Summer School 2023

Urgo Medical Summer School 2023 graduation photo

This July we held the 2nd Annual Urgo Medical summer school.

This event brought together passionate clinicians to discuss and learn more about best practice in wound care and how we can all work towards better outcomes for patients.

We had a packed schedule for the day, with inspiring sessions from many fantastic speakers.

The day started off with our chair, Dr Karen Ousey, speaking about how the TVLC online capability framework can help eliminate unwarranted variation in care and why evidence-based practice is so important. This was followed by a panel discussion where Dr Caroline Dowsett, Dawn Douglas and Hollie Robinson shared they experiences of how evidence-based practice can be brought in to real life.

Continuing to address topics linked to the key competencies in the TVLC online competency framework, we heard from Michelle Goodeve and Andrew Douglas about how Diabetic foot ulcer care is everyone’s responsibility and Leanne Atkin then spoke about value of clinical pathways and how they can become a key part of safe and equitable care.

We were honoured to hear from so many great speakers and inspiring sessions but it wasn’t just a day for listening. As we progressed into the afternoon, Kelly Phillips and Dr Caroline Dowsett facilitated a fantastic workshop, designed to get our delegates thinking about a quality improvement project that they could undertake to make a difference in their area.

Our final two sessions of the day saw Barbara Conway speaking about the impact of pharmacotherapy on wound healing, an area sometimes neglected, and Heidi Sandoz sharing an inspiring story about transformational leadership in practice. This really highlighted the need for strong leaders within healthcare to drive change based on evidence, best practice and a desire to improve outcomes for patients.

It’s always great to see clinicians come together and engage in meaningful discussions about how we can work together to improve wound care for the better. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all our amazing speakers.