Manchester Speaker Schedule
Take a look at our speaker schedule for the second Nursing Times Careers Live Manchester. Whether you're looking to be inspired by the experts of the profession, after hints and tips on how to prepare for an interview or wish to benefit from practical career development advice that counts towards your NMC revalidation, then be sure to visit the talks taking place throughout the day.
Keep checking back as more speakers will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks.
Regional chief nurse (North West)
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Senior practitioner for nursing
Salford Liaison Mental Health Team
Independent nurse and founder
SNTA Winner 2019 - student nurse of the year: Learning disabilities
University of Bangor
One of England's first degree-qualified nurses
former Student Nursing Times editor
third year children's nurse, University of Birmingham
Chair: Steve Ford, editor, Nursing Times
Exhibition open and networking
This year we have lots more exciting exhibition features. Make sure to visit our range of exhibitors with exciting job opportunities. Gain FREE advice on revalidation, CPD activities at the NT CPD Clinic.
Spotlight on - Priorities for nursing in 2019 and beyond
This session is an opportunity to learn more about the events shaping the future of nursing in the Manchester area and beyond. From the focus on recruitment, retention and development of the existing workforce, to the image of nursing and collective leadership.
- Managing the rising demand for nursing care
- Supporting new starters and newly qualified staff
- Renewing the reputation of the profession
Jackie Bird, regional chief nurse (North West), NHS England and NHS Improvement
A day in the life of a liaison mental health nurse - Something different every day
Liaison mental health services provide integrated mental health care within acute hospital settings for people of all ages, 24/7. This session will explore this exciting and diverse area of mental health and what a typical day would be for you as a mental health nurse.
In this session, we will explore:
- The day to day experience of a liaison mental health nurse
- How you can get into a career pathway into this area of practice
- How our services all across Greater Manchester are developing rapidly
Josephine Williams, senior practitioner for nursing, Salford Liaison Mental Health Team
Take advantage of our free lunch, refreshments and our first prize draw. There will also be the opportunity to pamper yourself so be sure to visit our hair and makeup specialists to treat yourself
To enter, visit 12 or more exhibitors and collect their stand codes to be in with the chance for some well deserved rewards.
Lessons learned from one of England's first degree qualified nurses
This session will explore the career of one of England's first degree qualified nurses and their advice on enjoying and thriving in the role
Carol Cole, one of England's first degree qualified nurses
Entrepreneurship in nursing
The NHS spends £1 billion a year treating people with asthma. This session will explore how BreathChamps came from the imagination of a nurse with asthma and has been developed to engage communities and share knowledge to better manage the condition.
- BreathChamps, an effective way to share information about how to help children with asthma
- Explore the entrepreneurship involved in starting and scaling up your own initiatives
Heather Henry, independent nurse and founder, BreathChamps
Student reception and preceptorships
This session is an opportunity for student nurses and newly qualified nurses to learn more about what to expect on preceptorships. From what to ask a potential employer about the support they offer, through to exploring the realities of the job from day one. Meet our NT rising stars to learn about their experience and advice on advancing in your role:
- Worried about what's expected on placements and preceptorship programmes?
- Find out what else can you get involved with to make your CV stand out
Holly Veness, former Student Nursing Times editor, third year children's nurse, University of Birmingham
Kate Young, SNTA winner 2019, student nurse of the year: learning disabilities, University of Bangor
Final prize draw
To enter, visit 12 or more exhibitors and collect their stand codes to be in with a chance of winning £500 in holiday vouchers!
Join us for a drink and enjoy some live entertainment to wrap up a great day of R&R.