9 November 2017

Manage, Motivate and Maintain Nursing Excellence

Main conference room


Registration and morning refreshments


Introductory remarks

Jenni Middleton, Editor, Nursing Times


Understanding your team and what matters to them

  • Flexibility and team work
  • Difficult conversations
  • Best practice

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers


Discussion panel: The next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View

  • Workforce priorities and initiatives to alleviate recruitment pressures
  • STPs – what do these mean for nursing and what you need to know
  • Bringing the image of nursing up to speed – professional, multidisciplined and a highly valued career path

Hilary Garratt, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England and Director of Nursing, NHS England

Prof Mark Radford, Director of Nursing for Improvement, NHS Improvement

Wendy Preston, Head of Nursing Practice, Royal College of Nursing


Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition

Stream 1: Maintaining nursing excellence in challenging times

Stream 2: Developing leadership skills to manage and motivate teams



Steve Ford, News Editor, Nursing Times


Jenni Middleton, Editor, Nursing Times




Magnet status – Not another burden on nurses but recognition of excellence!

  • What is Magnet status and how could you benefit?
  • Realising the cost benefits of Magnet culture 
  • Understanding how the Magnet culture can improve recruitment, retention and patient care outcomes in your setting

Professor Kerry Jones, Magnet Program Director, Nottingham University Hospitals

Professional development that supports you, your staff, attracts and retains talent

  • Continued professional development and training can be a powerful recruitment and retention incentive, make sure your setting is making the most of it
  • Exploring how team leaders can best support retention of their staff

Victoria Cooper, Matron, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust




Realising the benefits of technology as a team leader - Working together without being together and more time with patients

  • Realising the benefits of mobile working for nursing
  • Using technology to identify patients at risk of deterioration
  • Utilising technology to give nurses more time to care

Joann Morse, Deputy Chief Nurse and CNIO, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS FT

Angela McNally, Ward Manager, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS FT

Ensuring safe staffing levels

  • Successfully integrating new nursing roles into your teams and managing the new skills mix
  • Ensuring safe staffing levels that deliver high quality care
  • Engaging and motivating team members across generations, culture and skill level
  • Meaningful use of technology and e-rostering to support safe staffing

Ann Casey, National Clinical Workforce Lead, NHS Improvement





Managing budgets and supporting financial efficiencies in your setting

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring and controlling spend
  • Benchmarking and assessing your efficiency
  • Making savings and improving value for money

Paul Carey-Kent, Policy Manager, Health, Social Care & Welfare Reform,CIPFA

Working as a high performing team – What does it look like?

  • Understanding your team – strengths, weaknesses and skill sets to complement each other and inclusion
  • Team emotion – developing trust and managing conflict
  • Team processes – develop decision making, communication and coordination
  • Leadership – whether individual or shared, developing clear direction, expectations and autonomy
  • Build on the positives – making the most of mental toughness and momentum

Elizabeth Rix, Chief Nurse, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust


Networking lunch and exhibition




Safeguarding and Prevent strategy for nursing

  • Embedding Prevent strategies into safeguarding practice
  • Ensuring nursing teams are up to date with best practice and strategy
  • Managing vulnerable patients and accessing the Prevent and Channel support available

Susan Warburton, Head of Safeguarding, NHS England

Demonstrating value in nursing

  • Economic assessment – demonstrating the value of your nurse-led services
  • Understanding how economic assessment can support you in service improvement
  • Examples of case studies that showcase the economic value of nurse-led innovations

Dr Ann McMahon, Research and Innovation Manager, Royal College of Nursing



Main conference room


It's the little things that matter

Liz O'Riordan, Breast Cancer Surgeon with Breast Cancer

TEDx Speaker, 2016 Woman of the Year nominee and Health Education England Patient Leadership award winner


Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition


Afternoon keynote: Major incident response - What to expect from the unexpected

  • Lessons learned from Manchester’s major incident response 
  • What you need to know during a major incident and how to manage your teams
  • Managing the wider consequences of such events, for both staff and services
  • A reminder of the fantastic work nursing teams deliver when under pressure 

Cheryl Casey, Head of Nursing for Medicine and Community Services, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT


Closing keynote: Enabling professionalism and what this means for nursing and midwifery

  • Understanding that great health and care outcomes are highly dependent on professional practice
  • Fostering the organisational and environmental factors needed to support professionalism in your teams

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive, Nursing and Midwifery Council


Closing remarks

Jenni Middleton, Editor, Nursing Times


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