January CPD

Join us for the January 2024 CPD series with RADiANT, this month focusing on Physical Health

Delivered on Microsoft Teams, Last Friday of every month, 1-3 pm. Free to attend.

If you are not on the RADiANT mailing list, register by contacting v.chester@nhs.net or elizabeth.patteril@nhs.net  

1:00 pm: Welcome

Professor Regi Alexander, Consultant Psychiatrist, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Convenor, RADiANT network 

1:05 pm: Introduction and Initial Outcomes from an Enhanced Physical Health Clinic for People with Intellectual Disabilities Prescribed Psychotropic Medication

Elizabeth Patteril, Research Assistant Neurodevelopmental Workstream, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

1:35pm: Intellectual Disabilities and Thyroid Disorders  

Verity Chester, RADiANT Network Manager and Research Associate, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

2:05: My Diabetes and Me Study

Professor Laurence Taggart, Professor of Intellectual Disability Research, School of Nursing and Paramedic Science, Belfast  

2:35 pm: In conversation

You can either e-mail your queries in advance or raise them on the day.

3:00 pm: Closing comments

 

 

26/01/2024

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Meeting the trauma needs of people with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities are significantly more likely to be exposed to trauma and adversity across the lifespan, yet they are significantly under represented in trauma frameworks, services and innovations. This event brings together national and international experts to offer a clinically focused programme to inform our understanding of the trauma needs and treatment approaches for this population. This focus, as well as presentations describing  innovations in the trauma field will be of particular use to clinicians and applied researchers. #TNPID2023

 

 

12/12/2023

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Forensic mental health aspects of intellectual disability and autism: An update

Join us at this meeting for an essential update on forensic mental health aspects of neurodevelopmental disorders, including Intellectual Disability & Autism. By attending, you will:

  • Understand the latest evidence on assessments, treatments, and treatment outcomes for people with neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health problems
  • Learn about the prevalence and mechanisms of offending behaviour in people with neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health problems
  • Review the Mental Health Act changes in England & Wales and their impact on services for treatment for people with neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health problems

For more information please see the video below:

23/11/2023

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National Autism Training Programme For Psychiatrists

Health Education England (HEE) launched a National Autism Training Programme for Psychiatrists in March 2023. The programme was delivered through the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The RADiANT convenor, Prof Regi Alexander was the course director. 

17/03/2023

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Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Sleep Disorders in Intellectual Disability

Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Sleep Disorders in Intellectual Disability, February 7th, 2023.

07/02/2023

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Trauma and Neurodiverse Populations online conference

On Tuesday 6th December 2022 the Centre for Developmental and Complex Trauma, in collaboration with the RADiANT Network NHS Group, held the Trauma and Neurodiverse Populations online conference where we were joined by 210 delegates.

Neurodiverse populations are significantly more likely to be exposed to trauma and adversity across the lifespan, yet they are significantly under represented in trauma frameworks, services and innovations.

The event brought together national and international experts to offer a clinically focused programme to inform our understanding of the trauma needs and treatment approaches for this population.

06/12/2022

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Health Education England (HEE) event, 5 August 2021

Psychotropic medication for challenging behaviour and mental health problems


Prof Regi Alexander and Ms Reena Tharian speak at the launch of the HEE training resource titled 'Working in Community settings with people with learning disabilities and autistic people who are at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system'. 
Please click below for video:

05/08/2021

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FREE webinar – The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

IASSIDD hosted ​a free webinar – The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 - 9.00 - 10:30am 

· Faridah Ali Chang: Support for families and their high needs children during the COVID19 pandemic
· Paul Willner & Biz Stenfert Kroese:  Effects of the pandemic on informal caters of adults and children with intellectual disabilities in the UK
· Regi Alexander: Guidance for the treatment and management of COVID19 among people with intellectual disabilities

02/02/2021

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Royal Society of Medicine - Improving epilepsy treatment in people with intellectual disability

A number of RADiANT members were involved with the Royal Society of Medicine conference, held on Tuesday 17th November 2020. For more information click here.

17/11/2020

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