On Wednesday 30 November a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Study Day took place at Dowty’s Sports and Social Club. The study day organised by the Trust and the MND Association focused on creating a vision and plan for the implementation of NICE guidance in Gloucestershire.
Sally Hayden, MND Clinical Co-ordinator at the Trust welcomed colleagues to the day and introduced the first speaker Dr Geraint Fuller, Consultant Neurologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) who provided a detailed overview of MND.
This was followed by Professor Kevin Talbot, Oxford MND Care and Research Centre who gave an insight into current research around MND. Colleagues then had the opportunity to take part in two workshops; continuity of care and planning for the future. Before lunch, a presentation around palliative care for those living with MND was delivered by Dr Emma Husbands, Palliative Care Consultant at GRH.
After lunch delegates participated in workshops aimed at identifying gaps in the care provided to people living with MND.
Sally Hayden said “It was great to have so many colleagues from MND professions sharing knowledge and best practice. The speakers were inspiring and provided a great deal of knowledge which we hope attendees can take back and use in their areas of work.”
15 December 2016