Event details

This popular conference takes place once a year and is regularly attended by GPs and Nurses from across Essex and border counties.

The event is chaired by Penny Chafer, Respiratory Nurse Specialist who has been working with EQUIP for a number of years to develop these exciting yearly programmes.

This year, the morning commences with a plenary session from Dr Steve Holmes, who has more than 200 publications to his name and remains active as a clinician, educator and passionate driver for improved respiratory care.  Dr Holmes will be focusing on ‘Asthma’ The future.

Further plenary sessions from:

Dr Duncan Powrie, who is a Consultant in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine at Southend Hospital since 2006.

Dr Powrie will be presenting on diagnosis, management of stable disease and exacerbations in bronchiectasis.

Dr Hattie Roebuck – Palliative Care of the Respiratory Patient – (further details to follow)


  • Exercises for the Respiratory Patient
  • Spirometry Interpretation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Assessment & Management of Allergic Rhinitis
  • COPD Medications and Inhalers


Hylands Estate has two entrances depending where you would like to go. Please use the The Hylands House entrance, which is off Three Mile Hill, London Road, it is closest to the house.


There are car parks at each entrance to Hylands Estate. Please use the one that is located next to the Hylands House entrance off London Road.




The nearest train station to Hylands is Chelmsford Station.
You can look at Greater Anglia to check which trains stop at Chelmsford Station.

The station is approximately a 10 minute drive from Hylands Estate.


The number 351 First bus stops near the house entrance.

You can look at First Essex to check which buses go to Hylands.


There are designated cycle routes for both the Hylands House and Park entrances both viewable on google maps.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.