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Liverpool Speakers

Liverpool 2019 Speakers

Speakers at Nursing in Practice Liverpool 2019 include:

Chair: Marilyn Eveleigh, Independent Nurse Consultant and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

As the former Head of Clinical Quality & Risk and Lead Nurse at NHS Brighton & Hove, Marilyn Eveleigh was the Named Nurse for Child & Adult safeguarding and has undertaken Serious Incidents investigations and led the Health Investigation clinical team. Presently she is a member of the Nursing in Practice Advisory Board, which supports national conferences, a bi-monthly journal, a lively website and national annual Awards for primary and community nurses. She has led the development of Practice Nursing Competencies and a Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes and acts as an independent trainer, clinical incident investigator and consultant for quality, patient safety and primary care nursing.

Dr Richard Clibbens, Consultant Nurse, Trust Non-Medical Prescribing Lead, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Richard is a registered mental health and adult nurse and has been a Consultant Nurse in older people’s mental health and dementia for the past 18 years. He has published a number of book chapters and articles related to this clinical area. He completed his PhD related to younger people with dementia at The University of Sheffield in 2016. His main clinic role is in the diagnosis of dementia. Richard has recently been appointed as a nurse on the Quality Standards Advisory Committee for Dementia and was previously a nurse member of the Committee which produced the updated Dementia Guideline for Health & Social Care published in June 2018.

Dr Maryanne Freer, Director, GP and primary care training, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Dr Maryanne Freer is a practising psychiatrist in Northumberland, a general practice clinical academic leading a part of the medical degree in primary care at Newcastle University, as well as being the CWMT GP Educator. She has held a lectureship in primary care since 1996 and has worked in post graduate GP education in mental health since 1999 having worked at national and regional NIMHE and local PCT and GP practice level. Dr Freer works closely with the Royal College of General Practice, GP Deaneries and VTS schemes UK wide as well as with CCGs and GP practice teams.

Heather Henry, Nurse Entrepreneur, Owner, Brightness Management, Founder, BreathChamps and BreathStars

Queen’s Nurse Heather is a nurse entrepreneur, social innovator and health policy influencer. She chaired New NHS Alliance, which influences national health strategy and policy on health inequalities, for over 2 years.
Her national nurse leadership focuses on the development of primary and community nursing, particularly general practice nursing. She is a former practice nurse, director of primary care, deputy director of commissioning and children’s trust project director. 
A frontline nurse, Heather practises a social model of public health, co-producing solutions with local people. Her latest innovation is BreathChamps: Where whole communities learn about children’s asthma in fun ways.
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, she was named as one of the ‘top 70 standout health and care stars’ . In 2016 Heather received the Open University Business School Alumnus Award for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Society’.

Clair Priestly, Tissue Viability Nurse Lead, Manchester Local Care Organisation (North Manchester)

After working in District Nursing in Calderdale for 13 years, Clair Priestley began working as a Tissue Viability in the acute setting in Bradford before moving to her current position as Tissue Viability Nurse Lead in North Manchester Community Services, Pennine Acute NHS Trust. She is passionate about improving leg ulcer management and is currently working closely with the District Nursing teams in the local area to ensure all patients are receiving optimal treatment. Part of her service is a wound care service for the homeless and hard to reach populations.

Jennie Smith, National Stakeholder and Nursing Networks Manager, Primary Care Digital Transformation team, NHS England

Jennie Smith works for the Primary Care Digital Transformation (PCDT) team at NHS England. Her background is in teaching and education but since working in the NHS she specialises in engagement, communications and events. Jennie is also responsible for the Nursing Engagement strategy for PCDT and has enjoyed setting up a Digital Nurse Network to engage and inform our nursing staff on the digital agenda. Jennie holds a personal interest in health technology, the use of data to provide better care and digital services as an enabler for patient empowerment.