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Positive Commitment 2020 – the Professional ID/LD Nurse Conference

Co-located and running in parallel to the highly acclaimed Positive Choices ID/LD Student Nurses conference, this event is aimed at all Qualified ID/LD Nurses, though may be especially attractive to early career entrants.


Basement Seminar Room, Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine,

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences,

Queen's University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 7BL


Thursday 23rd April 2020

We are delighted to invite attendees to the third annual Positive Commitment conference. Once again, we aim to provide a day of thoughtful and informative presentations and discussion, delivered and facilitated by leaders from across the sector.

The Day will be chaired by Debra Moore FRSA and the programme includes a range of speakers sharing both clinical and academic work across this field.

#PCPC20 Confirmed speakers:

The Nursing Reset Programme for England - David Harling, Head of Learning Disability Nursing, NHS England & NHS Improvement and Eleanor Gordon, Senior Nurse, Learning Disability and Mental Health, Health Education England, National Nursing Programme 

Improving Lives - Hazel Powell, Nursing Officer, Mental Health and Learning Disability at Welsh Government

Working together in Wales: our learning & lesson planning - Paula Hopes, Learning Disability Nurse Consultant, Swansea Bay University Health Board and Teresa Hassell Community Nurse and Acute Liaison Nurse, Hywell Dda Health Board

FoNS Celebrate Me: Capturing the voices of learning disability nurses and people who use services – Giselle Cope, Practice Development Facilitator, The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS)

Implementing obesity multi-component interventions for people with intellectual disabilities within community settings: using a logic model framework. Dr Laurence Taggart, Reader, Institute of Nursing & Health Research, Ulster University



DMA Solutions Ltd facilitate the Positive Commitment Conference in order to make a difference, not a profit, we ask however that attendees pay a small fee to cover the cost of administration, event management, publicity and associated expenses.

The cost to attend this year’s event is £42.00 inclusive of VAT. In order to keep the price so low, we are only able to accept electronic payments. To keep the cost this low, we will not be able to issue invoices. Attendees will however receive automated receipts of payment, should these be required in order for people to seek reimbursement from their employers.

This year the cost is slightly higher than last year in order that we can provide a packed lunch and refreshments to attendees. There will only be vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and we ask that those with other dietary requirements bring their own food.

Please remember that this is NOT the student nurse event, this is for qualified nurses only.