Nursing in Practice events returned to Birmingham on the 28th June 2018. After 14 years of hosting the event in November at the NEC, we mixed it up this year and moved down the road to The National Conference Centre.

The event was bought forward to June for the first time in an attempt to avoid growing winter pressures and the demands of flu season, along with allowing nurses from the West Midlands and beyond to gain some valuable CPD before the summer holidays.

Over 500 primary care and community nurses attended the event, of which 99%* would recommend the event to a colleague. Nursing in Practice Birmingham also boasted a comprehensive programme full of clinical content across four streams, with one dedicated to mental health topics, along with an extensive exhibition showcasing the newest developments in nursing.

Here is what some of our delegates had to say about the day:

  • ‘It refreshed my enthusiasm for learning and nursing. Thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and the subjects, left wanting more, always a good thing. Thank you.’
  • ‘The best and most relevant nursing conference I have been to in years in all ways. Telling everyone to go to the next one.’

There was a tea party in the afternoon to celebrate the NHS 70th birthday, which was followed by Claire Murdoch, the mental health director for NHS England, giving a keynote address on the recent developments in mental health services.

*of those surveyed