The first Practice Education Conference will take place at the University next week addressing the theme of “global challenges through effective practice education”.

Hosted by the schools of Health and Human Sciences, and Education and Psychology this is an opportunity for the interaction and exchange of ideas amongst healthcare professionals responsible for the multi-professional education of the future healthcare workforce.

Practice and clinical educators, mentors, students, higher education lecturers and key decision makers at strategic levels will all be attending the event.

The conference, on Friday 7 July, will feature three keynote speakers; Professor Ged Byrne, Dr Kate Cuthbert and Jonty Kenward.

Professor Ged Byrne is the Director of Education & Quality for Health Education England North and a surgical oncologist by profession.

Dr. Kate Cuthbert is the Academic Lead in Health and Social Care, Higher Education Academy whose role has included whole organisational change programmes, curriculum reviews and recently led the development and delivery of the Teaching Excellence Programmes.

Jonty Kenward, Collaborative Learning Manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will close the afternoon session looking at the collaborative work which can be done to develop a more sustainable model of mentorship that offers increased capacity and at the same time provide a high quality learning environment.

A range of workshops on related themes will be available during the event.

Attendance is free and registration can be made by clicking here

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