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Masterclass: Creating Caring Cultures - Getting Started

22 January 2018 -

London

The aim of this Joint Foundation of Nursing Studies & Healthcare Conferences UK masterclass, is to introduce the Creating Caring Cultures model and to enable participants to explore the ways in which they could use it to facilitate the development of workplace cultures that are person-centred, safe and effective.

 

One of the most significant influences on the quality of care is workplace culture. This has been highlighted by recent reports which have described serious failures in health and social care and identified the need for change (e.g. Francis, 2013, 2010). Although organisational culture is often spoken about, organisations are made up of many smaller cultures e.g. within departments, teams, wards, homes and units (workplaces). It is these cultures that have the greatest influence on the experience of patients and staff (Manley et al., 2011). A caring culture makes things better for everyone. Patients, service users, residents and their families and carers experience good care. Staff feel valued and supported, which helps them to provide care with compassion and confidence.

 

This masterclass will introduce the Creating Caring Cultures model. FoNS developed this model using their experience of working with health and social care teams and their theoretical understandings of practice development as an approach to enabling transformation in people and their practices. The model is in a form of a rainbow. Each of the seven colours represents a focus, all of which will be explored using participatory and creative approaches. Participants will have the opportunity to develop an action plan for their own workplace. Copies of the model and associated resources will be provided. 

 

A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS by quoting ref: hcuk20fons when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

 

For further information and to book your place visit the HCUK Website or email [email protected]

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2017 BANN Conference

21st - 22nd October 2017

Oxford

The 46th British Association of Neuroscience Nurses annual conference seeks to inspire attendees to create and develop the future in this speciality.  The conference is two days covering the breath of neuroscience nursing including neurosurgery, neuro-medicine, neuro-oncology, paediatrics and stroke.  At the OUH Trust there are a number of specialist nurses from MND, Parkinson’s, neuro-oncology and neuromuscular who will be sharing their knowledge and experience.

 

Bookings can be made via the BANN website.

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Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Experience Insight

Monday 18th September -

London

Through national updates and case study presentations this conference will support you to measure, monitor and improve patient experience in your service, and demonstrate responsiveness to the feedback you receive.  Sessions will include; learning from patients, delivering a patient experience based culture, measuring patient experience, demonstrating insight and responsiveness in real time, using patient experience to drive improvement, changing the way we think about patient experience, working with patients on co design and learning from excellence in patient experience practice.

 

FoNS Practice Development Facilitator Jo Odell will be speaking at this event:

Working with Nurses: Gathering and using experiences of care

  • Integrating staff experience and patient experience into practice
  • Case studies of health and social care teams that FoNS has supported to lead innovation and improvement using patient experience

A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS by quoting ref: hcuk20fons when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

 

For further information and to book your place visit

http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/patient-experience-and-experiences-of-care or email [email protected]

 

Follow the conference on Twitter #PatientExp

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Nurse Prescribing for Pain

Friday 29th September 2017 -

London

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing for pain. Pain is a growing area of nurse prescribing and one of the most common areas, in a survey of the Association for Prescribers members 50% of members prescribed for pain (Karen Stenner, University of Surrey). This make it essential that nurse prescribers maintain the competence and skills to prescribe for pain in an effective way, working with patients to improve pain outcomes.

 

A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS by quoting ref: hcuk20fons when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

 

For further information and to book your place visit: http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/nurse-prescribing-for-pain or email [email protected]

 

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Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health

Monday 2nd October 2017 -

London

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the quality of recovery orientated practices for service users
  • Improve the relationships and ways of working between service users, families/carers, mental health professionals and commissioners
  • Learn from established practice in the delivering excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health
  • Understand and reflect on current challenges in recovery orientated services in mental health, and look at ways of over coming these challenges
  • Update your knowledge on national and local developments
  • Identify key strategies for improving recovery orientated practice for mental health and look at ways you can implement these changes in your organisation
  • Examine your role in improving recovery orientated services
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS by quoting ref: hcuk20fons when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

 

For further information and to book your place visit the website.

 

Follow the conference on Twitter #MHRecovery 

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Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care

Friday 6th October 2017 -

London

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing at the end of life. It is widely recognized that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life.

 

Jackie Whiller, FoNS Associate and Sister at Earl Mountbatten Hospice will be speaking at this event:

Nurse prescribing in a Hospice Setting:

  • issues and benefits
  • overcoming issues such as training required, engagement and support of primary care, expectations of the role, not wanting to de-skill doctors and difficulties in accessing prescription pads
  • the benefits we have seen from nurse prescribing   

A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS by quoting ref: hcuk20fons when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

 

For further information and to book your place visit: http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/nurseprescribing-in-end-of-life-care  or email [email protected]

 

Follow the conference on Twitter #NMPEndofLife

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Improving Physical Health Outcomes for people with Mental Health Conditions

Monday 6th November 2017 -

London

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommended that NHS England should ensure that by 2020/21, 280,000 more people having their physical health needs met by increasing early detection and expanding access to evidence-based physical care assessment and intervention. 

 

“ A large proportion of people with mental health problems have physical health problems and many die much too young as a result.” Prof Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

 

“Although the health of the general population in the UK has improved significantly over the past 50 years, the life expectancy of adults with severe mental illness (SMI) in 2016 is lagging behind. Nearly half (46%) of people with SMI have a long-term physical health condition and are at risk of losing on average 10-20 years of their lifespan due to physical ill-health.” ‘Improving the physical health of adults with severe mental illness: essential actions’ 

 

“Physical illness is the biggest single cause of death in severe mental illness. This is now a major priority for us, NHS England and anyone who cares about severe mental illness.” Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Nurse Clinics 2017

Monday 20 November 2017 -

London

Chaired by Dr Richard Hatchett author of Nurse Led Clinic: Practice Issues this conference will provide specialist nurses with a valuable opportunity to hear national updates and best practice for:

  • working at advanced practice
  • setting up and running nurse led clinics and services in primary, secondary and community care across a number of specialties

There are sessions designed for those who are looking to improve the effectiveness or expand existing nurse led clinics and services, and for beginners looking to set up their first clinic and a session by FoNS Practice Development Facilitator, Jo Odell, on developing leadership skills.

 

NEW to this year’s conference: Nurse Clinics in Practice.

These short sessions will present examples of how various established nurse led clinics work in practice, the practicalities and the challenges, and give delegates an opportunity to meet and network with people running similar clinics to their own interests.

 

Visit the website for more information.

 

A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS by quoting ref: hcuk20fons when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

 

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Enhancing Practice Conference 2018

22nd - 24th August 2017

Basel, Switzerland

The international community of Practice Development is meeting in Switzerland for the first time. Consistent with Practice Development, the conference format will challenge the norm: engaging delegates through:

  • Interactive keynote events
  • Concurrent presentations and discussions
  • Creative show & tell
  • Dynamic workshop experiences

The conference provides an opportunity to network with managers, practitioners, researchers and  academics in the field of Practice Development from across  the globe and learn how to enhance healthcare practices across sectors, settings, and specialties. Through a consistent and delicate balance of theory and application, delegates will leave energised with knowledge and tools for immediate translation into practice in the workplace.

 

Practice Development helps us all to meet goals for:

  • Patient and family engagement
  • Interprofessional collaboration and learning
  • Healthy work environments
  • Evidence-informed practices
  • Patient safety

Learn more www.epc2018.org

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