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Improving Wellbeing & Mental Health in Nursing & Supporting Nurses in Difficulty

Wednesday 3 Feb 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

How can we better support nurses through Covid-19?

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Nursing in the NHS is under pressure, a third of nurses in the NHS have considered leaving their role in the past year. When difficulties or concerns arise it is essential that nurses are supported in a positive way. This conference focuses on improving mental health and wellbeing in nursing, and supporting nurses experiencing difficulty or concerns at work.

“It is crucial that the NHS staff working tirelessly to protect the health of the nation throughout this pandemic are given the support they deserve.”

Claire Murdoch, NHS National Mental Health Director, 20th October 2020

“Even before Covid-19, nurses have had to contend with highly stressful jobs leading to high rates of mental illness. Nurses work in a range of settings, with high levels of individual responsibility and are often the primary contact for the patient and relatives, coordinating care and providing compassion at difficult times. Many nurses report high levels of stress and almost one quarter of sickness absence for nursing staff is due to anxiety, stress, depression, or other psychiatric illness. The level of suicidality in nurses is also estimated to be around 23% higher than the national average, with female nurses particularly affected.”

NHS Practitioner Health Service 2020

Through national updates, lived experience and case studies the conference will provide you with practical advice to enable you to better support nurses through the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference will highlight developments in supporting nurses through physical and mental health concerns, complaints, performance concerns, stress and fitness to practice.  There will also be an update on your role and responsibility with regard to the revised NMC fitness to practise procedures which put more emphasis on local resolution. 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand how you can better support nurses working under pressure during Covid-19
  • Network with colleagues who are working to support nurses in difficulty due to mental health concerns and stress, complaints & concerns, stress, or physical health issues
  • Reflect on national developments including understanding the implications of the new NMC fitness to practise process
  • Learn from outstanding practice in supporting nurses in difficulty and improving wellbeing and resilience
  • Learn from the lived experience of nurses who have experienced mental health issues
  • Support positive mental health in nursing: changing the culture
  • Improve practice to better support nurses from BAME backgrounds during Covid-19
  • When concerns arise under fitness to practise understand what can be managed at a local level and what needs to go to the NMC
  • Explore contextual factors surrounding mistakes and concerns at each stage of decision-making process
  • Develop your skills in supporting nurses who have a physical or mental health issue including work related stress
  • Identify key strategies for developmental support and mentoring
  • Develop your skills in investigating performance concerns or complaints in a supportive way whilst ensuring patient safety and adherence to disciplinary and legal aspects of any investigation
  • Self-assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Virtual Attendance

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

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(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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