Venesection and Haemochromatosis: Sharing Best Practice

A study day for venesection teams
Friday 13 April 2018
Paddington, London


We are delighted to offer a study day for Venesection Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Healthcare Assistants and others involved in the treatment and care of haemochromatosis patients. Scroll down this page for the programme and online booking form.

The study day is accredited for CPD of 5 hours/points by the RCN

The event will run on Friday 13th April 2018 at the Novotel Hotel and Conference Centre in Paddington, London. The schedule for the day has been developed in consultation with venesection nurses up and down the country and the conference will be chaired by Yvonne Francis, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Guy’s hospital where she leads the venesection clinic.



0900-0950 Reception and refreshments, networking
0950-1000 Introductions

1000 The Fernau Lecture 2018: Explaining Haemochromatosis (45)

Eminent consultant haematologist Prof John Porter has agreed to present The Fernau Lecture. The lecture is given each year to a healthcare professional audience by an invited expert in recognition of the work of Guy and Janet Fernau MBE who founded The Haemochromatosis Society in 1990.

This year The Fernau Lecture is “Explaining Haemochromatosis” and is specifically aimed at nursing professionals with a role caring for haemochromatosis patients. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

1045 Coffee break, open discussion and networking (30)

1115 Diet and Haemochromatosis. (25Evelyn Dorkel BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics

Evelyn is a HCPC registered dietitian who graduated in 2005 with a BSc degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in Zurich, Switzerland. She has worked as a clinical dietitian in leading hospitals and delivered nutritional support to the community. Evelyn will give an explanation of how diet affects haemochromatosis and its symptoms.

1140 Neil McClements. The patient experience  (25)

1205  Briefing on the sessions after lunch.

 1220 Working Lunch

Group discussions over lunch.

1320 Yvonne Francis, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Guy’s Hospital, London). Developing Best Practice.

Yvonne will lead an interactive session concerned with developing a best practice for the venesection of haemochromatosis patients. This will include speakers, group discussions and Q&A sessions, all of which will inform the proposed development of national best practice guidelines.

Speakers will include

Dr Roseanna Brady

Dr Brady will speak on the impact of the clinical environment on patient health and how an understanding of clinical psychology can improve patient pathways.

1505 Tea Break

1535 Open Forum Feedback from the group discussions

1630 Closing Comments from Yvonne Francis, event chair.

Booking form for delegate places

Once you have booked a place you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email or have any problems with the booking form please email

Please note that the reduced price bursary places advertised earlier have now all been allocated and thus your invoice will be for the full delegate fee of £110.00.

Your booking confirmation statement

I would like to attend the venesection study day on 13 April 2018. I confirm that The Haemochromatosis Society can raise an invoice for the delegate fee of £110.00. I am aware that the delegate fee is non-refundable and/or still chargeable if I cancel my booking after 13 March 2018. I agree to email contact from The Haemochromatosis Society in respect of the administration of the event.

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