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School Nurses conference and exhibition 2018

22 Aug 2018 09:00 - 16:30

Amba Hotel Marble Arch, Bryanston Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 7EH

Booking for this event is now closed

Don’t miss this unrivalled learning opportunity: join us for the UK’s definitive school nursing conference developed by like-minded nurses to support you in your role. 

No matter what your level of experience and expertise, the day will provide a platform to reflect on how you can improve your confidence and competence and is worth up to 7 hours of CPD to count towards revalidation. 

This conference is your invaluable opportunity to network with other School Health Team members whilst ensuring you remain professionally up to date. The broad programme covers a range of current topics in children and young people’s health including transgender issues, sexual health, online grooming, asthma management and managing weight loss in obese children. 

This day is aimed at all nurses working in schools and educational settings, including those from primary and secondary schools, special schools, academies, independent, free and boarding schools.  The conference is also suitable for those undertaking their SCPHN – School Nursing qualification.

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Amba Hotel Marble Arch
Bryanston Street

Four minute walk from Marble Arch underground station

See the latest version of the programme 

Planned topics include:

Transgender issues in children and young people
Online grooming
Managing weight loss in obese children
Cardiac risk in the Young
Asthma management
Raising awareness of male cancer
Sexual Health & STIs

There will be a number of keynote plenaries delivered by experts within their fields, as well as interactive workshop sessions and parents/young people giving their experiences. 

The day is designed to be interactive, to give ample opportunities to ask questions and raise your concerns as well as share your experiences and best practice with peers.



Registration & refreshments


Room: Park Lane

Transgender issues

Paul Carruthers, Children's Endocrine Nurse Specialist & Gender Identity Nurse Specialist and Jenny Walker, Children's Endocrine Nurse Specialist & Gender Identity Nurse Specialist, Gender Identity Development Service, Leeds Teaching Hospital. Young person and a parent .
Room: Bond Street

Asthma essentials for school nurses

Colette Datt Nurse Consultant and Head of Nursing for CYP services (acute), Ana Marote, Asthma Clinical Nurse Specialist and Karen Rodenso, Asthma School Nurse, Whittington Health,London

Registration, exhibition and refreshments

RCN member                     £125.00 plus VAT

Non-member                      £185 plus VAT

Book 3 or more places together at the same time to save 10% from each booking fee

Further discounts apply: see flyer for details.

Not a member? Join the RCN now and qualify for the discounted membership rates for this conference. Find out more 

Being funded by an employer to attend? RCN Events can provide an invoice for your attendance

Just complete a booking form and ask your finance team to send this along with a purchase order to

For any queries please call 02076473591

Be updated on latest developments within the field of School Nursing 
Enhance your professional and clinical practice knowledge, competence and confidence. 
Understand and demonstrate links between policy and practice 
Discover how you can get involved  in influencing and shaping future policy and practice 
Reflect on your current practice: what could your school health team do to improve the care of children and young people you come into contact with?
Network with like-minded peers from across the UK, build professional relationships and share your experiences / ideas
Accrue over 7 hours of CPD to count towards your revalidation

Need more persuasion? Here’s what your peers thought of 2017’s conference:

“I have attended this event every year for 9 years. A great way to network, great topics which are relevant to my area of work.”

“I would and do recommend this conference to my colleagues and those new to school nursing.”

“Interesting and topics relevant to role of school nurse. Lots of info that can be relayed into practice.”

“The speakers were brilliant, interesting and informative. Any new learning is good learning.”

“Excellent speakers all very obviously passionate about their specialty but they were also able to share their knowledge in an interesting and amusing in some cases- way. I will be going back to school able to share lots of invaluable knowledge to staff.”


Need a helping hand with securing time off or funding to attend? Please download these helpful hints and tips as well as a template letter you can use.


Stand 1: CoppaFeel!
Stand 3: Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Stand 4: SADS UK
Stand 5: Diabetes UK
Stand 7: The Neuro Foundation
Stand 8: Immunisation - Public Health England
Stand 10: JDRF
Stand 11: The Brain Tumour Charity 
Stand 12: Mark Allen Group
Stand 14: Mytime Active
Stand 16: BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
Stand 13: LV= Liverpool Victoria
Stand 15: RCN Library and Archive Services

Exhibit! Advertise! Promote!

Exhibit with the RCN and reach your target audience, stands are still available.

The RCN School Nursing Conference and Exhibition is an unrivalled opportunity to connect with the UK’s leading nurses and health professionals working as part of the School Health Team and raise your profile within this specialist nursing arena.

There are a number of ways for you to be involved in the exhibition giving you the opportunity to network and raise your profile within this nursing arena. For exhibition packages and sponsorship opportunities, please contact our team on 01442 870143 or email

Availability is limited and so spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book your place, contact the RCN Event Registrations team (Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm)

For any other queries including invoice requests please contact:

Liz Russ, Conference and Events Organiser, RCN

Page last updated - 15/08/2018