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Northampton Programme

Northampton 2017 Programme


Do not miss this annual opportunity to reflect and discuss your practice with your colleagues, and prepare for revalidation by accruing your required hours for participatory learning and CPD.

8.45 – 9.20 Registration and exhibition
 09.20 – 09.30

Stream 1:
Chair’s opening remarks

Stream 2
Chair’s opening remarks

9.30 – 10.10

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.

Supported by Janssen

 Impact and effectiveness of national immunisation programmes

  • What’s new?
  • Vaccines for special groups.
  • Strategies for improving vaccination rates.
10.15 – 10.55

Discovering the new therapies for asthma

  •  The potential of using Mepolizumab to treat severe asthma.
  • Defining the target population for new treatments.
  • NICE recommendations on drugs vs. inhalers


When does primary care turn into palliative care?

  • Symptom assessment and management.
  • Communication about prognosis and treatment preferences.
  • Treating depression in seriously ill patients.
10.55 – 11.30

Exhibition and networking

11.30 – 12.10

Optimising quality of life for heart failure patients

  • Intervention and treatment options.
  • Understanding the impact of comorbidities.
  • Giving patients and carers the skills to self-monitor.

Reviewing the treatment options for psoriasis

  •  Assessing disease severity and identifying co-morbidities.
  • First line and second line therapy for psoriasis.
  • Impact on functional, psychological and social well-being. 
12.15 –12:55

Managing urinary incontinence in women

  •  Risk factors and primary care assessment tools.
  • Stress, urge or mixed?
  • Outlining the available therapy options.

Promoting best practice in leg ulcer management

  • What are the causes?
  • Management techniques for leg ulcers – compression, leg elevation, exercise.
  • Ensuring patients the best possible chance of healing and preventing recurrence.
12:55 – 13:55  Exhibition, networking and lunch 
13.55 – 14.35

Mental health in patients with learning disabilities

  •  Delivering psychological interventions for mental health problems in people with learning disabilities.
  • Assessing communication needs and decision making capacity.
  • Outlining relevant safeguarding procedures.
14.35 – 15.00 Exhibition and networking
15.00 – 15.40

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. 
 15.40 – 16.20

Tackling the big obesity problem

  • Classification of obesity.
  • Managing obesity with existing comorbidities.
  • Lifestyle, behavioural, dietary and pharmacological interventions.
16.20 Close of conference

*Please note that this is a draft agenda and subject to change

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.