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.