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Royal College of Nursing Congress 2009 in Harrogate

Royal College of Nursing Congress 2009 in Harrogate
Jo Carroll, lead nurse for safeguarding children and Noel O'Connor, emergency department charge nurse attended the Royal College of Nursing Congress between 10 - 14 May 2009 in Harrogate as voting members representing the Children and Young Peoples Forum.

The debates were lively and distinguished guest speakers for Congress included Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative Party Leader David Cameron, this was the first time that a Prime Minster had addressed the RCN at a Congress in person. Sir Michael Parkinson, Government's Dignity Ambassador also spoke about his personal experiences caring for his mother. The podcasts of the various speeches, debates and resolutions can be found on the RCN website at www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/congress/2009

The Children and Young Peoples Forum held a dinner where invited delegates had time to network and also hear speeches from invited guests including Dr Sheila Shribman, National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Maternity, Anne Casey, FRCN and Dame Elizabeth Fradd, FRCN