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Southampton Programme

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Registration and exhibition open

Chair welcome and opening remarks

Helen Lewis, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriber and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice


A practical guide on the shingles immunisation programme in England

  • 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.
Julie Annakin, Independent Nurse Trainer
Sponsored by

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

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


Exhibition, networking and refreshments

Addressing influenza vaccine effectiveness; an update on advice for influenza vaccine options for 2019/20 flu season

  • Key challenges and causes of reduced vaccine effectiveness and how new vaccines may help.
  • Influenza vaccine recommendations for 2019/20 season.
  • Educational and practical guidance for licensed vaccines in adults.
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Online services in primary care – what they mean for nurses and their patients

  • What online services are available in primary care?
  • What are the benefits of online services in primary care for all nurses and their patients?
  • How is your role and the care you provide affected by access to online services?
  • What/who is out there to help nurses lean and share best practice/ideas?
Helen Crowther, Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Advisor, Primary Care Digital Transformation - NHSX @nursehelenc
Ann Gregory, Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Advisor, Primary Care Digital Transformation - NHSX @AnnGregoryRN
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Exhibition, networking and complimentary lunch

Best practice: Providing care to people with learning disabilities

  • Defining what a learning disability is and what it is not.
  • Common health conditions people with learning disabilities experience – including diagnostic overshadowing and life expectancy.
  • Essential communication tips.
  • Reasonable adjustments – how small changes to your practice can have a huge impact.
Becky Sparks, Registered Learning Disability Nurse, Strategic Health Facilitator, Southampton Community Learning Disability Team
Marta Coates, Registered Learning Disability Nurse, Strategic Health Facilitator, North Hants Locality Learning Disability Team

Exhibition and networking

Improving end of life care in the community

  • How to proactively identify patients.
  • Ensuring patient choice through advanced care planning.
  • Good effective communication to ensure care is planned and coordinated.
Ginny Allen, Clinical Lead Nurse, Social Care Programmes, Gold Standards Framework


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.
Natalie Harper, Respiratory Consultant Nurse, Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust

Interested in Speaking?

If you would like more information about speaking opportunities please contact Blythe Kynaston-Corner:

  0207 214 0633


*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. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.

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