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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
9.20 – 9.30

Stream 1:
Chair’s opening remarks

Marilyn Eveleigh, Independent Nurse Consultant and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Stream 2
Chair’s opening remarks

Corrine Lang, Lead Nurse Practitioner, Abbey Medical Practice

9.30 – 10.10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Contemporary issues facing nursing and health services across the UK

  • The financial challenges facing the health service.
  • The impact of lifestyle induced conditions on the population.
  • The role and evolvement of nurses in the coming decades.

Dr Peter Carter, OBE, Independent Healthcare Consultant and Former Chief Executive, Royal College of Nursing

10.15 – 10.55

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

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. 

Carla Renton, Information and Communications Manager, Psoriasis Association

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.

Claire Eyles, Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, Northampton General Hospital

Impact and effectiveness of national immunisation programmes

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

David Green, Nurse Consultant – Immunisations, Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Dept, National Infection Service, Public Health England

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.

Nicola Bianchi, Clinical Manager Continence Service, City Health Clinic

Managing the resurgence of bacterial STIs

  • What does the epidemiology suggest?
  • What are some of the risk factors for men and women?
  • How do we minimise and manage risk?

Malikha McDonald, Sexual Health Trainer and Communications Specialist

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.

Martin Bollard, Associate Head of School (Research), School of Nursing, Midwifery  and Health, Coventry University

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. 

Nicola Shoebridge, Sepsis Nurse, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Emma Evans, Sepsis Nurse, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

15.40 – 16.20

Obesity: Is emotional eating the missing link?

  • Addressing the psychological barriers to weight loss.
  • The myths of weight loss motivation.
  • Practical how-to’s for time limited consultations.

Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Diabetes Nursing

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.