Upcoming Events

2014

November 2014

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

02/12/2014Hospital Care At Night
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.

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
02/12/2014Hospital Care At Night
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.
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.
03/12/2014Lymphoedema Changes in Practice
Location: De Vere Belton Woods Hotel NG32 2LN
Times: 09.30 - 16.00

An invitation to share current thinking on the issues faced by Lymphoedema Specialists in daily practice, and consider alternative treatment options.

AGENDA

  • 09.30 Registration and refreshments
  • 10.00 Welcome
  • 10.10 Wound assessment and debridement
  • 11.00 Changes in Lymphoedema treatment
  • 12.00 Lunch
  • 13.00 Lymphoedema bandage workshops
  • 16.00 Close
For further information please contact Debbie Jenkinson debbiejenkinson@activahealthcare.co.uk by e-mail or phone 07730 817689.
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.
15/12/2014Caldicott Guardian Training Course for Beginners
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

A one day course to provide an introduction to newcomers to the Caldicott Guardian role including aspiring Caldicott Guardians and 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!

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

2015

January 2015

14/01/2015Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation in Mental Health
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

This important and timely conference will provide an update for nurses working in mental health 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
  • 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

NMC 2014
Follow the conference on Twitter #revalidationmental

For further information please contact Kerry Tarrant kerry@healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01932 429933.
20/01/2015 IAPT National Networking Forum
Location: Birmingham Football Ground
Times: 9.00-17.00

With the deadline of March 2015 fast approaching for IAPT services to meet both 50% recovery and 15% access targets, it’s never been more important for IAPT professionals to get together and learn from each other. This forum provides a space for IAPT service managers, clinical psychologists, high intensity therapists and PWPs as well as mental health commissioners to learn from case study presentations, group discussions and intensive workshops.

Key themes for the day include:

  • Hear the latest developments in IAPT from the national team
  • Find out how successful services are already meeting 50% recovery and 15% access targets
  • Get to grips with PbR and AQP and what it means for your service
  • Find out how you could be using your PWPs differently to cut costs and improve retention
  • Learn how to improve access for target groups including people with LTC, SMI and older adults
For further information please contact Nichola Cadwallader nichola.cadwallader@sbk-healthcare.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01732 897788.
21/01/2015CAMHS National Networking Forum
Location: Birmingham Football Ground
Times: 9.00-17.00

This event offers CAMHS professionals including child and adolescent consultant psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, therapists, nurses, service managers and commissioners the opportunity to come together, share ideas, hear about innovations and latest developments in CAMHS from around the country and gain new knowledge and skills.

Key themes for the day will include:

  • Effecting service quality improvement in CAMHS with limited resources
  • Improving community mental health care and early intervention services for children and young people to avoid unnecessary inpatient admissions
  • Latest developments in CYP IAPT
  • Improving the transition from CAMHS to AMHS
  • Optimising outcome measurement in CAMHS to improve services for young people
  • Commissioning CAMHS: achieving integrated health and care pathways
  • Streamlining the CAMHS acute care pathway
  • Optimising mental health services for children and adolescents with learning disabilities
  • Involving children and young people in service development
For further information please contact Nichola Cadwallader nichola.cadwallader@sbk-healthcare.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01732 897788.
27/01/2015Safe Staffing: Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Location: Hallam Conference Centre

On 15th July 2014 NICE published national advice and guidance on safe staffing. The guidance aims to “ensure safe and efficient nurse staffing levels on hospital wards that provide overnight care for adult patients in England and is in response to concerns about standards of patient care in the aftermath of the Mid Staffs scandal. The guideline states that as patients’ needs differ from day to day, there is no single staff number that can be safely and adequately applied across the wide range of wards in the NHS. The guidance committee concluded that when each registered nurse is caring for more than 8 patients this is a signal to check that patients are not at risk of harm.” This guidance also sets out “ ‘red flag events’ which warn when nurses in charge of shifts must act immediately to ensure they have enough staff to meet the needs of patients on that ward.‘Red flag events’ include patients not being provided with basic care such as pain relief or help to visit the bathroom.” National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, July 2014

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, recognising red flag events 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 #SafeStaffing

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

February 2015

03/02/2015Frailty Assessment Unit
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester
Times: 9.30-16.30

This accelerated learning day will give delegates the opportunity to really drill down into the mechanics of setting up and delivering this transformational new service, designed to ease pressures on urgent services by delivering timely complex geriatric assessments and care.

This seminar has been designed as a practical learning aid for:

Clinical Directors, Consultants, Matrons, Lead Nurses and Service Managers in Urgent and Emergency Care departments plus older people and geriatric medicine departments, as well as Urgent Care Commissioners and Contract Managers.

For further information please contact Nichola Cadwallader nichola.cadwallader@sbk-healthcare.co.uk by e-mail or phone 01732 897788.

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