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Northampton Programme 2019

Northampton Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Northampton 2019, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the Park Inn by Radisson on the 3rd April 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!


08:45 – 09:20 Registration and exhibition
09:20 – 09:30

Stream 1
Chair’s opening remarks

Angela Dempsey, Joint Registered Nurse, NHS Nene & Corby CCG

Stream 2
Chair’s opening remarks

Helen Lewis, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriber and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

09:30 – 10:10

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. 

Sharon Parker, Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Post-traumatic stress disorder: A practical approach

  • Recognising the symptoms.
  • What defines a traumatic event?
  • Therapeutic interventions – pharmacological and psychological.

Helen Lewis, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriber and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

10:15 – 10:55

Identification and management of eating disorders in primary care

  • Psychological, behavioural and physical signs and symptoms.
  • Supporting patients; engagement and accessing help.
  • Managing risk, physical and medical monitoring.

Kathryn Weaver, Specialist Nurse Practitioner – Eating Disorders

Online services in primary care – what they mean for nurses and their patients

  • What online services are available in primary care?
  • What are the benefits of online services in primary care for all nurses and their patients?
  • How is your role and the care you provide affected by access to online services?
  • What/who is out there to help nurses learn and share best practice/ideas?

Ann Gregory, Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Advisor, Primary Care Digital Transformation team, NHS England
@AnnGregoryRN @nursehelenc @JennieSmiith

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10:55 – 11:25

Exhibition and networking

11:25 – 12:05

Management of type 2 diabetes in adults

  • Supporting practice and community nurses in managing diabetes.
  • Overview of type 2 treatments and care pathways.
  • Person centred approaches to dietary information.

Dr Martin Hadley-Brown, CGCM Tutor & Director of Preclinical Studies, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge

The management of challenging behaviour; an all-comers guide of do’s and dont’s

  • Get inside the mind of a psychologist and learn how they view human behaviour.
  • Learn how to understand what causes challenging behaviour.
  • Learn how to become an expert in knowing what to do, and what not to do, when presented with challenging behaviour.

Dr Allan Perry, Clinical Director, PJ Care

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12:10 –12:50

Effective management of inflammatory arthritis

  • Recognising signs and symptoms to allow for early recognition.
  • Drug therapies in inflammatory arthritis.
  • Pain management, and the role of physiotherapy and occupational therapy in joint protection and exercise.

Kirsty Edwards, Advanced Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Embracing gender variance in healthcare

  • Developing an inclusive clinical environment.
  • Recognising the wider context of mental health in relation to transgender patients of all ages.
  • Trans youth; why the increase?

Sally Coles, Prescribing Nurse, GenderGP @GenderGP

12:50 – 13:50  Exhibition and lunch 
13:50 –  14:30

An update on the latest in travel vaccinations

  • Vaccines – what’s new in the past year?
  • Managing the non vaccine-preventable risks.
  • Best real time online travel medicine resources.
  • Taking it further – new online courses.

Kath Lynch, Independent Travel Health Nurse Consultant

14:30– 15:00 Exhibition and networking
15:00 – 15:45

New NICE guidance on dementia

  • How dementia should be assessed and diagnosed.
  • Involving people living with dementia in decisions about their care.
  • Recommendations on helping carers to support people living with dementia.

Dr Jacqueline Parkes, Professor of Mental Health and Dementia research, University of Northampton

15:45 – 16:30

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

  • Outlining current issues.
  • Signs, symptoms and treatment of common STIs.
  • Updates on FRSH contraception guidelines.

Richard Ma, GPwSI Sexual Health

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 for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies including Chiesi Ltd, GSK, Orion Pharma and Pfizer Ltd. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.