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Advancing Practice - Taking Centre Stage

Our team has been overwhelmed with the interest in our annual conference. Unfortunately, we can't offer a place to everybody on the reserve list, but we want to make sure everybody who wants to engage with our work, can engage. We are opening up our online workshops to anyone who wants to register, whether they have secured a spot on the conference or not. 

How to engage in our online workshops?

  1. Ensure you're registered for the online workshops

  2. Visit our workshop webpages for more detail and supplementary information

  3. If you're not already, sign up to our Advancing Practice mailing list - so you will receive any pre-recorded conference content ​​​​​​​

 

This year, for the very first time, Health Education England’s national conference for advanced practitioners is being held online as a virtual event on Monday 9 November and Thursday 12 November 2020.

The annual, free-to-attend collaborative event brings together practitioners, educators, employers and researchers from across the country to share best practice, collaborate, network and to hear the latest news about how advanced practice is helping to deliver the national healthcare agenda.

Featuring a mixture of live, pre-recorded and in interactive sessions available on-demand, attendees will also have more flexibility to fit around their availability, as well as saving time and resources on travel and accommodation.

Full agenda available to download

Conference schedule and agenda

DAY ONE – Monday 9 November

09:30 – 09:40    Beverley Harden – Welcome and introduction

09:40 – 10:25    Keynote talks

  • Navina Evans, Chief Executive, Health Education England
  • Peter Harris, Lay Representative, Health Education England
  • Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England
  • Dr Richard Collier, Lead for Centre for Advancing Practice, Health Education England
  • Beverley Harden, Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England

10:25 – 10:40    Comfort break

10:40 – 11:20    Credential development updates  

  • Mental Health
  • Medicine / surgery
  • Older people
  • Learning disabilities
  • Ophthalmology
  • Primary Care

11:20                   Launch of the online workshops 

  • Supervision for Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Developing multi-professional credentials
  • Centre for Advancing Practice
  • Research
  • Creating a core AP curriculum
  • Developing consensus for the pathway from Advanced Clinical Practice to Consultant Practice

DAY TWO – Thursday 12 November

10:30 – 10:40    Beverley Harden – Welcome and introduction

10:40 – 11:00    Professor Joy Conway and Beverley Harden – Feedback from online workshops

11:00 – 12:00    Regional sessions: Where are we going and how should we get there?

  • London
  • East
  • South East
  • South West
  • Midlands
  • North West
  • North East and South Yorkshire

12:00 – 12:15    Comfort break

12:15 – 12:55    Credential development updates  

  • Mental Health
  • Medicine / surgery
  • Older people
  • Learning disabilities
  • Ophthalmology
  • Primary Care

12:55 – 13:30    Q&A Panel

  • Dr Richard Collier, Lead for Centre for Advancing Practice, Health Education England
  • Beverley Harden, Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England
  • Jan Zietara, National Programme Lead – Advancing Practice, Health Education England
  • Elaine Jenkins, Development Lead for the Independent Portfolio Route
  • Suzanne Normanton, Development Lead for Programme Accreditation

The strategic direction of the work form NHSE/I and how the programme will support the delivery of the Long-Term NHS Plan.Informing and updating the advanced practice community and stakeholders on current hot topics

Update on the Centre for Advancing Practice, progress with programme accreditation, the independent portfolio route for existing Advanced Practitioners and the Directory of Advanced Practitioners.

Co-production of key workstreams

Delegates will be invited to collaborate on developing key workstreams including Credentials, CPD, Supervision, AP and Covid

To provide an opportunity to showcase research and projects through poster presentations

Call for abstract submissions are open and shortlisted abstract authors will be invited to showcase research poster at the conference – see below.

The final agenda will be published in due course.

If you have submitted a successful abstract you will receive an email with details for full poster submission.