The Education Department at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

Our Education Department, runs courses in integrated medicine for statutory registered health professionals. 

Service management

Other contact information

Academic Leads:

Ekaterina Mishanina - e.mishanina@nhs.net

Saskia Kloppenburg –  saskia.kloppenburg@nhs.net

Academic Unit Co-ordinator

Janet Joseph - janet.joseph1@nhs.net

Address

Academic Unit
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3HR

Cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the gold standard for treating insomnia. It leads to large and long lasting improvements and is effective in the majority of patients. It is not only effective in primary insomnia but has also been shown to be just as effective in patients with a wide range of comorbid psychiatric and physical conditions. It also increases the likelihood of being able to stop sleeping medications.

This two day course will equip attendees with all the skills they will need to set up and run a group CBT-I program. It will cover the theory behind the different techniques, but more importantly, will draw on the experience of clinicians from our specialist insomnia treatment program, to address the practical aspects of running a course, dealing with resistance, modifying the program for specific patient groups and managing medication reduction.  The course will focus on working with groups, both face-to-face and over the internet, but will also discuss the treatment of individual patients. Attendees will be given a full set of handouts to use with their patients and relevant literature to support their practice.

This course would be suitable for doctors, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, occupational therapists, social workers and any other medical or allied health professionals.

The course will be run by Dr Hugh Selsick and the team at the Insomnia and Behavioural Sleep Medicine Clinic which is the largest insomnia clinic in the U.K. and has treated thousands of patients. We aim to give everyone who attends the course the tools and the confidence to start treating patients of their own and previous attendees have gone on to establish successful CBT-I programs in the NHS and in private practice.

For an application form, please contact Janet Joseph, janet.joseph1@nhs.net

The course will run 17 and 18 October 2022 via Zoom.

 

We’re happy to announce The Integrating Complementary Medicine course has been revamped with new content and materials.

The course will be spread over 4 days (2 blocks of 2 days (via Zoom) and will cover a look into Integrated Medicine.

This course is for Healthcare practitioners and will cover:

Introduction into Integrated Medicine for Healthcare Practitioners.

Further details can be obtained from the Academic Unit.

Medical students are welcome to attend the hospital for SSM placements or individual visits.
 

The education department runs 'introductory days' once a year for statutory registered healthcare professionals, giving an opportunity to sample the teaching, tour the hospital and meet the teachers, hospital staff. On the open day, you will have a brief introduction to the ideas of integrated medicine. The programme runs from 14:00 to 16:00. Attendance is free and by reservation in advance. The next introductory day will be announced shortly.

Qualified statutorily registered healthcare professionals are welcome to attend the hospital for observership and suitable training. Please contact the academic unit for further information. 

We also run taster days throughout the year. Please contact the academic unit for further details.

Academic Unit
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3HR

Telephone: 020 3448 2311 

Email: janet.joseph1@nhs.net

Service location

The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Service at The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine/University College London Hospitals

It is our pleasure to invite you to an introductory course “Overview of the diagnosis and management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia”.

This course is a short and practical introduction to the diagnosis, the main management strategies and an overview of available complementary therapies.

The course is aimed particularly at health professionals working with patients affected by these conditions.

It is taught by experienced and specialist staff of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia service at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

It will take place online (via Zoom) over 2 evenings: Thursday, the 13th of October 19.00 -21.00 and Wednesday, the 19th October at 19.00 - 21.00.

It is only £30 for both evenings.

To register for the course please contact Academic Unit Co-ordinator Janet Joseph via janet.joseph1@nhs.net or direct line 0203 448 2311.

Learning Agenda of the course

  • Review the main diagnostic features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
  • Better understand physiotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and activity management principles used in management for CFS/FMS
  • Learn and encourage patients to use self-care techniques to help them cope better with for CFS/FMS
  • Review current complementary therapies available for management of CFS/FMS
  • Review how to refer to the specialist service and what to expect
  • Answer your questions about diagnosis and management of CFS/FMS

Below is a preliminary timetable for the 2 evenings. Please note it may be subject to change.

Evening 1 Thursday 13th of October 19.00 -21.00

 

Time

Presenter

Topic

 

19:00-19:20

Dr Saul Berkovitz, Clinical lead

Overview of the service, how to refer & what to expect when referring.

 

19:20-20:00

Dr Melissa Sargaison, GP and specialty doctor in CFS/FMS

CFS NICE diagnostic criteria and guidelines;

FMS diagnostic criteria and EULAR guidelines.

 

20:00-20:05

Q&A

 

20:05-20:10

Short break

 

20:10-20:50

Ester Odetunde, Specialist Physiotherapist & Therapy Lead

Physiotherapy principles and self-management tools for CFS/FMS.

 

20:50-21:00

Q&A

 

Evening 2 Wednesday 19th October at 19.00 - 21.00

Time

Presenter

Topic

19:00-19:20

Dr Melissa Sargaison, GP and specialty doctor in CFS/FMS

A typical CFS/FMS patient and their Mx management at RLHIM

19:20-19:50

Klara Campbell,

Specialist occupational therapist

Activity management principles and self-management tools for CFS/FMS

19:50-19:55

Q&A

19:55-20:00

Short break

20:00-20:30

Herjoyt Ubhi,

Specialist CBT therapist

CBT principles and self-management tools for CFS/FMS

20:30-20:45

Dr Melissa Sargaison, GP and specialty doctor in CFS/FMS

Alternative therapies available at RLHIM for CFS/FMS

20:45-21:00

Q&A