SPNA Conference 2017

The SPNA 2017 Annual Conference  

The 2017 conference took place at the Station Hotel, Perth on Wednesday 17 May.  Around 95 GPNs from across Scotland attended the day, with a full and varied agenda, topics this year included:

Asthma guidelines with Dr Thomas Fardon

Chronic disease management, minor illness and minor injuries and mental health update from NB Medical

Women’s health update by Kay McAlliser

A mindfulness session lead by Tina Gilbert

As well as QNiS Long Service Award presentations being made to

Joyce Alfrod, Beverley Birnie, Lorna Dhami, Paual McKenna, Caroline McRae, Clare Miller, Joanne Roelich, Lillian Stewart, Allison Tait and Andrea Davidson.

Congratulations to all of the above.

Delegate feedback included:

  • Excellent topics and presenters | good range of sponsors
  • Peer support, well organised, up to date info related to our day to day practice. Award ceremony QNIS
  • Very relaxed interactive with audience sharing knowledge with colleagues
  • Good speakers, varied topics, networking with other PNs, access to drug companies

Plans are underway for the 2018 conference which will take place on Wednesday 23 May, get the date in your diaries now.

Full details will be available just as soon as these have been confirmed.  If you have any suggestion for topics and/or speakers then please do let us know, by emailing Fiona Paterson, SPNA Administrator at spna@rcgp.org.uk