Managing complex long term conditions (LTC) and multi-morbidity

When and where

18 February 2016
Royal College of Physicians of London

Past event

Managing complex long term conditions (LTC) and multi-morbidity

The management of people with long-term conditions (LTC) and multi morbidity has long been a priority in the NHS but little evidence exists as to how to best manage care of those with complex needs. With 15 million people now living in England with an LTC and multi-morbidity, it’s more important than ever to address improving the management of these patients with an aim of increasing their quality of life and decreasing the number of hospital visits.

Co-badged by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, this 1-day medical conference will address how best to manage care of those with complex needs in different clinical specialties and how to coordinate this across specialties. Designed with a practical and interactive focus, the programme will cover a number of conditions and will provide examples of best practice in joint care.

Programme highlights will include:

  • managing breathlessness and co-morbidity in COPD
  • practical management of steroids in non-endocrine practice
  • dementia and end of life care in patients with other long term conditions
  • managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes
  • effective delivery of care to patients with serious mental illness and physical disease – ensuring parity of esteem and parity of care
  • delivery of joint medical and social care for complex LTC - The UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network.

The conference is aimed at consultants and trainees from across the specialties, particularly those who manage patients with multiple complex needs.

I've taken away a lot of learning points. This was a great event with highly qualified, impassioned speakers. Thank you

Dr Mary O'Neill, consultant

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.
Programme

Programme

Programme organisers: Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and Dr Rob Gregory, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

09.30          Registration and coffee

09.55          Welcome and opening remarks
                  
Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of
                   Physicians

Session 1: Implications of complex LTC for in patient care, post graduate training and patient centred integrated care

Chair:  Dr Rob Gregory, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

10.00        The view from the RCP
                
Dr Bod Goddard, Royal College of Physicians

10.15       Patient based discussion panel – case based examples
                
Panel: Dr Bod Goddard, RCP; Mark Duman, patient user
                group representative; Professor Nigel Mathers, primary
                care rep; Dr Dev Singh, secondary care representative

11.00     Coffee

Session 2: Recognition and effective care of multi morbidity and therapy

Chair: Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

11.20        Managing breathlessness and co-morbidity in COPD
                 
Professor Mike Morgan, national clinical director for
                 respiratory disease

11.50        Practical management of steroids in non-endocrine
                 practice
                
Professor John Newell-Price, Society for Endocrinology
 

12.20        Dementia and end of life care in patients with other
                
long term conditions
                
Professor Alan Sinclair, Association of British Clinical
                 Diabetologists (ABCD)

12.50        Lunch

Session 3: Diabetes and cardio-renal disease  
Chair: tbc

13.50        Managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes
                  - new joint ABCD and Renal Association guidelines
                 
Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
                 and Dr Andrew Frankel, Health education England

14.30         Case based discussion – management of DM and
                  cardio-renal complications (including heart failure) 
                  
Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Hertfordshire NHS
                  Trust and Dr AndreW Frankel, Health education England
                  and Dr Hugh McIntyre, Brighton and Sussex Medical
                  School

15.20          Tea

Session 4: Beyond the physical – holistic care for patients with LTC and multi-morbidity

Chair: tbc

15.40        Effective delivery of care to patients with serious
                 mental illness and physical disease – ensuring parity of
                 esteem and parity of care
                
Professor Richard Holt, University of Southampton

16.10        Delivery of joint medical and social care for complex
                 LTC - The UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network
                
Professor David Burn, Newcastle University and Parkinson’s
                 UK

16.40        Closing remarks by the chair

16.45        Close of conference