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  • 28th Sept
  • 29th Sept
9:00 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Louise Barriball
Louise Barriball
Professor of Nursing Education
King's College London
Confirmed
9:15 am
APPG for Health Keynote

In this session, Dr Lisa Cameron MP will discuss the impact of the Covid-19 on the nursing workforce, and the role of the Government in effectively supporting nurses.

This session will discuss:

  • The importance of the role that the nursing workforce plays
  • Improving access to Learning Disability Nurses
  • Updates on the work and priorities of the APPG for Health

This session will include time for Q&A.

Dr Lisa Cameron MP
Dr Lisa Cameron MP
Chair
APPG for Health
Confirmed
10:15 am
RCN Keynote: Evolving the Nursing Workforce to Clear the Covid-19 Backlog

In this session, Wendy will discuss the importance of building the nursing workforce in order to tackle the Covid-19 backlog.

This session will include time for Q&A.

Wendy Preston
Wendy Preston
Head of Nursing Practice
Royal College of Nursing
Confirmed
10:45 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Effectively Supporting the Wellbeing of Nursing Staff
  • Examining the impact of Covid-19 on mental health and burnout in the NHS, and reflecting on the effectiveness of different responses to stress caused by the pandemic
  • Discussing best practice strategies for supporting staff to develop resilience to stress and burnout
  • Highlighting how the NHS People Plan’s aspirations would improve staff wellbeing
Sarah White
Sarah White
Senior Policy Officer
NHS Providers
Confirmed
Stuart Tuckwood
Stuart Tuckwood
National Officer for Nursing
UNISON
Confirmed
John Orchard
John Orchard
CEO
Cavell Nurses' Trust
Confirmed
Deepa Korea
Deepa Korea
Director
RCN Foundation
Confirmed
11:40 am
CQC Keynote: Safe Staffing for Nurses

In this session, Carolyn Jenkinson will discuss the CQC’s expectations around safe staffing, including the importance of matching staffing levels to patients’ needs, skill-mix, and numbers.

Carolyn Jenkinson
Carolyn Jenkinson
Head of Hospital Inspection
CQC
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Workshop: Effectively Supporting Newly Qualified Nursing Graduates

Recently qualified nursing graduates require on the job training and support before they are able to fully contribute to the running of wards. Bringing recent nursing graduates up to speed as quickly as possible allows you to reduce the pressure on existing staff, and allows them to contribute effectively sooner. This session will take a closer look at what you need to do to provide these graduates with the training and support they require.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know what effective training and support programmes for newly qualified graduate nurses look like and how to design and implement them
  • Understand how to adapt training and support to reflect the individual needs of recently qualified nurses
  • Develop your ability to upskill recent graduates and fully integrate them into your workforce
Colonel David Bates
Colonel David Bates
Chair - Education and Professional Development Committee
Company of Nurses
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Chair's Closing Address
Louise Barriball
Louise Barriball
Professor of Nursing Education
King's College London
Confirmed
9:00 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Louise Barriball
Louise Barriball
Professor of Nursing Education
King's College London
Confirmed
9:45 am
NHS Employers Keynote: The Future of the Nursing Profession
  • Discussing the  the implementation of modernising healthcare science careers
  • Examining how recruitment and employment practices are evolving, and upcoming changes for employers
  • Highlighting the importance of values driven recruitment when meeting workforce demands
Caroline Waterfield
Caroline Waterfield
Director of Development and Employment
NHS Employers
Confirmed
10:15 am
Keynote: Driving Quality Improvement by Building Nursing and Midwifery Capacity and Capability

In this session, Lucy will discuss the Florence Nightingale Foundation’s quality improvement projects, including the importance of effective leadership development for nurses and midwives, and best practice for embedding research into practice.

This session will include time for Q&A.

Lucy Brown
Lucy Brown
Director of Nursing
The Florence Nightingale Foundation
Confirmed
10:45 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Recruiting & Retaining Nursing Staff
  • Discussing best practice for attracting people to the nursing profession, and pathways into the nursing profession
  • Examining rates of nursing staff leaving the NHS and the causes for staff moving on
  • Sharing best practice for “what works” to improve staff retention
Billy Palmer
Billy Palmer
Senior Fellow
The Nuffield Trust
Confirmed
Lucy Hunte
Lucy Hunte
National Programme Manager – Apprenticeships
Health Education England
Confirmed
Graham Woodham
Graham Woodham
Head of Regulated Professional Workforce
Skills for Care
Confirmed
Ann French
Ann French
Associate Dean (Marketing and Recruitment)
Teesside University
Confirmed
11:40 am
Case Study: Building a Collaborative Staff Bank in the North West

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (STHK), the Lead Employer in the North West of England had a vision for the region’s temporary workforce – the ability to book shifts through systems that enable workers to pick up shifts quickly and easily, whilst ensuring the most efficient and effective system was in place to satisfy financial and governance requirements.

By facilitating increased collaboration between Trusts and transforming segmented staffing pools, the main objective was to provide clinicians with a choice in how they work shifts and are paid in line with the ambitions set out in the NHS People Plan. The digital staff bank, enables over 5,500 clinicians to work shifts across 18 Trusts, promoting worker flexibility and acting as a secondary staffing pool for employers.

This session will discuss:

  • How the digital staff bank was established in a way that maintained visibility over all workers and robust financial and governance oversight
  • The impact of the staff bank on shift fill rates and agency spend
  • How the staff bank was integrated with existing workforce planning practices
Claire Scrafton
Claire Scrafton
Deputy Director of Human Resources & Governance
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Case Study: Building Mental Fitness in Staff at Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust

Mental health has overtaken back injuries as the principal cause of sickness absence, costing the NHS £371.2m annually. In response to this, Newcastle NHSFT have launched a pilot scheme, embedding Mental Fitness training into formal pathways including onboarding journeys and education. There has been 100% participation in the training, with 91% of users providing positive feedback to the training.

This session will discuss:

  • Best practice for embedding mental fitness training in existing programmes
  • The impact on sickness absence of expanded focus on mental fitness and resilience
  • How the Trust plans to expand Mental Fitness training into existing CPD pathways throughout the hospital
Newcastle NHSFT Representative
Newcastle NHSFT Representative
Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
Nick Bennett
Nick Bennett
Co-Founder
Fika
Confirmed
12:40 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Louise Barriball
Louise Barriball
Professor of Nursing Education
King's College London
Confirmed