Conference for Nurses, HCAs and ANPs (other Allied Health Professionals also welcome)

Only a week to go to our 3rd annual conference which is taking place online this year. We’re bringing you a bigger and even better line up of expert speakers, informative workshops, virtual networking sessions and even some Pilates!

Check out the conference guide below and watch this space for programme updates and speaker confirmations!

Booking Process

  • To reserve a place click on “Book Here”
  • You will then get a confirmation page where you will be asked to book your workshops
  • You will receive a link to the event with joining instructions, navigation guide and programme a couple of days before the event


Michaela Nuttall

Caring for ourselves to care better for patients in the new COVID-19 world

Kicking off our GPN2020 Conference this year is the fabulous Michaela Nuttall, sharing her wisdom on the importance of caring for ourselves so we can better care for our patients.

Michaela is a cardiovascular nurse specialist with a unique and varied experience across the NHS and beyond. After a 16-year career in public health, she is now a Director for Smart Health Solutions, Associate in Nursing for C3 Collaborating for Health and Head of CVD Prevention at Public Health England.

Heather Henry

Asthma Education for Children: Why we need stories, songs and games

Please bring a glass and a straw to this session

First up in our fantastic line-up of speakers we’ve got Heather Henry sharing her passion for Asthma Education for Children. Get ready for some fun and games!

Queen’s Nurse Heather is an entrepreneur, poet, social innovator and health policy influencer. Heather is a former general practice nurse and director of primary care. Heather practises a social model of public health, inventing and co-producing solutions with local people. Based on her own severe asthma as a child, her latest innovation is BreathChamps: Where children and whole communities learn and share asthma knowledge in fun ways.

Lucy Blatch

Flu Immunisation Update for HCAs

Another chance for our HCAs to update their knowledge & prepare for the flu immunisation season at GPN2020 conference.  As a former GPN, Screening and Immunisation Co-ordinator Lucy Blatch knows the pressures well.  She will expertly guide you through what you need to know.

Lucy is Screening and Immunisation Co-ordinator for NHS England and NHS Improvement in the East of England. Having previously worked as a Practice Nurse in Cambridgeshire before taking up her current post, Lucy understands the practical challenges that the nursing team face in carrying out immunisation programmes.

Louise Clayton

Managing Heart Failure

We’re privileged to be hearing from Louise Clayton (@louisec_heart).

Louise is Deputy chair of the British Heart Failure Nurses forum, a board member of the British Society of Heart Failure and Chair of the Alliance for Heart Failure, working extensively to improve the lives of those affected by heart failure across the UK. Her career highlights include establishing the Leicester City Community Heart Failure Nursing Service and most recently developing an Acute Heart Failure Service within University Hospitals of Leicester.

Joanne Loades


Also part of our fabulous line up of speakers is Joanne Loades, who will be ensuring that we really get to grips with Hypertension.

Joanne is a cardiovascular specialist nurse working as an independent nurse consultant. She is the current Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Working Party of The British and Irish Hypertension Society and is also an Education Committee member of The European Society of Cardiology Council for Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions. To keep up her acute skills Joanne still regularly works shifts in Intensive Care and Coronary Care at her local hospital, where she returned to full time work during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jessica Randall-Carrick

Diabetes: Introducing the New Diabetes Formulary

Hot off the press!  @JRandallCarrick will be bringing GPN2020 conference goers bang up-to-date with what’s happening in Cambs & P’boro to make a real difference for patients living with Diabetes and how you can get involved.

Dr Jessica Randall-Carrick is the Joint Clinical Lead for Diabetes & Obesity for both C&P STP and CCG. She works as a GP three days a week in central Peterborough and is very aware of the impact of the social determinants of health have on our patients. Her passion is to ensure that systems & processes ensure good quality person-centred clinical care, sustainable for both staff and patient.

Amanda Savage

Pelvic Health (for you and your patients)

We’re looking forward to a practical session from Pelvic Health Specialist Amanda Savage, sharing best practice in bladder and bowel health with us.

Amanda is a Cambridge based Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, who specialises in pelvic health. She works with men and women with bladder, bowel or pelvic pain problems as well as caring for antenatal and postnatal mums. She is keen to empower other health professionals to confidently advise their patients and have good bladder and bowel habits and wonderful pelvic floors themselves!

Leanne Atkin

National Wound Care Strategy

We’re excited to hear how we can make a real difference to patients with lower limb conditions from Vascular Nurse Consultant Dr Leanne Atkin, PhD MHSc RGN.

Leanne is a Lecturer Practitioner at University of Huddersfield and a Vascular Nurse Consultant at Mid Yorks NHS Trust. Her PhD research focus was the treatment and management of peripheral arterial disease. She is currently leading the ‘Legs Matter’ campaign aiming to raise patient and public awareness of lower limb conditions and working with the National Wound Care Strategy chairing the lower limb stream of work.

Rebecca Penzer-Hick

Eczema and Psoriasis: Clinical Presentations and Treatments

There are topics for everyone at our GPN2020 conference – grill the experts!

Rebecca Penzer-Hick is a Community Dermatology Specialist Nurse working for the Dermatology Clinic Community Service based at Buckden Surgery. She also works as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire where she teaches on the Masters in Clinical Dermatology Programme. Rebecca is also the current President of the British Dermatological Nursing Group.

Booking Process

  • To reserve a place click on “Book Here”
  • You will then get a confirmation page where you will be asked to book your workshops
  • You will receive a link to the event with joining instructions, navigation guide and programme a couple of days before the event

The Training Hub Conference – Booking terms and conditions

This conference is organised by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub.
(“we”) accept bookings from delegates (“you”) for places on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Nurse and HCA Conference under the following terms and conditions.


Attendance confirmation
1. This conference is fully organised and funded by the Training Hub and due to tight timescales, please note we cannot accept cancellations within 7 days of the event. Once your booking is confirmed you agree to attend the event as per the below terms.
2. Once you have submitted your booking and your place at the conference is confirmed and we will send you an email confirmation. If you have not received confirmation of your booking within 24 hours, please contact the Training Hub.
3. You will also need to book your workshops in order to be guaranteed a place in them. They can be found under My Account on the website.

Cancellations and non-attendance
4. Whilst the conference is fully subsidised, all non-attendance is chargeable at a rate of £55 per person, as per these booking terms and conditions.
5. If you are no longer able to attend the event please notify us via email, no later than 1 week prior to the event. Less than one week will be counted as non-attendance and you will be charged for your delegate place.
6. Why do we do this? The Training Hub is fully funding this event. Numbers are confirmed and rooms are allocated according their capacity based on these numbers 1 week before. We will also have a waiting list of people wishing to attend this event. As a result, if you do not show up for the conference we are still charged for your place and someone who wished to attend will be unable to.

Please click the link to view our Bookings & Refunds terms.