Inspirational conference celebrates nursing

The first RCHT Band 5 Nurse Celebration Conference took place at the Knowledge Spa this week. Around 60 Band 5 nurses attended the action packed day, which offered a full agenda of inspirational speakers; lots of fun and the opportunity to network, share experience and learn about innovative projects throughout the Trust.

Claire Martin – Deputy Chief Nurse said,

“This is the first of hopefully many celebration conferences, this time for Band 5 nurses. It’s been fabulous to network, to discuss quality and safety issues together, whilst enjoying ourselves. We hope to hold a celebration conference for Health Care Assistants later in the year.”

Learning was made enjoyable by having spot prizes, donated by various local businesses.

Nurses were provided with a washing line on which they were able to peg their quotes demonstrating “Why we love nursing.”

There was also a challenge from the Chief Nurse, Kim O’Keeffe, for people to write quotes about “How I will nurse differently tomorrow after attending the conference”

Conference attendee, nurse Frances Crawley, tweeted, “Amazing fun at the RCHT Band 5 celebration conference. Loved helping and being a part of this. Thank you Claire Martin and both Amy’s for being such an inspiration to us all.”

Added on March 14, 2018, in News - Patient Experience / Trust Improvement