Nurses play a fundamental role in the healthcare system, carrying frontline care, directing care with other healthcare professionals, and acting as advocates for patients. The nursing workforce, however, is under extreme strain with the aging population and increasing rate of chronic disease. Subsequently, The Kings Fund reported that more than 34,000 nurses left their role in the NHS, an increase of 25 percent from the previous year. Supporting the nursing workforce is vital to guaranteeing quality patient care and meeting the growing demand for healthcare services. Now is time to prioritise the recruitment, retention, and professional development of nurses, in order to build a strong workforce that meets the healthcare needs of today and tomorrow.

  • 81% felt that patient care was being compromised due to not having enough registered nurses on shift, according to a 2022 report by The Royal College of Nursing
  • The same report found that almost two-thirds (61%) of nurses were unable to take the breaks they were supposed to have
  • 81% of People View Nursing as a Favourable Career Choice, as found by, a 2022 survey from the Nursing Journal

    Join us at The Nursing Workforce Conference 2022 to hear the latest updates from leading experts on recruiting and retaining nurses. Hear best practice case studies covering a range of topics, including creating strong nursing workforce strategies, staff mental health and wellbeing support, and increasing progression and professional development opportunities. Additionally, you will have the chance to network with senior colleagues in your field, providing you with the opportunity to discuss shared difficulties and solutions.

Why Attend:

✓ Latest updates and initiatives for improving nursing recruitment and retention
✓ Best practice case studies for improving EDI and well-being in the nursing workforce
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the healthcare sector
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Library services, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration
  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Sharon Weldon, Professor of Healthcare Simulation and Workforce Development, University of Greenwich (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Transforming Nursing Workforce Recruitment Strategies: The Latest National Updates and Guidance

    • Stop compromising care: guidance on applying the RCN recommendations to improve workforce supply and deliver better care
    • Effectively embedding the Real-Centre approach to develop a nursing supply model
    • Implementing a diverse and inclusive work culture to improve employee experience and encourage retention
    • Advice on facilitating international recruitment to tackle the current decline in domestic workforce

    Charli Hadden, Policy Advisor, Royal College of Nursing (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Creating Robust Strategies for Boosting the Local Nursing Workforce

    Amanda Dunkley, Assistant Director People Services, North Cumbria Integrated Care (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Implementing the National EDI Improvement to Develop a Sustainable and Resilient Nursing Workforce

    Terry Roberts, Chief People Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers 

  • Breakout Networking: Whole-System Approach: Identifying the Effects of Staff Wellbeing on Retention and Recruitment

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in creating nursing workforce strategies that successfully retention and recruitment. Allowing you to share your experiences and common solutions

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Developing the Local Nursing Workforce Through International Recruitment Strategies

    Joselito Marinas, Deputy Director of Nursing Workforce Development, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Pre-Recorded Case Study: Delivering Robust Mental Health Support to Prevent Burnout of Nursing Staff

    Moya Flaherty, Head of Professional & Practice Development, Northampton General Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *Programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be workforce leads, nurses and others working in the healthcare sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Private Sector Rate: £425.00+VAT
  • Public Sector Rate: £235.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £235.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month