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Moving forward… at pace: RCN Executive Nurse Network Conference 2019

26 Sep 2019 09:30 - 18:00

RCN London, 20 Cavendish Square , Marylebone , London, W1G 0RN

This event aims to give nurses in Executive roles a non NHS perspective on leadership, resilience, emotional intelligence, compassion and excelling in conquering challenges. Speakers will provide a new and invigorating approach to feed the conscience and imagination of those in challenging roles.

The event aims to:

•Provide a safe space for delegates to challenge their own thinking and invigorate individuals to recognise and value their input and potential.
•Demonstrate how facing the challenge full on achieves unbelievable results even in the face of adversity
•Explore how emotional intelligence (EQ) is limited in the worlds’ population, but is the key ingredient to success
•Highlight the key ingredients to move from player to leader and create strong teams.

Who is the conference aimed at?

Nurse leaders working across the health and social care sectors; Executive Nurses, Nurse Directors, Deputies, Regional Nurse and Area Nurse Leaders.

Please note this event is exclusively targeted at nurses working in senior roles (as listed above) and event registrations will be screened to comply with this requirement.

RCN London
20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.

Visitor car parking

Q-Park Oxford Street is an underground car park situated underneath Cavendish Square.  You can pre-book your parking by visiting the Q-Park website.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.


London has five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted.

  • London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports have dedicated express train services into central London.

  • London Heathrow and City airports are directly connected to the Tube network.

  • National Express, Easybus and Greenline coach transfers run 24 hours a day and start as low as £2 when booked in advance.

About Lonodn

For more information on London as a destination please visit; the official city guide to London.  



 Conference fee:
 Inc VAT
 RCN Member
£125 + VAT
 Non-RCN Member
£185 + VAT

Online bookings are the easiest and fastest way to book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
Bookings can be made by phone with payment by credit card/Maestro, by calling: 02920546460. Lines are open from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Bookings can also be made by post with a downloaded booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice posted to: Event registrations, PO Box 2329, Cardiff CF23 8YZ.
A booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice can also be faxed to: 02920546489.
Payment by invoice is available on request. A Purchase Order and booking form are required.
All bookings will be confirmed in writing.
You will not be registered for this event unless payment accompanies your application. Places cannot be held provisionally.
The RCN reserves the right to refuse any booking at any time.





View the programme 

Key note speakers

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders, World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and Repeat TED Speaker

Polar explorer Ben Saunders’s incredible feats of endurance challenge conventional wisdom and prove what can be accomplished through ambition, passion, and a refusal to quit. Best known for leading one of the most ambitious polar expeditions in a century, he was the first to successfully complete an epic, 105-day, 1,800-mile trek on foot to the South Pole – equivalent to running 69 marathons back-to-back. Of his expedition he said, “We can all accomplish great feats. If you dream something hard enough, it does indeed come to pass.” Read Ben’s full biography here. 

Anne Wafula-Strikes

Anne Wafula Strike MBE, Paralympic Champion

Anne Wafula Strike MBE, provides a personal example of courage, commitment and determination that challenges misconceptions about disability. Athlete, author, and sporting ambassador, Anne inspires achievement and excellence across a broad range of life situations through motivational talks and appearances that encourages others  to maximise their potential. 

Anne is a Paralympian wheelchair racer and a Tough Mudder conquoror who demonstrate that it's possible to break down barriers. She is a NED on UK Athletics, British Paralympic Association and Active Essex. She continues to encourage for an accessible and inclusive society and believes sport and proactive activism and campaigning can be a catalyst to achieving it. She holds a B.ed degree and Honorary Doctorate of Health Science from York St John University supports various not-for-profit organisation both at national and international level. In 2012 she founded The Olympia-Wafula Foundation with a vision to promote healthy living solutions for differently able and disadvantaged people with special emphasis on education and advocacy to empower and enrich their lives through social inclusion.

Stephen Hart

Stephen Hart, Managing Director, NHS Leadership Academy

Stephen is the Managing Director of the NHS Leadership Academy, part of the NHS People Directorate. 

Stephen joined the NHS Leadership Academy in 2016.  His focus since joining has been to support the development of NHS leaders who have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required to promote cultures of compassion, collaboration, inclusion and learning.  Prior to joining the NHS Leadership Academy in 2016 Stephen served for 20 years in leadership and management positions in the Military including time as the Head of Command Leadership and Management training for the Army Division at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. 

We have an exclusive sponsorship package which will provide an unrivaled opportunity to connect with a significant group of influential executive nurses.

To discuss sponsorship packages please contact the Jenny Burrows on 01442870143 or email


To book your place, contact the RCN Event Registrations Team
029 2054 6460

Melissa O’Dwyer, Business Events Organiser
020 7647 3577

Christine McKenzie, Professional Lead Executive Nurse Network

07810 525 210

Page last updated - 13/06/2019