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Higher Education for the Health Workforce
01 Jul 2010
5th annual conference. Held at Hallam Conference Centre, London

With the focus on high quality of care for all, this conference explored how institutions can combine their efforts by improving flexible health education, enhance healthcare staff engagement and encourage continual professional development and lifelong learning.

Professor Ieuan Ellis, Vice Chair of the Council of Deans of Health
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

John Rogers, Chief Executive, Skills for Health
Mind the gap: Skills requirements for the future of healthcare

Julie Badon, Head of Education, Training and Professional Development, Department of Health
Efficiency in Performance - workforce planning

Professor Debra Humphris, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education, University of Southampton
Mapping the landscape of Higher Education provision

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Allan Jolly, Associate Director of Workforce and Education, South Central Strategic Health Authority
What does the future workforce need from Higher Education Institutions?

Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex
HE provision of flexible and efficient higher education for the health workforce - present and future

Howard Catton, Head of Policy, Royal College of Nursing
Challenges and opportunities for new entrants in nursing: the future landscape of the nursing profession

Professor Gail Thomas, Dean of School, The School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
Challenges and opportunities for new entrants in nursing - the future landscape of the nursing profession

Questions and discussion: Session 2
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
Panel discussion: Training and Education
Peter Sharp, Chief Executive, Centre for Workforce Intelligence Professor Linda Jones, Director OU-RCN Strategic Alliance, The Open University Julie Badon, Head of Education, Training and Professional Development, Department of Health Dr Jeannette Bartholomew, Head of School, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Key issues seminar 1: Configuring the relationship between knowledge and application for the design of learning pathways in competence based education
Dr Paul Blakeman, Divisional Manager (Qualifications), Skills for Health

Key issues seminar 2: Changes to Pre Registration Nurse Education
Michelle Mello, Modernising Nursing Careers Lead, NHS West Midlands Sarah Baxter, Assistant Practioner Workforce Development Project Manager, NHS West Midlands

Key issues seminar 3: Integration of Leadership Skills
Louise Gaddi, Qualifications Manager Scotland, Scotland Qualifications Authority Marisa Meecham, Qualifications Officer, Scottish Qualifications Authority