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Society for Endocrinology BES 2017

Harrogate, UK
06 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017

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SfE BES 2017 will be on the 6-8 November 2016 in Harrogate, UK.

Poster Presentations

Nursing Practice

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The value of a holistic needs assessment tool in the care of patients with acromegaly

Criseno Sherwin , Mason Andrea , Ayuk John , Karavitaki Niki

Background: It is well established that patients with acromegaly have compromised quality of life both during active disease, as well as whilst on remission. (1). In the recent years, there has been increasing emphasis on the importance of considering health-related quality of life (QoL) outcomes in the care of patients with acromegaly. The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust introduced and implemented the use of a holistic needs assessm...

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Endocrine clinical nurse specialist nurse led clinics – Legal considerations of practice.

Shepherd Lisa , Marland Anne , Austin Rachel , Turner Helen

Introduction: In 2015, a service evaluation of endocrine clinical nurse specialist (CNS) nurse led clinics (NLC) demonstrated they took on a variety of formats to meet local service and patient population requirements. Continuing professional development (CPD) is a fundamental and legal requirement of nursing practice. However, because of the introduction of NMC revalidation in 2016 and recent medicolegal developments such as confidentiality, duty of can...

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Audit Outcomes of a Nurse Led, Hyperthyroid Telephone Clinic (HTC)

May Caroline

Introduction: The HTC in Nottingham was set up in 2013. Patients are referred to HTC from their first appointment with the Endocrinologist for regular follow up, as per national guidelines. Each Patient is reviewed by a Band 6 Nurse or Endocrine CNS, & counter-checked by an Endocrinologist in clinic.There were two aims to this audit:1. Assess patient satisfaction through a questionnaire (with an aim to ca...

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UK experience with continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion in patients with adrenal insufficiency

Yeoh Phillip , Khoo Bernard , Carroll Paul

Continouos subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion (CSHI) is a novo treatment for adrenal insufficieny. This treatment aim to mimic body circadian rhythm by providing a continouos slow infusion subcutanously.We summarise our experience with 5 patients: 1 with primary adrenal insufficiency and 4 with secondary adrenal insufficiency. There are 1 male and 4 females with a mean age 31. All these patients were self referred and have tried ...