On Wednesday 6 February, Nursing in Practice Events is coming to Northern Ireland for the first time! The inaugural event will be held in the King's Hall, Belfast, bringing its popular combination of educational workshops, lively motivational sessions, and an exhibition from major pharmaceutical companies as well as charities and colleges.
This event will also be a first, inasmuch as it features both a practice nursing stream, and a new public health stream – in partnership with the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association.
The keynote address will be provided by Chief Nursing Officer, Martin Bradley, and is entitled "The challenges and opportunities facing community nurses in Northern Ireland".
During the day, there will also be sessions on HPV vaccination, smoking cessation, pain management, forgotten symptoms of the menopause, dementia, and many others.
The public health stream will include sessions on record keeping, postnatal depression, and the prevention and management of falls. There will be a motivational session from laughter therapist Joe Hoare, who will show how to use positive engagement, wellbeing, and humour, to help patients achieve optimum results.
If you can't make it to Belfast, there are plenty of other NiP Events to attend throughout the year – in Glasgow (11 March), Cardiff (8 April), Newcastle (23 April), Manchester (20 May), London (23,24 September), and Birmingham (19 November).
Each event features speakers with national profiles, as well as local specialists and policy makers from the RCN and Department of Health. You can register online for any of the events by clicking here.