Positive Commitment 2023 (the qualified LD Nurses Conference)
Date: Thursday 13th April 2023
Venue: Room H2 or H3, Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk L39 4QP
Time: Registration from 9.00am tbc
Food: Water, tea & coffee provided at breaks along with a sandwich lunch.
Parking: There is ample parking on site
About the day:
The Positive Commitment Conference 2023 is for qualified Learning Disability Nurses and runs concurrently with day one of the Positive Choices Conference for student LD Nurses, offering opportunities to network throughout the day.
This event has been running now for a few years and offers a space for former LD Nurse students who attended the Positive Choices event, along with existing LD Nurses, to have a forum to celebrate and share good practice.
The agenda will focus on the key themes of:
Improving Quality – including the Learning Disability Inpatient Standards
Workforce – including the All England Plan for Learning Disability Nursing
Practice Development – sharing and showcasing initiatives and practice examples
Updated list of speakers as of 1the March 2023
Chair: Scott Watkin BEM, Head of Engagement, SeeAbility
Ben Briggs, Senior Clinical Advisor, Learning Disability Team, NHS Improvement and Ellie Gordon, Senior Nurse for Learning Disability and Mental Health, Health Education England - All England Plan for Learning Disability Nursing
Dave Atkinson, Independent Consultant Nurse - NHSE Learning Disability Improvement Standards
Sally Brown, Registered Nurse and Expert by Experience - Life as an Expert by Experience
George Matuska (RNLD), Lead for Learning Disabilities and Autism - Bigger on the inside; Learning Disability Nursing National Shared Decision-Making Council
Amanda Glennon, Makaton Ambassador & Regional Tutor - What’s your date of birth?
Debra Moore MBE FRSA, Deputy Head – Quality Transformation (Quality Re-design), Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism and Specialised Commissioning Teams - NHSE National Quality Transformation Programme for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Specialised Commissioning
Gill Moss, Nurse Director NE&Y GMSA & Lead Nurse NWGMSA (Genomic Medicine Service Alliance) - Learning Disability and Autism Genomic Awareness
Susan Owen, Lead Nurse for Cardiff and Vale - Swansea Bay UHB - Learning Disabilities - Delivering Healthcare for People with Learning Disabilities
Jayne Leeson, CEO and Anne-Marie Glasby, Senior Development Officer at changingourlives.org - Acute Liaison - development of the national competency framework
Neil James, Dr Neil James, Consultant Nurse Learning Disability, Swansea Bay UHB - Mental Health and Learning Disability - Understanding the ask of Nurses within care co-ordination.
Megan Roberts, Health Equalities Nurse – Cancer Screening - Cervical Screening Decision Pathway
The fee for the event is £40 which enables us to cover overheads and in the event of any surplus, it will be donated to the Cavell Nurses Trust. You can find out more about the Cavell Nurses Trust here cavellnursestrust.org
PLEASE NOTE: We will be following local and national guidance on COVID and flu, we ask that if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID and/or you are feeling unwell, please do not attend. Subjects, speakers and contributors may be subject to change.