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A Practical Guide to Developing your skills as an Effective Nurse, Midwifery and AHP Director

Thursday 4 Nov 2021


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Find out more about virtual attendance

This Virtual Conference will  bring together current and aspiring Nurse Directors together to understand current issues and the national context, including leading through Covid-19,  and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice.

Following National Update sessions the conference will include extended masterclasses focusing on developing your leadership skills and competence as a current or aspiring nurse director, leading quality improvement and managing patient concerns and improving patient experience. Throughout the day sessions will look at preparing for a role as a Nurse Director, and learning from experienced nurse directors on how to manage the complexities of the role whilst remaining visible to staff and patients. The conference will conclude with an extended masterclass with small interactive breakout groups focusing on difficult issues for nurse directors such as sustaining work life balance, managing nurses in difficult or experiencing performance concerns, leading and motivating through difficult times such as CQC inspection, negative press or trust mergers, and changing the culture of the organization.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with current and aspiring Nurse Directors and Chief Nurses
  • Learn from outstanding practice and experienced Nurse Directors to develop your skills as a current or aspiring Nurse Director
  • Reflect on national and European developments and learning
  • Improve the way you support Nurses during and beyond Covid-19
  • Developing your leadership skills and competence
  • Understand the important capabilities for Nurse Directors in the boardroom and areas in which the Nurse Director can play a key role as a board member
  • Reflect on how you can better manager your work/life balance and the demands of the role
  • Ensure visibility, nursing engagement and Quality
  • Understand they key challenges and difficult issue for Nurse Directors
  • Identify key strategies for career development
  • Gain advice and tips for aspiring Nurse Directors in planning for the role
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair & Speakers Include:

Professor Nancy Fontatine

Chief Nurse
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Wendy Preston

Head of Nursing Practice
Royal College of Nursing

Professor Helen Young

SRO, NHS 111 Covid Response Services; & Executive Director of Patient Care and Service Transformation/Chief Nurse South Central Ambulance NHS Trust

Rachel Wakefield

Deputy Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professions & Quality, Regional Chief AHP
NHSE&I (East of England)

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

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

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(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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