#BACCNCONF2024 Sessions

Learn more about some of the excellent sessions we have lined up for this year's conference.


  1. Nursem - Necessity is the mother of all invention
  2. Harnessing Clinical Informatics for Enhanced Healthcare Delivery

Nursem - Necessity is the mother of all invention

The creation of Nursem skincare, the highs and lows and how healthcare staff are best placed to find solutions to somewhat simple problems. 

Antonia Philp graduated from Manchester University in 2008 as a Paediatric nurse. She has worked in tertiary medicine, PICU and is currently a Paediatric Cardiothoracic Transplant Nurse Specialist in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Antonia and her now husband launched skincare company Nursem in 2011 which has been a labour of love but is now recognised as the leading skin care brand for healthcare staff throughout the UK. 

Nursem | Therapeutic Skincare That Gives Back To Nurses – Nursem Skincare

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Harnessing Clinical Informatics for Enhanced Healthcare Delivery

Petro Bekker, Clinical Informatics Manager/Clinical Safety Officer, Clinical Informatics, IM&T, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

With over 35 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Petro worked in diverse healthcare settings in South Africa and England. Having emigrated to the UK from South Africa in 1999, working as an Advanced Nurse Practioner in Emergency care she transitioned to a specialised role in Surgical and Critical Care Nursing in the UK.

Her passion for innovation and technology led to a pivotal role in 2012, when she was seconded from Critical Care to the digital department to lead on the implementation of a new critical care electronic clinical system.

Recognising the impact of healthcare informatics, she transitioned to the Digital Team permanently in 2014, becoming the first Clinical Informatics Nurse at Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. Over the years, she has continued to evolve in this field and currently work as the Clinical Informatics Manager using her extensive clinical experience to drive meaningful advancements in healthcare technology.

In addition to her managerial role in clinical informatics, she is also a Clinical Safety Officer, where her team is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety within the digital healthcare landscape.

David Maloney, Senior Clinical Informatics Nurse & Digital Clinical Safety Officer, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

David has 25 years of experience as a registered nurse, qualifying in Scotland. His passion for education and research has taken him abroad to Africa in 2007 for 3yrs, where he was teaching nursing and contributing to impactful initiatives, working with a multidisciplinary team from across the globe. He has been working in England since 2010, with a diverse background in Research, Surgical and Critical Care Nursing.

David’s journey in 2015 has led him to the specialty of clinical informatics, at Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh Teaching Hospital NHS Trust where he works as a specialist nurse, using his diverse clinical experience to drive advancements in healthcare technology and informatics. His commitment to patient safety is reflected in his role as a clinical safety officer, where as part of a wider team he helps to ensure the highest standards of digital safety and quality in healthcare delivery.

Clinical informatics plays a pivotal role in modern healthcare, driving advancements in patient care, data management, and decision-making processes. This session will delve into the multifaceted landscape of clinical informatics, exploring its impact on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. The speakers will discuss the latest innovations, best practices, and real-world applications of clinical informatics. From electronic health records and interoperability to data analytics and artificial intelligence, this session will provide a comprehensive overview of the transformative potential of informatics in the clinical setting.

Join Petro and David as they discuss how to navigate the dynamic intersection of technology and healthcare and discover how clinical informatics is shaping the future of medicine.

This will be followed by a Community of Practice session (the next day) where those interested can join Petro and David in talking more about this unique and very valuable workstream within Critical Care and across the NHS / Organisation. 



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