Better at Home with Better Training

3rd Jul 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

Better at Home with Better Training – Dr Anita Flynn

It has long been recognised that children and young people with complex and technology needs do ‘Better at Home’. It is essential however that parents and care givers are confident and competent to provide the 24/7 care that is required once back at home. Key to this is having access to high quality and consistent training. This conference will explore some of the challenges and solutions in enabling access to high quality training.


  • 8.30-9.30 – Registration, exhibition & posters
  • 9.30-9.45 – Welcome
  • 9.45-10.30 – Keynote: Why good training matters: Jo Keating, Innovation Delivery Manager, Imperial College Health Partners, London
  • 10.30-11.00am – Better at Home: Being prepared : WellChild Nurse Specialist Parent Trainers
  • 11.00-11.25 – Break, exhibition & poster viewing
  • 11.30-12.55 – Workshop options x 2 of 8
  • 12.55- 13.45 – Lunch, networking & viewing exhibition
  • 13.45 -15.20 – Workshop options x 2 of 8
  • 15.20 -15.45 – Refreshments
  • 15.45 -16.15 – An original performance: Rob Young, Professor Bernie Carter & Performing Arts
  • 16.15-16.30 – Poster winners & Conference summary & close.

Topics on the day will include looking at why good training matters, the impact of 24/7 care, barriers to communication and emotional resilience. In addition there will be master class sessions in the ‘Better at Home’ simulation suite as well as an opportunity to take part in ‘The Mother of all Pain.’ Facilitated by Professor Bernie Carter, this interactive session will explore the very real issue of children’s pain.

Poster Guidelines:

  • The subject matter should reflect the focus of the conference – the challenges and solutions in enabling access to high quality training
  • Individuals or teams can submit more than one poster but only if they relate to different projects/areas of work/issues.
  • Posters relating to personal or professional advertising will not be accepted
  • Please ensure that your poster is A1 portrait or landscape size and laminated
  • Posters will be positioned in the exhibitor area in the Foyer
  • You will be allocated a space to exhibit your poster on arrival at the conference venue.
  • Please try to arrive before 9.00am to provide adequate time to put up your poster – materials to attach your poster will be provided.
  • Delegates will be encouraged to view the posters during the breaks so please consider being near your poster – especially during the lunch break –  to answer any questions
  • Please include your contact details should anyone wish to contact you about your presentation after the conference
  • It is your responsibility to remove your poster immediately at the end of the conference otherwise it will be discarded

Further information is available here

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