NICE 2008: highlights, including the Shared Learning Awards
‘NICE 2008: excellence in action', our 10th anniversary conference, will focus firmly on the practical. The event, which is taking place at Manchester's Central Convention Complex from 3-4 December, will feature a range of ‘real life' case studies during a mix of plenary and mini-plenary sessions, master classes and workshops.
NICE 2008 is aimed at all those working in healthcare and public health within the NHS, local authorities and the private, voluntary and community sectors, as well as patients, carers, the general public and those who represent them.
Delegates will explore the secrets of success and share their experiences with experts from both the clinical and public health worlds.
In addition, in response to feedback from last year's conference, there will be more opportunities to network with colleagues during several ‘open space' workshops hosted by our partner organisations. Topics covered will include: public health, commissioning in primary care, clinical engagement and secondary care, clinical audit and management.
Conference speakers will discuss their predictions for the NHS over the next 10 years and we will be sharing the latest news and views on the design, delivery and audit of NICE guidance.
One of the highlights of the event will be the presentation of the Shared Learning Awards for those who have shared their experiences of implementing NICE guidance (including what did and didn't work) with us. New this year is the opportunity for contestants to compete for a prize of £500 in one of three categories: general systems, clinical guidelines and public health. The overall winner gets an additional £1000.
All shortlisted candidates will be offered free and discounted places at the conference - as well as a chance to share their experiences with conference delegates.To be in with a chance of winning, submit your examples of best practice to the NICE shared learning database by 30 September atwww.nice.org.uk/sharedlearning
‘NICE 2008 will be our 10th anniversary conference and so provides the perfect platform for us to reflect with colleagues in the NHS and public health sectors on the successes and challenges that NICE and the NHS have faced over the last decade,' says Chief Executive Andrew Dillon. ‘It will be a great opportunity for networking and sharing experience.'
Book now to receive the early bird discount -rates held at 2007 levels until 31 July. For full details and online booking go towww.nice2008.co.uk
Conference speakers will include:
- Lord Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point
- Dame Carol Black, National Director, Health and Work
- Mark Britnell, Director General of Commissioning and Systems Management
- Harry Cayton, Chief Executive, Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
- Professor David Hunter, Chairman, UKPHA
- Andy McKeon, Head of Health, Audit Commission
- Jenni Murray, Broadcaster and Journalist
- David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS in England
- Dr Dinah Roy, Practice-based Commissioning Lead, Sedgefield Primary Care Trust
This page was last updated: 20 April 2010