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Tuesday 16 March 2021

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About the conference

We’re excited to be sharing innovation internationally when we host our first ever global nursing conference on Wednesday 17 March 2021, from 10am to 12.30pm (GMT).

This event will take place virtually and be broadcast live on this page.

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With nursing at the forefront of peoples’ minds at the moment, due to the global pandemic, there is no better time than now to share our skills and knowledge on the international healthcare stage.

It will bring together healthcare experts from the UK and Kenya to cover a range of topics and share learning and knowledge.

Keynote speakers will include the former chief executive of the NHS, Lord Nigel Crisp, Dr Fleur Kitsell from Health Education England, representatives from the Ministry of Health in Kenya, Kenya University of Nairobi and University of Greenwich. Matthew Trainer, Chief Executive of Oxleas, will also be giving a presentation on nursing at Oxleas.

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    All times indicated are UK times.

    9.20-9.30: Welcoming Remarks from Conference Chairperson

    Jane Wells, Executive Director of Nursing, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


    Opening Keynote Speech (09:30-09:50)

    Mathew Trainer, Chief Executive Officer, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

    Topic - Oxleas Vision in Nurse Leadership Development: The Delivery of Healthcare in Post-COVID-19 Period Through Responsive Workforce and Healthcare Services

    Keynote speaker (09:50-10:10):  Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair Nursing Now Campaign & UK All-party Parliamentary Group for Global Health.

    Topic - Nursing Now – The Nightingale Challenge: The Context of Global Health for Nursing.

    Keynote speaker (10:10-10:25): Dr Fleur Kitsell, International Global Health Programme Lead & Director for Workforce Transformation, Health Education England.

    Topic - Global Health Learning: The Development of Leadership for NHS Healthcare Professionals Through Global Health Partnership

    10:20-10:35 Questions & Answers


    Speaker (10:35-11:00): Christine Kapopo, Associate Director of Nursing, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

    Topic - The Vision for Nursing Innovation and Research in Oxleas: A Responsive Nursing Strategy and Workforce Development for the Post-COVID-19 Period

    Speaker (11:00-11:15): Francis Adzinku, Associate Director of Mental Health, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

    Topic - The Experiences of Engagement of Diaspora Mental Health Professionals in International

    Training and Workforce Development  

    Speaker (11:15-11:30): Dr John Foster, Reader: Alcohol Policy and Mental Health, Studies School of Health Sciences, University of Greenwich

    Topic - Reflections of teaching substance use to mental health students


    Keynote speaker (11:40-12:00):  Dr Julius Ogato, Ministry of Health, Kenya.

    Topic - Mental Healthcare in Kenya: The Current Vision for Mental Healthcare Delivery Through Upscaling of Services and Workforce Development

    Speaker (12:00-12:15): John Owiti, PhD., Substance Misuse and Dual Diagnosis Lead, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

    Topic - A Case for Global Health Partnership: The Benefits of Global Health Engagement.

    Speaker (12:15-12:30): Dr Miriam C. A. Wagoro, Director of Nursing Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

    Topic - A Case of Global Health Partnership: The Oxleas, Greenwich, and Kenya’s Harambee Global Health Partnership.

    Closing Keynote Speech (12:30-12:40)

    His Excellency Manoah Esipisu, The Kenyan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Kenya High Commission, London.

    Topic - Kenya - UK Health Alliance – A Government Platform for Supporting Global Health Partnerships

    12:40 - 13:00 Questions & Answers - Jane Wells / John Owiti / Moses Mulimira

    Closing remarks by Conference Chair, Jane Wells, Executive Director of Nursing, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust