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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

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

Stream 2: Chair’s opening remarks

Jean Golightly, Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG, NHS South Tees CCG

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.

June James, Co-Chair, TREND-UK, Nurse Consultant (Diabetes), Honorary Associate Professor, University of Leicester

Sponsored by MSD

Best practice management of chronic wounds on the lower leg

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

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


10.15 – 10.55

Detecting arrhythmias

Sponsored by Daiichi-Sankyo

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.

Wendy Simpson, Independent Immunisation Trainer

Sponsored by MSD

10.55 – 11.25 Exhibition and networking

11.25 – 12.05

Effective management of arthritis

  • Recognising the different types of arthritis.
  • Pain management and factors that affect pain.
  • Tips for joint protection.

Sandra Robinson, Senior Rheumatology Research Nurse, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker recommended by Arthritis Research UK

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

12.10 – 12.50

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.

Isabel Quinn, Palliative Care Specialist Nurse and Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University Newcastle


Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

  • Important points from FSRH guidance.
  • UKMEC 2016 changes.
  • Testing in primary care for STIs and treatments.

Dr Janet Gallagher, Associate Specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, South Tyneside Foundation Trust

12.50 – 13.50 Exhibition and lunch
13.50 – 14.30

Understanding dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers

  • Dementia diagnosis and the UK context.
  • The lived experience of families affected by dementia.
  • The importance of a supportive education.
  • Admiral Nursing – a compassionate approach to care. 

Suzanne Wightman, Admiral Nurse Professional and Practice Development Facilitator, Dementia UK


Recognising and managing autism spectrum conditions in primary care

  • An overview of autism and ASD.
  • Associated illness and comorbidities.
  • Signposting to support services.

Angela Lockyear, CCG Learning Disability and Autism Clinical Lead, Sunderland CCG
Carole Rutherford,
 Director of Services, Autism in Mind


14.30 – 15.00

Exhibition and networking

15.00 – 15.40

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.

Melissa Canavan, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Respiratory Care Solutions


Common skin lesions in primary care

  • Skin lesion recognition.
  • How to diagnose and manage common skin lesions and skin cancer.

Dr Christy Chou, Trust plastic surgeon, University Hospital of Durham, Primary Care Surgeon, Dermatology department, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust

15.45 – 16.25

Keynote: Dignity of care for transgender patients

  • Developing an inclusive clinical environment, welcoming diversity.
  • Recognising the wider context of mental health in relation to transgender patients of all ages.
  • Resources for practice and community nurses.

Marianne Oakes, Lead Councillor, GenderGP

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