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Phi Mu Chapter Annual Conference
Phi Mu Chapter held their Annual Conference on 19th July and it was hosted by the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery at Oxford Brookes University. We had 80 participants and a great mix of key note addresses from Baroness Tavistock, Heather Henry and Prof Anne-Marie Rafferty. We also had concurrent presentations from very talented students and academic staff from our 3 regional hubs in the Midlands, North and South. We had great coverage on Twitter using #sigmanursingoxford and @PhiMuChapter so do look out for us. Dr Amy Hunter and Catherine Best were also awarded grants for projects they are undertaking.
We held our Induction ceremony too and inducted 25 new members which was fantastic. Participants said the day was inspirational, thought provoking and gave them great enthusiasm for the future of nursing.
The day ended with a delicious conference dinner.
Southern Hub meeting and scholarly event held in May at Bournemouth University
This event attracted existing members and nursing students interested in finding out about the society. Our Chapter president, Dr Janet Scammell, started with an update on recent and future chapter activities.
We then heard 2 excellent presentations: the first was from Dr Ian Holt from Bucks New university about how artificial intelligence can support clinical decisions in wound care. Ian presented the context of the use of technology generally in life today and then focused on the actual and potential use of artificial intelligence in the provision of health care including nursing.
This was followed by a presentation from Ashley Spriggs from Bournemouth university concerning the DEALTS2 project which is a Health Education England funded project concerning the use of simulation-based dementia education interventions in acute care settings. A lively discussion followed each presentation which certainly gave the audience considerable food for thought. The presentations were videoed and this will be uploaded onto the website in due course.
Northern hub meeting of Phi Mu Chapter 25th March 2019
This 2nd meeting of our newest hub was kindly hosted by University of Hull in the new Allan Medical Building.
The event was introduced by Prof Steve Ersser (Hub lead) and was followed by a presentation about Phi Mu Chapter and our aspirations by Dr Janet Scammell, President of the Chapter. Events coming up in May and July were shared. A discussion about the Chapter and the hub was held, including increasing membership and in particular from students.
Lesley Gratrix (University of Hull): Nursing Leadership and ward sisters in supervisory roles. Lesley shared her PhD research journey to date and her evident passion understanding this key Nurse leader role.
Dr Parveen Ali (University of Sheffield): Emerging Nurse Researcher Award 2017 - Success is a Journey and not a Destination. Parveen shared her nursing career journey to date and the challenges and strategies to maximise success.
The meeting concluded with a discussion of practicalities of managing the Northern hub and the recruitment of a steering group. Many thanks to those who volunteered!
Midlands Hub enjoy a Scholarly event in Oxford
14th Feb 2019