Courses & Events

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Course – NEW DATE

  • Date:
    Saturday, 22nd September 2018
  • Time:
    09.00am until 5.30pm
  • Location:
    The Wiggin training centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG.
  • Tutor:
    Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS

    Somuz Miah, CFPodM, BSc (PodM), Cert HTox, Dip Sp.I, PGC IP, MFPM RCPS (Glasg)

  • Cost:
    Members £365
    Non-members £385

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been successfully used in medicine for many years, focusing on areas such as wound healing and tissue repair. PRP uses the body’s own healing process to repair and rejuvenate the tissues.


Photo courtesy of Suzanna Vacha

The blood cells called Platelets (the name is due to their shape) mediate clotting and repair in damage involving blood vessels. In addition to this important function of haemostasis they have a wider role in that they can, at sites of injury or inflammation, mediate the actions of other immune-response cells and drive a healing response. The preparation of a platelet-rich serum from a patient’s own blood sample is an increasingly popular drug-free method of stimulating repair in injury to joints and soft tissue.

Photo courtesy of Martin Harvey

How will you benefit from Platelet Rich Plasma Training?

This treatment is an excellent add-on to your practice. It is becoming an increasingly popular treatment to help repair damage by using the body’s own healing process. This treatment is cost effective, with very little outlay. Patients who are opposed to using artificial products will be happier to try this treatment as it is completely natural and safe. It is used to treat many ailments including sports related injuries and wound healing.

About the course

This exciting one-day course covers the point-of-treatment collection, and preparation, of PRP and highlights its safe and effective use in intra-articular and peri-articular pathologies. Led by Podiatrist Independent Prescriber Martin Harvey. Using nothing more complex than a small benchtop centrifuge, the practitioner, after collecting the blood by simple venepuncture, can prepare and administer the resulting platelet-rich serum safely and without recourse to pharmacological medicines.

Podiatrists with an LA certificate do not require further annotations to be trained in and use this useful technique.


Photos courtesy of Suzanna Vacha

  • Delegate places are limited (Max 12)
  • This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • CPD certificates given on completion of training (8 credits)

“I attended the PRP course in Tamworth on Saturday. I am a member of both SOCAP and IOCP, and this the first course I have attended through the Institute. The course was excellent!” Paul


Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS

Martin has been at the forefront of developing soft tissue injection therapy in Podiatry for more than a decade. He regularly uses and teaches the use of not only injected steroidal agents but also injectable innovations such as 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

Somuz is a qualified Sports Injury Practitioner (Diploma Sports injuries & Electro Therapy, 15 years).  He has been practising podiatry for over 17 years and is a Consultant Podiatrist Prescriber & Member of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow. He is an OFQUAL and SQA qualified trainer in safeguarding children and adults, first aid, anaphylaxis, oxygen and defibrillation. Somuz has more than 12 years’ experience in teaching/training with qualifications `Certificate Teaching Skill Evidence Based Medicine’, & ‘Level 3 Award in Education & Training’ Certification as well as IOCP`s award for `Outstanding Contribution Towards Education` (2015).

This course is held at The Wiggin training centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG.

Photo courtesy of Martin Harvey

There is on-site parking available (car park charges apply) and the Hospital is very conveniently located some 3 minutes journey from Junction 10 of the M42 motorway via the A5 bypass, making it an easily accessible location from the M6, M5, A5 as well as Tamworth mainline railway station and Birmingham international airport. Packed lunches can be pre-arranged at extra charge onsite (vegetarian options if required).

How to Book

Email or telephone 01704 546141 for all queries

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