This day-long training workshop is designed for nurses and other healthcare practitioners to gain a thorough understanding of best practice nursing for people with genetic haemochromatosis.

We'll be building upon our past 2 years of popular nursing events to deliver a refreshing, in-depth look at all aspects of nursing / allied healthcare practice and care for people with GH.

Update : July 2020

Regrettably, due to Covid-19, this event is postponed until 2021. We have extended the early-bird booking deadline until 31st January 2021 for colleagues working on the NHS front-line. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for tickets.

The event is RCN accredited* for 6 CPD points and includes a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and refreshments. Every attendee will receive a Haemochromatosis UK best practice swag bag, containing :

Morning

Topic : The genetics of haemochromatosis

Unsure of how autosomal recessive differs from dominant? Our qualified genetic counsellor walks us through the variants of genetic haemochromatosis and how they vary in propensity for iron overload. With practical tips and advice for explaining GH simply and clearly to patients. Helen Bethell (Registered Genetic Counsellor) introduces the genetics of haemochromatosis.

Topic : Treating GH - latest experiences

Dr Bill Griffiths (Consultant Hepatologist, Cambridge Universities Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) is an acknowledged expert on genetic haemochromatosis. He has spent the past 20 years researching the condition and treating patients, latterly at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. Dr Griffiths was a key member of the BSH team which reviewed and devised the latest guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with GH. he is an active member of Haemochromatosis UK's Clinical Advisory Panel.

Topic : Clinical Assessment of People with GH

We'll be joined by Gerri Mortimore, co-author of the recently-RCN-endorsed "Venesection Best Practice Guidance" for a session on what to look for when clinically assessing someone with genetic haemochromatosis.

Topic : The psycho-social aspects of diagnosis & chronic disease

Reflecting on our "Venesection Best Practice Guidance", we'll lead an in-depth review of how to help patients with the psycho-social aspects of diagnosis & chronic disease.

Topic : Needle phobia - do's & don'ts

Needle phobia is a real thing. What tips and best practices exist to help patients with an understandable fear of needles? How should we approach venesection therapy for people with bad experiences? What other CBT-led approaches can be helpful for patients experiencing fear of blood or needles? Dr Haris Yennadiou, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust explores psychological approaches to these common issues.

Lunch

There will be a hot 2-course buffet for all attendees and a chance for networking, sharing experiences and developing your professional networks.

Afternoon

Workshop : Venesection best practice

So what does best practice look like? How to safely and effectively venesect patients, first time - every time. An in-depth review of the  recently-endorsed RCN best practice guidance. Learn what's safe and effective, too.

Topic : Communications skills for healthcare practitioners

How should we best engage with and converse with patients, who may be nervous, frightened or distressed? An exploration of practical techniques, based on clinical psychology, to calm and reassure patients and keep dialogue flowing.

RCN Accreditation*

The Royal College of Nursing have accredited this course for 6 hour of continuing professional development. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

This course is RCN Accredited until March 30th 2021. Accreditation applies only to the educational content and not to any product. RCN cannot confirm competence of any practitioner.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Early-bird ticket (before 31st January 2021)

Decrease Increase £99.00

Standard ticket

Decrease Increase £119.00