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Developing your skills as an Effective Ward Manager

Friday 15 Jul 2022

VIRTUAL, Online

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This conference aims to bring together current and aspiring Ward Managers to understand current issues and the national context, and to develop your skills as a current or aspiring Ward Manager. The conference will open with reflections on the characteristics and qualities of an effective Ward Manager, and understanding your role within quality and specifically meeting the CQC Quality Ratings at Ward level. The conference will include a look at the challenges and issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic for Ward Managers.  

“ Nursing and midwifery professionals have played and continue to play a critical role in the Covid-19 response… Responding to Covid-19 has often required rapid changes in order to meet demand, while ensuring the care we provide continues to be of high quality.”

NHSE 2020 

The conference will then focus on critical areas for effective Ward Management including developing an extended interactive session focusing on leading and driving improvement on your ward, developing ward accreditation for quality and exemplar wards, supporting Nurses in Difficulty and managing performance concerns – updating you on the new NMC fitness to practise procedures, understanding how ward rounds can be used to improve both staff wellbeing and patient care, supporting vulnerable patients on your ward and reflecting on the day to day life of a Ward Manager including tips for aspiring Ward Managers. 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, Nurse Directors & National Experts to develop your skills as an effective Ward Manager.

This conference is suitable for current and aspiring Ward Managers/Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses and Senior Nurses.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with Ward Managers, Aspiring Ward Managers and those who support them
  • Examine the Ward Managers role during Covid-19
  • Learn from a lived experience of a Ward Manager
  • Understand the national context including the CQC role in Ward Inspection and National Nursing developments
  • Develop your skills as an Effective Ward Manager
  • Learn from experienced Ward Managers about how they handle difficult issues, manage workload and work life balance and improve methods
  • Understand the role of the Ward Manager in supporting Nurses in difficulty or experiencing performance concerns in line with the new NMC
  • Fitness to Practise procedures
  • Improve your leadership skills and empower others to lead and drive improvement on your Ward
  • Learn from established practice in monitoring quality including development of exemplar wards and ward accreditation
  • Improve your understanding of ward budgets and finance
  • Develop your local strategy to improve support for vulnerable patients on the ward
  • 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

Networking Group: Share your experiences and challenges as a Ward Manager/Sister, Charge Nurse or Senior Nurse and support each other by joining the Ward Manager Networking group

Chair & Speakers Include:

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

David Bailey

Independent Healthcare Finance Consultant and Author
‘The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide’

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  

Enquire

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

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

Virtual Training

£295.00

(£354.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

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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