The GHA have announced its 7th Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting Conference which will be held on 11th October at the Europa Retreat Centre.

The conference will take place between 8am and 5pm, and its aim is to give staff the opportunity to share examples of best practice in improving patient experience through innovation.

Nurses working in Gibraltar for other agencies are also welcome to attend and can book places through Mrs Erica Borg and Ms Zyanne Ward, Nursing Administration, St Bernard’s Hospital, Ext 2316/2362.

The Conference will follow a similar format as previous years with Mr Wayne Barton, Director of Nursing Services (Ag) and Mrs Kay Rajkumar, Deputy Director of Nursing Services (Ag), opening proceedings. The programme encompasses key presentations focusing on innovation as a core theme and nine ‘break away’ sessions where healthcare professionals have an opportunity to share their innovative practice with colleagues.

The GHA have announced their three keynote speakers:

Professor Jane Cummings

Jane was previously a nurse, specialising in Emergency Care before progressing into general management. She has held a wide variety of clinical and managerial roles including Director of Commissioning, Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive. In February 2014, she became the National Lead for emergency care which involved working closely with clinical colleagues and NHS managers to agree and implement the 98% operational standard.

Sir Jonathan Asbridge

Sir Jonathan is the Group Clinical Director of Health Care at Home – an organisation which provides acute homecare and oncology services to people across the UK and in Europe. Jonathan has worked in health care for 39 years both as a clinical nurse and manager from the ward to ministerial appointed government positions. Jonathan was the inaugural President of the Nursing and Midwifery Council leading the organisation through its formation and the implementation of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001.

Mr Ian Felice

Ian is a Partner of Hassan’s’ Corporate and Commercial Team and is currently also the Chief Executive Officer of Line Group Limited, Hassan’s’ affiliated Trust and Corporate Services provider. He has also been the Chairman of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Registration Board of Gibraltar since 2012.