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Yorkshire Programme

Yorkshire Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Yorkshire 2017, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at Sheffield City Hall on the 19th September 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!

8.40 Registration and networking 
9.20 – 9.30

Chair’s opening remarks

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

Chair’s opening remarks

Rhian Last, Education Lead, Education for Health

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.

Dr Andrew Vance, GP, Oldham

Supported by Janssen

Management of epilepsy in primary care and the community 

  • Understanding different seizure types.
  • Tailoring treatment plans for the individual.
  • Advice for specific groups.

Nicola Smith, Team Leader – Epilepsy Specialist Nurses, Department of Neurology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

10.15 – 10.55

An update on the national shingles immunisation programme

  • Providing an overview of the UK’s shingles immunisation programme since its start in 2013.
  • Reviewing the current vaccination uptake rates as the programme reaches the half-way point of the “catch up programme”.
  • Considering the challenges of implementing the shingles immunisation programme and clarifying recent changes to the eligibility criteria for the Shingles Vaccination Programme.

Wendy Simpson, Independent Immunisation Trainer

Sponsored by MSD

Delivering personalised care to end of life patients

  • Supporting patients with long term conditions in the community.
  • Communication about prognosis and treatment preferences.
  • Treating depression in seriously ill patients.

Lynne Ghasemi, Senior Sister, St Luke’s Hospice Sheffield

10.55 – 11.30

Exhibition and networking

11.30 – 12.10

Promoting best practice in leg ulcer management

  • What are the causes?
  • Management techniques for leg ulcers – compression, leg elevation and exercisce.
  • Ensuring patients the best possible chance of healing and preventing recurrence.

Clair Priestley, Tissue Viability Nurse Lead, North Manchester

Alcohol use disorders: How much is too much?

  • Discussing alcohol problems in the primary care consultation.
  • Setting goals for reducing alcohol consumption.
  • Managing alcohol related psychiatric and physical complications.

Judith Williams, Specialist Addiction Nurse, Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust

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.

Deborah Makepeace, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Continence, Urology and Colorectal Service, Leeds Community Healthcare

 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.

Dr George Moncrieff, GPSI Dermatology and Chair, Dermatology Council for England

12.55 – 13.55

Exhibition and lunch


13.55 – 14.35

Liver cirrhosis: There’s more of it out there than you think

  • Recognising cirrhosis in asymptomatic individuals.
  • What are the causes?
  • Outlining the advancement of Hepatitis C management.

Elaine McFarlane, Hepatology Nurse Specialist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

What happens before and after treatment for prostate cancer?

  • Outlining the treatments and potential side effects.
  • Monitoring patient progress and measuring PSA.
  • Providing guidance and advice.

Jan Farrell, Nurse Consultant Urology, Rotherham Hospital NHS Trust

14.40 – 15.20

Understanding dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers

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

Patsy Pope, Dementia Specialist, All About Dementia

15.20 – 15.45 Exhibition and networking 
15.45 – 16.25

 ‘Think sepsis’ in the community 

  • Identifying the risk factors for sepsis.
  • ‘Think sepsis’ to promote early recognition and diagnosis.
  • Managing a person with suspected sepsis in the community.

Dr Lee Cutler, Consultant Nurse – Critical Care, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Foundation Trust, Specialist Advisor, Care Quality Commission

16.30 Close of conference 

*Please note that the programme is subject to change

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting. These include Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, GlaxoSmithKline, Grunenthal, Janssen, MSD, NAPP, Novartis, Nutricia, Orion, Pfizer and Teva UK LImited. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.