Strategies for Improving your Neonatal Nursing Workforce
This networking driven NHS conference will focus on national standards and quality, incorporating ANNPs and non-registered nurses into your service, improving recruitment and retention of both nursing and medical staff and inspiring and motivating effective workforce improvements. When workforce is increasingly under pressure to make changes through implementing creative solutions to your challenges, utilise this unique networking opportunity to discuss new ideas for improving quality of care.
This motivational day will provide you and your team with the ideal opportunity to identify new ideas, reflect, reassess and reinforce your current workforce improvement plans. Gain new ideas and discuss how to overcome your obstacles through unique networking and benchmarking sessions.
Return to your workplace equipped with the knowledge to drive forward your staff and improve the quality of care in your neonatal unit. Learn how to:
- Improve retention and recruitment
- Encourage effective change management
- Deliver workforce development opportunities
- Effectively utilise your non-registered staff
- Drive forward workforce improvement strategies
- Understand national standards
- Tackle supporting your staff effectively
- Neonatal Nurses, Matrons, Sisters, ANNPs, Nursery Nurses
- Neonatal Clinical Leads and Consultants
- Neonatal Practice Facilitators, Educators, Managers and Leads
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We previously held an ‘Innovations in Neonatal Nurse Training and Development’ conference in March 2017 in Leeds. Attendees described this event as ‘great for discussing new ideas around the content and for facilitating sharing of information’ and ‘a very well organised day. Excellent content – thought provoking’
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Inspiring, motivating and implementing solutions to develop your neonatal workforce
|8.50||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.20||Chair’s opening remarks |
Sue Ward-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Nursing, Birmingham City School of Nursing and Midwifery
|9.30||Exploring the NHS I ‘Safe, Sustainable and Productive’ staffing guide|
Standardising neonatal staffing: what does the document outline?
Implementing NHS I initiatives in your service: what steps can you take?
Assessing how new guidelines will improve staffing and drive forward new workforce solutions
Linda Hunn, Associate Director and Lead Nurse, Trent Perinatal and Central Newborn Networks and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Improving the quality of your workforce
|10.10||Educating and supporting your staff to improve the quality of care within your network|
Creating a positive culture to minimise turnover: enabling training, development and progression
Developing your staff’s skill mix, leadership roles and competencies to drive forward the standard of care
How will supporting and educating your workforce directly impact on the quality of neonatal care?
Debbie Webster, Quality Improvement Lead Nurse for Education, North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network
|11.10||Build a quality service through effective staffing and MDT collaboration|
Workforce journey: support a shift in culture through training and development opportunities
Measuring the outcome of educating and supporting your workforce and the impact on care quality
A look to the future: how will workforce development plans continue to grow
Jennifer Bradford, Band 7 Educational Facilitator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
|11.50||Assess the functionality of ANNPs within your neonatal workforce|
Exploring the roles and responsibilities undertaken by advanced practitioners
Adapting ANNPs to suit your service: assess the benefits, pitfalls and enage your workforce
How to continually develop, support and educate ANNPs in their roles to progress neonatal services
Lynne Patterson, Neonatal Nurse Consultant, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sue Walker, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Building your non-registered workforce
|1.40||Increasing your non-registered work pool: utilising your staff more efficiently |
The roles and responsibilities of an unregistered workforce: improving capacity in your unit
Improving collaboration between the MDT: medical, nursing and non-registered staff working together
What is the future of the unregistered neonatal workforce?
Sue Aucutt, Ward Manager, Neonatal Services, University Hospitals Coventry and Warkwickshire NHS Trust
Improvements in recruitment and retention
|2.20||Building an improvement strategy for the retention of newley qualified workforce in the neonatal unit|
Developing support processes for new recruits onto the neonatal unit
Measuring the outcomes: workforce feedback and retention rates
How will the project develop further and continue to improve staffing in neonatal units
Katherine Dewhurst, Midwife, Neonatal Services, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
|3.20||Implementing new processes to improve recruitment and retention: the Bristol story|
Optimising your USP and supporting recruitment processes for overseas, registered and qualifying nurses
Assessing relocation and training opportunities within your trust: how can this be improved?
Measuring the benefits and pitfalls of increasing your workforce with members
Michelle Jackson, Matron, North Bristol NHS Trust
|4.00||Discussion session: Inspire, motivate and drive change in your neonatal workforce|
Leave this informative networking-driven forum with new solutions to your workforce challenges. Share your experiences and best practice advice with NHS colleagues from across the country and go back to your workplace equipped with the knowledge to drive forward your staff and improve the quality of care in your neonatal unit.
Sue Ward-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Nursing, Birmingham City School of Nursing and Midwifery
|4.10||Chair's closing remarks|
|4.20||Close of day|
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