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Nursing Quality and Accountability
02 Nov 2011
Protecting the public and maintaining clinical standards. Annual Conference held at Westminster Studio, Central London.

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Nursing standards are critical to care and quality, to patient safety, operational effectiveness and the financial performance of every NHS organisation in the country. 

With increasing scrutiny and high profile reports of poor care standards, it is essential that we share good practice, learn from failures and ask the question – what can we do differently?

This conference and live learning broadcast put the spotlight on understanding nursing accountability in challenging times. It brought together leaders from across the nursing profession, along with all those involved in guaranteeing patient safety to share best practice and innovation and help ensure that professional standards are maintained at all times.

Jean Gray, Editor in Chief and Editorial Director, RCN Publishing Company
Welcome from conference Chair

Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive/General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing
Delivering excellent and innovative care in turbulent times

Dr Katerina Kolyva, Assistant Director for Nursing and Midwifery Policy and Standards
Lessons from past NMC fitness to practice panels

Anne Milton MP, Minister for Public Health
Morning keynote address: The nursing contribution to the quality of care and cost effectiveness

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Ann Farenden (nee Close), National Professional Advisor, Regulatory Development, Care Quality Commission
The role of regulation and inspection in driving up standards

Gail Adams, Head of Nursing, UNISON
Less staff, reduced commissions, more work – the challenges of the provision of future healthcare in difficult economic times

Professor Alison Robertson, Director of Nursing and Patient Safety, St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust; Vice-Chair, Directors of Nursing Forum, Association of UK University Hospitals
Ward to board assurance – putting systems and processes in place

Questions and discussion: Session 2
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
Nicola Ranger, Deputy Chief Nurse/Head of Nursing, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust
Demonstrating the link between quality and finance

Flo Panel-Coates, Chief Nurse, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Rising to the challenge – What do you do when public and patient confidence is low?

Dr Theresa Shaw, Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies Faculty of Health and Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University
Workplace innovation: Extraordinary times - extraordinary opportunities

Angela Brown, Deputy Chief Nurse and Associate Director of Clinical Quality and Safety, NHS North West
Energise for Excellence in Care (E4E) - creating positive patient and staff experiences

Questions and discussion: Session 3
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Seminar A: The role of research in improving quality
Professor Jessica Corner, Vice Chair, Council of Deans of Health; Dean, University of Southampton Health School

Seminar B: Using trigger tools to monitor the effectiveness of interventions
Barbara Carr, Assistant Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Seminar C: Implementation of a multi-factorial falls prevention programme
Cathy Gibson, Assistant Risk Manager, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and winner of the 2010 Nursing Times Award for Patient Safety Improvement; Christine Gidley, Assistant Director of Nursing, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.