Skills for Care and Salford Uni are holding a full day event on 18th July. Please share with your contacts if you feel appropriate, as this is a national event I would advise booking early.

Valuing social care in nursing education’

Emphasising the narratives and experiences of social care in pre and post registration nursing programmes.

Skills for Care are delighted to be partnering with the University of Salford to explore the value of social care in nursing education. We know from the NMC that both pre-registration nurses and nursing associates should be able to work in any setting at point of qualification, yet the presence of social care placements and programme content means that for some students social care is misunderstood and under valued.

This event brings together social care nursing, social care providers, academics and programme leads to consider the opportunities in the wide social care landscape across adult, mental health and learning disability as well as nursing associates.

Speakers include:

  • Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse Adult Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Sam Foster, Executive Nurse Director of Professional Practice, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Dr Melanie Stephens, Associate Professor in Adult Nursing, University of Salford
  • Kathryn Waldegrave, Practice Learning Lead – Nursing, & PhD student, Leeds Beckett University
  • Dr Claire Pryor, Assistant Professor in Nursing, Northumbria University
  • Professor Vanessa Heaslip, Professor of Nursing and Healthcare Equity, University of Salford

Booking information here Valuing social care in nursing education (