Events and conferences

Upcoming conferences and study days

This page provides information and direct links to local, national and international conferences and study days. It allows health care professionals to be informed about conferences and educational events happening right across the globe.

We hope this resource will encourage, inspire and stimulate you to submit papers, apply for travel scholarships and get involved in networking and sharing best practice.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or bursary from the RCN, please see the RCN Foundation funding page for more infromation.

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The RCN Children and Young People’s Nursing conference is being held alongside the RCPCH Annual Conference 2015 on 28 – 29th April 2015 at the ICC, Birmingham

Abstract submission now open
The Organising Committee invites participants to offer a paper for presentation at the RCN Children and Young People’s Nursing Conference 2015. All abstracts are to be submitted on-line.  The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday 3 December 2014.  For all the latest information and abstract submission forms visit the RCPCH website.

2014 RCN London RiCH Meetings

The final meeting will be held at:

RCN London Region Headquarters
9th Floor
236 Grays Inn Road
Telephone 0345 458 6968

•          Friday, 11th July 2014 (10.00 – 12.00)

If anyone would like to be added to the RiCH London mailing list they should contact either Sarahann Tizzard (sarahann.tizzard@nhs.net) or Alison Twycross (a.twycross@lsbu.ac.uk) who are the co-chairs of the group.

“Celebrating Positive Young Mental Health” - 12 July 2014, At BMA House, British medical Association, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

Are you aged 11-25 years old or working with young people? Are you concerned about young people’s mental health? Do you want to want to learn about the great work that is happening in this field across the country? NHS Youth Forum’s key priority is to address youth Mental Health, break down stigma and amplify the great work that is happening in the UK. See the flyer for more details.

NSPCC EduCare Child Protection Awareness in Health

Recently added to the Skills for Health Core Learning Unit's online learning system, this programme from the award-winning distance learning provider EduCare is available free to all members of UK strategic health authorities - and for a small fee to those outside SHAs.

The Core Learning Unit contains national, quality-assured online learning which delivers the core, statutory and mandatory skills needed for a safe, competent and legal healthcare workforce.

Child Protection Awareness in Health has been written by the NSPCC and has already been undertaken by over 250,000 participants. It delivers the essential information you need to protect children in your care from abuse (physical, sexual, emotional and neglect).  It will teach you how to recognise the possible physical and behavioural signs and indicators of abuse and how to respond if a child discloses abuse to you. It also teaches what to do if you have strong suspicions of abuse without a child’s disclosure. There is a module on reporting child abuse with a step-by-step action plan to follow and you will understand what happens after you have reported your concerns. The programme also focuses on working together to protect children. You will learn the background to the legal child protection framework and key definitions and duties, as well as your role as a health professional. Patient confidentiality is covered, as is how to handle allegations against staff. The programme also contains signposts for further information to enable you to extend your knowledge.

To learn more about the content of this course, please go to http://platinum.educare.co.uk/

To study this course, please telephone 0845 330 6507

EduCare for Health

In addition to the above safeguarding programme, EduCare also offer an online learning service that will help you to fulfil your legal and moral duty of care to everyone in your healthcare setting. One annual affordable licence gives access to 12 different certificated learning programmes that are authored or endorsed by subject experts, for example the NSPCC, St John Ambulance and Mencap. EduCare for Health licence prices start from under £1 per week. To learn more, please go to www.educareforhealth.com

Community events

If you know of any events which aren't listed - or if you are organising a local event - email the editor and we will list the event free of charge, unless it is a purely commercial venture.