The Second Annual Future of Nursing & Midwifery Conference
The Future of Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2015 will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and debate how nurses and midwives can renew their focus on high quality, compassionate care.
Against the backdrop of ongoing reform and change, there is a major opportunity for nurses and midwives to use their power and influence at the cutting edge of improvement and innovation.
This event will bring key stakeholders together from across nursing, midwifery and beyond.
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|Dr Tracey Cooper||Consultant Midiwife, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Prof. Lesley Page||PhD MSc BA RN RM FRCM, President, Royal College of Midwives|
|Susan Baines||Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Salford|
|Helen Young||Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Birminghams Womens' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Susan Fleisher||Executive Director, NOFAS-UK|
|Anne Trotter||Assistant Director, Education and QA, Nursing and Midwifery Council|
|Gemma Gregory||Matron for Respiratory and Haematology, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust|
|Virginia Howes||Independent Midwife, Kent Midwifery Practice|
Nurses and midwives are the largest group of health professionals at work in the UK. Together with allied health professionals (AHPs), they number over 800,000. I think it’s fair to say that public health simply isn’t going to happen, at the scale and with the impact we need, if we don’t make the most of this extraordinary resource…So one of my ambitions is to make sure that this extraordinary contribution receives not only the recognition it deserves from the wider public health system, but that we challenge ourselves to see how much further we could go. I see these professions as part of the public health community and I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to maximise their impact on the public’s health and wellbeing.
Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing at Department of Health, June 24th 2014
The future of nursing and midwifery must be centred on the values of compassion, whilst ensuring that nurses and midwives are able to maintain their competence, and become champions of care in hospitals and the community. Nurses and midwives are responsible for so much of what is positive of the NHS and beyond. They are experts who know best how the service can meet the needs of patients and their local communities.
Nurses and midwives are the heart of the NHS and other health services, in the community and in hospitals. They are central for everyone’s desire for compassionate, skilled care and are key to the establishment of close and mutually respectful relationships between staff and patient.
Following the publication of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry by Sir Robert Francis QC in February, the Secretary of State for Health, Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, delivered the formal response of the Government on March 26th 2013. The final Francis report made a total of 290 recommendations, and highlighted the need for improvements in a number of key areas including: transparency; accurate service information; compassionate nursing; no-tolerance with failure to meet standards; and a care-focused culture within the NHS. A culture of “zero harm and compassionate care” within the NHS is needed in order to prevent problems arising in the first place. This culture should have patient needs at its heart, no matter what.
The emerging challenges in health and social care have profound implications for the way nurses and midwives practise, the shape of teams and services, and many aspects of management, education and development. These issues have continually received ongoing attention but even more needs to be done, as a matter of urgency. The renewed focus on high quality care puts nurses and midwives in pole position to improve health outcomes, the quality of care and the experiences of service users – and their expertise will be increasingly in demand as the need for skilled care grows
Against a backdrop of unprecedented reform and an increasingly tough economic environment, most of the NHS and its workforce face constant pressure to continually deliver a value for money and exceptional level of service to a patient population that has ever increasing levels of expectations and requirements. Whilst many of within the NHS understand and deliver the basic necessities of traditional patient service practices, there are times when it has to deal with more challenging patient situations and patient behaviours that they are not necessarily accustomed to.
The NHS faces many challenges in transforming its culture as a result of the Francis Inquiry; challenges made even more difficult as a result of financial constraints. In short, nurse leaders need to be able to unlock potential, transform culture, and improve results across their organisation and workforce in order to deliver the aspirations of the Francis Inquiry.
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Key points addressed at The Second Annual Future of Nursing & Midwifery Conference 2015 will include:
- Putting nurses and midwives in pole position to improve health outcomes, the quality of care and the experiences of service users
- Raising general awareness of nursing and midwifery expertise Encouraging and embedding innovation, including workplace cultures that stimulate new ideas and enabling them to champion and deliver high quality, compassionate care in innovative ways
- Delivering high quality, compassionate care
- Ensuring all nurses and midwives feel valued and involved
- Playing an important role in health promotion, disease prevention and maintaining health and wellbeing
- Caring for people with long term conditions
- Placing nurses and midwives at the centre of the delivery of high quality care
- Ensuring that all service users receive high quality care Helping to improve wellbeing and reduce inequalities
- Ensuring that NHS resources are used to optimum effect for the benefit of service users and society
- Support nursing and midwifery 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
- Identifying the potential and benefits for nurses and midwives, particularly in primary and community care, of leading and managing their own services
- Promoting and achieving accountable and empowered nurse leadership across the system
- Making sure that the right culture and the right values that put patients first prevails at all times Involving, listening to, hearing and responding to feedback from patients
- Making sure that those providing care have the time to do so properly
Who should attend?
Delegates attending this midwifery and nursing conference will be from the caring professions and will include, directors of PH, directors of nursing, leading midwives, directors of adult SSS, directors of HR, directors of children's SSS.
They will be drawn from CCGS, NHS trusts, care trusts, foundation trusts, universities, further education colleges, voluntary and community sector, central government and the private sector.