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RCN East Midlands LD100 event – celebrating 100 years of Learning and Disability Nursing

10 Jun 2019 13:00 - 16:30

Health Education England East Midlands Regional Office, Westbridge Place, 1 Westbridge Close, Leicester, LE3 5LW


CPD hours: 3.5

Join the RCN East Midlands region to celebrate 100 years of learning and disability nursing. This free conference, held in conjunction with Health Education England, is open to RCN members and non-members of all roles, and has a fantastic line-up of speakers.

The programme for the day (while subject to change) is as follows:

1pm - 1.30pm: Registration, tea, coffee and networking 

1.30pm - 1.50pm: Opening address - Anne Marie Rafferty, RCN President

1.50pm - 2pm: How the RCN Learning Disability Forum has been supporting nurses - Jonathan Beebee and Glenn Batey, RCN Learning Disability Nursing Forum

2pm - 2.20pm: Supporting the future nursing workforce - Jackie Brocklehurst, Regional Associate Clinical Lead, Health Education England (Midlands and East)

2.20pm - 2.35pm: The importance of embedding implicit attitudes in learning disability education and training - Debbie Aunger, Royal Mencap Society

2.35pm - 2.45pm: Break

2.45pm - 3pm: Subject to be confirmed - Deepa Korea, Head of RCN Foundation

3pm - 3.15pm: Valproate and women: developing easy read information - Marie Hooper, Senior Nurse - Learning Disabilities, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Specialist Services

3.15pm - 3.30pm: Putting people first: 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing - Simon Jones, Nurse Consultant, RCN Learning Disability Nursing Forum

3.30pm - 3.45pm: RNLD’s delivering ‘Building the Right Support’ - Catriona McIntosh, IST Clinical Lead Manager, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

3.45pm - 4pm: The role of Professional Lead for Criminal Justice and Learning Disabilities - Annie Norman, RCN Professional Lead for Criminal Justice and Learning Disabilities

4pm - 4.15pm: Primary Care Liaison Nursing - supporting decision making - Sam Robinson, Learning Disabilities Primary Care Liaison Nurse, and Mike Sergeant, MHA/MCA Lead, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

4.15pm - 4.30pm: Closing address - Sheila Marriott, RCN East Midlands Regional Director


Please invite any of your colleagues who aren't members of the RCN - this event is free and open to anyone, in any role, who is interested in Learning and Disability Nursing.

Please note - there is no on site parking available at the venue. You can find further details on the venue, and where to park, here.

Health Education England East Midlands Regional Office
Westbridge Place
1 Westbridge Close

Please note - there is no visitor parking available on site.

However, there are a number of car parks close by.

For more information on how to get to the venue, and your best options for travelling and/or parking, please follow this link.

Page last updated - 27/03/2019