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Study Day – 24 April 2018

MND STUDY DAY for GP’s and Health and Social Care Professionals in Cheshire

24 April 2018 at Crewe Alexandra Football Club

Funded by MND Cheshire Branch

 

By Paula Sutton, MNDA Regional Care Development Advisor

When diagnosed with MND often the many contacts needed with local Health and Social Care Professionals can be overwhelming. Equally, it can be difficult for the professionals too.

MND is a rare condition and not often encountered by professionals working in the Community.

There is an appetite and requests from professionals to understand as much as possible about MND, to explore the best ways of working together and to ensure they are offering the best service possible to people and their families.

Directly as a result of discussions between myself, The End of Life Partnership Cheshire and Macmillan, the need for an MND education event was identified.

A long time in the planning and with thanks to the generous offer of funding support from the Cheshire Branch, a one-day event is now arranged for 24th April and will take place at Crewe Alexandra Football Club.

There are approx 100 delegate places and registration has been swift; showing just how needed this event is and how keen professionals are to increase their understanding of MND.

The title of the day is: Improving Multidisciplinary Care for patients with MND.

There are approx 8-10 guest speakers from different organisations and specialist consultants from Stoke.

A range of MND topics will be covered which include:

  • An overview of MND
  • Non invasive ventilation
  • Advanced care planning
  • Community rehab team
  • A carers perspective
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Future plans
  • Workshops
  • Panel Q & A.

As well as increasing learning and understanding, this will be an opportunity for professionals to network and make new contacts with peers working with people affected by MND.

The Cheshire MND Branch will have a stand at the event, to provide information, publications and to introduce professionals to services and the support provided locally and nationally.

We look forward to a successful day and to the continuation of our aim to improve services and raise awareness of the impact of MND on people and their families. Big thanks to all at the Cheshire Branch.

For more details on the event, please contact Paula Sutton at paula.sutton@mndassociation.org or mobile 07872 161024.

 

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