Join our specialist nursing team for a full-day in-person conference for nurses & allied healthcare practitioners to learn the latest clinical approaches to diagnosing and treating genetic haemochromatosis.

This one-day event is being held in central Newcastle on Friday 7th March 2025.

Each ticket includes delegate pack, CPD certificate*, buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Book online (below) with debit/credit card.

This conference brings together expert Clinical Nursing Specialists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners to share their expertise and approaches to GH care, including contributions from a range fo NHS organisations such as Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, NHS Blood & Transplant, Welsh Blood Service and Haemochromatosis UK.

At the end of the conference, delegates will :

  • have gained an understanding of the latest key topics in GH care, including the role of pathogenic genotypes in causing iron overload - and how they vary in severity and care needs
  • have developed an understanding of the role of blood donor services within the GH care pathway
  • have explored common patient issues with venesection - and how to resolve them
  • have explored 'uncommon' forms of iron overload, how they are expressed and what causes them
  • have participated in critically assessing and refining the latest venesection best practice guidance for clinical use across the UK

This event is suitable for all nursing and allied healthcare practitioners, including venesection clinic/service managers.


The conference is being held in central Newcastle at the 4-star Royal Station Hotel, just 5 minutes' walk from Newcastle railway Station.

Each conference ticket includes delegate pack, CPD certificate, hot buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


9.00am - 9.30am Registration - tea, coffee & snacks

9.30am-9.45am Welcome & introduction to the day 

9.45am - 1pm Morning Study Sessions, to include a selection of clinical presentations. Past presentations have covered :

Demystifying 'uncommon' forms of iron overload 

An in-depth case review of recent examples of iron overload in compound heterozygotes, heterozygotes (carriers) and phenotypic expressions of iron overload resulting from digenic inheritance.

The role of non-invasive Fibroscan in nursing-led GH care

A case study of changes to GH services in the North West following the Covid pandemic. Our guest speaker will explore how nurse-led initiatives have helped services get back on track through patient-centred GH care, including the role of non-invasive Fibroscan clinics to improve clinical outcomes.

The role of blood donation within the GH care pathway 

A review of recent improvements to donor services for people with GH. An exploration of how donor services can complement established GH care pathways. Presented by the Welsh Blood Service and NHS Blood & Transplant.

Genetic haemochromatosis - a Welsh NHS perspective

The latest developments in GH services in Wales.

Common patient issues and how to resolve them 

A round-table discussion of common patient issues that arise with venesection - and how to resolve them.

Learning from patient perspectives

A round-up of common patient issues shared with the Haemochromatosis UK helpline - solutions and remedies.

An introduction to MyIron+

An introduction to the new MyIron+ app for patients, a free iron overload app which enables patients to track and manage their GH care.

1pm -1.45pm Hot buffet lunch & networking

1.45pm - 3.15pm Venesection Best Practice - The Who, What, Where & How of Effective Venesection Technique

3.15pm - 3.30pm Refreshment break - tea, coffee & cake

3.30pm - 4.30pm Plenary summary & close

We hope you will join us for what promises to be an informative and collaborative day of shared best practice and clinical networking.

Terms & Conditions

Each ticket includes delegate pack, CPD certificate*, buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Travel and accommodation are not included. Refreshments will be provided suitable for omnivore, vegetarian and vegan diets. If you have specific dietary or accessibility requirements or preferences, please let us know when booking online.

Tickets are non-refundable, however tickets can be transferred once between named delegates before Friday 14th February (contact our office for details). A limited number of discounted early bird tickets are available for bookings received by 30th November 2024.

Assistance with Costs

Paying as an individual? As a nursing professional, you can apply for RCN bursaries, RCN Foundation bursaries and other awards to fund your professional development through this conference.

How to Book A Place

Book your place online from this page using a debit or credit card. A receipt for your payment will be provided automatically upon receipt of payment. We are regrettably unable to provide invoices or arrange places via purchase order.

Please note : 

(+) programme is correct at time of publication (July 2024) and subject to change as additional sessions are added to the schedule

(#) 6 hours of RCN-accredited CPD hours awarded for all attendees. CPD certificates will be despatched post-attendance to delegates by email within 2 weeks of the event.

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Ticket Quantity Price

EARLY BIRD - delegate place (before 30th November 2024)

Decrease Increase £99.00

REGULAR - delegate place (includes lunch)

Decrease Increase £149.00