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Susan Aitkenhead, Director of Nursing, Professional Development, NHS England (CONFIRMED)

  • Demonstrating the nursing profession’s key part in the transformational change under the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Understanding how nursing, midwifery and care staff, whatever their role, wherever they work can all lead change to improve patient outcomes, experiences and use of resources
  • Using the principles of Leading Change, Adding Value as business as usual
  • Considering future opportunities for the profession at a time of change

Susan Aitkenhead, Director of Nursing, Professional Development, NHS England (CONFIRMED)

  • Assessing long-term patient demand and outlining how the HEE Health and Care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 will guide needs within the nursing sector
  • Understanding how staff flexibility, diverse skill mixes and multiple entry routes into nursing can be developed to deliver enhanced person-centred care
  • Sharing insights on the HEE review into staff mental wellbeing to support improved workplace satisfaction, mental health and retention
  • Evaluating the core findings from the Nursing Associate pilots led by HEE and analysing the future of new routes into nursing to meet nursing skills gaps

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Chief Nurse, Health Education England (CONFIRMED)

Join nursing leaders at the forefront of integrating health and social care services through nursing provision

  • Exploring how to deliver an effective place-based approach to nursing to ensure health and social care systems meet the demand within the local population
  • Sharing practical lessons from new models of care and NHS Vanguards which have transformed nursing provision to focus on long term health and prevention
  • Understanding how nursing leaders can unlock opportunities for collaboration between primary, acute and community settings
  • Developing a system-wide approach to deployment of nursing staff and skills

Carolyn Morrice, Chief Nurse, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (CONFIRMED)
Elizabeth Clarson, Lead for Integrated Care Pathway for Faecal Incontinence, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (CONFIRMED)
Sharon Basson, Head of Nursing (Integrated Services), West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)
Joanne Crewe, Director of Quality and Governance Executive Nurse, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG (invited)
Jacqui Burrow, Director of Nursing Integrated Care, Salford Royal Foundation Trust (invited)

  • Sharing lessons in the development of the Nursing Associate role across key test sites and how the training and skill programmes were implemented
  • Assessing how to work effectively in partnership with universities to ensure learning aligns with the role successfully
  • Exploring how to effectively deploy nursing associates to ensure teams with skill mixes allowing registered nurses to lead on care delivery
  • Gaining practical insights into how nursing associates can be developed to bridge the gap between health and social care settings
  • Evaluating common challenges identified in the test programmes and the future of the nursing associate role

Beverley Murphy, Director of Nursing, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)
Ian Costello, Trainee Nursing Associate and Recipient of 2018 Hertfordshire Dean's Award, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)
Jackie Kelly, Dean of the School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire (CONFIRMED)
Avril Devaney, Director of Nursing, Therapies and Patient Participation, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (invited)

  • Exploring the NMC’s new Standards of Proficiency and Framework for Nursing and Midwifery Education in operation from 2019
  • Understanding evolving health and care needs and the role of prevention and long term care planning in the proficiency requirements of nurses
  • Outlining the findings from the Nursing Associates training programme and assessing how the first registered Nursing Associates will be regulated from 2019
  • Assessing common challenges in nursing revalidation and exploring the role of employers in supporting progression and professional development for nurses
  • Evaluating the future of nursing regulation in meeting evolving demand and new settings for care

Geraldine Walters CBE, Director of Education, Standards and Policy, Nursing and Midwifery Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Exploring the future of nursing recruitment and retention post- Brexit
  • Assessing solutions in addressing high levels of nursing vacancies and reduced levels of nursing students
  • Understanding how all services can ensure effective and skilled staffing to ensure patient safety
  • Analysing the role of successful workforce planning to ensure nursing provision meets the demand for care within primary, acute and community settings
  • Evaluating future solutions to support sustainability in the nursing workforce with the development of service integration and transformed workforce deployment strategies

Dr Stephanie Aiken, Deputy Director of Nursing, Royal College of Nursing (CONFIRMED)

* Please note that the final afternoon sessions will be split into two breakout streams for Acute Nursing and Primary and Community Nursing

*programme subject to change