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NICE guidance can reduce delays in hospital discharge raised by critical report

NICE urges hospitals and local authorities to redouble their efforts to reduce delays in discharging patients from hospitals, following criticism from MPs. 

27 July 2016   More...
The Public Accounts Committee has now published its report on Delayed Discharges.

The Public Accounts Committee report challenges the Government to address the scale and cost of delays in discharging older patients from hospital, concluding: "Patients and the NHS have a right to expect better."

27 July 2016   More...
A tribute to Dr Kate Granger #hellomynameis campaigner & fundraiser

Natalie Silvey, National Medical Director’s Fellow at NHS England pays tribute to her friend and colleague Dr Kate Granger who passed away on Saturday 23 July. 

26 July 2016   More...
New resources to support safer care of deteriorating patients

NHS Improvement have issued a Patient Safety Alert to highlight a range of resources on the early identification, response and management of deterioration in both adult and child patients.

25 July 2016   More...
Thousands to benefit from kick-start of mental health services transformation

Thousands of children and adults of all ages with conditions such as psychosis, depression and anxiety will be among the first to benefit from improved services as work starts on a major transformation programme for mental health care.

20 July 2016   More...
Royal College of Psychiatrists Publishes Early Intervention in Psychosis Audit Report

Improving access to evidence-based care for people with first episode psychosis is a national priority. A new Access and Waiting Time Standard has been set and additional funding has been made available to deliver better services. As part of this initiative, NHS England commissioned an audit to establish a baseline position regarding services’ ability to provide timely access to NICE recommended interventions across England.

19 July 2016   More...
Summer Promotion: 25% discount off Sponsorship & Exhibition Packages for our 2016 conferences booked in July & August.

We are pleased to offer a 25% discount off Sponsorship and Exhibition Packages for our 2016 conferences when you make a booking in July or August. 

18 July 2016   More...
The safer management of controlled drugs - Annual report

The CQC report for 2015 highlights local and national initiatives to promote the safe use of controlled drugs and to reduce harm from their misuse.  Report updated 14th July 2016

15 July 2016   More...
NICE: New competency framework for all prescribers published

NICE publishes new and updated Competency Framework to support healthcare professionals to prescribe effectively.

15 July 2016   More...
NICE Guidelines: Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management Published

NICE Guidelines: Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management Published. This guideline covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations.

15 July 2016   More...
25% discount off all events booked in July and August

We are pleased to offer a 25% discount off all events booked in July and August 2016.

13 July 2016   More...
CQC reviews how NHS acute trusts are learning from serious incident

CQC has published the findings of its review of how acute NHS trusts report on investigations into serious incidents, and the extent to which they identify learning that can be used to improve practice when things go wrong.

12 July 2016   More...
Nurse/Non-Medical Prescribing for Pain: Speaker Presentations

Chaired by Professor Matt Griffiths Independent Consultant Nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Visiting Professor of Prescribing & Medicines Management and Member The Association for Prescribers this important national conference provided an essential update for current and aspiring nurse/non-medical prescribers on prescribing for pain.

8 July 2016   More...
News and updated from Nursing Appraisal: Supporting Revalidation and the NMC Code of Practice

This one day CPD accredited conference focuses on developing your skills as a nurse appraiser, and improving the quality of nursing appraisal in your service in line with revalidation requirements.

7 July 2016   More...
Eating Disorders: Developing a Gold Standard Service: News & Updates

Speaker news and updates from today’s Eating Disorders: Developing a Gold Standard Service Conference.

6 July 2016   More...
Falls Prevention and Management in Older People

News and presentations from today's conference.
 

6 July 2016   More...
Developing the Role of the Physician Associate

News and presentations from today's conference.

6 July 2016   More...
PUBLISHED TODAY: National Data Guardian for Health and Care: Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-out

Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian for Health and Care (NDG), today publishes recommendations to strengthen the security of health and care information secure and to help the public make informed choices about how their data is used.

6 July 2016   More...
Update from NHS England: Improving Patient Experience

Paul Jebb, Patient Experience Professional Lead at NHS England discusses Improving Patient Experience and Experiences of Care at today's Patient Experience insight conference.

5 July 2016   More...
Update from Picker Institute Europe at today"s conference

Amanda Attwood, Senior Project Manager at Picker Institute Europe discusses developing effective feedback mechanisms at today's Patient Experience insight conference.

5 July 2016   More...
Effective Consent Practice: Implementing the new duty to explain risks to patients

News and updates from today's conference focusing on effective consent practice following the Supreme Court judgement in March 2015 in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board.

5 July 2016   More...
Digital Imaging 2016: Radiology Information Systems and PACS: News & Updates

Speaker News and Updates from today’s Digital Imaging 2016: Radiology Information Systems and PACS Conference

5 July 2016   More...
Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions

News and presentations from today's conference.

5 July 2016   More...
Psychological Therapies for Severe & Prolonged Mental Illness

News and presentations from today's conference.

5 July 2016   More...
Improving Safeguarding Practice in Hospitals

Helen Young Chief Nurse & Interim Chief Operating Officer at Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust discusses improving adult safeguarding practice at today's Improving Safeguarding Practice in Hospitals conference.

4 July 2016   More...
Working in partnership with the police on serious safeguarding concerns

DC Maria Gray Detective Constable, Safeguarding Adults Portfolio at the Metropolitan Police discusses working in partnership with the police on serious safeguarding concerns and criminal offences at today's Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Hospitals conference. 

4 July 2016   More...
Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding: News & Updates

Speaker news and updates from today’s Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding conference.

4 July 2016   More...
Effective Clinical Director: News and Updates

This one day CPD certified conference for current and aspiring Clinical Directors provided a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other Clinical Directors and develop skills as an effective Clinical Director.

1 July 2016   More...
Summer promotion: 30% discount off group bookings

We are pleased to increase our group booking discount to 30% off group bookings of two or more people across all events booked in July 2016.  

 

29 June 2016   More...
Improving the Ambulance Response 

News and presentations from today’s conference looking at moving from a focus on an 8 minute ambulance response to improving outcomes for patients through a clinical appropriate response.

28 June 2016   More...
Mental Health, Ill Health and Personality Disorder

News and updates from today's conference held with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and with guest speaker Prof George Viallant internationally renowned Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and former Programme Director of the longitudinal Harvard Study of Adult Development. 

23 June 2016   More...
Reducing Medication Errors: National Update

Louise Maunick Associate Chief Pharmacist: Quality Governance and Training at Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) discusses the development of the National Medication Safety Network at today’s Reducing Medication Errors National Summit.

22 June 2016   More...
Reducing Medication Errors in Practice: Learning from Patients

Nicola Davey Trustee at the Clinical Human Factors Group discusses learning from patients and involving patients to reduce medication errors at today’s Reducing Medication Errors National Summit.

22 June 2016   More...
Improving Mental Health Crisis Care: News & Updates

News and updates from today’s Improving Mental Health Crisis Care: Maintaining Momentum Conference

22 June 2016   More...
Learning from Outstanding CQC Inspections in hospitals

News and updates from today's conference

21 June 2016   More...
Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults: News & Updates

News and updated from today’s Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults Conference

21 June 2016   More...
The Zero Suicide Policy challenges – Dr David Fearnley

Dr David Fearnley, Medical Director at Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust looks at the Zero Suicide Policy introduced at the Trust in 2015 and the impact that deaths from suicide are having.  Released 20th June 2016

20 June 2016   More...
The Duty of Candour: News, Presentations & Updates from Today's Conference

News, Presentations & Updates from Today's Conference

15 June 2016   More...
National update from the Association for Prescribers

Dr Barbara Stuttle CBE Chair of The Association for Prescribers discusses national developments at today’s Nurse / Non Medical Prescribing conference.

14 June 2016   More...
Prescribing, Advanced Practice and Revalidation

Dr Richard Hatchett Independent Healthcare Education Consultant discusses Prescribing, Advanced Practice and Revalidation at today’s Nurse / Non Medical Prescribing conference.

14 June 2016   More...
Developing Effective Cancer Survivorship Services Conference: News & Speaker updates

News, Presentations and updates from today’s Developing Effective Cancer Survivorship conference.

14 June 2016   More...
NHS England produces new practical toolkit

NHS England has produced a practical toolkit for mental health trusts and commissioners, designed to help them improve the physical health of patients with serious mental illness. May 2016

13 June 2016   More...
Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

News and presentations from today's conference held in partnership with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

8 June 2016   More...
NEWS: Public Accounts Committee Hearing on Discharging Older People from Acute Hospitals

Public Accounts Committee Hearing on Discharging Older People from Acute Hospitals took place on Monday 6 June 2016 

8 June 2016   More...
Stop the Pressure

Tina Chambers Immediate Past Chair Tissue Viability Society and Tissue Viability Consultant, Educator and Advisor at today’s Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers conference.

7 June 2016   More...
National MARAC Summit: News, Presentations & Updates from Today's Conference

News, presentations and updates from today's conference 

7 June 2016   More...
National Audit Office Report on Discharging older patients from hospital

The health and social care system’s management of discharging older patients from hospital does not represent value for money, according to the National Audit Office. The spending watchdog estimates that the gross annual cost to the NHS of treating older patients in hospital who no longer need to receive acute clinical care is in the region of £820 million.

1 June 2016   More...
Setting up and running Virtual Clinics

News, presentations and updates from today's conference

26 May 2016   More...
Breast Surgery as Day Surgery

Breast Surgery as Day Surgery, A Joint HCUK & BADS conference - News from today's conference

19 May 2016   More...
Implementing the NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult

News from today's Care of the Dying Adult conference

19 May 2016   More...
Stop the Pressure: an update from NHS England

Susan Bowler Professional Advisor, Pressure Ulcers at NHS England will deliver an update from NHS England on Stop the Pressure at today’s conference. 

19 May 2016   More...
National Update from the Department of Health: Pressure Ulcers and Safeguarding

Claire Crawley Senior Policy Maker, Adult Safeguarding at the Department of Health gives a National Update on pressure ulcers and safeguarding at today’s conference.

19 May 2016   More...
Update from the Tissue Viability Society

Heidi Sandoz Chair of the Tissue Viability Society discusses risk assesment of Pressure Ulcers at today’s conference.

19 May 2016   More...
Improving Mental Health Services for Men: News, Updates and Presentations

News, updates and presentations from today's conference. 

19 May 2016   More...
Effective Ward Manager: Speaker News and Updates

News and updates from today’s Effective Ward Manager Conference.

18 May 2016   More...
Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls: News and Updates

News and updates from today’s Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls conference.

18 May 2016   More...
The launch of the new framework for nursing, midwifery & care staff #Lead2Add will be streamed live

Leading Change, Adding Value is a framework aligned to the Five Year Forward View that nursing, midwifery and care staff, whatever their role or place of work, can use to lead on delivering better outcomes, better experiences for patients and staff, in addition to making better use of resources.

18 May 2016   More...
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: New and Updates

News and updates from today's Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: Improving Adult Safeguarding Practice, Decision Making & Outcomes conference.

17 May 2016   More...
Mental Health Awareness Week 2016: 6-22 May

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place from 16-22 May, with the theme of relationships.

16 May 2016   More...
Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning

Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning: News from today's conference

13 May 2016   More...
Improving Services & Outcomes for People who Self Harm

News and presentations from today's conference looking at Improving Services & Outcomes for People who Self Harm

13 May 2016   More...
NHS England sets out plans to deliver world class cancer services

On the 12th May 2016 NHS England set out its plans to deliver world class cancer services designed to increase prevention, speed up diagnosis, improve the experience of patients and help people living with and beyond cancer.

13 May 2016   More...
Happy Nurses' Day!

Healthcare Conferences UK is pleased to support the RCN's Happy Nurses' Day! campaign with a 25% discount off our nursing events.

12 May 2016   More...
Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS)

Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS): news from today’s conference.

11 May 2016   More...
NHS discharge system failing vulnerable patients & their families says Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Vulnerable patients and their families suffering harrowing ordeals due to poor hospital discharge. 

11 May 2016   More...
Meeting the National Reporting Requirement for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

News and presentations from today's conference looking at improving Services, Safeguarding and Meeting the National Reporting Requirement for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

10 May 2016   More...
New framework to improve care for patients with diabetic foot disease published

New framework to improve care for patients with diabetic foot disease published, May 2016

10 May 2016   More...
Dying Matters Awareness Week: 9th – 15th May 2016

Every year in May, Dying Matters and their coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives them an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

9 May 2016   More...
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is rated Outstanding by Chief Inspector of Hospitals

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to be Outstanding after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

5 May 2016   More...
Elaine Hanzak Speaks on Improving Maternal Mental Health

Elaine Hanzak, Survivor of Postnatal Depression and Author, 'Eyes without Sparkle' and ‘Another Twinkle in the Eye' discusses her personal journey and improving maternal mental health. 

4 May 2016   More...
Effective Discharge Planning and Practice: Speaker News and Updates

News and updates from today's Effective Discharge Planning and Practice conference in London.

4 May 2016   More...
What does excellence in Perinatal Mental Health look like?

Professor Louise Howard, Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London updates delegates on meeting the NICE Guideline for Postnatal Mental Health.

4 May 2016   More...
Second National Annual Caldicott Guardians Conference: New and Updates

News and updates from today's Second National Annual Caldicott Guardians Conference chaired by Christopher Fincken, Chair, UK Caldicott Guardian Council.

3 May 2016   More...
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust still not doing enough to protect people in its care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the findings of a short-notice, focussed inspection of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, conducted over four days in January 2016.

3 May 2016   More...
Developing the role of the Physician Associate at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at Developing the role of the Physician Associate

Developing the role of the Physician Associate at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

 

29 April 2016   More...
RCN Updated guidance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The Royal College of Nursing has released updated guidance for Female Genital Mutilation

28 April 2016   More...
Setting up and running an Effective Falls Service

News and updates from today's conference in London chaired by Julie Windsor Patient Safety Lead, Older People & Falls NHS England and focusing on setting up and running effective falls services and falls clinics through national updates, practical case studies and extended in depth sessions.

26 April 2016   More...
Managing Doctors in Difficulty and Difficult Doctors

News and presentations from today's conference.

25 April 2016   More...
World Maternal Mental Health Day

The first World Maternal Mental Health Day - 4th May 2016

25 April 2016   More...
Smoking Cessation in Mental Health Speaker Presentations

News and updates from today's conference in London focusing on smoking cessation in mental health including; ensuring your service effectively supports people with mental illness to stop smoking and does so within a smoke free environment, which is key to the government ambition for parity of esteem and reducing the lower life expectancy of people with mental health disorders.

22 April 2016   More...
Learning from Outstanding CQC Inspections in hospitals

Paul Downes Director of Governance and Quality Improvement Salford Royal Foundation Trust is confirmed to speak at the forthcoming national CPD certified conference ‘Outstanding CQC Inspections in Hospitals: Learning Lessons and Sharing Good Practice’

21 April 2016   More...
Healthcare Associated Infection prevention and managemet

News and updates from today's conference.

20 April 2016   More...
Is control and restraint used as a last resort in the NHS?

Paul Scates Peer Specialist, Campaigner & Ambassador discussed control and restraint in the NHS at today’s Reducing the use of restrictive interventions conference.

19 April 2016   More...
Safeguarding NHS staff from violent and aggressive patients

Professor Peter Tyrer Chair Guideline Development Group, Violence and aggression at NICE discusses Violence and Aggression: Implementing the May 2015 NICE Guideline a year on at today’s Reducing the use of restrictive interventions conference.

19 April 2016   More...
NICE Guideline for safe use and management of Controlled Drugs

This guideline covers systems and processes for using and managing controlled drugs safely in all NHS settings except care homes. It aims to improve working practices to comply with legislation and have robust governance arrangements. It also aims to reduce the safety risks associated with controlled drugs.

18 April 2016   More...
Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care Speaker Presentations

Chaired by Claire Henry, Chief Executive at the National Council for Palliative Care today’s important national conference focused on the important issue of Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care.

15 April 2016   More...
Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions

Syena Skinner, Recovery College Manager and Amanda Bailey, Recovery College Deputy Manager at Central and North West London Mental Health NHS Trust confirmed to speak. 

15 April 2016   More...
IV Therapy: Implementing the NICE Guideline & Quality Standard Conference

Chaired by Jackie Nicholson, Chair, National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) and Nurse Consultant Vascular Access, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust today’s one day conference focussed on advancing IV Therapy including implementing the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards for IV Therapy.

14 April 2016   More...
Setting up and running effective OPAT Services including competence and skills

Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse Physical Healthcare West London Mental Health NHS Trust discussed Setting up and running effective OPAT Services including competence and skills at today’s IV Therapy conference.

14 April 2016   More...
CQC to carry out inspections of how trusts learn from deaths

The CQC will implement recommendations following the scandal at Southern Health by investigating how all acute, community and mental health trusts learn from the deaths of patients.

13 April 2016   More...
Speaker presentations at Consultant Job Planning

Chaired by Dr David Scott Assessment Advisor NCAS & GMC Associate & former Chairman BMA Medical Managers Committee & Consultant Paediatrician East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, today's Consultant Job Planning conference focuses on delivering successful job planning in practice, lessons, challenges, objectives and solutions and promoting supporting professional activities (SPAs).

12 April 2016   More...
Safe nurse staffing summit

News and updates from today’s event.

12 April 2016   More...
New National Clinical Director for Mental Health - Professor Tim Kendall

The newly appointed National Clinical Director for Mental Health Professor Tim Kendall looks at what he sees as his main challenges. 

11 April 2016   More...
Criticised Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 'must improve'

An under-fire health trust, criticised after a teenager drowned in a bath, has been told to significantly improve protection of mental health patients.

7 April 2016   More...
Progress on creating the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

Dr Mike Durkin, NHS England's Director of Patient Safety, writes about the work to establish the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.  18th March 2016

21 March 2016   More...
NHS England announces new action to cut stillbirths - 21 March 2016

NHS England announces new action to cut stillbirths released today 21st March 2016

21 March 2016   More...
Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

News and updates from todays conference.

15 March 2016   More...
Ann Slee NHS England Discusses Delivering a Paperless NHS

Ann Slee ePrescribing Lead NHS England discussed Delivering a Paperless NHS at today’s Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward Conference.

15 March 2016   More...
Dr Malcolm Finlay discusses Monitoring Progress against the 2015 NICE Quality Standard on Atrial Fibrillation

Dr Malcolm Finlay, Consultant Cardiologist (Locum) and Hon. Lecturer (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust Discussed Monitoring Progress against the 2015 NICE Quality Standard on Atrial Fibrillation at today’s conference.

15 March 2016   More...
Delivering a Paperless NHS: Intelligent Electronic Document Management in Healthcare – Speaker Presentations

Following NHS England’s commitment to a paperless NHS, today's one day conference focused on a practical guide to delivering intelligent electronic document management in organisations.

14 March 2016   More...
Nursing Competence - Speaker presentations

Dr Deborah Robertson Consultant Editor, The Journal of Nurse Prescribing Senior Lecturer & Programme Lead University of Chester, and  Susan Aitkenhead Head of Nursing NHS England speak at today's Nursing Competence Conference.

11 March 2016   More...
Department of Health: Safeguarding, social workers and other revisions in Care and Support statutory guidance update

Department of Health: Safeguarding, social workers and other revisions in Care and Support statutory guidance update. The new edition supersedes the version issued in October 2014 and takes into account the regulatory changes, feedback from stakeholders and care sector developments following the postponement of social care funding reforms to 2020.

11 March 2016   More...
Mental Health, Ill Health and Personality Disorder

We are delighted to announce Professor George Vaillant, internationally renowned Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who was for 32 years the Programme Director of the longitudinal Harvard Study of Adult Development. Professor Vaillant will give the keynote address at the ‘Mental Health, Ill Health and Personality Disorder’ national conference, which is aimed at all professionals interested in psychotherapeutic interventions for adults with particular underlying patterns of emotional regulation, expression of distress and interpersonal relating.

10 March 2016   More...
Clinical Audit for Improvement 2016: News and Updates from the Conference

Through a series of national updates, practical case studies, masterclasses and poster presentations, this One day Healthcare Conferences UK Clinical Audit for Improvement 2016 conference brought together an exceptional gathering of leading practitioners, clinicians, policy makers and academics to set out the major developments, promote innovative areas of clinical audit, and debate the key challenges affecting clinical audit practice.

8 March 2016   More...
Update from AVA - Against Violence and Abuse

Donna Covey CBE, Director at AVA - Against Violence and Abuse gives an important update on early identification of domestic violence high risk victims and preventing repeat victimisation.

2 March 2016   More...
The new quality standard for Domestic Violence has been published

Professor Gene Feder Advisory Group Member Domestic Violence Quality Standard at NICE updates delegates on the NICE Quality Standard for Domestic Violence.

2 March 2016   More...
National update from Safelives: supporting victims of domestic violence

Diana Barran Chief Executive at SafeLives gives a keynote opening address on supporting victims of domestic violence.

2 March 2016   More...
Using root cause analysis techniques in clinical audit Guide from HQIP & Clinical Audit Support Team

HQIP’s new Using root cause analysis techniques in clinical audit guide has been co-written in partnership with the Clinical Audit Support Centre (CASC), who ran a series of workshops for HQIP at the beginning of 2015 and are currently running masterclasses with Healthcare Conferences UK.

2 March 2016   More...
Teresa Dowsing gives national update from the Faculty of Physician Associates

Teresa Dowsing Physician Associate & President at The Faculty of Physician Associates speaks on developing the role of the Physician Associate.

1 March 2016   More...
Regulation and development of Physician Associates

Jeannie Watkins Physician Associate & Director for Regulation and Legislation at the Faculty of Physician Associates speaks on regulation challenges for Physician Associates.

1 March 2016   More...
Meeting the NICE Quality Standard for Hip Fracture Care

News and updates from today’s Hip Fracture conference: Meeting the NICE Quality Standard and Learning from the NHFD Findings.
 

1 March 2016   More...
Thrombosis UK: National Thrombosis Week 2016

In support of National Thrombosis Week (NTW), running from 2nd – 6th May, Thrombosis UK invite you to join them in their mission. 

29 February 2016   More...
Meeting the national reporting requirements for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Vanessa Lodge Chair of the National FGM Steering Group at NHS England is confirmed to speak at the forthcoming ‘Improving Services Safeguarding & Meeting the National Reporting Requirement for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)’ conference being held in London on 10th May 2016.

26 February 2016   More...
Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS)

Neil Churchill Director of Patient Experience at NHS England is confirmed to speak at the national ‘Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS)’ CPD certified conference due to take place in London on 11th May 2016.

25 February 2016   More...
National Update from Public Health England

Seamus Watson, National Programme Manager - Mental Health at Public Health England gives a national overview of the health of people living with mental health problems.

23 February 2016   More...
Mental Health Task Force England Update: improving physical health for people with mental health conditions

Jacqueline Dyer Vice Chair of England’s Mental Health Task Force gives an update on improving physical health for people with mental health conditions.

23 February 2016   More...
Mental Health Taskforce report published today

"NHS commits to major transformation of mental health care with help for a million more people" 

15 February 2016   More...
Digital Imaging 2016 Conference: Radiology Information Systems & PACS - Delivering the Paperless and Filmless Hospital

Today’s conference on Radiology Information Systems and PACS examined how to work with digital imaging, radiology information systems and PACS to deliver the national ambition of a paperless and filmless NHS.

11 February 2016   More...
Meeting quality standards for Eating Disorder Services

Dr Frances Connan Chair of the Quality Network for Eating Disorders gives an update on meeting quality standards for eating disorder services.

10 February 2016   More...
How can we improve the lives of people with Eating Disorders?

James Downs gives an update at today’s conference on the lived experience of having an eating disorder.

10 February 2016   More...
New pathways for Eating Disorders in Children and Young People: update from NHS England

Anne O’Herlihy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Project Manager, NHS England at today’s conference.

10 February 2016   More...
Eliminating Avoidable Heel Pressure Ulcers Conference Presentations

Today’s Eliminating Avoidable Heel Pressure Ulcers conference, chaired by Tina Chambers Immediate Past Tissue Viability Society & Tissue Viability Consultant Educator and Advisor Tina Chambers Ltd, focused on a practical guide to eliminating heel pressure ulcers. 

10 February 2016   More...
Effective Consent Practice following Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board

News and updates from today's conference focusing on effective consent practice following the Supreme Court judgement in March 2015 in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board.

9 February 2016   More...
How do we achieve a culture of candour in our organisations and services?

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust gives an update at today’s conference on achieving a culture of candour.

8 February 2016   More...
FGM prevention week

Dedicated FGM prevention week aims to raise awareness of ongoing need to protect girls and women from this harmful and illegal practice.

8 February 2016   More...
Chances are your NHS psychologist is depressed too

The Times today reports; Half of all NHS psychologists should be on the couch themselves, according to a study that found high rates of depression in the profession.

4 February 2016   More...
Quality improvement methods and the use of data for improvement

Dr Amar Shah Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement East London NHS Foundation Trust & IHI Improvement Advisor speaks at today's Clinical Quality conference

3 February 2016   More...
Charter for psychological staff wellbeing and resilience

Findings from the British Psychological Society and New Savoy staff wellbeing surveys in 2014 and 2015 have shown that psychological professionals are working under stress..... 

3 February 2016   More...
The key elements of the Mental Health Crisis Care Model: an NHS England update

Dr Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health NHS England at today’s conference.

3 February 2016   More...
A Model of Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care

Kate Chartres Nurse Consultant Sunderland PLT and Senior Nurse Community Access Services at Sunderland Royal Hospital speaks on transforming urgent access to mental health services across 7 days & interfacing with the wider system.

3 February 2016   More...
News from The New Savoy Conference: Psychological Therapies 2016

News and updates from today's conference focusing on; getting the balance right between access targets and high quality evidence based therapy, and staff wellbeing - with the launch of a new charter. 

3 February 2016   More...
Measuring and Monitoring the Quality of your service

Professor Gillian Leng Member National Quality Board Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care NICE chairs and speaks at today's Clinical Quality conference on Measuring and Monitoring the Quality of your service.

3 February 2016   More...
National update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Kate Lettin Revalidation Officer at the Nursing and Midwifery Council gives an update on Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation.

2 February 2016   More...
National update from the Royal College of Nursing: Decision making in revalidation

Christine McKenzie Facilitator, Clinical Leadership Programme at the Royal College of Nursing gives an update on decision making in revalidation: The confirmers role.

2 February 2016   More...
News from the Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding conference today

News and updates from our Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding conference today.

2 February 2016   More...
Innovative approaches to Patient Experience insight

Kath Evans Head of Patient Experience NHS England opens today conference with a focus on Innovative approaches to Patient Experience insight and demonstrating responsiveness to feedback at a local level

29 January 2016   More...
Improving Patient Experience and Experiences of Care

Neil Churchill Director for Patient Experience NHS England discusses patient experience at the heart of the NHS Forward View at today's Patient Experience insight conference

29 January 2016   More...
Information Governance: Improving the Sharing, Management and Confidentiality of Patient Information

Christopher Fincken, Chair, The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians chaired today’s conference on Information Governance: Improving the Sharing, Management and Confidentiality of Patient Information. The conference provided a practical guide to moving forward with Caldicott2 and the new code of practice in line with the recommendations from the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel and the Information Governance Alliance in organisations.

29 January 2016   More...
Learning from patients & carers

Tommy Whitelaw speaks at Patient Experience Insight from the perspective of carer. Tommy cares for his mother who had dementia.  

29 January 2016   More...
Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults

News and presentations from today's conference chaired by Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of Young Minds.

28 January 2016   More...
Revised toolkit for infection prevention and control

The Infection Protection Society and the Royal College of Nursing have launched a revised toolkit to support professionals involved in the commissioning or assurance of health and social care services.

28 January 2016   More...
Safeguarding Concerns and Alerts: Speaker Presentations

Chaired by Pete Morgan Chair of the Board of Trustees PASAUK this conference provided a practical guide to safeguarding vulnerable adults through improving process, policy and practice in safeguarding concerns and alerts in line with the NHS England 2015 Guidance and the Care Act 2014. 

27 January 2016   More...
Difficult Decisions in Clinical Practice: Clinical Ethics Speaker Presentations

Chaired by Christopher Fincken, Chair, The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians this conference took a practical approach to managing difficult decisions in clinical practice through applying the principles of clinical ethics.

27 January 2016   More...
Ellen Armistead CQC discusses what well-led means at ward level

Ellen Armistead, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission discusses what well-led means at ward level at today’s Ward Manager conference. 

26 January 2016   More...
Implementing the NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult

Chaired by Claire Henry Chief Executive of The National Council for Palliative Care this conference provided delegates with support for their service to ensure the clinical guideline is implemented effectively in organisations to improve end of life care, outcomes and experience for dying people and their families.

26 January 2016   More...
Update from NHS England at today's Effective Ward Manager conference

Paul Jebb NHS England speaks on improving patient experience on your ward including ‘Always Events’.

26 January 2016   More...
Ward Manager Update: Preparing for the revalidation process

Jo Odell Practice Development Facilitator, Patients First Programme at the Foundation of Nursing Studies gives an update on preparing for the revalidation process.

26 January 2016   More...
Improving Patient Experience in Outpatient Services

Paul Jebb, Patient Experience Professional Lead, NHS England discussed ‘Improving Patient Experience in Outpatient Services’ at today’s conference. 

22 January 2016   More...
National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Programme Consultation

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) measure health gain in patients, and have been collected nationally in England, since 2009. Patients are asked to complete questionnaires before and after their operations to assess the improvement in their health as they perceive it.

22 January 2016   More...
News from The Larrey Society conference: The future for Emergency Medical Services

Todays news and updates from The Larrey Society conference looking at the future for Emergency Medical Services and the role of Paramedics.

21 January 2016   More...
Demonstrating compliance with the revised NMC code in practice

Julie Hamilton Head of Nursing Revalidation and Regulation at Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust gives an update on the revalidation pilot sites.

20 January 2016   More...
National update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Anne Trotter Assistant Director, Education and Standards at the Nursing and Midwifery Council gives an update on Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation.

20 January 2016   More...
Managing and Reducing Bank and Agency Staff in Nursing: Speaker Presentations

Today’s conference focused on managing and reducing bank and agency staffing in nursing through delivering tailored and flexible workforce strategy.

19 January 2016   More...
Nurse/Non-Medical Prescribing for Wound Care: Speaker Presentation

Today’s national conference provided an essential update for current and aspiring nurse/non-medical prescribers on prescribing for wound care. 

19 January 2016   More...
Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment

The Prime Minister will announce almost a billion pounds of investment to enhance mental health services across the country.

Released 11th January 2016

11 January 2016   More...
Mental Health Task Force report to set out clear ambitions for Psychological Therapies to achieve by 2020

The NHS is seen as a world class service in respect of the way we have transformed evidence-based talking therapies since 2007. We are about to see the launch of the Mental Health Task Force report, led by Paul Farmer CBE and Jacqui Dyer. This will set out an expanded scope and clear ambitions for what NHS psychological therapy services are expected to achieve by 2020. Paul and Jacqui will open the 2-day National Annual New Savoy Conference ‘Psychological Therapies 2016’  to set this out in detail with Karen Turner, National Director for Mental Health and Dr. Matthew Patrick, Chief Executive, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

8 January 2016   More...
Dr Pauline Milne MBE Health Education England confirmed to speak at The National Safe Staffing Summit

Dr Pauline Milne MBE Head of Clinical Workforce Development and Planning at Health Education England is confirmed to speak at the National Safe Staffing Summit to be held on 12th April 2016 in London.    

6 January 2016   More...
Improving Hip Fracture Care at St Helier Hospital

Dr Nivi Singh Consultant Orthogeriatrician will be speaking at a national Hip Fracture conference taking place on 1st March 2016 in London. 

6 January 2016   More...
Implications of the Care Act 2014

Claire Crawley Senior Policy Manager, Adult Safeguarding at the Department of Health is confirmed to speak at the national ‘Adult Safeguarding Enquiries and Safeguarding Adults Reviews’ conference to be held in London on 23rd February 2016.

6 January 2016   More...
Measuring and Monitoring the Quality of your service

Professor Gillian Leng Member National Quality Board Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care NICE chairs and speaks at today's Clinical Quality conference

3 January 2016   More...
National Guidance on End of Life Care released by NICE Today

NICE today released new guidelines to improve care for people at the end of life.

 

16 December 2015   More...
Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health

News and presentations from today’s Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health

14 December 2015   More...
Transforming support for people Living With and Beyond Cancer

Dr Richard Roope, Clinical Champion for Cancer, The Royal College of General Practitioners discussed Transforming support for people Living With and Beyond Cancer at today’s Developing Effective Cancer Survivorship Services Conference. 

10 December 2015   More...
Delivering a paperless NHS: Intelligent Electronic Document Management in healthcare

News and updates from today’s conference.

9 December 2015   More...
Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning from NHS Complaints

News and presentations from today’s conference.

7 December 2015   More...
Nursing Metrics for Quality conference

Chaired by Margaret Berry OBE Director of Nursing NHS England East, today's Nursing Metrics conference is opened with a National Update on on measuring quality in nursing and progree against the 6Cs.

7 December 2015   More...
NICE guideline and quality standards for IV fluid therapy

Katie Scales Consultant Nurse Critical Care Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Member of NICE CG 174 Guideline Development Group & Advisory Committee member for NICE Quality Standard 66  speaks at today’s IV Therapy conference on the NICE guideline and quality standards for IV fluid therapy in adults in hospital.

3 December 2015   More...
NIVAS update on IV Therapy and care of vascular access devices

Jackie Nicholson Chair of the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) opens today’s IV Therapy conference with a national update on IV Therapy and the care of vascular access devices.

3 December 2015   More...
Why are not all qualified prescribers prescribing? Supporting nurses prescribers post qualification to make use of prescribing in their everyday practice

Julie Gray Lead Nurse – Quality and Standards and Suzanne Frank Trust Lead – Non-medical prescribing, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust discussed Why are not all qualified prescribers prescribing? And Supporting nurses prescribers post qualification to make use of prescribing in their everyday practice at today’s conference. 

3 December 2015   More...
The potential of SNOMED CT to improve patient care

Dr Andy Spencer, National Clinical Lead for Hospital Specialties, The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) at today’s Data Quality and Clinical Coding for Improvement conference.

3 December 2015   More...
Clinician and Clinical Coder Joint Working for Improvement

Alison Unsworth, Senior Coder and Lead Coder for Division of Medicine, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Data Quality and Clinical Coding conference.

3 December 2015   More...
Implementing Stop the Pressure on the wards

Lorraine Jones, Tissue Viability Lead Nurse, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust discussed Implementing Stop the Pressure on the wards at today’s conference. 

2 December 2015   More...
Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers and Implementing NICE Guidance for Pressure Ulcers

Professor Gerard Stansby, Chair, Guideline Development Group, Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Guideline and Quality Standard, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence discussed Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers and Implementing NICE Guidance for Pressure Ulcers at today’s conference. 

2 December 2015   More...
NMC gives National Update on Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation

Ben Whur, Senior Strategic Engagement Lead, Nursing and Midwifery Council, gives National Update on Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation at today’s conference. 

2 December 2015   More...
Specialist Revalidation and Appraisal: Getting it Right

Katie Joyce, Practice Development and Education Lead and Trixie McAree, Head of Midwifery, Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust discussed Getting Specialist Revalidation and Appraisal Right at today’s conference. 

2 December 2015   More...
Changing care systems for people with frailty

Professor John Young  National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail & Elderly Care at NHS England at today’s Falls Prevention and Management in Older People conference. 

2 December 2015   More...
Falls and Fragility Audit Programme

Julie Whitney, Senior Academic Physio, Kings College Hospital at today’s Falls Prevention and Management in Older People conference.

2 December 2015   More...
National Update from the Department of Health: Improving Adult Safeguarding Practice

Claire Crawley Senior Policy Maker, Adult Safeguarding at the Department of Health gives a National Update on Improving Adult Safeguarding Practice at today’s conference.

1 December 2015   More...
Impact of stress, anxiety and depression in pregnancy

Prof Vivette Glover, Professor of Perinatal Psychobiology, Imperial College London at today’s improving the quality of perinatal mental health services conference.

1 December 2015   More...
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

News and presentations from today's PROMs Summit in Birmingham.

1 December 2015   More...
Supporting men whose wives or partners are suffering from post natal depression

Mark Williams Fathers Reaching Out discusses supporting men whose wives or partners are suffering from post natal depression

1 December 2015   More...
Reducing Medication Errors: National Update from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Royal Pharmaceutical Society opened today’s reducing medication errors conference with a national up. 

27 November 2015   More...
Reducing Medication Errors in Practice: Improving reporting and learning systems

Professor Liz Kay, Clinical Director of Pharmacy, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Council Member, General Pharmaceutical Council discussed reducing medication errors in practice and improving reporting and learning systems at today’s conference. 

27 November 2015   More...
Violence and Aggression update on Implementing the May 2015 NICE Guideline

Professor Brian Littlechild, Lead for Research and CPD, Department of Nursing (Children’s, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health) and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire discussed implementing the May 2015 NICE Guideline for Violence and Aggression at today’s conference. 

27 November 2015   More...
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27 November 2015   More...
Using data to develop and improve day surgery performance

Dr Mark Skues Past President British Association of Day Surgery and Consultant Anaesthetist, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Innovation and Quality in Day Surgery conference.

26 November 2015   More...
Innovation and Quality in the Patient Pathway

Madhu Ahuja Consultant Anaesthetist & Lead in Day Surgery & Pre Assessment,  New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton at today’s Innovation and Quality in Day Surgery conference.

26 November 2015   More...
Update from the Nursing Midwifery Council on the New NMC Code, Nursing Revalidation and Advanced Practice.

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive, Nursing and Midwifery Council at Nurse Clinics 2015 today.

19 November 2015   More...
Setting the standard for advanced nursing practice and specialist nursing roles

Howard Catton, Head of Policy, The Royal College of Nursing at Nurse Clinics 2015.

19 November 2015   More...
The challenge of advancing nursing roles

Judith Graham Advanced Nurse Consultant at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust at Nurse Clinics 2015.

19 November 2015   More...
Writing a business case for your clinic

Ali Richards, Director, GTR Coaching LTD, and Associate, Nurse First at today’s Nurse Clinics 2015 conference.

19 November 2015   More...
Competency development for advanced nursing practice and succession planning

Linda Nazarko OBE, Consultant Nurse, Ealing Community Services & Service Lead IV therapy and Dementia at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, at Nurse Clinics 2015.

19 November 2015   More...
Psychological Therapies Staff Well Being Survey 2015

The New Savoy Conference and The British Psychological Society staff well being survey 

 

19 November 2015   More...
Delivering annualised job plans & job plan reviews

Dr Mike Greenberg, Divisional Director of Women’s & Children at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust updates delegates on delivering annualised job plans & job plan reviews.

17 November 2015   More...
Update from the Royal College of Physicians: Job Planning, Appraisal and Revalidation

Dr Ian Starke Medical Director for Revalidation at The Royal College of Physicians, London updates delegates on Job Planning, Appraisal and Revalidation.

17 November 2015   More...
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Ensuring effective use and compliance in practice

Niall Fry, MCA and DoLS Lead, Department of Health opened today’s Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards conference with a presentation on Ensuring effective use and compliance in practice. 

17 November 2015   More...
Monitoring the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: An update from the Care Quality Commission

Farah Islam-Barrett and Sue Burn Care Quality Commission gave an updated on Monitoring the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards at today"s DoLs conference. 

17 November 2015   More...
National update from Safelives: supporting victims of domestic violence

Suzanne Jacob Director of Programmes and Innovation at SafeLives gives a keynote opening address on supporting victims of domestic violence.

16 November 2015   More...
Looking ahead to the New Domestic Violence NICE Draft Quality Standard

Davina James-Hanman Advisory Group Member of the Domestic Violence Quality Standard at NICE gives an important update on looking ahead to the new Domestic Violence NICE draft quality standard (due February 2016).

16 November 2015   More...
Update from AVA - Against Violence and Abuse

Donna Covey CBE, Director at AVA - Against Violence and Abuse gives an important update on early identification of domestic violence high risk victims and preventing repeat victimisation.

16 November 2015   More...
Safe Staffing for Nursing in Inpatient Mental Health Settings

Sandra Crawford, Associate Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Safe Nursing Staffing in Mental Health conference.

16 November 2015   More...
Monitoring staffing levels in practice in mental health

Vanessa Ford, National Professional Advisor CQC, & Director of Nursing Standards and Governance & Nursing Development/Education Team at West London Mental Health NHS Trust at today’s Safe Nurse Staffing in Mental Health conference.

16 November 2015   More...
9th Annual New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies 2016 programme now out

The programme for the 9th Annual New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies 2016 has been announced.

12 November 2015   More...
Working in partnership to deliver 7 day services

Dr Andrew Gibson Deputy Medical Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on ‘working in partnership to deliver 7 day services: lessons from a 7 day early adopter site’ at today’s conference.

9 November 2015   More...
Implementing the standards for 7 day Consultant present care in practice

Delivering Standard 2: time to first consultant review, and implementing the standards for 7 day Consultant present care in practice by Dr Chris Roseveare Chair of the Academy’s Project Sub-Group on 7 Day Provision and Past President of the Society of Acute Medicine, The Academy for Medical Royal Colleges, & Consultant, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

9 November 2015   More...
Delivering NHS Services, 7 Days a week

National update by Deborah Williams 7 Days Programme Manager at NHS England at today’s conference.

9 November 2015   More...
Future pivotal role of ambulance providers and paramedics in the urgent and emergency care system

Two leading specialists in emergency medical services highlighted this week the pivotal role ambulance providers will have in the nation’s 21st century healthcare services.

9 November 2015   More...
What makes an excellent Clinical Director?

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust discusses what makes an excellent Clinical Director?

3 November 2015   More...
Developing and fine tuning your clinical leadership skills

Jan Sobieraj Managing Director at the NHS Leadership Academy presents an extended session on developing and fine tuning your clinical leadership skills.

3 November 2015   More...
Difficult issues for Clinical Directors

Gabriel Sayer Divisional Director for Surgery and Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust discusses difficult issues for Clinical Directors.

3 November 2015   More...
The Future of PROMs: Can PROMs data be used to make decisions about individual patients?

Mr Bibhas Roy Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to speak on the future of PROMS including ‘how can PROMS be used to make decisions about individual patients?’ at the 2015 National PROMS Summit which he has helped produce.  

29 October 2015   More...
NICE Evaluation and Tariff Code Announcements to Increase UroLift® System Availability in UK NHS Patients with Enlarged Prostate

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) could give major boost to UroLift® System adoption 
on the NHS across the UK with guidance finding the treatment is less costly than other treatments, is minimally invasive and preserves sexual function.

28 October 2015   More...
Always Events®: Learning from what matters to patients

Tommy Whitelaw Carer & Project Officer at The Alliance Scotland discusses Always Events®: Learning from what matters to patients.

22 October 2015   More...
Always Events® Methodology

Pedro Delgado Executive Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement leads an extended interactive session on ‘Always Events® Methodology’.

22 October 2015   More...
Neil Churchill & Paul Jebb NHS England discuss the elements of care that should happen every time to every patient

Neil Churchill Director of Patient Experience and Paul Jebb Patient Experience Professional Lead at NHS England discuss measuring and understanding how people really feel about the care they receive and demonstrating responsiveness to feedback at today's conference.

22 October 2015   More...
Criteria for selecting Always Events®: Always Events® in Primary Care

Gregor Smith, Medical Director, NHS Lanarkshire and Senior Medical Officer Primary Care, Scottish Government gives a case study presentation on Always Events® in Primary Care at today’s conference. 

22 October 2015   More...
Update from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

Deborah Arnott Chief Executive Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) & Specialist Advisory Committee Member, Smoking: Harm Reduction Quality Standard, NICE discusses implementing the July 2015 NICE Quality Standard to reduce harm from smoking.

20 October 2015   More...
NICE guidance PH48 and the benefits of self-assessment from Public Health England

Dave Jones Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Division, Health and Wellbeing Directorate at Public Health England discusses NICE guidance PH48 and the benefits of self-assessment.

20 October 2015   More...
Meeting the new national guidance on seclusion

Guy Cross Mental Health Act Approvals Manager, Policy Lead Positive and Safe at the Department of Health at today’s Reducing Seclusion conference. 

20 October 2015   More...
Implementing the 2015 NICE Guidance on managing violence and aggression

Prof Peter Tyrer Professor of Community Psychiatry, Centre for Mental Health at Imperial College London at today’s Reducing Seclusion conference. 

20 October 2015   More...
Service user perspectives on smoking cessation

Paul Scates, Peer Specialist, Campaigner and Ambassador discusses the Service user perspectives on smoking cessation at today’s conference. 

20 October 2015   More...
Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults

Dr Jacqueline Cornish OBE NHS England's National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood to speak at national conference on Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults Supporting the Transition to Adulthood. 

20 October 2015   More...
YoungMinds Chief Executive Sarah Brennan to chair 'Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults'

YoungMinds Chief Executive Sarah Brennan to chair national conference on; ‘Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults Supporting the Transition to Adulthood.’ 

20 October 2015   More...
The role of virtual clinics in managing demand and reducing unnecessary appointments

Dr Arvind Madan, Partner & CEO, The Hurley Group discusses the role of virtual clinics in managing demand and reducing unnecessary appointments at today’s Virtual Clinics Conference. 

19 October 2015   More...
Understanding service virtualization: where to start

Dr Stephen Radley, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses where to start with understanding service virtualization using a case study on Virtual clinics from Urogynaecology to Pre Operative Assessment at today’s conference. 

19 October 2015   More...
Nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued Practice at the Nursing and Midwifery Council gave an update at today’s Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

19 October 2015   More...
Improving the quality of nursing appraisal to meet revalidation

Dr Carolyn Middleton Project Manager at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board spoke at today’s Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation conference.  

19 October 2015   More...
Preparing for revalidation – making participatory CPD work best for you

Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse, Ealing Community Services & Service Lead IV therapy and Dementia at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust spoke at today’s Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

19 October 2015   More...
What makes a good crisis plan?

Miles Rinaldi, Head of Recovery and Social Inclusion, South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust discusses what makes a good crisis plan? positive risk taking and collaborative crisis planning at today’s conference. 

15 October 2015   More...
Update on progress against NHS England's commitments for Improving Mental Health Crisis Care

Sarah Khan Deputy Head of Mental Health & Adult MH Programme Lead MH Clinical Policy & Strategy Team NHS England gives an update on progress against NHS England’s commitments for Improving Mental Health Crisis Care at today’s conference.

15 October 2015   More...
Suicide Mitigation: early intervention and averting crisis

Dr Alys Cole-King, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Royal College of Psychiatrists spokesperson on suicide and self-harm/Clinical Director, Connecting with People discusses Suicide Mitigation and early intervention and averting crisis at today’s conference. 

15 October 2015   More...
Quality care and treatment in crisis: elements of 24/7 effective support

Fiona Venner, Director, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service discusses Quality care and treatment in crisis and elements of 24/7 effective support at today’s Improving Mental Health Crisis Care conference. 

15 October 2015   More...
A cap on charges for agency staff will reduce NHS spend by £1 billion over 3 years

A cap on charges for agency staff will reduce NHS spend by £1 billion over 3 years, and agency staff will be no better off than NHS colleagues.

14 October 2015   More...
National Update from the Department of Health: Adult Safeguarding Reviews

Claire Crawley Senior Policy Maker, Adult Safeguarding at the Department of Health gives a National Update on Adult Safeguarding Enquires and Safeguarding Adults Reviews including Implications of the Care Act 2014 at today’s conference.

12 October 2015   More...
Update from ADASS: Making the safeguarding enquiry person centred and personalised

Liz Bruce Co-Chair, Safeguarding Policy Network at The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) & Tri-Borough Executive Director of Adult Social Care City of Westminster gives An update on making the safeguarding enquiry person centred and personalised at today’s conference.

12 October 2015   More...
Improving & Enhancing Perioperative Care: Putting the individual at the heart of care

Neil Betteridge Enhanced Recovery, Patient and Public Adviser at NHS Improving Quality at today’s Improving and Enhancing Perioperative Care conference.

12 October 2015   More...
How do we develop successful perioperative patient pathways for all patients?

Dr David Alcorn Consultant Anaesthetist at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at today’s Improving and Enhancing Perioperative Care conference. 

12 October 2015   More...
Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles work at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Anne McDermott Transplant Nurse Consultant and Alison Pottle Nurse Consultant, Cardiology Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting an extended session on ‘Working autonomously and running services: identifying skills and competence needed for practice, and safely expanding skills and competence’ at the National Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles Conference on Wednesday 2 December 2015 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.

9 October 2015   More...
NHS England to give national update for Information Sharing in Mental Health at national conference

Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Technology, NHS England, will give a national update at the National Information Sharing in Mental Health conference on Friday 27 November 2015 at the Hallam Conference Centre in London.

9 October 2015   More...
Mortality monitoring: where are we now?

Dr Helen Hogan Clinical Lecturer in UK Public Health/Course Director London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine delivers a presentation on mortality monitoring: where are we now? at today’s conference.

8 October 2015   More...
Peter Walsh, CEO, Action against Medical Accidents gives an update on the Patient Voice as an Early Warning System

Peter Walsh, CEO, Action against Medical Accidents gives an update on the Patient Voice as an Early Warning System.

8 October 2015   More...
Update from the The Health and Social Care Information Centre

Chris Dew Head of Clinical indicator Development at The Health and Social Care Information Centre delivers a presentation on Estimating the risk of mortality in hospital patients at today’s conference.

8 October 2015   More...
Achieving shared ambitions for end of life care

The National Director at Hospice UK explains how hospices are ready to play their role in delivering the very best end of life care

8 October 2015   More...
Monitoring adherence against the updated NICE guidance on Atrial Fibrillation a year on

Matthew Fay, Member, Guideline Development Group on Atrial Fibriallation, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence & General Practitioner Principal, Westcliffe Medical Centre, West Yorkshire discussed monitoring adherence against the updated NICE guidance on Atrial Fibrillation a year on at today’s Anticoagulation conference. 

7 October 2015   More...
Monitoring and Improving Quality through Clinical Audit

Professor Pauline Ong, Member, National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE), Emerita Professor of Health Services Research, Keele University discusses Monitoring and Improving Quality through Clinical Audit at today’s conference. 

7 October 2015   More...
National clinical audit for quality and patient outcomes improvement

Cathy Hassell, Deputy Director Quality Programmes, NHS England discusses national clinical audit for quality and patient outcomes improvement  at today’s Clinical Audit for Improvement conference. 

7 October 2015   More...
Developing an effective local quality improvement programme and supporting staff to deliver quality care

Kat Young, Chair National Quality Improvement & Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) & Senior Quality Improvement Lead, Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses developing an effective local quality improvement programme and supporting staff to deliver quality care  at today’s Clinical Audit for Improvement conference. 

7 October 2015   More...
Jeremy Hunt speech to Tory conference Health Secretary

Jeremy Hunt's speech to the 2015 Conservative party conference.

7 October 2015   More...
Dame Fiona Caldicott gives update on Caldicott2

Dame Fiona Caldicott National Data Guardian speaks at today's Caldicott Guardian National Annual Conference.

6 October 2015   More...
Update from the Information Governance Alliance

Phil Walker Senior Information Governance Expert gives an update from the Information Governance Alliance at today’s conference

6 October 2015   More...
Update from the Information Commissioner's Office

Dawn Monaghan Group Manager of Public Services Team at The Information Commissioners Office spoke at today’s conference on managing information governance breaches/untoward incidents and the role of the Information Commissioner.

6 October 2015   More...
Delivering a Paperless NHS guidance from NHS England

Ann Slee, ePrescribing Lead, NHS England will discuss Delivering a Paperless NHS at today’s Electronic Prescribing conference. 

6 October 2015   More...
Learning from Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's two decades of experience in Electronic Prescribing

Brian Power, Lead Informatics Pharmacist, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will share Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s extensive experience in Electronic Prescribing at today’s conference. 

6 October 2015   More...
Electronic Prescribing Pre Conference Supplier Showcase

The Electronic Prescribing pre conference supplier showcase included 10 minute presentations from the key electronic prescribing systems suppliers Civica ParisPrescribing, JAC and Nugensis. 

6 October 2015   More...
Christopher Fincken Chair of the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians speaks on developing your skills as an effective Caldicott Guardian

Christopher Fincken, Chair of The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians delivers an extended session on developing your skills as an effective Caldicott Guardian at today’s conference.

6 October 2015   More...
UK end-of-life care 'best in world'

End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.

6 October 2015   More...
Safeguarding people who self neglect: What Works?

Professor Suzy Braye Professor of Social Work & Social Care University of Sussex spoke at today's Self Neglect & Adult Safeguarding conference sharing her experience from recent research (with David Orr and Michael Preston-Shoot) into effective practice in self-neglect (commissionined by the Department of Health and published by SCIE).

 

5 October 2015   More...
Update on Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation from the Nursing at the Midwifery Council

Katerina Kolyva Director of Continued Practice Nursing at the Midwifery Council gives an update on appraisal and revalidation at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference in London.

30 September 2015   More...
Demonstrating compliance with the revised NMC code of conduct

Lynne Pacanowski Director of Midwifery and Head of Gynaecology Nursing at Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust; a NMC Revalidation Pilot Site at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

30 September 2015   More...
​Delivering a 7 Day Health Service in Practice

Dr Chris Roseveare Chair of the The Academy for Medical Royal Colleges' Project Sub-Group on 7 Day Provision and Past President of the Society for Acute Medicine to speak on implementing the standards for 7 day Consultant present care at the national ‘Delivering a 7 Day Health Service’ conference to be held in London in November. 

28 September 2015   More...
Stop the Pressure

Tina Chambers Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist and Vice Chair of the Tissue Viability Society at today’s Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers conference.

24 September 2015   More...
Vascular assessment of heel pressure ulcers

David Bosanquet Surgeon University Hospital of Wales at today’s Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers conference.

24 September 2015   More...
Improving End of Life Care: Putting personal experience first

Pauline Mountain MBE Founder Hearts Of Positive Energy at today’s Improving End of Life Care conference

23 September 2015   More...
Developing the evidence base for end of life care

Katie Lindsey Programme Manager National End of Life Care Intelligence Network at todays Improving End of Life Care conference.

23 September 2015   More...
Planning for End of Life Care: every moment counts

Don Redding  Director of Policy National Voices at today’s Improving End of Life Care conference.

23 September 2015   More...
Agency nurse framework agreements: mandatory use from 19 October 2015

If your foundation trust is subject to the new agency spending rules, from 19 October you must use the approved framework agreements to secure all nursing agency staff.

23 September 2015   More...
Examples of Innovative Practice in End of Life Care

Delegates at today's End of Life Care conference shared examples of innovative practice 

23 September 2015   More...
Implementing the national objective to end Prone/Face Down Restraint

Eric Baskind Senior Lecturer in Law and International Expert on Physical Interventions Liverpool John Moores University at today’s Prone/Face Down Restraint conference.

22 September 2015   More...
Dr Karen Stenner Lecturer University of Surrey discusses Nurse prescribing for pain

Dr Karen Stenner Lecturer University of Surrey discusses Nurse prescribing for pain at today’s conference. 

22 September 2015   More...
Practical experiences of forward thinking in restraint as a consultant

Dr Arokia Antonysamy Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS Foundation discusses the practical experiences of forward thinking in restraint as a consultant

22 September 2015   More...
The definition of restraint and of recovery is at polar opposites

Paul Scates Peer Specialist at Dorset Mental Health Forum spoke at today’s Prone/Face Down Restraint conference.

22 September 2015   More...
Prof Laserina O Connor President of the Irish Pain Society speaks on improving pain outcomes

Developing, demonstrating and maintaining competence in non medical prescribing for pain

22 September 2015   More...
Complaints data published by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

A report published today has revealed that, similar to last year, the top three reasons for hospital complaints investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in the last financial year (2014-15) were poor communication, errors in diagnosis and poor treatment.

22 September 2015   More...
Hayley Marle Care Quality Commission discusses Learning from CQC Inspections to Improve Outpatient Services

Hayley Marle Inspection Manager Care Quality Commission discusses learning from CQC inspections to improve outpatient services at today’s conference.

21 September 2015   More...
Paul Jebb NHS England discusses improving patient experience in outpatients

Paul Jebb NHS England discusses improving patient experience in outpatients at today’s conference. 

21 September 2015   More...
New national guidance on handling domestic abuse

Police in England and Wales have been issued with new guidance on domestic abuse which advises officers on how to prosecute without relying on a victim.

21 September 2015   More...
Emergency Medical Services: best model for the UK

Professor Jonathan Benger National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England is confirmed to give a keynote address at The EMS Conference 2016 held on behalf of The Larrey Society.

17 September 2015   More...
Howard Catton RCN discusses the current issues facing Ward Managers

Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Affairs, RCN discusses the current issues facing Ward Managers at today’s conference. 

14 September 2015   More...
Katerina Kolyva NMC gives an update for Ward Managers on nursing appraisal and revalidation

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued Practice, The Nursing and Midwifery Council gives an updated for Ward Managers on nursing appraisal and revalidation at today conference. 

14 September 2015   More...
Kath Evans NHS England discusses improving patient experience on your ward including 'Always Events®"

Kath Evans, Head of Patient Experience, NHS England discusses improving patient experience on your ward including ‘Always Events®’ at today’s Ward Manager Conference. 

14 September 2015   More...
Reducing the physical health side effective of medication in mental health

Dr Jonathan Mitchell, Consultant Psychiatrist at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust & Member Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults: treatment and management Guideline Development Group National Institute of Health and Care  Excellence (NICE) gives an update on reducing the physical health side effective of medication in mental health.

14 September 2015   More...
Meeting unmet health needs in people with mental health and intellectual disability

Dr Phil Steadman Lead for Mental Health BMA Board of Science & Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust gives an update on meeting unmet health needs in people with mental health and intellectual disability.

14 September 2015   More...
Now Released: Seven Day Services: An evidence base of enablers for transformation

The NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ) Seven Day Services team have been leading a service improvement programme across England designed to support the transformational change required to deliver access to high quality health and social care every day of the week.

12 September 2015   More...
Accessing and sharing health records and patient confidentiality

House of Commons briefing paper released 7th September 2015: Accessing and sharing health records and patient confidentiality

12 September 2015   More...
Meeting the challenges set by the Cancer Taskforce – Professor Sean Duffy

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cancer, Sean Duffy, reflects on the publication of the report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce, and looks ahead to how its recommendations will be taken forward. 

8 September 2015   More...
New safety standards published for invasive procedures

A set of new national safety standards have been published to support NHS hospitals to provide safer surgical care.

8 September 2015   More...
New Ambitions Raise the Bar for End of Life Care

National framework for action urges local leadership to be at forefront of improvement in end of life care. 

8 September 2015   More...
Health Secretary outlines vision for use of technology across NHS

Patients will be able to access and interact with their GP record online within 12 months, Jeremy Hunt announced today.

4 September 2015   More...
Patient suitability and referral criteria for OPAT: experiences at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sue O’Hanlon Lead Nurse at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘Patient suitability and referral criteria for OPAT’ at the Advancing IV Therapy conference on Thursday 3 December 2015 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.

2 September 2015   More...
The NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor launched NEW RULES to reduce agency spend in the NHS

The NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor have today published new rules to support NHS providers to get the best quality agency staff whilst reducing their overall costs.

1 September 2015   More...
IV Therapy and the care of vascular access devices: a national and international perspective

Jackie Nicholson, Nurse Consultant Vascular Access at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘IV Therapy and the care of vascular access devices: a national and international perspective’ at the Advancing IV Therapy conference on Thursday 3 December 2015 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.

27 August 2015   More...
NICE guideline and quality standards for IV fluid therapy in adults in hospital

Katie Scales Consultant Nurse Critical Care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will be presenting ‘NICE guideline and quality standards for IV fluid therapy in adults in hospital’ at the Advancing IV Therapy conference on Thursday 3 December 2015 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.

27 August 2015   More...
All you need to know about Electronic Document Management: experiences at Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Johan Waktare Consultant Cardiologist, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Clinical Lead for EPR will be presenting ‘All you need to know about Electronic Document Management at the Electronic Document Management in Healthcare conference on Wednesday 9 December 2015 at ICO Conference Centre, London.

25 August 2015   More...
Realising the Clinical Benefits and engaging Clinical Staff in Electronic Document Management to be presented at National Conference

Mark England Director of IM&T at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘Realising the Clinical Benefits and engaging Clinical Staff in Electronic Document Management’ at the Electronic Document Management in Healthcare conference on Wednesday 9 December 2015 at ICO Conference Centre, London.

25 August 2015   More...
Mental Health Crisis Care Planning work at South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust to be presented at National Conference

Miles Rinaldi, Head of Recovery and Social Inclusion, South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust will be doing a presentation on ‘What makes a good crisis plan?’ at the Improving Mental Health Crisis Care Conference on Thursday 15 October 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London.

14 August 2015   More...
Anticoagulation Therapy Services work at The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Hayley Flavell, Anticoagulant and Thrombosis, Consultant Nurse, The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting on ‘Educating frontline staff in the management of patients on the new oral anticoagulants’ at the Improving Anticoagulation Therapy Services Conference on Wednesday 7 October 2015 at Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

13 August 2015   More...
Sean Collins Adult Safeguarding Lead to present safeguarding alerts: escalating safeguarding concerns and complaints at National Conference

Sean Collins Adult Safeguarding Lead at North Bristol NHS Trust will be presenting ‘Safeguarding Alerts: Escalating safeguarding concerns and complaints’ at the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults conference on Tuesday 1 December 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London.

13 August 2015   More...
Changing job plans and the consultant contract to deliver a 7 day service: experiences at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

David Evans Medical Director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘Changing job plans and the consultant contract to deliver a 7 day service’ at the Consultant Job Planning conference on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London.

12 August 2015   More...
Renegotiating the job plan including rigid contracts, and difficult doctors

Dr David Scott Consultant Paediatrician at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will be presenting ‘Renegotiating the job plan including rigid contracts, and difficult doctors’ at the Consultant Job Planning conference on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London.

12 August 2015   More...
Preparing for CQC inspection of your directorate: experiences at Wexham Park Hospital to be presented at National Conference

Dr Nick Jenkins Consultant & Former Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at Wexham Park Hospital will be presenting ‘Preparing for CQC inspection of your directorate’ at the Effective Clinical Director conference on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.

11 August 2015   More...
Mental Health Crisis Care Planning work at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Anita Lewin, Team Leader, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting a case study based session on ‘Working together with the Police’ at the Improving Mental Health Crisis Care Conference on Thursday 15 October 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London. 

10 August 2015   More...
Delivering a 7 Day Health Service

Dr Danny Boxer Consultant Radiologist to speak on delivering 7 day diagnostics at the national ‘Delivering a 7 Day Health Service’ conference to be held in London in November. 

7 August 2015   More...
Tips and Advice for Aspiring Clinical Directors

Professor Martin Elliott Director of Tracheal & Lead, Thoracic Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘Tips and Advice for Aspiring Clinical Directors’ at the Effective Clinical Director conference on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.

6 August 2015   More...
Difficult issues for Clinical Directors: experiences at Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Gabriel Sayer Divisional Director for Surgery Consultant, General and Vascular Surgeon at Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust will be presenting ‘Difficult issues for Clinical Directors’ at the Effective Clinical Director conference on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at the ICO Conference Centre, London.

6 August 2015   More...
Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health

Miles Rinaldi, Head of Recovery and Social Inclusion at South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust to speak on supporting recovery during mental health crisis at the national ‘Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health’ conference to be held in London in December. 

5 August 2015   More...
Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health

Dr Sridevi Kalidindi, Consultant Psychiatrist in Recovery and Rehabilitation at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to speak on moving the focus to recovery-oriented services at the national ‘Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health’ conference to be held in London in December.   

5 August 2015   More...
Dr Telal Mudawi, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS will present at National Conference on Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning

Dr Telal Mudawi, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS and Clinical Adviser in Cardiology Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman, Manchester Office, UK will present at National Conference on Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning

4 August 2015   More...
Dr Gregor Smith Medical Director at NHS Lanarkshire will present at National Conference on Criteria for selecting Always Events®

Dr Gregor Smith Medical Director NHS Lanarkshire will be presenting ‘Criteria for selecting Always Events®’ at the Always Events®: A positive approach to Improving Patient Care conference on Thursday 22 October 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London

4 August 2015   More...
The Importance of Talking Therapies & IAPT Progress

Jon Rouse, Director General, Social Care, Department of Health, writes about the importance of talking therapies and the continued progress of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme).

News from the Department of Health 

31 July 2015   More...
Implementing a positive approach to patient experience in practice: measuring and monitoring compliance with Always Events® to be presented at National Conference

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director and Pauline Law Deputy Director of Nursing at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘Implementing a positive approach to patient experience in practice’ at the Always Events®: A positive approach to Improving Patient Care conference on Thursday 22 October 2015 in London

30 July 2015   More...
Always Events® at ward level: experiences at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Chedia Hoolickin Quality Improvement Lead Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘Always Events® at ward level’ at the Always Events®: A positive approach to Improving Patient Care conference on Thursday 22 October 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London

30 July 2015   More...
Safe staffing for nursing in inpatient mental health settings work at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Dr Deborah Wildgoose Deputy Director of Nursing Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting an extended session ‘EXTENDED SESSION: Improving Staffing and Skillmix in Mental Health Inpatient Units in practice’ at the National Safe Staffing for Nursing in Mental Health Inpatient Units on Monday 16 November 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre in London. 

29 July 2015   More...
Nicola Lees Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust presenting 'Tools available for assessing staffing and skill mix in mental health inpatient settings"

Safe staffing for nursing in inpatient mental health settings work at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference.

29 July 2015   More...
Tim McDougall Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation presenting on 'Safer staffing, and tools for measurement in inpatient CAMHS"

Safe staffing for nursing in inpatient mental health settings work at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference.

29 July 2015   More...
Meeting unmet health needs in people with mental health conditions: experiences at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Phil Steadman Consultant Psychiatrist Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting Meeting unmet health needs in people with mental health conditions at National Conference

29 July 2015   More...
Delivering effective physical health checks in practice: experiences at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Dr Sheila Hardy Senior Research Fellow Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting delivering effective physical health checks in practice.

29 July 2015   More...
Demonstrating alternative and emerging models for reducing restraint: changing culture and practice: experiences at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Iain Harbison Project Lead Violence Reduction Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting Demonstrating alternative and emerging models for reducing restraint: changing culture and practice. 

29 July 2015   More...
Perspectives on the National Objective to end Prone/face down Restraint in the NHS a year on & Implementing the 2015 NICE Guidance

Gary Firkins De-escalation, Management and Intervention Lead South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting Perspectives on the National Objective to end Prone/face down Restraint in the NHS a year on & Implementing the 2015 NICE Guidance.

29 July 2015   More...
The role of e-cigarettes: experiences at George Eliot Healthcare NHS Trust to be presented at National Conference

Wendy Preston Nurse Consultant George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust will be presenting ‘the role of e-cigarettes’ at the Smoking Cessation in Mental Health conference on Tuesday 20 October 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London.

29 July 2015   More...
The importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with a mental health disorder

Dr Jonathan Campion Director for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting the importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with mental disorder. 

29 July 2015   More...
Clinical Ownership of Clinical and Costing Data

Data Quality and Clinical Coding for Improvement: Ensuring Clinical Ownership of Clinical and Costing Data to be presented by Andrew Tapp Consultant Obstetrician at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

24 July 2015   More...
Supporting people to improve physical health and the impact on personal recovery journeys: experiences at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Syene Skinner Recovery College Manager Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting ‘Supporting people to improve physical health and the impact on personal recovery journeys’ at Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions conference on Monday 14 September 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre, London.

23 July 2015   More...
Safe staffing for nursing in inpatient mental health settings work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Fiona Nolan Deputy Director of Nursing and Research Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust ​will be presenting ‘Factors affecting safe staffing for nursing in inpatient mental health settings: Understanding acuity and dependency’ at the National Safe Staffing for Nursing in Mental Health Inpatient Units on Monday 16 November 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre in London. 

17 July 2015   More...
Implementing the new Falls Quality Standard - assessment and secondary prevention in older people

Professor Cameron Swift, Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician, King’s College London discusses Implementing the new Falls Quality Standard Falls - assessment and secondary prevention in older people at today’s conference. 

9 July 2015   More...
Implementing the Falls Quality Standard in Practice

Dr Shelagh O’Riordan, Consultant Geriatrician, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust will discusses implementing the Falls Quality Standard in Practice at today’s conference. 

9 July 2015   More...
Working with patients and families following an incident

Elaine Spencer Serious Incident Investigator Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at today’s serious clinical incident conference.

8 July 2015   More...
Media Training for Healthcare Professionals

Ann Bird Former Health Editor and Executive Features Editor, Daily Express & Founder, AB Business Training at today’s Serious Clinical Incident conference.

8 July 2015   More...
Managing when a serious incident occurs

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Managing When a Serious Clinical Incident Occurs conference.

8 July 2015   More...
Incident Investigation

Donna Forsyth Head of Patient Safety Investigation NHS England at today’s Managing when a Serious Clinical Incident Occurs conference.

8 July 2015   More...
Andrea Sutcliffe Care Quality Commission Discusses the new inspection process for Adult Social Care

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at Care Quality Commission discusses the new inspection process for Adult Social Care at today"s conference. 

7 July 2015   More...
Leading an inspection team: the onsite process Adult Social Care

Dr Linda Patterson, CQC Inspection Team Chair & PAST Clinical Vice President, Royal College of Physicians discusses leading an inspection team and the onsite process at today’s conference.  

7 July 2015   More...
Ensuring Compliance with the Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Niall Fry, MCA and DoLS Lead, Department of Health discusses ensuring compliance with the Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards at today"s conference.

7 July 2015   More...
Getting national buy-in for safe midwifery staffing

Sean O’Sullivan Head of Health and Social Policy The Royal College of Midwives at today’s Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings conference.

6 July 2015   More...
The NICE guidance on Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Head of Maternity, NHS England & Specialist Committee Member, Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings, NICE at todays Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings

6 July 2015   More...
NIVAS update on IV Therapy and care of vascular access devices

Jackie Nicholson Chair of the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) opens today’s IV Therapy conference with a national update on IV Therapy and the care of vascular access devices.

2 July 2015   More...
NICE update on the New Quality Standard for Intravenous Fluid Therapy

Tom Mcloughlin-Yip Patient Representative & Guideline Development Group Member, IV Therapy in Adults in Hospitals Guideline at NICE gives a national update on the New Quality Standard for Intravenous Fluid Therapy 

2 July 2015   More...
Stop the Pressure: an update from NHS England

Suzanne Banks Professional Advisor, Pressure Ulcers at NHS England will deliver an update from NHS England on Stop the Pressure at today’s conference. 

2 July 2015   More...
Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers

Professor Gerard Stansby Chair Guideline Development Group, Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Guideline and Quality Standard National Institute for Health and Care Excellence discusses Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers at today’s conference. 

2 July 2015   More...
Nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Jackie Smith Chief Executive for Nursing and Midwifery Council and Dame Eileen Sills DBE Chief Nurse from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust open one day conference on Nursing Appraisal & Revalidation: Implementing the New NMC Code of Practice. 

2 July 2015   More...
Pilot Site Update: Demonstrating compliance with the revised NMC code of conduct

Denise Llewellyn Nurse Director and Dr Carolyn Middleton Project Manager from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board discuss demonstrating compliance with the revised NMC code of conduct a pilot site update at today’s conference. 

2 July 2015   More...
Judi Ingram Aspen Healthcare gives update on leading your organisation to zero preventable harm

Judi Ingram Group Clinical Director and Chief Nurse Aspen Healthcare at today’s Improving Patient Safety in Independent Healthcare conference.

 

1 July 2015   More...
Towards the eHospital: Planning and going live

Dr Jack Barker Chief Clinical Information Officer Kings Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust discusses planning for an eHospital

1 July 2015   More...
Vivienne Heckford National Director of Clinical Services discusses improving patient safety in independent healthcare

Vivienne Heckford National Director of Clinical Services Ramsay Health Care at today’s Improving Patient Safety in Independent Healthcare conference.

1 July 2015   More...
Update from the HSCIC: Setting the standards for Electronic Documents and Records

Dr Peter Short Directorate Clinical Lead Health and Social Care Information Centre at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

 

1 July 2015   More...
Update from the Private Healthcare Information Network: improving information in private healthcare

Matt James Chief Executive Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) at today’s Improving Patient Safety in Independent Healthcare conference.

1 July 2015   More...
Psychological Therapies for Psychosis

Dr Louise Johns Honorary Senior Lecturer & PICuP Coordinator at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience at today’s Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Illness conference.

1 July 2015   More...
Preparing for implementation of the new access and waiting time standard for first episode psychosis

Sarah Khan Mental Health Senior Programme Lead NHS England at today’s Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Illness conference.

1 July 2015   More...
Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Illness: National IAPT Update

Alison Brabban National Advisor for Severe Mental Illness (IAPT) NHS England & Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Illness conference.

1 July 2015   More...
Zero Tolerance to Medication Errors: setting the benchmark at zero

Dr Janine Wright, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Safer Medication Work Stream Clinical Lead at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust discusses Zero Tolerance to Medication Errors: setting the benchmark at zero at today’s conference. 

1 July 2015   More...
Managing patient feedback, concerns and complaints including social media

Paul Jebb Experience of Care Professional Lead NHS England at today’s Complaints conference.

1 July 2015   More...
Improving your local complaints process

Dr Kieran Mullan Independent Advisor to the Review of NHS Complaints and Past Project Director Patients Association at today’s Complaints conference.

1 July 2015   More...
David Gerrett NHS England gives National Update on Reducing Medication Errors

David Gerrett Senior Pharmacist, Medication Safety Team NHS England gives National Update on Reducing Medication Errors at today’s conference. 

1 July 2015   More...
CQC national report 'Right here, right now: mental health crisis care review'

The CQC has released a report raising concerns that concerns that public services, such as local authorities, NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups, are failing to work together to make sure that people in their local areas have access to crisis care around the clock.

30 June 2015   More...
FoNS 'Creating Caring Cultures in Health and Social Care: Getting Started" Resources

The ‘Creating Caring Cultures’ resources are based around a model in the form of a rainbow because like rainbows, it is difficult to see/find the beginning or the end of culture change. The model has been developed using FoNS experiences over a number of years of working with health and social care teams and our theoretical understandings of practice development as an approach to enabling change and transformation in people and their practice.

26 June 2015   More...
Donna Forsyth NHS England discusses the core principles of effective Root Cause Analysis in Health & Social Care

Donna Forsyth, Head of Patient Safety Investigation, NHS England discusses the core principles of effective Root Cause Analysis in Health & Social Care at today’s conference. 

24 June 2015   More...
Training & supporting frontline staff to deliver effective Root Cause Analysis

Taffy Gatawa Head of Patient Safety and Quality Royal Surrey County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses Training and supporting frontline staff to deliver effective Root Cause Analysis at today’s conference. 

24 June 2015   More...
Health and social care leaders set out next steps to transform NHS services and improve health outcomes using technology and data

Health and social care leaders will today (17 June) unveil detailed plans to make technology work harder and faster for patients and increase transparency across more services. News from NHS England

18 June 2015   More...
Monitoring and regulating safeguarding in healthcare

Janice Waters National Advisor- Safeguarding Care Quality Commission at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Health Services conference

 

17 June 2015   More...
The Care Act 2014: implications for adult safeguarding in the NHS

Claire Crawley Senior Policy Manager - Adult Safeguarding Department of Health at today's Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Health Services conference.

17 June 2015   More...
Patient Experience Insight: Learning from patients & carers

Don Brereton Chair Patient Experience Sub-group National Quality Board & NQB Lay Member at today"s Patient Experience conference.

16 June 2015   More...
Improving Patient Experience and Experiences of Care

Neil Churchill Director of Patient Experience NHS England & Sub Group Member Patient Experience National Quality Board at today's Patient Experience conference.

16 June 2015   More...
Tips and advice for aspiring Clinical Directors

Dr James Francombe Consultant Colorectal Surgeon South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust gives tips and advice for aspiring Clinical Directors.

15 June 2015   More...
Update from Medical Protection Society on managing poor performance and assisting doctors in difficulty

Dr Mark Dinwoodie Director for Education Medical Protection Society discusses managing poor performance and assisting doctors in difficulty

15 June 2015   More...
Maxine McCoy, Breast Cancer Care discusses the NHS England programme recommendations for people with breast cancer

Maxine McCoy, Assistant Director of Services, Breast Cancer Care discussed working together to deliver the NHS England programme recommendations for people with breast cancer at today’s conference. 

15 June 2015   More...
What makes an excellent Clinical Director? Qualities, skills, roles and responsibilities

Professor Steve Powis, Medical Director, Royal Free Hampstead NHS discuss what makes an excellent Clinical Director? Qualities, skills, roles and responsibilities at today’s conference. 

15 June 2015   More...
The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat is working

Government-led reviews, reports, memorandums of understanding – concordats even – are all for nothing if they can’t actively lead change and challenge others to do the same, say the Department of Health as they state that, the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat is working. 

12 June 2015   More...
The Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) annual conference held on the 19th May 2015: Presentations from the day

The Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) annual conference held on the 19th May 2015 focused on on ‘Ambulance Services of Tomorrow’ and the developing role of the Independent Ambulance Service. 

11 June 2015   More...
RCN update: setting the standard for specialist practice and advanced roles

Howard Catton Director of Policy at The Royal College of Nursing discusses setting the standard for specialist practice and advanced roles.

9 June 2015   More...
Katerina Kolyva NMC gives National Update on nursing appraisal & revalidation

Katerina Kolyva Director of Continued Practice at The Nursing and Midwifery Council at today’s Nursing Revalidation Specialist Practice & Advanced Roles conference.

9 June 2015   More...
Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Dr Tony Gill Mental Health Practitioner Leeds University discusses implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Psychosis and Schizophrenia including a walk through the 10 quality statements.

8 June 2015   More...
Improving care in crisis for people with psychosis or schizophrenia

Fiona Venner Director Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Centre discusses improving care in crisis for people with psychosis or schizophrenia

8 June 2015   More...
Centre for Mental Health update: evidence based supported employment - implementation in mental health services

Jan Hutchinson Director of Programmes and Performance Centre for Mental Health discusses evidence based supported employment - implementation in mental health services

8 June 2015   More...
Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix: Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place

Ruth May Regional Chief Nurse (Midlands & East) NHS England at today’s Safe Staffing conference.

8 June 2015   More...
Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix update from the RCN

Howard Catton Head of Policy The Royal College of Nursing at today’s Safe Staffing conference.

8 June 2015   More...
Teresa Kearney The Association for Prescribers gives update on Non-Medical Prescribing

Teresa Kearney Association for Prescribers Committee Member The Association for Prescribers gives update on nurse/non-medical prescribing at today’s conference. 

2 June 2015   More...
Non-Medical Prescribing, Advanced Practice and Revalidation

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued Practice, Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses Non-Medical Prescribing, Advanced Practice and Revalidation at today’s conference. 

2 June 2015   More...
Linda Nazarko OBE discusses the important of diagnostic decision making in non medical prescribing

News from todays Non Medical Prescribing Conference

2 June 2015   More...
Update from The Health and Social Care Information Centre: Estimating the risk of mortality in hospital patients

Chris Dew Head of Clinical indicator Development at The Health and Social Care Information Centre discusses the risk of mortality in hospital patients

 

21 May 2015   More...
Mortality Monitoring: Where are we now?

Dr Sharon Mayor Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Improvement at Cardiff University discusses mortality monitoring: where are we now?

21 May 2015   More...
The new Falls Quality Standard Falls - assessment and secondary prevention in older people

Will Carr Clinical Specialist Falls Prevention Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Falls Prevention and Management in Older People conference.

21 May 2015   More...
NHS England National Falls Update

Julie Windsor Patient Safety Lead, Older People & Falls NHS England at today’s Falls Prevention conference.

21 May 2015   More...
Update from Dr Umesh Prabhu: Early identification of care problems to reduce mortality

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust discusses early identification of care problems to reduce mortality.

21 May 2015   More...
End of Life Care: Putting personal experience first

Tony Bonser Chair People in Partnership The National Council for Palliative Care Member at today’s Improving End of Life Care conference.

20 May 2015   More...
Implementing the new Actions for End of Life Care 2014-16

Simon Chapman Director for Public and Parliamentary Engagement The National Council of Palliative Care at today’s End of Life Care conference.

20 May 2015   More...
Dr Geraldine Strathdee NHS England discusses improving the physical health for people with mental health conditions

Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England discusses improving the physical health for people with mental health conditions at today’s conference. 

20 May 2015   More...
Involving and engaging service users in improving physical health

Naomi James, Regional Development and Research Manager, NSUN network for mental health discussed involving and engaging service users in improving physical health at today’s conference. 

20 May 2015   More...
What does excellence in Perinatal Mental Health look like? Meeting the new NICE Guideline

Jill Demilew, Consultant Midwife, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust London & Guideline Development Group Member, Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance NICE discusses what does excellence in Perinatal Mental Health look like and meeting the new NICE Guideline at today’s conference. 

19 May 2015   More...
Setting the standards for Perinatal Mental Health Services

Peter Thompson, Senior Programme Manager, Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health, The Royal College of Psychiatrists discusses setting the standards for Perinatal Mental Health Services at today’s conference. 

19 May 2015   More...
The Revised Code: How do we make it live and Demonstrating compliance with the revised code of practice.

Eileen Sills DBE Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Experience Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is an NMC Revalidation Pilot Site discusses The Revised Code: How do we make it “live” and Demonstrating compliance with the revised code of practice at today’s conference.

 

19 May 2015   More...
Meeting the revised NMC code on social media

Kath Evans Head of Patient Experience at NHS England discusses promoting professionalism on social media, including do’s, don’ts, governance and policy.

19 May 2015   More...
Supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver the standards set out in the revised code

Howard Catton Director of Policy at The Royal College of Nursing discusses Supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver the standards set out in the revised code.

19 May 2015   More...
Simon Stevens call for bold action to make NHS fit for the future

News from NHS England on the future of the NHS

19 May 2015   More...
Why is perinatal mental health important?

Elaine Hanzak Survivor of Postnatal Depression and Author ‘Eyes without Sparkle – a journey through postnatal illness’ discusses why perinatal mental health is important at today's improving the quality of perinatal mental health conference.

19 May 2015   More...
The Quality and safety indicators for Anticoagulation Therapy

In September 2014 NICE recommended self-monitoring tests for people on long-term anticoagulation therapy. Diane Eaton, Project Manager, Anticoagulation Europe will discuss the The Quality and safety indicators for Anticoagulation Therapy at today’s conference. 

18 May 2015   More...
Current policy context of safe staffing in A&E Departments

Howard Catton Head of Policy The Royal College of Nursing at today’s Nursing Staffing and Skillmix in A&E Departments conference.

18 May 2015   More...
Acuity, Alerts, Red Flag Events and Escalation

Joann Morse Deputy Chief Nurse University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Nursing Staffing and Skillmix in A&E Departments conference.

18 May 2015   More...
Monitoring nursing staffing levels in practice

Sue Osborne CBE Chair Safe Staffing Alliance at today’s Nurse Staffing and Skillmix in A&E departments conference.

18 May 2015   More...
David Cameron announces his plans for a 7-day NHS

David Cameron today announed plans for "a 7-day NHS, safe in our hands - for every generation to come".  

 

18 May 2015   More...
Enabling the sharing of images across organisations

Paolo Zanoni PACS Manager University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Radiology Information Systems and PACS conference.

13 May 2015   More...
Department of Health update: The new mental health act code of practice

Dr Nicola Guy Head of the Review of the MHA Code of Practice Department of Health gives an update on what’s new under the revised code of practice for the Mental Health Act.

12 May 2015   More...
Mental Health Act: What the new code means for service users?

Naomi James Regional Development and Research Manager at NSUN Network for Mental Health spoke about what the new code means for service users a t today's Mental Health Act code of practice conference.

12 May 2015   More...
Undertaking an information security risk assessment

Julian Meyrick, Vice President, Security Services Europe, IBM gives an extended session on undertaking an information security risk assessment at today’s Cyber Security in Healthcare conference. 

12 May 2015   More...
Caldicott Guardian's Perspective from a Mental Health Trust from The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians

Christopher Fincken, Chair, The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians and Member, National Information Governance Committee Care Quality Commission discusses a Caldicott Guardian’s Perspective from a Mental Health Trust at today’s conference. 

11 May 2015   More...
HSCIC Update and Implementing the New Code of Practice on Confidential Information

Nicholas Oughtibridge, Acting Director of Data Standards, Health and Social Care Information Centre give an Update and Implementing the New Code of Practice on Confidential Information at today’s conference. 

11 May 2015   More...
The importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with mental disorder: The evidence

Debbie Robson, Senior Post Doc Researcher in Tobacco Addiction at the National Addiction Centre at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust dicusses the importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with mental disorder and the evidence at today"s conference. 

11 May 2015   More...
Secretary of State for Health Announced

Secretary of State for Health Announced

11 May 2015   More...
Wendy Preston discuss the role of e-cigarettes

Wendy Preston, Nurse Consultant, George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and Senior Lecturer, Coventry University discusses the role of e-cigarettes at today’s conference. 

11 May 2015   More...
Let"s be more aware, take stock and celebrate best practice – Dr Geraldine Strathdee

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week with a look at how messages are getting across:

11 May 2015   More...
RCN update: setting the standard for specialist practice and advanced roles

Howard Catton Director of Policy at The Royal College of Nursing discusses setting the standard for specialist practice and advanced roles.

9 May 2015   More...
Nicholas Oughtibridge gives an update from the Health and Social Care Information Centre

Nicholas Oughtibridge Acting Director of Data Standards Health and Social Care Information Centre gives an update from the Health and Social Care Information Centre on the new Code of Practice on Confidential Information and developing the role of Caldicott Guardians at today’s conference. 

6 May 2015   More...
Chair of The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians and Member of National Information Governance Committee, CQC discusses developing your skills as an effective Caldicott Guardian

Christopher Fincken, Chair of The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians and Member of the National Information Governance Committee Care Quality Commission delivers an extended session on developing your skills as an effective Caldicott Guardian at today’s conference. 

6 May 2015   More...
Dawn Monaghan The Information Commissioners Office discusses managing information governance breaches/untoward incidents and the role of the Information Commissioner

Dawn Monaghan, Group Manager, Public Services Team, The Information Commissioners Office discusses When things go wrong: managing information governance breaches/untoward incidents and the role of the Information Commissioner at todays conference. 

6 May 2015   More...
Caldicott Decision Making and what happens if there is disagreement between Caldicott Guardians?

Simon Robinson, Barrister, Five Paper discussed Caldicott decision making and what happens if there is disagreement between Caldicott Guardians at today’s conference. 

6 May 2015   More...
Delivering the transformational NHS England Mental Health Crisis Model

Dr Steven Reid Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist CNWL NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Improving Mental Health Crisis care conference.

30 April 2015   More...
What makes a good mental health crisis plan?

Miles Rinaldi Head of Recovery and Social Inclusion South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust at today’s Improving Mental Health Crisis care conference.

30 April 2015   More...
Supporting community resilience and recovery: acting early to prevent people reaching mental health crisis point

Glen Monks Associate Director for Mental Health & Dr Fiona Butler Chair at West London CCG at today’s Improving Mental Health Crisis Care conference.

30 April 2015   More...
Working in partnership with the police to deliver effective crisis care

Clair Carson Acute Service Line Manager Pennine Care NHS Trust at today’s Improving Mental Health Crisis Care conference.

30 April 2015   More...
Patient Accessible Electronic Records: Key enablers to support patient choice

Tracey Watson Head of Commercial and Partners at NHS England with Jana Dale Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Lead – Patient Online, NHS England, and Trevor Fossey a Patient Online Working Together Group member at today’s Electronic Patient Records conference.

29 April 2015   More...
Preparing for patient accessible EPR systems: Are you ready?

Dr Martin Baggaley Medical Director & Lead for Clinical Governance South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Patient Accessible Electronic Patient Records.

29 April 2015   More...
Putting patients in control of their records and information

Dr Amir Hannan General Practitioner Long Term Conditions, Information Management & Technology, and Patient Engagement & Empowerment Lead, Tameside & Glossop CCG with Ingrid Brindle Chair Thornley House Patient Participation Group at today’s Electronic Patient Records conference.

29 April 2015   More...
Nursing shortage preventing access to crucial training, says RCN

The RCN revealed that 18.3% of more than 14,000 nursing staff surveyed were unable to complete essential training in the last year, 44.4% said they were unable to complete training because there were too few staff to cover their work. Half of the 48% of nursing staff that had undertaken training said they had no cover when they were absent from normal duties – potentially putting patients at risk. This also meant one in 10 had to use annual leave and complete compulsory training in their own time.

27 April 2015   More...
Ann Slee, NHS England gives update on delivering a paperless NHS

Ann Slee EPrescribing Lead NHS England gives update on delivering a paperless NHS at today’s conference. 

22 April 2015   More...
Electronic Prescribing: learning from a decade of experience

Dr Jonathan Sheldon, Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discussed Electronic Prescribing: learning from a decade of experience at today’s conference. 

22 April 2015   More...
Implementing the national objective to end Prone/Face Down Restraint

Eric Baskind Senior Lecturer in Law and International Expert on Physical Interventions Liverpool John Moores University at today’s Prone/Face Down Restraint conference.

21 April 2015   More...
Job Planning driving improvement: ensuring success for consultants, the service and for improved patient care

Dr Jeremy Cashman Consultant Anaesthetist St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust at today’s Consultant Job Planning conference.

21 April 2015   More...
The role of virtual clinics in managing demand and reducing unnecessary appointments

Dr Arvind Madan, GP Partner & CEO, The Hurley Group discussed the role of virtual clinics in managing demand and reducing unnecessary appointments at today’s conference.

20 April 2015   More...
Understanding service virtualisation: where to start

Dr Arun Alfred, Consultant Haematologist, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust discussed Understanding service virtualisation and where to start at today’s conference. 

20 April 2015   More...
Developing protocols, guidelines, competence and consensus to support the running of the virtual clinic

Lech Rymaszewski, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Glasgow Royal Infirmary discussed developing protocols, guidelines, competence and consensus to support the running of the virtual clinic at today’s conference. 

20 April 2015   More...
Undertaking a Safeguarding Adults Review

Alison Ridley and Fran Pearson SCIE accredited reviewers at today’s Adult Safeguarding Investigations & Safeguarding Adults Reviews conference.

20 April 2015   More...
Adult Safeguarding Investigations and Safeguarding Adults Reviews: news & slides from today"s conference

Presentations by Claire Crawely Senior Policy Manager, Adult Safeguarding Department of Health, and Dr Adi Cooper Joint Chair ADASS Safeguarding Network.

20 April 2015   More...
Mental Health Taskforce set up to create a mental health 5 Year Forward View for the NHS

The Mental Health Taskforce brings together health and care leaders and experts in the field, including people using services, to lead a programme of work to create a mental health Five Year Forward View for the NHS in England.

13 April 2015   More...
New Nursing & Midwifery Code of Practice - supporting guidance

New NMC Code has come into force for every nurse and midwife.

13 April 2015   More...
Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation

Updates and presentations from today’s Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation conference
 

26 March 2015   More...
Rachel Griffiths gives an updated on ensuring effective use and compliance in practice monitoring the DoLS from the CQC

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity Act Policy Manager Care Quality Commission an updated on ensuring effective use and compliance in practice monitoring the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards from the CQC at today’s conference.

25 March 2015   More...
Hospital Managing Authority: DoLS identification, application and compliance

Nick Rudling, Safeguarding Adults Lead at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust discussed Hospital Managing Authority: DoLS identification, application and compliance at today’s conference. 

25 March 2015   More...
Always Events®: Focusing on the elements of care that should happen every time to every patient

Neil Churchill Director of Patient Experience NHS England at today’s Always Events® conference.

24 March 2015   More...
Always Events®: Methodology

Pedro Delgado Executive Director Institute for Healthcare Improvement at today’s Always Events® conference.

24 March 2015   More...
Always Events® at ward level

John Bellerby Quality Improvement Lead at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Always Events®

24 March 2015   More...
Always Events® in Primary Care

Dr Gregor Smith Senior Medical Officer Primary Care Scottish Government at today’s Always Events® conference.

24 March 2015   More...
The introduction of access and waiting time standards for mental health services

Sarah Khan Deputy Head of Mental Health NHS England at today’s Measuring and Monitoring Quality in Mental conference.

23 March 2015   More...
House of Commons, Health Committee publish End of Life Care Report

News from the House of Commons

18 March 2015   More...
Katerina Kolyva NMC gives Ward Manager Update on Nursing Appraisal & Revalidatio

Katerina Kolyva Director of Continued Practice at The Nursing and Midwifery Council gives Ward Manager Update on Nursing appraisal & revalidation at today's conference. 

16 March 2015   More...
Paul Jebb NHS England speaks on improving patient experience on your ward including 'Always Events"

Paul Jebb NHS England speaks on improving patient experience on your ward including ‘Always Events’

16 March 2015   More...
Kate Sanders Foundation of Nursing Studies discusses What well-led mean at ward level

Kate Sanders Practice Development Facilitator Foundation of Nursing Studies discussed What well-led mean at ward level at today's conference. 

16 March 2015   More...
Howard Catton Royal College of Nursing discusses Current issues for Ward Managers

Howard Catton Head of Policy and International Affairs Royal College of Nursing discussed Current issues for Ward Managers at today’s conference. 

16 March 2015   More...
Hazel Watson NHS England Discusses Meeting the new national guidance on seclusion

Hazel Watson Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS England Meeting the new national guidance on seclusion at today’s conference 

10 March 2015   More...
Eliminating seclusion in practice and ensuring any instance of seclusion is reported and investigated

Dr Rachel Warner and Dr Rhodri Hannan Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust discussed Eliminating seclusion in practice and ensuring any instance of seclusion is reported and investigated at today’s conference. 

10 March 2015   More...
The NICE guidance on Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent Director of Midwifery & Divisional Director of Nursing at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Specialist Committee Member, Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings, NICE at today’s Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings conference.

10 March 2015   More...
Caldicott2 Implementation: National Update

Dame Fiona Caldicott National Data Guardian and Chairman of the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel at today’s Information Governance conference.

10 March 2015   More...
Kat Young NQICAN gives an update from the National Quality Improvement & Clinical Audit Network

Kat Young Chair National Quality Improvement & Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) Senior QI Lead Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust & Member National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE) gives an update from the National Quality Improvement & Clinical Audit Network on day 2 of the Clinical Audit and Improvement conference. 

4 March 2015   More...
Jane Moore NICE gives a NICE update on Quality Standards and Clinical Audit

Jane Moore Implementation Consultant National Institute for Health and Care Excellence gives a NICE update on quality standards and clinical audit on day 2 of the Clinical Audit and Improvement conference.  

4 March 2015   More...
Professor Danny Keenan HQIP discusses Clinical audit for local improvement

Professor Danny Keenan Medical Director Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership discusses Clinical audit for local improvement on day one of Clinical Audit and Improvement 2015. 

3 March 2015   More...
Nancy Dixon Healthcare Quality Quest Ltd discusses what is really involved in quality improvement

Nancy Dixon Healthcare Quality Quest Ltd discusses what is really involved in quality improvement on day one of today’s Clinical Audit and Improvement 2015 conference. 

3 March 2015   More...
Using clinical audit findings to ensure improvements in patient care

Yvonne Murray Head of Clinical Audit Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses using clinical audit findings to ensure improvements in patient care on day one of today’s Clinical Audit for Improvement 2015 conference.  

3 March 2015   More...
Clinical Audit: Learning from the CQC inspection

Dr Linda Patterson OBE FRCP Consultant Physician General and geriatric medicine & Chair of Inspection Team The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust discusses clinical Audit and learning from the CQC inspection on day one of today’s Clinical Audit for Improvement 2015 conference. 

3 March 2015   More...
Proposals to introduce independent prescribing by radiographers across the United Kingdom

Independent prescribing is defined as: ‘Prescribing by an appropriate practitioner (which currently includes doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, podiatrists and physiotherapists), responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing medicines’…There are many potential benefits for patients, commissioners and providers…Independent prescribing can also enable new ways of working to improve quality towards delivering safe, effective services focussed on the patient experience. It facilitates partnership working across professional and organisational boundaries within commissioning/provider landscapes and with patients to redesign care pathways that are cost-effective and sustainable

3 March 2015   More...
National Voice and NCPC Release Every Moment Counts: new vision for coordinated care for people near the end of life calls for brave conversations

National Voice and NCPC Release Every Moment Counts: new vision for coordinated care for people near the end of life calls for brave conversations. 

3 March 2015   More...
Claire Crawley Department of Health gives Keynote Opening Address on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults under the Care Act 2014 Including the revised regulations and guidance

Claire Crawley Department of Health gives Keynote Opening Address on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults under the Care Act 2014 Including the revised regulations and guidance at todays conference. 

2 March 2015   More...
Andrea Sutcliffe The Care Quality Commission discusses the Inspection of Social Care

Andrea Sutcliffe Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care The Care Quality Commission discusses the inspection of Social Care at todays Safeguarding under the Care Act 2014 conference

2 March 2015   More...
Kath Evans, NHS England Discusses Why Twitter is an Important Tool for those Working in the NHS

Kath Evans @KathEvans2, Head of Patient Experience, NHS England Discusses Why twitter is an important tool for those working in the NHS at todays conference. 

25 February 2015   More...
Using Twitter in healthcare: resources

Useful links from today's Social Media in the NHS conference.

25 February 2015   More...
How Twitter has helped me in my role: Perspectives from the NHS

A panel session on How Twitter has helped me in my role provided an understanding of why twitter is a key tool within the NHS.

25 February 2015   More...
Social Media from a legal and HR perspective

Ron Simms @RonS_Capsticks Partner Capsticks discusses Social Media from a legal and HR perspective at today's conference. 

25 February 2015   More...
Twitter for Clinicians & Managers in the NHS

James Andrew @WePharmacists delivered an interactive masterclass on Twitter for Clinicians & Managers in the NHS at todays conference.

25 February 2015   More...
The legal basis for safeguarding in mental health services

Navin Suppiah Mental Health and Safeguarding Trainer & Solicitor at Scott-Moncrieff’s at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health conference.

23 February 2015   More...
Safeguarding in Mental Health: Implications of the revised Care Act 2014

Claire Crawley Senior Policy Manager - Adult Safeguarding Department of Health at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health conference.

23 February 2015   More...
Politicians vie to support access to talking therapies on NHS

Article from the Psychological Therapies in the NHS Conference

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h896 (Published 18 February 2015) 

by Penny Gray

23 February 2015   More...
Recruitment & Professional Development Open Day for IAPT Accredited Training

News and presentations from the Recruitment & Professional Development Open Day for IAPT Accredited Training

13 February 2015   More...
NHS England Guidance on New Mental Health Standards Published Today

NHS England Guidance on new mental health standards published today. The guidance for CCGs, explains the case for change in four areas and sets out the expectations of local commissioners for delivery during the year ahead working with providers and other partners.

13 February 2015   More...
Bibhas Roy Trafford Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust discusses Developing Virtual Orthopaedic Clinics

Bibhas Roy Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Trafford Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust discusses developing virtual orthopaedic clinics at todays conference.

12 February 2015   More...
Hilary Merrett discusses Learning from Complaints in Outpatient Services

Hilary Merrett Independent Consultant, Quality & Safety & Editor Clinical Risk discusses learning from complaints in outpatient services at todays conference. 

12 February 2015   More...
New NICE quality standard to improve care of people with psychosis and schizophrenia

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a new quality standard to help adults with psychosis and schizophrenia have a positive experience of mental health services and ensure they receive the support they need.

12 February 2015   More...
Psychological Therapies in the NHS: conference news & presentations

News and presentations from Psychological Therapies in the NHS 2015

11 February 2015   More...
Mick Martin from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman discusses Lessons from Complaints to the Ombudsman and Investigations

Mick Martin Managing Director of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman discusses lessons from complaints to the ombudsman and investigations at today conference. 

11 February 2015   More...
Paul Durham CQC discusses Complaints Management and Learning from the CQC Inspections of Hospitals

Paul Durham CQC discusses complaints management and learning from the CQC inspections of hospitals at today's conference. 

11 February 2015   More...
Complaints Management in the NHS: National Update

Chris Bostock Head of Complaints Policy The Department of Health at today’s NHS Complaints conference

11 February 2015   More...
Care Quality Commission annual report into the use of the Mental Health Act

The Care Quality Commission has released its annual report into the use of the Mental Health Act

6 February 2015   More...
Neil Betteridge Speaks on Patient Experience Insight: Learning from patients & carers

Neil Betteridge, Director, Neil Betteridge Associates, Patient and Public Advisor  NHS Improving Quality Co-Chair, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition & Representative, CRG Specialised Pain Services, NHS England speaks on patient experience insight and learning from patients & carers at todays conference

4 February 2015   More...
John Bellerby Discusses Measuring and monitoring compliance with -Always Events®”

John Bellerby, Quality Improvement Lead, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implementing a positive approach to patient experience: Measuring and monitoring compliance with “Always Events®” Events that should always happen for every patient At today’s conference

4 February 2015   More...
Suzanne Banks NHS England Gives an update from NHS England on Stop the Pressure

Suzanne Banks Professional Advisor NHS England Gives an update from NHS England on Stop the Pressure at today's conference. 

4 February 2015   More...
Neil Churchill & Dan Wellings NHS England discuss measuring and understanding how people really feel about the care they receive and demonstrating responsiveness to feedback

Neil Churchill Director of Patient Experience Dan Wellings Head of Insight NHS England discuss measuring and understanding how people really feel about the care they receive and demonstrating responsiveness to feedback at today's conference. 

4 February 2015   More...
Learning from patient safety incidents and ensuring you adhere to the duty of candour

Elaine Spencer Serious Incident Investigator Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust at today’s Patient Safety Incident Reporting, Investigation and Learning

2 February 2015   More...
Whole Trust Transformation using Electronic Document Management

Mark England Executive Director of Reengineering and Informatics Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Electronic Document Management conference

2 February 2015   More...
Improving experiences of care

The National Quality Board has published Improving Experiences of Care: our shared understanding and ambition

30 January 2015   More...
NMC Revised Code Published today

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today published a revised Code which places public expectations at the heart of good nursing and midwifery practice. 

29 January 2015   More...
Advancing IV Therapy: The New NICE Quality Standard

Dr Mariles Ostermann, Consultant in Critical Care and Nephrology, Guys & St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust & Guideline Development Group Member, IV Therapy in Adults in Hospitals Guideline at NICE discussed the New NICE Quality Standard for IV Therapy at todays conference

29 January 2015   More...
Linda Nazarko OBE discusses setting up and running OPAT services at todays IV Therapy Conference

Linda Nazarko OBE, Nurse Consultant at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust speaks on setting up and running OPAT services in practice

29 January 2015   More...
CQC Report on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2013/14 Released 27 January 2015

CQC Report on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2013/14 Released 27 January 2015 looks at implementation of the safeguards since they were introduced in 2009

28 January 2015   More...
Reducing Medication Errors: Learning from patients

Nicola Davey Trustee Clinical Human Factors Group at today’s Reducing Medication Errors conference.

27 January 2015   More...
Reducing Medication Errors: NHS England National Update

Dr Ahmed Ameer Medication Safety Officer at NHS England at today’s Reducing Medication Errors conference.

27 January 2015   More...
Jon Billings NMC Discusses The NMC"s regulatory functions and their impact on safe care

Jon Billings Director of Strategy Nursing and Midwifery Council Discusses The NMC’s regulatory functions and their impact on safe care at todays conference.

27 January 2015   More...
Paul Fish & Ann Casey University College London Hospital Discuss Implementing the new NICE guidance on safe staffing levels

Paul Fish Deputy Chief Nurse & Ann Casey Senior Nurse University College London Hospital & Member Specialist Committee on Safe nurse staffing of adult wards in acute hospitals NICE Discuss Implementing the new NICE guidance on safe staffing levels at todays conference. 

27 January 2015   More...
Professor Elizabeth Robb The Florence Nightingale Foundation & The Safe Staffing Alliance speaks on Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care

Professor Elizabeth Robb Chief Executive The Florence Nightingale Foundation & Member The Safe Staffing Alliance speaks on Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care at todays conference. 

27 January 2015   More...
Val Moore NICE Discusses The NICE Guidance on safe staffing levels

Val Moore Guidelines Implementation Programme Director Health and Social Care National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Discusses The NICE Guidance on safe staffing levels at today’s conference. 

27 January 2015   More...
Howard Catton Royal College of Nursing Speaks on Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix: Getting it Right for Patients

Howard Catton Royal College of Nursing Speaks on Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix: Getting it Right for Patients at today's conference

27 January 2015   More...
Medication incident error reporting and learning in practice

Gillian Cavell Consultant Pharmacist, Medication Safety Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation NHS Trust at today’s Reducing Medication Errors conference.

27 January 2015   More...
Implementing the new priorities of Care of the Dying Person

Dr Susan Salt Medical Director Trinity Hospice at Delivering Individual Care Plans for Care of the Dying Person

21 January 2015   More...
Putting personal experience first

Tony Bonser Chair, People in Partnership The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters at today’s Delivering Individual Care Plans for Care of the Dying Person

21 January 2015   More...
Care Planning, Information Sharing, Integrated Care and Admission

Dr John Hughes Member, The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) and Medical Director Sue Ryder Care at today's Delivering Individual Care Plans for Care of the Dying Person conference.

21 January 2015   More...
implementing the rapid discharge home to die pathway

Dee Sissons Director of Nursing Marie Curie Cancer Care at Delivering Individual Care Plans for Care of the Dying Person

21 January 2015   More...
Chris Fokke Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses Clinical Data Capture at the point of care in practice

Chris Fokke Chief Clinical Information Officer Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses Clinical Data Capture at the point of care in practice at today's conference

21 January 2015   More...
Sue Eve-Jones Director PACC-UK discusses Data Capture and Clinical Coding

Sue Eve-Jones Director, Professional Association of Clinical Coders (PACC-UK) & Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust discusses Data Capture and Clinical Coding at today's conference

21 January 2015   More...
Nick Baillie NICE Discusses Setting the standard for quality

Nick Baillie Health and Social Care Quality Programme Director National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Discusses Setting the standard for quality at today's conference 

20 January 2015   More...
Rona McCandlish CQC Discusses Inspecting for Quality and how you can demonstrate Quality

Rona McCandlish National Professional Advisor Care Quality Commission Inspecting for Quality and how you can demonstrate Quality at todays conference. 

20 January 2015   More...
Kath Evans NHS England Discusses Learning from what people tell us we get right!: Always Events®

Kath Evans Head of Patient Experience NHS England Discusses Learning from what people tell us we get right!: Always Events® at todays conference

20 January 2015   More...
Jon Hannah NHS Improving Quality Discusses Importance of Patient Experience and Radical Transparency as part of Quality Measures

Jon Hannah Head of Improvement Science NHS Improving Quality Discusses Importance of Patient Experience and Radical Transparency as part of Quality Measures at todays conference. 

20 January 2015   More...
Improving the experience of care

Paul Jebb Experience of Care Professional Lead, Patient Experience Team at NHS England on improving the experience of care at today's CQC Inspections in Independent Healthcare conference.

19 January 2015   More...
Delivering a well led Organisation

Stephen Collier Chair NHS Partners Network at today’s Preparing for & learning from the new CQC Inspections in Independent Healthcare conference

19 January 2015   More...
A revised code of practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 provides guidance for professionals announced by the Department of Health.

Part of 'Making mental health services more effective and accessible'.

16 January 2015   More...
Revalidation, Appraisal and Job Planning: Update for Clinical Directors from the Royal College of Physicians

Dr Ian Starke Medical Director for Revalidation Royal College of Physicians London at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference.

14 January 2015   More...
Supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective Nursing Revalidation in Mental Health

Ian Hulatt Mental Health Advisor The Royal College of Nursing at today’s nursing appraisal and revalidation in mental health conference

14 January 2015   More...
Dr Katerina Kolyva NMC discusses The role of the Nurse Director in developing appraisal systems and delivering revalidation

Dr Katerina Kolyva  Director of Continued Practice Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses The role of the Nurse Director in developing appraisal systems and delivering revalidation

13 January 2015   More...
Dr Naomi Chapman The Royal College of Nursing gives a National update for Nurse Directors

Dr Naomi Chapman  Executive Nurse Network manager The Royal College of Nursing gives a National update for Nurse Directors

13 January 2015   More...
Jonathan Mason, NHS England discusses Delivering 7 Day Services in Hospital Pharmacy

Jonathan Mason  Clinical Adviser (Medicines) NHS England discusses Delivering 7 Day Services in Hospital Pharmacy at todays conference.

13 January 2015   More...
Dr Catherine Duggan, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain discusses Developing a 7 day service in hospital pharmacy and the practicalities

Dr Catherine Duggan, Director of Professional Development & Support, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Developing a 7 day service in hospital pharmacy and the practicalities at todays conference

13 January 2015   More...
Developing your skills as a Nurse Director

Prof Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Experience at Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust speaks today on developing your skills as a current or aspiring nurse director

13 January 2015   More...
Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb explains why mental health crisis care is essential.

"You treat a wound quickly before it gets infected and the damage becomes permanent. Let’s treat the mind in the same way and help prevent a lifetime of needless suffering". Norman Lamb MP 10 December 2014. News from the Department of Health 

17 December 2014   More...
Fiona Thow NHS Improving Quality gives a National update on Patient Safety Collaboratives Progress to date and future plans

Fiona Thow Patient Safety Collaborative Delivery Lead NHS Improving Quality gives a National update on Patient Safety Collaboratives  Progress to date and future plans at todays Improving Patient Safety Conference. 

11 December 2014   More...
Paula Mansell Care Quality Commission gives a National update on Patient Safety Inspections

Paula Mansell Safety Programme Care Quality Commission gives a National update on Patient Safety Inspections

11 December 2014   More...
Setting standards for perinatal mental health services

Peter Thompson Senior Programme Manager at the Royal College of Psychiatrists at today’s Improving the Quality of Perinatal Mental Health Services conference.

11 December 2014   More...
Adult Safeguarding Thresholds

Michelle Johnstone Head of Safeguarding Lincs Community Health Services at today’s Undertaking Adult Safeguarding Investigations and Safeguarding Adults Reviews. 

11 December 2014   More...
Dr Umesh Prabhu Discusses Investing in Quality, Disinvesting in Harm at today"s Improving Patient Safety Conference

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust discusses investing in quality, disinvesting in harm  at today’s Improving Patient Safety Conference: 

11 December 2014   More...
Phil McCarvill Marie Curie Cancer Care Speaks on Learning from the National Care of the Dying 2014 Audit

Phil McCarvill Head of Policy and Public Affairs Marie Curie Cancer Care Speaks on Learning from the National Care of the Dying 2014 Audit at todays Improving End of Life Care Conference 

10 December 2014   More...
Stephen Richards Care Quality Commission discusses The new inspection process for end of life care

Stephen Richards Care Quality Commission discusses The new inspection process  for end of life care at todays conference

10 December 2014   More...
Dr Chris Farnham The Association of Palliative Medicine discusses Developing individual care plans and goals for every end of life care patient

Dr Chris Farnham Medical Director Heart of Kent Hospice Chair The Education Committee The Association of Palliative Medicine & Member Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People discusses Developing individual care plans and goals for every end of life care patient at today conference. 

10 December 2014   More...
Latest evidence for the underlying causes of delirium

Dave Anderson Associate Medical Director Mersey Care NHS Trust & Member NICE Delirium Guideline Development Group at today’s Delirium conference.

9 December 2014   More...
Delivering a Paperless and Filmless Hospital

Dr Tony Newman Sanders CCIO Croydon Health Services and PACS National Clinical Lead Health & Social Care Information Centre at today’s Radiology Information Systems & PACS conference.

9 December 2014   More...
Meeting unmet health need in people with mental health and intellectual disability

Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins Chair BMA Board of Science at today’s Improving the Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions conference.

9 December 2014   More...
Delivering effective physical health checks in practice

Dr Sheila Hardy Education Fellow UCL Partners & Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL at today’s Improving the Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions conference.

9 December 2014   More...
Improving the physical health for people with mental health conditions: an NHS England update

Dr Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health NHS England at today’s conference

9 December 2014   More...
Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation Update from Jackie Smith, Chief Executive at the NMC

News from todays Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation conference

9 December 2014   More...
Health Education England update on Nursing Revalidation

Update from todays Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation Conference

9 December 2014   More...
NHS England Nursing Revalidation Update

News from todays Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation Conference

9 December 2014   More...
Fiona Culley discusses Improving non-medical prescribing

Fiona Culley Independent Consultant speaking at todays conference on Improving non-medical prescribing 

5 December 2014   More...
A practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of red legs by Linda Nazarko

Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse Older People London North West Healthcare NHS Trust speaking at todays Prescribing event and will discuss the importance of correct diagnosis using a case study: cellulitis? diagnosis and treatment of red legs: this session provides a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of red legs.

5 December 2014   More...
Chris Cox Director of Legal Services Royal College of Nursing on legal considerations for non medical prescribers

Chris Cox Director of Legal Services Royal College of Nursing on legal considerations for non medical prescribers at todays conference

5 December 2014   More...
An update from the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative

Juliet Bouverie Director for Services and Influencing Macmillan Cancer Support at today’s Developing Effective Cancer Survivorship Services.

5 December 2014   More...
Improving the survivorship pathway: Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) addressing the concerns of people living with and beyond cancer

Natalie Doyle Nurse Consultant, Living With & Beyond Cancer at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and Survivorship Pathway Group Chair, The London Cancer Alliance at today’s Cancer Survivorship conference.

5 December 2014   More...
Professor Nick Black NHS England Discuses PROMs in England Progress and Challenges

Professor Nick Black Professor of Health Services Research,  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  & Chair, National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE)  NHS England Discuses PROMs in England Progress and Challenges

3 December 2014   More...
Rafael Goriwoda & Jake Gommon NHS England present on the National Policy on Outcomes and Best Practice Tariff

Rafael Goriwoda Economist Patients and Information Analytical & Jake Gommon Economic Adviser NHS England Pricing Team NHS England present on the National Policy on Outcomes and Best Practice Tariff.

3 December 2014   More...
Professor David Beard & Kristina Harris University of Oxford discusses Can PROMs be used to make decisions about individual patients?

Professor David Beard Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences Co-Director of RCS Surgical Trials Unit  (SITU) University of Oxford Director of Orthopaedic Surgical and Interventional Trials (OSIRIS) Fellow of Kellogg College & Member of Wolfson College & Kristina Harris Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Oxford discusses Can PROMs be used to make decisions about individual patients.

3 December 2014   More...
Chris Fokke & Dominic Simon Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Present on ePROMs and integration with the electronic patient record

Chris Fokke Chief Clinical Information Officer with Dominic Simon Orthopaedic Consultant Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  discuses Towards the paperless hospital: ePROMs and integration with the electronic patient record.

3 December 2014   More...
Helping patients to rest and sleep in hospital by Nicky Westwood, Patient Relations & Experience Manager

Nicky Westwood, Patient Relations & Experience Manager, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust presenting at todays Out of Hours Conference on helping patients to rest and sleep in hospital.

2 December 2014   More...
A national update on nurse staffing and skill mix Susan Osborne CBE Chair Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) Independent Nursing & Management Consultant presenting today at the out of hours conference.

Susan Osborne CBE Chair Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) Independent Nursing & Management Consultant presenting today at the out of hours conference.

2 December 2014   More...
Ann Slee NHS England Discusses Delivering a Paperless NHS by 2017

Ann Slee ePrescribing Lead Strategic Systems & Technology Patients & Information NHS England Discusses Delivering a Paperless NHS by 2017

2 December 2014   More...
Chris Fokke Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Delivers an extended session on Electronic Prescribing: Learning from a rapid rollout

Chris Fokke Chief Clinical Information Officer Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Delivers an extended session on Electronic Prescribing: Learning from a rapid rollout

2 December 2014   More...
An update from the 7 day services workstream at NHS Improving Quality

Carole Smee, Locality Delivery Facilitator, NHS Improving Quality gives an update today at the Out of Hours conference 

2 December 2014   More...
Job Planning driving improvement: ensuring success for consultants, the service and for improved patient care

Dr Nnenna Osuji Deputy Medical Director at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust at today’s Consultant Job Planning conference.

26 November 2014   More...
Professor Edward Bakker Care Quality Commission Discusses How Services Can Demonstrate Effectiveness

Professor Edward Baker Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission Discusses the CQC Effectiveness Domain and How services can demonstrate effectiveness. 

25 November 2014   More...
Mandy Smith HQIP Presenting today on Improving the use of Clinical Audit to demonstrate effectiveness

Mandy Smith Quality Improvement and Development Facilitator at Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) discusses Improving the use of Clinical Audit to demonstrate effectiveness. 

25 November 2014   More...
Dr Martin Farrier Wrigtington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust Discusses Developing Internal Inspection for Quality

Dr Martin Farrier Clinical Director for Quality & Consultant Paediatrician at Wrigtington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust Discusses Developing Internal Inspection for Quality.

25 November 2014   More...
Professor Gillian Leng National Institute for Health and Care Excellence presenting today on Bringing clarity to Clinical Effectiveness Standards

Professor Gillian Leng Deputy Chief Executive Director of Health & Social Care National Institute for Health and Care Excellence discusses Bringing clarity to Clinical Effectiveness Standards 

25 November 2014   More...
Developing a High Quality Day Surgery Strategy

Dr Ian Jackson President International Association Ambulatory Surgery at today’s Improving Quality in Day Surgery conference.

20 November 2014   More...
Providing High Quality facilities for Day Surgery

Dr Anna Lipp President The British Association of Day Surgery at today’s Improving Quality in Day Surgery conference.

20 November 2014   More...
The Patients view of a Quality Experience in Day Surgery

Edward Lewis Lay Member British Association of Day Surgery at today’s Quality in Day Surgery conference.

20 November 2014   More...
Nursing Regulation and Revalidation: National update

Theresa Shaw Chief Executive Foundation of Nursing Studies gives a national update on nursing revalidation at Nurse Clinics 2014.

19 November 2014   More...
Developing your advanced nursing practice to benefit your clinic

Dr Carole Farrell Nurse & AHP Research Fellow The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Nurse Clinics conference.

19 November 2014   More...
Gillian Leng presenting today on looking ahead to the new NICE guidance

Prof Gillian Leng Deputy Chief Executive Director of Health and Social Care National Institute for Health and Care Excellence speaking at todays Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix in Mental Health conference.

17 November 2014   More...
Fiona Mackenzie & Helen Fox discuss the tools for setting and monitoring safer staffing levels in mental health

Fiona C Mackenzie, Professional Advisor Nursing and Midwifery Workload and Workforce Planning and Acute Care Quality, Scottish Government & Helen Fox Senior Nurse, Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Lanarkshire Scotland speaking at todays Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix in Mental Health conference.

17 November 2014   More...
Nicky Hayes discusses the tools for setting and monitoring safer staffing levels in mental health Safer Staffing on Older Peoples Wards

Nicky Hayes Consultant Nurse Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at todays Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix in Mental Health conference.

17 November 2014   More...
Are mental health nurses equipped with the knowledge to effectively manage the physical health of their service users?

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust & Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust at todays Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix in Mental Health conference.

17 November 2014   More...
Claire Crawley Department of Health delivers a Keynote Opening Address on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults under the Care Act 2014

Claire Crawley Senior Policy Manager Adult Safeguarding at the Department of Health national update.

17 November 2014   More...
Andrea Sutcliffe The Care Quality Commission discusses the Inspection process of Adult Social Care

Andrea Sutcliffe Chief Inspector of Social Care The Care Quality Commission at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults conference

17 November 2014   More...
Prof Martin Severs discusses Implementing the New Code of Practice on Confidential Information

Prof Martin Severs Caldicott Guardian and Lead Clinician Health and Social Care Information Centre Chair The Standardisation Committee for Care Information Professor of Healthcare for Older People & Consultant Geriatrician
University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust speaking at todays Information Goverance conference.

12 November 2014   More...
Smoking cessation and mental health – a Public Health concern by Seamus Watson

Seamus Watson, National Programme Manager, Public Health England speaking at todays Smoking Cessation conference.

10 November 2014   More...
Self-management tools to aid smoking cessation with those with schizophrenia Overall by Catherine Gamble

Catherine Gamble, Nurse Consultant, South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust speaking at todays smoking cessation conference.

10 November 2014   More...
Preventing psychosis and targeting people at risk by Professor Paul French

Professor Paul French Associate Director Greater Manchester WestHon Professor Department of Psychological Sciences University of Liverpool talking today on preventing psychosis and targeting people at risk

10 November 2014   More...
Alison Brabban discusses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis

Alison Brabban Consultant Clinical Psychologist Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Durham University, National Advisor for Severe Mental Illness (IAPT), NHS England talks today.

10 November 2014   More...
National update on The Falls and Fragility Fractures Audit Programme from Dr Helen Wilson

Dr Helen Wilson, Consultant Orthogeriatrician, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust talking today at the Falls conference in London.

5 November 2014   More...
Dr Rosaire Gray speaking at todays Falls conference

Dr Rosaire Gray Consultant in Care of Older People Whittington Health speaking at todays Falls conference on Undertaking an individual multifactorial assessment for falls

5 November 2014   More...
Looking forward to the new Falls Quality Standard due February 2015 by Cameron Swift

Prof Cameron Swift. Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician, King’s College London speaking todays at the falls conference

5 November 2014   More...
The Falls and Fractures Alliance: Reducing Falls and injuries in the over 65"s

 Raymond Jankowski talking todays from the the Falls and Fractures Alliance on national developments

5 November 2014   More...
Improving the Syncope pathway from a Patient Perspective

Daniel Beach Board Member STARS US and Member STARS Medical Advisory Committee speaks on behalf of Trudie Lobban MBE Founder and CEO of STARS - Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures at today’s Syncope conference.

4 November 2014   More...
Setting up and running an effective Syncope Service

Dr Boon Lim Cardiologist & Clinical Lead for Syncope Service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at today’s Syncope conference.

4 November 2014   More...
Lyn McIntyre MBE gives an update from NHS England on the Stop the Pressure Campaign

Lyn McIntyre MBE Deputy Nurse Director Patient Experience NHS England gives an update from NHS England and discusses the stop the pressure campaign and path details and pressure ulcers and the 6C’s. 

3 November 2014   More...
Professor Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Wound Care Alliance UK speaks on Implementing stop the pressure in community settings

Professor Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Professor & Consultant Nurse in Tissue Viability, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust & Chair, Wound Care Alliance UK discusses implementing stop the pressure in community settings.

 

3 November 2014   More...
Tina Chambers, The Tissue Viability Society speakes on Pressure ulcer grading and reporting

Tina Chambers Co-Chair Consensus Working Group, Achieving Consensus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting The Tissue Viability Society Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Project Manager No Needless Skin Breakdown Workstream Patient Safety Federation discusses  Pressure ulcer grading and reporting: Implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers. 

 

3 November 2014   More...
Psychological Therapies in the NHS: 2015 programme update from Jeremy Clarke CBE

Jeremy Clarke CBE New Savoy Partnership Chair outlines the programme for the next annual Psychological Therapies in the NHS national conference. 

29 October 2014   More...
Final Care Act guidance published

The Care Act regulations and guidance for local authorities have been strengthened as a result of consultation

24 October 2014   More...
Is Control & Restraint used as a last resort in the NHS? Asks Alison Cobb & Paul Scates

Alison Cobb, MIND and Paul Scates ask Is Control & Restraint used as a last resort in the NHS?

23 October 2014   More...
Update from the Care Quality Commission on monitoring and oversight of restrictive practices

Dr Julie Hankin, Consultant Psychiatrist & National Professional Advisor on Mental Health, Care Quality Commission gives an update on monitoring and oversight of restrictive practices at todays London conference

23 October 2014   More...
Jim Thomas, Skills For Care advises how to develop a Positive & Proactive Workforce

Jim Thomas, Skills For Care advises how to develop a Positive & Proactive Workforce at todays London conference

23 October 2014   More...
Ian Townend NHS England speaks on Learning from Mid Staffordshire & the Keogh Mortality Review

Ian Townend Strategic Intelligence Lead NHS England speaks on Learning from Mid Staffordshire & the Keogh Mortality Review: Improving data quality and the role of data as an early warning system to identifying outliers and patient safety concerns

17 October 2014   More...
Update on Clinical Coding from Sue Eve-Jones The Professional Association of Clinical Coders

Sue Eve-Jones Director The Professional Association of Clinical Coders Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust give an Update on Clinical Coding

17 October 2014   More...
Giovanna Polato Care Quality Commission speaks on using data to identify and follow up outliers

Giovanna Polato Care Quality Commission speakes on Using data to identify and follow up outliers

17 October 2014   More...
NHS England updated on improving mental health crisis care at todays conference

Dr Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health NHS England speaking today talking today on improving mental health crisis care

17 October 2014   More...
Care Quality Commission fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

The Care Quality Commission has published its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

17 October 2014   More...
Jim Symington talking at todays Mental Health Crisis Care about making the concordat a reality

Jim Symington, Concordat Mind talking today at the Mental Health Cris Care Conference

17 October 2014   More...
Supporting families and carers through mental health crisis by Julia Danks,

Julia Danks, Clinical Specialist Meriden Family Programme from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust speaking today on supporting families and carers through crisis 

17 October 2014   More...
Liberating Ward Managers to lead by Cepta Hamm & Karen Bonner Guy"s and St Thomas" NHS FT

Changing culture and attitudes: what “its my ward!” means in practice at todays Ward Manager conference in London 

16 October 2014   More...
Paul Rafferty gives tips for current and aspiring Ward Managers at todays conference

Paul Rafferty, Ward Manager, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust speaks today on monitoring and demonstrating progress against the 6Cs from a Ward Managers perspective

16 October 2014   More...
NHS England update for current and aspiring Ward Managers

Denise Chaffer, NHS England discusses developing the role of the Ward Manager at todays conference in London 

16 October 2014   More...
How do you measure compassion on your ward? Asks Mike Clift, Whittington NHS Trust

Mike Clift speaking at todays Ward Manager conference on Care and Compassion on the ward

16 October 2014   More...
David Patterson presents Quality & Safety Indicators in Anticoagulation Therapy

David Patterson presenting today at the Anticoagulation conference on developing consensus on quality indicators

14 October 2014   More...
Andy Butler from Surrey Council advises on the assessment & authorisation process at the Deprivation of Liberty event today

Andy’s presentation focused on the responsibilities of, and challenges to, Supervisory Bodies in maintaining best professional practice in the light of the implications of the Supreme Court Judgement. 

13 October 2014   More...
What are the implications of the recent judgements & what has changed? By Paula Scully

Paula Scully, Adult Care Solicitor, Derbyshire County Council speaks today and sets out the impact of the Cheshire West judgment on Managing Authorities and Local Authorities and dealt with the implications of the Re X judgment.

13 October 2014   More...
The house of lord report is a challenge to us all says Lucy Bonnerjea at todays Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Conference

Lucy Bonnerjea Policy Lead for Mental Capacity Act Department of Health speaking today at the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Conference 

13 October 2014   More...
Mental Capacity Act: a view from the CQC from Rachel Griffiths at the Deprivation of Liberty conference

Rachel Griffiths talks today at the Deprivation of Liberty conference on the  Mental Capacity Act: a view from the CQC

13 October 2014   More...
The TaMHS team outlines the development of the TaMHS model within Leeds at the Adolescent Mental Health Services Conference today

The TaMHS teams presentation outlined the development of the TaMHS model within Leeds and our work in providing and promoting these three areas of support.

9 October 2014   More...
Mick Cooper Professor of Counselling Psychology Department of Psychology University of Roehampton

Schools based counselling for psychological distress: what works, what needs improving? by Mick Cooper

9 October 2014   More...
How do we reduce the stigma of adolescent mental health problems asks Venetia Boon Time to Change

The most effective way to tackle stigma is through social contact – that is bringing together people with and without experience of mental health problems. 

9 October 2014   More...
Neil Churchill & Dan Wellings NHS speak on Measuring & understanding how people really feel about the care they receive & demonstrating responsiveness to feedback

Neil Churchill Director of Patient Experience and Dan Wellings Head of Insight NHS England discuss Measuring & understanding how people really feel about the care they receive & demonstrating responsiveness to feedback

7 October 2014   More...
Carol Moore Speaks on Undertaking a patient experience review

Carol Moore Improvement Manager Picker Institute Europe discusses undertaking a patient experience review: Ensuring patient experience feedback leads to improvement and engaging frontline staff in developing responsive services. 

7 October 2014   More...
Guy Young speaks on Developing an electronic real time patient experience feedback system that supports real time action

Guy Young Deputy Director of Patient Experience Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust giave a case studies presentation on Developing an electronic real time patient experience feedback system that supports real  time action (and incorporates FFT)

7 October 2014   More...
Alicia Lucas speaks on Using real time patient video stories to improve the patient experience of care

Alicia Lucas Patient Experience Matron University Hospitals of South Manchester Using real time patient video stories to improve the patient experience of care:

  • The real time patient experience video project
7 October 2014   More...
Dr Michelle Legg Chair Dementia Challenge Steering Group discusses improving timely diagnosis, assessment and intervention

Michele Legg is a GP working as a senior partner in her practice and has been the Isle of Wight’s CCG clinical lead for dementia and frail elderly for over four years. 

6 October 2014   More...
Chloe Hood Royal College of Psychiatrists for Quality Improvement presents learning from the national dementia audit findings

Chloe Hood Programme Manager National Audit of Dementia, Royal College of Psychiatrists for Quality Improvement discusses learning from the National Audit of Dementia

6 October 2014   More...
Barbara Pointon MBE discusses the four quality outcomes for family and friends who care for people with dementia

Barbara’s presentation centres on four quality outcomes for family and friends who care for people with dementia, illustrated by examples from the speaker’s own experience or that of carers known to her.  

6 October 2014   More...
Seven Day NHS Services: Transformational Improvement Programme

Rhuari Pike National Improvement Lead NHS Improving Quality at today’s Delivering a 7 day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Provider and service models for 7 day working in the NHS

Mark Hackett Chief Executive University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust at today’s Delivering a 7 day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Opening presentation at Dementia Conference from Prof Alistair Burns NHS England

A keynote opening address from Prof Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England on Delivering Quality Outcomes for People with Dementia at todays Dementia conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Ensuring the support services and infrastructure are in place to support a 7 day NHS service model

Dr Danny Boxer Consultant Radiologist West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust at today’s Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Implementing Clinical Quality Standards for NHS Services, 7 Days a week

Prof Derek Bell Professor of Acute Medicine Imperial College London at today’s Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
How can we improve Dementia Care? asks Dr Chris Dyer Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Chris Dyer Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust presents at todays Dementia Conference on the dementia strategy group set up in 2008 to address the challenges set out in the National Dementia Strategy.

6 October 2014   More...
The Creator of Whose Shoes Gill Phillips speaks today at the Dementia conference

Gill Phillips, Creator of Whose Shoes spoke today at the Dementia Conference in London and said “I created Whose Shoes?® because I wanted to provide a safe space for genuine discussions: to explore tensions between policy and practice, and between competing policies, such as balancing safeguarding against personal choice.”

6 October 2014   More...
Putting the individual at the heart of the Enhanced Recovery pathway

Neil Betteridge Enhanced Recovery Patient and Public Adviser NHS Improving Quality at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Caroline Alexander, NHS England presentation today on delivering competence within the 6Cs
Caroline Alexander, Chief Nurse for London, NHS England London discusses how to consider the importance of competence in delivering Compassion in Practice.
2 October 2014   More...
Ensuring patients are in the optimal condition for surgical treatment

Theresa Maunganidze Orthopaedic Surgical Care Practitioner and MSK Enhanced Recovery Lead West Hertfordshire NHS Trust at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Multidisciplinary team working to implement Enhanced Recovery

Angie Balfour Enhanced Recovery Nurse Specialist NHS Lothian at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Working autonomously: identifying required skills and competence by Anne McDermott, Nurse Consultant in Transplant, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Harefield Hospital

Anne McDermott, Nurse Consultant in Transplant, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Harefield Hospital at todays Nurse Competence conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Delivering a Paperless NHS by 2018: Progress and Update from NHS England

Dr Phil Koczan Digital Champion at NHS England gives a national update on delivering a paperless NHS by 2018 at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

1 October 2014   More...
Realising the clinical benefits and engaging clinical staff in Electronic Document Management

Dr Mike Fisher Chief Clinical Information Officer & Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

1 October 2014   More...
Setting the standards for EDM and delivering a paperless NHS

Prof Martin Severs Caldicott Guardian and Clinical Professional Lead Health and Social Care Information Centre at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

1 October 2014   More...
Why is twitter an important tool for those working in the NHS?

Dr Patricia Cantley Consultant Physician NHS Lothian at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014   More...
Using Twitter in healthcare: resources

Useful links from today's Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014   More...
Social Media and HR: Do"s and Don"ts

Rachael Heenan Partner Capsticks on Social Media and HR at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014
Social Media and HR: Do's and Dont's

Rachael Heenan Partner Capsticks on Social Media and HR at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014   More...
Variation and how to deal with it to improve value and quality in healthcare for children and young people

Dr Ronny Cheung Consultant Paediatrician Evelina London Children's Hospital, and clinical advisor to the Child & Maternal Health Intelligence Network at Public Health England at today’s conference on Maximising the potential of Clinical Networks for Children.

27 September 2014   More...
Using child health networks to improve quality

Dr Melanie Clements Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director Maternity, Newborn, Children and Young People Strategic Clinical Network NHS England/East of England at today’s Clinical Networks for Children conference.

27 September 2014   More...
Sarah Browne speaks on safe staffing in mental health and community health inpatient settings

Sarah Browne, Associate Director of Clinical Governance & Quality, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust discusses safe staffing in mental health and community health inpatient settings: 

• Reviewing nurse staffing in mental health and community inpatient settings: our experience
• Use of evidence based tools
• Ward to board assurance: key issues

24 September 2014   More...
Jon Billings speaks on developing the future nursing workforce

Jon Billings, Director of Strategy, The Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses developing the future nursing workforce:

• Developing the future nursing workforce
• Looking ahead

24 September 2014   More...
Professor Elizabeth Robb speaks on nursing staffing levels and skill mix: implementing action area 5

Professor Elizabeth Robb, Chief Executive, The Florence Nightingale Foundation & Member The Safe Staffing Alliance, discusses Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix: Implementing Action Area 5:Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place

24 September 2014   More...
Claire Crawley speaks on the Care Act 2014: Implications for adult safeguarding in the NHS

Claire Crawley, Senior Policy Manager - Adult Safeguarding, Department of Health, discusses The Care Act 2014: Implications for adult safeguarding in the NHS:

• What the Care Act 2014 means to adult safeguarding in health services
• Ensuring an empowering approach
• Safeguarding adults: what needs to be in place
• The role of health service practitioners and managers

23 September 2014   More...
Pete Morgan speaks at conference on safeguarding adults boards: implications of the Care Act 2014

Pete Morgan, Independent Chair Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board &  Chair of the Board of Trustees
PASA, discusses Safeguarding Adults Boards: Implications of the Care Act 2014:

• The statutory role of the Safeguarding Adults Board
• The role of the Board and implications for health services
• The role of healthcare representatives on the safeguarding adults board
• The powers of the Boards: what can and can’t a Safeguarding Adults Board do under the new Act

23 September 2014   More...
Elaine Cass speaks on proportionality in safeguarding: ensuring the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented

Elaine Cass, Practice Development Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence, discusses proportionality in safeguarding: ensuring the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented:

- Personalised, least intrusive, response
- Minimising risk – maximising choice and control
- Sharing information
- Mental capacity issues
- An overview of SCIE safeguarding work

23 September 2014   More...
Sally Warren Safeguarding Lead for the Care Quality Commission speaking today discusses the CQC role in safeguarding and the new inspection process

Sally who is now the Safeguarding Lead for the Care Quality Commission discussed the CQC role in safeguarding and the new inspection process.

 

23 September 2014   More...
Ray Walker speaks on staffing and skillmix: getting it right in practice

Ray Walker, Executive Director of Nursing & Secure Services, Mersey Care NHS Trust, discusses Staffing and skillmix: getting it right in practice:

• Monitoring and assessing staffing and skill mix in your organisation
• Listening to frontline staff and ensuring there is a system in place for staffing issues to be highlighted
• Looking forward to the NICE Safe Staffing Guidance in mental health and community

22 September 2014   More...
Rachel Newson speaks on delivering effective care

Rachel Newson, Chief Executive, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, discusses delivering effective care:

• Delivering effective services
• How to reduce variation and ensure consistently high quality across all wards and community teams
• Advice for inspection preparation and our experience

22 September 2014   More...
Dr Kathleen Janet Fallon speaks at conference on developing a well led organisation

Dr Kathleen Janet Fallon, Chief Executive, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust was the first Community, Health trust to be inspected by the CQC under the new process, discusses developing a well led organisation:

• Developing the leadership skills of frontline staff
• Developing the role of the board
• Advice for board members preparing for inspection preparation and our experience as a Community Trust

22 September 2014   More...
Liz Davenport & Vanessa Ford speak on post inspection: responding to the findings

Liz Davenport, Deputy Chief Executive & Vanessa Ford, Interim Director of Nursing and Practice, Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was the first Mental Health trust to be inspected by the CQC under the new process, discusses post inspection: responding to the findings:

• The quality summit and developing improvement plans
• Changing culture and practice
• Sharing and replicating good practice
• Our experience and developments

22 September 2014   More...
PRESS RELEASE: Physical Health and Mental Illness following the CMO's report on mental health

PRESS RELEASE 19.9.14 Safe, integrated mental and physical healthcare recognised as crucial to achieve parity of esteem and outcomes in mental and physical health in the recent CMO report on mental health.

19 September 2014   More...
Putting patients back in the picture: implementation a year on

Anna Bradley Chair Healthwatch England spoke at today’s NHS Complaints conference on Putting patients back in the picture: implementation a year on

18 September 2014   More...
Improving your local complaints process: Setting the standard for complaints handling in your service

Dr Kieran Mullan, Independent Advisor to the review of NHS Complaints and Past Project Director Patients Association at today’s NHS Complaints conference.

18 September 2014   More...
Ensuring the process of complaints is integral to the psychological well being of the patient/carer

Ensuring the process of complaints is integral to the psychological well being of the patient/carer by Carolyn Cleveland Independent Speaker at today’s NHS Complaints conference.

18 September 2014   More...
Complaints management: learning from the CQC inspections of hospitals

Sarah Bickerstaffe Strategy Lead at The Care Quality Commission on the role of complaints in CQC’s regulatory model and learning from inspections for complaints management.

18 September 2014   More...
Neil Soni speaks on ensuring appropriate use of IV therapy in line with the recent NICE Guideline

Neil Soni, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthetics, London Chelsea and Westminster Hospital & Guideline Development Group Member, IV Therapy in Adults in Hospitals Guideline NICE, discusses ensuring appropriate use of IV therapy in line with the recent NICE Guideline:

• Appropriate use of IV therapy in line with NICE Guidance  
• The five R’s of IV fluid therapy
• The role of risk assessments in IV therapy
• Tips and advice for safe and effective IV Therapy in practice
• Communicating effectively with patients
• Our approach and how we are monitoring adherence to the NICE Guideline

17 September 2014   More...
Lisa McMillan speaks at conference on collaboration to standardise an IV workbook providing evidence of knowledge and skills in IV drug administration

Lisa McMillan, Clinical Skills Education Lead, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, discusses collaboration to standardise an IV workbook providing evidence of knowledge and skills in IV drug administration:

● Transparency of skills across healthcare organisations
● IV drug administration Knowledge and skills workbook

17 September 2014   More...
Tips to deliver 7 day services

Dr Ann Driver of NHS Improving Quality suggests tips to deliver 7 day services.

 

17 September 2014   More...
Pauline Harrington speaks on the SSI quality standard and monitoring and surveillance

Pauline Harrington, Member, Topic Expert Group, Surgical Site Infection Quality Standard, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence & Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Manager/Infection Control Nurse, Public Health England, discusses the SSI Quality Standard and Monitoring and surveillance:

• The evidence on what works and what is avoidable
• Implementing statement 7 effectively: “People having surgery are cared for by healthcare providers that monitor surgical site infection rates (including post-discharge
infections) and provide feedback to relevant staff and stakeholders for continuous improvement through adjustment of clinical practice.”
• Surveillance: National Update from Public Health England

 

 

16 September 2014   More...
Martin Kiernan speaks on implementing the quality standard in practice

Martin Kiernan, Nurse Consultant for Prevention and Control of Infection, Southport and Ormskirk Trust, discusses Implementing the Quality Standard in practice:

• How do we meet the national standard in practice
• Practical approaches to monitoring adherence to the standard
• Our experience and developments

16 September 2014   More...
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) annual report: public mental health

The report looks at the epidemiology of public mental health, the quality of evidence, possible future innovations in science and technology, and the economic case for good mental health.

 

16 September 2014   More...
Putting Personal Experience First - Tony Bonser speaks at End of Life Care

News from todays End of Life Care conference

15 September 2014   More...
Update on the National Care of the Dying Audit 2014 from Dr Bill Noble of Marie Curie

News from today's end of life care conference

15 September 2014   More...
Dr Dee Traue speaks on delivering the new national priorities for end of life care in practice

Update from todays Improving End of Life Care Conference

15 September 2014   More...
Katerina Kolyva speaks on nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Katerina Kolyva, Nursing and Midwifery Council, opened todays conference with an update from the Nursing and Midwifery Council on revalidation

 

12 September 2014   More...
Howard Catton speaks at conference on supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective nursing revalidation

Howard Catton, Head of Policy Royal College of Nursing, discusses supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective Nursing Revalidation at todays conference

12 September 2014   More...
Liz Lees speaks on preparing for revalidation

Liz Lees, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (NIHR) & Consultant Nurse, Heart of England Foundation Trust, discusses preparing for revalidation

12 September 2014   More...
Katie Montgomery speaks at London conference on monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal

Katie Montgomery, Clinical Quality Improvement Manager, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group, discusses monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal:

12 September 2014   More...
Patricia Reid speaks at London conference on managing performance concerns and nurses in difficulty

Patricia Reid, Chief Nurse, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, discusses managing performance concerns and nurses in difficulty:

• An overview of best practice guidance and principles of good practice
• Handling concerns about the performance of nurses
• Ensuring the culture and environment support effective nursing: nurse staffing and skill mix
• Looking ahead to revalidation for nurses: ensuring appraisal systems are developmental and supportive

12 September 2014   More...
Implementing the standards for 7 day working provision in your clinical directorate

Dr Mark Temple Consultant Nephrologist and Physician Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust & Acute Care Fellow  Royal College of Physicians spoke at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference on Implementing the standards for 7 day working provision in your clinical directorate.

10 September 2014   More...
Developing and fine tuning your clinical leadership skills

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director Wrightinton, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust shares his experience as a clinical leader at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference.

10 September 2014   More...
Managing poor performance and supporting doctors in difficulty

Dr Steve Evans Adviser National Clinical Assessment Service & Former Medical Director at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference.

10 September 2014   More...
A national review of choices in end of life care – Consultation paper, launched by the government

News from the National Council for Palliative Care

29 August 2014   More...
Berwick one year on: NHS England"s advances in patient safety – Dr Mike Durkin

News from NHS England - 6th August 2014

7 August 2014   More...
Guidance for doctors acting as responsible consultants or clinicians

News from the General Medical Council

29 July 2014   More...
David Anderson Speaks on Delirium: The New NICE Quality Standard

David Anderson, Associate Medical Director, Mersey Care NHS Trust & Member, Delirium Guideline Development Group, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses Delirium: The New NICE Quality Standard:

• The six statements explained
• Key priorities for implementation
• What are the underlying causes of delirium: latest evidence
• Ensuring people with delirium are reassessed for underlying causes
• Ensuring those with delirium are assessed for possible dementia
• Moving forward

 

 

18 July 2014   More...
Marie Palmer speaks on delirium assessment and assessment of people at risk

Marie Palmer, discusses delirium assessment and assessment of people at risk:

• Principles of assessment for those at risk of delirium and those presenting with symptoms
• How do you distinguish between delirium and dementia
• What types of screening and assessment tools do we really need?

18 July 2014   More...
Dr Duncan Forsyth speaks on developing and implementing a multicomponent intervention package to prevent delirium

Dr Duncan Forsyth, Consultant Geriatrician, Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust & Member Delirium Guideline, Development Group, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses developing and implementing a multicomponent intervention package to prevent delirium:

• Developing and delivering a multicomponent intervention package
• Ensuring preventable interventions are tailored to the individual based on the results of an assessment for clinical factors contributing to delirium
• Our experience

18 July 2014   More...
NICE release guidance on safer staffing

Today NICE have announced their guidance on safer staffing for nursing care on wards

15 July 2014   More...
Elaine Hanzak Speaks on Improving Maternal Mental Health

Elaine Hanzak, Survivor of Postnatal Depression and Author, Eyes without Sparkle, A Journey through Postnatal Illness discusses her personal journey and improving maternal mental health. 

 

10 July 2014   More...
Dr Farida Bano Speaks on identifying women who are experiencing distress

Dr Farida Bano, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust discusses identifying women who are experiencing distress: what works?

 

10 July 2014   More...
Mr Gerry Byrne Speaks on what does excellence in perinatal mental health look like?

Mr Gerry Byrne, Consultant Nurse Psychotherapist with Judith Richardson, CPN, Oxon Infant Perinatal Services (IPPS), Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, discusses what does excellence in Perinatal Mental Health look like?
The key elements: Interactive session. 

10 July 2014   More...
Fiona Culley Speaks at London Conference on Improving Non Medical Prescribing Practice

Fiona Culley, Independent Consultant, discusses improving non medical prescribing practice:

• Improving non medical prescribing practice
• Supporting non medical prescribers: infrastructure needed to support the safe and effective development and implementation of Non Medical Prescribing
• Developing advanced roles around non medical prescribing
• Coordinating, planning and designing services around non medical prescribing
• Developing post qualification practice


 

9 July 2014   More...
Dr Deborah Robertson speaks on developing and maintaining competence to prescribe

Dr Deborah Robertson, Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader, Non Medical Prescribing, University of Chester, discusses developing and maintaining competence to prescribe: 

• Ensuring you have the history-taking, clinical assessment and diagnosis skills to prescribe appropriately and effectively
• Keeping your prescribing knowledge up-to-date: accessing education, training and resources
• Demonstrating competence to prescribe
• Coaching and mentoring for current and aspiring non-medical prescribers

9 July 2014   More...
Prof Joanne Lymn Speaks at London Conference on prescribing for older people with co-morbidities

Prof Joanne Lymn, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, discusses prescribing for older people with co-morbidities:

• How do you ensure safety in prescribing for co-morbid conditions
• Physiological changes and drug interactions in older people
• Reducing polypharmacy
• Common conditions

9 July 2014   More...
Caldicott2: National update and developments from the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel

John Carvel Member National Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel gives an update on Caldicott2 at today’s Information Governance conference in Birmingham. 

8 July 2014   More...
An update from the five work streams of the Information Governance Taskforce

Karen Thomson Head of Information Governance NHS England gives an national update on the five Information Governance work streams at today"s conference in Birmingham.

8 July 2014   More...
Putting patients in control of their information

Dr Richard Fitton GP & Former Caldicott Guardian Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group spoke at today’s Information Governance conference in Birmingham on putting patients in control of their information.

8 July 2014   More...
Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State discusses the vision for mental health crisis services

Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State, provides a pre recorded video presentation on the vision for Mental Health Crisis Services:

• Setting clear standards about what crisis mental health services should be like in every part of the country 

8 July 2014   More...
Prof Peter Aitken Speaks on Delivering the Mental Health Crisis Concordat

Prof Peter Aitken, Lead, No Health without Mental Health, The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Chair, Faculty of Liaison Psychiatrists, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Director of Research and Development, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, discusses delivering the mental health crisis concordat: 

• Ensuring no one will ever be turned away
• What is an effective mental health crisis service?
• Delivering the Mental Health Crisis Care

8 July 2014   More...
Fiona Venner speaks on defining success in crisis care: lessons from a user led crisis service

Fiona Venner, Director, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, discusses defining success in crisis care: Lessons from a user led crisis service:

• Defining success in high risk services 
• Working with service users to accept and embrace risk in a non medical respite centre for those in crisis 
• Our experiences and developments in monitoring and improving outcomes in a user led service

8 July 2014   More...
Eric Baskind speaks on the use and misuse of physical restraint – some very recent developments and concerns

Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law and International Expert on Physical Interventions, Liverpool John Moores University, discusses the use and misuse of physical restraint – some very recent developments and concerns:

• Improving restraint practice at a local level
• Implementing the NICE quality statement on control and restraint
• What the future holds in terms of national guidance on restraint

8 July 2014   More...
Simon Bennett Deputy Director-Quality Framework NHS England Speaks on Delivering high quality care 24/7

Simon Bennett Deputy Director-Quality Framework NHS England at todays Improving Hospital Care at Night. 

2 July 2014   More...
Getting Nurse staffing and skill mix at night Right Susan Osborne CBE Chair Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) Independent Nursing & Management Consultant

Susan Osborne CBE Chair Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) Independent Nursing & Management Consultant at today's Improving Hospital Care at Night. 

2 July 2014   More...
Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health Speaks at Improving Patient Safety Conference

Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, to give morning keynote address.

2 July 2014   More...
Dr Colin Mitchell speaks at conference on falls as an indication of underlying health issues

Dr Colin Mitchell, Consultant Geriatrician, Imperial College NHS healthcare trust discusses falls as an indication of underlying health issues: 

• Frailty presenting as falls - a different challenge?
• Polypharmacy - going beyond risk
• Improving the understanding of disease processes leading to falls and blackouts
• Recommendations for Good Practice within falls services to manage underlying 

 

2 July 2014   More...
Dr Neil Deuchar speaks at conference on Developing Values Based Commissioning in Mental Health

Dr Neil Deuchar, Co-Chair, The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health & Director Commissioning Centre, Royal College of Psychiatrists, discusses developing values based commissioning in mental health. The launch of the joint commissioning panel for mental health guide to values based commissioning: 

• Developing Values Based Commissioning in Mental Health: the Joint Commissioning
Panel for Mental Health approach
• The Launch of the JCP-MH Guide to Values Based Commissioning
• Developing VBC in Mental Health: practical tips for moving forward

2 July 2014   More...
Paula J Mansell speaks on patient safety inspection

Paula J Mansell, Themed Inspection Manager, Care Quality Commission discusses patient safety inspection: 

• Patient safety as a core domain of the Chief Inspector role
• The inspection regime and developing a bi-annual statement on the state of patient safety in the NHS
• How can we track patient safety and how will we publish the relative likelihood of a harm free patient experience across every hospital in the country?

2 July 2014   More...
Prof Cameron Swift speaks on The updated 2013 NICE Clinical Practice Guideline on Falls

Prof Cameron Swift, Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician, King’s College London & Member, Falls 2013 Guideline Development Group, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, discusses the updated 2013 NICE clinical practice guideline on falls:

• The updated Clinical Practice Guideline on Falls
• What has changed?
• Implementation challenges and quick wins
• Will there be a National Quality Standard for Falls?

2 July 2014   More...
Denis O'Rourke speaks at Values Based Commissioning Conference

Denis speaks at Manchester conference 

2 July 2014   More...
Bibhas Roy speaks on gamification technology in falls prevention

Bibhas Roy, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & SHA PROMs Lead, NHS North West & PROMs2.0 & Dr Emma Stanmore, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Manchester, discuss gamification technology (exergames) in falls prevention:

• Can falls be prevented by implementing gamification technology in balance and motor control therapy programmes? 
• Are computer games suitable for the elderly?
• Motivation and compliance with exercise programmes
• Remote monitoring and feedback to enhance physiotherapy programmes with exergames

2 July 2014   More...
Dr Masood Nazir NHS England Speaks on Delivering a Paperless NHS by 2017

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Officer NHS England spoke at today’s Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals conference. 

1 July 2014   More...
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust what we have learnt in 20 years of electronic prescribing

Brian Power Lead Informatics Pharmacist Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust spoke at today’s Conference on Electronic Prescribing in Hospitals. 

1 July 2014   More...
Caroline Anderson Kings College Hospital Speaks on Whats Next following Electronic Prescribing rolled out

Caroline Anderson Principal Pharmacist Electronic Prescribing Kings College Hospital spoke at today’s Depression and Anxiety conference on Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals. 

1 July 2014   More...
Dorothy Gould speaks on planning good integrated care: creating a shared narrative

Dorothy Gould, Independent Survivor Researcher, The National Survivor User Network With the Mental Health Foundation, discusses planning good integrated care: creating a shared narrative:

• What makes good integrated care?
• How do you create a shared narrative?
• Case studies and examples in practice

25 June 2014   More...
Dr Geraldine Strathdee Speaks on The NHS England Commitment to Meaningful Involvement for Positive Change

Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, for the NHS England Commitment to meaningful involvement for positive change:

• The importance a joint survivor and clinical narrative
• Survivor research to develop best practice
• An update from NHS England

 

25 June 2014   More...
All the News and Presentations from the Service User Involvement to Improve Mental Health Services Conference

News and presentations from the Service User Involvement to Improve Mental Health Services Conference, 25th June 2014, London 

25 June 2014   More...
Tania Shah speaks on Ensuring the Direct Voice is Included in Strategy

Tania Shah and Ben Pope, NSUN Involvement Action Group, Leicester, discuss ensuring the direct voice is included in strategy:

• Bringing humanity back in to the clinical focus: ‘How my heart changed Colour!’
• Demonstrating meaningful involvement in strategy
• The role of Leadership in Mental Health

25 June 2014   More...
Naomi James speaks on Re-visioning Recovery: through who"s eyes? Participatory Video in Mental Health

Naomi James, Regional Development and Research Manager, The National Survivor User Network & Neil Thomas, Health Guide, Peoples Network, Hackney, discuss, Re-visioning Recovery: through who’s eyes? Participatory Video in Mental Health:

  • Demonstrating the value of inclusive survivor research
  • Participatory Video – an inclusive visual research method
  • Coding the data – software supported analysis
  • Developing the shared service user and clinician narrative
24 June 2014   More...
National update from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health and why tackling depression matters

James Morris MP Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health at today’s Psychological Therapies for Depression and Anxiety conference.

18 June 2014   More...
Depression & Anxiety: Moving beyond symptoms towards a social capital approach to wellbeing

Dr Tirril Harris Senior Research Fellow Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London with Lucy Smith Public Health Manager - Mental Wellbeing London Borough of Southwark at today’s Depression and Anxiety conference.

18 June 2014   More...
A new IAPT model for depression and anxiety: depression as a long term condition

Dr Felix Davies, Managing Director from Turning Point presents a new IAPT model for depression and anxiety at todays Psychological Therapies conference in London

18 June 2014   More...
Effective clinical supervision and portfolio development as part of midwife appraisal

Alison Wells Independent Consultant at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

16 June 2014   More...
Midwife appraisal and revalidation: update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Emma Westcott Assistant Director Strategy Nursing and Midwifery Council at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

16 June 2014   More...
Supporting midwives and the midwifery profession to deliver effective Midwife Revalidation from The Royal College of Midwives

Carmel Lloyd Head of Education The Royal College of Midwives at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

16 June 2014   More...
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges release Named Responsible Clinician Guidance

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have today released guidance on the named responsible clinician

13 June 2014   More...
The use of antipsychotic medication

Dr Jonathan Mitchell Consultant Psychiatrist Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust & Member, Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults: treatment and management Guideline Development Group National Institute of Health and Care  Excellence (NICE) at today’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia conference.

3 June 2014   More...
Improving peoples experience of pyschosis & schizophrenia services

Alison Mohammed Chief Operating Officer Rethink Mental Illness at today’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia conference.

3 June 2014   More...
Psychosis & Schizophrenia: The Updated NICE Guideline

Professor Elizabeth Kuipers Chair Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults: treatment & management 2014 Guideline Development Group National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) & Professor of Clinical Psychology Kings College London opens today’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia conference.

3 June 2014   More...
Steve Gregory speaks on Implementing Action Area 5: Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place

Steve Gregory, Director of Nursing, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust discusses implementing Action Area 5: Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place:

• Nursing staffing levels and skill mix: meeting the expectations in mental health
• Implementing action area 5: ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place
• Reporting on staffing and skill mix at ward and organisational level
• Developments in mental health: an update from NHS England

2 June 2014   More...
Jane Lawless speaks on monitoring acuity and escalation of acuity and staffing alerts in mental health

Jane Lawless, Past Director, SSHW Unit in New Zealand discusses monitoring acuity and escalation of acuity and staffing alerts in mental health: 

● Monitoring acuity of patients relative to nurse staffing and skill mix 
● Understanding how to set triggers for acuity alerts  
● Escalation of acuity alerts and how to manage concerns around patient to nurse ratios 
● Gaining feedback from frontline staff on suitability of staffing’ outcome
● Our experience and key challenges going forward

2 June 2014   More...
Neil Brimblecombe speaks on nursing staffing & skillmix – getting it right on inpatients units

Neil Brimblecombe, Director of Nursing, South London and Maudsely NHS, Foundation Trust discusses nursing staffing & skillmix – getting it right on inpatients units:

● Principles of approaches to planning nursing staffing at a local level 
● Research evidence supporting workforce planning – what is the evidence for mental health inpatient settings?  
● From plans to reality: implementation in practice 
● Taking into account the composition of the multiprofessional team in mental health settings
● Case study: how we are managing nurse staffing and skill mix 

2 June 2014   More...
Dr Julie Hankin speaks at London conference on monitoring staffing levels in practice

Dr Julie Hankin, Consultant Psychiatrist and National Professional Advisor, Care Quality Commission discusses monitoring staffing levels in practice: 

● An update on inspection in mental health
● Monitoring nurse staffing and skill mix levels in mental health

2 June 2014   More...
Dr Jonathan Campion speaks on the importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with mental disorder: the evidence

Dr Jonathan Campion, Director of Population Mental Health (UCLPartners) and Visiting Professor of Population Mental Health (UCL) Director for Public Mental Health, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust discusses the importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with mental disorder: the evidence: 

• Impact of smoking on mental health, physical health and mortality 
• Impact of smoking cessation on mental health and physical health
• Smoking cessation interventions in people with mental disorder  

 

 

23 May 2014   More...
Verity Chester, Research Assistant, St John"s House Partnerships in Care speaks on Smoking Cessation within an Inpatient Forensic Intellectual Disability Service: Practice, Audit, and Patient Perspectives

Verity Chester, Research Assistant, St John’s House Partnerships in Care & Marie Henriksen, Practice Nurse discuss smoking cessation within an inpatient forensic intellectual disability service: practice, audit, and patient perspectives.  

23 May 2014   More...
Seamus Watson speaks on smoking cessation and mental health - a public health concern

Seamus Watson, National Programme Manager (Mental Health), Public Health England discusses smoking cessation and mental health - a public health concern:

•    Improvements in the nation’s health 
•    The untold story of health inequality
•    What works to improve health and narrow inequality
•    National strategy

23 May 2014   More...
Using Clinical Quality Indicators, Metrics and Dashboards to measure quality

John Varlow Executive Director for Informatics Health and Social Care Information Centre at today’s Measuring and Monitoring Quality conference in Birmingham.

21 May 2014   More...
How do we know care is safe? A framework for measuring and monitoring patient safety

Susan Burnett Programme Lead for the Organisation and Management Group in the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at today’s Measuring and Monitoring Clinical Quality conference.

21 May 2014   More...
Improving quality through quality marks: The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward

Chloë Hood  Programme Manager The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward Quality Mark Royal College of Psychiatrists & Royal College of Physicians at today’s Measuring and Monitoring Clinical Quality conference.

21 May 2014   More...
Lyn McIntyre, gives an update from NHS England on Pressure Ulcers & Stop the Pressure Campaign

Lyn McIntyre, Deputy Nurse Director,  NHS Midlands & East, gives an NHS England update on: 

• The stop the pressure campaign and path details
• Pressure Ulcers and the 6C’s: An update from NHS England

 

21 May 2014   More...
Professor Gerard Stansby Chair Speaks on Implementing the NICE Guideline for Pressure Ulcers

Professor Gerard Stansby Chair, Guideline Development Group Chair Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Guideline Standard, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence speaks on eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers and implementing the NICE guideline for pressure ulcers- which is due to be published in April 2014:

• What is the difference between avoidable and unavoidable pressure ulcers? 
• Implementing the NICE guideline for the prevention and management of Pressure Ulcers 
• An update from the Guideline Development Group: what are the key outcomes? 
• Changing the culture and implementing the guidelines in practice

21 May 2014   More...
Heidi Sandoz Speaks on Celebrating Success and Changing the Culture

Dianne Brett, Lead TVN, East and North Herts NHS Trust and Heidi Sandoz, Clinical lead for wound care, Accelerate CIC (Formerly East and North Herts NHS Trust), Honorary Lecturer University of Hertfordshire, discuss celebrating success and changing the culture: days free and beyond:

• Building momentum for improvement: celebrating days free from pressure ulcer
• How we got there: changing the culture on the wards 
• Sharing the results and communicating improvement to drive change

21 May 2014   More...
Tina Chambers speaks on pressure ulcer grading and reporting: implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting

Tina Chambers, Co-Chair Consensus Working Group, Achieving Consensus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting, The Tissue Viability Society, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Project Manager, No Needless Skin Breakdown Workstream Patient Safety Federation discusses pressure ulcer grading and reporting: Implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers:

• Pressure ulcer reporting: ensuring consistency
• Pressure ulcer assessment
• Implementing the new guidance around unstageable pressure ulcers 
• What should be reported?

21 May 2014   More...
Developing Internal Inspection for Clinical Quality

Dr Martin Farrier, Clinical Director for Quality and Consultant Paediatrician at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust at today's Measuing and Monitoring Clinical Quality conference.

 

21 May 2014   More...
Delivering a paperless NHS by 2018: national update from NHS England

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor NHS England gives a national update on delivering a paperless NHS by 2018 at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

20 May 2014   More...
Jackie Smith gives a nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive, Nursing and Midwifery Council, gives a nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council:
• Taking forward the recommendations for a system of revalidation and learning from the initial responses to the consultation
• How Nursing revalidation will differ from the Medical Model
• Planning for the changes at a local level
• How will an organisation ensure that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised code?
• What will be included in nursing appraisal? Moving forward with the pilot site
• How will the quality of appraisal and revalidation recommendations be assured and inspected?

20 May 2014   More...
Seamus Watson Speaking at Today's Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions Conference emphasised the importance of smoking cessation in mental health

Seamus Watson, National Programme Manager Public Health England, Speaking at Today's Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions Conference in Birmingham, emphasised the importance of smoking cessation in mental health

 

20 May 2014   More...
Dr Shubulade Smith, speaks at Conference on Improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions

Dr Shubulade Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer,  Institute of Psychiatry,  Kings College London, & Commissioner, The Schizophrenia Commission, discusses improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions: implementing the commissions physical health recommendations

20 May 2014   More...
Howard Catton speaks at London conference on supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective nursing revalidation

Howard Catton,  Head of Policy,  Royal College of Nursing discusses supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective nursing revalidation:

• The role of appraisal in delivering the Francis recommendations
• The link between appraisal, professional development and supervision
• Moving forward: changing attitudes, culture, values and behaviour

 

 

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Othmane Ben Njima speaks at a London conference on preparing for revalidation

Othmane Ben Njima, Revalidation Manager, Heart of England Foundation Trust, discusses preparing for revalidation: which is an interactive session: 

• Preparing for appraisal that supports revalidation: what you need to do as a nurse and as an organisation
• A step by step guide to developing the evidence for revalidation
• Moving forward

 

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Dr Sheila Hardy speaks on demonstrating a reduction in premature mortality for people with mental health problems

Dr Sheila Hardy, Education Fellow, Integrated Mental Health Programme, UCL Partners, discusses demonstrating a reduction in premature mortality for people with mental health problems:

• How we have been able to reduce premature mortality for people with mental health problems
• The role of primary care nurses
• Educating and training frontline staff

 

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Dr Peter Aitken speaks on the role of liaison psychiatry in improving outcomes for people with physical and mental health conditions

Dr Peter Aitken, Chair, Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists & Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
Devon Partnership NHS Trust discusses the role of liaison psychiatry in improving outcomes for people with physical and mental health conditions: 

• What is the role of liaison psychiatry in managing the physical health of those with mental health conditions? How this role could develop 
• Effectively managing co-morbid physical and mental illness 
• Improving the concurrent management of physical and mental health symptoms

 

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Dr Neil Deuchar gives a Keynote presentation at Birmingham conference on why commissioners need to think whole-person?

Dr Neil Deuchar,   Director,  Commissioning Centre, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Co-Chair the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health discusses why commissioners need to think whole-person?

 

 

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Nicola Ranger speaks at London conference on monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal

Nicola Ranger, Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Services, Frimley Park Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust discusses monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal: 

• What does the performance element of nursing appraisal involve and how do you engage nurses in the appraisal   process? 
• How can you monitor nursing performance and development through appraisal
• Learning from Francis     

20 May 2014   More...
National care of the dying audit for hospitals, England National report May 2014 has been published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in conjunction with Marie Curie Cancer Care

This report reflects many of the issues identified by the Neuberger Review, as well as what needs to be done to improve the quality of hospital care for dying people and their families including views from over 800 bereaved carers.- Dr Jane Collins Marie Curie Cancer Care.  News from RCP.

16 May 2014   More...
Delivering annualised consultant job plans & job plan reviews

Kate Langford Medical Director of Workforce Development at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Consultant Job Planning conference.

15 May 2014   More...
Clinical Excellence Awards - The Non Executive Director perspective

Mr Rob Armstrong  Non Executive Director at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Consultant Job Planning conference.

15 May 2014   More...
Dr Mo Zoha & Caroline Parker Speak at a London Conference on Improving Medication Safety in Mental Health

Dr Mo Zoha, Consultant Psychiatrist & Caroline Parker, Consultant Pharmacist, Central & North West London Mental Health NHS Trust discuss improving medication safety in mental health: 

• Improving medication safety in mental health
• Why reducing the impact of medication side effects is key to parity of esteem and improving physical health of    those with mental health problems
• National developments

 

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Dr Shubulade Smith Speaks on the impact of psychotropic medications on the physical health of those with serious mental health conditions

Dr Shubulade Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London & Commissioner, The Schizophrenia Commission discusses the impact of psychotropic medications on the physical health of those with serious mental health conditions: 

• Psychotropic medications side effects: the evidence
• Combatting weight gain and metabolic changes as a result of medications
• Implementing the new NICE recommendations on psychosis and schizophrenia with regard to medications and physical health
• Health promotion initiatives that work to reduce the impact on physical health

 

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Hilary Scott speaks at London Conference on Identifying and Reducing Medication Errors in Mental Health

Hilary Scott, Chief Pharmacist, South Essex Partnership NHS Trust discusses identifying and reducing medication errors in mental health: 

• What is the scale of medication error in mental health? our research
• How do we identify medication errors in mental health?
• Common errors and high risk of harm errors
• Medication errors reduction and picking up near misses: our experience

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We must improve medication safety in mental health care stresses Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England"s National Clinical Director for Mental Health

News from NHS England: Dr Geraldine StrathdeeNHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, speaking about a HCUK conference being held in London today (14 May 2014) that focused on improving medication safety in mental health, reducing the impact of medication side effects, improving prescribing and reducing the reliance on medications in mental health.

14 May 2014   More...
Image and Data Migration and Management

Dr. Neelam Dugar Consultant Radiologist and Clinical PACS Lead at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust & Immediate Past Chairman RCR Imaging Informatics Group, The Royal College of Radiologists at today’s Radiology Information Systems and PACS conference.

13 May 2014   More...
Delivering a paperless and filmless NHS

Dr Stephen Fenn Consultant Radiologist Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust open’s today’s Radiology Information Systems and PACS conference.

13 May 2014   More...
Working together to develop and deliver Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) services to avoid admission and facilitate early discharge.

Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse Older People Ealing Hospital NHS Trust at today’s Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing conference.

8 May 2014   More...
Interventions to Improve Antimicrobial Prescribing in Hospital Care: What works?

Professor Jonathan Cooke Visiting Professor, Infectious Diseases and Immunity Imperial College London, and Honorary Professor School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Manchester, at today’s Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing conference.

8 May 2014   More...
Implementing the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy in the NHS: update from the Department of Health

John Watson Deputy Chief Medical Officer Department of Health at today’s Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing conference.

8 May 2014   More...
News from todays Hip Fracture conference

News and presentations from today’s conference focusing on meeting the NICE quality standard for Hip Fracture and learning from the National Hip Fracture Database.

1 May 2014   More...
Kay Riley Speaks on Developing Nursing Competence: Career and Competence Frameworks for Nursing

Kay Riley,  Chief Nurse,  Barts Health NHS Trust chairs at London Conference and Speaks on developing nursing competence: career and competence frameworks for nursing: 

● Demonstrating and expanding Nursing Competence 
● Competence in advanced nursing roles and practice   
● Supporting the development of nurses and enabling them to gain recognition for their knowledge, skills and competence 
● Linking to the new model of Nursing Revalidation

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Sarah Page Speaks at London Conference on Competence and Nursing Revalidation: National Update

Sarah Page,  Director of Fitness to Practise,  The Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses competence and nursing revalidation: National Update: 

● Nursing revalidation: National Update
● The role of demonstrating competence in nursing revalidation 
● Enforcing standards of competence
● Challenges in fitness to practice  

1 May 2014   More...
Alison Pottle Speaks on Demonstrating Competence in a New Role or Skill

Alison Pottle,  Cardiology Nurse Consultant,  Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust speaks on demonstrating competence in a new role or skill:

● Demonstrating competence in a new role or skill
● Identifying and embracing training and education opportunities to developing your role and practice 
● Developing and maintaining competence in independent prescribing 
● Case studies and examples 

1 May 2014   More...
Dr Chris Subbe Speaks at London Conference on Improving the Recognition of the Deteriorating Patient

Dr Chris Subbe, Consultant in acute and intensive care medicine, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor & Member National Early Warning Score Development and Implementation Group (NEWSDIG) discusses improving the recognition of the deteriorating patient:

● Moving forward with the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 
● Developments and tips for success in implementation
● Ensuring a rapid response to the deteriorating patient
● Our experience and the development of the rapid response team

30 April 2014   More...
All the news and presentations from the Ward Manager Conference

News and presentations from the developing your role as an effective Ward Manager Conference, 29th April 2014, London

30 April 2014   More...
John Welch Speaks at London Conference on Improving Care for Deteriorating Patients and Implement NEWS in an NHS Trust

John Welch, Nurse Consultant, Critical Care, University College London Hospitals,  NHS Foundation Trust on improving care for deteriorating patients and implement NEWS in an NHS Trust: 

● implementing NEWS in an NHS Trust
● education, raining and monitoring
● our experience of recognising and responding the deteriorating patient: what works?

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Dr Claire Gordon Speaks on Identification of Patients at Risk of Deterioration

Dr Claire Gordon, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust & Fellow The Scottish Patient Safety Programme discusses identification of patients at risk of deterioration

● Using patient safety methodology to identify patients at risk of deterioration 
● Our approach in the Lothian and the impact on mortality
● The role of the medical ward round and intentional rounding in identifying patients at risk of deterioration

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Dr Sanjay Arya Speaks on 7 Day Working Improves Weekend Mortality

Dr Sanjay Arya, Divisional Medical Director of Medicine, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, discusses 7 day working improves weekend mortality:

• Implementing recommendations on consultant delivered services seven days a week
• Improving care in hospitals in the evenings and at weekends
• Changing ways of working and improving junior doctor training in recognizing and escalation of acutely ill patients: moving forward

30 April 2014   More...
Kate Beaumont Speaks at London Conference on Sepsis – the Silent Killer and Leading Cause of Deterioration

Kate Beaumont, Patient Safety Consultant, Member UK Sepsis Group and Trustee UK Sepsis Trust focuses on Sepsis – the silent killer and leading cause of deterioration:

● Why is it so important to focus on sepsis as the leading cause of deterioration?
● Ensuring sepsis is recognised early and treated promptly
● Case studies and tips for good practice and change

30 April 2014   More...
News from today's Effective Clinical Director conference

News from today’s Effective Clinical Director conference held in London and chaired by Dr Ian Starke Medical Director for Revalidation at the Royal College of Physicians, London. 

29 April 2014   More...
Yvonne Blucher Speaks at London Conference on Developing your Competence and Leadership Skills as a Ward Manager

Yvonne Blucher, Deputy Chief Nurse & Lead for Ward Level Development at Barts Health NHS Trust, discussed the importance on the following key points in her presentation, in being an effective Ward Manager:

•strengthening the leadership of the Ward Managers to improve the quality of care
•using coaching and partnership working to boost the performance of Ward Managers
•increasing staff confidence in their leadership skills
•developing your leadership skills: tips for success

29 April 2014   More...
Jackie Smith Speaks at London Conference on Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar for Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses nursing appraisal and revalidation, focusing on the principles, challenges and implementation. 

29 April 2014   More...
David Bailey Speaks at London Conference on Managing your Own Ward Budgets, Finances and Resources

David Bailey, Independent Healthcare Finance Consultant and Author of  ‘The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide’ discusses key points from his book on managing your own ward budgets, finances and resources.  

29 April 2014   More...
Helen Young Speaks at London Conference on Ensuring the Ward Manager is Supernumerary and Supervisory

Helen Young,  Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, focuses on the following key points on ensuring the Ward Manager is supernumerary and supervisory: 

• ensuring Ward Managers are given the time they need
• developing the Ward Manager supernumerary and supervisory status
• the ward managers role in delivering the 6Cs
• our experience 

29 April 2014   More...
Louise Stead Speaks at London Conference on Implementing the National recommendations from 'Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at ward level"

Louise Stead, Director of Nursing and Patient Experience, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust & Sarah Maidment Senior Sister Paediatrics, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust, discusses assessing and managing nurse staffing and skill mix on the ward, implementing the national recommendations from ‘ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at ward level.’

 

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Implementing the 6Cs effectively

Paul Jebb Assistant Director of Nursing (Patient Experience) at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on implementing the 6Cs effectively at today’s effective Ward Manager conference.

29 April 2014   More...
Kate Granger speaks at London conference on her experience as a patient

Kate Granger, Doctor and creator of #hellomynameis, gave a presentation at a London Conference on her experience as a patient, focusing on the level of care she was given and if the care met her needs or the needs of the staff. 

28 April 2014   More...
Neil Churchill Speaks at London Conference on Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Experience Insight

Neil Churchill, Director of Patient Experience discussed NHS England's future plans and policies, focusing on measuring, understanding and acting on patient experience insight. 

28 April 2014   More...
Dr Sophie Staniszewska Speaks at London Conference on Implementing the NICE Patient Experience Guidance and Quality Standard

Dr Sophie Staniszewska, Chair of NICE Guidance Development Group Member of NQB Patient Experience Sub-group, discusses implementing the NICE patient experience guidance and quality standard with focus on how the guideline was created and the quality procedure it went through. 

28 April 2014   More...
Kate Evans Speaks on Responding to and Using Online Sources and Social Media for Feedback and Engagement with Patients and Community

Kate Evans, Head of Patient Experience for NHS England discussed the importance of social media for patient care the benefits in engaging and communicating to patients via this tool.  

28 April 2014   More...
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), under the leadership of Professor Mike Richards, on Thursday 17 April, published the first reports from its new programme of mental health and community health services inspections.

The inspections, under the CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals,  involved significantly larger inspection teams than CQC has used in the past and looked at a wider range of services. People’s experiences of services are at the heart of CQC’s assessments. News from the CQC

26 April 2014   More...
NHS must renew hygiene efforts to tackle 'unacceptable and avoidable' infection rates, with the latest NICE quality standard containing six statements designed to reduce infection.

This quality standard contains six statements designed to reduce infection rates, including a statement recommending that patients should be looked after by healthcare workers who always clean their hands thoroughly, both immediately before and immediately after contact or care. It also aims to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by recommending that antibiotics be prescribed only in accordance with local antibiotic formularies - as part of a system to stem resistance of infections to antibiotics. News from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

22 April 2014   More...
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) consults on rule changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today launched a consultation on proposed changes to its Fitness to Practise (FtP) Rules and the Education, Registration and Registration Appeals Rules which would help start the process of “sweeping away its inflexible and outdated decision making processes” 

17 April 2014   More...
Department of Health guidance for adult health and social care services to develop a culture where restrictive interventions are only ever used as a last resort

Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions guidance for all those working in health and social care settings: commissioners of services, executive directors, frontline staff and all those who care for and support people. 

8 April 2014   More...
Head of Patient Experience, NHS England on Twitter for organisations, and engagement with patients and your local community

Kath Evans @KathEvans2 Head of Patient Experience at NHS England speaks on Twitter for organisations, and engagement with patients and your local community.

3 April 2014   More...
Professional responsibility on Twitter: the RCGP social media highway code

Dr Ben Riley Medical Director of Curriculum at The Royal College of General Practitioners on how social media has changed the way that healthcare professionals  and organisations interact with patients, and the importance of using social media appropriately.

3 April 2014   More...
Using Twitter in the NHS

Resources from today’s Twitter conference for Clinicians and Healthcare Managers

3 April 2014   More...
Enhanced Recovery: National Update and delivering the 7 day NHS

David McDonald  Service Improvement Manager, Whole System Patient Flow Improvement Programme, Scottish Government at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference in London

 

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Ensuring patients are in the optimal condition for surgical treatment

Jane Jackson Nurse Consultant in Pre Operative Assessment and One of the founder members of the pre-operative association at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference on ensuring patients are in the optimal condition for treatment.

3 April 2014   More...
Ministerial address: the role of the Independent Ambulance Service in the NHS

Full speech from the Keynote Opening Ministerial Address at the IAA 2014 conference The Vital Link by Mark Pawsey MP.

3 April 2014   More...
Getting Started with Twitter

Getting started with Twitter by Dr Chris Roseveare Consultant in Acute Medicine Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at today's Social Media in the NHS conference.

3 April 2014   More...
Putting the individual at the heart of Enhanced Recovery pathways.

Neil Betterdige Patient and Public Advisor Enhanced Recovery NHS Improving quality at today's Enhanced Recovery conference in London.

3 April 2014   More...
Social Media and Employment Law: Dos and Donts

Social Media and Employment Law: Do’s and Don’ts by Rachael Heenan Partner at Capsticks at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

3 April 2014   More...
Ambulance services from the patient perspective

Rekha Elaswarapu Senior Policy and Research Manager at The Patient Association on ambulance services from the patient perspective.

2 April 2014   More...
National Clinical Director for Urgent Care on New Opportunities for the Independent Ambulance Service in the future of urgent care

Professor Jonathan Benger National Clinical Director for Urgent Care NHS England at today’s IAA conference on the role of the Independent Ambulance Service in the future of urgent care.

2 April 2014   More...
A user centred quality standard for Telehealth and Telecare

Trevor Single Chief Executive The Telecare Services Association on a user centre quality standard for telehealth and telecare.

2 April 2014   More...
Ambulance Sector Regulation Update by Professor Mike Richards Chief inspector of Hospitals Care Quality Commission

Professor Sir Mike Richards, the Care Quality Commission's Chief Inspector of Hospitals makes his first major speech to the independent ambulance industry at the IAA Conference in London today.

2 April 2014   More...
New ambulance training an investment in the future

The National Independent Ambulance College (NIAC) launched its first range of ambulances courses yesterday supported by Pearson, the world’s leading education company that helps millions of people make progress in their lives through learning and Falck Denmark A/S, the world’s leading provider of ambulance services.

2 April 2014   More...
The role of assistive technologies in delivering integrated care

Rachel Cashman Head of Collaboration and Excellence NHS England at today’s Telehealth and Telecare conference.

2 April 2014   More...
Improving patient safety, assurance, clinical risk management in telehealth and telecare services

Dr Simon Fradd, GP, Chairman and Medical Director, Concordia Health, Speaks at London Conference on improving patient safety, assurance, clinical risk management in telehealth and telecare services. 

2 April 2014   More...
Enabling Innovation in Telecare & Telehealth

Dr Anne Hendry, National Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Joint Improvement Team Scotland speaks at London conference on enabling innovation in telecare and telehealth. 

2 April 2014   More...
Independent Ambulance Association Annual Conference (IAA2014) News

All the news from the IAA 2014 Conference, 2 April 2014, ICO Conference Centre, London

2 April 2014   More...
Alison Sansome, Director of Registration, Nursing and Midwifery Council speaking today at the Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix conference in London.

Alison Sansome, Director of Registration,  Nursing and Midwifery Council speaking today at the Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix conference in London on Developing the future of the nursing workforce.

1 April 2014   More...
Nicky Hayes, Consultant Nurse, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust presents a case study on Safe Staffing for Older Peoples Wards at the Nursing Skillmix conference today in London

Nicky Hayes, Consultant Nurse, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust presents a case study on Safe Staffing for Older Peoples Wards at the Nursing Skillmix conference today in London

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Jane Ball, Deputy Director, National Nursing Research Unit, King"s College London speaking today at the Nursing Safeguarding and Skillmix conference in London asked Planning nurse staffing – why and how?

Jane Ball, Deputy Director, National Nursing Research Unit, King’s College London speaking today at the Nursing Safeguarding and Skillmix conference in London asked  Planning nurse staffing – why and how?              

1 April 2014   More...
Guidance issued on Hard Truths commitments regarding the publishing of staffing data

NHS England and the Care Quality Commission have issued joint guidance to Trusts on the delivery of the ‘Hard Truths’ commitments associated with publishing staffing data regarding nursing, midwifery and care staff levels.

1 April 2014   More...
Prof Lisbeth Fagerstrøm discussed The RAFAELA System - a research based workforce planning tool for nurse staffing

Prof Lisbeth Fagerstrøm Master in Caring Science, PhD  in Health Sciences, Professor in Nursing Science  Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Drammen, Norway discussed the The RAFAELA System - a research based workforce planning tool for nurse staffing and skillmix at the conference today

1 April 2014   More...
Kath Henderson Senior Clinical Advisor (Nursing and Quality) NHS North Derbyshire CCG presenting skillmix in Community Nursing at the conference in London today

Kath Henderson Senior Clinical Advisor (Nursing and Quality) NHS North Derbyshire CCG presenting skillmix in Community Nursing at the conference in London today 

1 April 2014   More...
A new ambition to reduce avoidable harm in the NHS by half over the next three years, to improve patient safety, cut costs and save up to 6,000 lives has been outlined by Jeremy Hunt.

 

In a speech at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, the Secretary of State has announced details of how NHS organisations can work together to improve patient safety and save money. - “It is my clear ambition that the NHS should become the safest healthcare system anywhere in the world. I want the tragic events of Mid Staffs to become a turning point in the creation of a more open, compassionate and transparent culture within the NHS.” News form the Department of Health

27 March 2014   More...
Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

Prof Peter Aitken Hon Associate Professor NIHR CLAHRC for the South West Peninsula, Chair, Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry, RCPYSCH speaks at London conference on Crisis Care Concordat

 

25 March 2014   More...
Helene Donnelly, Ambassador for Cultural Change, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust Video Available

Click  HERE to view a film  of Helene Donnelly with Chief Executive Stuart Poynor and staff talking about the importance of Raising Concerns on the You Tube Channel 

25 March 2014   More...
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT asks Why, How and What? at the Raising Concerns Conference in London today

Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT speaking at todays Raising Concerns Conference in London asks Why, How and What?

25 March 2014   More...
The vision for Mental Health Crisis Services

Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, presents the vision for Mental Health Crisis Services

25 March 2014   More...
The role of Telehealth and Telecare in the UK's growing elderly population

Increased use of technology such as telehealth and telecare may help to improve quality of care and reduce costs. News from House of Commons Publications.

24 March 2014   More...
Health sector data protection audits highlight areas for improvement

An Information Commissioner’s Office report released 18 March gives a snapshot of organisations providing secondary health care and how they are complying with the Data Protection Act. News from ICO

24 March 2014   More...
Commissioning Crisis Care for Mental Health

Dr Elizabeth England, GP Laurie Pike Health Centre, RCGP Mental Health Commissioning Lead and Co-Chair JCPMH, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Speaks at Conference on Commissioning Crisis Care for mental health. 

24 March 2014   More...
Alternative Approaches to Working with Crisis

Fiona Venner, Director, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service speaks at London Conference on alternative approaches to working with crisis from the perspective of  Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service. 

24 March 2014   More...
New National Patient Safety Alert System signed off and sent to the Central Alerting System for dissemination

The new national patient safety alert system has been signed off by NHS England and sent to the Central Alerting System for dissemination Dr David Gillet Senior Pharmacist at NHS England told delegates at yesterday's Reducing Medication Errors conference.

20 March 2014   More...
Medicines optimization and reducing medication errors in primary and community care

Jonathan Mason Clinical Adviser (Medicines) NHS England London Region at today’s Reducing Medication Errors conference in Birmingham.

19 March 2014   More...
Introductory Panel Session: Is control & restraint used as a last resort in the NHS? How can we improve practice & service end user experience

Panel Members:
Dr Julie Hankin, Consultant Psychiatrist and National Professional Advisor on Mental Health Care Quality Commission
Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law Liverpool John Moores University and international expert on physical interventions
Paul Scates, peer specialist for the Dorset Mental Health Forum
Naomi Phillips, Head of Policy and Campaigns MIND

19 March 2014   More...
Improving patient safety and experience through new oral anticoagulants

News from todays Anticoagulation Therapy Services Conference

19 March 2014   More...
Control and Restraint, Risk and Safeguarding

Pete Morgan, chair of the Board of Trustees for the Practitioner Alliance for Safeguarding Adults (PASAUK) and Independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board, speaks at London Conference on control, restraint, risk and safeguarding.

 

19 March 2014   More...
NICE publishes guideline on managing medicines in care homes

NICE publishes guideline on managing medicines in care homes

14 March 2014   More...
Prof Sir Mike Richards to make his first major speech to the independent ambulance industry

Professor Sir Mike Richards, the Care Quality Commission’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals will be making his first major speech to the independent ambulance industry at the IAA Conference in London on 2 April.

13 March 2014   More...
The Surgical Site Infection Quality Standard and Monitoring and surveillance

Pauline Harrington Member, NICE Topic Expert Group, Surgical Site Infection Quality Standard, & Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Manager/Infection Control Nurse, Public Health England on the NICE SSI Quality Standard and monitoring and surveillance.

12 March 2014   More...
Identifying and managing surgical patients at risk of Sepsis

Kate Beaumont Trustee U Sepsis Trust, Nurse Director The Learning Clinic speaking at today’s Surgical Site Infection conference on identifying and managing surgical patients at risk of Sepsis.

12 March 2014   More...
Wound Management: understanding the risk factors for Surgical Site Infection

Maureen Benbow Trustee of the Tissue Viability Society & Senior Lecturer University of Chester on Wound Management: understanding the risk factors for Surgical Site Infection.

12 March 2014   More...
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults under the Care Bill Social Care Institute for Excellence Update

News from todays Adult Safeguarding under the Care Bill Conference

12 March 2014   More...
Care Quality Commission Update from Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Social Care on CQC Inspection of Social Care

News from todays Adult Safeguarding under the Care Bill Conference

12 March 2014   More...
CCIO Dr Mike Fisther on a Clinical Portal approach to Electronic Patient Records

Dr Mike Fisher Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trusts speaks on a clinical portal approach to Electronic Patient Records at today’s conference.

11 March 2014   More...
Delivering a paperless NHS by 2018

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor  NHS England opening at today’s Electronic Patient Records conference.

11 March 2014   More...
Paul Rafferty Ward Manager at Bradford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Speaks at London Conference on Implementing 6cs at Ward Level

Paul opened his presentation by discussing “communicating, implementing and monitoring 6Cs at ward level.”  He explored the practical methods used to develop care and compassion in practice and highlighted the importance of ward culture, values and behaviours as key drivers in implementation.  
 

 

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Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing: Quality Improvement and Care, NHS England speaking today at the 6C"s conference in London on the 6Cs - Compassion in Practice The Amazing Journey so far

Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing: Quality Improvement and Care, NHS England speaking today at the 6C’s conference in London on the 6Cs - Compassion in Practice The  Amazing Journey so far and discussed the Nursing measures for the 6Cs.

11 March 2014   More...
Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Affairs, Royal College of Nursing speaking today at the 6cs conference in London reveals the latest Frontline First Report entitled More than just a number

The report reveals that a “reckless policy” has left the NHS with almost 4,000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010, draining valuable leadership, experience and specialist knowledge from the health service.

 

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Bronagh Scott Director of Nurse & Patient Experience Speaks at London Conference on Promoting Leadership which Constantly Reinforces Values & Standards of Care

Bronagh Scott Director of Nursing & Patient Experience at Whittington Health NHS Trust Speaks at London Conference on Promoting Leadership which Constantly Reinforces Values & Standards of Care

 

11 March 2014   More...
HCUK Twitter Guide for NHS and Social Care Where to start

HCUK NHS and Social Care Delegates Guide to Twitter

10 March 2014   More...
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, writes on the important changes to support staff so they can raise concerns about patient care and safety, including introducing a new duty of candour.

Jeremy Hunt writes to NHS Trusts to support them in creating a more patient-centred, compassionate NHS, with the introduction of new employment contracts include the right to raise concerns, a helpline and the duty of candour. News from the Department of Health. 

7 March 2014   More...
Video launched in celebration of the inspirational work by Kate Granger, a doctor and terminally ill patient who founded the #hellomynameis campaign

Video launched celebrating the inspiring work by Dr Kate Granger founder of the #hellomynameis campaign

6 March 2014   More...
Celia Ingham Clark, National Director, Preventing people from dying prematurely gives an overview on addressing the variations in service arrangements and patient outcomes between weekdays and weekends

Celia Ingham Clark, National Director, Preventing people from dying prematurely discusses the Quality and Safety Programme speaking at the Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference in London today gave an overview on addressing the variations in service arrangements and patient outcomes between weekdays and weekends was identified by the NHS in London as a key priority in 2012/13 and has remained as such.

4 March 2014   More...
Experienced Implementer case study - 7 day working Northumbrian journey” By David Evans at the 7 Day Healthcare conference today

Dr David Evans, Medical Director, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust speaking at the Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference in London today discussing the Experienced Implementer case study “7 day working Northumbrian journey”

4 March 2014   More...
7 day working: implications for emergency services by Dr Chris Roseveare Co-Chair AoMRC

Dr Chris Roseveare Co-Chair AoMRC 7 day Project sub-committee speaking today at the Delivering 7 Day Health conference in London on 7 day working: implications for emergency services

4 March 2014   More...
Clinical audit and changing practice to improve patient experience and involvement

Jude McLellan Resuscitation & Acute Oncology Outreach Specialist and Christine Tetlow Clinical Audit Facilitator Analyst from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust present on moving from DNCPR to “Allow a Natural Death” as a result of clinical audit findings.

27 February 2014   More...
Professor Nick Black Chair National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries opens day 2 of Clinical Audit for Improvement

Professor Nick Black Chair National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries opens day 2 of Clinical Audit for Improvement with a look at achievements and challenges.

27 February 2014   More...
Quality Standards and Clinical Audit: NICE Update

Val Moore Implementation Programme Director at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on quality standards and clinical audit.

27 February 2014   More...
Clinical Audit: HQIP Update on National Clinical Audit Programmes

Prof Danny Kennan Medical Director at Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) gives an update on National Clinical Audit and what it means at a local level, new national clinical audits and developments within the existing programmes, future developments and an update from HQIP.

27 February 2014   More...
Clinical Audit: national update from NHS England

Richard Arnold Clinical Audit Lead NHS England opens Clinical Audit for Improvement 2014 with an update on how clinical audit fits with the national agenda.

26 February 2014   More...
The new CQC approach to hospital inspection by Professor Sir Mike Richards

Professor Sir Mike Richards presenting today at the Complaints conference in London, opened his presentation by discussing the The Chief Inspector of Hospitals’ task and said that the aim is to inspect all acute NHS hospital Trusts/FTs by December 2015 and to assess 5 key questions: is a Trust is safe, effective, caring, responsive to patients’ needs and well-led.

 

26 February 2014   More...
Complaints handling: listening, learning, improving by Chris Bostock, NHS Complaints Policy Lead, DH

Chris Bostock, NHS Complaints Policy Lead, DH speakign today at the NHS Complaints conference in London said "There is a need to improve public sector complaints handling across the public sector not just the NHS...and to consider if all public sector complaints should be handled by one agency as in Scotland and Wales." 

26 February 2014   More...
Sir Mike Richards speaks on the role of Clinical Audit in the CQC Inspections

News from todays Clinical Audit for Improvement 2014 conference

26 February 2014   More...
Improving End of Life Care: putting personal experience first

Tony Bonser, People in Partnership Chair The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters and Member of Baroness Neuberger’s Independent Review Panel on the Liverpool Care Pathway spoke at today’s improving end of life care conference on putting personal experience first.

25 February 2014   More...
End of Life Care: More than just the final days of life

Nicole Woodyatt MBE, Programme Manager – Macmillan Specialist Care at Home, Macmillan Cancer Support on the Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Service.

25 February 2014   More...
Simon Chapman, Director for Public & Parliamentary Engagement at NCPC speaks on the Liverpool Care Pathway and what went wrong

Simon Chapman, Director for Public & Parliamentary Engagement at NCPC speaks on the Liverpool Care Pathway and what went wrong at Improving End of Life Care

25 February 2014   More...
A new agreement, announced by Norman Lamb, between police and the NHS seeks to improve mental health crisis care ,giving emergency support for people in mental health crisis , driving up standards of care.

The agreement – called the Crisis Care Concordat –- has been signed by more than 20 national organisations in a bid to drive up standards of care for people experiencing crisis such as suicidal thoughts or significant anxiety. News from The Department of Health

18 February 2014   More...
What makes an excellent NHS Medical Director

Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust speaks on what makes an excellent Clinical Director

13 February 2014   More...
Setting up and running an effective OPAT service by Linda Nazarko OBE

Linda Nazarko OBE, Consultant Nurse Older People Ealing Hospital NHS Trust speaking at the IV Therapy conference today said that fifteen years ago only a small minority of hospital inpatients were considered suitable for Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) services (Wiselka & Nicholson, 1997). 

13 February 2014   More...
Update from Katerina Kolyva Nursing and Midwifery Council on Nurse Appraisal

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued , Practice Nursing and Midwifery Council speaking at the Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation event today in Birmingham opened her presentation advising that the NMC is committed to introducing revalidation to all registered nurses and midwives by the end of 2015. 

13 February 2014   More...
Theresa Shaw, Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies speaking on moving forward: changing attitudes, culture, values and behaviour

Theresa Shaw, Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies speaking  at the Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation event today in Birmingham spoke on the Francis Report that has given impetus to what many would agree is long overdue. 

13 February 2014   More...
Meeting the NMC standards and code in terms of conduct and competence? By Tracey Carter

Tracey Carter, Deputy Chief Nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust and Honorary Professor of Nursing, City University speaking today in Birmingham at the Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation conference said  performance and talent reviews formalise the ongoing discussions and feedback that have taken place between a staff member and their line manager throughout the year. 

13 February 2014   More...
Prescribing appropriately and cost effectively by Dianne Bowskill, University of Nottingham

Dianne Bowskill, Lecturer Non Medical Prescribing Lead, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences , University of Nottingham spoke today at the Nurse Prescribing conference and her presentation focussed on cost effective prescribing within medicines management in the context of non medical prescribing, specifically exploring the medication review. 

12 February 2014   More...
Demonstrating Competence to Prescribe by Deborah Robertson, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Non Medical Prescribing, University of Chester

Deborah Robertson, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Non Medical Prescribing, University of Chester speaking at Nurse Prescribing in Birmingham today looked at the important concept of competence in Non Medical Prescribing and will focus discussion around the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for Prescribers.

12 February 2014   More...
Prescribing Autonomously within a clinic by Alison Pottle Cardiology Nurse Consultant Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Alison Pottle  Cardiology Nurse Consultant Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust speaking today at the Non-Medical Prescribing conference in Birmingham explored various issues relating to prescribing in a clinic setting. 

12 February 2014   More...
Diagnosis and treatment of red legs by Linda Nazarko Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

Linda Nazarko OBE, Consultant Nurse for Older People, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust speaking at Non-Medical Prescribing conference in Birmingham said the NHS utilises 400,000 bed days and spends - £254 million annually on the admission and treatment of people with lower leg cellulitis one third of this inappropriately. Every year 132,000 bed days and £84.5 million pounds are wasted because of misdiagnosis (Nazarko, 2012a, Nazarko, 2012b).  

12 February 2014   More...
How excess mortality rates translate in actual avoidable deaths by Helen Hogan London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Helen Hogan, Clinical Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine speaking today at the Avoidable Hospital Deaths conference in Birmingham

12 February 2014   More...
Should we move to a full 7 day health & social care service? by Sanjay Arya

Dr Sanjay Arya, Divisional Medical Director of Medicine, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust speaking at Avoidable Hospital Deaths said there is a variation in care depending upon time of the day and the day of the week patients are admitted with increased risk of death associated with weekend emergency admissions.

12 February 2014   More...
Care Pathways for Quality Improvement - European Pathway Association Update

Ruben van Zelm Secretary of the European Pathway Association updates delegates on EPA developments and moving forward with care pathways

12 February 2014   More...
The Liverpool Care Pathway: lessons learnt and implications for other care pathways

Deboarah Murphy, Associate Director of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool speaking at todays Care Pathways conference

12 February 2014   More...
The Wales perspective of using an ICP for the last days of life

The Wales perspective of using an ICP for the last days of life by Dr Helen Mitchell and Dr Marlise Poolman National leads, Welsh Collaborative Care Priorities Project

12 February 2014   More...
Developing national condition specific standards for care pathways post LCP

Developing national condition specific standards for care pathways by Mark Fleming  National ICP Coordinator – Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Programme Manager EHealth/Mental Health, NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

 

12 February 2014   More...
Enabling clinicians to view information from different IT systems by Jeremy R L Nettle, Former Chair, Intellect Healthcare Group

Jeremy R L Nettle, Former Chair, Intellect Healthcare Group speaking today at Clinical Portal conference

11 February 2014   More...
The Clinicians view of Clinical Portals by Cliff Barthram, Joint eHealth Lead, NHS Tayside Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

Cliff Barthram, Joint eHealth Lead, NHS Tayside Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

11 February 2014   More...
Improving Hospital Care at Night and the new 7 Day Improvement Programme

Improving Hospital Care at Night and the new 7 Day Improvement Programme

6 February 2014   More...
Improving quality and patient safety at night: the Junior Doctor perspective

Improving quality and patient safety at night: the Junior Doctor perspective

6 February 2014   More...
Ensuring the voices of patients and carers are heard: Francis a Year On

Ensuring the voices of patients and carers are heard: Francis a Year On by the Rt Hon Ann Clwyd MP Member of Parliament for the Cynon Valley & Joint Lead for the National Review into Complaints Handling in the NHS at yesterday's conference.

6 February 2014   More...
Putting Patient First: Realising Francis' Vision

Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Physicans speaks at Francis Inquiry: a year on

5 February 2014   More...
Implementing the Francis Inquiry key recommendations for nursing

Implementing the Francis Inquiry key recommendations for nursing

5 February 2014   More...
Is the NHS a safer place for patients a year on from the Francis Inquiry recommendations?

Is the NHS a safer place for patients a year on from the Francis Inquiry recommendations?

5 February 2014   More...
An update from the Care Quality Commission

An update from the Care Quality Commission following the Francis Inquiry recommendations a year on.

5 February 2014   More...
Jeremy Hunt on the first anniversary of the Francis report

Jeremy Hunt has written for the Telegraph ahead of the first anniversary of the Francis report, saying the; "NHS now has more nurses, less box-ticking, and greater transparency." 

 

5 February 2014   More...
Introducing fundamental standards: consultation on proposals to change CQC registration regulations from the department of Health

“This document describes the key issues that have emerged from the feedback we have received, explains our aims for the Fundamental Standards in more detail, and gives you an opportunity to comment on our draft regulations.” Norman Lamb, Department of Health

5 February 2014   More...
Jeremy Hunt MP Secretary of State for Health closing comments at Implementing the Francis Inquiry Recommendations a Year On

Jeremy Hunt MP Secretary of State for Health closing comments at Implementing the Francis Inquiry Recommendations a Year On

5 February 2014   More...
The Falls and Fractures Alliance: Reducing falls and injuries in the 65"s

The Falls and Fractures Alliance: Reducing falls and injuries in the 65’s

4 February 2014   More...
Prof Cameron Swift speaks on implementing the updated NICE Clinical Practice Guideline on Falls

Prof Cameron Swift, Chairman of the Falls Guideline Development Group at NICE speaking today at Falls Prevention and Management in London

4 February 2014   More...
Improving fall-related diagnostic rates and reducing femoral neck fractures

Improving fall-related diagnostic rates and reducing femoral neck fractures

4 February 2014   More...
Unleashing the power of people by Dr Masood Nazir, General Practitioner Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England

Speaking at the Electronic Document Management today in London Dr Masood Nazir, General Practitioner Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England opened the presentation by discussing unleashing the power of people  - by using data and technology to drive efficiency, effectiveness and quality improvement.

30 January 2014   More...
Setting the standards for electronic document management by Prof John Williams Royal College of Physicians

Professor John Williams, Director, Health Informatics Unit The Royal College of Physicians, London presented today at the Electronic Document Management conference on Setting the standards for electronic document management and delivering a paperless NHS

30 January 2014   More...
Developing Simple Rules for Information Sharing by David Riley Member, Steering Group for National Information Governance Review Panel

Developing Simple Rules for Information Sharing

There is a great deal of detailed guidance on different aspects of Information Governance and Information Sharing, with many new and constantly updated developments.  This is a challenge for organisations trying to keep up to date and compliant.  

29 January 2014   More...
When things go wrong: managing information governance breaches/untoward incidents and the role of the Information Commissioner

David's presentation began by looking in detail at a case that resulted in a large monetary penalty being issued. 

29 January 2014   More...
To share or not to share? Caldicott 2 by Jeremy Taylor, National Voices at the Information Governance Conference Today

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices & Member of the National Caldicott2 Information Governance review panel speaking today at Information Governance: Implementing the Government Response to Caldicott2 in London focused on implementing the government response, moving the centre of gravity from not sharing to sharing and developing and implementing new principles for the sharing of information.

29 January 2014   More...
Putting Patients in Control of Their Information Amir Hannan General Practitioner, Haughton Thornley Medical Centres CCG member NHS Tameside & Glossop

Whilst  the Department of Health introduced “The Power of Information – putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need” was laudable in view of the amount of data that is now being produced  annually, healthcare seems to be lagging behind said Amir Dr Amir Hannan, General Practitioner, Information Management & Technology Lead NHS Tameside & Glossop Primary Care IT Lead, NHS North-West at the opening of his presentation.

 

29 January 2014   More...
Ensuring people affected by mental illness get the support they need for their physical health

Paula Reid, Senior Policy Officer, Rethink Mental Illness on ensuring people affected by mental illness get the support they need for their physical health at today’s conference.

28 January 2014   More...
Improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions

Improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions

28 January 2014   More...
National update for Nurse Directors from the Royal College of Nursing

Dr Naomi Chapman, Executive Nurse Network Lead, The Royal College of Nursing gives a national update at today’s Effective Nurse Director conference.

24 January 2014   More...
Foundation of Nursing Studies Chief Executive Theresa Shaw on strengthening your leadership skills and empowering nurse leaders.

Foundation of Nursing Studies Chief Executive Theresa Shaw on strengthening your leadership skills and empowering nurse leaders within the organisation at today’s Effective Nurse Director conference.

24 January 2014   More...
Patient safety: How will the Care Quality Commission assess whether services are safe and responsive?

Lucy Hamer  Involvement Team Leader and Cate Quinn  Safe Care Senior Policy Lead Care Quality Commission at today’s Patient Involvement for Patient Safety conference.

21 January 2014   More...
Jeremy Taylor Chief Executive of National Voices opens today's Patient Involvement for Patient Safety conference.

Jeremy Taylor Chief Executive of National Voices opens today’s Patient Involvement for Patient Safety conference reflecting on why patient involvement is key to patient safety and how to work in partnership to ensure the patient voice is hear at every level.

21 January 2014   More...
Bill Hodson National Advisor on Adult Social Care at The Care Quality Commission givens an update on safeguarding and improving care for vulnerable older adults

Bill Hodson CQC National Professional Adviser, Adult Social Care gave an opening national update at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Older Adults conference in London.

 

 

15 January 2014   More...
Improving quality: The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward Quality Mark

Chloë Hood  Programme Manager, The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward Quality Mark Royal College of Psychiatrists & Royal College of Physicians presents the work she has been involved in at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Older Adults conference.

15 January 2014   More...
Ian Townend Strategic Intelligence Projects Lead NHS England discusses the Mid-Staffordshire Report, care.data, Hospital data consultation update and applications of data today

Ian Townend Strategic Intelligence Projects Lead NHS England speaking at Data Quality & Clinical Coding conference and discussed the Mid-Staffordshire Report, care.data, Hospital data consultation update and applications of data.

14 January 2014   More...
Dr Jenny King CPsychol, FRCP Edin Practice Lead and Director , Edgecumbe Health presented today at the Assessing and Transforming The Culture of an NHS Service Conference

Jenny discussed the critical factors for moving forward and said “building an understanding of your team is key, understanding what gets them going can improve out comes”

14 January 2014   More...
NMC Consultation on revalidation and the revised Code now open

News from the Nursing and Midwifery Council invites the public to have their say.

6 January 2014   More...
Keogh's ten new clinical standards that describe the standard of urgent and emergency care all patients should expect seven days a week.

NHS England’s National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh yesterday set out a plans to drive seven day services across the NHS over the next three years, starting with urgent care services and supporting diagnostics - News from NHS England

16 December 2013   More...
No health without mental health: mental health dashboard The first annual mental health dashboard aims to show progress against the objectives set out in the 'No health without mental health" strategy.

The dashboard includes information on: mental health services; the physical wellbeing of people with mental health problems; and experiences of stigma and discrimination. - News from the Department of Health

 

13 December 2013   More...
National Update on Patient Safety from Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals

News from todays Patient Safety Conference

12 December 2013   More...
Early Warning Systems for failing quality at Improving Patient Safety

Paul Woodmansey Medical Director & Consultant Cardiologist Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust speaking on Early Warning Systems for failing quality at today’s Patient Safety Conference.

 

12 December 2013   More...
How do we know care is safe? Dr Simon Watson, Clinical Advisor The Health Foundation

Dr Simon Watson, Clinical Advisor The Health Foundation & Consultant Nephrologist Lothian NHS Board speaking today at the Patient Safety Conference

12 December 2013   More...
Recruiting: Marketing Executive 6 month maternity cover from March 2014

We are currently looking to recruit a Marketing Executive on a 6 month maternity cover contract starting from March 2014.

12 December 2013   More...
Patient Safety Developments in Europe by Petru-Constantin Luhan MP European Parliament and Member REGI, LIBE and ECON committees

Petru Luhan Vice-Chairman of the EPP Young Members Network, Member of the Committee on Regional Development, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Member of the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs.

12 December 2013   More...
Alastair Thompson Head of the National PACS Programme at HSCIC update on PACS

News from todays PACS and Radiology Conference

11 December 2013   More...
Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England opens today"s Electronic Prescribing conference with an update on national progress for delivering a eprescribing as part of a paperless NHS by 2017.

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England opens today’s Electronic Prescribing conference with an update on national progress for delivering a eprescribing as part of a paperless NHS by 2017 to drive efficiency, effectiveness and quality improvement.

10 December 2013   More...
The Wirral Experience: Lessons from 20 years of electronic prescribing

Brian Power Lead Informatics Pharmacist at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust presents 20 years of experience of electronic prescribing in his Trust at today’s conference in London.

10 December 2013   More...
Dominic Inman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon presents Northumbrias Hip Fracture Quality Improvement Programme

Mr Dominic S Inman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust presents at the Hip Fracture: Meeting the National Quality Standard and Learning from NHFD Conference today

10 December 2013   More...
Improving the Anaesthetic and Surgical Care Pathway for Hip Fracture at todays conference by Martyn Parker

Mr Martyn Parker, Consultant Surgeon, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust presents at todays Hip Fracture conference on Improving the Anaesthetic and Surgical Care Pathway for Hip Fracture

10 December 2013   More...
Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health Launch values-based commissioning guide in mental health

News from todays Values Based Commissioning Conference

9 December 2013   More...
Naomi James from NSUN speaks at Value Based Commissioning

News from Values Based Commissioning Conference

9 December 2013   More...
Howard Catton of the RCN speaks at Nurse Staffing and Skillmix Conference

News from todays nurse staffing and skillmix conference

5 December 2013   More...
Eiri Jones of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust on managing staffing and staffing budgets

News from todays nurse staffing and skill mix conference

5 December 2013   More...
Nicky Hayes speaks on Safe Staffing for Older Peoples Wards

News from todays Nurse Staffing and Skillmix Conference

5 December 2013   More...
Pauline Milne speaks on the new Safe Staffing Guidance from National Quality Board

News from Nurse Staffing and Skillmix Conference

5 December 2013   More...
Kath Evans Head of Patient Experience NHS England opens the Patient Experience Insight conference today

Kath Evans Head of Patient Experience at NHS England gave a national update on the work NHS England is doing to lead improvement in patient experience.

4 December 2013   More...
Moira Livingston, Clinical Director at NHS Improving Quality opened the Measuring & Monitoring Quality conference

Moira Livingston, Clinical Director at NHS Improving Quality opened the conference by talking about the challenges of using data to improve quality.

4 December 2013   More...
Professor Derek Bell learning from NHS London and ensuring quality 7 days a week

Professor Derek Bell, Director of research and development at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust and chair in acute medicine at Imperial College London, talked about the development of quality standards and learning from the work of NHS London in ensuring quality seven days a week.

4 December 2013   More...
Prof Ben Bridgewater, Director of Public Outcomes for HQIP talked about measuring quality and outcomes at individual consultant level

Professor Ben Bridgewater,  Director of Public Outcomes for HQIP speaking at Measuring & Monitoring Quality conference today discussed thinking behind 'granular reporting' and where things might go in the future.

4 December 2013   More...
Digital Pen Case Studies in the NHS

Case studies on Digital Pens

4 December 2013   More...
An update on appraisal and support available to prepare doctors for revalidation

Dr Ian Starke, Medical Director for Revalidation at The Royal College of Physicians, London gives an update on appraisal and support available to prepare doctors for revalidation, at today's Effective Clinical Director conference in London.

 

3 December 2013   More...
Norman Lamb MP Fully Speech from Psychological Therapies 2013 Parity of Esteem

Full speech from Minister Norman Lamb at last weeks Psychological Therapies Conference

3 December 2013   More...
Dr Alison Shaw gives an update on the Stop The Pressure Campaign and Compassion in Practice

Dr Alison Shaw, associate director of nursing at NHS England in the North, talked to the audience about the Stop The Pressure, campaign and Compassion in Practice.

3 December 2013   More...
Dr Chandi Vellodi, Member of the guideline development group on pressure ulcers at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence opened the Pressure Ulcers Conference

Dr Chandi Vellodi, Member of the guideline development group on pressure ulcers at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence opened the pressure Ulcers conference  

3 December 2013   More...
Tina Chambers, co-chair of the Consensus Working Group on Achieving Consenus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting at The Tissue Viability Society discussed implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting

Tina Chambers, co-chair of the Consensus Working Group on Achieving Consenus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting at The Tissue Viability Society and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Project Manager of No Needless Skin Breakdown discussed implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting.

 

3 December 2013   More...
The Ward Manager role in delivering the 6Cs and working in a supervisory capacity

Teresa Fenech Deputy Director of Quality Assurance at NHS England presented on implementing 6Cs and working in a supervisory capacity at today's Effective Ward Manager conference.

3 December 2013   More...
Vanessa McDonagh, TVS Clinical Nurse Specialist celebrating success, power training in the prevention of pressure ulcers and changing culture

Vanessa McDonagh, TVS Clinical Nurse Specialist at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, talked to the audience about celebrating success, power training in the prevention of pressure ulcers and changing culture.

3 December 2013   More...
Hamish Laing speaking on Implementing zero tolerance of Pressure Ulcers on the wards

Mr Hamish Laing, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Director of Clinical Strategy at ABM University Health Board in Wales, said he would share some of the learning from Wales on sustaining the prevention of pressure ulcers in hospitals.

3 December 2013   More...
Dr Martin McShane, Director of Long Term Conditions and Chair, IAPT Programme, NHS England

Dr Martin McShane, Director of Long Term Conditions and Chair, IAPT Programme, NHS England

29 November 2013   More...
Gregor Henderson of public health England speaks on psychological therapies and mental health well being

Gregor Henderson of public health England speaks on psychological therapies and mental health well being 

29 November 2013   More...
Results of the second round of the National Audit of Psychological Therapies launched at today's New Savoy Partnership Psychological Therapies conference.

The National Audit of Psychological Therapies (NAPT) aims to evaluate and improve the quality of treatment and care received by people with anxiety and depression in England and Wales. It is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme and it is managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement, working in close partnership with professional and service user representatives. 

28 November 2013   More...
Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health at today's Psychological Therapies in the NHS Conference

Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health NHS England at today's Psychological Therapies in the NHS Conference on how to deliver parity of care.

 

28 November 2013   More...
Improving and reducing control and restraint practice in Sheffield and implementing a ban on face down restraint.

Tony Flatley, Associate Director of Nursing and Caroline Mackay, Senior Practitioner at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust presented at today’s Practical Guide to Managing Control and Restraint conference on their experience of improving restraint practice and implementing the NICE quality statement on control and restraint.

27 November 2013   More...
Watch the CNO Summit Live Stream Here

News from CNO Summit

26 November 2013   More...
Compassion in Practice One Year On Report

New CNO report released today

26 November 2013   More...
Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings today called for further improvements in care standards and transparency and the creation of a culture of empowerment in the nursing and midwifery profession, saying: -Absolute transparency" is key

Jane Cummings will address over 450 health professionals and leaders at the annual Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit in Birmingham (26th and 27th November) - News from NHS England

26 November 2013   More...
Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing NHS England opened the 6Cs in Nursing conference today with a presentation 6Cs – National Update and the amazing journey so far.

Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing NHS England opened the 6Cs in Nursing conference today 

22 November 2013   More...
Flo Panel-Coates, Director of Nursing, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust explains the Cultural Barometer as the 6Cs conference today

Flo Panel-Coates, Director of Nursing, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust explained that the barometer is a series of statements which individuals are encouraged to read carefully, score and consider if they have influence to improve and if they should take any action.

22 November 2013   More...
The role of electronic prescribing in reducing MedicationErrors by Jonathan Sheldon

Jonathan Sheldon, Consultant Physician & Clinical Lead for ePrescribing, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses the role of prescribing in reducing Medication Errors

21 November 2013   More...
How to give feedback to junior doctors on prescribing errors

Indi Sanghera, Principal Pharmacist,Clinical Services, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust with Matthew Reynolds, Senior Technician,Research Support, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust discussed the benefits of collaboration to each party and identified what practical collaboration consists of, and identify key differences and similarities between sites. 

21 November 2013   More...
Developing the electronic discharge document in Medication Errors

Gordon Thomson, Principal Clinical Pharmacist, NHS Tayside & Faculty Member, The Scottish Patient Safety Programme presenting at the Reducing Medication Errors conference today discussed the ability to access and share reliable sources of medicines information as patients move between healthcare settings is a continuing challenge. 

21 November 2013   More...
Informatics as a critical enabler supporting pathway delivery and system change

Dr David Paynton National Clinical Lead The Centre for Commissioning, Royal College of General Practitioners at today’s Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference presenting on; Informatics as a critical enabler supporting pathway delivery and system change.

20 November 2013   More...
Better data for informed commissioning: better value in hard times: maximising health gain

Helen Crisp, Assistant Director of Research, The Health Foundation speaks at today's Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference on ‘better value in hard times: maximising health gain’

 

20 November 2013   More...
NHS England on improving data quality: national developments at today"s Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference

Dr Masood Nazir GP and Clinical Informatics Advisor NHS England gave an update on national developments for improving data quality at the Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference in London.

20 November 2013   More...
Setting up and running a successful nurse-led clinic

Alison Pottle Cardiology Nurse Consultant at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trusts gives a  step by step introduction to setting up and running a successful nurse-led clinic at today’s nurse clinics conference in London

19 November 2013   More...
National update on the 6Cs and Compassion in Practice from NHS England at Nurse Clinics 2013

Teresa Fenech Deputy Director:Quality Assurance at NHS England (North) gives an update on the 6Cs and Compassion in Practice at today's Nurse Clinics conference in London.

19 November 2013   More...
Nursing and Midwifery Council update on regulation, revalidation and appraisal at Nurse Clinics 2013

Jackie Smith Chief Executive at the NMC gives an update on regulation, revalidation and appraisal at today's Nurse Clinics 2013 conference

19 November 2013   More...
Full government response to the Francis Inquiry in to the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The government has published a full response to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis in to the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

19 November 2013   More...
Nursing themes outlined in the full government response to the Francis Inquiry into events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

The government has published a full response to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis in to the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and identifies themes for nursing from it’s 290 recommendations.

19 November 2013   More...
Patient involvement in PROMs by Chris Graham from the Picker Institute Europe

Chris Graham Director of Research and Policy Picker Institute Europe speaks on involving patients in PROMs and PROMs development.

14 November 2013   More...
Prof Nick Black Member NHS England PROMs Advisory Group discusses PROMs in England: Progress and Challenges

Nick Black Professor of Health Services Research London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Member, NHSE PROMs Advisory Group opened todays PROMs Summit with a look at the national progress and challenges.

13 November 2013   More...
Nurse Revalidation Update from Jackie Smith Chief Executive of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

News from todays nurse appraisal and revalidation conference

13 November 2013   More...

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