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Guoman Tower, London

3rd February 2017

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Building on the success of previous years, the seventh Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference and Gala Dinner will take place on 3rd February 2017 at the Guoman Tower hotel in London.

The Conference is aimed at all nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals, across all aspects of healthcare delivery, seeking to enhance their Continuing Professional Development or Continuing Medical Education.

The one day Healthcare Learning and Development Conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to:

  • hear from a range of inspirational, high profile speakers
  • take part in a wide variety of outstanding masterclasses focusing on sharing best practice and practical innovations in Healthcare
  • network with other senior healthcare professionals and leaders in an interactive learning environment

Your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This conference is developed as a single integrated learning event. Each masterclass programme has clear learning outcomes.

Delegates have access to electronic copies of the presentations and to a structured programme of reflection that could be used for appraisal, re-registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health Professions Council or for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). 


We will have a packed plenary programme featuring renowned inspirational speakers from nursing, healthcare and the wider world.

We are delighted to have Jo Malone MBE as our keynote speaker. Jo has been described as an 'English scent maverick' and the woman responsible for creating some of the world's most-loved fragrances. Jo will share her brand building journey, the highs and lows of starting all over again and how she intends to change the way we wear fragrance…for a second time!

We are also very pleased to feature inspirational speaker, Ben McBean. On active service as a Marine in Afghanistan, Ben was a week short of his 21st birthday when he stepped on a land mine. As a result, he lost his left arm and his right leg was amputated above the knee. Ben will share with us his story and how he fought back against his injuries by taking part in physical endurance challenges and setting himself up in business as a property developer and investor.

We are also delighted to welcome Sheelagh McNamara. Sheelagh is a RADA in Business tutor and a highly trained voice, speech & presentation skills professional with extensive experience in executive level coaching worldwide. Sheelagh will provide advice on finding your own voice in the workplace.

Further information about the agenda will be available shortly.


There are two opportunities within the conference to attend practical masterclass sessions. Further information about these sessions will be available shortly.


About the Venue

The Tower Hotel (Guoman)
St Katharine’s Way

Getting Here by Tube

You can plan your tube journey and buy travel cards online using the Transport for London website.


Tower Gateway DLR Station (0.3 miles)

For stations on the DLR, Tower Gateway is a short walk from the hotel

Tower Hill Underground Station (0.3 miles)

Take the District or Circle line to Tower Hill station. Leave the station via the entrance on the left, go down the steps and through the subway. Turn left and walk past the Tower of London. Another subway takes you under the next road, then simply follow signs for The Tower Hotel.

London Bridge Tube and rail stations are just a short walk away over Tower Bridge.

  • Tower Gateway DLR station 0.3 miles
  • Fenchurch Street station 0.5 miles

By Train

Euston & Kings Cross – 30 minutes by taxi, or 25 minutes by Circle or District Lines eastbound

Paddington – 30 minutes on Circle Line eastbound

Victoria – 30 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes by Circle or District Lines eastbound

Waterloo – 30 minutes by taxi, or Northern Line then Circle or District Lines eastbound

Liverpool Street – 10 minutes by taxi, or 15 Minutes by Circle Line eastbound

By Road

The Tower Hotel is just to the east of Tower Bridge, on the north side of the River Thames. At the traffic lights on the junction of Tower Hill, Tower Bridge Approach, East Smithfield and Mansell Street, turn left into St Katharine’s Way: The Tower hotel is at the far end. To programme your sat-nav, use the postcode E1W 1LD

There are 80 on-site car parking spaces available at an additional charge of £3.00 per hour or £20.00 for 24 hours. Spaces are on a first come first served basis and cannot be reserved.

There is alternative car parking close by at the Minories car park. For further information please click here.


Pleae click below to view a list of local hotels close to The Tower hotel. We have managed to secure preferential rates (subject to availability) for conference delegates at some of these hotels.

Please contact the Hotel direct to reserve your accommodation.

Click here for accommodation

Poster Competition

Your special projects

The closing date for entries is 13th January 2017.

We are delighted to be running our special projects poster display competition again. Entries are invited from practicing clinical professionals who have projects related to the nursing, midwifery and wider healthcare sector that they would like to share with the other delegates at the 2017 conference.

In order to have your poster shortlisted, you must register for the conference before you submit your poster, you must attend the conference to present your poster to delegates, and come to the gala dinner where the winners will be announced.

Short-listed posters will be displayed on this website and will form part of the exhibition at the conference.

For further information or questions please call us on 01772 767782 or email us at florencenightingale@glasgows.co.uk.

2016 Poster Competition Winner

Revisiting the promotion of physical activity in young women to manage blood pressure and future cardiovascular risk

Karen L Miles

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kendra Crozier

University of East Anglia

Isla Kuhn

University of Cambridge

Carmel McEniery

University of Cambridge


A limited number of Earlybird rates are available until close of play on Friday 4th November 2016. Please book early so you don't miss out. Once the allocation of discounted places has been taken, the standard rate will apply.

Early Bird Fees available at following rates:
Conference Only £160.00 + VAT
Conference & Gala Dinner £259.00 + VAT
Standard Fees available at following rates:
Conference Only £195.00 + VAT
Conference & Gala Dinner £295.00 + VAT
Gala Dinner Only £99.00 + VAT
Shortlisted entrants for the Poster Competition receive the following special inclusive rate:
Conference & Gala Dinner £160.00 + VAT

All fees are subject to VAT. View Terms & Conditions



The Florence Nightingale Foundation have appointed Glasgows to organise the event and host the online registration process.

Please direct all enquiries to Glasgows at the following:

01772 767782


81-91 Waterloo Road