For the first time, UK Reserve Forces will be represented at the NHS Confederation Annual Conference
this week. See below for opportunities where you can engage.
Our colleagues from the UK Reserve Forces will be joining us on the NHS Workforce Village stand (H20 – Hall 2) to promote the benefits that NHS organisations can gain from employing members of the Reserve Forces and to answer any queries you have.
Focus group session
As a feature of the NHS Workforce Village, delegates can meet with the senior nurse who led clinical operations at the Kerrytown treatment facility in Sierra Leone. She will share her experiences of leading teams from different backgrounds and how they maintained standards of care while operating in a challenging environment. Come and see an example of the equipment used and hear how they overcame the challenges this presented.
Sessions will take place on Wednesday 3 June from 2.30pm – 3pm and Thursday 4 June from 2pm – 2.30pm.
Plenary session - ‘From conflict to crisis: leading and managing the change’
As the final conference plenary session, Brigadier Kevin Beaton OBE and his team from 2 Medical Brigade will share their experiences of having to rapidly train healthcare workforce to competently and confidently manage Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. This was a far cry from the training provided in battlefield medicine, and the skills and experience that service personnel had honed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hear how they managed this transition – the challenges, successes and the learning – and consider how we can apply the learning as we look at delivering different models of care.
For more information on employing reservists please see our dedicated web section