JFHC Live is a brand new event supported by the Journal of Family Health Care and is being launched in order to provide CPD accredited, thought leadership led seminars and to showcase services available to family health professionals.

The journal's strength is its excellent long-standing reputation, and its ability to respond to any key changes and developments within the world of family health and JFHC Live looks to take this further by giving an update on topics in the seminar setting.

JFHC Live includes:
• Free to attend CPD Professional Seminars targeted at community health professionals.
• Exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services available to the family health care market.
• Approximately 2,000 delegates over the two days sharing their knowledge and expertise.

The Exhibition   

Showcasing the latest products and services available to the family health care market, the exhibition includes:
• The Queen's Nursing Institute
• Dr Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles
• Espere Healthcare
• Association for Nutrition
• Aptamil
• HiPP Organic
• Nutramigen Lipl
• Radcliffe & Speechmark Publishing
• Cow & Gate: In Practice
• The Practising Midwife
• Feeding for Life Foundation
• National Eczema Society
• Tommee Tippee
• KoRa Healthcare
• Johnson & Johnson
• Team 24
• Genus Pharmaceuticals Ltd
• Hammersmith Press Ltd
• Irish Traveller Movement in Britain
• Journal of Family Health Care

CPD-accredited Seminar Programme   

The event includes CPD accredited seminars which, along with free entry, will encourage delegate attendance. It is hoped that the benefits of attending this event will permit time away from work for professional development.

The programme is developed by healthcare professionals as well as professional bodies in this sector to ensure that it is topical, thought leading and CPD accredited.

Latest programme(subject to change):

Day One (Thursday 29 March)


Room 1: seminars 


How does the future look for children's community services?  Sponsored by Feeding For Life 

  • Alison Wall, Independent Advisor on Health Visiting and Public Health 



Nursing people at home - what matters to patients and how to provide it 

  • Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, Queens Nursing Institute 

11.45 -12.30

Opening Doors, Improving health for homeless people and families 

• Joanne Fitzpatrick, Project Manager for the Opening Doors Project 

• Maxine Jenkins, Specialist Health Visitor - Homeless Families 


1.30 -2.15

Managing Eczema: the patient experience 

  • Margaret Cox, Chief Executive, National Eczema Society 


Skin conditions in Schools 

  • Julie van Onselen, Independent Consultant, JVO Consultancy 


Room 2: seminars 


Obesity in children  

  • Tam Fry, Spokesman,NationalObesityForum 


Too much, too little (safeguarding and food) 

  • Juliette Francis, Expert in Safeguarding Issues and Family Support 


Epilepsy in children - keeping up to date 

  • Professor Euan Ross, Emeritus Professor of Community Paediatrics, now at Child Studies Unit, King's College, London 


Skin infections and infestations in children  

  • Jean Robinson, Clinical Nurse Specialist Paediatric Dermatology, Royal London Hospital 


The vomiting infant 

  • Dr Siba Paul, Great Western Hospital, Swindon 


Constipation in children: the implications of NICE guidelines for treatment in practice   

  • Professor David Candy, Consultant paediatric gastroenterologist, St Richard's Hospital, Chichester     



Room 3: seminars 


Domestic  violence  

  • Diana Barran,CEOCo-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse 


Supporting children's mental health through play 

  • Barbara Evans, NHS Leicestershire and Rutland 


Coeliac disease: practice and practicalities in its dietary management 

  • Hilary Du Cane, Registered Dietitian         


Smoke free homes Project for children with respiratory compromised function 

  • Chair: Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, Queens Nursing Institute 
  • Marilyn Krauz, Children's Community Respiratory Sister QN (Queens Nurse), Cleckheaton Health Centre 


Give your baby the breast start in life 

  • Chair: Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, Queens Nursing Institute 
  • Jewant Singh, Infant Feeding Coordinator, Queens Nursing Institute 
  • Sally Etheridge, Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Support Co-ordinator, Birmingham & Solihull Cluster NHS 


Developing a Care Pathway to support School Nurse-led Enuresis Clinics in Shropshire         

  • Chair: Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, Queens Nursing Institute 
  • Angela Scull QNI, School Nurse, Shropshire County Primary Care Trust 


Obesity and Pregnancy - how can we stop the crisis 

  • Karen Jewell, Consultant Midwife, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board 


Day Two (Friday March 30)


Room 1: seminars 


Bringing maternity back into primary care: the opportunities and challenges 

  •  Dr Suzanne Tyler, Associate Director for Maternity & Newborn Programme, NHS South Central 


Portion sizes for toddlers: 1-3 Years 

  • Judy More, Registered Dietitian,Member Infant & Toddler Forum   


Working creatively to improve children's mental health (bright stars and brainboxes) 

  • Deborah Bone, Clinical Lead & Service Manager, Step2 Early Intervention - CAMHS 


Eating disorders in children and young people: how to help 

  • Agnes Ayton,Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Huntercombe Hospitals, Stafford 


Sugar - the new poison?  

  •  DrAlex Richardson, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford 


Fussy eating  

  •  Dr Gill Harris, Child Psychologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital 


Room 2: seminars 

9.45 - 10.30 

Learning to cope with the scariness of normal birth 

  • Debbie Garrod, Midwife Consultant 


Stop that shake, babies break: preventing non-accidental head injury 

  • Janine McKnight, Health Visitor Team Leader, Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust 


Positive aspects of teenage pregnancy 

  • Rachel Ambler, Consultant Midwife, Whittington Hospital, London 


Disability project - transition together 

  • Carrie James & Kathie Drinan, Health Transition Case Managers, Walsall Children's Disabilities and Long Term Condition Services, Child Development Centre  



Atopic eczema and the NICE guidelines 

  • Sandra Lawton, Nurse Consultant - Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 


Nurse led allergy and asthma clinic  

  • Viv Marsh, PaediatricAsthmaNurse Specialist, Dudley Primary Trust 


Room 3: seminars 

10.00 - 10.45 

School nursing policy 

  • Wendy Nicholson, Department of HealthNurseAdvisor forSchool Nursing 

11.00 - 12.15 

Vulnerable/looked after children 

  • Sharon White, Designated Nurse for Looked after Children, NHS Leeds Community Healthcare 

Child sexual abuse and exploitation  

  • Barbara Richardson-Todd, School Nurse Co-Ordinator 

12.30 - 1.15  

A project management approach to service development in young people's health 

  • Hannah Tall, School Nurse, Children's Business Unit, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust 

2.00 - 2.45 

School meals - have things improved since the 'turkey twizzler' 

  • Denise Kennedy, Registered Paediatric Dietitian 

3.00 - 3.45 

Improving the dental health, diet and physical activity of children with autistic spectrum disorder within a school setting  

  • Catherine Mitton, School Nurse, Central Manchester Foundation Trust 
  • Helen McLoughin, Teacher,Ashgate Specialist Support Primary school 

4.00 - 4.45  

Starting well - a community intervention to promote the introduction of solids to babies at the appropriate time 

  • Elaine Gardner, Registered Dietitian