Upcoming Events

2014

October 2014

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

02/12/2014Hospital 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.
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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