College of Medicine Annual Conference 2013
Our third College of Medicine Annual Conference, "Who Cares?" focuses on self-care
We believe that a patient-centred NHS, communities which help manage and improve chronic illness, and solutions where doctor and patient work as equal partners will create a sustainable NHS for the future. We are collaborating with people who are putting the best ideas into action now - find out how you can improve your practice.
Join us at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Regent's Park, London on Tuesday, 11th June. Read the full programme here: please sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main speakers include
- Norman Lamb MP, Minister for Health
- Professor Kay Riley, Chief Nurse, Barts Hospital
- Richard Lane OBE, President of Diabetes UK
- Professor Sir Graeme Catto, President, College of Medicine
- Professor Aidan Halligan
plus practical break out groups covering a wealth of subjects from coping with dementia in the community to breathing techniques for pain management.
Some programme highlights
- Compassionate care begins with caring for frontline staff. Professor Kay Riley and Dr Deanna Gibbs present a HeartMath training project offered to Barts nursing staff. Long hours, patient distress and excessive workloads can be gruelling for staff. They are still expected to show compassion, even though this is an emotion that easily evaporates when trapped in a state of fight or flight. They explore how to develop compassionate care 'from the inside out'.
- Diabetes: the ticking time bomb. Our Patients' Council workshop is led by Richard Lane OBE, President of Diabetes UK. Diabetes takes up 10% of the NHS' budget each year, and this is a figure expected to grow to 15% by 2025. What can we do to slow this illness, and how can we help more patients with the condition to self-manage?
- Telehealth: exploring new thinking in long term conditions. Just one of our post-lunch breakout workshops; we also examine the role of retail sector on reducing the burden of chronic disease with Dr Joanne Lunn, a Waitrose nutritionist.
Additional conference events
- Welcome reception Speakers drinks and dinner with faculty staff and trustees
- Poster competition - full details of how to take part here
- Closing VIP dinner with speeches