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Effective Ward Manager

Monday 16 March 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Ward Manager

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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 and Nurse Directors to develop your skills as an effective Ward Manager. The conference will update delegates on key issues facing Ward Managers in practice including changes to the Ward Manager role. 

The conference will open with a session from the Care Quality Commission looking at the new inspection process at Ward Level and what ‘Well-Led’ looks like in terms of the Ward Manager role. Using case studies from trusts that have been through the inspection process the session will demonstrate what a good ward looks like from the CQC perspective.  The CQC stated in October 2014 that “ We examine the leadership of individual services, and the leadership on the wards” , they also highlighted the importance of inspecting at ward level to identify variation within an organisation stating that “This was particularly noticeable where one or two of the medical wards (especially in care of the elderly wards and on ‘escalation’ wards) were poor – what we call ‘worry wards’ – while others were good.”  State of Care Report http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/state-of-care-201314-full-report-1.1.pdf 

The conference will look at improving, and accrediting the quality of care on your ward and also developing your leadership skills as a ward manager to support you in preparing for ward level CQC inspection.  Sessions will focus on improving the patient experience on your ward including implementing ‘Always Events’, improving safety on the ward, delivering ward accreditation, care and compassion and effective staffing and skillmix. 

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