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UK/FLY/2023/2543

June 2023

This educational and promotional event is organised and funded by Flynn Pharma Ltd.

Midlands Neurodevelopmental Disorders Nurse Forum

Wednesday 17 July 2024
Join us at our Midlands Neurodevelopmental Disorders Nurse Forum Study Day. We will have guest speakers including Jim Hughes, Kirk Anderson, Louise Bull-Tyagi, Mike Jenkins and Sarah Parkin. Our speakers will help you to better understand benefits of psychoeducation for children with autism, explore the effective management of sleep difficulties and build upon knowledge of the commonalities in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). They will also explore the ‘expert patient’, core concepts and the nursing approach to ADHD diagnosis and treatment.
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Event Details

In-person event details

Venue: Holiday Inn, Great Barr, M6 Jct 7, Chapel Ln, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7BG
Time: 08:45 -
16:15

Additional Information: Due to the expected popularity of this event early booking is advised. Physical spaces for this meeting are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Agenda

08.45
Coffee and registration
09.20
Welcome and introduction, Jim Hughes, Clinical Nurse Specialist / Independent Prescriber, Sandwell CAMHS Neuro Constellation
09.25
Autism psychoeducation session, Kirk Anderson, Deputy Team Manager & Children’s Community Learning Disability Nurse, Swindon Community CAMHS
10.25
Case studies of complex patients in a children's learning disability service - behavioural & pharmacological interventions, Louise Bull-Tyagi, Lead Nurse for Learning Disability and Disability Inclusion in Community Education (DICE). Non-Medical lead for Forward Thinking Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
11.25
Break
11.40
The role of QB testing to clarify ADHD outcomes in cases of differential diagnosis, Michael Jenkins RMN, BSc (hons) NMP Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forward Thinking Birmingham (Substance Misuse Service 10-19 and 18-25 Adult ADHD Service)
12.25
Sleeping through the night, thriving through the day: the effect of continuous sleep in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, Sarah Parkin, Registered Learning Disability Nurse & Nurse Prescriber, Enhancing Futures, Rugby
13.25
Lunch
14.10
Considerations for the management of comorbid ADHD and ASC for the nurse prescriber, what can we add? Jim Hughes, Clinical Nurse Specialist / Independent Prescriber, Sandwell CAMHS Neuro Constellation
15.10
Equipping the expert patient: ADHD domain tool, Michael Jenkins RMN, BSc (hons) NMP Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forward Thinking Birmingham (Substance Misuse Service 10-19 and 18-25 Adult ADHD Service)
16.10
Chair's closing remarks

Meet the Speakers

Jim Hughes
Jim Hughes
Clinical Nurse Specialist / Independent Prescriber, Sandwell CAMHS Neuro Constellation

Jim qualified as a mental health nurse in 1999 and has long been interested in children’s mental health and neurodiversity. Upon completion of his nursing qualification, he had a brief stint in a Psychiatric Intensive-Care Unit (PICU) and then moved back to his passion that is children’s mental health. Jim has worked in many areas of CAMHS, from crisis to management and leadership, to working in his current role as Independent Prescriber/Clinical Nurse Specialist in Sandwell CAMHS Neuro Team. In addition to this, Jim has been studying for his Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of Worcester and will complete this in 2024. He qualified as an Independent Prescriber in October 2023 and is passionate about expanding this important advanced role to improve the experience of his patients. Jim’s other hobbies include gardening and woodcraft.

Kirk Anderson
Kirk Anderson
Deputy Team Manager & Children’s Community Learning Disability Nurse, Swindon Community CAMHS

Kirk is a Learning Disability Nurse, who qualified in 1995. He works mainly with children and has a particular interest in autism, as he and his two children are diagnosed autistic. More recently Kirk became involved in Swindon Community CAMHS neurodevelopmental pathway and has developed a post-diagnosis psychoeducation session based on his own research, information from autistic advocates and feedback from the children and families he works with. Like the majority of autistic adults, he prefers identity-first language, but doesn’t insist on it.

Louise Bull-Tyagi
Louise Bull-Tyagi
Lead Nurse for Learning Disability and Disability Inclusion in Community Education (DICE). Non-Medical lead for Forward Thinking Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Louise Bull-Tyagi is a senior learning disability nurse working with children and young people with moderate to profound learning disabilities in Birmingham. Often these children and young people have a concurrent diagnosis of ASD. Louise is a non-medical prescriber and is currently completing her Advanced Clinical Practice MSc.

Mike Jenkins
Mike Jenkins
RMN, BSc (hons) NMP Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forward Thinking Birmingham (Substance Misuse Service 10-19 and 18-25 Adult ADHD Service)

Mike is a proud parent of neuro-diverse children, now adults. He qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in 1988, found CAMHS in 1990 and has stayed for the last 33 years, 20 of those years working in Youth Offending and 4 years in Substance Misuse. Mike became a Non Medical Prescriber (NMP) in 2014, he was recognised as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in 2019 for my diagnostic and prescribing expertise. Mike is now moving to work solely in the adult ADHD field.

Sarah Parkin
Sarah Parkin
Registered Learning Disability Nurse & Nurse Prescriber, Enhancing Futures, Rugby

Sarah is a mum of one and a Registered Learning Disability Nurse, she also holds additional qualifications as a Nurse Prescriber. Sarah brings a wealth of nursing experience, most recently from her role as an ADHD Nurse in the NHS.
Sarah has clinical interests in sleep onset and maintenance difficulties, ADHD and supporting patients who may not manage to access mainstream services due to their complex needs. She also brings considerable knowledge and experience of the QB Test, which is an innovative method recently endorsed by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), for assessing attentional difficulties and objectively understanding medication benefits in patients with ADHD.

What will the event cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To understand the benefits of psychoeducation for children with autism
  • To look at complex case studies of patients in a Learning Disabilities Service including management
  • To provide a clinical rational for the use of QB testing in CAMHS assessment diagnosis in ADHD
  • To explore the effective management of sleep difficulties in young people with neurodevelopmental disorders, including pharmacological treatments
  • To build upon knowledge of the commonalities in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • To deliver an overview of Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Streptococcus Infections (PANDAS)
  • To explore the ‘expert patient’, core concepts and the nursing approach to ADHD diagnosis and treatment