Ward Manager Summit: Developing your skills as an Effective Ward Manager
Friday 8 December 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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“While the overall leadership culture of the trust is important, often it is the local ward leadership, medical as well as nursing, that is critical to achieving high-quality care.” State of Care in Acute Hospitals, Care Quality Commission, 2nd March 2017
This Summit aims to bring together current and aspiring Ward Managers to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice.
With a keynote opening address from Stacey McCann, Head of Nursing Strategy and Commissioning at NHS England the conference will open with National Update sessions looking at the developing your role as an effective Ward Manager, and understanding your role within the context of NHS England developments. The conference will then focus on critical areas for effective Ward Management including developing your leadership skills, ward manager development, improving patient experience on the ward including always events, improving communication skills at ward level including frontline management of complaints, feedback and concerns, developing ward accreditation for quality and exemplar wards, getting staffing right at ward level and managing your own ward budgets, finances and resources.
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 and Nurse Directors to develop your skills as an effective Ward Manager. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will update Ward Managers on essential issues to enable you to improve practice and leadership at a local level.
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