PH study day success

A series of study days, organised by PHA UK to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension amongst healthcare professionals, have been so successful that another date has been added.

The stand-alone study days, titled ‘General Management of the Breathless Patient’, are taking place throughout 2017 at the PHA UK resource centre in Sheffield.

Kicking off at full capacity in April, the second event ran last week on 13th July and the third session on 6th October is already booked up. Another session on 17th November has just been added to meet demand.

Delegates last week learned from PH professionals including Carl Harries, Clinical Nurse Specialist at The Royal Brompton Hospital; and Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Carol Keen, Consultant Pharmacist Neil Hamilton, and Senior Respiratory Physiologist Ian Smith – all from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.

Topics included forms of PH and clinical classification, pathology of PH and disease progression, WHO functional class and rehabilitation.

The PHA UK’s Iain Armstrong opened the study day with an introduction to PH and Shaun Clayton delivered a session on welfare benefits.

The nurses and doctor who attended enjoyed a buffet lunch and a chance to network, and went away with a goody bag packed full of information and resources.

Between 30 -40 per cent of people attending the first two study days have gone on to sign up for the full medical education programme hosted by PHA UK in conjunction with Edge Hill University.  ‘Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis and Management’ is split into four modules and can be used to gain 20 academic credits towards a degree or master’s degree qualification.

To find out more about the study days or medical education programme, call 01709 761450 or email


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Last medically reviewed: July, 2017 • July, 2020