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Programme 2018

Manchester Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Manchester 2018, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at Bridgewater Hall on the 12th June with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

You can earn 4.5 CPD hours from this event.

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


Stream 1

Michelle Falconer, Immunisation Nurse Specialist, Public Health England

Stream 2

Joanne McDonnell, Senior Nurse for Mental Health, NHS England

08.45-09.20 Registration and exhibition

Chair’s opening remarks [Stream 1]


Keynote – Tackling loneliness on a local and national scale

  • What we know about loneliness in the UK and why we must work together to tackle it.
  • National action to tackle loneliness.
  • Promising local approaches to reducing loneliness.

Olivia Field, Policy and Engagement Manager, The Loneliness Action Group – British Red Cross



Wound management: An update in best practice

  • Basic wound assessment and wound tissue type classifications.
  • 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.

David Nelson, Medical Affairs Specialist, ConvaTec

Sponsored by ConvaTec

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.

Julie Annakin, Independent Nurse Trainer

Sponsored by MSD

10.55-11.30 Exhibition and networking
11.30- 12.10

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.

Jill Hill, Co-Chair, TREND-UK

Sponsored by MSD

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.

Industry sponsorship in progress



Dilemmas in DOACs: A practical interactive session of case studies


  • Importance of effective communication between patient and healthcare profession.
  • Awareness of ‘low time in range’ for warfarin and impact on care.
  • How to review patients on DOACs – what should we be doing?

Industry sponsorship in progress


Session to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

12.55- 13.55 Exhibition and lunch
13.55- 14.35

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

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

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

Carol Cornmell, SRH registered trainer & General Practitioner, Torrington Medical Practice

14.35-15.00 Exhibition and networking
15.00- 15.40

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.

Jane Rowles, Clinical Nurse Manager, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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.

Lucy Webb, Associate Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University


Keynote – New NICE guidance on Asthma

  • Basics of asthma and airway inflammation.
  • Similarities and differences between the NICE and BTS/SIGN diagnostic guidelines.
  • Practical advice on conflicting guidelines.

Dr Binita Kane, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Manchester University Foundation Trust, Health Innovation Manchester


16.25 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, which includes a number of pharmaceutical companies including Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd, Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo Ltd, MSD, Mylan UK, Orion Pharma Ltd and Pfizer Ltd. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.