Event Overview

One Day Essentials is a series of one day conferences providing expert specialist clinical training and essential information.

The day will cover common acute and long term conditions in people with a learning/intellectual disability, improving patient outcomes, diagnostic skills, management in primary care and much more.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the definition of learning disability
  • Understand the impact on individuals of having a learning disability
  • Develop skills about the role of general practice in supporting people with a learning disability
  • Gain insight into the premature mortality of people with a learning disability, its causes and the role of GPs in improving it
  • Give consideration to the way practices can become positive places for people with a learning disability including the legislative requirements for reasonable adjustments
  • Understand the role in positive health promotion and care planning that good quality annual health checks can make
08:45 Coffee & Registration
09:30 Welcome by the Chair Kirsten Lamb & Dr Matt Hoghton
09:45 Definition of learning disabilities, scientific evidence on health risks Umesh Chauhan
10:30 Tips on ways to improve on annual health checks – why and how? Dr Marcus van Dam
11:15 Refreshments & Exhibition
11:35 Learning disability consultant psychiatrist – what they can offer primary care Ken Courtenay
12:20 Risk of mortality from bowel problems in people with a learning disability Sheila Handley & Dr Nicola Payne
13:05 Lunch & Exhibition
13:55 Making reasonable adjustments – TEACH Hilary Gardener & The Purple Star Team
14:40 Spotting and managing deterioration in acute illnesses using NEWS2 Dr Alison Tavare
15:25 Refreshments & Exhibition
15:45 Panel Discussion
16:30 Chair’s closing remarks Kirsten Lamb & Matt Hoghton
16:40 Close of the Conference