Celebrating Nurses

International Nurses Day 2018 - 


Nurses: A voice to lead in Diverse Settings

 The School will be hosting a conference/networking event to celebrate International Nurses Day 2018.  The theme of the day this year is : Nurses: A voice to lead in Diverse Settings' and the event is arranged on 10th May 2018.

Overview of the day

Schedule for the day

12:30 -13:00 Arrival & Networking
1300 - 13:10  Welcome & Overview. Dr. Parveen Ali & Irene Mabbott
13:10 - 13:50 How did we get where we are? Prof. Roger Watson, University of Hull
13:50 - 14:10 Sharpe, Beccy Vallance, Lead Nurse Quality Improvement & Innovation, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital
14:10 - 14:30 You don’t have to be a nurse to work here. Daniel Wolstenholme, Translating Knowledge into Action (TK2A), NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber
14:30 - 14:50 HIV Nursing - diversity and adaptation, Debbie Talbot, HV Nurse Practitioner, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
14:50 - 15:10 Nurses as global citizens. Aasia Rajpoot, Nurse Practitioner/ Co-Ordinator, Hospital Out of Hours for Surgical Services, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
15:10 - 15:30 Joined up thinking, setting up a Multiple Sclerosis Urology Service. Liam Rice, Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Specialist, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
15:30 - 16:10 Catherine Bailey
16:10 - 16:30 Dr. Sally Underwood, University of Sheffield

Meet the Presenters and Organising Team

Dr Parveen AliDr. Parveen Ali,
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield

Parveen is Senior Lecturer based at School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. Parveen is a Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse Teacher and Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy. Parveen uses qualitative, quantitative and mixed research approaches to explore interpersonal violence in the families and communities.

Irene Mabbott





Mrs. Irene Mabbott
Practice Development Co-ordinator (Evidence Based Practice),
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Irene has been nursing since 1982, first in her home town of Manchester and then in Sheffield since 1985 to date. Her nursing posts have mainly been in surgical posts covering renal transplantation, vascular, theatre recovery, anaesthetics and ophthalmology.

Currently, Irene works in the Practice Development Team and provides support and training around key topics such as evidence based practice, writing for publication and new ways of working. Irene facilitated STH Evidence Based Practice Forum, which started at STH in 1998. This is a unique group of interested (and interesting!) staff from around STH and beyond who instigate, undertake and support projects around STH with the patient at the heart of the work.




Roger WatsonProfessor Roger Watson
Professor of Nursing, University of Hull

Roger Watson is based at University of Hull and has previously worked at University of Sheffield. Working in the care of older people, Professor Watson has a special interest in the feeding and nutritional problems of older people with dementia. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advanced Nursing and a frequent visitor to China and Australia where he has visiting positions.




Becky VallanceBeccy Vallance
Lead Nurse Quality Improvement & Innovation, Doncaster & Bassetlaw teaching Hospital

Beccy qualified as a nurse since 1995 and currently works as Lead Nurse for Quality Improvement and Innovation and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHSFT where she has supported the inception and development of the Quality Improvement and Innovation team.
Prior to moving to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals she was a matron in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and also spent several years working across the organisation in clinical roles and in Learning and Development and Service Improvement managing different improvement projects within the trust.
Beccy was also part of the original faculty of the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy. Beccy is a qualified coach, has an MSc in Health and Social Care Leadership, and is a qualified teacher for post 16 education.





Daniel WostenholmeDaniel Wolstenholme, Translating
Knowledge into Action (TK2A), NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

Dan is a nurse who has worked in health services research for the last 12 years as part of the NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber. Dan's research interest is in knowledge mobilisation, specifically creative coproduction. Or how using creative methods we can get people to work together to deliver meaningful, successful change.



Debbie TalbotDebbie Talbot
HIV Nurse Practitioner, Sheffield Teaching Hospital

Debbie Talbot works for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as an HIV Nurse Practitioner across the departments of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine and Sexual Health Sheffield. The role has facilitated experience and knowledge in the field of HIV and antiretroviral therapy, along with an in depth understanding of the complexities facing people living with the virus. Debbie is also studying for the MSc in Advanced Nursing Studies at the University of Sheffield and is currently exploring how Intimate Partner Violence affects engagement with HIV services and in the future hopes to develop support processes to facilitate safer links to HIV clinics.





Liam RiceLiam Rice,
Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Specialist, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Following graduation from SHU in 1997 I started my career on the Urology ward at the RHH, a brief stint in theatre recovery and a return to the Urology ward gave a massive boost to my confidence and began in a coordinators role for a period of time. Travelling beckoned and after working in a medical unit in Perth Australia for 9 months and prospect of fatherhood I returned yet again to the Urology setting. Sometime later I moved to work on HDU for a number of years which lead me to become an MS Nurse Specialist where I have been developing the MS/Urology Service.





Aasia RajputAasia Rajput
Public Health Principal at Doncaster Council

I am a Registered Nurse working as Nurse Practitioner/ Co-Ordinator with Hospital Out of Hours for Surgical Services at Northern General Hospital Sheffield. I am also working towards the completion of my MSc programme in Advance Nursing studies from University of Sheffield. My professional career as a registered nurse is based over 24 years of experience of working in acute care setting in UK as well as Pakistan.

Overview of the Talks

Overview of the Talks

How did we get where we are? Professor Roger Watson
Twenty years ago, things were much simpler; there were RNs, ENs and nursing assistants. Since then we have lost ENs and nursing assistants are now care assistants whose role and responsibilities vary depending on where they work. The role of the RN has also changed beyond recognition in response to the changing profile of patients, shortages of doctors and some demand to expand the role of the nurse. We now have a plethora of overlapping roles and titles that are almost impossible to understand or navigate: practice nurses, nurse specialist, nurse practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners and nurse consultants. Two issues arise: 1. These roles are largely uncoupled from educational achievement; 2. These roles are largely unregistered.

Sharp, Beccy Vallance

From an unconventional European route into nursing I took a slightly different career path to what may be perceived as a standard nursing career trajectory. I even publicly stuck needles in an actor and have the photograph to prove it!


My current role has meant being the second person to join a brand new Qii team and develop the nursing side of the role to fit with how I see it within the organisation, as it moves from turnaround to transformation. I support teams with improvement projects and also organisational development support for those not quite ready to embark on the improvement journey.


HIV Nursing -diversity and adaptation, Debbie Talbot

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) became widely known about in the 1980's when there was no treatment and a diagnosis was ultimately a death sentence. Now in 2018, through continued research and drug advances, people living with HIV who engage with treatment live long healthy, normal lives and most, cannot pass on the virus to others. This presentation highlights the diversity and changing demographics of the HIV population and how the role of the HIV Specialist Nursing Teams across the UK and in Sheffield are adapting to manage and support people living with HIV.

Nurses are Global citizens, Aasia Rajpoot

Nursing profession is the backbone of any health care system in every country around the world. Nursing often referred as a caring profession and is constantly valued as most trusted profession all over the world. Nurses have inherent ability to provide care to individuals regardless of their culture, creed, cast and geographical background. It helps nurses bridge cultures through practising nursing in setting and countries other than their own. Nurse are not only playing important role in providing care, nurses are also fundamental in shaping policy related to the delivery of health care and building the health capacity of entire nations. This presentation aims to explore how nurses work as global citizens and contribute to provision of care and development of health care systems in various countries.

Joined up thinking, setting up a Multiple Sclerosis Urology Service, Liam Rice

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) –Urology service was established in collaboration with Miss Reid Consultant Urologist and myself Liam Rice MS Nurse Specialist just over four years ago.
The aim was to improve the urological care of MS patients with a pathway driven approach and manage these complex and often disabled group of patients.
Through a multidisciplinary approach this has been achieved in Sheffield and beyond. A joint Urology/MS clinic, between Consultant Urologist and MS Nurse with a urological interest has been established to manage specific bladder problems in Multiple Sclerosis.