Implementing the best evidence for managing osteoarthritis in the primary care setting

3 March 2016 thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

This workshop aims to increase understanding of osteoarthritis (OA) as a disease and as a chronic pain syndrome. The workshop will focus on supporting self management for patients and implementing NICE guidelines on core treatments for OA.

The workshop will include:

  • Making a clinical diagnosis of OA including the elements of assessment such as impact, health beliefs, concerns and expectations
  • Core treatment recommendations in the NICE guidelines for OA
  • A focus on activity and exercise, ways to support patients to become more active, harnessing patients’ own motivation
  • Developing a plan for a model health professional consultation for patients with OA
  • High quality information and resources for patients, educational opportunities for professionals.

Facilitators:

  • Dr Mark Porcheret, Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Research Lead and Specialty Co-Lead
  • Dr Vince Cooper, Senior Lecturer in General Practice
  • Dr Andrew Finney, Nurse Academic.

This workshop is free to attend. Places are limited so secure your place quickly by contacting Emily Brayford on e.c.brayford@keele.ac.uk or 01782 733905. For more information, read the flyer.