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Glasgow Programme

Glasgow Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Glasgow 2019, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the SEC on the 5th March with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

You can earn up to  4.5 CPD hours from this event.

08:40 – 09:20 Registration and exhibition
09:20 – 09:30

Chair’s opening remarks

Rhona Aikman, Practice Nurse, Gourock Medical Practice, Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Chair’s opening remarks

Joanne Anderson, Co-Chair, Scottish Practice Nurses Association

Chair’s opening remarks

Dave Munday, Lead Professional Officer, Unite the Union, Health Visitor and Nurse

Stream supported by the MHNA

09:30 – 10:10

Caring for patients with COPD

  • A review of what we know about COPD.
  • A rethink of our thinking and current treatments.

Ruth McArthur

Wound challenges from a patients perspective

  • What am I looking at and why won’t it go away?
  • What can I do about it?
  • How can a Health Care Professional help me?

Margaret Armitage (RGN), Senior Medical Affairs Specialist, ConvaTec

Sponsored by 

Providing support to people with learning disabilities in primary care

  • Supporting the primary healthcare team to care for people with a learning disability.
  • What is good and what could be improved in consultations?
  • Awareness of vulnerability and safeguarding  for people with a learning disability.

Johnann Wilson, Senior Charge Nurse, Learning Disability Service, NHS Lanarkshire

Cameron Lawson, Community Learning Disability Nurse, Learning Disability Service, NHS Lanarkshire

10:15 – 10:55

Vaccination uptake: navigating the challenges

  • Build confidence in assessing if individuals need vaccination based on their risk
  • Hear about examples from clinical practice on how to help improve vaccine confidence in patients

Becky Swadling, Travel Health Specialist Nurse
Sandra Grieve, Travel Health Specialist Nurse

This non-promotional symposium has been organised and funded by Sanofi Pasteur.

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Antimicrobial stewardship and nursing practice

  • Overview of antimicrobial prescribing within primary care.
  • Nursing role in antimicrobial prescribing.
  • The future of antimicrobial stewardship in primary and community care settings

Jo McEwen, Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Antimicrobial Stewardship, NHS Tayside, Honorary Senior Clinical Teacher, University of Dundee

Suicide prevention – everyone’s business

  • Scottish suicide statistics.
  • What is Choose Life – Suicide Prevention?
  • Community support and campaigns.

Fiona Longmuir, Choose Life Co-ordinator, Charge Nurse in Primary Care Mental Health, NHS Ayrshire and Arran @FionaLongmuir1

10:55 – 11:30

Exhibition and networking
Take some time to visit the exhibition where our supporting partners will be delighted to speak with you. Thanks to their support, the event is free to attend.

11:30 – 12:10

Updates in treatments for individuals with type 2 diabetes

  • Supporting practice and community nurses in managing diabetes.
  • Overview of Type 2 treatments and care pathways.

Jill Maciver, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Local Education Lead, Diabetes Education Scotland



A practical guide on the shingles immunisation programme

  • 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 & Managing Director, Infection Matters Limited

Sponsored by 

Do ‘KNOW’ harm – why trauma and adversity is everybody’s business

  • Increasing awareness and understanding of the impact of trauma and adversity across the lifespan.
  • The nurses’ role in prevention of re-traumatisation throughout our services.
  • The Transforming Psychological Trauma Knowledge and Skills Framework.

Jennie Young, Principal Educator for Trauma, Trauma Therapist, NHS Education Scotland, NHS Forth Valley @gowiththat27

12:15 – 12:55

Wheezy children – SIGNs of asthma

  • What causes wheeze?
  • Is it asthma?
  • Does it matter and what should we do?

Dr Donald Macgregor, Consultant Paediatrician, Senior Lecturer in child health

Diagnosis and management of menopause

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

Ruth Devlin, Let’s Talk Menopause 

Problem substance use in primary care

  • Understand the characteristics of problem alcohol and drug use encountered in primary care settings.
  • Understand relevant treatment options and recovery goals and the role of primary care, specialist treatment services, third-sector agencies and mutual aid organisations.
  • Understand the appropriate use of the brief intervention approaches to address substance use issues.

Nick Fuller, Lecturer in Nursing, University of the West of Scotland, University of Stirling

12:55 – 13:55 Exhibition, lunch and networking
A complimentary sandwich lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, let the team know and we will accommodate where possible.
13:55 – 14:35

Innovative person-centered care for people with chronic kidney disease

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

Caroline Ferguson, CKD Nurse Specialist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Best practice management of chronic wounds

  • Choosing the correct treatment course for optimum patient outcomes.
  • Identifying and treating cause of wounds.
  • Holistic assessment and individualised care.

Lynn Welsh, Programme Leader in Non Medical Prescribing, University of the West of Scotland @lynn_welsh @UWSNMP

Eating disorders: Identifying, supporting and managing

  • Identifying and understanding eating disorders.
  • Supporting individuals with eating disorders and guidance on management.
  • Updates from new NICE guidance.

Lorna Carroll, Advanced Dietetic Practitioner (Adult Mental Health/Eating Disorders), NHS Highland

14:35 – 15:00

Exhibition and networking

15:00 – 15:40

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health [Stream 1]

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

Lesley Maxwell, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Sandyford Sexual Health Service

The travel health consultation [Stream 2]

  • Risk assessment.
  • Giving appropriate advice.
  • Travel medicine resources.

Shirley Marshall, Senior Nurse Travel and International Health Team, Health Protection Scotland

15:45 – 16:25

KEYNOTE: 104 victims a year; How many more? [Stream 1]

  • Bernie will share a personal story of domestic violence.
  • Two women a week are killed by their partners; on average women are assaulted 35 times before contacting the police.
  • Some signs to look for if you suspect domestic violence in a patient and suggestions for action.

Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard, Director, Innovative Enterprise and National Careers Week @EnterpriseSBox

16:25 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 Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd, Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo, GSK, MSD, Orion Pharma, Pfizer Ltd and Sanofi Pasteur. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.