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Developing your skills as an Effective Ward Manager

Monday 28 Sep 2020

VIRTUAL, Online

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This conference aims to bring together current and aspiring Ward Managers to understand current issues and the national context, and to develop your skills as a current or aspiring Ward Manager. The conference will open with reflections on the characteristics and qualities of an effective Ward Manager, and understanding your role within quality and specifically meeting the CQC Quality Ratings at Ward level. The conference will include a look at the challenges and issues of COVID-19 for Ward Managers. The conference will then focus on critical areas for effective Ward Management including developing an extended interactive session focusing on leading and driving improvement on your ward, developing ward accreditation for quality and exemplar wards, supporting Nurses in Difficulty and managing performance concerns – updating you on the new NMC fitness to practise procedures, understanding how ward rounds can be used to improve both staff wellbeing and patient care, supporting vulnerable patients on your ward and reflecting on the day to day life of a Ward Manager including tips for aspiring Ward Managers.

“Ward Managers are the most pivotal role in our organizations. We need to help prepare, support, coach & grow these leaders”

Prof Nancy Fontaine

“The ward leader’s role is recognised as pivotal in managing clinical services, improving patient outcomes and effective teamworking.”

NHS Improvement 

“While the overall leadership culture of the trust is important, often it is the local ward leadership, medical as well as nursing, that is critical to achieving high-quality care.”

State of Care in Acute Hospitals, Care Quality Commission

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


This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with Ward Managers, Aspiring Ward Managers and those who support them
  • Understand the national context including the CQC role in Ward Inspection and National Nursing developments
  • Develop your skills as an Effective Ward Manager
  • Learn from experienced Ward Managers about how they handle difficult issues, manage workload and work life balance and improve the way they work
  • Understand the role of the Ward Manager in supporting Nurses in difficulty or experiencing performance concerns in line with the new NMC Fitness to Practise procedures
  • Improve your leadership skills and empower others to lead and drive improvement on your Ward
  • Learn from established practice in managing and monitoring quality including the development of exemplar wards and ward accreditation
  • Improve your understanding of ward budgets and finance 
  • Develop your local strategy to improve support for vulnerable patients on the ward
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Terri Salt

Inspection Manager
Care Quality Commission

Christine McKenzie

Professional Executive Lead Nurse
Royal College of Nursing

Mr Fausto Felice

Head of Strategic Change
Nursing & Midwifery Council

Virtual Training

Our online virtual training courses include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Enquire
Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience on-site and virtually 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities

£365.00

(£438.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£300.00

(£360.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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