Workshops

Take a look at the workshop programme for RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair Manchester. Plan ways you will be gaining CPD hours in 2020. 

Sessions are subject to change.

Day One - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:00

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RMN and RNLD Preceptorship. Asking the right questions, at the right time, the right way

Mark will be joined by Elysium Preceptee, Laura Flanagan

Mark Coningsby
Mark Coningsby RMN

Mark has lead on Preceptorship in the independent sector for 5 years. With his experience working as a HCA before qualifying as a RMN in 2004, knowledge gained as a Management of Violence and Aggression Tutor for 6 years and training staff in H&S, BLS and other areas, he understands the amount of pressure a newly qualified nurse can feel, when starting in that first new job. Be that on the ward or even that first day in induction!

Mark has spent his time speaking with hundreds of students, listening to what they want in a Preceptorship and has supported almost 300 newly qualified nurses through their Preceptorship. With the backing of Elysium Healthcare, the programme has been accredited by the RCN and delivers two cohorts, starting 6 months a part, with 11 days of training over 12 months away from hospital services!

That’s why Elysium Healthcare feel they lead the field in Preceptorship and during Marks talks you will learn more about how to ask the right questions at a job fair. When you should be asking them, of your potential employer and yourself and how to 

Mark Coningsby, Preceptorship Academy & University Lead, Elysium Healthcare

Day Two - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:00

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General Practice Nursing as a first career choice for newly qualified Nurses

Ellen is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
Ellen Nicholson, RN MA BSc (Hons) NP QN

Ellen is course director and lecturer for the academic general practice nursing programme at London South Bank University, previous roles involve executive nurse manager for a GP at scale partnership, workforce development in primary care as well as managing the complexity of system change and primary care workforce transformation. As well as working across both primary and secondary care providers in London, South West England and Overseas and held a company directorship for a number of years. 

Ellen is the chair of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) General Practice Nurse Forum steering committee, and has collaborated extensively with the RCN advanced practice credentialing committee, CQC, National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Asthma Management Guideline and Asthma Quality Standards committee with both primary and secondary care respiratory experience. Additionally she is a deputy chair of a political health resource group researching and influencing health policy.

Ellen has written articles on the general practice nursing workforce and has successfully presented posters at national conferences on subjects such as integrated asthma services and advanced practice, additionally she was a finalist with the GPN Forum in the RCNi 2019 awards and with a North East London GP Confederation in the 2017 Health Service Journal awards. She is committed to both facilitating the development and profile of nurses in general practice and further afield, highlighting nursing as a career through her role as a Nursing Now ambassador.

Day Three - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:00

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Return to Practice

Talk by Health Education England

Day Four - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 13:00

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Preceptorship at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Debbie is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
Debbie Stewart, Preceptorship & IEN Programme Lead, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Debbie is a registered nurse and has a Bsc Hons Professional Practice in Health & Social Care, Certificate in Education and Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate.
During her career she has worked as a ward manager for 13 years on an orthopaedic unit and then moved into Education.  
She has worked at Kings since 2014 and now leads the Preceptorship and IEN programmes.

Preceptorship & IEN Programme Lead

Day Five - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 14:00

A day in the life of a forensic nurse

Stephen is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
Stephen Clarke, Service Manager, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS

Stephen has been qualified since 1995 and has worked at the Edenfield Medium Secure unit since 2001 after previously working in Acute Hospital settings and a Prison.  Stephen has a passion for PSI and has completed both his BSc and MSc at Manchester University (Collaboration of Psycho Social Interventions) and was able to develop this knowledge into delivering in house training to Nursing staff and providing individual and family therapy to service users.   
Working in a Forensic setting has enabled Stephen to continually develop his knowledge and clinical skills and has trained as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2012 and non-medical Prescriber in 2015.   With this additional training has allowed Stephen to work more independently within Edenfield as a clinical lead, has supported his development and leadership skills and made stepping into an operational role seem natural.  Staff support is essential when working in Forensic Services and supervision both managerial and clinical is key to work effectively and Stephen is keen to promote this within the service and has developed robust system of 1:1 supervision and reflective practice for all nursing staff to engage in with the intention to support them working clinically with challenging yet rewarding clinical cases.  
Developing clinically and operationally  has supported Stephen to have a wider knowledge of the needs of service users who come into Forensic services and as such has enabled Stephen to ensure that length of stay is reduced, that clinicians are challenging restrictive practices and enabling service users to have a greater ‘voice’ within the unit.  

Service Manager, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT