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Studies
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Assistant Lecturer and PhD Researcher, Birmingham City University

Tissue Viability Research Nurse, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 

Alison is a Registered General Nurse and Medical Statistician with experience in theatre nursing and clinical research. Currently working at Birmingham City University as Assistant Lecturer and Tissue Viability Research Nurse at UHCW whilst undertaking her PhD in Heel Pressure Ulcers: Contributory factors, their impact on quality of life and role in end of life. Alison is committed to improving patient quality of care and patient safety through research.

Head of Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby

Lisa Ledger (BA, BSc, MSc, FHEA, MBAOT) is Head of Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby.

Lisa has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of health and social care, with specific specialist posture, seating and pressure ulcer prevention skills.

Her current PhD research is a qualitative study investigating patient perspectives of Pressure Ulcer risk and factors affecting adherence to advice in community settings.

Lisa has been involved in a number of national specialist groups and currently is working as part of the NHSi National Wound Care Strategy Group.

Lead Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse/Associate Lecturer

Paul has worked in the NHS for over 20 years, within a variety of clinical settings including critical care and emergency medicine. The last 7 years have been spent working as a Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse, more recently as the Lead Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse at Queens Hospital, Burton.

Paul says the job he has is the best in the world. He feels very fortunate to be able to assess, manage and treat a huge variety of wounds, ranging from extensive complex surgical wounds to long term chronic pressure ulcers. As well as being a clinical expert in Tissue Viability his job also allows him to pursue his other passion for teaching which he also absolutely loves.

Preventions of Harms Practitioner within the Tissue Viability Team, Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation Trust

Louise was appointed as a Tissue Viability Nurse approximately 21 years ago. During that time she has been involved in setting up and leading Tissue Viability services for several secondary care NHS Trust organisations and was the former Lead Nurse for Tissue Viability at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. In addition to this, she has been a regular visiting lecturer on the Tissue Viability Courses at Wolverhampton University and has assisted them with setting up MSc level modules in Tissue Viability and Diabetology.

She has also been involved in some local and national Tissue Viability organisations, including being on the executive committee for the former Tissue Viability Nurses Association, TIME National Advisory Board and former Purchasing & Supplies Chain Excellence Programme (Second Wave) looking at pressure therapy.

Louise has written a number of publications and presented at various National conferences. Some of these include presentations and webcasts on preventing and recognising Incontinence Associated Dermatitis for the National Patient Safety Agency and former NHS Midlands and East Alliance.

In her current role she works with the Tissue Viability Team for Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation Trust as a Prevention of Harms Practitioner (Pressure Ulcer Prevention). This role evolved in response to the Harm Free Care initiative & supports & enables clinical staff in learning, innovating, improving & delivering harm free care. The role helps to ensure that nursing care is underpinned by research & best practice & focuses on improving the health, wellbeing & experience of patients.


  • RGN
  • DipNS
  • ENB 219, 370, 998, 18, 49
  • BSc Hons Diploma in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, #StopThePressure, University of Derby and Best Care Healthy Communities logos

Conference cost

Full day rate including all refreshments and lunch is £70

Discounts apply for group bookings of 10, book ten places for the price of nine

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Staying over in Derby

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Getting to the venue

The Conference will be held at the University of Derby's Enterprise Centre. Located in the heart of the East Midlands, our venue is just minutes from Derby train station and only a short distance from the M1 and East Midlands Airport.

By Car - For driving directions to our venue, view our PDF of our Enterprise Centre Directions. Free onsite parking is available however this is limited. We will be in touch closer the date of the event to give you an opportunity to secure an onsite parking space.

By Rail - The closest train station is Derby train station; this is approximately 2.5 miles from the Enterprise Centre and will take 10-15 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the Number 6 Unibus which departs from outside the main entrance of the train station and will take you to the Bridge Street bus stop directly outside the venue - this service starts at 8am and a single trip will cost £2. View bus timetables.

By Air - The closest airport is East Midlands, located just 15 miles from the Enterprise Centre. This should take around 25 minute by car. Alternatively Derby Skylink operate a 24 hours bus service, picking up directly outside the terminal building and dropping off at Derby Bus Station. This service runs every 30 minutes during the day and hourly during the night, seven days a week and takes approximately 40 minutes.


Our exhibitors include:

Logos for Helping Hand Pressure Care, Specialist Orthotic Services, and and Medstrom Healthcare.