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Northampton Programme

Northampton Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Northampton 2018, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the Park Inn by Radisson on the 19th April with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

You can earn up to  4.5 CPD hours from this event.

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

08:40 – 09:15 Registration and exhibition
09:15 – 09:20

Stream 1: Chair’s opening remarks

Stream 2: Chair’s opening remarks

09:30 – 10:10

KEYNOTE: 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. 
10:10 – 10:50

Dilemmas in DOACs: A practical interactive session of case studies

  • Directing Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs).
  • Different types of DOAC.
  • Long term monitoring and management. 

Industry sponsorship in progress

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. 

Industry sponsorship in progress

10:50 – 11:20

Exhibition and networking

11:20 – 12:00

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

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

  • Outlining current issues.
  • Update on FSRH guidelines.
  • Changes to UKMEC.



12:05 –12:45

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.

Delivering personalised care to end of life patients 

  • Choosing the correct treatment course for optimum patient outcomes.
  • Assessment: Recognition, triggers and phases of illness.
  • Advanced care planning, including tools and communication skills.
12:45 – 13:40  Exhibition and lunch 
13:40 –  14:20

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress


Top tips for managing eating disorders in primary care

  • Updates on new NICE guidance.
  • Psychological treatments available and the likely benefits and limitations.
  • Physical and mental health comorbidities.
14:20– 14:45 Exhibition and networking
14:45 – 15:25

Antimicrobial stewardship: The evolving contribution of nursing

  • Antimicrobial stewardship in context.
  • Latest development within primary care and community nursing.
  • Nurses as communicators.
15:25 – 16:00

The campaign to end loneliness

  • How to identify the loneliest older adults.
  • Promising approaches to reducing loneliness in later life.
  • Practical applications of how organisations have addressed the issue.
16:00 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.