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You are invited to come along to the RLH League of Nurses AGM on Saturday 12 April 2014. The venue is:

Mason Lecture Theatre
Bancroft Building
Queen Mary College
University of London
Mile End Road

The day starts off at 1000 with refreshments and the opportunity to see who else has come along as well as meet up with former LH Nurses you may have lost contact with.

At 1030 there will be a welcome and introduction by the President. This will be followed by a presentation by former London Hospital Nurse; Tom Sandford, Executive Director, Royal College of Nursing

Title of presentation: Post ‘Francis Inquiry’ – and the need for demonstrable compassion and better patient outcomes – how do we get nursing in the right place to tackle the challenges ahead?

On this occasion the day changes somewhat from previous years. 
The AGM is moving to the morning. It is always interesting to hear all the activity of the League of Nurses over the year and again hear about people you may remember from the past. It will be an opportunity too for hearing how this group is getting on and feedback about the RLH League of Nurses website. 

Lunch will be served and members of the League will book their lunch place in advance. The afternoon will be a Memorial Service organised for Dame Phyllis Friend at St Dunstan's Church. As well as members of the League this service will be open to anyone who would like to come along for the service. The afternoon cup of tea will now be served in the Church Hall instead of coming back to the morning venue to end the day.

Please do consider joining us for the day, it is an extremely enjoyable day and hopefully there will be some testament to that from other members in the comments section.

If you are yet to join the League of Nurses then please print off the application form to complete and along with £10 post it off today!

Biography of our speaker:

Tom Sandford, Executive Director, Royal College of Nursing

Tom is employed by the Royal College of Nursing as the executive director of their services across England and he is the race equality lead on the executive team. He chairs the Mary Seacole awards committee. Before joining the RCN Tom was general manager of mental health services across the London boroughs of Camden and Islington. 

Tom started his training as a general nurse and a mental health nurse at the London Hospital in 1975 – he was in ISS set 12 – which started alongside set 439. After qualifying he staffed in David Hughes & Buxton wards. He has held a variety of senior clinical nursing posts in the fields of family therapy, acute psychiatry and liaison psychiatry. He was a Head of Professional Development in Bloomsbury Health Authority and was a member of the ministerial task force coordinating the development of the NHS mental health national service framework. 

He has served on several public untoward incident inquiries and has taught multi professional mental health service integration programmes at Universities in Frankfurt and Irsee in Germany, and case management programmes in the Nursing Faculty at the University of Barcelona in Spain. He writes on mental health issues and has recent books with Peter Phillips and Olive McKeown ‘Dual Diagnosis – practice in context’ , published in 2010 by Wiley Blackwell, and ‘Working in mental health : policy and practice’ published in 2012 by Routledge.

He retains a close interest in the Royal London Hospital, where his sister, who also trained as a nurse at the London, still works.

Venue: The Mason Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Queen Mary Westfield, Mile End Road, London E1


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