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London 2018 Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice London 2018, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at London Olympia on the 25th 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!

8:40-9:20 Event opens
Registration and networking
9:20-9:30 Chair’s opening remarks

Stream 1

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

Stream 2

Una Adderley, Lecturer in Community Nursing, University of Leeds

Stream 3

Dr Jonathan Webster, Director of Nursing (London region), NHS England

Stream 4: Mental Health
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Dave Munday, Health Visitor and Lead Professional Officer, Unite the Union



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.

Nneka Agbasi, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust

Sponsored by 


Wound management: An update in best practice

  • Basic wound assessment and wound tissue type classification.
  • Overview of local wound factors that delay healing; exudate, infection and biofilm.
  • A practical approach on dressing selection based on best evidence in the management of acute and chronic wounds, including case studies.

Bronwen Lafferty, Medical Affairs Specialist, ConvaTec

Sponsored by 


What you need to know about flu – 2018/19 update

  • Provide an overview on the most recent UK epidemiological data on influenza and why is it so important.
  • Provide an overview of the latest influenza vaccine guidance from NHS England, the Department of Health, Public Health England, the Green Book, and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
  • Provide an overview of available flu vaccines, particularly for those aged 65 years and over.

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Crisis intervention in individuals who are suicidal

  • How psychological factors may contribute to emotional distress and suicidality.
  • Important targets for intervention.

Luke Sullivan, Clinical Psychologist, Lambeth Home Treatment Team,  Men’s Minds Matter, Men’s Institute


Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

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 Adam Paxton, Digital Clinical Champion, Patient Online team at NHS England

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Effective management of arthritis

  • Recognising different types of arthritis.
  • Pain management and factors that affect pain.
  • Exploring the red flags around arthritis.

Dr Louise Warburton, GPwSI in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine, NHS Telford and Wrekin

Alcohol use disorders in primary care

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

Adrian Brown, Alcohol and Drugs Nurse Specialist, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West University Trust


Exhibition and networking


Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress 

Contraception: are we failing younger women?

  • Identify LARCs as the most effective contraception for women of any reproductive age.
  • Know counselling techniques that may help young women understand their contraceptive options and the advantages of LARC.
  • Feel that you can take the opportunity to discuss the full range of contraception at every appropriate consultation.

Dr Zara Haider, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

This session has been organised and funded by Bayer



Vaccination uptake: navigating the challenges

  • Build confidence in assessing if individuals need vaccination based on their risk
  • Learn about evidence based techniques to help improve vaccine confidence in patients
  • Hear case studies about improvements in vaccination coverage rates through simple changes to practice

This non-promotional meeting has been organised and sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur.

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An overview of risk at CAMHS

  • Working with high risk patients, and early intervention.
  • How nurses can promote good mental well-being.
  • Why patients don’t attend.

Lucille Balcombe, Lead Nurse CAMHS, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


The role of practice and community nurses in appropriate antibiotic use

  • Overview of TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit.
  • What does antimicrobial stewardship mean to you?
  • Educating patients around appropriate antibiotic use.

Rosie Allison, Research Assistant, Primary Care Unit, Public Health England

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.

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.

Dr Phil Rice, Consultant Virologist, Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and management

  • ADHD as a lifelong condition.
  • ADHD in females.
  • Assessment and treatment.
  • What makes a good referral.

Teresa Jennings, Senior Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Exhibition and lunch



Keynote: Understanding dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers

  • The most common symptoms of dementia we encounter every day.
  • Practical tips for troubleshooting communication deficits and resistance to delivery of physical care.
  • Different stages require different techniques; a short cut.

Patsy Pope, Dementia Specialist, All About Dementia

Keynote: Dignity of care for transgender patients

  • Developing an inclusive clinical environment, welcoming diversity.
  • Recognising the wider context of mental health in relation to transgender patients of all ages.
  • Resources for practice and community nurses.

Dr Kate Nambiar, Clinical research fellow, Speciality Doctor in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust


Exhibition and networking


Nutritional journey through life – A critical factor for health and disease

  • The sugar tax – a solution or distraction for childhood obesity?
  • New ‘trends’ in diet in 2018.
  • Nutrition related illness – prevention is the end game.

Farhat Hamid, Head of Nutrition & Dietetic Services Brent, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Long term pain conditions: Appropriate management versus the opioid crisis

  • Assessment and diagnosis.
  • Medical management and addiction issues in the UK.
  • Non-invasive treatments; self-management, exercise and psychological options.

Dr Johanna Theron, Specialist Doctor and Clinical Lead, Chronic Pain, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Innovative person-centered care for people with chronic kidney disease

  • Classification and stages of CKD: Which patients are at risk?
  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Preventing or delaying the progression of CKD.
  • Strategies for self-management.

Professor Nicola Thomas, Professor of Kidney Care, London South Bank University



New NICE guidance on asthma

  • Updates on diagnosing; Spirometry, FeNO and reversibility testing.
  • Implications for nurses of the new guidelines.
  • Two guidelines suggesting different approaches; NICE vs BTS/SIGN.

Ellen Nicholson, Senior Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Homerton University

 16:25 Close of conference

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**We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies; including Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo Ltd, GSK, MSD, Mylan UK, Novartis, Orion Pharma, Pfizer Ltd and Sanofi Pasteur. 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.