The second event in the Newbridge House master class series has been announced, which will be a focus on nursing people with eating disorders.

Eating disorders nursing, a study day led by national leaders in the field, will take place at Newbridge House on Friday, April 11. It will encompass practical training, essential updates and reflections upon the issues in day-to-day eating disorders nursing.

This event follows the first in our master class series, an international study day with Norwegians Professor Finn Skårderud and Bente Sommerfeldt, who described mentalisation as an additional ‘tool’ within eating disorders therapy.

“The principle behind our master class series is to bring recognised national and international experts to Newbridge House and provide the highest quality of training,” explains Professor Hubert Lacey, Newbridge’s medical director and organiser of the series.

“What is also integral to the master class series is the principle that training is provided both to our Newbridge staff and to our valued colleagues in community services.

“By participating in high quality training together, both groups are afforded the opportunity to meet, share experiences and reflections and in this way, to further build links between the inpatient unit and community services, as we know how important these links are to overall patient outcomes.”

A third event in the series is will take place in June, focusing on boys, men and eating disorders. The speaker will be Professor John F Morgan, consultant psychiatrist and author of The Invisible Man, a definitive guide to the subject of male eating disorders.

The nursing master series will be led by Beverley Murphy, who has 28 years of experience in mental health nursing and is currently chief nurse and director of quality assurance at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust. She will deliver the training together with Yvonne Manning.

The day, which is designed for nurses, healthcare assistants, occupational therapists and dietitians, will include sessions on managing weight gain, legal, ethical and professional issues and a panel session, when all participants are invited to contribute examples of scenarios they have faced in their day-to-day roles, which can be reflected on and best practice discussed.

For more information about the master class series, please contact us.