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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 … I strongly support this approach.”

Ruth May Chief Nursing Officer for England 2019

“Trusts that have implemented successful accreditation programmes report several key benefits from doing so. These are: • Reduces unwarranted variation by providing an evidence-based, standardised approach to supporting the delivery of care and improving quality. It standardises practice in key processes: for example, patient discharge, patient observations, staffing, risk assessments for patients, audits. • Increases staff engagement, encourages team working and improves staff morale, leading to reduced turnover, sickness and reliance on temporary staff. • Helps nurses, midwives and care staff understand what the expected standards are at ward and unit level by providing a clear set of standards and a measure of how well a ward or unit is delivering quality care. • Provides ward-toboard assurance on the quality of care and demonstrates compliance with fundamental standards which enables preparedness for external inspections. • Creates a platform for continuous improvement in patient safety and patient experience, and encourages staff engagement in local quality improvement projects. • Improves accountability and encourages shared governance by enabling a focus on the key risks associated with the delivery of care as well as by identifying excellent practice. • Provides a platform for shared learning so that wards and units can learn from each other and disseminate excellent practice. • Creates a culture of pride and accomplishment and supports collective leadership, personal and professional development.”

NHS Improvement 2019

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 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 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

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events 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

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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