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Manchester nurses turn up en masse

Yesterday's NiP Event in Manchester saw over 600 nurses turn out for what was a very informative and hugely rewarding day.

NiP Events in 2008 have been getting bigger and bigger and this year's Manchester Event was no exception.

Covering a wide range of topics from menopause, wound care and smoking cessation, to the Early Nutrition Programming Project and modernising the KSF, there were topics to suit all tastes, which was probably lucky considering that some presentations proved so popular that we had to turn unlucky delegates away.

The highlight for most was Roy Lilley's post-lunch, afternoon kickstart session, where, apart from abusing latecomers, Roy gave delegates a lot to think about in terms of making changes to their practice, while at the same time remembering to be proud of what they do.

NiP Events will be taking a summer holiday for the moment, but will be returning in September for our biggest Event of the year, in London's Business Design Centre, on 23-24 September. For a full programme and to register, click here.

If you were at yesterday's Event we'd love to hear how the day went for you. Your comments: (Terms and conditions apply)

"Many thanks to everyone who came to the event. We will be investigating other options for future Nursing in Practice Events in Manchester to ensure that as more and more of you come to the event we have enough choice and space for everyone." - Elizabeth Yareham, Event Director - Head of Healthcare Events

"Excellent conference, however this being my fourth Manchester conference, I was still disappointed to find that trying to get in to the seesions in the smaller rooms can be         almost impossible. My colleague missed out on two of the seeions she wanted to attend, and I missed out on one session. We all stayed in the main hall for the brilliant session on hep c, but then missed out on the after lunch kickstart session as we needed some lunch. The Bridgewater Hall is a good venue, but lacks space for running sessions concurrently. Perhaps you may think of changing venue? We travel from Leeds each year and perhaps the eastern side of the Pennines may be worth considering? Perhaps booking in advance for the preferred sessions when registering would help cater better for the demand? Thanks again for a great conference, hopefully my criticisms can be constructive." - Beth Steenson, Leeds

"Thoroughly enjoyed the day, compliments to the team who organised the event. It seemed to go like clockwork. One suggestion I would make is offering delegates the chance to prebook the workshops in advance to avoid disappointment." - Louise Howe, Moss Side Medical Centre, Leyland

"Really enjoyed the day as usual but was rather disappointed that some chosen lectures were either full or changed on the day." - Carolyn Simpson, Oldham