June has been jam-packed with clinician education events.

The team have been to Newport (in Wales) and London to share our RCN and RCGP accredited eLearning resources with hundreds of delegates at RCN Congress (nursing) and MIMS London (GPs).

Many GPs at MIMS confirmed that recent changes to commissioning pathways in the South East have made it harder for families at risk of haemochromatosis to secure a genetic test. One GP said "We used to be able to order a HFE gene test from primary care. Now we can't. We have to refer a patient to the hospital and the waiting list is 9 to 12 months. Then they arrange the test and there's further wait of several months to get the results....It's not good for patient welfare."

There was strong interest in the charity's free CPD-awarding RCGP-accredited eLearning module for primary care. In the days following the event, the number of GPs starting the module has risen significantly, with hopefully more to come over the coming weeks!

In Wales, the team spent a lively few days at RCN Congress talking with nurses and healthcare practitioners about venesection best practice and our RCN-accredited eLearning module for Genetic Haemochromatosis. For the charity's Volunteer Coordinator/Administrator Abbie, this was her first nursing congress - and quite an experience!

She said "everyone was so open to learning more about haemochromatosis. People didn't just walk past the stand - they stopped and asked questions. We spoke with hundreds of nurses over the 3 days of congress - and now we're exhausted, but happy!"

These are just two of several clinical awareness events this year. 

After a short break over the summer, the team hit the road again with Nursing Live, RCGP Conference (primary care) and MIMS North (GPs) before a well-earned rest at Christmas. In the meantime, our popular nursing and GP webinar training events continue every month online.