We are delighted to confirm the following speakers at our 2019 Conference.
Thomas Kearney – Deputy Chief Allied Health Professional Officer at NHS England
Operations and rapid turnaround / Commissioning and QIPP / strategic change management Healthcare.
I have constantly delivered successfully on multi-faceted turnaround programmes over the past decade over the spectrum of care within specialist mental health and acute care. In addition to these successes I have also worked extensively in a consultancy and advisory capacity to numerous private and NHS organisations over the same time period.
My aim is always to deliver a bespoke and high quality outcome for my employer to deliver better quality consistency and efficiency to their organisation, services and their service users and patients.
Adele Mott – Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Providing new competency framework to encompass all prescribing medics
Anna Baker – BN RGN INP PGCert – Applied Clinical Anatomy, Cosmetic & Dermatology Nurse Practitioner – BACN member
Anna Baker is a Cosmetic and Dermatology Nurse Practitioner who has been involved in developing Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Clinical Training with Lead Tutor, Mr Dalvi Humzah, since it’s inception in 2012. She is the coordinator and a tutor for this teaching.
Anna has worked alongside Mr Dalvi Humzah as a Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner for 7 years and has jointly run nurse-led cosmetic clinics with him at The Nuffield Health Hospital in Cheltenham and Oxfordshire. Anna has previously held a national injectable role for a group of cosmetic skin clinics and worked independently as a cosmetic nurse. In addition to these roles, she runs Topical Photodynamic Therapy Clinics to treat non-melanoma skin cancer in conjunction with Ashfield Medical and Galderma UK Ltdand works in collaboration with TSK Europe B.V. and is a trainer for Aesthetic Source and Ha-Derma.
Dr Valerie Ness – PhD, MN, PgC LTHE, RN
Val is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) with a clinical background in emergency nursing. Val has been working at GCU for over 15 years in a variety of academic roles, teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes. She is now leading the pre-registration nursing programme curriculum review (Future Nurses).
She has research experience, mainly focusing on infection prevention and control, and is an active member of the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) research group at GCU. She completed her PhD in 2018 exploring the antibiotic prescribing behaviour of nurses and the determinants of this behaviour. This work has led to a variety of other opportunities with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship and the role of the nurse, including other research studies with GCU SHIP researchers, international collaborators and a variety of publications and presentations.
Alison Hough – MSc in Health Care Education
Alison undertook her Adult Nurse training in 1983 and qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1986. From 1986 until 1995 Alison worked as a Staff Nurse on a Respiratory Medical ward and then a Urological ward at the City General Hospital.
From 1995 until 2000 she worked as a General Practice nurse at a GP Surgery and it was whilst working there that she achieved a Distinction in the Diploma in Nursing Studies.
In 2000 Alison secured a post as a School Nursing Staff Nurse within the Stoke on Trent area and achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing). Alison Worked as a SCPHN and Clinical Practice Educator within the School Nursing Service until May 2013. Alison now works as a Pre-Registration Adult Nurse Lecturer and is to be the Pathway Lead for the School Nursing SCPHN Award.
In 2014 Alison successfully completed an MSc in Health Care Education.
Alison is also an independent and supplementary nurse prescriber.
Dr Michelle Howarth – Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Salford
Dr Michelle Howarth is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Salford and Deputy Director for PGR. Michelle has a specialist interest in social prescribing and the use of nature based, person centred approaches to promote health and wellbeing.
Michelle is passionate about promoting personalised care to support people with long term conditions and leads the National Social Prescribing Network Special Interest Group for Nursing through which she is actively campaigning to raise awareness of social prescribing amongst nurses through research, curriculum development and placement opportunities.
Sarah Griffiths – Macmillan Consultant Radiographer – MSc, BSc(Hons), DCR(T)
Sarah is a Macmillan Consultant Radiographer specialising in Palliative Radiotherapy at Bristol Cancer Institute. She worked in various London hospitals after qualifying at The Royal London Hospital in 1990.
Following a career break Sarah returned to practice in Bristol where she achieved her Master’s degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology. Her interest in the management of treatment related side effects and the psychological support of cancer patients led to the development and implementation of a radiographer-led review service in Bristol. As Co-chair of the Prescribing Group of the College of Radiographers she was part of the team who were successful in securing Independent Prescribing rights for Radiotherapy Radiographers with The Council for Human Medicines.
She is a co-applicant for the project Innovation in the Allied Health Professions: Evaluation of supplementary prescribing by dieticians and independent prescribing by therapeutic radiographers for NHS England by Surrey University. Her current role encompasses the entire radiotherapy treatment pathway from initial assessment and consent to telephone follow up for patients who require palliation for the symptoms of bone and brain metastases.
Anne Trotter – Assistant Director: Education and Standards at Nursing and Midwifery Council
Anne is currently the Assistant Director for Education and Standards in the Education, Standards and Policy directorate at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Her role includes responsibility for ensuring we meet our statutory duty in relation to Education, and Standards and this includes Quality Assurance of Education. Anne is currently leading on the delivery of the strategic education programme at the NMC.
Anne is registered with the NMC as children’s nurse and adult nurse. Prior to joining the NMC in 2010 Anne held senior roles in higher education within nursing, midwifery and medical education. During her career she has also held clinical and practice development roles in NHS settings, in both Scotland and England.