Annual Torbay and South Devon Clinical School Conference
  • Zoom webinar - hosted by Torbay and South Devon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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We're delighted to invite you to this year's Torbay and South Devon Clinical School Conference.

Open to everyone, this all-day, online event is an opportunity for you to learn more about cross-boundary and cross-discipline research and quality improvement activity with a focus on energising the workforce for innovation and integration in health and social care. The conference will be delivered via Zoom.


09:00-09:15 - Joining the zoom webinar

  • We strongly advise that you join the conference during this time so that any technical issues can be sorted out.

09:15-09:30 - Introductions and welcome

  • Professor Mary Hickson, Co-director of the Torbay and South Devon Clinical School
  • Liz Davenport, Chief Executive, Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust

09:30-10:30 - Integrated care, research and education: a vision for the future

  • Professor Sube Banerjee, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth

- Discussion panel

10:30-11:30 - Inspiring momentum for Practice, Action, Creativity and Transformation initiative (ImPACT)

  • Joanne Bosanquet MBE, QNI, Chief Executive of the Foundation of Nursing Studies
  • Carrie Jackson, Associate Professor, Director of Practice Transformation and ImPACT research group, University of East Anglia

- Discussion panel

11:30-11:45 - Refreshment break

11:45-12:45 - Developing a clinical academic career

  • Chair: Professor Mary Hickson
  • Angie Foulds, Senior Research Nurse and NIHR Research Associate - Intern Level Clinical Academic Career
  • Jen Williams, Extended Scope of Practice Diabetes Musculoskeletal Podiatrist - Pre-Doctoral Level Clinical Academic Career
  • Corinne Lindsey, Staff Nurse, Totnes Hospital - Early Doctoral Level Clinical Academic Career
  • Rachel Rapson, Clinical Manager, Paediatric and Learning Disability Physiotherapy Team - Late Doctoral Level Clinical Academic Career

- Q&A panel

12:45-14:00 - Lunch break with poster viewing

  • Posters can be viewed online and include a recorded 90 second oral presentation.

14:00-15:00 - Developing excellence in practice

  • Natasha Goswell, System Director of Nursing and Professional Practice – South Devon 
  • Katy Sorrell, Pathway to Excellence Facilitator
  • Chair: Dr Susie Pearce

- The Trust’s journey along the Pathway to Excellence
- Nursing and Midwifery Excellence accreditation
- Magnet for Europe
- Recognition and Reward: The Daisy Foundation
- Shared decision making councils
- Discussion panel

15:00-16:00 - Accelerated learning, innovation and research in response to a global pandemic

- Q&A panel

16:00-16:30 - Closing remarks

  • Deborah Kelly, Chief Nurse, Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust

The Call for Abstracts is now open with the deadline for submissions Tuesday 20 October, 09:00 (see above for information). Email for any queries.

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