The Future of Nursing Care
Nurses, by far the largest group of health practitioners working in the UK’s health sector, are at breaking point. The number of nurses on stress-related leave and the amount of time taken off are up significantly in the past three years in London, Scotland and Wales. The new general secretary and chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Janet Davies, has warned that the “absence of light at the end of the tunnel” on pay is leaving the largest group in the health sector feeling demoralised and more tempted to leave the profession altogether.
The atmosphere of austerity in both the public and private sector makes a pay increases unlikely. Given this situation, the government’s newly announced plan of a 7 day week NHS appears untenable. Join us for The Future of Nursing Care Conference, which will offer delegates the chance to discussions and debates on this turbulent period within the nursing profession.
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|Martin Johnson||Professor in Nursing, University of Salford|
|Kim Bezzant||Lead for Bachelor of Nursing Programme – University ofSouthampton|
|Liz Fenton||Nurse Advisor, Health Education England|
|Melanie Stephens||Senior Adult Nursing, University of Salford|
|Dr Julie Gregory||Nurse Lecturer, Manchester University|
|Professor Fiona Irvine||Head of Nursing, Birmingham University|
|Ben Tipney||Professional Coach and Trainer, Atrainability|
|Professor Nicholas Hardiker||Associate Head (Research & Innovation), University of Salford|
“I found myself sighing when my patient rang me to say she was planning to kill herself. This is not the type of nurse I want to be."
– Anonymous specialist mental health nurse, August 2015
Following their outright victory in the 2015 General Election, the Conservative government proposed a ‘7 Day NHS’ policy, and promised to recruit 5,000 new GPs and another 5,000 practice nurses to allow weekend opening of GP surgeries. However, there has been little detail about how the initiative will work across other areas, such as routine hospital operations and cancer care, with senior nursing posts being reduced by 2,295 since 2010.
The Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Janet Davies, has criticised the government for allowing public sector pay restraints to affect their NHS workers. A staff nurse is already 20% worse off in real terms than in 2010, after a two-year pay freeze under the coalition government followed by a 1% cap on pay rises according to the RCN.
It has also been observed by the RCN that the number of nurses employed on the most senior grades in England has fallen by 3% between 2010 and 2015. This would make an NHS that is open at the weekend even more difficult to provide as these would be the practitioners expected to lead the new service.
Issues such as these contribute to a feeling of low morale for nurses at the moment. Due to their pay not keeping up with prices has led to some using food banks and pay day lenders to make ends meet. There is also a feeling amongst mental health specialists that the increased bureaucracy combined with the treatment of difficult to reach patients has made feelings of compassion increasingly difficult.
In 2014, NHS England announced that 75 trusts would receive part of a £30m government fund for a nursing technology fund. Modern technology – such as telephone health advice, text messaging, web-based support and remote monitoring of patients’ vital signs – are facilitating individuals, families and communities to improve their health and well-being.
The Future of Nursing Care Conference will present delegates with highly informative presentations, that will address, what the future holds for compassionate care in the face of huge changes in our NHS. It will seek to establish if better trained staff combined with an increased role for technology will lead to a happier workforce that provides more compassionate care.
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Martin Johnson, Professor in Nursing, University of Salford
Professor Fiona Irvine, Head of Nursing, Birmingham University
Fiona’s research is primarily focused on the organisation and delivery of health and nursing services and she has published widely in this area. She has secured major research funding from the National Institute of Health Research, the Welsh Government and various other bodies to support her work in this area. She is a referee for numerous journals and grant giving bodies such as NIHR and NISCHR.
Melanie Stephens, Senior Adult Nursing, University of Salford
Having joined the University of Salford in July 2003 as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing. This was Melanie’s first academic appointment. Previous roles in the School and College at Salford, include Strategic Lead for Interprofessional Education in 2007- 2008 International Link Lead (Pre-Registration) 2010 – 2012.
Refreshments and Networking Break
Kim Bezzant, Lead for Bachelor of Nursing Programme, University of Southampton
‘Encouraging the implementation of the 6Cs in nursing - how do we empower nurses to speak up and be accountable for high quality care’
Consultants are critical to each BMI Healthcare hospital. However in common with most private healthcare operators, BMI Healthcare does not employ these consultants. Instead, consultants working in our hospitals are essentially self-employed practitioners who see and treat patients at our hospitals under the terms of our ‘credentialing’ or ‘practising privileges’ policy.
Dr Julie Gregory, Nurse Lecturer, Manchester University
Dr Gregory is a Nurse Lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work as a Nurse Lecturer. Dr Gregory’s role as a nurse lecturer combines both teaching and research. Being currently involved in the undergraduate BNurse course and a member of the clinical skills training team.
STANLEY Healthcare is an operating division of Stanley Black & Decker, one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing and most dynamic companies. As a recognised leader in the healthcare and senior living markets
Lunch and Networking
Ben Tipney - Professional Coach and Trainer, Atrainability
‘The nature of Human Error’
An introduction to the nature of human error and our inherent frailties. In particular, focusing on how highly experience professionals can make seemingly ‘obvious’ mistakes in safety critical environments and strategies to mitigate this.
Liz Fenton, Nurse Advisor, Health Education England
Bringing a professional and patient focussed perspective to key programmes - including integration and older people's nursing.
Closing Remarks from Chair
Martin Johnson, Professor in Nursing, University of Salford
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- Understanding the importance of the utilisation of technology to the future of nursing.
- How to implement the nurse staffing and skill mix in practice.
- Different strategies for enhancing nursing competence in both technical and non-technical skills.
- Encouraging the implementation of the 6Cs in nursing - how do we empower nurses to speak up and be accountable for high quality care.
- How to put the right nurses in the right roles at the most appropriate times to improve health outcomes, the quality of care and the experiences of service users.
- Best practices to ensure that all service users receive high quality patient centred care.
- Understanding how to make the ‘7 Day NHS’ a reality, and getting the best out of the resources available.
- Making sure that the right culture and the right values (that put patients first) , prevails at all times.
- An overview of the changing nurse staffing dynamics and how this will impact on work load. Knowledge of the best ways to support nursing staff to deliver world class care and promote health, identifying any barriers that impede the pivotal role that ward sisters/charge nurses/community team leaders provide.
- An understanding of how current and proposed legislation related to nurses will impact on their day to day work.
Who should attend?
Ambulatory Nurse, Behavioural Health Charge Nurse, Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse, Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Nursing Assistant, Charge Nurse, Charge Nurse-Crisis Stabilization Unit, Charge Nurse Critical-Labour and Delivery, Clinical Coordinator, Recovery Services, Clinical Liaison, Clinical Nurse Manager, Clinical Reviewer, Dermatology Nurse, Dialysis Nurse, Director of Nursing Services, Emergency Room Nurse, Endoscopy Nurse.
Family Nurse Practitioner, Flight Nurse, Health Facilities Surveyor , Home Health Nurse, Hospice Nurse, House Supervisor Nurse, Intensive Care Nurse, Interventional Radiology Nurse, Labour and Delivery Nurse, Lead Registered Nurse, Legal Nurse Consultant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Surgery Nurse, Mobile Director of Nursing Services, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, Nurse Anaesthetist, Nurse Clinical Educator, Nurse Consultant , Nurse Informatics Analyst, Nurse Manager – Surgery, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Paralegal, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner for Employee Health, Occupational Health Nurse.
Office Nurse, Oncology Nurse, Operating Room Nurse, Outreach RN, Patient Access Supervisor, Patient Care Associate, Paediatric Endocrinology Nurse, Paediatric Intensive Care Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Paediatric Nurse Practitioner, Perioperative Nurse, Post Anaesthesia Nurse, Postpartum Nurse, Progressive Care Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nurse, Regional Kidney Smart Educator, Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse, Student Health Services, Registered Nurse - First Assistant, Registered Nurse-Telephone Triage, Restorative Nurse, School Nurse, Telemetry Nurse, Urgent Care RN, Wellness Nurse.