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  Developing the Ward Sister or Department Manager
A practical guide to strengthening the skills needed for this role
Ward sisters are central to achieving high standards, competence and a caring culture. However, for years the development of nurses in this vital role has been neglected and many nurses have made the transition to ward sister though a process of trial and error.

Whether you are currently a Ward sister, or aspiring to be one, this event provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other Ward sister's and Nurse Directors to develop your skills as an effective Ward sister. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will update Ward sisters on essential issues to enable you to improve practice and leadership at a local level.

This conference is suitable for current and aspiring Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses and Senior Nurses. This conference will enable you to:

• Network with Ward sisters, Aspiring Ward sisters and those who support them
• Develop your skills as an Effective Ward sister
• Improve your leadership skills and empower others
• Improving communication skills at ward level including frontline management of complaints, feedback and concerns
• Learn from experienced Ward sisters about how they handle difficult issues, manage workload and work life balance and improve the way they work
• Develop your local strategy to improve and change the way you think about patient experience

Event Chairperson:
09:30 Registration
10:00 Managing change as a Ward Manager - what you need to know and how to do it


Kerry Bloodworth, Former Deputy Director of Nursing, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

10:45 Questions
11:00 The Ward sister's role in team leadership and performance management


Prof Helen Young, Former Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham Women's Hospital


11:30 Morning tea and coffee
12:00 Putting complaints to bed - Making patients happier earlier
Strategies, Easy wins, Changing Culture


Amy Maclean, Children's Project Support, Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12:45 Questions
13:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 Case study ‘ Running an efficient ward'

Joy Radtschenko, Ward Manager, UHCW NHS Trust
14:30 Case study ‘Going into a struggling team - How to survive and thrive'

Sam Turney, Sister, John Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
15:00 Q and A session - How to overcome the challenges currently facing ward managers
15:30 Conclusions, learning points from the day and end of day
Early Bird discounts if booked before 28/02/2019
1 Delegate
2 Delegates 3 Delegates
Group Discount Price
£390.00 inc. vat £744.00 inc. vat £996.00 inc. vat

Venue Austin Court
Address Austin Court
80 Cambridge Street
B1 2NP
Postcode B1 2NP
Telephone +44(0) 121 600 7500
Email Address adevi@theiet.org
Web Address www.ietvenues.co.uk/austincourt

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