Nursing workshops

Please find listed below the pop-up university workshops focused on nursing and midwifery.


Find out how to reduce Code Blue events, falls, pressure ulcer incidence, and costs

Led by BES Corporate

The “EarlySense” system uses contact-free technology to monitor a patient’s vitals such as heart rate and breathing rate, and other parameters which help prevent falls and reduce pressure ulcer incidence.
This technology assists clinicians in the early detection of patient deterioration, thus reducing rates of morbidity and mortality caused by critical events such as Sepsis, Cardiac and respiratory arrests.
Trails to date have resulted in a significant reduction in the number of falls, pressure ulcer incidence and code blue events, not only providing patients with a better quality of care, but also helping Healthcare facilities to meet their targets of cost reduction.


Implementing the integrated approach to identification and assessment of carers in a devolved economy

Speakers: Jennifer Kenward, Experience of Care Lead for community, primary and integrated care at NHS England; and Dave Ross, Leadership Support Manager at NHS England.

In May 2016 NHS England published the “Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing”, developed in partnership with stakeholders and adding to NHS England’s ongoing Commitment to Carers. This workshop will look at how the Manchester Devolution Team worked with NHS England to implement this and provide an integrated and locally relevant approach to the identification and referral for support of unpaid carers.


Co-producing with people who use services with people who use services to deliver what matters to them in quality improvement

Speakers: Louisa Daley, Head of Patient Experience at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;  Ben Pennock, Project Co-Worker at CHANGE; Erin Outram, Projects Manager at CHANGE, Suzie Fothergill, Chair of the Association of Quality Checkers at Skills for People, and Liz Wright, Chief Executive of Skills for People.

A workshop describing two innovative approaches to quality improvement (NHS Quality Checkers and Always Events®) that are based on co-production with people who use services, in line with the ‘new relationship with patients and communities’ in the Five Year Forward View. It is aimed at both clinical staff and commissioners with an interest in or responsibility of quality improvement.


Unwarranted Variation – the hidden £5.1 billion spend and inconvenient reality of patient outcomes in wound care” – the economic case from RightCare and how we can lead change and add value.

Speakers: Andrea Nelson, Head of School and Professor of Wound Healing at the University of Leeds; Peter Vowden, Researcher and Honorary Clinical Director at NIHR WoundTec HTC, and Kathryn Evans, Community Nurse Advisor at NHS England.

The workshop will demonstrate how implementing the new nursing, midwifery and care staff framework “Leading Change: Adding Value” is supporting the reduction of unwarranted variation in wound care. The presentation will include supporting research evidence, the RightCare economic case and a national wound assessment tool.


Partnership working and the Troubled Families agenda

Speakers: Helen Hipkiss, Head of Safeguarding at NHS England; Anneliese Hillyer-Thake, Programme Manager  for Safeguarding at NHS England, and Valerie Nugent, SRO for the Children Protection Information Sharing Project
at NHS England

A discussion forum to explore the troubled families agenda. This workshop will engage the audience in a lively and informative debate regarding the Health and Social Care implications, use of information sharing, collaborative working, early help and the best place for intervention, complexity of families and risk elements. The discussion will include solution-focused work such as Child Protection Information Sharing Project and its greater use for the future, discussion of current work within Health Visiting and, exploration of the views of the audience in approaches for the future.


Commissioning for a positive staff experience:  Developing a framework

Speakers: Dr Karen Deeny, Head of Staff Experience at NHS England; Dr Wendy Clyne, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research at Coventry University; and Sally Pezaro, Doctoral Midwifery Researcher at the Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research at Coventry University

A system priority is to generate practical evidence to address the gaps in knowledge about the impact of specific interventions to improve staff experience on outcomes related to both productivity and experiences of care for all. This workshop will share and explore with participants newly-generated knowledge to drive the development of commissioning frameworks that create both positive staff experiences and productivity, and a platform for improved outcomes and experiences for patients and communities.
The workshop will explore with participants learning and outputs from a research programme being conducted in a partnership between NHS England and the Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research at Coventry University. The research programme is running from April – September 2016 with key outputs and significant learning anticipated in advance of Expo. The session will present and explore both learning and progress to date in working across both provider and commissioner systems to embed this.