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Chair’s Welcome & Introduction
Paul Rafferty,
Head of Nursing, Out of Hospital Care, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Paul is Head of Nursing for Out of Hospital Care at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.  This is an integrated Foundation Trust that has a good CQC rating and is on a journey to Outstanding.  He has a first class honours degree and successfully achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Advancing Quality, Safety and Governance in Health and Social Care. Paul is actively involved in National work-streams, working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council advising their Executive via the Professional Strategic Advisory Group. He is also a member of the national strategy group for reducing pressure ulcers which is being led by NHS Improvement.  Paul has recently started studying the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme which is a MSc in Healthcare Leadership course via the NHS Leadership Academy.  He frequently coaches and develops junior staff into senior roles.  Outside of work Paul is a huge rugby union fan and enjoys downtime in his campervan around the UK to help keep himself resilient and recharged.
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Developing your skills as an effective Ward Manager
Catherine Pelley, Chief Nurse and Director of Governance, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Catherine has over 32 years NHS experience after starting as a student nurse at The Hillingdon Hospital. Her general nursing career was predominantly in the care of older people including time as a ward sister on an acute assessment ward.  Following this Catherine decided to become a Health Visitor, completing the first Health Visitor degree course at Brunel University.
In recent years Catherine has worked at HPFT in a role focusing on patient safety and quality. As a non-mental health professional Catherine has stepped out of her comfort zone to take this role but is loving the opportunity to make a real difference. Catherine has worked with NHS Improvement as a nurse fellow developing resources to support ward sisters and team leaders across England. The ward leader handbook was published in October 2018. Catherine is currently the Chief Nurse at The Homerton University Foundation Trust in Hackney. Catherine has been awarded the honour of becoming a Queens Nurse.

Leading and driving improvement on your Ward
Joan Pons Laplana,
Transformation Nurse, James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract
We have a Worldwide Crisis. The shortage of Nursing keeps growing. We need a stronger leadership to change the direction of our profession. We need rebels, positive disruptors, dissenters, and mavericks in health and care because these are the people who are willing to connect with others and to lead, to inspire others to do things differently.  As a collective we need to change the perceptions that our society have from Nursing. Our profession has evolved significantly since Florence Nightingale, but our image still stuck in last century. We need connections not only because being a lone activist is lonely, but it is those connections that help transform an individual’s actions into a movement for change. As Harvard academic Marshall Ganz suggests it is public narrative – the sharing of our stories, what motivates us, our ‘why’, our journeys to where we are now – that leads to collective action. We are the biggest healthcare workforce but often we are ignored. We need to realise our power: aspirations become actions, and actions become outcomes. We need to ROAR. Anyone can inspire change and make a difference – you don’t need specific qualifications, or a particular job role. It is the power of ‘we’ that can truly transform. Can you be the next Nurse Leader? Can anyone be a leader?
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Developing the Role of the Nursing Associate
Monday 20 May 2019, London

Return to Practice: Encouraging and Supporting Nurses & Midwives to Return to Practice
Monday 10 June 2019, London

Handling Concerns about Fitness to Practise: Managing Complaints and Concerns about Nurses & Midwives, and supporting Nurses & Midwives in Difficulty
Friday 21 June 2019, London

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