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Healthy Family, Healthy Child
20 Oct 2010
Unite/CPHVA annual professional conference. Held at Harrogate International Centre
This conference provided an opportunity for you and your colleagues to hear the very latest developments in best practice in primary care and public health.

Day 1 - 20 Oct 2010

Annual Professional Forum
Report from 2009 Professional debates

Angela Roberts, Chair, National Professional Committee
Chair’s introduction

Lord Victor Adebowale, President, CPHVA
President’s welcome

Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
Union address

Carol Landry, International Vice-President at Large, United Steelworkers’ Union, USA
Global economics to micro-economics

Karen Reay, National Officer for Health, Unite the Union
Global economics to micro-economics

David McDaid, Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics
New economics for health practitioners

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Masterclass 1: Cultural awareness - how can teams engage effectively with cohorts of minority groups?
Chair: Neisher Fielder, Chair, Equalities Committee, NPC Speaker: Fatima Husain, Senior Research Fellow, Work and Social Policy Group, Policy Studies Institute; Author of Cultural Competence in Family Support - A toolkit for working with black, ethnic minority and faith families

Masterclass 2: Prevention and health promotion
Chair: Barbara Evans, Chair, Community Nursery Forum, NPC Speaker:Professor Kevin Browne, Professor of Forensic Psychology and Child Health, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham

Masterclass 3: Understanding and managing electronic record keeping
Chair: Angela Lewis, Yorkshire & the Humber, NPC Speakers: Amanda Hamilton, Child Health Clinical Lead, Community and Mental Health, BT London and South LSP Programme Su Davis, Health Visitor & SystmOne Clinical Lead, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire

Masterclass 4: Marginalised in society, inclusive in your care
Chair: Obi Amadi, Lead Professional Officer - Health Sector, Unite the Union Speaker:Tanya Dennis, Health Visitor Specialist/Domestic Violence Lead, Harrow Primary Care Trust

Masterclass 5: Empowering individuals in their professional development
Chair: Gaynor Kershaw, North West, NPC Speaker: Louise Mowbray, Leadership, Personal Impact and Personal Branding Coach, Mowbray by Design

Facilitating Learning in Practice – CPHVA Education Committee: Fringe meeting
Chair: Margaret Wade, Chair of CPHVA Education Sub Committee, NPC This fringe meeting will explore the role of the Practice teacher in facilitating student learning in relation to contemporary health and social care policy

Writing for publication: Fringe meeting
Chair: Pauline Pearson, Chair, Research Advisory Forum, NPC Providing information and advice for practitioners, educationalists and others who are thinking of writing for publication in Community Practitioner journal. Speakers: Jane Appleton, professional editor of Community Practitioner and Danny Ratnaike, editor of Community Practitioner

Day 2 - 21 Oct 2010

Pampers – Baby won’t sleep! Practical strategies to help tired families: Breakfast briefing
Chair: Mary Duggan, Northern Ireland, NPC Speaker: Wendy Dean, Sleep Expert, Pampers Village Parenting Panel

Angela Roberts, Chair, National Professional Committee
Chair’s opening remarks - day 2

Professor Laura Serrant-Green, Professor of Community and Public Health, University of Lincoln; Visiting Professor, University of West Indies
Keynote address: Sustaining positive change in the community

George Hosking, Founder, Chief Executive and Research Co-ordinator, WAVE Trust
Early intervention techniques

Questions and discussion: Session 2
Obi Amadi, Lead Professional Officer - Health Sector, Unite the Union
Counting on you - annual professional update

Presentation of McQueen Award
Roger Thompson, Director of Standards and Registration, Nursing and Midwifery Council
In conversation

Nourishing the Future
Chair: Maggie Fisher, Chair, Health Visitors Forum, NPC a) Getting the plot: understanding growth charts and developing supporting educational materials Dr Helen Bedford, Senior Lecturer In Children's Health, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics UCL Institute of Child Health b) Symbolic Value of Food in Gujarati Families-From Breastfeeding to Family Meals Dr Alison Spiro, Specialist Health Visitor, NHS Harrow c) Nutrition Guidelines for Pre-conception, Pregnancy and 0 - 4 year olds for the City of Bristol Dr Jessica Williams, Early Years Healthy Weight Manager, NHS Bristol

North and South
Chair: Christine Arnold, South West, NPC a) Transferring health visiting skills internationally: working as a nurse practitioner in South Auckland, New Zealand Karen Hoare, Nurse Practitioner/Lecturer, University of Auckland b) Player to leader - how SCPHNs transform themselves from being players to leaders in the NHS Shirley Baah-Mensah, Community Modern Matron, Barking and Dagenham Community Health Services c) Missing children Jayne Botham, Safeguarding Practitioner, Hull City Healthcare Partnership McQueen Award Winner

Safer Hands
Chair: Mary Duggan, Northern Ireland, NPC a) Blackburn with Darwen Safety First Scheme Sarah McCrossan, Health Development Manager & Patsy Lister, Safety First Project Manager, NHS Blackburn with Darwen b) Reducing the risk of cot death: what information to give to parents Krissie Poyser, Health Visitor/Professional Development CPT, Central London Community Healthcare & Joyce Epstein, Director, FSID c) Establishing "roots of empathy", A small island approach Sue Porter, Health Visiting and School Nursing Manager, Isle of Man Department of Health

It's a Family Thing
Chair: Su Davis, Chair, Health Informatics Group, NPC a) Seasons for Growth Grief Education: a programme to support children to manage feelings associated with change, loss and grief Elaine Tabony, School Nurse Team Leader, Hillingdon Community Health b) The provision of a specialist mental health school nursing service for school age children with mental health distress Jenny Fong, Specialist School Nurse - Mental Health, Isle of Man School Health Service c) Being a parent therapist in Wales - Navigating our way through the terrain inhabited by policy, people and politics Leah Salter, Parent Therapist, Action for Children

Not all Black and White
Chair: Gaynor Kershaw, Regional Chair for the North West, CPHVA a) The principles underlying the culturally competent community nursing care of asylum applicants in Scotland Dr Julia Quickfall, Director, Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland b) English for Health Alison Lewis, Health Visitor, Warwickshire NHS Community Health c) Preventing the preventable? Vitamin D deficiency and vitamin supplementation in NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale; from research to best practice Vanessa Lockyer, Health Visitor, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

Challenging Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Chair: Carolyn Taylor, Chair, Unite Nursing Occupational Advisory Committee Barrie Brown, Unite Lead Officer for Nursing

Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health
Ministerial Address

Opinions,Ethics and Studies
Chair: Pauline Pearson, Chair, Research Advisory Forum, NPC a) Health visitors’ views on ethical issues in practice Julie Greenway, Health Visitor, PhD Student, Worcestershire PCT/University of Bristol b) Netmums and Family Links working together to support parent online Maggie Fisher, Health Visitor, Netmums & Sarah Durton, Programme Director, Family Links c) A pilot study to evaluate health visitor assessments of mother-infant interactions Dr Jane Appleton, Reader in Primary and Community Care and Professional Editor, Community Practitioner Journal, Oxford Brookes University and Prof. Margaret Harris, Head of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University

Not so Easy to Ignore
Chair: Gaynor Kershaw, North West, NPC a) Get into the groove: embracing new technology and improving communication Paula Moody, Deputy Named Nurse -Safeguarding Children, Lincolnshire Community Health Service b) Partnership working between health and social care in Blackpool to promote the safeguarding children agenda Angela Fletcher, Specialist Health Practitioner, Safeguarding Children, NHS Blackpool & Sharon Holmes, Senior Practitioner, Blackpool Council

Is Vulnerable the New Additional Need?
Chair: Maria Skudlarz, Wales, NPC a) Assistant practitioner- parenting: meeting the needs of vulnerable families Wendy Burton, Neighbourhood Lead, Lincolnshire Community Health Services b) Sustained nurse home visiting for vulnerable families: supporting mothers to parent effectively Dr Lynn Kemp, Senior Research Fellow, University of New South Wales c) How do health visitors explore parental illicit drug use with families? Catherine Slater, Senior Development Manager, NHS Portsmouth

The Unseen View
Chair: Mary Duggan, Northern Ireland, NPC a) Forced to work: forced to care Fiona Trotter, Senior Lecturer - Mental Health Nursing and Ruth Helen Elliott, Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, University of Huddersfield b) Computerized CBT for postnatal depression: Who uses it and does it work? Julia McGinley, Parent Support Manager, netmums.com

in Mary's Footsteps
Chair: Neisher Fielder, Chair, Equalities Committee, NPC a) The positive contributions of BME professionals to the NHS - through role models Pamela Shaw, Health Visitor/Practice Educator, NHS Wakefield District b) Engaging African and African Caribbean fathers in primary health care through a focus on children’s well being Robert Williams & Alistair Hewison, Lecturers, University of Birmingham and Tracey Bignall, Race Equality Foundation c) Equalities Sub-Committee

Discussing the Taboos
Chair: Angela Lewis, Yorkshire & the Humber, NPC a) Childhood obesity: getting evidence into practice Louise Hales, Teaching Fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast b) Teenage girls' perceptions of the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer awareness: a focus group study Emily Smith, Researcher, MRC CSO Social and Public Health Unit

Debate: Parenting and teenagers
Lord Victor Adebowale, President, CPHVA Kathy French PhD, Clinical Director, Brook Alison Hadley, Programme Manager, Teenage Pregnancy Unit, Department of Health

Unite/CPHVA presentation
Seeking, Learning, Returning
Chair: Su Davis, Chair, Health Informatics Group, NPC a) Seeking accreditation of baby friendly standards to a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (HV) Programme: success to Stage 1 assessment Julianne Harlow, Programme Lead Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting), University of Bolton, Chris Jordan, Infant feeding specialist, NHS Bolton and Martin Smith, Specialty Registrar (Public Health), NHS Central Lancashire b) Return to Practice Health Visiting Scheme in Leicestershire County Mandy Amin, Clinical Education Lead and Nicy Turney, Senior Nurse, Leicestershire County and Rutland Community Services c) The Healthy Child Programme – an e-learning resource for health visitors Prof Mitch Blair, Clinical Lead, Healthy Child Programme & Daniel Riddell, Project Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Follow the Leader
Chair: Angela Lewis, Yorkshire & the Humber, NPC a) An exploration of leadership in a primary care organisation using action research Julie Rhodes, Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University b) Leadership: understanding community nursing in Scotland Dr Elaine Haycock-Stuart, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh and Sarah Baggaley, Lecturer Practitioner, Lothian Health Board and The University of Edinburgh c) Reducing health inequalities in Manchester: developing clinical champions through an action learning programme Gabrielle Wilson, Public Health Consultant Nurse, NHS Manchester and Tina Cook, Ethical Management Consulting

Learn a New Language
Chair: Carolyn Taylor, Chair, Unite Nursing Occupational Advisory Committee a) Video interaction guidance as parenting support Jennifer Brooks, Team Leader, Northamptonshire County Council b) ‘I’ve never been to one of these sessions before’: critical discourse analysis of ‘hard to reach’ parent and health visitor clinic encounters Kathryn Mumby-Croft, PhD Fellow, CRIPACC University of Hertfordshire c) The effect of group based parenting support on parental stress and outcomes for children in the UK and Japan Dr Sally Kendall, Director CRIPACC, University of Hertfordshire

DIY, NCSAT, HCP - It's an Initial Thing
Chair: Maria Skudlarz, Wales, NPC a) DIY relationship support- new approaches to strengthening family relationships Akua Agyei, Service Development Manager, One Plus One Marriage and Partnership Research & Jan Mitcheson, Head of Practice Development, One Plus One b) A whole systems approach to childhood accident prevention; a feature of a progressive intervention within the healthy child programme Nicola Isaacs, Research Associate, University of Central Lancashire/NHS East Lancashire

Growing Pains
Chair: Margaret Wade, Chair of CPHVA Education Sub Committee a) “She helps me with the ouch-ouch”: positively engaging with 7-14 year olds to develop two, technology-assisted, healthcare experience tools Seye Obadina, School Nurse, NHS BEN & Professor Tony Ghaye, Reflective Learning U.K b) TeenTalk: A School Based Health Centre Michelle Nightingale, Public Health Development Nurse (Schools), Greenwich Community Health Service c) Developing and implementing a nurse led enuresis service for Shropshire Angela Scull, School Nurse, Shropshire County PCT

The 'Buck' Stops Here
Chair: Maggie Fisher, Chair, Health Visitors' Forum, NPC a) Creating the solutions for addressing children's public health: from research to practice Kath Lancaster, Kath Lancaster Nursing Consultancy Ltd b) Opening doors - Improving the commissioning of services for homeless and vulnerably housed people: learning from the Homeless Health Initiative Rosemary Cook, Director, Queen's Nursing Institute c) Service and workforce planning tool to deliver healthy child programme 0-5 years Vanessa Roberts, Locality Manager - Children's Community Services, Derbyshire Community Health Services

Child maintenance - how you can help lone parents: Fringe meeting
Chair: Maggie Fisher, Chair, Health Visitors' Forum, NPC Speaker: Robin Van den Hende, Stakeholder Groups Manager, Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission How you can help lone parents with money worries get the benefits of an effective child maintenance arrangement

Improving services for children families and communities - vision for health visiting in England: Fringe meeting
Chair: Angela Lewis, Yorkshire & the Humber, NPC Speaker: Viv Bennett, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and Pauline Watts, Clinical Lead Community Practice, Department of Health

Day 3 - 22 Oct 2010

Angela Roberts, Chair, National Professional Committee
Chair’s opening remarks - day 3

Dr Mike Grady, Senior Research Associate, University College London; Member of the Marmot Review Team
Keynote address: Influencing the future

Angela Mawle, Chief Executive, UK Public Health Association
Community sustainability - a national perspective

Pat Cullen, Assistant Director, Nursing Quality & Safety, Northern Ireland Public Health Agency
Challenges facing the Northern Ireland community

Questions and discussion: Session 3a
What's on now:
Dame Christine Beasley DBE, Chief Nursing Officer for England
Action on health visiting – one year on

Wendy Herbert, Head of Nursing for Children and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Cardiff and Vale Local Health Board
The Celtic response

Martin Bradley, Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland
The Celtic response

Ros Moore, Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland
The Celtic response

Questions and discussion: Session 3b
Olivia Giles, The Nick Robin Memorial Lecture
Lord Victor Adebowale, President, CPHVA
Closing remarks and prize draw

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