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Ward Accreditation for Quality

This Conference is now Closed

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“I have seen excellent ward accreditation models across the country. Where these have greatest impact, they are embedded in a culture of strong frontline leadership, positive engagement and staff support. The introduction of accreditation has in many areas served truly to empower frontline nurses and midwives – to develop and improve practice, to influence policy and to shape professional strategy – placing them at the centre of decision-making processes and enabling managers to take on facilitative leadership roles.”

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England, March 2019

“Developing a set of standards against which to measure quality of care is central to demonstrating improvement. Accreditation brings together key measures of nursing and clinical care into one overarching framework to enable a comprehensive assessment of the quality of care at ward, unit or team level. When used effectively, it can drive continuous improvement in patient outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction and staff experience at ward and unit level. With a clear direction and a structured approach, it creates the collective sense of purpose necessary to help communication, encourage ownership and achieve a robust programme to measure and influence care delivery.”

NHS Improvement March 2019

“Quality improvement is the systematic approach to improving the safety, effectiveness and experience of care. Outstanding organisations have a continuous improvement approach to services. Staff are encouraged and supported to use quality improvement methodologies to improve care and address variation. As a ward leader you may see many opportunities to improve and make changes.”

NHS Improvement 2018

This conference focuses on developing systems and processes for ward accreditation for quality.   Ward accreditation can be used as a tool to encouraging ownership of continuous quality improvement at ward level, reduce variation and increase staff pride and team working within their ward areas.  Through practical case studies of NHS Trusts that have successfully introduced ward accreditation systems the conference will provide practical guide to implementing systems, and improving staff engagement in driving improvement on the ward.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve quality through Ward Accreditation
  • Learn from outstanding practice in ward accreditation
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the selection and use of quality metrics and indicators
  • Develop your skills in empowering and supporting ward staff to meet the standards
  • Learn from the lived experience of a gold standard ward  
  • Identify key strategies for aligning Ward Accreditation with CQC Quality Ratings at ward level
  • Develop and use trust wide quality ward dashboards
  • Understand how to use real time data for patient safety and quality improvement
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

We are also holding this event on Monday 20th January 2020 at the De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Chair and Speakers Include:

Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson

Chief Nurse
Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kim O'Keeffe

Director of Nursing, Midwifery & AHP
Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

Tracey Carter

Chief Nurse
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment 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 an exhibition stand, 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
  • 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  


Contact katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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