3rd February 2017
"I think this was the best conference I've ever attended and certainly the most inspiring and positive event I can remember"
"The best FNF conference we have been to - the venue worked well, the presentations were good and the networking opportunities excellent. Thank you."
Building on the success of previous years, the seventh Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference took place on 3rd February 2017 at the Guoman Tower hotel in London.
The Conference was aimed at all nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals, across all aspects of healthcare delivery, seeking to enhance their Continuing Professional Development or Continuing Medical Education.
The one day Healthcare Learning and Development Conference provided delegates with the opportunity to:
Your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This conference was developed as a single integrated learning event. Each masterclass programme had clear learning outcomes.
Delegates have access to electronic copies of the presentations and to a structured programme of reflection that can be used for appraisal, re-registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health Professions Council or for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
This year we were delighted to confirm the conference had RCN, RCM and RCP accreditation.
We had a packed plenary programme featuring renowned inspirational speakers from nursing, healthcare and the wider world.
We are delighted to have Jo Malone MBE as our keynote speaker. Jo has been described as an 'English scent maverick' and the woman responsible for creating some of the world's most-loved fragrances. Jo will share her brand building journey, the highs and lows of starting all over again and how she intends to change the way we wear fragrance... for a second time! Delegates are encouraged to use Jo's first rate customer focus as inspiration for outstanding service user care, as well as learn from her entrepreneurship and managerial skills.
We were delighted to have Jo Malone MBE as our keynote speaker. Jo has been described as an 'English scent maverick' and the woman responsible for creating some of the world's most-loved fragrances. Jo shared her brand building journey, the highs and lows of starting all over again and how she intends to change the way we wear fragrance... for a second time! Delegates were encouraged to use Jo's first rate customer focus as inspiration for outstanding service user care, as well as learn from her entrepreneurship and managerial skills.
We were also very pleased to feature inspirational speaker, Catrin Pugh. Many days of our working week can seem challenging as we strive to deliver quality care. What inspires us to keep doing what we do in support of patients and families? Catrin had her life and ambition interrupted but he picks herself up every day. This exceptional lecture, enabled delegates to connect with a powerful story of courage and endeavour to remind themselves why you get up every day to do what you do.
We were delighted that Jonathan Lewis delivered the first plenary session of the afternoon. Jonathan is a RADA in Business tutor and a highly trained voice, speech & presentation skills professional with extensive experience in executive level coaching worldwide. Jonathan provided advice on finding your own voice in the workplace.
Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety, Learning and People at the NHS Litigation Authority delivered a session based on her recent book release 'Effective Leadership, A Cure for the NHS?' which draws on the personal experiences of a range senior health care leaders.
Finally, from the main stage, we were very pleased that Dionne Levy, Nursing Times Rising Star Award Winner 2016, shared her inspirational and personal story of service transformation.
As well as our plenary agenda we had a packed Masterclass programme, enabling delegates to tailor their conference experience. You can see all details of what was on offer across the two Masterclass sessions below.
Making a difference: creating presence and impact in your communications Jonathan Lewis, Communication Skills Tutor, RADA
'Effective Leadership, A Cure for the NHS?' Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety, Learning & People at NHS Litigation Authority
Seeing and filling a gap in service – a personal story of service transformation Dionne Levy, Nursing Times Rising Star Award Winner
Summing-up Chief Executive, Florence Nightingale Foundation
There are two opportunities within the conference to attend practical masterclass sessions, one session before and then after lunch.
We were delighted to be running our Edna Reed care improvement project poster competition this year. Entries were invited from practicing clinical professionals who have projects related to the nursing, midwifery and wider healthcare sector that they would like to share with the other delegates at the 2017 conference on 3rd February. We were particularly keen to see posters of projects that demonstrate a positive impact on the care of users, patients and their families.
Nine posters were shortlisted. They are displayed below and formed part of the exhibition at the conference. The winner was announced at the Gala Dinner.