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5-6 July: Hilton, Newcastle, Gateshead, NE8 2AR

13-14 September: Jurys Inn, Brighton, BN1 4DJ

13-14 December: Novotel, Liverpool, L1 4LN

A new bespoke course designed for specialist nurses, rotating throughout the year across different cities in the UK.

This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required to provide excellent care within rheumatology, with more specialist modules being incorporated in the future as we develop the programme further.

Who should attend?

This two day basic to intermediate level course is ideally suited to clinical nurse specialists in the early stages of their career and allied health professionals who work within rheumatology.

Objectives

The course programme has been designed by our Education Committee in close collaboration with BHPR section colleagues and has a combination of lectures, practical interactive workshops and group discussions.

By the end of this two-day course, you will:

  • Understand key clinical features in diagnosing common inflammatory disorders and corresponding radiological features

  • Understand how to increase the effectiveness of a drug counselling consultation and effective patient education

  • Develop an understanding of diagnosis and management of inflammatory arthropathies

  • Learn how to deal with patients who have common problems with blood results and have contacted nurse helplines or are attending monitoring clinics

September 2019: Brighton

 

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December 2019: Liverpool

 

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Member rates


2 days
Level 3 (Health professionals, Nurse) £50

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Non-member rates


2 days
Level 3 (Health professionals, Nurse) £75

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Our sponsors

50% membership discount for nurses

Become a member today and save 50% on the first year of your membership, as well as accessing discounted member course rates. 

To take advantage of the discount, please contact our membership team before booking your place on Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses. 

Email subscriptions@rheumatology.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7842 0900 and press 1 for membership.

Event schedule

Day 1

Morning session
09.00-13.30

Covering topics including drugs and pathways, symptom management and psychological needs


Time

Session title

Speakers

09.00-09.20

Registration and refreshments

09.20-09.30

Welcome and introduction to the day

Kaushik Chaudhuri, Mike Plant, Sandra Robinson and Yeliz Prior

09.30-10.30

Early inflammatory arthritis and RA

Spencer Ellis

10.30-11.30

AS PsA; Key clinical features in diagnosing common inflammatory disorders and corresponding radiological features

Anne McEntegart

11.00-11.30

Tea and coffee break

11.30-12.00

Common problems with blood results in patients contacting nurse helplines or attending monitoring clinic: how to deal with them

Liz McIvor

12.00-12.30

Drugs and pathways: NSAIDs, analgesics, steroids

Mike Plant

12.30-13.00

DMARDs

Kaushik Chaudhuri

13.00-13.30

NICE guidelines; BSRBR for nurses

Karl Nicholl

Afternoon session
14.00-16.00

Covering topics including effective symptoms management and providing effective patient education


Time

Session title

Speakers

13.30-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

Effective symptoms management e.g. managing pain and fatigue

Yeliz Prior

14.30-15.00

How to provide effective patient education

Yeliz Prior

15.00-15.30

How to increase the effectiveness of a drug counselling consultation

Sandra Robinson

15.30-16.00

Identifying and addressing psychological needs

Elizabeth Hale

16.00

Close

Day 2

Morning session
09.00-14.45

Covering topics including drug and disease monitoring, running a nurse helpline and escalating therapy DMARDs

Time

Session title

Speakers

09.00-09.45

Biologic therapies for nurses

David Walker

09.45-10.15

Drug and disease monitoring – practical issues

Kaushik Chaudhuri

10.15-10.45

Tea and coffee break

10.45-11.30

Assessment DAS, PsARC and BASDAI (small group sessions)

Sandra Robinson, Liz McIvor and Anne McEntegart

11.30-12.15

Escalating therapy DMARDs and biologics (case-based discussion)

David Walker and Kaushik Chaudhuri

12.15-13.00

Running an efficient Day Case unit and nurse helpline

TBC

13.30-14.15

An introduction to CTDs for specialist nurses

Bridget Griffiths

13.45

Close


Speakers and programmes are subject to change across the different locations