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Manchester 2017 Programme*


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08.45-9.20 Registration and exhibition

Chair’s opening remarks

Una Adderley, Lecturer in Community  Nursing, University of Leeds, Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Chair’s opening remarks

Mary Moore, Chief Nurse, Bolton CCG


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.

Jill Hill, Co-Chair, TREND-UK

Sponsored by MSD

Impact and effectiveness of national immunisation programmes

  • What’s new?
  • Vaccines for special groups.
  • Strategies for improving vaccination rates.

Representative from Public Health England

10.15 – 10.55

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.

Adele West, Diabetes Nurse, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Supported by Janssen

When does primary care turn into palliative care?

  • Supporting patients with long term conditions in the community.
  • Developing personalised management plans to achieve optimum health levels.
  • Working with Social Services, GPs, nursing home staff and the voluntary sector to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

John Timmins, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Central Manchester University Hospitals

10.55 -11.30 Exhibition and networking
11.30 – 12.10

Are we doing enough for the high risk CVD patient in primary care?

  • Reducing CV risk in high risk patients – the time to act is now.
  • Focus on modifiable risk factors – in practice what options do you have?
  • Local strategies to treat the high risk patients and evidence and rationale that support them.

Michael Jackson, Specialist Pharmacist for Pulmonary Hypertension and Anticoagulation, Lead Pharmacist for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Services, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust 

Sponsored by MSD

Liver cirrhosis: There’s more of it out there than you think

  • Recognising cirrhosis in asymptomatic individuals.
  • What are the causes?
  • Outlining the advancement of Hepatitis C management.

Esther Pears, Lead Hepatology Specialist Nurse Practitioner, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Jessy Joseph, Hepatology Specialist Practitioner, Manchester Royal Infirmary

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?

Samantha Prigmore, Respiratory Nurse Consultant, St George’s University Hospitals

Supported by Novartis

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.

Clair Priestley, Tissue Viability Nurse Lead, North Manchester

12.55 – 13.55 Exhibition and lunch
13.55 – 14.35

KEYNOTE: Laugh, don’t leak: Incontinence isn’t funny

  • The incidence of incontinence and its impact on women’s lives.
  • What advice to give women.
  • Where to refer and why you should.

Elaine Miller, Pelvic Physiotherapist and Comedian

14.40 – 15.20

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.

Emma Duane, Sepsis Lead Nurse, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Management of epilepsy in primary care and the community

  • Understanding different seizure types.
  • Tailoring treatment plans for the individual.
  • Advice for specific groups.

Carrie Burke, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

15.20 – 15.45 Exhibition and networking
15.45 -16.25

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.

Susan Ashcroft-Simpson, Dementia Lead, Admiral Nurse, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

16.30 Close of Conference

*AstraZeneca have supported this event through exhibition space, but have had no influence on the conference agenda.