Events and opportunities

This page features all the current events, webinars and opportunities available to Care Makers. There are some fantastic learning and development opportunities and we will do our best to keep you posted as and when they arise.

If you are looking for Care Makers to attend an event please contact and we will send you a form to complete and organise attendance. Please note there may be a need to cover Care Maker travel costs for some events.

Care Maker; Leading Change, Adding Value webinars

Leading Change, Adding Value is a framework for all nursing, midwifery and care staff. It can be used by everyone, wherever you work and whatever your role.

Care Makers have a key role to promote and role-model how staff can use the framework to close the three gaps identified in the Five Year Forward View – the health and wellbeing gap, the care and quality gap, and the funding and efficiency gap. By encouraging all nurses, midwives and care staff to make change, the outcomes and experiences of those we care for will be improved and staff will make better use of resources to deliver high quality care. The 6Cs remain the value base of the framework and support its use to identify and address unwarranted variation in care – variations in health and care outcomes, patients’ experience and use of resources that cannot be justified by reasons of geography, demography, or infrastructure.

During November and December 2017, we hosted a series of Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) webinars specifically designed to raise awareness of the LCAV framework and support Care Makers to use it to make changes to identify and address unwarranted variation and improve outcomes and experience for individuals they care for as well as making better use of resources.

Follow the links below to hear from other staff including Care Makers who have made changes which identify and address unwarranted variation – these real life examples bring the framework and its application to life.

Webinar 1

The Care Makers; Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) webinar took place on Thursday 30 November, it focussed on raising awareness of the LCAV framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff and was chaired by Anthony Longbone, Nursing Assistant and Care Maker, Kingsway Hospital, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  Anthony was joined by Stacey McCann, Head of Nursing Strategy and Commissioning from the Leading Change, Adding Value team at NHS England.

If you were unable to join us, please see here for a recording of the webinar – it’s a great learning resource with some interesting discussions during the Q&A session.

Webinar 2

The Care Makers; Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) in action webinar took place Thursday 07 December with Debbie Cromack Regional Care Maker Co-ordinator (Yorks, Humber and North East) and Quality, Health and Innovation Lead/Staff Governor, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust who shared her experiences of being a Care Maker, Debbie described how she has been using the LCAV framework to identify unwarranted variation and implement change in her role. Debbie was joined by Sally Baker, Practice Nurse, The Old Forge Surgery, Durham who discussed how Leading Change, Adding Value has been used by Practice Nurses to improve outcomes for people who want to lose weight in their rural area. The practice nurses identified and addressed unwarranted variation in their weight management consultations.

Please see here for a recording of this inspiring webinar.

Travel expenses and accommodation

Unfortunately for the majority of local events NHS England are not in a position to reimburse travel expenses or pay for overnight accommodation. Sometimes the event organisers may have a small budget and they may be able to organise rail travel/reimburse travel expenses; others may not be in a position to do so. In these cases we tend to ask for Care Makers from the local area to attend. We will state if travel expenses are included.