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.

The study day will be accredited for CPD of 5 hours/points (accreditation pending)

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.

The detailed programme is in development and speakers have been invited , however delegate places can now be booked using the form below. No payment is required on booking. Please note that delegate places are limited by the size of the venue.

The delegate fee is £110 which includes:

  • delegate place at the event
  • delegate pack
  • CPD certification 5 hours
  • Free textbook The Haemochromatosis Handbook
  • Patient information hospital pack
  • sit down lunch and networking time
  • refreshments on arrival and at breaks
  • access to event recordings and videos

Funding may be available for bursaried places at a reduced cost. Bursaries will be prioritised for clinical staff on lower paid grades or who may incur high travelling costs to attend the event (<100 miles from London).

Book using the online form below or by downloading the event flyer and booking form here.

Programme (provisional outline)

0900-0950 Reception and refreshments, networking

0950-1000 Introductions

1000 The Fernau Lecture 2018: Explaining Haemochromatosis (45)

An 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. The lecture is delivered in recognition of the work of Guy and Janet Fernau who founded The Haemochromatosis Society, and Janet’s subsequent 25 years as a trustee.

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. (30)

An explanation of how diet affects haemochromatosis and its symptoms.

1145 Neil McClements. The patient experience  (30)

1215  Briefing on the sessions after lunch.

 1230 Working Lunch

Group discussions over lunch.

1330 Yvonne Francis (Clinical Nurse specialists at Guys Hospital) Best Practice.

Yvonne will lead an interactive session concerned with developing a best practice for the venesection of haemochromatosis patients.

1500 Tea Break

1530 Feedback from the group discussions

1600 Question and Answer and wrap up discussion.

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 contact

Venesection Study Day 13 April 2018 Booking Form

  • The society may be able to secure bursaries to subsidies the cost of delegate places by £60 (residual amount payable £50) for delegates on the lower paid clinical grades and/or who may incur travel costs (>100 miles from London). If you would like to be considered for a bursary place please let us have a few notes as to why you feel this is merited and how you will benefit from attending the event (approx 100 words)
  • 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 or £60 as appropriate. I am aware that the delegate fee is non-refundable / 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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