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9:30 – 9:40
Chair’s opening remarks
Marilyn Eveleigh, registered nurse, midwife, health visitor and advisory board member, Nursing in Practice

9:40 – 10:25
Update on care of older adults in 2021
Elizabeth Walton, Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group @lizwalton1

10:40 – 11:25
Fundamental changes to the GP contract regarding vaccinations and immunisations as of April 2021
  • Provide the background behind NHS England’s review on Vaccinations and Immunisations  
  • Provide an update on the detail of the GP contract, new vaccination and immunisation domain and QOF for the hexavalent, MMR and shingles vaccinations programmes 
  • Share “best practice” on how to improve vaccine uptake in line with the new QOF domain. 
Dr George Kassianos, GP and RCGP Lead for Immunisations
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11:40 – 12:25
Tackling obesity
  • What is obesity? 
  • The stigma of obesity 
  • Raising the issue  
  • Obesity management  
Kenneth Clare, Director of Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Services, Obesity UK @kenclare

12:40 – 13:25
Infection in common skin conditions including eczema: the current evidence-base on antimicrobial prescribing
  • Identifying when common skin conditions are complicated by infection
  • Awareness of when to prescribe and when not to prescribe antibiotics
  • Understanding treatment options for long term management of common skin conditions
Julie Van Onselen, Dermatology Lecturer Practitioner, Dermatology Education Partnership Ltd @caringforskin

14:00- 14:45
How addressing health inequalities can improve health outcomes – what can nurses do?
Richard Desir, Director of Nursing, Primary, Community & Intermediate Care, Clinical Board , Cardiff and Vale University Health Board @RichardDesir8

15:00 – 15:45
Delivering personalised care to end of life patients
  • Proactively identifying patients at end of life 
  • Patient choice through advance care planning 
  • Good effective communication to ensure care is planned and coordinated 
Ginny Allen, Clinical Lead Nurse, Social Care Programmes, Gold Standards Framework, Rennie Grove Hospice Care, The Fremantle Trust, NHS South of England, Buckinghamshire NHS Trust @GinnyA179048267

Conference ends
9:30 – 9:40
Chair’s opening remarks
Helen Lewis, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriber and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

9:40 – 10:25
Understanding Long Covid: Recognition, support and care
  • Understand pathophysiology behind COVID19 disease
  • Defining Long COVID
  • Current principles on supporting patients with Long COVID
Suman Shrestha, Consultant Nurse in Critical Care (Frimley Health NHS FT) and Professional Lead for Critical Care (Royal College of Nursing) @suman_sr

10:40 – 11:25
The Essential Knowledge for Managing Asthma in Clinical Practice

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Dr Omar Usmani, Reader in Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London & Consultant Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital
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11:40 – 12:25
Obesity - the hidden ticking time bomb
  • Some statistics 
  • Who’s problem is it? 
  • What is the role of primary care in tackling the issue? 
  • What approaches might help to support our patients. 
Jenny Aston, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Granta Medical Practices

12:40 – 13:25
Photoprotection: how to advise your patients; and skin lesion recognition- when to worry?
Julie Van Onselen, Dermatology Lecturer Practitioner, Dermatology Education Partnership Ltd @caringforskin
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Optimising quality of life for heart failure
  • Intervention and treatment options. 
  • Understanding the impact of comorbidities. 
  • Giving patients and carers the skills to self-monitor. 


Nasa-Marie Wright, Heart Failure Clinical Nurse Specialist, Guys and St Thomas NHS foundation Trust. Editorial Member British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, Committee Member British Society of Heart Failure @nasawright

The ABC of CVD – what you need to know?
Beverley Bostock, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Education Facilitator, Mann Cottage Surgery Gloucestershire, Devon Training Hub @bevbostock

Conference ends
9:30 – 9:40
Chair’s opening remarks
Dave Munday, lead professional officer (mental health) at Unite the union, health visitor and registered nurse @davidamunday

9:40 – 10:25
How nurses can support PCNs
Julie Carrick, Director of Nursing, GPS Healthcare

10:40 – 11:25
Dual diagnosis -co-existing mental health and alcohol, drug misuse
Irene Muh, Nurse Consultant – Dual Diagnosis, South London and Maudsley NHS FT #IreneMuh

11:40 – 12:25
Impact of covid-19 on eating disorders

Using primary care patient cases, the impact of COVID on young people with potential eating disorders will be explored followed by an introduction to practical tools and resources which assist in the consultation, including referral criteria and on line resources for young people and resources for parents.

Dr Maryanne Freer, Mental health trainer, Primary Care, Charlie Waller Trust

12:40 – 13:25
How can practice nurses support children and adolescence mental health within the community?
  • Prevalence of youth and adolescence mental health post covid.
  • Practice nurses’ role within youth mental health and the collaborative potential for future working.
  • Support and education for nurses.
Sian Reynolds, Senior Practice Nurse and Director of Lifelong Health, Chapelwood Surgery/Aneurin Bevan @_lifelonghealth

PTSD experienced by Covid-19 patients
Dr Phil Moore, GP, Chair, MH Commissioners Network, NHSCC, NHS Kingston, NHS SW London, NHSE (London), NHSCC @DittonPhil

14:40- 15:25
Access to general practice nursing roles
Angie Hack, Assistant Director of Nursing Programmes, The Queens Nursing Institute @AngieHack10
Pippa Stupple, Programme Director for General Practice Nursing, Health Education England( Wessex) South East @pippastupple

Conference ends


*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 Chiesi Ltd, Merck Sharp & Dohme – MSD and La-Roche Posay. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.