Take a look at the seminar programme taking place in Manchester. More information on our seminar programme will be available soon. 

Day One - 7 February 2019

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How applying health information technology can assist decision making in practice

In order to deliver on the NHS long term plan, health care organisations and practitioners will need to engage fully with the digital health agenda.  Health information technology (HIT) provides a powerful tool for helping clinicians with decision making in practice, through the use of simple reminders and helping to focus on appropriate evidence for decision making, through to providing guidance on the best decision for a particular patient or population.
This seminar will provide an overview of the role of HIT in assisting decision making in practice , including exploration of different types of HIT system for supporting decision making, and the potential impacts they can have in practice settings.  It will emphasise the importance of nurses proactive role in the design and development process of HIT systems.

Dawn is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair

Dawn is a Professor in Clinical Decision Making, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. She is a health services researcher, nurse and psychologist with expertise in the field of health care decision-making and nursing informatics. Her particular research interests are the development and evaluation of decision support tools, and more recently the application of Health Information Technology for assisting decision making in practice. Before her position at Manchester, she was Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (which is the largest not-for-profit home care agency in the USA). Additional past appointments include Professor of Applied Health Research, University of Leeds UK and a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice from 2009-2010, working at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. 

Professor in Clinical Decision Making, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester
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Interviews - prepare & succeed

Dave is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
RCN Careers Service
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Panel Talk

Want to hear from inspiring nursing professionals?

Be part of our panel talk and hear from the leading nursing professionals of today at RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair.

There will be the opportunity for you to ask questions and get practical advice on interview techniques, what recruiters are looking for, career structures, issues of developing/advancing staff, how to climb the ladder and more.

In Manchester, we will be joined by:

Clare Lomas - RCNi Career Development Editor 

Estephanie Dunn - RCN, Regional Director - North West

Fiona Murphy - Associate Director of Nursing, Northern Alliance

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Cv's - your own personal marketing tool

Dave is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
RCN Careers Service
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End of Life Care is everyone's business ... we have one chance

Bereavement care is an explicit part of end of life care which should extend to those caring for the dying and the dead (WHO 2002). Quality bereavement care should ensure that patients, families and significant others are supported in any circumstance – from the diagnosis of dying, irrespective of place of death, mode of death.


Fiona believes that End of Life (EoL) and Bereavement Care is the responsibility of all professionals regardless of workplace or job role. In the majority of NHS organisations, EoL support is offered to patients and families of those expected to die, however offering bereavement support to families of patients dying suddenly or unexpectedly is a challenge and one that the majority of care settings do not meet. The acknowledgement that we have an NHS and social care system in crisis with an ever growing elderly population, increasing death rate year on year and a hugely diverse population – all with differing needs indicates that creativity is needed to be able to deliver a first class End of Life / Bereavement Service that is equitable to all those under the umbrella of End of Life Care. That is why she created the SWAN model of End of Life Care. A simplistic tool created that makes end of life and bereavement care everyone’s business.

Fiona is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair

Associate Director of Nursing, Northern Care Alliance NHS
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The career pathways within the private healthcare sector for nurses of all levels

Michelle is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
Matron, The Wilmslow Hospital