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North East Programme 2018

North East Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice North East 2018, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the Hardwick Hall Hotel in Durham on the 9th May 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!

8.45 – 9.20 Registration and networking
9.20 – 9.30

Stream 1: Chair’s opening remarks

Stream 2: Chair’s opening remarks

9.30 – 10.10

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.

Sponsored by MSD

Best practice management of chronic wounds

  • Choosing the correct treatment course for optimum patient outcomes.
  • Understanding new pharmacological and dressing solutions.
  • New developments in infection control.
10.15 – 10.55

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


A practical session on shingles immunisation

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

Industry sponsorship in progress

10.55 – 11.25 Exhibition and networking

11.25 – 12.05

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

Session to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

12.10 – 12.50

New NICE Guidance on Asthma

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

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

  • Important points from FSRH guidance,
  • UKMEC 2016 changes.
  • Testing in primary care for STIs and treatments.
12.50 – 13.50 Exhibition and lunch
13.50 – 14.30

Understanding dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers

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

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.
14.30 – 15.00

Exhibition and networking

15.00 – 15.40

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.

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.
15.45 – 16.25

Keynote: Transgender Equality

  • Developing an inclusive clinical environment, welcoming diversity.
  • Recognising the wider context of mental health in relation to trans young people and their identity.
  • Resources for practice and community nurses.
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. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.