Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference

Programme

The plenary sessions will give focused updates on key changes and policies affecting community practice in the UK, and the dedicated break-out sessions allow delegates to tailor a programme that meets their individual interests. We want delegates to be empowered by the knowledge passed on from our expert speakers and to believe that they have the opportunity to influence their future.

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Plenary
Masterclasses
Concurrent
Fringe
CNN

Registration

8.30-9.20

Chair’s remarks

09.00-09.10
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Welcome from Unite

09.10-09.20
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Period equality – Why hasn’t it happened yet?

10.10-10.40

Gabby started the charity Bloody Good Period to do something to provide menstrual products for those who can't afford to buy them. What started as a whip-round on Facebook is now a growing enterprise with a vision to end period poverty.

The session will cover the stigma of periods and period poverty – the stats, the impact and what has been promised in UK schools. We will hear what Gabby would like to see happen to reach period equality and how can community practitioners can help.

Speaker: Gabby Edlin, CEO and Founder, The Bloody Good Period Charity

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Refreshment Break

10.40-11.20

Refreshment break - exhibition, networking and poster display
(includes 10 minutes additional time to move back to session)

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Equalising the life-chances of all children in the first 1001 days: the need for new sorts of evidence

11.20-11.50

Highlights of the latest up to date evidence underpinning the importance of supporting healthy child development in the first 1000 days with a focus on early infant mental health, positive parent-infant relationships, secure attachment and bonding, reducing the risks of the negative consequences of insecure attachment in the short and long term, progress made in this area and supportive resources/strategies for practitioners.

Speaker: Dr Jane Barlow, Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation, Dept Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

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Equality – Why Are We Still Talking About This?

11.50-12.20

Equality issues have come a long way but there is still more work to be done. Why is inequality still so prevalent and what can you do to influence a more equal and positive future. Whether you feel discriminated against or work with colleagues who may feel this way, you will hear how you can receive and provide support.

Yvonne will discuss the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), a requirement for NHS commissioners and NHS healthcare providers including independent organisations, through the NHS standard contract.

Speaker: Yvonne Coghill CBE, FRCN, Fellow KCL (Hon), Director - WRES Implementation Team, NHS England

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Adoption and fostering

12.20-12.50

Sabrina will present on her experience of adopting a child and the views of a new parent and of a professional working for the same trust that provided the service. The session will touch on the experience of post adoption depression and how the heath visiting service handles it and to present a new approach to working for health visitors and families who have adopted.

Speaker: Sabrina Purse, CNN, Dorset Healthcare

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Lunch

12.50-13.50

Lunch - exhibition, networking and poster display
(includes 10 minutes additional time to move back to session)

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Masterclasses

13.50-14.35

Masterclass 1: Regulation beyond initial registration

The NMC is the regulator for all nurses and midwives in the UK, and nursing associates in England. We set the standards that all nurses, midwives and nursing associates must meet to enter our register and practice. Once a nurse or midwife has joined the NMC register they can undertake further education and training to join the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) part of the register (third part) or be noted as having a Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) on the register. During 2018 we commissioned an independent evaluation of our specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) and specialist practice qualification standards (SPQ) and this report has now been published.

In this masterclass we will explore the future of regulation beyond initial registration, taking the wider health and policy environment across the UK and the impact on what future post registration standards need to focus on.

Speaker: Anne Trotter, Assistant Director for Education and Standards in the Education & Standards directorate at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Masterclass 2: Safeguarding supervision

In this session Michelle will present an overview of safeguarding from her study and will give delegates an understanding on why supervision is essential based on new evidence and how best to achieve this.

Speaker: Michelle Moseley, Chair Wales region CPHVA

Masterclass 3: The Lincolnshire HV dispute - the how, where, what, why and when

In this session the Unite CPHVA Representatives from Lincolnshire, along with their Regional Officer will explain the background to the widely reported dispute with Lincolnshire County Council. They will discuss how they moved from a position of having no union representatives in their organisation to having five. They will describe their experience of being a representative, the process of becoming organised, in a union sense, and the reasons behind the unprecedented decision to take strike action. Finally, they will talk about their actions, in particular being the first health visitors to strike. If you have ever felt you do not have a voice, this is the session for you!

Chair: Jane Beach, Lead Professional Officer, Regulation, East and West Midlands, Unite Health

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Masterclass 4: Planning for a better future: The NHS Pensions landscape for the Community Practitioner

For some NHS pensions can either be an exhilarating topic (especially to anyone approaching retirement) or to others paint drying can be more exhilarating! But it is a key part of the benefits package of being an NHS employees and essential in planning our lives when we want stop working or work less.  This session with Unite National Officer for Health and NHS Pensions Board member, Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, is targeted to anyone who wants to know the latest about the review in employees contributions to NHS pensions, the differences between the 2008 and 2015 schemes, you want to find out what an ERRBO is, if you qualified for special class status, or just want to find out a bit more about the NHS pension.  There is no guarantee that we will be able to answer all your questions (please check out https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-pensions  if you do have any pressing pensions questions) but we can point you in right direction and bring clarity to this intriguing topic.

Speaker: Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, National Officer Health  & Community, Youth & Play workers

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Session changeover

14.35-14.40

Concurrent Sessions

14.40-15.40

Concurrent session 1

Paper 1: Implementing a sustainable health visiting program, to improve outcomes for vulnerable families and achieve population-level effects.
Speaker: Wendy Sumpton, MECSH-UK Implementation Consultant, Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting {MECSH} and Beulah Hook, MECSH UK Implementation Consultant, MECSH UK

Paper 2: Influence on Policies affecting Health (IPAH) Found wanting: Voice, Visibility and Power
Speaker: Janice Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Swansea University

Concurrent session 2

Paper 1: Angry, ANGRY Angus: A children’s book and teaching resource pack to help children talk about their feelings.

Speaker: Katrina Sealey, School Nurse, Children & Family Health Surrey

Paper 2: Asking about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in health visiting: Sharing learning from pilot delivery and examining evaluation findings

Speaker: Katie Hardcastle, Senior Public Health Researcher and Ceri Hughes, Flying Start Health Visitor Team Manager Anglesey, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Trust

Concurrent session 3

Paper 1: Family Drug & Alcohol Court Health Visitors working with trauma and addictions: improving children’s lifelong outcomes
Speaker: Pam Dickerson, Health Visitor, Turn Around for Children Service and Emma Hawthorne, Health Visitor, Turn Around for Children Service

Paper 2: Health Visiting or Policing: Working with mothers and children in the context of women’s refuge.
Speaker: Tanya Dennis, Health Visitor, Specialist/ Domestic Violence Lead 0-19 services, Central and North London NHS Foundation Trust

Concurrent session 4

Paper 1: Utilising the lens of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practice to consider the implications of the NMC 2018 standards for the assessment and supervision of nurses.
Speakers: Jean Evers, Head of department, Chester University and Deborah Haydock

Paper 2: What impact do behavioural interventions have on sleep related outcomes for preschool children. A systematic review.

Speaker: Abigail Phipps, Health Visitor, Clinical Practice Teacher Team Coordinator, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

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Refreshment Break

15.40-16.10

Refreshment break - exhibition, networking and poster display
(includes 10 minutes additional time to move back to session)

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County Lines and exploitation

16.10-16.50

Speaker: John Dunworth, Training Manager, Violence and Vulnerability Unit

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Session to be announced

16.50-17.30

Conference close

17.30

Conference Party

19.00

Registration

08.30-09.20

Welcome to Day 2

09.20-09.30

What’s new in the 5th edition of Health for All Children

9.30-10.40

Find out about the latest evidence supporting child health programmes in the UK that led to the updated recommendations from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Speaker: Professor Alan Emond, Professor of Child Health, Centre for Academic Child Health, Bristol Medical School

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Session to be announced

10.40-11.00

Refreshment Break

11.00-11.30

Refreshment break - exhibition, networking and poster display
(includes 10 minutes additional time to move back to session)

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Masterclasses

11.30-12.15

Masterclass 6: Infant Mental health in practice - the importance of your role in helping babies get the best start in life

In this session you will be able to see some parent-infant work in progress and gain insights into some of the common and more complex difficulties addressed, and hear about why early specialist help is so important for babies as well as their parents.

We will be thinking about ways in which community practitioners and health visitors can support parent-infant relationships in the first 1001 critical days of a new baby's existence.  You will hear about how you can gain access to further training and develop your interest and skills in this vital and growing field.

We will be thinking about our shared responsibility in contributing to the development of an 'infant mental health culture' wherever we work

Speaker: Peter Toolan (M.Psych. Psych. Dip. M.Th. MACP), Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Clinical Lead, NEWPIP, Newcastle Parent Infant Partnership/Children North East

Masterclass 7:

Part 1: How Could You Recognise A Victim of Modern Slavery?

Human trafficking is a highly lucrative trade and it is estimated that over 40 million people are affected globally. All members of the public, and in particular health professionals, play a critical role in identifying, responding to and treating victims of Modern Slavery. Victims, can often however be difficult to identify or reach; as access to these individuals is often closely guarded and controlled.

Survivors or those rescued have many psychological and physical injuries that need to be managed long-term by health specialists (Helen Bamber Foundation 2015). Safeguarding though, is highly complex, often dangerous and time critical. Botched attempts to rescue could lead to more serious repercussions for those who are already deemed vulnerable.

At Cardiff University, and in collaboration with School of Medicine and the Cardiff & Vale Modern Slavery Forum, we are leading in the field nationally by embedding this subject into all undergraduate nursing and medical training. Raising awareness about Modern Slavery features as an important component across our taught curriculum and wider dissemination at events such as this gives wider coverage to something that is very real, but often ‘unseen’.

Speaker: Diana De, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

Part 2: Modern Slavery and Sex Workers

Speaker: Nici Evans, Lead Officer, The Cardiff Partnership Board

Masterclass 8: The Lincolnshire HV dispute - the how, where, what, why and when

In this session the Unite CPHVA Representatives from Lincolnshire, along with their Regional Officer will explain the background to the widely reported dispute with Lincolnshire County Council. They will discuss how they moved from a position of having no union representatives in their organisation to having five. They will describe their experience of being a representative, the process of becoming organised, in a union sense, and the reasons behind the unprecedented decision to take strike action. Finally, they will talk about their actions, in particular being the first health visitors to strike. If you have ever felt you do not have a voice, this is the session for you!

Chair: Jane Beach, Lead Professional Officer, Regulation, East and West Midlands, Unite Health

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Masterclass 9: Protecting a professional service and the integrity of the Profession: Making a success of transferring employer

Over the past six years, services that have traditionally employed community practitioners in England are now being commissioned by local authorities.  This aligned to the English purchaser/provider split in the NHS means that employees face the uncertain prospect of transferring employers every few years.    What is the best way to prepare for such a transfer and what mechanisms should community practitioners and locally accredited reps (LAR) have in place to ensure rights, prospects, pay, terms and conditions and the service they are able to provide, stay stable and an effective voice is maintained for the profession locally?     This session will be hosted by Unite National Officers for Health, Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe and Jackie Williams and they will go through various case studies of transfers and give tips and hints for success.

Speaker: Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, National Officer Health  & Community, Youth & Play workers

Masterclass 10: Community Practitioner: get yourself in print

What do delegates need to do in order to get their name (and work) into the journal. The team will be on hand to advise on what content/sections you can contribute to, what are the processes involved.

Delegates will gain an insight into how they can contribute to the journal – the different ways they can shape the publication’s content and direction and will fully comprehend the personal and professional benefits to delegates from contributing.

Come and meet the editorial team, bring any content ideas and pose any questions.

Speakers: Emma Godfrey, Community Practitioner and Aviva Attias, Community Practitioner

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Session changeover

12.15-12.20

Concurrent Sessions

12.20-13.20

Concurrent session 5

Paper 1: A qualitative study exploring school nurse’s experiences of safeguarding adolescents (10-19 years) in their role in practice.
Speaker: Nadine Littler, Senior Lecturer, University of Cumbria

Paper 2: Three Clicks Away! The Impact Advertising, the Internet and Pornography has on young people’s Relationships and Sexual Health.
Speaker: Viv Crouch, Sexual Health Lead for the School Nurse Team, Virgin Care

Concurrent session 6

Paper 1: The perspectives of ethnic minority parents on the complementary feeding practices of their infants and young children
Speaker: Karen McForrester, Health Visitor, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Paper 2: Ready to Relate – The Parent Infant Relationship Resource Cards. Bringing the evidence to the people who really matter – the families.
Speaker: Jane Dickens, Strategic Breastfeeding Lead, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

Concurrent session 7

Paper 1: Key Stage 3 Website: An innovative way to engage young people with health promotion messages.
Speaker: Natasha Dawe, Specialist School Nurse, Children and Family Health Surrey and Katrina Sealey, School Nurse, Children & Family Health Surrey

Paper 2: Use of a text messaging service for communication with parents and carers.
Speaker: Caroline Palmer, Digital Clinical Lead & Community Nurse, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Concurrent session 8

Paper 1: Injury prevention photosphere: an intervention for use by families and community-based professionals
Speaker: Toity Deave, Associate Professor for Family & Child Health, University of the West of England, Bristol

Paper 2: ICON: babies cry, you can cope – A programme to prevent Abusive Head Trauma
Speaker: Suzanne Smith, ICON Founder and Programme Advisor, Hampshire CCG

Concurrent session 9

Paper 1: To Prescribe or not to prescribe – What is the Problem? An Exploration of Non-Medical prescribing amongst Health Visitors.
Speaker: Rebecca Rippon, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester

Paper 2: Living Your Best Life: supporting young people’s transition into adulthood using a community based multi-agency approach.
Speakers: Afsana Begum,Public Health Advisor, London Borough of Newham, 0-19 Childrens Health Service and Shal Henry-Treloa, School Nurse Public Health Advisor, London Borough of Newham, 0-19 Childrens Health Service

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Lunch

13.20-14.20

Lunch - exhibition, networking and poster display
(includes 10 minutes additional time to move back to session)

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Bright Sky – Using technology to support victims of Domestic & Sexual Abuse

14.20-14.50

 

 

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Conference Awards

14.50-15.00

Session to be announced

15.00-15.30

Mental Health in the Workplace

15.30-15.40

This session will explore the importance of good mental health at work and will present research revealing that staff are increasingly absent from work with stress-related illnesses. Delegates will learn how stress can affect mental health and how to spot early signs and symptoms.

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Conference close

15.40