Courses & Events

Advanced Practice

  • Date:
    19th October 2024
  • Time:
    9.00am - 4pm
  • Location:
    The Institute of Podiatrists
    Clinical Training Centre
    150 Lord Street
    Southport, PR9 0NP
  • Tutor:
    Gaynor Wooldridge

  • Cost:
    £249 CoFH Members ONLY

This course is only open to members of The College of Foot Health

Max. 10 delegates.

This intensive and highly-practical Advanced Practice training day is designed specifically to reconfirm the skills you have already learnt and are practicing, further developing and advancing your expertise as a Foot Health Practitioner.

The course will focus, but is not limited to, the following:

  • How to perform PNR (partial nail resection) with appropriate use of Clauberg nippers, blacks file and mosquito forceps
  • How to recognize and appropriately treat IPK (intractable plantar keratosis). What is it? Is it a corn? Other treatments to offer? 
  • Wound care, dressings and use of medical honey
  • Dermatology – recognizing psoriasis and dermatitis, including dyshidrotic eczema, and atopic dermatitis, plus appropriate treatments
  • When to, and how to, appropriately refer

A highly practical afternoon will involve patient assessment, PNR, IPK, heloma, wound care, use of dermatoscopes for skin issue recognition.

The course will be held at The Institute of Podiatrists clinical training Centre in Southport. Delegates will be practicing on specifically chosen patients.

On completion of the course, course delegates will receive an Advanced Practice Certificate, as well as a ‘working goodie bag’ that includes: Medical Honey, Mosquito forceps, Clinisept, copy of all slides and associated information.

Refreshments provided throughout the day. Lunch included.


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.

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