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London Programme

London Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice London 2017, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at London Olympia on the 26th September with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

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

8.45 – 9.20 Registration and networking
9.20 – 9.30 Chair’s opening remarks

Chronic Conditions

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

am: Dermatology and  Wound Care

pm: Women’s and men’s health

Public Health

Corrine Lang, Lead Nurse Practitioner, Abbey Medical Practice

Mental Health

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.

Supported by Janssen

Promoting best practice in leg ulcer management

  • What are the causes?
  • Management techniques for leg ulcers – compression, leg elevation and exercise.
  • Ensuring patients the best possible chance of healing and preventing recurrence.

Sylvie Hampton, Independent Tissue Viability Consultant Nurse, Wound Care Consultants Ltd


Session to be confirmed (COPD)
Supported by Boehringer Ingelheim

Alcohol use disorders in primary care: How much is too much?

  • Discussing alcohol problems in the primary care consultation.
  • Setting goals for reducing alcohol consumption.
  • Managing alcohol related psychiatric and physical complications.

Stacey Smith, Director of Nursing and Clinical Practice, Change, Grow, Live


10.15 – 10.55

Diagnosing and managing Atrial Fibrillation in primary care

• Recognising different presentations of AF and detection in asymptomatic individuals.
• How and when to follow a rate control or rhythm control treatment strategy.
• Assessing risk of stroke and outlining anticoagulation options. 

Reviewing the treatment options for psoriasis

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

Nicola Ball, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Bristol

A case study in COPD: From prevention to treatment

Tracy Kirk, Nurse Consultant in Respiratory Disease and Director, The Primary Care Respiratory Training Centre

Supported by Pfizer

Better health and healthier lives: Getting care right for people with learning disabilities

• Care adjustments.
• Improving care.
• Enhancing and saving lives.

Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse Intellectual (Learning) Disabilities

10.55 – 11.30

Exhibition and networking

11.30 – 12.10

Progressive renal disease: How to manage with co-existing type 2 diabetes

  • Progression of type 2 diabetes.
  • Impact of chronic kidney disease.
  • How best to monitor renal function.

Sponsored by MSD

Hot topics in osteoporosis: Treatment and care

• Current guidance on drug treatments.
• Impact of physical activity and diet.
• Calcium supplements – who needs them?

Sarah Leyland, Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse, National Osteoporosis Society


Delivering personalised care to end of life patients

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

Jane Naismith, Nurse Consultant, St Joseph’s Hospice

Top tips for managing eating disorders in primary care

• Diagnosis of eating disorders.
• Advice for monitoring and providing support.
• What do the NICE guidelines say?

Mandy Scott, Registered Mental Health Nurse and Co-founder, Personalised Eating Disorder Support



12.15 – 12.55

Difficult to control asthma: What is the best solution?

  • What is difficult and what is severe asthma?
  • What are the treatment options for this complex patient group?
  • When to refer.

Supported by Novartis

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

  • Outlining current issues.
  • Signs, symptoms and treatment of common STIs.
  • Update on FRSH contraception guidelines. 

Malikha McDonald, Sexual Health Trainer and Communication Specialist 

‘Think sepsis’ in the community

  • Identifying the risk factors for sepsis.
  • ‘Think sepsis’ to promote early recognition and diagnosis.
  • Managing a person with suspected sepsis in the community.

Nicola Shoebridge, Sepsis Nurse, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Emma Evans, Sepsis Nurse, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Understanding dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers

  • Diagnosis and treatments including Person Centred Care.
  •  The lived experience of the individual with dementia.
  • Education and support for carers, staff and service users.

Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO, Dementia UK


12.55 – 13.55

Exhibition, networking and lunch

13.55 – 14.35

If only people did what we know is good for them

  • Gaining an appreciation of the human tendency to resist persuasion.
  • Understanding the impact of advice.
  • Insight into more effective behaviour change.

Jan Procter King, Practice Nurse, The Ridge Medical Practice

14.35 – 15.00

Exhibition and networking   
15.00 – 15.40

Nursing leaders: Who represents nurses in the community?

  • Future reorganised health and social care structures need a strong nursing voice.
  • The majority of nurses are not employed in the NHS.
  • Independently employed nurses need to recognise and support their nurse leaders in the community.

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

An update on the latest in travel immunisation

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

Nalini Brown, Nurse Manager, Travel Health Specialist, London Travel Clinic


15.40 – 16.20

Tackling the big obesity problem

  • The challenge we face.
  • The need for leadership, engagement and policy.
  • Preventative measures required.

Tam Fry, Spokesperson, National Obesity Forum, Expert Advisory Team Member, Action on Sugar, Patron, Child Growth Foundation

16.20 Close of conference