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Bournemouth Speakers


We are pleased to announce the following speaker faculty for Nursing in Practice Bournemouth 2018.

Chair: Donna Davenport, Nurse Teacher, Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Donna has been a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Psychology & Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University for the past 10 years taking the lead for General Practice Nursing and sexual health programmes and involved in the development of the Nursing Associate Programme. With over 25 years experience in the NHS in both secondary and primary care she has worked as a Senior Nurse in Accident & Emergency, Practice Nurse and Practice Nurse Lead at a Primary Care Trust in the North West. Donna is particularly passionate about education, training and development for health care professionals working in primary care and works tirelessly to raise the profile of Practice Nurses within the challenging workforce development agenda facing the NHS.  Donna has a keen interest in long term conditions and contraception and sexual health, both key issues in the current public health agenda. More recently she has been involved in research activities including older people and sexual health, nurse’s knowledge of caring for patients with glaucoma in care homes and the use of assistive technology for patients with dementia living independently. In July 2018 she was awarded the Daisy Dignity in Care award for commitment to raising awareness of the challenges experienced by people with dementia.

Rosie Allison, Research Assistant, Primary Care Unit, Public Health England

Rosie is a TARGET Research Assistant with a background in Biology and Public Health. Rosie has previously been involved in qualitative research studies and her current work involves liaising with medicines management teams to collect data on local implementation of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives via a national questionnaire.

Julie Annakin, Independent Nurse Trainer

Julie has over 37 years experience in the NHS. She is a registered nurse and holds a Certificate of Education and the Diploma in Travel Medicine from the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. Prior to becoming independent, Julie was an immunisation manager in Greater Manchester, with a proven track record in facilitating increases in the local immunisation uptake rates. Julie has developed and delivered training packages for immunisation that were subsequently shared regionally and nationally. Based in Cheshire, she now works as an independent nurse consultant, delivering Immunisation and travel health training.

Dr Roger Henderson, GP and Media Medic

Dr Roger Henderson is a senior GP, recently retired from his position as the head of a 16,000 patient general practice; Linden Hall Surgery, Newport, Shropshire where he was also a GP trainer, running his large main surgery and two branch surgeries. He now works as a sessional GP for the practice in order to concentrate on his health PR and media work. One of the UK’s most respected media medics, writing regular columns for national newspapers, magazines and blogs, he appears regularly on television, radio and the internet. He chairs and speaks at many health conferences, both in the UK and globally, and is the UK Medical Director for LIVA Healthcare – winner of the Health IT firm of the year at the recent Health Investor Awards 2018. He has a special interest in influenza and vaccination.

Jill Hill, Co-Chair, TREND-UK

Jill Hill qualified in 1978 in London, and has worked in a variety of settings, including intensive care, neurosurgery, nursing home, BUPA health screening and also for the pharmaceutical industry. Her first experience of diabetes nursing was in 1975. She has worked as a diabetes nurse since 1992, firstly in mid-Staffordshire, then as manager of the diabetes nursing services at Birmingham Heartlands hospital, followed by 10 years as the nurse consultant in the community in Birmingham. She has published numerous articles and co-authored Prescribing in Diabetes. Jill lives in Wales and has recently retired from working part-time as a diabetes specialist nurse in Shropshire for several years. She continues to work on a number of projects as co-chair of TREND (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes) UK.

Jennie Smith, National Stakeholder and Nursing Networks Manager, Patient Online team at NHS England

Jennie works on the Patient Online programme, promoting GP online services to patients and supporting practices across England. She sees the digital agenda as something vital for real improvement and transformation across the NHS. Her areas of interest include engagement, communications, events and campaigning. She aims to champion the youth voice and has an interest in accessibility and equality. Previously Jennie worked on the national review of Congenital Heart Services in England and Wales with NHS England. She also led a consultation for the service transformation programme in Calderdale and Huddersfield with a focus on urgent and emergency care.

Denise Woodd, Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist, Leg Ulcers, NHS Portsmouth CCG, Portsmouth Hospital Trust

Denise has a background in district and primary care, specialising in the care of leg ulcers. She led tissue viability services across Solent NHS Trust from 2001 to 2013, and clinically managed a 5 day LU specialist clinic in Southampton.

From 2014, she has been working as an independent nurse specialist/consultant to NHS Portsmouth CCG and Queen Alexandra Hospital with their tissue viability team. Denise is also a lecturer for three primary care training companies, encompassing the Wessex and Central South England in leg ulceration, doppler, compression, skin and chronic wound care. Finally, she is a member of Hampshire Wound Care Formulary Committee.