Role of the Nursing Associate in Practice
With the first wave of nursing associates in training programmes across 11 test sites, come together with other NHS colleagues to hear lessons learnt and best practice advice to ensure your trainees are supported and effective in their role once they qualify. You will get an update on the qualification and regulation status, learn how to achieve a balanced service, develop education for nursing associates and further your knowledge of their function in improving patient experience.
Whether your organisation already has nursing associate training programme or is looking to adopt the new role, this NHS conference will provide you with all the knowledge and practical advice you need. . You will hear from the Nursing Associates, Directors of Nursing, Lecturers and Professors who are trail-blazing nursing associates. This essential day will keep you one step ahead when developing the role and education programme in your organisation.
By focusing on practical guidance to enable tangible change, you will leave this NHS conference ready to:
- Optimise the role of the nursing associate
- Upskill other staff to work effectively alongside the new function
- Develop a supportive training programme
- Revitalise the role of the support worker
- Tackle placements and legalities
- Utilise past patients to improve the experience
- Create an effective workforce
- Benchmark your education curriculum
This specialised NHS course has been developed to help your team develop and deliver effective training and education for trainee Nursing Associates. This conference will fulfil the professional needs of:
- Directors of Nursing and Education
- Lecturers and Professors
- Senior and Lead Nurses and Educational Facilitators
- Ward Managers, Matrons and Sister
- Training Nursing Associates
Have you considered sponsoring or exhibiting at this day? If you join us in 2017, you will be able to talk directly to this Nursing Associate audience, build familiarity and take away leads.
If you belong to an association or network that is related to Nursing Associates, SBK would welcome working with you. We can offer your members or network a discounted rate and a link with your website here.
Please email Nichola.firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
|9.00||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.30||Chair’s opening remarks and introductions |
Kenye Karemo, Deputy to Chief Nurse, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust
Qualification and regulation
|9.50||Regulation of the nursing associate role: when will they be registered healthcare professionals?|
National update on the process of regulation and registration of the nursing associate function
Insight into the qualification of nursing associates: what will the position look like?
A look to the future: what’s next for the nursing associate job?
Emma Westcott, Assistant Director for Strategy and Insight, Nursing and Midwifery Council
Achieving the balance
|10.30||Case study: The trail-blazers 9 months into their journey: implementing and adapting to the new role|
Exploring the lessons learnt and shared experiences from those underway in the first pilot nursing associates
Overcoming the challenges of securing placements: engaging with legal services and achieving the balance of close to, away from, and at home care
Measuring the outcomes: personal growth, pathway into nursing and a more holistic view
Sarah Connor, Associate Director of Nursing - Practice Development & Clinical Support, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Developing the education
|11.30||How the nursing associate programme works in practice: from academic to holistic education |
Establishing what your programme will provide: embracing the individual make up in services
Facilitating the educational needs for the nurse associate programme
How education can ensure nursing associates are ready, willing and able to deliver necessary high quality care
Annabel Coulson, Programme Leader and Practice Learning Lead, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
|12.10||Discussion and Q&A session with the morning speakers|
Improving patient experience
|1.40||Creating a person centred role: building the programme and implementing lived experience connectors |
Exploring how the programme was built and the ideals it is centred around
The role of the lived experience connectors: benefits and challenges of this role and how it works
Lessons learnt: what would be done differently and the challenges that can be avoided
Katie Mansfield-Loynes, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester
Debbi Howard, Head of Education, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust
Integrating nursing associates
|2.20||Improving your workforce culture for the implementation of the new role into the nursing family|
Preparing for the role of a new associate: from idea to implementation with the trust
Where the nursing associates are now and where are they headed?
Lessons learnt from a first wave site: what has worked well and what would be done differently
Progression and development
|3.20||Trainee nursing associates experiences to-date and their view on what the future will hold |
Shared journey from nursing associates from at home, close to home and hospital placements
How will the role develop? Exploring career progression and personal growth within the role
A look to the future: development plans for the second half of the training
Debbie Jurasz, Assistant Director of Workforce Development, Barts Health NHS Trust
|4.00||Discussion and Q&A session with the afternoon speakers|
|4.20||Close of day|
Share your challenges and hear best practice advice with:
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- NHS or Public Sector for one place £399 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for two or three places (each) £299 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for four places (each) £279 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation for one place £699 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation two or three places (each) £599 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation four or more places (each) £579 + VAT
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- Bed & Breakfast accommodation for Tuesday 14th November 2017 at Hotel ibis Cambridge Central Station, 2 Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA : £110 + VAT (subject to availability. Lower rates may be found by booking directly with on-line accommodation website)
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Hilton Cambridge City Centre
20 Downing St, Cambridge, CB2 3DT, Tel: 01223 464491.
Centrally located, the Hilton Cambridge City Centre hotel is a mile from the train station. On-site parking is available on a first come first served basis (they have 70 spaces) and is charged at £15 per day. There are also over 500 spaces is the Grand Arcade car park.
Travel is not included in the conference fee. It is the responsibility of each delegate to make their way to the conference venue in adequate time. The conference organisers are not liable for any delays or non-attendance resulting from delayed or suspended transportation.
A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received in writing 28 days before the date of the event (less £90 administration charge). Notice of cancellation must be received in writing and submitted by contacting us here. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. You are still entitled to conference documentation in the event of cancellation.
Substitutions & Name Changes
Substitutions for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time. To inform us of a name change, please contact us here. It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the venue, content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the conference format will not constitute a reason to refund the conference fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.
Certification of Attendance
A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.
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