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Bristol Programme

Bristol 2017 Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Bristol 2017, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on the 25 May with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

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8.45 – 9.20 Registration and networking
9.20 – 9.30

Chair’s opening remarks

George Coxon, Chair, Mental Health Nursing Association (MHNA), Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

9.30 – 10.10

Achieving HbA1c targets is a challenge: How can SGLT2 inhibitors help you manage type 2 diabetes?

  • Current treatment options for patients.
  • Comparing SGLT2 inhibitors with sulphonylureas and DPP4 inhibitors.
  • Practical case studies.

Gwen Hall, Independent Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Supported by Janssen

10.15 – 10.55

Best practice in management of urinary incontinence in women

  • Risk factors and primary care assessment tools.
  • Stress, urge, mixed or functional?
  • Outlining the available therapy options.

Cath Williams, Locality Leader – Rurals, North Somerset Community Partnership

10.55 – 11.30

Exhibition and networking

11.30 – 12.10

Top tips for managing eating disorders in primary care

  • Diagnosis of eating disorders.
  • Advice for monitoring and providing support.
  • When to refer urgently and routinely.

Dr Dominique Thompson, Director of Service, Student’s Health Service, University of Bristol

12.15 – 12.55

Optimising quality of life for heart failure patients

  • Intervention and treatment options.
  • Understanding the impact of comorbidities.
  • Giving patients and carers the skills to self-monitor.

Sue Romain, Heart Failure Specialist Nurse, Bristol Community Health

12.55 – 13.55

Exhibition, networking and lunch

13.55 – 14.35

Reviewing the treatment options for psoriasis

  • Assessing disease severity and identifying comorbidities.
  • First line and second line therapy for psoriasis.
  • Impact on functional, psychological and social well-being.

Valerie Anderson, Dermatology Specialist Nurse, Sirona Care & Health

14.35 – 15.00 Exhibition and networking
15.00 – 15.40

Obesity: Is emotional eating the missing link?

  • Addressing the psychological barriers to weight loss.
  • The myths of weight loss motivation.
  • Practical how-to’s for time limited consultations.

Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Diabetes Nursing

15.45 – 16.25

Understanding sepsis: What’s new and what’s different?

  • Understanding the care pathway including epidemiology and recognition.
  • Key points from the NCEPOD report, cross system action plan and NICE guideline.
  • Recommendations on action nurses should take in the community. 

Amanda Pegden, Acute Medicine Consultant and Sepsis Lead, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

16.30 Close of conference

*Please note that this is a draft agenda and subject to change,

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting, which includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.