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Social Care Webinar on M.E./CFS and long Covid

March 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

1:30 – 3:00 pm GMT Thursday 17 March 2022

A partnership of M.E. Charities are offering a webinar that will offer information to social care staff on how to support people with M.E./CFS or long Covid. This will be hosted by Dr Nina Muirhead, a Specialty Doctor in Dermatology Surgery with personal experience of M.E./CFS. The webinar will increase understanding of this debilitating illness by discussing essential facts about M.E., dispelling myths and offering practical tips. This webinar is open to anyone working in any kind of social care service in the UK.

Expected learning outcomes 

  • To be aware of the characteristic symptoms of M.E./CFS and understand how this affects daily life.
  • To be able to identify and apply practical measures that will enhance planning and delivering care services and support.
  • To have an overview of potential adjustments needed in service delivery to avoid exacerbation of symptoms and sensitivities.
  • To be aware of the need for person-centred care and planning.
  • To understand the fluctuating nature of the illness and the impact of post-exertional malaise (PEM).
  • To be able to signpost to self-management resources and support.

About the speaker: Dr Nina Muirhead, a Specialty Doctor Dermatology Surgery in the NHS. Nina became unwell with ME in 2016 and she has worked in partnership to create a CPD module in ME/CFS for GPs and allied health professionals. This is complemented by a series of podcasts. She will be joined by a social care professional and someone with lived experience.

Register your interest in attending by emailing: [email protected]. If you are unable to attend on the day, there will be a recording of the webinar available to send to people.

Action for ME offer Information and Support to adults, children and families living with ME. People can call between 10am and 4.30pm most week days on 0117 927 9551 or email: [email protected]. Professionals working with people with ME such can access information on the Action for ME website about how they can support people with ME. This Learn about ME project is funded through the Scottish Government’s Neurological Framework funding.

Details

Date:
March 17
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm