Event date: 25th October 6.30-7.30pm
A Legs Matter webinar delivered in partnership with Flen Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) dedicated this year’s World Patient Safety Day, 2023, as the year to elevate the patient’s voice, to engage patient led decision making in healthcare. Compassionate healthcare is dedicated to listening to what matters to patients and families as users of the health and care system. Engaging patients in shared decision making around their health enables a personalised approach and might lead to helping individuals identify and understand their personal responsibilities and commitment towards their health. Legs Matter has raised concerns in the systematic failures in leg and foot care and has built a campaign to uncover the hidden harm crisis in lower limb management.
Content of the webinar
This webinar will look to discuss how clinicians can be inclusive in lower limb wound care for all service users and explores the enablers of a meaningful consultation for those living with a learning disability, and how reasonable adjustments must be made to enable this group of patients to have full involvement in their wound care.
It also raises the alarm that health care providers must advocate for inclusivity and align themselves with the Global Patient Safety Action Plan, 2021-2030 and do more to explore the barriers of inclusive health and social care to prevent either direct or indirect harm.
Who should attend?
- Community nursing and podiatry teams
- Tissue Viability and MDTs in lower limb care
- Primary care teams: GPs, Pharmacists and General Practice Nurses, First Point of Contact Clinicians and Advanced Practitioners
- Industry partners and supporters
- Directors of Nursing and AHPs
- Chief Nurses from ICS
- NHSE EDI teams
- Social Prescribers
Joanne Casey – Professional Development Lead, Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod)
Dr Lindsey Cherry – Associate Professor of Personalised Care, University of Southampton and Podiatrist, Central Southampton Primary Care Network
Lindsey has authored 50+ papers, several book chapters, and is a member or chair of various national and international committees.
Martin Furlong – Head of Employment Relations at the Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod)
Martin worked previously as a union officer in the airline industry, telecoms and the civil service before moving onto to his current role covering members in the NHS and private healthcare. Prior to becoming a trade union officer Martin was a lay rep for many years in the finance industry and joined a union on his first day at work in 1982.
At RCPod he leads on all employment and EDI issues as well as heading up the team dealing with Professional issues in Podiatry.
Ciara Lawrence – Engagement Lead at learning disability Charity Mencap
Ciara has lived experience of a learning disability. Her work involves talking and listening to people with a learning disability to make the work of Mencap more inclusive. She is an Ambassador for Grace Women charity, Eve Appeal and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Patron of Dance Syndrome and Trustee for Sunnybank Trust and is also a Podcaster.