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Newcastle Programme

08:40 – 09:30
Registration and exhibition
9:30 – 9:40

Chair welcome and opening remarks

Helen Crowther, Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Advisor, Primary Care Digital Transformation - NHSX @nursehelenc

9:40 – 10:25

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.
Industry sponsorship in progress
10:25 – 11:10

Addressing the challenges of falling MMR and Shingles vaccinations: your role in reversing the trend

  • To explore the decline in vaccination uptake for both the MMR and shingles vaccinations and understand the importance of these programmes
  • To recognise effective methods of communicating with eligible patient groups and identify organisational approaches to make your practice run efficiently
  • To evaluate a ‘best practice’ example and learn how to become a ‘Vaccine Hero’ in your practice
Dr George Kassianos, GP and RCGP Lead for Immunisations
Sponsored by
11:10 – 11:50
Exhibition, networking and refreshments
11:50 – 12:35

Supporting people with substance abuse problems at end of life

  • Why and how do we need to support patients with substance abuse in the last year of life
  • The importance of multi-disciplinary working across health and social care settings
  • Challenges and fears around symptom management
Adele Brien, Macmillan Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Palliative Care, Manchester Macmillan Supportive and Palliative Care Service @AdeleBrien1

12:35 – 13:20

Social Media and its influence on Eating Disorders

Emily Hagland, Clinical Nurse Lead, Royal Victoria Infirmary - Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Unit
Victoria Frater, Eating Disorders Nurse Specialist, REDS Intensive Day Service

13:20– 14:20
Exhibition, networking and complimentary lunch
14:20 – 15:05

Contraception: a practical approach

  • Be able to teach the new ways of using combined hormonal methods
  • Be able to describe LARCs in “just a minute”
  • Know how to bridge with a progestogen only pill
  • Understand why the insertion site for the contraceptive implant has changed
Dr Kathryn M Clement, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Newcastle Sexual Health Services, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15:05– 15:50

Best practice updates on asthma

  • Updates on diagnosing: Spirometry, FeNO and reversibility testing.
  • BTS/SIGN guidance and the implications for nurses.
  • Two guidelines suggesting different approaches: NICE vs BTS/SIGN.
Dr Karen Marshall, Nurse Consultant, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust @KarenMarshall02

Conference ends

Interested in Speaking?

If you would like more information about speaking opportunities please contact Maria-Jose Lopez:

  020 7214 0509


*Please note, this is a draft programme, and subject to change. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this conference. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies including Becton Dickinson Ltd, Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd, MSD, Orion Pharma and Pfizer Ltd. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.

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