When and why should nurses look in mouths?






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When and why should nurses look in mouths?

October 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm


Part of the new series on Diabetes and Oral Health:

When and why should nurses look in mouths?

Michaela, founder of Learn With Nurses is joined by Diabetes Nurse Specialist Judy Downey to discuss nurses and oral health care with a focus on the 2-way relationship with diabetes:

What should nurses be looking for inside someone’s mouth?

Practical advice

Why don’t nurses look in mouths?

Challenges and opportunities Care homes, CQC and mouth care.

A missed opportunity for diabetes?

This 40-minute live webinar will be recorded and made available on demand.

Nurses and midwives are in a unique position to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and provide oral health education to individuals, families and communities. Implementing preventive measures early will alleviate individual pain, discomfort and disfigurement and reduce the economic burden of oral diseases on individuals and the health system.

A collaboration between C3 Collaborating for Health, the Commonwealth of Nurses and Midwifery Federation and Learn With Nurses.

Funded by Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

Learn With Nurses Founder and Director

Michaela is a cardiovascular nurse specialist with a unique and varied experience across the NHS and beyond. She developed her passion from prevention over 25 years ago and has worked within it ever since. In 2016 she left public health after working in the field for 16 years and now focuses on 3 main areas, as a Founder of LWN, Associate in Nursing for C3 Collaborating for Health and Director at Smart Health Solutions.

She is the Chair of the Health Care Committee of Heart UK and an invited member of both the Nurses and The Guidelines and Information working party of the British Hypertension Society, elected member of the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Health Professional Education working party, on a variety of editorial boards and the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum. Being a Trustee at PoTS UK keeps her firmly rooted in the challenges patients face in living with life altering conditions.

Judy Downey

Judy Downey

Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Judy is a Diabetes Specialist Nurse with over 20 years experience in all aspects of diabetes management, working across primary and secondary care.

She commenced her current role as an independent Diabetes Nurse Consultant in 2016, delivering educational services across North West London. An essential part of this service is follow up and mentorship in the clinical setting. Judy is an Associate Lecturer at Bucks New University, she also volunteers for Learn With Nurses to provide bitesize webinars on diabetes. 

Judy has developed a passion for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle measures. She has developed and run low carbohydrate, healthy fat patient education groups – some of the participants have put their diabetes into remission, after attending the group.

Judy believes strongly that the updating and upskilling of nurses, HCA’s and other health care professionals is crucial to improve patient care and outcomes. To this end she has been commissioned by CCGs and by pharmaceutical companies to create and facilitate diabetes study sessions for health care professionals. 

Utilising modern digital technology, she is able to present on any required topic in the field of diabetes and is currently presenting webinars for Learn With Nurses. 

Judy has authored several publications in the last 2 years in the nursing press. Judy served on the committee of the Primary Care Diabetes Society for 4 years from 2007.


This webinar is part of the LWN Diabetes and Oral Health series funded by Burdett Trust for Nurses and provided FREE to increase accessibility to all

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October 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
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