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Effective Nursing Retention

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There has never been a more important time to focus on Nursing Retention in the NHS. With staffing at crisis point in many organisations and a backdrop of nursing strikes and the cost of living crisis it is vitally important for NHS Trusts to focus on retaining the high quality nursing workforce within their ward, directorate and organisations. This conference will support you to improve retention in your service and develop and implement an effective nursing retention strategy. Case studies will focus on practicalities and advice from NHS trusts who have improved nursing retention in their organisations.

“Staff regularly fed back to us of being overworked, exhausted and stressed, sometimes to the point of becoming ill, injured or leaving their job altogether. They say low staffing levels can affect their ability to provide safe and effective care to people.”......... “Increasing demand and pressures on staff are taking a toll on their mental health and wellbeing. Staff have told us how, without the appropriate support, this is affecting the quality of care they deliver.”

Care Quality Commission, The state of health care and adult social care in England 2022/23 October 2023

"Employers must: Design and implement retention strategies. Employers should take action to identify and tackle the issues across the diverse nursing workforce as the basis for a robust retention strategy. This should be developed in collaboration with nursing leaders including the RCN. Strategies should address barriers to retention, such as improving pay and career progression, creating safe and effective staffing levels to ensure patient safety and reduce the stressors and improve the psychological safety of nursing staff, there should also be measures to reduce the costs of accessing work, greater provision of flexible working, and improving workplace culture. All strategies must address inequity in nursing workforce experience and outcomes, including responding to the needs of staff with protected characteristics."

Valuing Nursing in the UK, RCN, February 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve nursing retention 

  • Understand current national trends and evidence 

  • Learn from outstanding practice in developing and implementing a nursing retention strategy at ward, directorate and organisational level 

  • Reflect on why nurses leave the NHS and what their needs are 

  • Ensure a supportive culture and develop your skills in compassionate leadership 

  • Understand what drives job satisfaction, experience, wellbeing and therefore retention 

  • Use data and tools to predict the employees that are at high risk of leaving and implement actionable insights to address these risks  

  • Identify key strategies for targeted interventions at different career stages and risk points 

  • Improve wellbeing and psychological safety

  • Improve career and leadership opportunities and promote flexible working 

  • Explore case studies from organisations that have improved nursing retention 

  • 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

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.

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