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Ward Accreditation for Quality

Thu, 2 May 2024

TheStudio, Birmingham

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This conference focuses on developing and accelerating locally driven ward & unit accreditation programmes for quality. These approaches can be used as a tool to encouraging ownership of continuous quality improvement at ward, unit or service level, reduce variation and increase staff pride and team working within their practise. Through practical case studies of organisations that have successfully introduced locally driven ward and unit accreditation systems the conference will provide practical guide to implementing systems, and improving staff engagement in driving forwards improvement for the benefit of patients, service users and communities.

“As more NHS trusts devise their ward accreditation programmes the impact on Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings will be of interest to determine whether there is a correlation between having an accreditation programme and the quality of care delivered to patients.. The CQC (2021) has launched a new strategy, promising to move away from the traditional burdensome inspection model to a continuous cycle of monitoring using tools such as accreditation to inform their measurements. The strategy makes a commitment to publish new information about quality, use a clear definition of quality and define safety. What is the driver behind ward accreditation? Is it to motivate improvement or is it to provide assurance or can it, in fact, be both?”

Does quality matter to you? Ward accreditation and improving patient care, British Journal of Nursing February 2022 M Hope

“I see ward and unit accreditation as having huge potential to enable nursing and midwifery led improvement and sharing of learning and good practice. I am delighted to see momentum gathering behind this approach”

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve quality through locally driven ward and unit accreditation

  • Learn from outstanding practice in ward and unit accreditation

  • Ensuring confidence in your accreditation system and learning from others that have successfully developed programmes

  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the challenges of Covid-19

  • 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’ service

  • Identify key strategies for aligning accreditation with regulatory inspections such as CQC Quality Ratings.

  • Development and use of organisational wide quality and safety dashboards

  • Understand how to use real time data to improve safety and drive forwards quality improvement

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Networking Group: Share your experiences and challenges as a Ward Manager/Sister, Charge Nurse or Senior Nurse and support each other by joining the Ward Manager Networking group

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 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 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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue


TheStudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

thestudio is located about 50 yards up Cannon Street (from New Street) on the right or 50 yards down from House of Fraser on the left.<


There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just three minute walk from thestudio.


There are several car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend either NCP High Street, or NCP Londonderry House both around five minutes walk away. The postcode for satnav is B4 7LN and B4 7LX. The Mailbox car park is also only a 10 minute walk.

Venue Map

Fee Options

NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


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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