A major learning event to promote nursing leadership is being staged at North Middlesex University Hospital on Friday (2 November) in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Over 100 nurses from London and the south east will hear senior nurse leaders talk about their experience of leadership, equality and standards of care.
Among the keynote speakers are RCN president Cecilia Anim, RCN London regional director, Jude Diggins and Professor Ursula Gallagher, CQC deputy chief inspector for primary medical services and integrated care.
North Middlesex University Hospital’s critical care matron, Gillan Belfon-Johnson, who won the Nursing Times’ Nurse Leader of the Year Award in 2017, will talk about her experience of creating a culture of inclusion in the hospital’s multi-national critical care unit.
Other speakers include Helen Feger, director of strategy, communications and engagement for the Professional Records Standards Body and Wendy Irwin, diversity and equalities coordinator for the RCN. The all-day conference will be opened by Mary Sexton, North Middlesex University Hospital’s interim director of nursing and midwifery.
She said: “It’s a great privilege to host this important learning event for nurses across London in collaboration with the RCN.
“I’d like to thank all our guest speakers and all nurses who will join us to learn and talk about some of the most important ideas nurses everywhere have to grapple with: leadership, equality and our role providing high quality care for our patients.
“It’s a great opportunity for us all to share ideas, find out what colleagues are doing and find new inspiration for our daily working lives.”
The event was organised by the RCN’s North Central London board member and steward, Noeleen Behan, who is also the matron for the hospital’s outpatients and community services. She said: “We’re delighted that North Middlesex University Hospital agreed to host this event and appreciate the hospital’s commitment to creating this opportunity to raise the profile of these important issues for all nurses.”