About this event

  • Date and time Mon 19 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Venous Forum

This Venous Forum 2020 webinar series will provide insightful updates and discussions on important aspects of venous diseases.

This fourth webinar will consider current best management of leg ulcers, including the results from the EVRA study and the implications for provision of services, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this webinar you will:

  • Know about the long-term results from the EVRA Study  
  • Understand the pathology that under lines chronic venous ulceration  
  • Discuss the current iteration of the National Wound Care Strategy Programme 
  • Understand the implications for provision of leg ulcer services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic  

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We would like to thank our sponsor Lohmann-Rauscher for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

The Royal Society of Medicine needs your support The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic. However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times. Now more than everas a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider making a donation  for joining this webinar. Thank you for your generosity. 

Key speakers

Mr Manj Gohel

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Speaker's biography

After undergraduate training in Bristol and specialist training in Gloucestershire, London and Brighton, Manj Gohel started his post as a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in Cambridge University Hospitals in 2012. He has had a strong academic and clinical interest in the management of venous ulceration and complex venous disease since 2002. Manj was an investigator in the landmark ESCHAR and EVRA venous ulcer trials. He has also supervised several BSc, MD and PhD students. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and holds and Associate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge. His main clinical interests is complex venous disease, including novel superficial venous interventions and deep venous stenting. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the RSM Venous Forum Section.

Mr Stephen Black

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Speaker's biography

Stephen is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon with his main NHS appointment at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital. Stephen was a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's Vascular Institute, St George's Hospital, London from 2010 until 2014. He also held an Honorary Consultant post at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust during this time. While at St Georges, in addition to offering a full vascular practice, he established and led the Deep Venous Reconstruction service offering intervention for patients with acute and chronic DVT. This quickly grew to become one of the largest such practices in Europe. In 2014 he was approached by St Thomas' hospital to move and run their Deep Venous and Lymphoedema service. Stephen completed his basic medical training in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand) before emigrating to the United Kingdom in 2001. He went on to complete a MD degree at St Marys Hospital and Imperial College, London in 2006. The subject of his MD thesis was virtual reality based training of surgeons to perform carotid surgery. This was under the supervision of Mr John Wolfe and Lord Ara Darzi. Following this Stephen completed his vascular training holding posts as a registrar at Ashford and St Peters Hospital, Frimley Park Hospital, Guys and St Thomas Hospital and St George's Hospital. He was first appointed as a consultant in 2010. He was awarded the fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery in 2011. Stephen specialises exclusively in vascular surgery and has interests in both arterial and venous disease. His arterial practice includes cover of aneurysmal disease (including endovascular techniques), carotid surgery for the treatment of stroke, treatment of diabetic vascular complications and peripheral vascular disease. His venous practice is well established and he has a particular interest in this field. He is well versed in modern minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of both superficial (varicose) and deep veins. He is the lead for deep venous surgery at St Thomas' Hospital. He is on the program committee for the European Venous Forum Hands on Workshops (EVF HOW) and the annual Charing Cross Vascular Symposium. The Charing Cross Symposium is one of the largest vascular meeting in the world. He has lectured widely on the subjects of treatment of acute and chronic DVT.

Dr Una Adderley

Director, National Wound Care Strategy Programme

Speaker's biography

Una is a Registered Nurse, District Nurse and Queen’s Nurse who has been involved in tissue viability clinical practice, education and research for over 20 years. Her background includes tissue viability specialist nursing, teaching undergraduate and post graduate nurses, contributing to a range of wound care research studies, researching judgement and decision making for wound care and campaigning to raise the profile of wound care. She is a reviewer for the Cochrane Wounds group, former Tissue Viability Society trustee and was instrumental in the creation of the Legs Matter campaign.

She has published widely on wound care, particularly in relation to leg ulceration. Una is now responsible for developing and delivering the new National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) which has been commissioned by NHS England. The NWCSP aims to improve the quality of wound care provision across England by reducing unwarranted variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes. It will achieve this through developing national evidence-based recommendations about:

  • Clinical care and service provision;
  • Use of existing data and data sources and the development of metrics to drive improvements in wound care outcomes;
  • Commissioning of services and supply and distribution of wound care dressings and interventions;
  • Workforce issues and the educational needs of all those involved in care delivery including patients, carers and non-clinical staff; and
  • Identifying gaps where evidence synthesis and further primary research are needed.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Ian Franklin, President, Venous Forum, Royal Society of Medicine and Mr Dan Carradice, Senior Lecturer in Vascular Surgery, Hull York Medical School, Honorary Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The long term EVRA results

Mr Manj Gohel, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

The role of deep venous pathology in chronic leg ulceration

Mr Stephen Black, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

The national wound care strategy programme: An update

Dr Una Adderley, Director, National Wound Care Strategy Programme

Panel discussion
Close of meeting




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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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