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Bristol 2018 Programme

We are pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Bristol 2018.  Your annual nursing event will be taking place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on the 6th September with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars. You can earn up to 5 CPD hours from this event.

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





8:40 – 9:15

Registration and networking

9:15 – 9:25

Chair’s opening remarks

Helen Lewis, Independent Specialist Nurse and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

9:25 – 10:05

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.

Jill Hill, Co-Chair, TREND-UK

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10:05 – 11:05

A practical guide on the shingles immunisation programme in England

  • 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.

Pauline MacDonald, Independent Consultant Nurse and Managing Director, Infection Matters Limited

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11:05 – 11:35

Exhibition and networking

11:35 – 12:20

Best practice management of chronic wounds on the lower leg

  • Choosing the correct treatment course for optimum patient outcomes.
  • Enabling patient-informed care.
  • Developing services to meet patient needs.

Sarah Gardner, Clinical Lead, Tissue Viability Service, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

12:20 – 13:00

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
Dr Paul Atkinson
Patient Online team at NHS England

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13:00 – 14:00

Exhibition, networking and lunch

14:00 – 14:40

Challenges in COPD care

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14:40 – 15:05

Exhibition and networking

15:05 – 15:50

Diagnosis and management of menopause

  • Diagnosis of perimenopause and menopause.
  • Managing short-term menopausal symptoms.
  • Long-term benefits and risks of HRT.

Debra Holloway, Nurse Consultant, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

15:50 – 16:30

Delivering personalised care to end of life patients

  • Holistic assessment and personalised care.
  • Communication about prognosis and treatment preferences.
  • Psychological support and screening for depression.

Cathy Freeman, Community Nurse Specialist, St Peters Hospice
Tom Aplin, Psychological Triage Professional, St Peters Hospice

16:30 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, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies; including Chiesi Ltd, GSK, MSD, Novartis, Orion Pharma and Pfizer Ltd. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.

*** Your delegate badge may, with your permission, be scanned by sponsor companies in the exhibition hall and at sponsored sessions.  If you allow your badge to be scanned, you agree for those companies to contact you about their products, events and/or services – some of which may be promotional in nature. If you do not wish to be contacted by our sponsor companies you have the right to not have your badge scanned when visiting a sponsored stand in the exhibition hall or attending sponsored sessions. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the sponsor.