We had a great forum meeting yesterday at the Leicester Royal Infirmary organised by Clare Archer. Clare had arranged for Prof Simon Conroy, Consultant Geriatrician, to come and talk to us. Simon got us all thinking about frailty and CGA. He also facilitated us to develop an “elevator pitch” to convince a colleague from a different speciality what value we, as ANPs in Geriatrics, can add to his/her patients. This really did get our brains working! Jonny Dexter has agreed to write this discussion up to go on this site.
After Simon left we agreed a more formal format for these meetings to maximise their value for the group and we had a chat about developments in our areas.
Thanks to Simon and Clare.
The next meeting will be on 15 February at King’s Mill Hospital. Hope to see you there.
There is a forum meeting next week on Wednesday 9 November. It is in Oliver Ward at Leicester Royal Infirmary, starting at 12 noon. Please let Clare Archer know ASAP if you are planning to attend.
We had an excellent meeting last week hosted by the team at Queen’s Medical Center, Nottingham. We had a very useful and informative talk on Parkinson’s disease delivered by the engaging Dr Laura Daunt, Consultant Geriatrician.
We also arranged the dates and venues for the meetings for the next year. I will post these on this site soon.
I’ve recently discovered an excellent podcast aimed at all healthcare professionals involved with looking after older people. It is called the MDTea Podcast and is hosted by two geriatricians, Iain Wilkinson and Jo Preston, and is Continue reading Podcast
I have today added a page to the website with members contact details on. Please take a look. If anything is incorrect, needs changing or you would like to be added or removed then please email me.
Following the removal of the Liverpool Care Pathway there has been a lack of structure to provide guidance for care at the end of life. This is improving with the introduction of new local guidelines, and in December last year, new NICE Continue reading NICE guidelines on end of life care
There was a forum meeting this week on 11 November in Leicester. I unfortunately couldn’t attend the meeting, but was informed that there was an excellent teaching session from Dr Richard Wong, Consultant Geriatrician from UHL, on prescribing. A full post about the meeting will follow on this website, in the meantime the presentation from Dr Wong can be viewed here.
This is the new website for the East Midlands Advanced Clinical Practitioners in Geriatrics (EMACPGer) forum. If you have any comments on the site requests for content you would like to see on the site then please leave them below.