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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.

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

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

Industry sponsorship in progress

Updates in treatments for individuals with type 2 diabetes


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.
10:15 – 10:55

Vaccinations: A 2019 update

Industry sponsorship in progress

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

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

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.

Industry sponsorship in progress

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

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

  • The prevalence of trauma and adversity in our society.
  • 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.

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 

Substance use disorders in primary care

  • Discussing substance use problems in the primary care consultation.
  • Setting goals for reducing consumption.
  • Guidance on management and signposting to other services.
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

Managing eating disorders: New NICE guidance

  • 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

The travel health consultation [Stream 1]

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

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

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health [Stream 2]

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

Lesley Maxwell, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Sandyford Sexual Health Service

15:45 – 16:25

KEYNOTE: To be announced

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, GSK, Orion Pharma, Pfizer Ltd and Sanofi Pasteur. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.