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Birmingham Programme

Birmingham Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Birmingham 2018, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the National Conference Centre on the 28th June with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

You can earn up to  4 CPD hours from this event.

Don’t miss your chance to attend – register today!

8:45-9:20 Registration and networking
9:20-9:30 Chair’s opening remarks

Stream 1

Marilyn Eveleigh, Independent Nurse Consultant and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Stream 2

Donna Davenport, RGN, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Stream 3

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Dave Munday, Lead Professional Officer, Unite the Union, Health Visitor and Nurse



Addressing the challenges of non-valvular AF-related stroke with case studies

Karen Beale, Anticoagulation Lead Nurse Specialist, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Sponsored by Daiichi-Sankyo

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

New NICE guidance on asthma

  • Updates on diagnosing: Spirometry, FeNO and reversibility testing.
  • Implications for nurses of the new guidelines.
  • Two guidelines suggesting different approaches: NICE vs BTS/SIGN.

Viv Marsh, Education Lead, Education for Health, Asthma Nurse Specialist, Dudley CCG


Tips for managing anxiety disorders in primary care

  • Diagnosis of anxiety disorders.
  • Advice for monitoring and providing support.
  • Presentation of generalised anxiety disorders co-morbid with other anxiety and depressive disorders.
10:15-10:45 Exhibition and networking

65+: Keeping well with type 2 diabetes after metformin

  • Explain why it is important to keep people with diabetes well as they get older.
  • Describe the impact of diabetes on ageing.
  • Describe the impact of ageing on diabetes.
  • Consider the appropriate choice of blood glucose therapy after metformin.
  • Give advice to support people with diabetes to keep well in later life.

Erica Richardson, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

Sponsored by MSD

Wound management: An update in best practice

  • Basic wound assessment and wound tissue type classification.
  • Overview of local wound factors that delay healing; exudate, infection & biofilm.
  • A practical approach on dressing selection based on best evidence in the management of acute and chronic wounds, including case studies.

Maria Poole, Senior Medical Affairs Specialist, ConvaTec

Sponsored by ConvaTec

Inspired logic: Current and future treatment of COPD

  • The burden of COPD and impact of exacerbations.
  • The latest guidelines.
  • Where pharmacotherapy fits in with COPD guidelines.

Sponsored by Chiesi

Recognising and managing autism spectrum conditions in primary care

  • Understanding the role of the practice and community nurse in highlighting suspected ASD.
  • Supporting families to access appropriate resources.
  • Identifying other clinical and behavioural implications of ASD.

Assessment and care of patients with CKD

  • Classification and stages of CKD – which patients are at risk?
  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Preventing or delaying the progression of CKD.

GP online services – the digital transformation of primary care – for nurses and patients

  • What are GP online services and how do they integrate into my daily working life?
  • What are the benefits for me and for my patients?
  • The role of the Digital Nursing Champion.

Jennie Smith, Engagement and Support Manager, Patient Online team at NHS England

Sponsored by NHS England

Session to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

Depression and person centered care

  • Promoting improved recognition in depression, and identifying severity of the diagnosis.
  • Treatment options available.
  • Long term management and co-morbid conditions.
12:15-13:15 Exhibition and lunch

Effective management of arthritis

  • Recognising the different types of arthritis.
  • Pain management and factors that affect pain.
  • Tips for joint protection.

Cath Thwaites, Lecturer/Practitioner in Rheumatology Nursing, Keele University, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Hospitals Trust

A practical session on shingles immunisation

  • Provide an overview of shingles and its possible complications.
  • Provide understanding of the shingles National Immunisation Programme including eligibility.
  • Discuss best practice examples of implementation of the programme at a local level.

Pauline MacDonald, Independent Consultant in Infection Prevention and Control, and Immunisation

Sponsored by MSD

A guide to dermatology in primary care

  • What are the most common presentations of skin problems?
  • Assessing disease severity and suitable treatment.
  • Impact on functional, psychological and social well being.

Tracey O’Shea, Lead GP in Dermatology

Understanding dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers

  • Understanding behaviour.
  • Communication skills.
  • Supporting family carers.

Debbie Callow, Admiral Nurse (RMN Specialist), End of Life Partnership & Dementia UK


14:00-14:30 Exhibition and networking

‘Dying to meet us’ – A holistic approach to care at end of life

  • Supporting patients with long term conditions in the community.
  • Communication about prognosis and treatment preferences.
  • Holistic assessment, psychological support and depression screening.

Juliet Cross, Community Palliative Care CNS, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Tracey Grinell, Clinical Nurse Manager, Fair Oaks Day Hospice
Sindy Dhallu, 
Clinical Operations Manager – Palliative & End of Life Care, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

@WalsallPall @SindyDhallu @fairoakshospice

An update on the latest in travel vaccinations

  • Why do a travel risk assessment?
  • Vaccines – what’s new?
  • Advising patients when there is no vaccine – malaria and the Zika virus.

An update on cervical screening and cancer prevention

  • What is best practice in cervical screening?
  • Discuss clinical history, the test and its results.
  • HPV vaccine – progress and impact so far.

Long term pain conditions: Are we facing an opioid crisis?

  • Assessment and diagnosis.
  • Non-invasive treatments; self-management, exercise and psychological options.
  • What is the extent of opioid addiction in the UK?

Dr Amelia Swift, Senior Lecturer, Nursing, University of Birmingham, Non-medical Clinical Academic Lead, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Keynote: Addressing the gaps in mental health services

  • Recent achievements in mental health services.
  • Key improvements needed, and current focus.
  • How will changes be implemented.

Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director, NHS England


16:00 Close of conference

*Please note, this information is correct at the current time. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning. 

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo Ltd, MSD, Mylan UK, Orion Pharma and Pfzier Ltd. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.