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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too!
Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.
Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.
Feedback from attendees included:
‘This session offered a guide for those of us who are as yet unpublished.’
‘Really useful and balanced day, thoroughly enjoyed with excellent range of interesting speakers.’
‘Many good points I will be able to use in my everyday work and private situations.’
‘Very interesting and thought provoking, also confirmed approach and attitude to dress, won’t power dress!!’
‘Excellent day very useful advice interesting, amusing and entertaining – more please.’
Speakers included: Mo Girach, Business Strategist and Special Advisor to NHS Alliance and Associate to Kings Fund, talking about the changes to the structure and function of the NHS, and the challenges and opportunities this offers nurses; and Kath Lancaster, an Independent Nurse Consultant, giving an overview on writing a business plan. There were also presentations from three nurses: Mary Warrilow, Jane Gray and Celia Suppiah, about the challenges of setting up and running their own social enterprise, and taking an enterprise still in the planning stage through to an established social enterprise running for over two years. Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive:
'Good to share, discuss ideas with like minded positive people.'
'Too often nowadays our ideas are 'squashed' by managers saying this is not your role!!!'
'I know more with regards to both social enterprise and business in nursing.'
'Excellent speakers. Motivating. I am really glad I attended for the networking opportunity and also to be inspired.'