Masterclass: Creating Caring Cultures - Getting Started

22 January 2018 -


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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Improving End of Life for People with Dementia

Monday 5 February 2018 -


Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. In England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with dementia is estimated at 850,000. It is therefore essential that we focus on improving end of life care for Dementia. The conference will demonstrate, through national updates and practical case studies how you can improve end of life care for people with dementia in your service.

Benefits of attending

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve end of life care for people with dementia
  • Understand the national context and developments
  • Learn from the lived experience of a carer
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Nurse Prescribing Summit 2018

Monday 19 February 2018 -


This Summit aims to bring together Nurse prescribers to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice.


This CPD certified conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other nurse prescribers and develop your skills as an effective Nurse Prescriber. The programme will focus on developing your skills, competence and confidence in Nurse Prescribing. Through national updates, practical case studies and a choice of 7 interactive workshops the conference aims to support you to improve both prescribing practice and patient care, and provide networking opportunities with nurses who are prescribing in your clinical specialty. 


The conference will include a choice of interactive expertly facilitated workshops focusing on

  • The National Prescribing Competence Framework
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Patient Experience Insight Summit

22 February 2018 -


The National Patient Experience Insight Summit will focus on measuring, understanding and acting on patient experience insight, and demonstrating responsiveness to that insight to improve care. Through national updates and case study presentations the 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, national developments, practical sessions focusing on 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.


Jo Odell Practice Development Facilitator will be presenting on:

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Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care

Monday 26 February 2018 -


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. The conference, which includes national updates, extended in depth sessions and case studies will focus on developing your skills and competence as a nurse prescriber in end of life care.


This conference will enable you to: 

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving nurse prescribing in end of life care 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in end of life care prescribing  
  • Understand how to effectively develop, demonstrate and maintain continued competence in Prescribing for patients at the end of life 
  • Reflect on lessons from experts in nurse prescribing for specific case study areas with in depth interactive sessions focusing on
    • Nurse Prescribing for Pain
    • Nurse Prescribing in community settings
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RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition 2018

20th - 21st March 2018

Partners in Practice: Nurses Working Together Through Change

Newcastle Upon Tyne

The programme for the conference is now confirmed. The packed agenda includes themed concurrent presentations, symposia and ViPERS, enabling you to tailor your conference experience to your learning and development needs. We are delighted to confirm the final keynote speaker Sam Donohue, Senior Nursing Manager at HEE, will be discussing the emerging results from the nursing associate pilots plus there will be a number of local trail blazers sharing their experiences of implementation at local level. If you are involved in educating, supporting and developing the nursing workforce, whether in the clinical or educational setting, this is your unmissable insight into the future of the practice of nursing education.

We are also delighted to confirm we can offer a 10% discount for group bookings of 3 or more attendees, which includes non-RCN members.

For more details visit www.rcn.org.uk/RCNED18 

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Enhancing Practice Conference 2018

22nd - 24th August 2018

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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