This week we exhibited at the London Nurse Show (LNS), which took place in London’s Alexandra Palace. LNSis free for nurses to attend and there were 1000 nurses registered across the two days. It is a bespoke event with student sessions available during the second half of day two.
A policy debate between the three main electoral parties launched the show. Each party was given 15 minutes to outline their healthcare policy and its impact on nursing including topics such as procurement, legal and ethics, misconduct, whistleblowing, pay and conditions, recruitment banding and career progression. This was followed by a debate using delegates’ questions.
LNS delivered interactive clinical workshops on topics ranging from intravenous therapy, to tissue viability, to continence. This form of education is hands-on, offering a unique experience and engagement with each therapy area or condition.
We had the privilege of hosting an engaging and interactive workshop where our Assistant Training & Congress Manager, Natalia Wieclaw, was joined by Maureen Benbow, Tissue Viability Expert and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester, to co-present a workshop on empowering nurses and patients to manage and care for scarring.
The audience were highly engaged which allowed us to have a debate on the issues in this area of care with nurses. No-one in the audience could say that they had had training in how to advise patients on scarring, so we were pleased to have the opportunity to talk to nurses about best practice in this area.
If you are a health care professional looking for training on scars and stretch marks, you can download resources from the training section of our website here.