LUNCH & LEARN - First Contact Practitioner Opioid Awareness Video Tool

No prior booking is required for this event.


This session is suitable for all staff and volunteers across the North East and North Cumbria health and care system. If you have any queries about your eligibility to attend, please get in touch.



Boost, in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, are planning a series of Lunch and Learns. These are 30 minute, virtual, informal sessions that take place at lunchtime - while you take a break and eat, you can listen to our invited speaker give a short talk sharing their experience of improvement work. The session is then open to anyone who has questions or reflections to offer.

Join us for this Lunch and Learn to hear from Victoria Strassheim (Programme Lead, Health Innovation North East North Cumbria) on 'First Contact Practitioner Opioid Awareness Video Tool'.

In 2022, Health Innovation North East North Cumbria (HI NENC) undertook an evaluation of first contact practitioners in the region to understand how confident they felt to have a conversation with a patient about opioids. The results indicated confidence was an issue, and so a video tool has been developed to address this.

About our speaker...

Victoria is a clinical academic physiotherapist, with over 30 years wide ranging clinical experience and a master’s in clinical research. She worked in a multi-disciplinary fatigue clinic for patients with long term health conditions.

In 2020, Victoria began the management of the HI NENC pain workstream, to facilitate the equitable provision of care across the pathways in the region.


The session will take place via Microsoft Teams, and will be recorded. Please click here to join this Lunch & Learn...

If you have any queries about this event or any special requirements, please get in touch.

Event Details

Event date 3 June 2024 1:00 pm
Event end date 3 June 2024 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 5 April 2024
Cut off date 3 June 2024 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online