Lectures/Workshops

Dr Donegan runs a series of workshops on Health, Disease Ecology and Vaccination information: Information you can use to give Informed Consent’, and other health related topics.

If you are interested in hosting one of these lectures or workshops, please contact Dr Donegan at: tel/fax 0044 (0) 208 632 1634 (ansafone)

or email jaynelmdonegan@yahoo.com

The office is closed for the holidays until 6pm BST Sunday 12 April 2020. Joining instructions will be sent and questions answered after that time.

Current Lectures

  • ‘Vaccination – The Question – Information you can use to give Informed Consent
  • ‘Vaccination – the Science’ Gain practical experience in how to read scientific papers and find out for yourself just how reliable is the evidence for vaccine safety and efficacy.
  • ‘Vaccination and Travel Medicine’– What You Need to Know Before You Travel – And after!’
  • ‘What do you do if you don’t vaccinate (and even more so if you do)? Nursing Children Supportively Through Acute Illness
  • ‘Nursing Children Supportively Through Acute Illness’ II – Practical advice on supportive treatment of childhood illnesses [Must have attended ‘What do you do if you don’t Vaccinate above]
  • ‘Measles, Mumps, Rubella: Information you can use to give Informed Consent
  • ‘Focus on Meningitis – How Can You Avoid It?
  • ‘Holistic First Aid course: Tetanus and minor injury management in children’
  • ‘Homeopathy for Children: An Introduction’
  • ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ that vaccination is safe and effective – is it?’ – What happened to a someone who questioned the dogma, and what happened to the ‘overwhelming evidence’ of the GMC expert when forced to produce that evidence.
  • ‘What you need to know when you are Pregnant: About Vaccines and Vitamin K’

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  • Outline
    • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – How widespread is it?
    • What is the difference between carriage and invasive disease?
    • How do we develop Natural Immunity to the Human Papilloma Virus?
    • What factors increase the likelihood of invasive disease?
    • Cervical Screening and reducing death rate from cervical cancer.
    • The Vaccines, Cervarix, Gardasil, Gardasil 9 – Safety
    • Are vaccines tested for effect on fertility?
    • Animal studies – The missing link
    • Human pre- and post- licencing studies, what were the problems?
    • New Aluminium adjuvant
    • Premature ovarian failure (menopause in teenagers) – What is that?
    • Responsibility for safety –   Manufacturers or Regulators?.
    • What about boys?
    • Plenary.
    • Feedback.

    Aims
    That those participating
    • Understand the natural history of HPV carriage and infection.
    • For girls, be able to evaluate the benefits of the vaccine vs those of regular cervical screening
    • Understand what rigorous safety testing of vaccines, and all drugs, involves.
    • Understand the impact HPV vaccination may have on long term health.
    • Have the information needed for informed consent.
    • Learn that people must evaluate information themselves rather than rely on third parties.
    • Remember that invasive or persistent disease is determined by one’s general level of health and whether acute symptoms are allowed to be externalised, or suppressed.

    Thu 18 Nov 2021, Thursday Evening * ONLINE LECTURE * To https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/161178765025


  • Is there a question?  – Did vaccines stop people dying from diseases? Do they stop people from getting the disease? 

    Is it scientifically proved that vaccination is the single most effective cause of improved health in the 20th and 21st Century?

    Extensive investigation of the science and mortality rates of infectious diseases led Dr Donegan to radically change her views. She believes that every person should be given balanced, evidence based information they need to be able to make fully informed decisions about their health and that of their family for any medical intervention.

    Outline:

    • Introduction
    • Journey – how a firm supporter of Universal Vaccination came to do her own research and what she found.
    • Why morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases has fallen so drastically over the course of the twentieth century, are we more healthy?
    • Natural infections and immunity
    • Vaccination and artificial immunity
    • Specific diseases and their vaccines
    • Extra Questions/ Plenary

    Should you vaccinate or not? Only you can decide what is best for you and your family.

    25 Nov 2021, Thursday Evening. * ONLINE LECTURE* To book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/161992031527


  • Following on from ‘Vaccination – The Question’ and ‘Nursing Supportively Through Acute Illness – Covid-19 – Fever Management’, this lecture examines the subject of vaccination safety, efficacy and immunity in more detail, looking at what the science tells us and discussing what is found when the evidence is scrutenised, with specific reference to MMR and whooping cough vaccine trials, adverse event reporting, meningitis ecology, ‘flu vaccine, and nutrition and vaccination.

    If you are a person researching the subject of vaccination or a practitioner with an interest in the science of immunity and natural health then this lecture is ideal for you. With her years of research into the subject of vaccination and disease ecology, Dr. Jayne Donegan will guide you through how to read scientific papers and help you to interpret the this in an interesting and accessible way.

    Outline
    Part One
    • Medical papers will be distributed for use during session
    • Introduction
    • Users’ guide to detecting misleading claims in clinical research reports – ‘Don’t read the conclusions!’
    • ‘Placebo’ controlled trials 1 – The Twin study MMR vaccine for delegates to analyse in group or pair work with feedback and discussion.
    • ‘Vaccines are extensively tested’ – MMR vaccine and monkeys
    • Facilities for reporting Adverse reactions in Europe – are they fit for purpose?

    Part Two
    • ‘Placebo’ controlled trials 2 – The Ad Hoc Pertussis Group studying the Swedish development and testing of the acellular vaccine for delegates to analyse in group or pair work with feedback and discussion.
    • What happened when Sweden withdrew the whole cell whooping cough vaccine in the 1980s.
    • Acellular pertussis vaccine vs Natural disease.
    • Can vaccination against one organism increase susceptibility to infection by another?
    • Vaccinating against ‘flu – does the evidence support this?
    • Analysis of a ‘flu vaccine study.
    • Nutrition and Vaccination
    • Plenary

    Aims
    That those participating:
    Achieve an understanding of the validity of claims made in scientific papers
    Learn how to spot inconsistencies
    Have practical experience of doing this
    Appreciate the fact that there is scientific evidence available that supports what many holistic practitioners believe from their empirical and philosophical practices
    Are stimulated to further study in this area.

    02 Dec 2021, Thursday Evening *** ONLINE LECTURE *** To book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/163585407357


  • The National Health Service introduced in the UK in 1948 with the promise of health care available to all and free at the point of delivery. Who would have thought that 73 years , this would lead to ‘health care’ becoming mandatory when you did not want it and often unavailable when you did.
    This lecture explores at the the issue of informed consent in England in 2021 and who makes decisions about families, children and adults, including those without capacity to decide for themselves, in the light of general medical interventions and covid.


    Program:
    PART ONE:
    • What is informed consent?
    • How does the law stand after the Montgomery Ruling of 2015?
    • What are the General Medical Council Guidelines?
    • How have they changed between 2008 and 2019 – the recent revision? (recordings)
    • Why has the Consent chapter of the Green Book (Immunisation Against Infectious Diseases Handbook) not been updated since 2013?
    • Are doctors duty bound to refer you to Social Services – Child Safeguarding – if you have not vaccinated your children?

    PART TWO:
    • COVID vaccines – Why you should have one.
    • What happens if you have a relative in care regarding vaccination?
    • What do doctors know about covid vaccines? – Who are the Experts?
    • Who could answer the 13 questions composed by a patient looking for information?
    • Plenary/ Questions

    AIMS
    • That those participating:
    • Understand the law and guidance regarding consent in England.
    • Understand the importance of getting Lasting Power of Attorney for relatives while they still have capacity to give their consent.
    • Understand how the ‘Doctrine of Precedent’ can skew the law if only atypical cases are adjudicated on

    10 Oct 2021, Tuesday Evening. To book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/164055647859


  • You child comes running to you crying, holding out a finger she has cut on a piece of slate in the garden, your toddler wobbles up to you in the playground with a large patch of skin grazed off his knee, your teenager, who should know better, has been sledging down a rubbish heap in the dark and has come hobbling towards you tearfully, led by a bunch of rather guilty looking friends, with a nail  – very dirty, embedded in her hand.

    What do you do?

    No child is going to escape cuts and grazes as they travel through childhood – indeed, there would be something wrong with them if they were cocooned to the extent that they didn’t run about fast enough or climb high enough to fall over hard, or hurt their knees.  As much as we want to protect our children from obvious and certain danger, the journey through childhood is an experiential one.

    So how do we manage these injuries?
    Come and find out Dr Jayne Donegan Specialist Homoeopath with extensive experience in child health. She will outline safe strategies for home treatment and red flags which require a second opinion.

    Part One:

    • There Is No Such Thing As An Accident!
    • Basic Strategies For All Injuries & Emergencies, Summoning Help
    • First Aid Kit – what it should contain and what it should not contain.
    • Homoeopathy for bruising and shock
    • Cuts & Grazes – Homeopathic Assessment of Tetanus Risk, What is the tetanus risk?, How do you reduce it?
    • The importance of ‘wound toilet’
    • Swallowing Things

    Part Two:

    • Head Injuries, Homeopathic Assessment & Mechanism of injury
    • Warning signs
    • The Recovery Position
    • Fainting – Homeopathic Assessment & General Management
    • Sprains and Fractures, Homeopathic Assessment & Mechanism of injury, Elevation, R.I.C.E.
    • General and Homoeopathic Management of Burns & Scalds, Nose Bleeds, Insect Stings – Bee, Wasp, Tick Management
    • Splinter Removal
    • Resources

    13 Jan 2021, Thursday Evening * ONLINE LECTURE * To book
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/165368053299


  • Looking at health beliefs and fears around acute child and adult viral illness and infections including COVID-19 and learning about:

    Part One

    • how the Germ Theory of Disease and the Medical Model affect the treatment options you are offered by your GP and health visitor
    • the Holistic model of disease – using the healing power of your own or your or your child’s body
    • the Problems caused by Suppression of Fever

    Part Two

    • the Basic strategies for coping with any acute viral illness or infection
    • a Simple Guide to Homoeopathy for Acute Fever
    • Presentation of clinical cases showing the invasive disease that occurs when the basic principles are ignored.
    • Quiz/ Plenary/ Questions

    AIMS

    To ensure that participants:
    + Achieve a reinforced understanding of the logical reasons why children and adults contract infectious diseases, and the rationale for supportive treatment of such conditions with reference to COVID-19
    + Are confident implementing NICE Guidelines regarding paracetamol and ibuprofen use in fever.
    + Know that NICE Guidelines do not recommend paracetamol or ibuprofen for febrile convulsions.
    + Have knowledge of a range of simple practical measures that can be implemented by everyone to provide supportive management of child and adult acute viral illness and relief of distress.
    + Therapists can use these simple adjuncts to their standard care to increase therapeutic success and are able to easily explain the mechanisms of common conditions to parents/ carers, in simple terms, so that parents/ carers feel empowered and less anxious.
    + Are confident in practical adjuncts to management of specific conditions in addition to regular practice

    28 Oct 2021, Thursday Evening * ONLINE LECTURE * To book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/172411666937