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Reshaping the Nursing Workforce
08 Feb 2011
Empowering professionals in a changing climate. 5th Annual Conference. Held at the Kings Fund, London W1 with a satellite option at Leeds Met

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This conference and Policy Review TV programme brought together nursing professionals and educationalists from across the UK with health managers to address solutions to the workforce, health care and financial challenges.

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Sue Bernhauser, Dean, Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield; Chair, Council of Deans of Health UK
Welcome from conference chair

Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Department, Royal College of Nursing
Overview of current developments

Paul de Raeve, General Secretary, European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)
International examples of best practice and lessons for UK nursing

Professor Steve West, Vice Chancellor and CEO, University of the West of England
Response to the Browne Review and its impact on the future of nursing workforce

Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health
Keynote address

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Seminar A: Fit for practice: how to utilise the new pre-registration standards
Garth Long, Education Advisor, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Seminar B: Reducing Attrition - student success and retention
Pauline Walsh, Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University Professor Mark Avis, Head, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, The University of Nottingham Dr Marion Leducq, Lecturer and Lead for Student Retention, The University of Nottingham

Seminar C: Demonstrating the contribution of specialist nurses to patient care
Dr Alison Leary, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
Gail Adams, Head of Nursing, UNISON
Workforce planning V’s major re-organisation = impact on staff and patients

Jenny Hargrave, Head of Workforce Strategy, NHS Professionals
Skills retention through lean times

Alison Robertson, Director of Nursing and Patient Safety, St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust; Chair, Leaders in Nursing
Engaging staff in a cold climate: improving workforce moral and productivity

Sue Smith, Director of Nursing and Patient Safety, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Evidence-based decision making on nursing staffing and workforce

Questions and discussion: Session 3
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Dame Christine Beasley DBE, Chief Nursing Officer for England
Afternoon keynote address

What's on now:
Panel discussion: Transforming community services: meeting the aspirations and requirements to promote high quality care
Dame Christine Beasley DBE, Chief Nursing Officer for England Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes, Chief Executive and Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council Caroline Waterfield, Deputy Head of Employment Services, NHS Employers Ursula Gallagher, Director of Quality, Clinical Governance and Clinical Practice, Ealing Primary Care Trust Tristan Johnson, Acute Liaison Nurse for Learning Difficulties, Norfolk and Norwich university Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and winner of the Chief Nursing Officer's award 2010

Closing comments from chair

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