Learning Disability Nursing staff from North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust recently came together for an in-person Learning Disability Nursing Conference at the Double Tree Hilton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Following coffee and an ice-breaker, Dr Frankish remotely presented ‘The Meaning of Behaviour’ and Combined Healthcare Learning Disability team achievements were then celebrated with each team showcasing their work and developments, including A&T, TCP, IST, Children’s Community, Short Breaks, and CLDT.
Other guest and keynote speakers included Joanne Bosanquet, Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies, on ‘Creating Caring Cultures’, David Harling, National Deputy Director for Learning Disability Nursing, NHS England & NHS Improvement, on the ‘Learning Disability Website and Showcasing Work’, Dale Nixon, Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing, Keele University, on ‘Writing For Publication’, Marie McCready from Combined’s Staff Support and Counselling Service, Lucy Marrow and Hannah Bloor from Combined’s LD team on ‘Health Passports and Health Facilitation’, and Gwen Moulster OBE, independent Consultant Nurse, presented with Combined’s Jessica Lister, Consultant Nurse – Learning Disabilities, on a ‘Nursing Model Update’.
Jessica also took attendees through sessions on resilience based clinical supervision, supporting our future workforce and leading LDN practice.
“It’s been fantastic to get everyone back in-person and for many colleagues who started at Combined during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time they have met their colleagues face-to-face,” said Jessica. “We’ve had a brilliant and productive conference, showcasing the great work we do within our teams, continuing our professional development and discussing how we grow and develop within the LD team here at Combined.”