3rd February 2017
"My new member of staff was blown away, she had never been to a conference that focused on all the nursing issues the way you do."
"Hats off to all at FNF for a storming 2016 conference, they are taking nursing to new frontiers."
Building on the success of previous years, the seventh Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference and Gala Dinner will take place on 3rd February 2017 at the Guoman Tower hotel in London.
The Conference is 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 will provide delegates with the opportunity to:
Jenni Middleton, Editor of Nursing Times, gives her thoughts on last year's conference
Your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This conference is developed as a single integrated learning event. Each masterclass programme has clear learning outcomes.
Delegates have access to electronic copies of the presentations and to a structured programme of reflection that could 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 the conference is pleased to have RCN, RCM and RCP accreditation.
We have 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 are also very pleased to feature inspirational speaker, Ben McBean. On active service as a Marine in Afghanistan, Ben was a week short of his 21st birthday when he stepped on a land mine. As a result, he lost his left arm and his right leg was amputated above the knee. Ben will share with us his story and how he fought back against his injuries by taking part in physical endurance challenges and setting himself up in business as a property developer and investor. 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? Ben had his life and ambition interrupted but he picks himself up every day. This exceptional lecture, will enable you to connect with a powerful story of courage and endeavour to remind yourselves why you get up every day to do what you do.
We are delighted that Jonathan Lewis will be delivering 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 will provide advice on finding your own voice in the workplace.
Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety, Learning and People at the NHS Litigation Authority will be delivering 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 are very pleased that Dionne Levy, Nursing Times Rising Star Award Winner 2016, will be sharing her inspirational and personal story of service transformation.
As well as our plenary agenda we have a packed Masterclass programme, enabling delegates to tailor their conference experience. You can see all details of what is on offer across the two Masterclass sessions below.
Making a difference: creating presence and impact in your communications Jonathan Lewis, Business 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.
The Tower Hotel (Guoman)
St Katharine’s Way
You can plan your tube journey and buy travel cards online using the Transport for London website.
For stations on the DLR, Tower Gateway is a short walk from the hotel
Take the District or Circle line to Tower Hill station. Leave the station via the entrance on the left, go down the steps and through the subway. Turn left and walk past the Tower of London. Another subway takes you under the next road, then simply follow signs for The Tower Hotel.
London Bridge Tube and rail stations are just a short walk away over Tower Bridge.
Euston & Kings Cross – 30 minutes by taxi, or 25 minutes by Circle or District Lines eastbound
Paddington – 30 minutes on Circle Line eastbound
Victoria – 30 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes by Circle or District Lines eastbound
Waterloo – 30 minutes by taxi, or Northern Line then Circle or District Lines eastbound
Liverpool Street – 10 minutes by taxi, or 15 Minutes by Circle Line eastbound
The Tower Hotel is just to the east of Tower Bridge, on the north side of the River Thames. At the traffic lights on the junction of Tower Hill, Tower Bridge Approach, East Smithfield and Mansell Street, turn left into St Katharine’s Way: The Tower hotel is at the far end. To programme your sat-nav, use the postcode E1W 1LD
There are 80 on-site car parking spaces available at an additional charge of £3.00 per hour or £20.00 for 24 hours. Spaces are on a first come first served basis and cannot be reserved.
There is alternative car parking close by at the Minories car park. For further information please click here.
Pleae click below to view a list of local hotels close to The Tower hotel. We have managed to secure preferential rates (subject to availability) for conference delegates at some of these hotels.
Please contact the Hotel direct to reserve your accommodation.Click here for accommodation
The closing date for entries is 13th January 2017.
We are delighted to be running our Edna Reed care improvement project poster competition this year. Entries are 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 are particularly keen to see posters of projects that demonstrate a positive impact on the care of users, patients and their families.
In order to have your poster shortlisted, you must register for the conference before you submit your poster, you must attend the conference to present your poster to delegates, and come to the gala dinner where the winners will be announced.
Short-listed posters will be displayed on this website and will form part of the exhibition at the conference.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustKendra Crozier
University of East Anglia
University of CambridgeCarmel McEniery
University of Cambridge
|Standard Fees available at following rates:|
|Conference Only||£195.00 + VAT|
|Conference & Gala Dinner||£295.00 + VAT|
|Gala Dinner Only||£99.00 + VAT|
|Shortlisted entrants for the Poster Competition receive the following special inclusive rate:|
|Conference & Gala Dinner||£160.00 + VAT|
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