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Wed, 24 May



CPD Events on Wound Care

These two sessions will focus on safe practice, referral pathways and complete wound management.

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CPD Events on Wound Care
CPD Events on Wound Care

Time & Location

24 May 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


About the Event

Two CPD sessions on wound care, hosted by podiatric wound care experts Dr Althea Carruth and Dr Lea Whittington.

These two sessions will focus on safe practice, referral pathways and complete wound management. Each session will be uploaded to our member website after the event, and we recommend you watch the first ahead of the second.

For attendance at each session you will receive a certificate for one hour, a total of two hours for both sessions. 

Dr Althea Page Carruth PhD, MBA, BSc (Hons), DPod M.

Originally from Britain where she had a background in NHS management and then education. She came to New Zealand in the early 1990s where she led the Podiatry course as it made its transition from a diploma course to a degree at CIT in Wellington.

She has had many podiatric and health care delivery interests over the years. However, from the beginning of a long career she ran high risk diabetic clinics at Barts Hospital, London and she has maintained her interest in the management of diabetes as a whole and the management of the diabetic foot. Her PhD was focused on diabetes and its management in rural areas which she completed in Australia in 2012.

She is a member of the New Zealand Wound Care Society and, among other positions, is on the Pressure Injury Advisory Group and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance representing NZ in the development of the 4th Edition of the International Pressure Injury Guidelines.

She is currently back working in Central Otago where she has a podiatry practice.

Dr Lea Whittington DPodM,  BSc (Hons), MSc,  PhD, PGCE-(Post compulsory Education).

Lea is a highly qualified and experienced educator and clinician with a career spanning over 25 years, in a number of countries, comprising clinical, academic, research and leadership roles.

She has maintained a passion and commitment to managing the high risk foot throughout her career completing a Doctorate (PhD) at Canterbury Christ Church University UK in complex wound healing, including, time at the McIndoe Unit-Regional Treatment Centre for burns in the UK - if you want to understand complex this is a good place to start. Before this she spent a period of residency as a surgical registrar in a Podiatric surgery unit. She is a qualified podiatry prescriber POMs UK.

Currently, she is the Clinical Lead High Risk foot service podiatrist for the Mid-Central Region, combining sessional lecturing and independent consultancy. She has contributed to the International Pressure Injury Guidelines (2019) on Infection and Biofilms as she also has a Masters in Microbiology/Parasitology. She is the current Chair of Podiatry Medical Practitioners CPD Network, a member of the Educational Advisory group NZWCS, where she works on projects with Althea and colleagues, and the Advanced Practicing Podiatrist Group of Australia.


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