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This conference will bring together current and aspiring Ward Managers to understand current issues and the national context, and to develop your skills as an effective Ward Manager. The conference will open with reflections on the characteristics and qualities required for the role, 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.
“The duties of a ward manager: Several interviewees described the role as “very complex”, and were keen to note that they would be “ultimately responsible” for “pulling the ward together” in order to “provide the highest quality of effective patient care”. One respondent compared the role to that of a ship’s captain, who may only be visible to everyone at particular times but who is always working away in the background to manage the crew and bring the team together effectively… Respondents repeatedly referenced the leadership dimension of the role and how this is of importance: for staff and for patients and their families. One respondent discussed how, during the Covid pandemic, staff and patients faced new emotional challenges. The ward manager role was vital to provide leadership, enabling these challenges to be successfully met… Respondents repeatedly mentioned how central the role is to high-quality patient care… One of the key roles of a ward manager is to monitor ward and staff performance, and to ensure patient care is of a high standard.”
Findings on the role and value of ward managers, RCN Wales, 2022
The conference will focus on critical areas for effective Ward Management including 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. 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
Improve your leadership skills and empower others to lead and drive improvement on your Ward
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
Learn from established practice in monitoring quality including development of exemplar wards and ward accreditation
Improve your understanding of ward budgets and finance
Improve quality and delivering compassionate leadership and culture on your ward
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
100% of delegates attending the last conference believe it will have a positive impact on patient experience
100% of delegates attending the last conference would recommend it to a colleague
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.