Professional development for nurses: UNISON Bridges to Learning conference
The Bridges to Learning partnership held a professional development conference for nurses in the Northern Region on Tuesday 1st November 2016, The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle, NE1 5XU. The conference was attended by around 60 Nurses from the Northern region. The conference was chaired by Linda Hobson, Health Service Group, UNISON Northern Region. The conference focused on the NMC code of practice and its implications one year on, issues surrounding the withdrawal of the student nurse bursary, revalidation of professional registration and Agenda for Change.
Gail Adams, UNISON Head of Nursing did the keynote speech on the NMC code of practice; Gail also led a workshop later in the day on revalidation. There were also CPD workshops on dementia awareness, mental health awareness, Agenda for Change and assertiveness and confidence building.