Nursing Education and Professional Development – The Global Perspective

Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd March 2017


Hosted by the RCN Education Forum, this annual 2 day international conference provides a supportive environment for nurse educators from across the UK and the globe to meet with other like-minded professionals. Here you will learn about the latest developments within the academic and practice setting, explore the work of the RCN in shaping the future of nursing education and practice and share experiences of what’s happening in their area. The conference is aimed at all nurses and allied healthcare professionals involved in educating students and practising nurses and HCSW’s including academic and practice setting and covers all areas of nursing including acute, primary and community care.


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Visit the website for more information about this event.


Events contact: Liz Russ, Conference & Events Organiser, Royal College of Nursing 

Email: [email protected]

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Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Experience Insight

24th March 2017 -


This conference 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 participants to measure, monitor and improve patient experience in their service, and demonstrate responsiveness to feedback.


Sessions will include learning from patients, a national update, practical sessions focusing on delivering a patient experience based culture, demonstrating insight and responsiveness in real time, using patient experience to drive improvement, delivering a patient experience dashboard, improving data and intelligence, working with patients on co design and monitoring progress against the NQB and NHS England endorsed Warwick Patient Experience programme in practice.


Jo Odell, FoNS Practice Development Facilitator, will be presenting at this event. Her presentation will share and the varied ways in which the teams FoNS has worked with have used patient experiences in their projects and in practice to ensure care is person-centred, safe and effective. It will include:

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Effective Nurse Director

Wednesday 26th April 2017 -


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


Following National Update sessions the conference will include extended masterclasses focusing on developing your leadership skills and competence as a current or aspiring nurse director, leading quality improvement and managing patient concerns and improving patient experience. Throughout the day sessions will look at preparing for a role as a Nurse Director, learning from experienced nurse directors on how to manage the complexities of the role whilst remaining visible to staff and patients.

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Service User Experience in Mental Health

Friday 12th May 2017 -


Through national updates, lived experience and practical case studies the conference will provide a step by step guide to measuring, monitoring and improving service user experience in mental health services.


Expert sessions will focus on monitoring adherence to the NICE Quality Standards on service user experience in mental health, measuring and monitoring experience in mental health crisis, changing the culture of an organisation, listening and learning from individuals and demonstrating responsiveness to feedback, real time service user feedback, and using 'always events' as a positive approach.


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Ward Manager Summit: Developing your skills as an Effective Ward Manager

Friday 14th July 2017 -


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


Following national update sessions looking at the CQC inspection process at ward level and what ‘Well-Led” looks like in terms of the Ward Manager role, and an update on Leading Change, Adding Value: implementing the National Framework for Nursing, Midwifery and Care staff at Ward Level, the conference will then focus on key areas including developing your leadership skills, ward manager development, improving patient experience on the ward including always events, improving communication skills at ward level including frontline management of complaints, feedback and concerns, developing ward accreditation for quality and exemplar wards, getting staffing right at ward level and Managing your own ward budgets, finances and resources.

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Nurse Clinics 2017

Monday 20 November 2017 -


Save the day! 

The day will be chaired by Dr Richard Hatchett, Author, ‘Nurse Led Clinic: Practice Issues’. 

“This conference surpasses as the foremost national event for those planning, managing or running nurse-led clinics.”

The event has been updated following national development and feedback from previous years, and is for nurses who run or are thinking of running clinics both in primary and secondary care and those who support them from specialties including Cancer, Cardiology, Urology, Mental Health, Surgery, and Community

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