Inaugural Professional Development Event – 22 Sep 16

Inaugural Education and Professional Development Event

The Guild of Nurses was hosted by The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London on Thursday 22nd September. This was an event tailored for stimulating interest in the guild and livery companies that influenced nursing history and the innovation technologies that nurses are leading for engaging in challenging patient care concerns. The event was ideal for the audience seeking opportunities to support their revalidation records with the NMC.


Julia Mingay - Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee and event organiser

Two eminent Professors presented vibrant, thought provoking and engaging lectures.  Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE, Professor of Nursing Policy, presented an exhilarating lecture charting the struggles of eminent nurses , from across the globe, to move nursing from the apprenticeship model to the graduate status that befits the profession.. She provided a fascinating lens on the industry that developed around equipment for nursing work, which brought into focus how central nursing was to the Livery Companies financial success.


Professor Anne Marie Rafferty

Professor Patricia Grocott, Professor of Nursing Technology and Innovation, spoke about the research work that she leads where co-design shapes the interventions for people with vulnerable skin breakdown present clinical challenges for which the multi disciplinary healthcare teams are ill equipped to be able to provide bespoke  devices and systems to record care success. Bringing device users, fashion designers, engineers, technologists, material specialists and industry together Patricia's teams develop interventions for wound and body care to meet personal needs of the patient and their families. The client centered sensitivity that was presented was extraordinary


Professor Patricia Grocott

The two lectures were an excellent starting point for the Guild to provide education and professional development opportunities for Guild members. The 47 participants for the evening completed evaluation forms which were extremely positive and future events will be published on the Guild website shortly.

Comments from the evening

'Fantastic lectures'

'Each lecture excellent, deserved their own evening, really enjoyed the evening '

'A very good evening. Well done the committee for finding such excellent speakers'

'Extremely enjoyable. A wonderful event '

'Excellent evening with very good lectures'

'Very enjoyable event, thank you'