Day 1: 7 March 2018


Chaired by Carrie Grant

(College of Medicine patient lead, carer, vocal coach, judge, TV presenter)


Welcome & introduction

Carrie Grant


CNO Summit 2018 – keynote address

Prof Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England


Global nursing & midwifery and their impact

Presentations and panel discussion

Elizabeth Iro, Chief Nursing Officer, World Health Organisation
Annette Kennedy, President, International Council of Nurses
Baroness Mary Watkins of Tavistock, Visiting Professor, King’s College, London
Prof Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England




Five Year Forward View – final stages and beyond

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive , NHS England


Parallel breakout sessions

Exploring global issues for nursing and midwifery

Elizabeth Iro, Chief Nursing Officer, World Health Organisation
Howard Catton, Director, Nursing and Health Policy, International Council of Nurses
Wendy Nicholson, National Lead Nurse: Children, Young People and Families, Public Health England / Deputy Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for public health nursing and midwifery

Leadership – Global volunteering

Anthony Clarkson, Assistant Director, NHS Blood & Transplant – Supporting Ugandan nurses develop their leadership
Graham Jones, Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Care, Teesside University & Director, Transform Healthcare Cambodia
Victoria Hawkes & Charlotte Govier, third year adult nursing students, Teesside University

Global leadership – making a difference to Modern Slavery in England

Kevin Hyland, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Cristina Gavrilovic, Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator, Serious Crime Directorate, Kent and Essex Police
Survivor – modern slavery

Innovative Workforce Deployment from operational staffing in a live command centre to bank apps and self-rostering (sponsored by Allocate Software)

Alison Kelly, Director of Nursing & Quality, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
Sue Hodkinson, Director of People & Organisational Development, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
Jane Hayes Green, Clinical Project Lead, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
Liz Lees, Acting Director of Nursing and Director for Infection Prevention & Control, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Rupert Clarke, Clinical Workforce Systems Lead, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Liz Rix, Chief Nurse, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust




Leadership in changing times: providing safe and effective care (sponsored by RCN)

Dame Professor Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice, RCN
Dr Stephanie Aiken, Deputy Director of Nursing, RCN

Workforce development within nursing at Elysium (sponsored by Elysium)

Keith Barry, Chief Nurse, Elysium Healthcare


NHS at 70 – Nursing and midwifery; yesterday, today and tomorrow

Carrie Grant in conversation with;
Miss Joyce Thompson, NHS Retirement Fellowship
Gloria Rowland, Director of Midwifery, Barts Health NHS Trust
Eve Senior, teenager injured in the Manchester Arena bombing


Parallel breakout sessions

The new roles – lived experience and benefit realisation for the patient, workforce and professions

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Chief Nurse, Health Education England
Susan Aitkenhead, Director of Nursing – Professional Development, NHS England
Professor Kerry Jones, Magnet Programme Director, and Helena Edis, Chief Nurse Excellence in Care Junior Fellow, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Kenye Karemo, Deputy Chief Nurse, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust
Trixie McAree, Head of Midwifery, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Allison Reed, Trainee Nursing Associate, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Maternity Support Worker and fast track Postgraduate Student Nurse

‘To infinity and beyond: using technology and data in practice’ – learning from the Global Digital Exemplars

Professor Janice Sigsworth, Director of Nursing, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Deborah Sanders, Group Chief Nursing Officer, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Jacqui Cooper, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Paul Jones, Nurse Informatics Lead, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Developing the workforce – Nurses and midwives leading transformation of support for carers

Jennifer Kenward, Experience of Care Lead, Community, Primary & Integrated Care, NHS England
Vicky Stobart, Managing Director, NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group
Jodie Deards, Carers Lead, Patient and Carer Experience, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Creating a successful Regional Bank (sponsored by NHS Professionals)

Jay Patel, Regional Director, NHS Professionals




Resilient leadership in uncertain times

Focus on support following Manchester arena bombing

Professor Cheryl Lenney, Group Chief Nurse, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Sara Barnes, Deputy Managing Director Mental Health & Specialist services, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Paul French, Associate Director, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Future nursing and care workforce – best practice on retention and staff experience

Panel discussion

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

Panel session also to include

Professor Mark Radford, Director of Nursing, NHS Improvement
Avril Devaney MBE, Director of Nursing, Therapies and Patient Partnership, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sharon Allen, Chief Executive, Skills for Care
Rebecca Love, Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Northeastern School of Nursing, Boston, USA / RightStaff


Closing day 1


Summit networking reception

Sue Covill, Director of Development and Employment, NHS Employers


Networking dinner