Footcare in Healthcare

Designed for hospital clinical staff.

This 2-day, onsite course at your clinic or Hospital, will provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of reasons for, and the safe application of, routine footcare within a healthcare setting. The course will focus on a wide variety of patient types including the elderly, vulnerable and health compromised.

Maximum number for training 16.

Course syllabus: 

Day 1. Presentations and demonstrations 

  • Introducing the structure and functions of the foot 
  • Common foot problems and routine treatments 
  • Tools of the trade 
  • Special cases -The ageing foot 
  • Special cases – The diabetic foot 
  • Special cases – The oedematous foot 

Day 2 Demonstrations and hands-on guided/supervised practical 

  • Assessing and identifying the at-risk foot
  • Assessing the at-risk foot
  • Care and management plans
  • General on-site care

Inclusive of: 

  • 24 sets of sterile single-use podiatry instrument sets 
  • Sterile field packs as required, standard preoperative hygiene agents 
  • Assessment tools – per Tutor – as required to include monofilament set, doppler, 128Hz vibration testing tools etc 

Tutors

Tutors will be currently registered Podiatrists and QCF trained educators. The course is validated by the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (IOCP) a national professional body recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council and NHS Health Education England, established in 1938.

All enquiries to info@iocp.org.uk or by telephone 01704 546 141

Steroid & Viscosupplementation Injection Therapy Course

About the Course

For all registered HCPC Podiatrists with POM-A. Max. 10 delegates

Steroid injections are designed to give temporary relief to musculoskeletal sprains and strains of the lower limb as well as help to relieve acute episodes of inflammatory pain in joints and the tissue surrounding them in the foot and the lower leg. Steroid injections are also suitable for specific conditions such as Morton’s neuroma, which can be given temporary relief.

Delegates will learn when to, and how to, administer steroid injections for the benefit of their patients. It is essential that as clinical professionals you fully understand the contraindications of such injections and when not to administer.

New for 2024, in addition to Steroid Injection training delegates will learn alternatives for those who are unable to receive steroid injections. Such alternatives include Viscosupplements.

Viscosupplementation is a hyaluronic acid, a gel-like fluid, that is injected into a joint to relieve conditions such as osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that lubricates a joint thus reducing friction. Unlike a steroid injection which relieves inflammation of peripheral joints, viscosupplements seek to reestablish the elasticity and viscosity of the joint’s normal synovial fluids. Viscosupplements are fully available to all podiatrists.

The course will focus on the viscosupplemet range Ostenil from TRB Chemedica. TRB Chemedica specialise in biosynthetic Sodium Hyaluronate products: OSTENIL®, OSTENIL® MINI, and OSTENIL® PLUS which are all intra-articular injectable preparations of Sodium Hyaluronate for the treatment of degenerative joint disease. OSTENIL® TENDON, a visco-elastic solution for peritendinous or intrasheath injection, is designed to restore tendon function by reducing pain and enhancing tendon gliding.

Tutor

Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstCHP, MCPodS, has been at the forefront of developing and promoting soft tissue injection therapy in UK Podiatry for more than a decade, using prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and botulinum toxins. As one of the very early supplementary prescribers in UK podiatry, he was closely involved in developing independent prescribing, working with the Department of Health and the National Prescribing Centre on a single national prescribing framework. As a very experienced Independent Prescriber, he shares his detailed pharmacological understanding in a readily comprehensible fashion that helps delegates to gain the effective knowledge they require to be safe and effective users of these potent steroid agents. In addition to his busy hospital consultancies he also currently serves on the Department of Health working party on extending controlled drugs prescribing rights for podiatrist prescribers and NHS education England’s Foot Health Consortium leaders’ group.

Supported by TRB Chemedica

Venue

This course is held at Wiggins Centre, Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Plantation Lane, Tamworth, B78 3NG

The procedure is covered by the Institutes band 4 insurance for appropriately trained members and fellows with LA certification.

This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Max. 12 delegates. Suitable as a refresher for podiatrists, and foot health practitioners

Course Overview

Wart infections are seen very frequently in the daily practice of medical foot care. The human papilloma virus, like other viruses, are extremely difficult to successfully treat, with many treatment modalities being aggressive and painful. Our Verruca Masterclass discusses safe, usually painless and effective methods of treatment for many patients, particularly children, anxious and those with potentially complicated or difficult healing, such as diabetes.

During this module, we will study the human papilloma virus, and also how to recognise other possible differential diagnosis. We will also assess when to refer to a podiatrist/dermatologist, and discuss other methods of treatments used, including Faulkner needling, curettage and excision, cryosurgery, caustics, Swift microwave and also over-the-counter medications.

Verrutop (a Class IIa healthcare product only available to practitioners), and Spirularin VS will be discussed at length as they are safe and effective, and are quite novel treatments that can be promoted and used within clinical practice. We will also practise the use of the capillary tube application, used to extract and apply Verrutop, and discuss the homeopathic product Thuja (pillules and cream).

During this Masterclass, we will also investigate the use of TCA (Trichloroacetic acid), which can be safely applied using either the Scholl Verruca and Wart pen or Wartner, plus the practical application of wool felt for either cavity pads and masking, or off-loading.

Schedule

10am: Registration and introductions

10.30am: Interactive PowerPoint learning and discussion – HPV and identification. Use of dermatoscopes

11.15am: Coffee/tea break

11.30: Products available, what they are and possible treatment options for patients. When to refer? 

12.15pm: lunch

1pm: Verrutop (Nitrizinc) – capillary application on silicone feet. TCA application using silicone feet. Applications of occlusion and wool felt cavity pads. Spirularin VS. Using the dermatoscopes.

3.15pm: Coffee/tea break

3.30pm: Q and As, certificate presentation, feedback

4pm: Finish and safe journey

Course Tutor

Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.

Refreshments and lunch provided.

This course is NOW FULLY BOOKED. To add your name to our waiting list contact our team on 01704 546 141 or by email info@iocp.org.uk

Anyone involved in foot health should be aware of how to accurately assess a diabetic foot and understand  the ways in which the foots health can be maintained or improved and also how and when people with identified issues/complications should be directed to specialist services.

This one day course will discuss the specific risks and complications of diabetes related to foot health, such as foot ulcers, neuropathy and amputation. The course will discuss real case scenarios and complications.

Delegates will gain hand-on practice in assessing the diabetic foot and become confident in the use of a variety of tests including; temperature sensation, Dermastat test and medical thermology.

Delegates will gain practical competence and confidence in the correct use of hand-held dopplers, and how to interpret the doppler examination results.

You will be able to put these skills into practice immediately, to the benefit of your own clients as well as substantially increasing the services you can legitimately offer.

Course Schedule

9.30am – Registration and Refreshments

10am – The Diabetic foot

12.30pm – Lunch

1.15pm – Practical assessments and testing

3.30pm – Q&A, feedback, certification

4pm – Close

Course Tutor

Somuz Miah is a Consultant Podiatrist Prescriber with over 24 years’ experience specialising in a variety of treatments for the lower limb. Somuz is a highly established educator within podiatry and foot health holding qualifications in ‘Certificate Teaching Skill Evidence Based Medicine’, and ‘Level 3 Award in Education & Training Certification’ and additional training qualifications in OFQUAL and SQA for safeguarding children and adults, first aid, anaphylaxis and oxygen.

Lunch and refreshments provided

About the Course

Maximum 8 delegates.

To add your name to our waiting list email info@iocp.org.uk

Ideal for curing corns and other pressure lesions on the foot!

An injection of hyaluronan usually in conjunction with a local anaesthetic.

This substance is naturally present in human tissues and performs a number of essential functions. When it is injected into local areas it can improve the volume of tissue that may have lost its elasticity and become thin. For example, the soft tissue under the bottom of the forefoot or heel may have become less cushioned causing pain in the joints of the foot (Metatarsalgia), also the toe joints can develop bony prominences on which corns and ulcers can form as toes rub together etc. and in this and similar cases tissue fillers can inject a natural internal cushion to reduce pain and damage that may last for several months.

This course, led by Podiatrist Independent Prescriber Martin Harvey, will show the mechanism of these substances and their clinical applications in Podiatry. The substances used are medical devices so can be accessed and utilised by Podiatrists with an LA certificate. Dermal fillers, although designed for injection are classified as medical devices and as such do not require a prescription and can be purchased by any individual.

Tutor

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Martin Harvey, has been at the forefront of developing soft tissue injection therapy in Podiatry for over a decade. He regularly uses and teaches the use of not only Dermal fillers but also injectable innovations such as PRP, steroid injection therapy, prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid agents and botulinum toxins. As one of the early supplementary prescribers in UK podiatry, he was closely involved in developing independent prescribing, working with the Department of Health and the National Prescribing Centre plus UK Universities. As a registered now fully independent prescriber, he can share his detailed pharmacological understanding in a readily comprehensible fashion that helps delegates to gain the effective knowledge they require to be safe and effective users of these potent agents.

Martin introduced the first such courses for podiatrists over ten years ago.

This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Venue

This course will be held at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Wiggins Centre, Tamworth

There is on-site chargeable parking available and limited free parking along the road leading to the hospital.

The procedure is covered by the Institutes band 4 insurance for appropriately trained members and fellows with LA certification.

Refreshments are provided. Lunch not included.

In foot health practices today we see many patients with damaged nails; this can be a result of trauma, fungal infection, nail surgery or other medical problems. Sometimes, as part of our treatment plan, nail reconstruction can be a fantastic, cosmetic, temporary option;  in fact, often the only option.

There are many types of toenail reconstruction, and it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. It can, however, have an extremely beneficial psychological effect on the patient when there have been no other options.

This course will investigate nail deformities and pathologies that can cause unsightly toenails, and teach clinicians how to confidently prepare the nail plate (and nail bed if necessary) to create a cosmetically pleasing, temporary prosthetic nail using specialist gels. The reconstructed toenail can be treated as a ‘normal’ nail, and usually lasts between 6-8 weeks.

The strong elastic gel used for toe nail reconstruction has been developed specifically for correcting damaged nails. A Wilde Pedique LCN kit can be purchased alongside the training if the student would like to do this,  allowing for immediate, next day treatment for your patients.

The curing lights used during training, and also in the kit if purchased, are LED; these produce a narrower, safer, more targeted number of wave lengths than UV lights.

Tutor

Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.

This course is open to podiatrists and foot health practitioners

Working within the foot health profession, we all have many patients presenting with a variety of nail conditions. This course will review the basics of skin and nail anatomy, and guide you through the process of recognising a variety of nail pathologies, and also understanding the epidemiology of ‘fungal nails’ and other causes of nail abnormalities.

This course will carefully discuss the variety of topical nail applications currently available, and teach you to confidently debride aggressively in order to achieve the best possible results for your patients. Methods of transungual delivery of antifungal agents are both safe and effective, and learning  appropriate patient selection is paramount.

Course Schedule

10am: Welcome and introduction to the day

10.05am: Student introductions

10.30am: PowerPoint – the Fungal Nail

11am: Coffee break

11.15am: PowerPoint: Recap the Skin

11.45am: PowerPoint: aggressive debridement, chemical ablation, Diafractory fungal test, Bifonazole, Nail surgery, Spirularin NS

12.15pm: Lunch Break

1pm: Tutor demonstration

Aggressive debridement, skin occlusion and the application of 40% urea and Bifonazole. choice of burrs, selection of topical antifungal agents.

1.15pm: students to assess each others feet. Check for skin and nail dermatophyte infection

1.30pm: silicone feet debriding and skin occlusion, plus application of 40% urea and Bifonazole (substitutes) to learn techniques. Discussion on the use of orange sticks to remove infected material following chemical ablation.

2.15pm: Discussion of product selection for continuing patient treatment. Including :

Emtrex, Lamisil spray, Spirularin NS.

3pm: The Diafractory fungal nail test and when to refer.

3.30pm: Q and As and certificate presentation

4pm Close

Tutor

Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.

This course is open and suitable for podiatrists and foot health practitioners.

Steroid & Viscosupplementation Injection Therapy Course

About the Course

For all registered HCPC Podiatrists with POM-A. Max. 10 delegates

Steroid injections are designed to give temporary relief to musculoskeletal sprains and strains of the lower limb as well as help to relieve acute episodes of inflammatory pain in joints and the tissue surrounding them in the foot and the lower leg. Steroid injections are also suitable for specific conditions such as Morton’s neuroma, which can be given temporary relief.

Delegates will learn when to, and how to, administer steroid injections for the benefit of their patients. It is essential that as clinical professionals you fully understand the contraindications of such injections and when not to administer.

New for 2024, in addition to Steroid Injection training delegates will learn alternatives for those who are unable to receive steroid injections. Such alternatives include Viscosupplements.

Viscosupplementation is a hyaluronic acid, a gel-like fluid, that is injected into a joint to relieve conditions such as osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that lubricates a joint thus reducing friction. Unlike a steroid injection which relieves inflammation of peripheral joints, viscosupplements seek to reestablish the elasticity and viscosity of the joint’s normal synovial fluids. Viscosupplements are fully available to all podiatrists.

The course will focus on the viscosupplemet range Ostenil from TRB Chemedica. TRB Chemedica specialise in biosynthetic Sodium Hyaluronate products: OSTENIL®, OSTENIL® MINI, and OSTENIL® PLUS which are all intra-articular injectable preparations of Sodium Hyaluronate for the treatment of degenerative joint disease. OSTENIL® TENDON, a visco-elastic solution for peritendinous or intrasheath injection, is designed to restore tendon function by reducing pain and enhancing tendon gliding.

Tutor

Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstCHP, MCPodS, has been at the forefront of developing and promoting soft tissue injection therapy in UK Podiatry for more than a decade, using prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and botulinum toxins. As one of the very early supplementary prescribers in UK podiatry, he was closely involved in developing independent prescribing, working with the Department of Health and the National Prescribing Centre on a single national prescribing framework. As a very experienced Independent Prescriber, he shares his detailed pharmacological understanding in a readily comprehensible fashion that helps delegates to gain the effective knowledge they require to be safe and effective users of these potent steroid agents. In addition to his busy hospital consultancies he also currently serves on the Department of Health working party on extending controlled drugs prescribing rights for podiatrist prescribers and NHS education England’s Foot Health Consortium leaders’ group.

Supported by TRB Chemedica

Venue

This course is held at Wiggins Centre, Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Plantation Lane, Tamworth, B78 3NG

The procedure is covered by the Institutes band 4 insurance for appropriately trained members and fellows with LA certification.

This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

This course is now FULLY BOOKED. To add your name to our waiting list please contact info@iocp.org.uk or call our team 01704 546 141

The pain-free, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment solution

This course will investigate nail pathologies frequently seen by podiatrists and foot health practitioners. We will discuss how we can use safe, simple and inexpensive treatment options that avoid surgery, require no anesthetic, have no recovery period, offer quick relief from pain, and can be repeated successfully without trauma.

Ingrowing toenails are one of the most frequent nail disorders which can impact in many ways on the patient.

Nail braces are a conservative, safe treatment that can be used for children, anxious patients, needle phobic patients, patients with diabetes and/or poor wound healing, PVD, nails that have had successful treatment for fungal nail which can grow flatter and wider, and for any patients you would prefer to prevent possible complications. They are evidence based, effective and affordable for the patient, and profitable for your practice.

During your training, you will learn about some different bracing systems available across our profession. You will then be shown in-depth the 3TO bracing systems; Podostripe and Podofix. You will spend the practical session focusing and applying these braces, until you are confident in each brace’s application and use. Furthermore you will be given an introduction to the COMBIped system.

3TO

3TO bracing systems are a registered Class 1 medical device

  • Easy to apply
  • Safe
  • Successful

3TO bracing systems are a superior nail correction system offering pain-free, simple, effective treatments for a variety of nail conditions including severe IGTNs with infection, for all your patients, even children, small nails, patients with diabetes and/or poor wound healing, PVD, anxious patients, and needle phobic patients.

3TO offer a variety of braces, ensuring a perfect fit every time, without any need for fiddly moulding. Clinicians can choose from Podostripe, Podofix and CombiPed systems. Each system offers a unique application and treatment, which can often be used in conjunction with one another, for highly successful results.

  • Adhesive braces for light cases, high-risk patients and as supplementary therapy
  • Wire braces for the professional treatment of e.g. rolled nails or ingrown nails
  • A combination of wire and glue-on brace for one-sided or double-sided treatment

The 3TO braces have no need for a primer, meaning they offer greater safety – Primers often contain methylacrylate, which can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation in susceptible people. Primers can additionally cause nail dehydration affecting the overall health of the nail.

Furthermore, 3TO braces do not have specific storage requirements and do not require different temperatures to be successful, they are not affected by time or temperature in application.

Course schedule

10.00 – 12.00 – Nail pathologies and treatments options for ingrown toenails. Nail braces – types, patient selection, research and evidence.

12.00 – 12.45 – Lunch

12.45 – 13.15 – Tutor demonstration

13.15 – 15.30 – Student practical’s

15.30 – 16.00 – Q&A

16.00 – Feedback, CPD certification, Kit allocations

16.30 – Finish

Course Completion

On completion of this course delegates will be able to purchase products to use immediately in their practice. Delegates will be given assistance by way of marketing materials and invited to join our trained practitioner private networking group where you can continue to receive guidance and expert support as you begin and continue to develop your nail bracing skills.

Tutor

Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.

Further your knowledge on actions in clinical emergencies by undertaking our short online assessment.

Each delegate will be sent 2 brochures via post in order to complete an online assessment.

The first is a detailed presentation written by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists covering anaphylaxis, CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED), the second is a handy size glossy AED & BLS First Aid 4th Edition handbook which is ideal for use in preparation for the online assessment and will prove invaluable as ongoing reference.

Use these two training guides to assist you with the classmarker assessment.

On successful completion you will receive CPD certification totalling 10 points.