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News and updates from today's Nurse Clinics conference

Conference chair, Dr Richard Hatchett Author ‘Nurse Led Clinic: Practice Issues’ opens today's conference by discussing the value of nurse led clinics and the existing evidence to support the value of nurse led clinics.

Dr Hatchett's biography: Richard Hatchett is the Senior Nurse Editor for RCNi, the publishing house of the Royal College of Nursing - which produces 11 journals, including Nursing Standard and the online platform 'RCNi Learning'. He is an intensive and cardiac nurse by background, and is the former Head of Education and Standards at the NMC and Deputy Head of the Royal Marsden Hospital School. His edited book Nurse-led Clinics: Practice Issues (Routledge) was originally based on MSc research on the emergence of this important form of healthcare delivery. 

Wendy Preston Head of Nursing Practice The Royal College of Nursing, continues with a keynote opening address on 'The future of advanced nursing practice' covering: • where is the standard for specialist practice and advanced roles • implications for nurses running clinics • looking ahead

Wendy discussed the RCN definition of advanced practice and the development of RCN Credentialling, and implications of nurses leading clinics. Wendy discussed her role as a Nurse Consultant in an ambulatory care unit and her journey to advanced practice. Wendy went on to discuss the RCN pillars of advanced practice - clinical, management/leadership, education and research. Wendy discussed the criteria for the credential. Wendy said they have had just over 100 people who have already gone through the credentialing process. Wendy said "we will continue to work with the NMC in the future". 

Wendy's biography: Head of Nursing Practice at the RCN:  Since qualifying as RGN in 1992 Wendy has continued studies, achieving MSc in Respiratory Care with post graduate certificates in prescribing and higher education and practices clinically as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Honorary Respiratory Nurse Consultant.
Previous teams include Nursing Times ‘Team of the Year’ 2014 (acute medical unit/ ambulatory care) and Senior Lecturer at Coventry University. She is involved with policy and clinical practice leadership at a national and international level and co-edited a respiratory book published in 2016. Her work was acknowledged in 2014 by being recognised as an HSJ Rising Star. Wendy is the current Chair of ARNS and a board member of ERNA & ESNO. 

Prof Helen Young Exec Director of Patient Care and Chief Nurse South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust delivers the closing address on 'Sustainability of your nurse led clinic: Culture, Strategy and Leadership' covering:• what are the threats to the sustainability of your nurse led clinic? • understanding workplace culture and the impact it has on developing services and practice • identifying how leadership and skilled facilitation can sustain the development of nurse led services and care delivery • understanding where your service fits within the organisation’s strategy and plans • feeling empowered? What you should take into practice tomorrow.

Prof Young's biography: After training as a nurse at Westminster Hospital in London, Helen held Sisters posts in Surgery and Critical Care and Medicine before setting up a Nurse Led Development Unit with Leeds University. She is passionate about developing nursing practice, education and leadership and completed her Masters in Education. 

She has held posts as Head of Practice Development and Education in Guys and St Thomas and then Chelsea and Westminster as well as Deputy Chief Nurse and Chief Nurse positions in a number of large acute Trusts, including East Kent, Conwy & Denbighshire, Croydon University Hospitals Trust, Oxford University Hospitals Trust, Kings College Hospital FT, as well as six years in a national role as Clinical Director and Chief Nurse for NHS Direct.

Having recently been Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer at Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, she has now moved in to a joint Trust role for Birmingham Women’s and Birmingham Children’s FT’s, as Director of Maternity & New-born Transformation
 


20 November 2017

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