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Guoman Tower, London

3rd February 2017


Thank you to all our generous affiliates for this year's conference and dinner.

NHS Professionals

Headline Affiliate

NHS Professionals manages temporary staff banks on behalf of more than 67 NHS Trusts across England. An integral part of the NHS, it aims to reduce trusts' spending on flexible workers and improve the clinical governance standards of bank workers. With more than 50,000 flexible workers, the bank comprises general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, admin/clerical, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, and support services among other healthcare professionals.

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Nursing Times

Media Partner

Founded in 1906, Nursing Times has long been established as the voice of the nursing community. It combines double-blind peer reviewed research and innovation with a suite of online learning units, ensuring Nursing Times' subscribers have constant access to the most up-to-date best practice to support their professional development. Nursing Times' readers also benefit from being the first to know breaking news stories relating to their career which, along with thought-provoking comment and opinion from nursing leaders and experts, gives them an unprecedented overview of the nursing world.

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The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the largest professional association for nursing in the UK. With over 400,000 members the RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

The RCN aims to:
  • represent the interests of nurses and nursing and be their voice locally, nationally and internationally;
  • support and develop the professional learning of nurses, nursing students and health care support workers, building a resource of professional expertise and leadership;
  • influence and lobby government and others to develop and implement policy that improves the quality of patient care, and builds on the importance of nurses, health care assistants and nursing students to health outcomes;
  • develop the science and art of nursing and its professional practice;
  • build a sustainable member-led organisation with the capacity to deliver our mission effectively, efficiently and in accordance with our values; and
  • support and protect the value of nurses and nursing staff in all their diversity and in all employment sectors.
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Allocate Software

Fully integrated with HealthRoster the UKs most widely used e-Rostering tool; HealthRoster SafeCare provides visibility of staffing levels across wards and departments, allowing organisations to maintain safe and compliant patient care based on patient numbers and their acuity and dependency.

Visit Allocate Software in the networking area to find out why a growing number of organisations are investing in SafeCare to improve the working lives of front-line staff and ultimately improve patient care.

"The integration between HealthRoster and the HealthRoster SafeCare application will provide us with some distinct advantages. I believe it will reduce admin on the frontline staff and provide much richer reporting output based on the actual staffing levels in the rosters. What is more the solution is flexible supporting us in using the AUKUH acuity/dependency tool." Carolyn Mills, Nurse Director, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

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As a leading global health and care company, Bupa offers health insurance, medical subscription schemes and other health and care funding products; it also runs care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics.

Bupa also provides workplace health services, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Approximately 71% of Bupa's revenue is from health insurance, with the balance coming from health and care provision - this includes 17 hospitals, 320 clinics, 456 care homes and 37 retirement villages, 628 dental centres, and 36 optical outlets.

Bupa employs 84,000 people and has 32 million customers in 190 countries, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the US.

With no shareholders, the company reinvests its profits to provide more and better healthcare, and fulfill its purpose “longer, healthier, happier lives”.

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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is home to ambitious, forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities which develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

The School of Health and Social Care goes beyond the theory. The School has an enduring, global impact on society, through the positive influence of our professional staff and ambitious graduates. Graduates who develop the professional knowledge, critical thinking and industry connections that truly make a difference. Coupled with the health-related, innovative research and enterprise activities carried out by the School, we have set ourselves apart as the best Health & Social Care School in the UK, with an impact that goes beyond the classroom.

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London South Bank University

The School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University has a longstanding and well-deserved reputation for providing high quality education, training and research that makes a difference. With two campuses, one in Central London and another in Havering, Essex, the School is proud of its state-of-the-art facilities which include 14 interactive skills laboratories equipped with the latest simulation technology. The School is unique in that it delivers education and training for all healthcare staff from AFC Band 2 upwards, as well as across many different academic levels, including vocational workshops and courses, pre-registration courses, postgraduate and post-registration modules and courses.

To find out more about our courses and how to apply, please visit the website below or emailcourse.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk.

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NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the active support these frontline providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future. NHS Improvement brings together Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority plus groups from three other organisations: from NHS England both the Patient Safety Team and the Advancing Change Team, from NHS Interim Management and Support two Intensive Support Teams, together with the National Reporting and Learning System team. NHS Improvement is an operational name for the organisation which formally came into being on 1 April 2016.

Follow NHSI on Twitter @NHSImprovement

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The University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire is the UK's leading business-facing University and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region's largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of more than £235 million. With a student community of over 24,500 including more than 2,000 international students from over eighty five different countries, the University has a global network of over 165,000 alumni. For more information, please visit www.herts.ac.uk.

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British Heart Foundation

We are the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has been key in developing our best practice programmes that have helped transform the care of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

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ID Medical

ID Medical was established in 2002 and has since maintained its enviable position as market leader in the provision of high calibre medical staffing to the NHS and private sector. We are committed to providing our premier level service, committed to raising the standard in medical recruitment and committed to supplying the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. This all-encompassing approach supports the 6Cs framework and ensures that patients nationwide can receive the highest level of care possible.

We hold preferred supplier contracts with over 90% of hospitals nationwide and supply over 5 million hours to the NHS per annum, meaning we are ideally positioned to provide innovative and proven recruitment solutions for both clients and candidates alike.

For more information please visit the ID Medical website.

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The Royal College of Midwives is the voice of midwifery. We are the UK's only trade union and professional organisation led by midwives for midwives. The vast majority of the midwifery profession are our members.

The RCM promotes midwifery, quality maternity services and professional standards. We support and represent our members individually and collectively in all four UK countries. We influence on behalf of our members and for the interests of the women and families for which they care.

Joining gives you the protection and backing of a first-class trade union - support from midwives to midwives. Belonging advances your professional practice and supports our work for women in the UK and worldwide.

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie's network of 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK providing practical care and support. During 2012-13, our nurses provided more than 1.3 million hours of nursing to 30,080 patients, along with support for their families.

Our nine Marie Curie Hospices across the UK provide expert care and the best quality of life for people with terminal illnesses. As the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS we reached 7,897 people in 2012-13. There are Marie Curie Hospices in Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hampstead (London), Liverpool, Newcastle, Penarth (near Cardiff) and the West Midlands.

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Healthcare at Home

We care for people in the place they most want to be. As a leading provider of clinical home healthcare in Europe, we support more than 150,000 patients a year across 49 different therapy areas. That’s one in 500 patients in the UK. We oversee 11,000 interactions a day and have cared for more than four million patients since we started in the 1990s. In the UK we are working with more than 650 healthcare establishments including NHS Trusts, independent providers and private medical insurance companies. Every member of the team, from specialist clinician to driver, lives by the same simple philosophy: the patient comes first.

For more information about our services please visit our website: www.hah.co.uk

4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron - RAF Medical Reserves

4626 Squadron is one of only two specialist aeromedical evacuation units in the UK Reserve Forces. It consists of qualified medical professionals who utilise and enhance their clinical skills supporting Defence Medical Services operational capability. The motto 'Tute Domum', which means 'Safely Home', reflects the Squadron's role - to provide medical care to sick or injured personnel who require air transportation from point of wounding to a medical facility overseas or back in the UK. Following its formation in 1983, 4626 Squadron was the first Royal Auxiliary Air Force Unit since the Second World War to be mobilised and serve on active service in support of the 1991 Gulf War. It has since supported all major operations involving British Forces including further conflicts in the Gulf and Balkan regions. In 2003, following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait the Squadron evacuated over 2000 sick and injured patients back to the UK.Between 2006 and 2015 members of the Squadron were deployed in support of British operations in Afghanistan utilising rotary wing aircraft to deliver life saving treatment to casualties on the 'front line' as well as offering further essential care as patients are transferred back to the UK.