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Stream 1

Chair: Marilyn Eveleigh

Stream 2

Chair: Rhona Aikman

8.45 – 9.30 Registration and Exhibition
9.30 – 9.40 Chair’s Opening Remarks: Marilyn Eveleigh
9.40 – 10.20 The personal touch: Are we delivering personalised care in type 2 diabetes?

  • What factors do we need to consider when personalising care?
  • Minimising the burden of obesity and hypoglycaemia
  • When it’s time for an injectable therapy, how should we personalise the decision?

Gareth Thomas, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, NHSCT

This meeting is sponsored and organized by AstraZeneca


The Who, When, Why and What of Lymphoedema?

  • Assessment and causes of oedema
  • Management of patients with lymphoedema
  • Providing cost effect treatment solutions

Jane Wigg, Clinical Innovations Manager, Haddenham Healthcare

Supported by Haddenham Healthcare



10.20-10.50 Exhibition & Free Refreshments
10.50-11.30 An overlooked comorbidity? Recognising and addressing the alcohol dependent patients already in your waiting room

  • Highlighting the impact harmful alcohol use has on common medical conditions seen in primary care including chronic CV conditions and mental illness
  • Understanding the role of primary care nurses in identifying and supporting high risk and potentially dependent drinkers
  • Reviewing the pharmacological options for managing alcohol dependence in primary care

Mark Holmes, Nurse Consultant

Supported by Lundbeck

How can we improve treatment outcomes in type 2 diabetes: What next after Metformin?

  • Type 2 diabetes is a progressive, long term disease
  • The range of available treatment options is increasing and new agents offer improved benefits
  • How can therapy be tailored to match the individual needs of the patient

Louisa Dunlop, Diabetic Nurse Specialist, Royal Group of Hospitals Belfast Trust

Supported by Janssen


Keynote Address:
Key developments influencing the nursing profession and how these might affect nurses working in primary care

  • Strategic direction
  • Regulatory developments including revalidation and new code
  • Technological advances

Glynis Henry, Head, HSC Clinical Education Centre, Belfast

CBE for healthcare services and leadership in Northern Ireland, and contribution to the nursing profession.

12:05 – 13.05 Exhibition & Free Lunch
13.10 – 13.50 Control of Overactive Bladder: The nurses’ role in diagnosis and referral

  • Recognising the tell-tale signs of OAB
  • Top tips on improving bladder control
  • When it’s time to refer to a GP

Dr John Collins, General Practitioner, Belfast

This session has been organised and funded by Astellas, including slide-set creation, speaker selection and speaker honoraria


Getting  to the heart of cardiovascular prevention

  • Overview of cardiovascular risk
  • Update on latest prevention guidelines
  • Consider nurses role in achieving guideline targets

Donna Fitzsimons, Professor of Nursing, University of Ulster and Senior Manager, Nursing Research & Development, Belfast Trust

13.50 – 14.20 Final Exhibition and Free Refreshments
14.25 – 15.05 Treatments for COPD: Finding your way through the maze!  

  • Understanding how the diagnosis of asthma, COPD and overlap syndrome will affect treatment decisions
  • Knowing how to work out which patients will gain the most benefit from different treatments
  • Understanding how choosing the right device comes before deciding on the drug

Beverley Bostock, Nurse Practitioner, Mann Cottage Surgery, Moreton in Marsh & Clinical Lead for COPD, Education For Health

15.10 – 15.55 Safeguarding vulnerable adults: Does nursing care enough?

  • The expectations, dilemmas and risks for nurses
  • Emerging professional challenges
  • Reporting responsibilities and accountability

Marilyn Eveleigh, Consultant Nurse and Adviser, Nursing in Practice

15.55 Close of Conference