Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

In the true spirit of our conference theme, we are breaking down barriers and inviting partner organisations to get involved, have a stream during the programme and become a part of this year's event. See below for details of who we're working with:


  1. NOrF
  2. PCCS
  3. VCCN


The National Outreach Forum is proud to be hosted by BACCN and IACCN in Belfast on the 17&18th October 2022.

The National Outreach Forum stream is aimed at those working in the field of critical care outreach and rapid response. We are aiming to provide an opportunity to develop, learn and share best practice and the theme is advanced practice. Your abstract submissions will help us to create an arena that demonstrates innovation and inspires novel  approaches to critical care outreach.

We are inviting authors to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Entries will be shortlisted, and the best abstracts will be offered an oral presentation on 18th October 2022.

All selected abstracts will be invited to display a poster at the conference. The poster exhibition will run throughout the BACCN/IACCN meeting.

We welcome abstracts submissions on any area of practice that relates to critical care outreach. Our scientific committee will review any abstracts and you will be notified of outcome by end of May 2022.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jamie Hyde Wyatt: Critical care outreach: determining the value of the resource
  • Siobhan Pyke: Practical considerations in establishing advanced practice in CCOT
  • Dr Sarah Vollam:   ICU discharge liaison and the role of critical care outreach: where does it start and stop?
  • Mark Wilson: Point of care ultrasound: case studies of using advanced practice skills
  • Dr Victoria Metaxa: Results of the NOrF National Survey and launch of the NOrF benchmarking tool

NOrF AGM will take place at the end of the day – for any questions / comments with regards to this please email:

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BACCN & IACCN will be joined by our nursing colleagues representing the Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS)  to help shape the voice of Critical Care Nursing for the next decade!  The PCCS Nursing and AHP team will be leading a dedicated paediatric stream which will include presentations & discussion on sustainability, organ donation, workforce (support workers) planning & implementation, advanced nursing practice, critical care outreach as well as taking part in our simulation strand. 


Adult and Paediatric Critical Care have crossed many barriers over the previous 2 years and this has enabled us to learn & work much more cohesively.  With this in mind we would like to encourage paediatric nurses to join us in October for this unique conference. Why not submit an abstract to share the work that you’ve been involved with either as a paediatric and or adult nurse?

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BACCN/IACCN Conference Belfast 2022 - Keynote 

We're delighted to announce our fantastic keynote speaker at this year's conference in Belfast - Dual qualified RVN and human centred nurse Helen Ballantyne, who  will be explaining what One Health means for nursing, how it fits in the global context, why it’s important and how we can all contribute.

Find out more here: Meet the Speakers | BACCN

VCCN abstract submission guide for Belfast 2022

We've got an amazing opportunity to be a part of the next BACCN Annual Conference and contribute to the scientific programme that will be attended by Critical Care Nurses from all across the UK and Ireland. We're really keen to invite all RVNs to submit an abstract to this year's conference.

We understand this can feel daunting so please watch the presentation video on the VCCN pages we have to put together to guide you through your abstract submission: Veterinary Critical Care Nurses | BACCN

To submit an abstract click here.

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