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Shared Governance: A Catalyst for Transformative Healthcare through Collective Leadership

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The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May’s vision for nursing and midwifery staff is to empower them to have a greater say in the decisions that affect their work and the care that their patients receive.

This conference brings together distinguished experts in the field of shared governance and offers a comprehensive and practical guide for implementing shared decision making in clinical practice. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest national updates and guidelines, evidence-based practices, and strategies to optimise organisational performance, staff, and patient outcomes within the NHS. The conference delves into the foundations of shared governance, NICE guidelines on shared decision making, strategies for empowering staff to take on active leadership roles, a step-by-step guide on implementation of shared governance, and real-world examples from NHS Foundation Trusts.

Throughout the day, there will be interactive sessions, small breakout groups, and collaborative exercises, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

“When applied between professionals the process of shared decision-making offers a non-hierarchical approach to collective leadership. This can drive forwards quality and service improvements, supporting innovation and delivering better outcomes for individuals, populations, and staff.”

NHS England

“Leaders can identify opportunities for early implementation of shared governance models including supporting identification of key sponsors, supporters and stakeholders as well as identifying who will be the relevant senior support within an organisation. They can consider how shared governance and professional decision-making aligns with an organisation’s strategies, values, and behaviours and how each may influence the other and help foster a culture of accountability”

NHS Employers

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve shared governance within the NHS

  • Learn about the latest updates on evidence-based practices and national guidelines to improve staff and patient outcomes through shared decision making

  • Gain insights from shared governance expert experiences and develop strategies for fostering trust and transparency in healthcare

  • Understand the fundamentals of shared governance, including its definition, historical evolution, and key principles

  • Implement effective strategies for encouraging staff involvement in decision making

  • Apply interactive case studies to enhance practical understanding and application of shared governance models

  • Learn how to train staff to take on active roles in shared governance

  • Learn how to establish a shared governance council or committee

  • Launch staff projects and track key performance indicators

  • Learn about the shared governance initiatives at other NHS Foundation Trusts

  • Discover how these trusts have achieved local accreditation and Magnet recognition

  • This conference 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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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