Previous Events

Healthy Ageing Conference & Public Lecture 2015

A Conference and a Public Lecture

Thursday 30th October 2014

A Showcase Conference for Community Nursing Research in Wales

“Small Improvements Make the Biggest Difference”
Wednesday 5th November 2014

The Community Nursing Research Strategy for Wales team were delighted to welcome network members from Universities and health boards across Wales, as well as representatives from Welsh Government including the Minister for Health, Mark Drakeford and Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Jean White.

For full details, click here.

Anuerin Bevan University Status Celebration Event – 2nd September, 2014

To mark the award of University status in December 2013, Anuerin Bevan University Health Board held a special event on Tuesday 2nd September 2014.

WSPCR GP Research Fellow, Dr Guru Naik was delighted to be invited to attend the event which was formally opened by Professor Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services. Other attendees included Judith Paget Interim Chief Executive for ABUHB, David Jenkins OBE, the Chair of ABUHB and Denise Llewellyn, Nurse Director ABUHB.

General Practice Nursing Event – 17th July 2014

SWALEC Stadium: 10.30am till 3pm

This event is aimed primarily at General Practice Nurses (GPN), although it is hoped that some GPs and Health Board colleagues will also attend.

The workshop will consider the current contribution of the GPN workforce, future needs for the workforce based on the needs of the local population and care closer to home. What do we need to do now to grow the skills, knowledge and resources required, to be able to better plan in partnership with others to improve population health outcomes?

See attached flyer for full details.

If you are a GPN or GP please click on the following link to register:

Community Nursing Research Strategy Masterclass
13th September 2013

The WSPCR was requested to organise a research masterclass for the Directors of Nursing from all the Welsh Health Boards on 13th September 2013. It was funded by the Health Minister and attended by the CNO. It also included the Head of the NISCHR and the manager of AHSC. The masterclass included the presentation of the Welsh Community Nurse Research Strategy which aims to raise the quality and quantity of research in Community Nursing in Wales. The workshop also generated further areas for research activity/priority.

For further information and presentations, click here.

Launch of the Community Nursing & Midwifery Research Strategy
21 March 2013 
Holiday Inn, Cardiff

In 2009, the Welsh Government published “A Community Nursing Strategy for Wales”. This set out the vision for the future services in Wales that will ‘provide holistic care with a nursing workforce that is flexible, adaptable and knowledgeable’. Research is a key part of this vision and in December 2011, Professor Joyce Kenkre, with support from the WSPCR brought together over 50 community nurses working across Wales to develop consensus strategy for the development of key research areas. The resulting report from this workshop will shape the future Community Nursing Research Strategy.    

Speakers Included:
Professor Joyce Kenkre - Associate Director, Wales School of Primary Care
Professor Jean White - Chief Nursing Officer for Wales
Dr Tina Donnelly - Director, RCN Wales
Mr. Robyn Davies – Business Manager, Wales School of Primary Care

We would like to thank the Marchioness of Bute & Lady St David’s Trust Fund for their continued support.

Mental Health Research Network Cymru (MHRNC) Annual Scientific Conference

07 March 2013 
Ramada Plaza Hotel, Wrexham

Mental Health and wellbeing in times of trouble.

Key Speakers:

  • Professor Richard Warner, Director of Colorado Recovery, Boulder, Colorado, USA: Is Mainstreaming Always the Answer? The Importance of Service User Mutual Support
  • Dr Rachel Perkins: Judi Chamberlin’s “On Our Own”
  • San Leonard: The role of Inclusive Enterprise, Supporting Mental Well-being for all

Aspirin, Salicylates & Cancer
04 February 2013 
All Nations Centre CF14 3NY

A Public Lecture by Professor Sir John Burn
within the series of monthly Public Lectures: ‘Science in Health’
7.00 to 8.30pm; 4th February 2013: World Cancer Day

SEWAHSP Industrial Workshop
10 January 2013
Holiday Inn, Cardiff

The WSPCR supported the facilitation of the SEWAHSP Industry workshop on the 10th January 2013 in Cardiff, introduced by Lord Digby Jones.  The workshop was aimed at developing an Industry Strategy and was attended by academics, Welsh Government, industry, NHS and social care.
Annual Conference and Symposium 2012
12th September 2012

Anyone who has had a fall or is caring for someone who has had a fall, will realise the consequential suffering and cost both to the person and the whole care system.   Research from Age UK estimated that falls amongst the elderly cost the NHS more than £4.6m per day (£1.7billion per year). Sharing research evidence and good practice which can prevent suffering and cost is a key mission of the WSPCR. For this reason the WSPCR were delighted to support the Wales Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Neurology (ACPIN) along with the Cardiff Universities School of Health Care Studies to showcase a ‘Falls and Balance’ conference in September 2012. 

Annual Public Health and Primary Care Symposium 2011
26th October 2011
Holiday Inn, Cardiff

Dr. Tony Jewell, Chief Medical Officer for Wales will introduced the second annual symposium on public health and primary care on the 26th October 2011 as part of the autumn visit of Dr Phillip Baker, Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Director of Epidemiology, Queensland Health, Australia and editor and
contributing author for the Cochrane Public Health Group. The theme of the symposium focused on evidence-based public health and primary care practice and policy.

Annual Public Health and Primary Care Symposium 2010
Wednesday 3rd November 2010

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Assembly Government, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and the Wales School for Primary Care Research.

Dr. Tony Jewell Chief, Medical Officer for Wales hosted a symposium on the integration of public health and primary care on the 3rd November 2010 as part of the autumn visit of Professor Sian Griffiths, a Cardiff University Distinguished Visiting Fellow from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.