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HCUK - Upcoming conferences (2020 dates)

Delirium Prevention, Assessment and Effective Management

Monday 3 Feb 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on the prevention, assessment and management of people with delirium.  Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will equip you to spread the message that delirium is preventable, and develop your skills in the recognition, assessment and management of delirium. The conference will include case study sessions focusing on delirium and dementia, delirium following surgery, delirium in the ICU and delirium at the end of life.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/delirium-prevention-assessment-and-effective-management or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the conference on Twitter #NHSDelirium

Improving the Physical Health Outcomes of People with Serious Mental Illness

Monday 3 Feb 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference takes a practical case study based approach to assessing, monitoring and improving the physical health outcomes of people with serious mental illness. There is a focus on integrated working, and through learning from organisations that have succeeded in addressing the challenge of improving the physical health of people with mental health conditions.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/physical-health-with-serious-mental-illness or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Liberty Protection Safeguards Implementation of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

Monday 3 Feb 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on the 16th May 2019, this legislation will introduce a new model for authorising deprivations of liberty in care replacing DoLs with the Liberty Protection Safeguards. The new law will come into force in October 2020 running alongside the DoLs for the first year.  This conference will update delegates on the implications of the new Act and the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards in your service.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/liberty-protection-safeguards-mca or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the conference on Twitter #DoLS

Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Friday 14 Feb 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This CPD certified conference focuses on Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder, and will provide you with practical advice and guidance covering; early intervention, delivering an effective personality disorder treatment pathway, working with teenagers experiencing symptoms of emergency personality disorder, and delivering effective psychological therapies.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/personality-disorder or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the conference on Twitter #PersonalityDisorder2019

Improving End of Life Care for People with Dementia

Friday 14 Feb 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on improving end of life care for people with Dementia. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. In England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with dementia is estimated at 850,000. It is therefore essential that we focus on improving end of life care for Dementia. The conference will demonstrate, through national updates and practical case studies how you can improve end of life care for people with dementia in your service. This event will update delegates on the July 2019 National Quality Standard for Dementia and implications for end of life care. 

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/end-of-life-dementia or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the conference on Twitter #EndofLifeDementia

Reducing and Improving the Use of Restrictive Interventions & Practice: Managing Violence and Aggression

Monday 16 Mar 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and ensuring adherence to the National NICE Quality Standard on Violence and Aggression.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/restrictive-interventions-practice or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the conference on Twitter #reducingrestrictivepractice

Virtual Reality in Mental Health & Psychological Therapies

Monday 23 Mar 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on the practical and developing application of Virtual Reality technology in mental health and psychological therapies.

For further information and to book your place visit 

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/virtual-reality-mental-health or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the conference on Twitter#VirtualRealityMH

University of Bolton - Accepting applications for Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Course

The Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies team at the University of Bolton are currently welcoming applications for their Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Course in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies commencing in January 2020.


The course has been developed for people who wish to practice using a cognitive behavioural approach in one or more of the following settings - the helping or health professions, private practice, or management roles where working with people is the prime focus. The two-year part-time course will give you a full understanding of the principles and practice of cognitive behavioural psychotherapies. A strong basis of theoretical psychology underpins the course to ensure your practice-related learning is not separated from its primary academic base. You will study practical aspects of cognitive behavioural psychotherapies such as basic principles and techniques as well as assessment and formulation. You will also consider wider issues such as the evaluation of literature, disorder-specific models and protocols, therapeutic practice, research methods, evidence based-practice, professional issues and ethical practice. Over the course of your studies you will gain a minimum of 200 hours experience of working with clients in a clinical setting through supervised clinical practice placements arranged on an individual basis by you. The course team pride themselves on the high standards and quality of teaching and supervision provided on the course.


Your level of academic performance and ability to work independently will be taken into consideration in your application. This course is a Level 2 Accredited training course with BABCP. This means that on completion of the course, students will have met all of the training requirements for practitioner accreditation by the BABCP. In the event that you do not hold a core profession according to BABCP criteria, on entry to the course you will provide a KSA portfolio of evidence designed to meet the BABCP criteria for accreditation.
Teaching is delivered using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, skills training and practice. You will be assessed on the basis of essays, seminar presentations, case studies, skills assessments, and written and verbal reports. Teaching staff on this course are accredited therapists with extensive knowledge and clinical experience in the field.


Entry requirements include:
*A minimum of an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in a cognate discipline (with high grades in relevant modules);
*A Level 3 certificate in counselling skills (or equivalent); Previous experience of counselling/therapy and/or client work (normally 200 hours);
*A draft KSA Portfolio of evidence of your knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to working as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (details of this will be sent to you prior to interview or please visit the BABCP website: http://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/CBP/KSA.aspx);
*Access to clients once clinical practice modules commence (usually via arrangement of a voluntary placement);

For more information about the course or to make an online application, please visit our PGDip webpage at: https://courses.bolton.ac.uk/course/PSY014-P-UOB-DX/2019-20/

If you have a specific query about the course, please contact Mel Greenhalgh, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or by telephone on 01204 903508.


December Blog edition: Changes – Turn and face the strange

As 2019 draws to a close, make sure you don't miss out on Dr Gita Bhutani's blog, "Changes – Turn and face the strange" here.

NIHR funding and support round-up

For the latest funding opportunities, please see the NIHR information page.

 

Catalyst Event - You're invited!

AQuA and NHS Research & Development North West invite you to their Catalyst Event on “How do we get better at talking about death?” which will take place on Monday 16th March 2020, Whiston, Liverpool from 10am - 4.30pm (including lunch).

For more information and to register for the event, please see their information page.

NIHR RDS NW e-bulletins

Please follow the link to the latest e-bulletins from the NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW).

If you are looking for advice and support on your applied health and/or social care funding application, find out more about our free advice service here.

Thank you,

RDS NW

News and Research updates from NIHR

Please see the NIHR information page for the October 2019 updates.

 

Let's Talk Research 2020 Conference - Call for papers is now open!

NHS Research and Development North West are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Lets Talk Research 2020 - The Time is Now! - Thursday 25th June 2020, The Monastery, Gorton.

The submission deadline is 5pm Friday 27th March, 2020.

For further details please see the R&D NW NHS information page.

Psychological Professions into Action event – 15th January 2020

Sent on behalf of Dr Gita Bhutani, Chair of the Psychological Professions Network North West & Clare Baguley, Programme Manager, Psychological Professions Network, Clinical Advisory Team

Dear colleagues,

Gita and I are delighted to be collaborating with our colleagues across England to launch the ‘Psychological Professions into Action’ national campaign.

To encourage representation from the north west we have a number of places available for NW PPN members with travel included. In addition, we would like to encourage user by experience and carer participation to attend. 

Please read the information about the event below and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about support available.

Psychological Professions into Action event – 15th January 2020

 

We would love it if you can join the Launch of the crowdsourced research exercise “Psychological Professions into Action”, which will develop a national conversation across England on the following topics:

  1. How the psychological professions can make maximum impact for the public?
  2. What collective commitment can the 12 professions make together to create this impact?
  3. What support will they need to enable this?

The conversation Launch is planned to take place on Wednesday 15th January 2020, 12:00-16:30pm at Mary Ward House, 7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN. If you are able to attend this event, please RSVP here.  

This is after the expected end of the pre-election period, and more details will follow.

Meanwhile, you can register to hear about new developments of the project here

Register your place at the NW Positive Practice into Action Launch Event before it's too late

Have you registered your place at the NW Positive Practice into Action Launch Event 2020? The event takes place on the 16th January 2020, at the British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester. View the exciting programme or find out more information here: nwppn.nhs.uk/index.php/even