Final call for NICE 2008: excellence in action
Places are still available for ‘NICE 2008: excellence in action', which is taking place at Manchester Central Convention Complex from 3-4 December. There will be something for everyone interested in delivering excellent clinical care, preventing ill-health or promoting health and wellbeing within the NHS, local authorities and the private, voluntary and community sectors.
April 2009 will mark our 10th anniversary and, to celebrate, the conference will reflect on our impact over the past decade, as well as looking at what the future holds in store for NICE.
A particular emphasis will be given to the proposals put forward by Lord Darzi, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, in his review, ‘Our NHS, our future'. This includes NICE taking responsibility for NHS Evidence, a new service which will draw on local, national and international sources of information to help NHS staff in their decision-making.
The focus will be firmly on the practical, with an emphasis on case studies, alongside all the latest news and views about the design, delivery and audit of NICE guidance.
Plenary sessions will examine the issues facing the NHS and showcase success in both clinical and public health services. In fringe sessions, speakers from a range of patient groups will address issues such as race equality and patient involvement in NICE decisions.
Shortlisted winners from the NICE Shared Learning Awards will feature throughout the programme, appearing at plenary sessions, workshops and the Shared Learning Zone in the exhibition hall.
This year the entries are divided into three categories: general systems, clinical guidelines and public health projects, with a top prize of £1500 for the overall winner. (The winners will feature in a future ‘In focus' article.)
Key speakers at the conference will include:
Lord Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point, who will address how NICE guidance can make an impact on healthcare inequalities.
Dame Carol Black, National Director, Health and Work. Dame Carol will look at the impact NICE has had on healthcare over the last decade.
Professor David Hunter, Chairman, UKPHA , who will lead a discussion on public health guidance.
For full details and to book online go to www.nice2008.co.uk
This page was last updated: 20 April 2010