Challenges and innovations: orthopaedics and trauma across the life span
Crowne Plaza Chester, Trinity Street, Chester, CH1 2BD
RCN Members: £125+ VAT Non members: 185+ VAT
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CPD hours: 7
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Explore the challenges and innovations in orthopaedic and fracture trauma care for patients, ranging from children and young people to the older person. Themes include:
Past delegates have said…
“This is the first RCN conference I have been to but have thoroughly enjoyed the event and learnt a lot. I definitely want to come again. The topics and speakers have been fantastic and it was a very well organised event. I will encourage others to attend.” (2016)
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Sandra is currently undertaking a secondment as Clinical Nurse Lead, Research and Innovation at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. Sandra has worked in the field of trauma and orthopaedics for over 33 years, working for 10 years as a Consultant Nurse in Elective Orthopaedics at the Countess of Chester with a clinical focus on upper limb work which has included developing a nurse-led minor hand surgery service and clinics.
Her role has a national profile; Sandra has served as a member of the Department of Health musculoskeletal co-ordinating group, forum committee member for the RCN SOTN and editorial board member of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. In 2015 Sandra was appointed as a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission.
In 2013 Sandra was awarded a PhD from the University of Liverpool with a thesis titled Perceptions of Care and Caring: An Orthopaedic Perspective. She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters and recently secured a part-time post as visiting professor at the University of Chester.
David is a fellowship trained children's orthopaedic surgeon working in a teaching hospital and major trauma centre in the North Midlands, having trained in London, Southampton, and Toronto. His practice encompasses mostly children's orthopaedics and trauma, but he maintains an interest in adult trauma and spasticity.
Outside of his clinical practice, he is a lecturer at Keele Medical School and with AO Education UK and International.
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Many budgets have been slashed, and NHS trusts and other healthcare providers are increasingly reducing or cutting training budgets to save costs. However your continuing professional development is important for your practice and future career. Revalidation is now a key component of renewing your registration, so you can continue practising as a registered nurse. Conferences, professional seminars and workshops are a great way to keep yourself and your CPD updated
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