Young Onset and Rare Dementia Workshops – *Postponed*


Dear colleagues, a clinically informed decision has been made to postpone our morning and afternoon sessions ‘Dementia United Young Onset and Rare Dementia Workshops’ both of which were due to take place next Thursday 19 March 2020.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused and will be back in touch as soon as we are clearer on a rescheduled date.

This event is in support of the Young Onset and Rare Dementia Project that is part of the Dementia United (DU) programme.  DU is the Greater Manchester Dementia Strategy that supports joined up working across the region.

A younger person is much more likely to have a rare form of dementia that can cause problems not only with memory but movement, vision, language and personality.  Their dementia is also more likely to be hereditary.  This can make diagnosis more challenging and when a diagnosis is made the person often has different needs and requires some different support to someone who is older.

There is a morning and an afternoon session running and attendees are more than welcome to attend both.

For further information and to book a place, please click here

Supporting & Assessing Mental Capacity in Practice

This training day will be delivered by Dr Janice Mackenzie (Consultant Neuropsychologist), Mary Salmon (Speech & Language Therapist) & Sam Jones (Occupational Therapist).

It will aim to provide an overview of the basics of the mental capacity act including any recent changes to the law. Presentations will be given exploring in detail how to carry out and record capacity assessments incorporating patients’ cognitive, communication and psychological needs.

The session is aimed at all AHPs, medics and social workers who are involved in assessing mental capacity.

For more information or to book onto the course please contact Mary Salmon:

Coloplast Bowel Management Training

This half day comprehensive gold standard training event will be provided by Coloplast Limited. It will be aimed at those staff working with individuals with neurological conditions or injuries and how to best approach bowel management. It will include:

  • NICE guidelines MTG36
  • Trans Anal Irrigation (TAI)

*Prior to attending this practical training session please ensure that you have completed the e-learning module “Management of Bladder and Bowel – Spinal Cord Injury” . Read the Coloplast Online Training Guide to explain how to access this. If you are struggling to open this PDF please see the following summary in Word: E-learning instructions *

Please find the proposed agenda here.

There will also be optional drop-in sessions in the afternoon in the skills lab providing training on DRE. Please block out time in your diary if you feel it would be beneficial to attend this.

Please complete the form below to reserve a place at this event:

Introduction to Facial Rehab – *Cancelled*

This training is predominantly aimed at Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists who wish to learn more about the management of facial palsy. Other professionals working with this patient group are of course welcome to attend. The training is applicable to those working in stroke and neuro services and will:

  • Provide information about the face
  • Discuss how to approach the topic from an MDT perspective
  • Share advice and techniques
  • Promote an open dialogue with patients about their facial changes

The training will be provided by Liz Mariner (Specialist Speech & Language Therapist in North Manchester Community Stroke Team) and Naomi Bold (Senior Physiotherapist in Oldham Community Stroke Team). Please click the link to find the day’s Agenda

Please enter your details into the form below to register.

Introduction to Neuro Rehab Services

This event aims to:

  • Explain what neuro-rehabilitation entails
  • Detail the roles of the professionals involved
  • Highlight the complexity of this patient group and associated challenges
  • Provide a case study
  • Give an overview of the neuro-rehab system and process
  • Describe where the services are and what they can offer
  • Explain who the neuro-rehab ODN are and their role

Duration: The event will last approximately 2.5 hours. The presentation will be delivered by a number of different members of the multi-disciplinary team followed by an opportunity to ask direct questions to these team members.

Audience: This presentation will be extremely useful for those that work closely with neuro-rehab services but are perhaps not directly located in this area, including but not limited to CCG representatives, CHC assessors, social workers, commissioners, charities, GP networks, specialist or district nurses and any professionals new to neuro rehabilitation that want a better understanding of how the service operates and the proposed changes under the single provider model.

Please complete the form below to register for a place.

Assistive Technology Annual Conference

The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine welcomes you to their annual conference addressing patient experience of assistive technology. This will include:

  • Lectures from Specialist Clinicians
  • Meeting our Patient Experience Panel and how Assistive Technology promotes independence
  • Meeting the suppliers / Trying out the technology

Click here for further details on how to register on the course.

Spinal Injuries Association Study Day: Continence Matters

Introduction to managing the neurogenic bowel in spinal cord injury study day is aimed at healthcare professionals interested in or working with individuals with neurogenic bowel dysfunction as a result of SCI

This study day will:
• Increase the delegates’ understanding of the impact of SCI on bowel function
• Raise awareness of appropriate management methods including the opportunity to view suitable products through demo sessions with invited exhibitors
• Provide information on how the delegate can improve bowel care provision for individuals with SCI

Click here for further details on how to register on the course.