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CPD Conferences

The Provider Quality Innovation Team offer registered nurses working in care homes, in the Essex County Council Local Authority area, an annual opportunity to attend and participate in Continuous Practice Development conferences.

The conferences are an opportunity for Nurses to keep up to date with their skills and knowledge which contributes towards evidence for their revalidation.

Past conferences have included:

Welcome keynote speakers from the Queens Nursing Institute who provide information on studies and initiatives conducted in the sector and details of the support available for registered nurses working in care homes.

A range of clinical training sessions, such as:

PEG feeding

Male/Female Catheterisation

Tracheostomy Care

Syringe Pump Practical

Pressure Ulcer new guidance

Environmental Cleaning

Wound Care

Care Planning

A networking lunch provides nurses an opportunity to visit the conference display stands and to meet representatives from across the sector. Past conferences have included stands from the National Midwifery CouncilRoyal College of Nursing and Skills for Care.


Virtual CPD Conference

The Coronavirus pandemic prevented face to face conferences in 2020, however we were able to hold virtual Registered Nurses CPD Conferences in December 2020, June 2021 and January 2022 offering focused support related to the challenges and pressures of the pandemic including sessions on:

QNI - Support for Nurses during COVID19

Delirium & Covid19

Covid19 Recovery for Residents

Self-Care & Recovery for staff.

Namaste Care for Advanced Dementia at End of Life


Long Covid Fatigue and Deconditioning

Symptom Management/ Recognising last days of Life

Wound Care and assessment

We are  planning our 2024/25 CPD Conferences, if there are any specific subjects which would support your skills and development please email quality.innovation@essex.gov.uk 

All of the conferences provide Certificates detailing the number of CPD Participatory hours and conference agenda.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) detail that a component of the CPD for revalidation must include 20 hours of participatory learning: "Participatory learning is a learning activity undertaken with one or more professionals where you personally interact with other people. The learning activity does not always need to be in a shared physical environment, it could be in a virtual environment, such as an online discussion group or a professional Twitter discussion. The professionals you engage with through participatory learning do not have to be health care professionals."


For further information regarding revalidation requirements please see https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/revalidation/continuing-professional-development





Last updated: 03/04/2024