Upcoming Events

2014

September 2014

22/09/2014CQC Inspections In Mental Health and Community
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This conference aims through national updates and the experiences of NHS Trusts who have experienced inspection, to provide a practical guide to preparing for and learning from the new Care Quality Commission inspections in hospitals. The Care Quality Commission published the first reports from its new programme of mental health and community health services inspections on 17th April 2014.

Speaking on the new mental health and community inspections, Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, said:

"Our new approach to mental health and community health services inspections recognises that many patients receive part of their care while living at home and part as an inpatient in hospital. It is vital to ensure that these services are working well together to give continuity of care for patients..the needs of people with mental health problems run through all the areas that CQC regulates and the new inspections demonstrate a stronger approach to ensure that people get care that is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well led."

"Community healthcare services play an increasingly important role in people’s lives, particularly in providing care close to where people live…we have not given enough specific attention to community health services in the past, and this new approach strengthens our oversight of the sector and allows us to develop a clearer picture of the quality of services that are so important in many people’s lives."

Follow the conference on Twitter #CQCInspectionMH

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
23/09/2014Masterclass: The Legal Use of Control and Restraint
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Facilitated by Kate Hill, Solicitor, InPractice and RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors

The appropriate, legal use of control and restraint is necessary in many clinical settings. However, inappropriate use, and the lack of detailed documentation of decisions, can make healthcare professionals vulnerable to accusations of mistreatment.

This training day will look at control and restraint in the context of the Human Rights Act, the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legal and ethical principles.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
23/09/2014Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Health Services: Implications of the New Care Bill
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

The Care Bill has recently completed its third reading House of Lords stages on 11th March 2014 and is now under consideration of amendments in the House of Lords which is the last stage before Royal Assent . The Care Act 2014 will be on the statute books shortly, leaving health and social care professionals one year to get up to speed with its provisions before full implementation in 2015.The Bill sets out the first ever statutory framework for adult safeguarding.

This conference will look at improving safeguarding practice in healthcare, and the implications on the new Care Bill on safeguarding practice.

Sessions will cover the Care Bill and the implications for healthcare, an update from the care quality commission on monitoring and regulating safeguarding, a step by step guide to identifying safeguarding concerns, taking a preventative approach, empowerment in safeguarding, training and educating frontline staff, proportionality, implementing safeguarding alerts, and working in partnership with social care, and the police.

Follow the conference on Twitter #carebill

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
23/09/2014Presentation Skills Masterclass
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Are you working in a role that requires you to perform presentations and would like to improve your delivery? Do you find presentations anxiety provoking and would like to develop coping strategies? Or do you want your presentations to be more exciting and better understood? If so this masterclass is for you.

The masterclass is designed to provide an increased understanding of the skills and techniques required to deliver dynamic presentations. The course will provide an opportunity for participants to practice and review their presentation skills and techniques and receive constructive feedback. Delegates will be encouraged to develop a creative approach to creating a presentation and consider how best to engage an audience.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
23/09/2014Identify and Eliminate Waste and Rework Using Lean: Interactive Masterclass
Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

If you are involved in improving any part of the patient experience such as patient care, reducing patient harm, improving quality of service or reducing waiting time then the Lean tools can have a significant impact.

Lean in healthcare is a highly interactive one-day workshop aimed at individuals & teams at all levels who want to gain an understanding of the lean philosophy, tools and techniques.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
23/09/2014Master It: Audit, Service Development and Getting Published
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This masterclass has been developed for very busy clinical practitioners who want to get underway quickly with an audit and service development project in a practice setting and who perhaps want to go onto publish or showcase their work - raising their own profile and that of the organisation they work for.

Two key coaching sessions will be offered post-masterclass for those delegates who wish to take up the opportunity. These are essential skills for nurses and therapists who want to progress their career or who want to develop skills to enhance their development and contribution to things in the environment where they work.

Master it – offers the opportunity to grasp the key principles in each of the areas through lead lectures, examples and two highly interactive practical workshops (audit and publishing) to demonstrate and involve delegates.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
24/09/2014Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix in Mental Health
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

By Summer 2014 NICE will produce independent and authoritative evidence based guidance on safe staffing and will review and endorse associated tools for setting staff staffing levels in acute settings. NHS Trusts will be requited to publish and review actual versus planned nursing and midwifery staffing and by December 2014 will be required to use NICE accredited tools to undertake this review. This conference will focus on delivering safer staffing and implementing the New NICE Guidance on safer staffing in your service, and reviewing staffing using NICE accredited tools. The important issues of skill mix, acuity monitoring and escalation will also be discussed through expert sessions and practical NHS Trust case studies delivered by experienced nurse directors.

Follow the conference on Twitter #nursingstaffing

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
24/09/2014Masterclass: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This masterclass will explore the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and examine the practical implications for health care professionals. There will be a detailed analysis of what constitutes Deprivation of Liberty rather than restriction of liberty.
Delegates will have the opportunity to raise issues and concerns specific to their own practice. The course will be run by Kate Hill, a Mental Healthcare lawyer, and will be case study led.

“We expect more focus on reducing the restraint and restriction of vulnerable people lacking capacity... While there has been an increase in the use of DoLS there is still much more that needs to be done to ensure people are appropriately cared for...this year, CQC is strengthening its approach to monitoring this legislation.” David Behan Chief Executive Care Quality Commission

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
26/09/2014Virtual Orthopaedic Clinic Masterclass
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This masterclass will provide a practical guide to setting up and running a virtual orthopaedic clinic in your service.

Musculoskeletal problems are one of the most common reasons for seeking health care, with estimates of up to 20 per cent of adults annually consulting their general practitioner. Hospital referrals result in new appointments, treatment plans and further post treatment follow up appointments for outcome analysis.

In 2011-12 there were 17.6 million accident and emergency attendances recorded at major A&E departments. Over 4% of these patients are referred to fracture clinics. A large number of these appointments can be replaced by virtual clinics, both for decision making and outcome analysis. Reduction of new fracture patient attendances of more than 50% and elective post surgery follow up by >90% have been demonstrated.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
29/09/2014Maximising the Potential of Clinical Networks for Children
Location: ICO Conference Centre, London

This conference produced in association with, and chaired by Dr Andy Spencer, Clinical Director, West Midlands Maternity and Children’s Strategic Clinical Network will focus on maximising the potential of clinical networks for children.

"Maternity and children’s services are one of the four service areas for which Strategic Clinical Networks1 (SCN) have been designated in England. Is this latest introduction to the new commissioning framework good news or something that will hardly impinge on the working lives of most paediatricians? More importantly, will this impact on the health outcomes for babies, children and young people (CYP)? Certainly there is much room for improvement; across the UK there remains huge variation in both health and service quality for children… SCNs are engines for change across complex systems of care; as such, they provide immense opportunity to improve quality of care for children and families. This requires major changes to the way care is delivered. The SCN teams can provide energy, innovation, intelligence, leadership and ‘buy in’ from commissioners, but strong support and cooperation is needed from those on the front line if SCNs are to succeed." Dr Andy Spencer, Clinical Director, West Midlands Maternity and Children’s Strategic Clinical Network 2014

Follow the conference on Twitter #SCNChildren

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.

October 2014

01/10/2014Electronic Document Management in Healthcare: Delivering a Paperless NHS
Location: ICO Conference Centre, London

“Implementing Electronic Document Management Solutions is a challenge, a major project and a substantial change to the way care is delivered but it is achievable, and others have achieved it and gained many benefits” Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor NHS England, May 2014

Following NHS England’s committment to a paperless NHS, this one day conference focuses on a practical guide to delivering electronic document management in your organisation. The delivery of clinical care is no longer from a single place with a single record location but from multiple sites (including the patients own home) and the electronic record needs to be available in these multiple sites.

The conference outlines a number of different strategies for the implementation of EDM and discusses key issues including the legal framework and information governance. This will be complemented by practical case studies from NHS Trusts that have implemented Electronic Document Management in practice.

Follow the conference on Twitter #paperlessNHS

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
01/10/2014Root Cause Analysis: Two-Day Intensive Training Course
Location: Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

Facilitated by Kate Hill, Solicitor, InPractice and RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors, this interactive and practical course will provide a structured approach to incident investigation from an initial understanding of the legal and factual context, through to information collection, analysis, the report and writing a final action plan.

The first day will focus on information collection, data organisation and analysis. The second day of this interactive training will provide guidance on how to support staff and interview techniques. There will then be a root cause analysis case study.

One of the most common complaints made about incident reports in the NHS is the lack of consistency. The aim of this course is to ensure a consistent approach to investigations that is supportive and solution orientated.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
02/10/2014Enhanced Recovery
Location: Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

“I believe that the principles of enhanced recovery can be applied to emergency as well as elective surgery and have the potential to improve the quality of patient care and also reduce delays in care pathways.” Professor Norman S Williams President Royal College of Surgeons

Enhanced Recovery has been improving outcomes, patient experience and reducing length of stay for more than 5 years since the introduction of the national programme. This conference looks at enhanced recovery – how to sustain and extend improvement and improve the effectiveness of your enhanced recovery service. The topical issues of enhanced recovery and the 7 day NHS will also be discussed.

Follow this conference on Twitter #Enhancedrecovery

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
02/10/2014Demonstrating and Expanding Nurse Competence
Location: Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

This conference provides a practical guide to measuring, demonstrating and safely expanding nursing competence with a focus on delivering the competence element of the 6C’s and demonstrating competence in preparation for Nursing Revalidation. The day will focus on developing competence in advanced nursing roles and practice, both technical and non technical skills, using competency frameworks, identifying and expanding competences needed for practice, leadership competencies, monitoring nursing competence and identifying and responding where there may be shortfalls or a lack of competence.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
02/10/2014Presentation Skills Masterclass
Location: Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

Are you working in a role that requires you to perform presentations and would like to improve your delivery? Do you find presentations anxiety provoking and would like to develop coping strategies? Or do you want your presentations to be more exciting and better understood? If so this masterclass is for you.

The masterclass is designed to provide an increased understanding of the skills and techniques required to deliver dynamic presentations. The course will provide an opportunity for participants to practice and review their presentation skills and techniques and receive constructive feedback. Delegates will be encouraged to develop a creative approach to creating a presentation and consider how best to engage an audience.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
03/10/2014Implementing the Named Responsible Doctor and Nurse in Hospital
Location: ICO Conference Centre, London

New guidance from the Academy published today (13 June 2014) will, for the first time, make doctors responsible for the whole of a patient's care during their stay in hospital. The so-called 'name over the bed' initiative will make it clear to patients, their carers, nurses and relatives, which doctor is ultimately responsible for all aspects of their care. The guidelines also say a 'Named Nurse' should be available to provide patients with information about their care and should be a primary point of contact.

The move follows one of the Francis Report's key recommendations that if a named clinician were accountable throughout a patient's treatment in hospital then patient safety and the overall quality of care could be improved. It will help make sure that patients are only discharged if it is in their best interests, with appropriate support from friends, family or carers and when it is safe and clinically appropriate to so, particularly if a patient is vulnerable.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP said:
'Patients tell us that, too often, their care isn't joined up. That's why every patient should have a single responsible clinician whose job it is to help them with anything that goes wrong and make sure they get the care they need. This guidance will make that a reality – it has been developed by clinicians, for clinicians, and is a huge step forward for patient safety.

Chaired by Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor, this timely conference focuses on implementing the named responsible doctor and nurse in hospital, including the new Academy of Medical Royal College recommendations, improving continuity of care through ensuring every patient in hospital has a named doctor and nurse responsible for their care over the whole hospital stay.

Take a look at the Academy’s new guidance here http://www.aomrc.org.uk/general-news/academy-publishes-guidelines-on-responsible-consultant-clinician-the-name-over-the-bed.html

“My ideal is when you go into a hospital there is a named consultant responsible for your whole stay.. if I’m the patient I want to know where the buck stops – named nurse and named consultant… ideally people are seeing the same doctors and nurse, restoring the doctor/patient relationship, seeing the same clinician they saw last time” Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health speaking at Healthcare Conferences UK Conference on 5th February 2014.

Follow the conference on Twitter #NamedClinician

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
03/10/2014Investigating Incidents and the Duty of Candour
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

In the wake of the Francis Inquiry into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust the Department of Health has introduced a contractual duty of candour that requires NHS and Foundation trust staff to be open and honest with patients and their families about patient safety incidents.

This new duty emphasises the need for patient safety incidents to be investigated using a robust methodology; for investigation reports to be evidentially sound, accessible and focused on producing actionable and reasonable recommendations.

This training day will equip delegates with a proven methodology and a highly-regarded report structure that will help with the investigation of incidents and the production of reports.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
06/10/2014Delivering a Seven-Day Health Service
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This conference focuses on meeting the national clinical standards and learning from the early adopter sites to deliver a 7 day health service in practice.

The 10 national clinical standards for 7 day working were published in December 2013. Sir Bruce Keogh national medical director for the NHS expects full implementation by 2017:

“Sir Bruce says these standards “undo more than 50 years of accumulated custom and practice that have failed to put the interests of patients first”. He recommends they be adopted by the end of the 2016/17 financial year... We know that patients and the public want us to act now to make seven-day services a reality in all parts of the NHS… “There are encouraging examples for NHS organisations that have moved to making healthcare services more accessible seven days a week to avoid compromising safety and patient experience.“ We need to accelerate the pace and spread of these changes. In doing so, we can ensure the NHS leads the world in providing equality of access to consistent, high quality healthcare, seven days a week.“ There is increasing evidence that mortality rates for patients admitted to hospitals on both sides of the Atlantic are higher at weekend; our junior doctors feel clinically exposed and unsupported at weekends; and hospital chief executives are worried about clinical cover.“ We should also consider whether, in the 21st century, it is still acceptable for the NHS to expect people to always take time off work to access healthcare or to support a relative or friend to do the same? This has an economic impact as well as an impact on patient and family experience“ This is not just about hospitals but the whole NHS system. One part cannot function efficiently at the weekend if other parts don’t.
“If people are to experience genuine seven-day treatment and care, we must look beyond emergency services and beyond the services offered to hospital inpatients. We need to make similar improvements across primary, community health and social services, removing barriers between organisations.”

http://www.england.nhs.uk/2013/12/15/sir-bruce-keogh-7ds/

Follow this conference on twitter #7dayNHS

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
06/10/2014Delivering Quality Outcomes for People with Dementia
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This one day event focuses on quality outcomes for people with Dementia and will open with a keynote address from Professor Alistair Burns National Clinical Director for Dementia NHS England who will discuss priority objectives for immediate benefits for people with dementia and their carers, improving diagnosis and post diagnostic support, de-stigmatising dementia and driving improvements in health and care.

“We are only at the start of a journey when it comes to dementia care: as a society we have ignored the condition for much too long – and unless we get better at recognising and caring for people with dementia we will have failed the million people who will have the condition in England by the end of the decade.” Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, 28th May 2014.

Through expert sessions, case studies and the experiences of those with dementia and their carers this conference focuses on delivering quality outcomes for people with dementia: driving improvements in health and care.

Follow this conference on Twitter #Dementia

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
07/10/2014Patient Experience Insight: Demonstrating Responsiveness to Feedback
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

The Francis Inquiry Recommendation 255: “Using Patient Feedback: Results and analysis of patient feedback including qualitative information needs to be made available to all stakeholders in as near “real time” as possible, even if later adjustments have to be made” The Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The conference will provide a practical guide to measuring, understanding and acting on patient experience insight, and demonstrating responsiveness both to individual patient feedback and to insight from patients as an organisation as a whole.

Follow the conference on Twitter #Patientexp

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
09/10/2014Improving Adolescent Mental Health Services and Bridging The Gap Between Adolescent and Adult MH
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

“850,000 children and young people in the UK have a mental health problem - and that's just the ones who have been diagnosed.. Childhood and teenage years are when mental health is developed and patterns are set for the future. So a child with good mental health is much more likely to have good mental health as an adult, and to be able to take on adult responsibilities and fulfill their potential.. There is still a huge stigma around mental health which means children and young people are not getting the support they need” Young Minds 2014.

This conference which has been jointly developed with Paul Scates, Peer Specialist at Dorset Mental Health Forum, focuses on improving adolescent mental health, and bridging the gap between adolescent and adult mental health services. Key issues will be covered during the day including developing emotional resilience in teenagers and case studies from CAMHS, schools, schools based counselling and IAPT services.

Follow the conference on Twitter #CAMHS

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
13/10/2014Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Ensuring Compliance in Practice
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Through expert sessions and case studies, this conference will discuss the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and where they sit following these new developments, ensuring compliance locally.

The recent landmark Supreme Court ruling on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in March 2014, combined with the Parliamentary Select Committee findings and Care Quality Commission fourth annual report on DOLs all suggest that much more can be done to ensure the safeguards are implemented and used effectively in practice.

Lord Hardie, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee stated in March 2014 that "Our other key finding concerns the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The intention of the safeguards is to provide legal protection for people who are being deprived of their liberty for their own safety. The evidence suggests that tens of thousands of people are being deprived of their liberty without the protection of the law, and without the protection that Parliament intended."

Follow the conference on Twitter #DOLS

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
14/10/2014Improving Anticoagulation Therapy Services
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Chaired by Professor David Fitzmaurice, Director of the National Centre for Anticoagulation Training,this conference focuses on improving anticoagulation therapy services with a focus on improving patient safety and new oral anticoagulants. The conference opens with a presentation on quality and safety indicators for anticoagulation therapy. The conference continues with case studies on learning from incidents and near misses and proactive tools to improve safety in anticoagulation therapy.

Sessions will focus on managing new oral anticoagulants in your services, patient information and education, educating frontline staff in trigger tools and recognition of patients on new oral anticoagulants and reducing Medication Errors and ensuring patients receive oral anticoagulation therapy within safe levels.

Follow the conference on Twitter #anticoagulation2014

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
14/10/2014Expert Witness Intensive Two-Day Training Course
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Giving evidence can be challenging and this course is designed to support you in your expert witness role. A solid awareness of procedures and etiquette and knowledge of what to expect from the courts will help to increase your confidence, particularly when responding to the demands of a courtroom appearance.

Facilitated by Kate Hill, Solicitor, InPractice and RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors this 2 day course will provide feedback on your written reports, including presentation and writing style. The second day focuses on courtroom skills and will provide you with detailed knowledge of the procedures for giving evidence and how you can best prepare. The course offers you the opportunity to practice your courtroom skills and provides support and feedback to enable you to improve your performance.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
16/10/2014Effective Ward Manager
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Whether you are currently a Ward Manager, or aspiring to be one, this event provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other Ward Managers and Nurse Directors to develop your skills as an effective Ward Manager.

The conference will update delegates on key issues facing Ward Managers in practice including changes to the Ward Manager role itself.

The Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust recommended that: \"Ward nurse managers should operate in a supervisory capacity, and not be office-bound or expected to double up, except in emergencies as part of the nursing provision on the ward. They should know about the care plans relating to every patient on his or her ward.\"

The conference will focus on strengthening and supporting the ward manager, developing competence and career progression and the practicalities of running an effective ward.

Follow the conference on Twitter #WardManager

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
17/10/2014Data Quality and Clinical Coding for Improvement
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

"We need a very big cultural change around the use of data, data can be a great ally to improve patient safety". Using heart surgery as an example he said "the use of data is something I am absolutely determined to embrace in the NHS.. We need to make peer review and data transparency the main engine for change in the NHS" Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, 2 July 2014

This conference focuses on improving data quality and clinical coding to deliver clinically meaningful information that can be used by commissioners and providers to demonstrate quality, patient safety and act as an early warning system for poor or declining performance. This is particularly important following the events at Mid Staffordshire where the Francis Inquiry recommended that "All healthcare provider organisations should develop and publish real time information on the performance of their consultants and specialist teams in relation to mortality, morbidity, outcome and patient satisfaction, and on the performance of each team and their services against the fundamental standards." Mid Staffordshire Inquiry Feb 2013

Follow the conference on Twitter #HospitalData

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
17/10/2014Improving Mental Health Crisis Care
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This conference focuses on improving mental health crisis care. Through national updates, case studies and perspectives from service users the conference will look at early intervention to prevent people reaching crisis point, delivering the new mental health crisis care concordat, working in partnership to improve crisis care, delivering 24/7 crisis care, commissioning effective crisis services, learning from user led crisis services and measuring outcomes in crisis care. There will also be a focus on improving control and restraint practice for those in crisis and a look at the urgent care review and ensuring parity of esteem.

“Care in crisis for vulnerable people, including those in mental health need, is at the heart of an ethical society” Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

Follow the conference on Twitter #mentalcrisis

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
20/10/2014TWRI International Conference 2014
Location: International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP, UK

This first International Conference is aimed at Health Professionals, Practitioners, Academics and Policy Makers from around the world who are involved in the treatment, management and analysis of trauma, as well as those operating within the associated fields of urgent and emergency care, injury prevention, injury related disabilities and healthcare technology across the public and private sectors.

Each day the conference will introduce a new theme and deliver a mixture of plenary sessions with leading speakers, breakout sessions and seminars. The conference will also include poster displays and an exhibition area, with ample networking time to meet old friends and colleagues, as well as the building of new relationships.

For further information please contact Kadhem Jallab registration@twri.org.uk by e-mail or phone 0191 2211 222 .
21/10/2014Clinical Audit Masterclass
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Clinical Audit Masterclass is a one-day course that provides delegates with a full understanding of the clinical audit process and includes information and advice on how to carry out clinical audit to an advanced level.

Clinical audit currently has a high profile in the healthcare sector and links into many initiatives and work programmes, including: Quality Accounts, QIPP, CQUINs, NHSLA requirements, etc. From 2012 all clinicians must undertake and report on personal clinical audit projects for Revalidation. Previous studies have shown that clinical audit projects often fall short of their potential and this course teaches learners best practice in clinical audit and enables attendees to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Clinical audit is relevant to all healthcare professionals and is now part of the contracts of employment for many staff. Clinical Audit Masterclass is suitable for anyone who has a basic understanding of the clinical audit process and who wants to learn more. The training will also be of value to healthcare managers and professionals who have a lead role in implementing high quality clinical audit within their organisation.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
21/10/2014Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This master class is aimed at Nurses across all clinical bandings, for Bands 5/6 it will facilitate individual preparation; for Bands 7/8 it will additionally enable a training role in their organisation (train the trainer).

Key areas to be explored are: appraisal, supervision, evidencing CPD, constructive reflection, and gaining patient/professional feedback.

All hand outs, e-access to literature and national guidance will be provided on the day. Delegates are advised to bring along their existing Portfolios as a framework to build upon.

The forthcoming programme will be equally divided into theory and practical sessions. Depending upon needs, in the case of group bookings a bespoke programme can be accommodated.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
21/10/20146 Sigma in Healthcare (Yellow Belt) Two-Day Intensive Training
Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

The health industry and healthcare providers face an increasing challenge to provide the sufficient quality of care against a background of funding reductions. Basic quality improvement programmes have delivered benefits but are now proving insufficient to take improvement efforts to a higher level. A more structured and rigorous approach that goes beyond the quality department is required and this is exactly what 6 Sigma delivers. The methodology becomes the foundation for creating a culture of excellence throughout an organisation where everyone is on a journey to eliminate waste, defects and variability.

This 2 day 6 Sigma Yellow Belt Training course for Healthcare Professionals is a hands-on interactive masterclass aimed at individuals and teams at all levels who need to develop an understanding of the power of the 6 Sigma and how the tools and methodology can make a significant impact within healthcare.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
21/10/2014Masterclass: Advanced Continuous Improvement (CI Silver Level)
Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

The health industry and healthcare providers face an increasing challenge to provide the sufficient quality of care against a background of funding reductions. Basic quality improvement programmes have delivered benefits but are now proving insufficient to take improvement efforts to a higher level. A more structured and rigorous approach that goes beyond the quality department is required and this is exactly what 6 Sigma delivers. The methodology becomes the foundation for creating a culture of excellence throughout an organisation where everyone is on a journey to eliminate waste, defects and variability.

This 2 day 6 Sigma Yellow BeltTraining course for Healthcare Professionals is a hands-on interactive masterclass aimed at individuals and teams at all levels who need to develop an understanding of the power of the 6 Sigma and how the tools and methodology can make a significant impact within healthcare.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
22/10/2014Caldicott Guardian Training Masterclass
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Facilitated by Christopher Fincken; Chairman of the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians this one day training course to provide both an introduction to newcomers and a wide ranging update for more experienced Caldicott Guardians, Caldicott Officers, & Information Governance Leads to understand the requirements of Caldicott and to become confident in recognising and in making both basic and complex Caldicott Guardian decisions.

This course is based on practical experience and will feature a large and varied range of case studies covering a multitude of situations and ages from cradle to grave, and even beyond! The course is not “Powerpoint” based and participants will have the opportunity to engage as individuals and as a group throughout the day to discuss case studies.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
22/10/2014Presentation Skills Masterclass
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Are you working in a role that requires you to perform presentations and would like to improve your delivery? Do you find presentations anxiety provoking and would like to develop coping strategies? Or do you want your presentations to be more exciting and better understood? If so this masterclass is for you.

The masterclass is designed to provide an increased understanding of the skills and techniques required to deliver dynamic presentations. The course will provide an opportunity for participants to practice and review their presentation skills and techniques and receive constructive feedback. Delegates will be encouraged to develop a creative approach to creating a presentation and consider how best to engage an audience.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
23/10/2014Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing The Need For Restrictive Interventions
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Chaired by Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor, this conference focuses implementing the new Department of Health guidance on Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions and on managing control and restraint in a way that is not excessive and that is respectful of service users. There is a focus on reducing control and restraint to a minimum level. Through national and legal updates, service user perspectives, and practical case studies of implementation in practice and an interactive session on restraint techniques, the conference will provide an invaluable and practical approach to ensuring the new national guidance is implemented effectively in your service.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.

November 2014

03/11/2014Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers
Location: ICO Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on a practical guide to eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers and implementing the national stop the pressure campaign. Lyn McIntyre MBE Deputy Nurse Director Patient Experience NHS England will open the day with an update from NHS England and will discuss the stop the pressure campaign and path details and Pressure Ulcers and the 6C’s.

The conference will continue with practical case studies in reducing pressure ulcers, implementing stop the pressure and in depth extended sessions focusing on pressure ulcer grading and reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers, and developing your skills in root cause analysis and investigation. Elizabeth McGinnis Nurse Consultant in Tissue Viability will also look at this issue of avoidability and discuss the latest evidence on what is actually considered unavoidable.

Follow this conference on Twitter #stopthepressure

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
05/11/2014Falls Prevention and Management in Older People
Location: ICO Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on reducing falls and harm from falls in the over 65’s which is a key health improvement indicator in the Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013-16, and on implementing the revised NICE Clinical Guideline for falls, looking forward to the new National Quality Standard for Falls which is due in February 2015.

The conference opens with an update from the National Falls and Fractures Alliance on meeting the health improvement objective relating to falls in the NHS Outcomes Framework 2013-16. The conference continues with an focus on meeting the updated NICE Clinical Practice Guideline on Falls, and looking forward to the quality standard which is due to out for consultation later this year. The conference will also take a proactive approach to engaging older people in staying healthy falls prevention exercise. Through expert speakers and best practice case studies the conference aims to give you practical tools and ideas to improve falls prevention and management in your local practice and organisation.

Follow the conference on Twitter #FallsNHS

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
06/11/2014Effective Clinical Supervision Skills
Location: BPP Law School, London

The ability to perform effective Clinical Supervision is a key component to empowering individuals to deliver healthcare provision of the highest standards. Aimed at clinicians of all levels this interactive Masterclass will improve confidence and empower individuals to conduct high quality Clinical Supervision.

The day will introduce individuals to the principles and practice of Clinical Supervision through analysis and application of key Clinical Supervision skills, the core principles of effective Clinical Supervision and the use of models and techniques to plan and perform it effectively. The emphasis of this Master Class is to maximise the face-to-face time to enable individuals to participate in and observe different supervision scenarios and to develop the key skills associated with effective Clinical Supervision.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
07/11/2014Masterclass: Nurse-Led Discharge
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Discharge planning is at the core of indicators for successful Hospital. This Master Class offers the opportunity to interact with a skilled facilitator to guide new and practical ways of approaching Nurse Led Discharge and discharge planning issues.

The Masterclass will begin with a core lecture on the 10 Policy Steps underpinning discharge planning at a National Level. This is followed by an analysis of two core areas, namely: Estimating dates for discharge and Nurse Led Discharge will form the basis for case based discussions, analysis and practical advice.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
12/11/2014Information Governance Implementing the Government Response to Caldicott 2
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

The Government published “Information: to share or not to share” in response to the Caldicott Review on the 12th September 2013. The response states that “the government accepts all the recommendations of the Caldicott report and highlights that while information sharing is essential to provide good care for everyone, there are rules that must be followed."

Health and Social Care organisations should now be putting the recommendations into practice. This conference provides a practical guide to implementing Caldicott2 in line with the recommendations from the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel and the recommendations within the government response in your organisation.

"The move to digital records makes it easier to share information with those who need it. Doing so supports the principles of Caldicott 2 “Information: to share or not to share?” in terms of confidentiality, and also Principle 7 of the Data Protection Act – duty to share. Information governance is a key consideration in this digital journey, but it needs to be an enabler rather than a barrier in the move to integrated digital care records." NHS England May 2014

The conference will cover the new HSCIC code of practice on confidential information which is due to be published in September 2014

Follow this event on twitter #Caldicott2

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
13/11/2014Masterclass: Legal Issues in End of Life Care
Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

Healthcare professionals of all levels need to have an understanding of the legal and ethical framework that surrounds the care and treatment of patients who are nearing the end of the their lives.

This understanding should include the use of DNACPR orders, the implications of withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, advance decisions and the role of the Court of Protection.

Facilitated by Alexander Ruck-Keene, Barrister at 39 Essex Street and Honorary Research Lecturer, Manchester University.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
13/11/2014Masterclass: Designing A Reliable Response To Sepsis
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

Sepsis is responsible for 37,000 deaths annually in the UK, and accounts for 30-50% of episodes of inpatient deterioration. Despite internationally recognized guidelines being endorsed by relevant professional bodies, standards of care are achieved in fewer than 20% of cases.

This masterclass will explore evidence behind interventions, barriers to reliable delivery and solutions in the context of the updated 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines. The roles of individual health professionals within acute hospitals, the community and the prehospital environment will be explored to aid understanding and planning of a system-wide response. The day will also outline national and global strategies to embed Sepsis as a clinical priority for health systems.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
14/11/2014Embedding A Culture Of Collective Healthcare Leadership Post-Francis
Location: BPP Law School, London

Post Francis the concept of Collective Leadership has been deeply explored and recently reported and outlined by the King’s Fund. Collective Leadership builds on the concept of shared leadership as outlined in the Clinical Leadership Competency Framework model and aims to unlock the potential of multidisciplinary teams and better engage our task force. This will support a culture that embraces the 6 C’s of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment as detailed in the “Compassion in Practice” strategy.

The engagement of staff through effective Collective Leadership to enhance staff engagement, is instrumental to delivering high quality care and is a key contributor to shaping a positive experience for patients. This Masterclass will explore the concept of Collective and Shared leadership, how it can be embedded into the culture of an organisation and what steps can be taken to champion open communication within and between teams.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
17/11/2014Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix in Mental Health
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

“NHS mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services: there were improvements in ensuring the care and welfare of people with a mental health problem or a learning disability. However, we still uncovered problems in one in eight inspections. Staffing issues were proving the most difficult problem to resolve, with no improvement and one in 10 inspections raising concerns.” Care Quality Commission, State of Care Report November 2013.

This conference focuses on ensuring safe and effective Nurse Staffing Levels and Skill mix in mental health settings– how to ensure the right people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time. The conference will look at meeting the expectations laid down by NHS England, looking forward to the NICE guidance on safe staffing levels in mental health in patient and mental health community settings due later this year and through case studies and expert sessions provide a practical guide to delivering the recommendations in your service.

Follow the conference on Twitter #MentalNursing

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
19/11/2014Nurse Clinics 2014
Location: Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

"This conference surpasses as the foremost national event for those planning, managing or running nurse-led clinics. I’m thrilled to have been asked to chair the excellent speakers once again who are ready and able to share their experiences in this important form of healthcare delivery."
Dr Richard Hatchett Author ‘Nurse Led Clinic: Practice Issues’ and Deputy Head of School The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation

Nurse Clinics 2014 will once again provide nurses working at advanced practice with the opportunity to hear national updates and best practice for setting up and running nurse led clinics and services in primary and secondary care across a number of specialities.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@hc-uk.org.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
28/11/2014Masterclass: Effective Time Management Skills
Location: BPP Law School, London

This one day masterclass is aimed at healthcare professionals at all levels who wish to have the opportunity to reflect on their current approaches to managing their time and learn about steps they can take to become even more effective.

In the ever evolving landscape of healthcare provision the need to work more efficiently and achieve ‘more with less’ is more important than ever. The greatest asset we have is our time and personal effectiveness is directly proportional to the degree in which we manage our time effectively.

Aimed at healthcare professionals at all levels this interactive 1-day programme will explore how you can be more productive and make more efficient use of the time you have. The Time Management Toolkit provided will help you to bring more clarity to how you plan your working life and your personal commitments. This course will empower you to become more efficient both within your professional and personal settings.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.

December 2014

02/12/2014Out Of Hours Care In Hospitals
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

“For acute services to be judged safe, they have to be safe 24/7″ Sir Bruce Keogh NHS Medical Director recommends that no hospital could be rated “outstanding” if the clinical standards are not being applied.” NHS England.

Chaired by Dr Juliane Kause, Lead Consultant for Out of Hours Care at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, this conference focuses on out of hours care in hospitals moving towards delivering high quality care on a 24/7 basis. Through national updates and case studies this conference provides a practical guide to delivering a high quality hospital at night.

Follow this conference on Twitter #24-7Care

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
05/12/2014Nurse Prescribing
Location: ICO Conference Centre, London

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse and pharmacist prescribers, and will be chaired by Barbara Stuttle CBE Chair of the Association for Nurse Prescribing who led the campaign for nurse prescribing and continues to support non-medical prescribers in their role.

Through national updates and practical case studies delegates will hear how to develop and maintain prescribing competence, and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice.

This timely conference will update delegates on their responsibilities with regard to maintaining prescribing competence for revalidation and the the NMC Code (the consultation of which closed in August ) which has included specific requirements for prescribing and medicines management as well as leadership. The conference will include case studies demonstrating prescribing competence and will also focus on difficult issue such as prescribing for comorbidities.

Follow the conference on Twitter #NMPrescribing

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
05/12/2014Non-Medical Prescribing
Location: ICO Conference Centre, London

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring non medical prescribers, and will be chaired by Barbara Stuttle CBE Chair of the Association for Nurse Prescribing who led the campaign for non medical prescribing and continues to support non-medical prescribers in their role.

Through national updates and practical case studies delegates will hear how to develop and maintain prescribing competence, and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice.

This timely conference will update delegates on their responsibilities with regard to maintaining prescribing competence. The conference will include case studies demonstrating prescribing competence and will also focus on difficult issue such as prescribing for comorbidities and an extended legal focus.

Follow the conference on Twitter #NMPrescribing

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
09/12/2014Nursing Appraisal And Revalidation
Location: Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

This important and timely conference will update delegates on the development of Nursing Revalidation and focus on strengthening nursing appraisal in your service in preparation for a proportionate and effective model of revalidation which the Nursing and Midwifery Council has committed to introduce by the end of 2015 to enhance public protection.

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council recently stated that appraisal will form the basis of revalidation and that the NMC are on target to start revalidation in 2015. Revalidation will require every nurse and midwife to confirm that they:

  • Continue to remain fit to practise by meeting the principles of the revised Code
  • Have completed the required hours of practice and learning activity through continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Have used feedback to review and improve the way they work.
  • Have received confirmation from someone well placed to comment on their continuing fitness to practise.
For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
09/12/2014Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Location: Hallam Conference Centre, London

Facilitated by Christopher Fincken; Chairman of the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians this one day training course to provide both an introduction to newcomers and a wide ranging update for more experienced Caldicott Guardians, Caldicott Officers, & Information Governance Leads to understand the requirements of Caldicott and to become confident in recognising and in making both basic and complex Caldicott Guardian decisions.

This course is based on practical experience and will feature a large and varied range of case studies covering a multitude of situations and ages from cradle to grave, and even beyond! The course is not “Powerpoint” based and participants will have the opportunity to engage as individuals and as a group throughout the day to discuss case studies.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.

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