Event Listings

RCNi Revalidation Study Days

2 March 2017 to 31 December 2017, Various locations

Taking place across the country during 2017, the RCNi Revalidation Study Days promise to explain this daunting process in full, with in-depth presentations given by expert speakers and the official NMC revalidation forms brought to life through group discussions and workshops.

Nurse Clinics 2017

20 November 2017 to 20 November 2017, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Chaired by Dr Richard Hatchett Author Nurse Led Clinic: Practice Issues Nurse Clinics 2017 will provide specialist nurses with a valuable opportunity to hear national updates and best practice for working at advanced practice, and setting up and running nurse led clinics and services in primary, secondary and community care across a number of specialties. With sessions designed for those who are looking to improve the effectiveness or expand existing nurse led clinics and services, or for beginners looking to set up their first clinic this event is essential for all nurses offering nurse led clinics and services.

The Essence of Clinical Aromatherapy

25 November 2017 to 25 November 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This unique international seminar for aromatherapy in hospital and hospice care brings together researchers, experts and practitioners for a full day of education, networking and inspiration.

Nutrition and Cancer: What Patients want to know

22 January 2018 to 22 January 2018, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

The study day is aimed at dieticians, nurses doctors and other health care professionals working with cancer patients.

Effective Discharge Planning and Practice

22 January 2018 to 22 January 2018, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on improving discharge planning and practice to reduce delayed transfer of care. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will provide you with the latest evidence and practice tools to improve discharge practice in your service.

Sepsis: Implementing the New National Quality Standard

22 January 2018 to 22 January 2018, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This National Conference focuses on implementing the New National Quality Standard for Sepsis which is due to be published in September 2017.  A recent study from the York Health Economics Consortium suggests that 260,000 people in the UK develop sepsis every year. The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that sepsis kills around 44,000 people per year. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will support you to recognise, treat and improve outcomes - effectively implementing and monitoring adherence to the New National Quality Standard in your practice.

Getting Patients Up, Dressed and Moving

29 January 2018 to 29 January 2018, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference takes a case study focused approach to getting patients up, dressed and moving through learning from organisations that have successfully implemented #EndPJparalysis in practice, bringing the #last1000days and #Red2Green to life.  The conference will provide a practical guide to getting patients up, dressed and moving in your service.

Sepsis Unplugged 2018

5 February 2018 to 6 February 2018, Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

The UK Sepsis Trust is pleased to announce that Sepsis Unplugged 2018 will take place from the 5th- 6th of February at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham. Sepsis Unplugged is a conference done a little differently. It leaves attitudes and egos at the door, brings together all healthcare professionals and patient groups as equals, and asks the questions that will shape better sepsis care.

The Future of Operating Theatres

15 February 2018 to 15 February 2018, London

Join us at The Future of Operating Theatres where leading experts will discuss the future of surgery in the NHS. Topics will include the newest innovations in surgical technologies, the implications of the latest Government health policies and the role the private sector can play in addressing staff shortages.

Patient Experience Insight Summit

22 February 2018 to 22 February 2018, The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

The National Patient Experience Insight Summit will focus on measuring, understanding and acting on patient experience insight, and demonstrating responsiveness to that insight to improve care. Through national updates and case study presentations the conference will support you to measure, monitor and improve patient experience in your service, and demonstrate responsiveness to the feedback you receive.

Information Governance in Health and Social Care: Ensuring Compliance with GDPR

23 February 2018 to 23 February 2018, De Vere West One Conference, London

With an opening address from Dawn Monaghan Chair Health and Social Care Working Group on GDPR & Head of Data Sharing and Privacy NHS England, this National Conference focuses on Information Governance in Health and Social Care, ensuring demonstrable compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018. Through national updates, expert led extended interactive sessions and practical case studies the conference will support you to ensure compliance in your service.

RCN Perioperative Nursing Workshop 2018: Supporting the Patient Journey

23 April 2018 to 23 April 2018, RCN HQ, 20 Cavendish Square, London

Join RCN Perioperative Forum for this workshop as we explore the perioperative patient journey from preoperative assessment to discharge.  Whether you are a new staff nurse, returning to practice or an experienced perioperative nurse, this workshop is your invaluable learning opportunity to develop your confidence and competence within perioperative care. 


18 June 2018 to 20 June 2018, Budapest, Hungary

13th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists.

It is a great honour and pleasure for the Hungarian Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Intensive Care Nurses (HANA) to host the 13th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists in Budapest in 2018.

BARNA Annual Conference 2018

22 June 2018 to 22 June 2018, Greenwich University, Greenwich, London

BARNA is happy to announce that the next annual conference is held in Greenwich, London on Friday 22nd June 2018. Please contact us if you would like to suggest a speaker or if you want to be a speaker yourself. Also contact us for information on sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, or to book an exhibition stand. 

Past Events

BARNA Annual Conference

10 November 2012, London, UK

The British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) annual conference 2012 took place at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on 10 November 2012.

BARNA presents: Patient Warming: Back to Basics

15 November 2013, Epsom General Hospital

A free joint study day by BARNA, EOC and Mölnlycke.

BARNA Annual Conference 2014

6 June 2014 to 6 June 2014, Greenwich University, London

The British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) 2014 annual conference.

Study day: The Obese Patient

3 October 2014 to 3 October 2014, RCN HQ, London, UK

Talks, top tips and discussions on nursing the obese patient through surgery including pre, intra and post operative phases.

This study day is open to all nurses and operating department practitioners working in anaesthetics, theatre and recovery (PACU).

Joint study day from BARNA, SOBA (The Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia) and the RCN (Royal College of Nursing).


BARNA Talks: Education and Revalidation

30 January 2016 to 30 January 2016, Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St., London, WC2B 5DA

Whether you are a manager or nurse working in anaesthetics / PACU this meeting will be valuable to you. The sessions will be informal and interactive.

World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists

13 May 2016 to 16 May 2016, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK


The British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) is hosting the 12th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists in the United Kingdom on behalf of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA). It will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Clyde Auditorium, in Glasgow, UK!

RCN International Centenary Conference

22 November 2016 to 23 September 2016, QEII Centre, London

The RCN International Centenary Conference is a unique international nursing event which will reflect on the past 100 years of nursing and help plan for the next 100, whilst celebrating the RCN’s centenary.

Health care leaders from around the world will deliver keynote speeches and our five core themes cover a broad scope of topics, from technology and innovation to society, communities and relationships. 

Listen. Explore. Inspire.

UK-Med recruitment information session

11 February 2017 to 11 February 2017, London

UK-Med is recruiting experienced OT practitioners with an interest in humanitarian work to join the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) - which deploys to sudden onset disasters, such as earthquake and tsunami, on behalf of the UK Government.

AfPP and RCN Perioperative Forum Workshop

18 March 2017 to 18 March 2017, RCN HQ, 20 Cavendish Square, London

Breaking down barriers, driving up standards: the role of the perioperative team
Joint AfPP and RCN Perioperative Forum Workshop
Over the last 68 years the NHS has undergone radical transformation. Do you ever wonder what your role will look like in 10 years from now?

EORNA Congress

4 May 2017 to 7 May 2017, Rhodes Island, Greece

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th Congress of the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA). The congress will be held in Rhodes island – Greece from the 4th to the 7th of May 2017. It will be a great moment bringing together all committed nurses, leaders and perioperative professionals.

Anaesthetic and Recovery Care

5 June 2017 to 7 June 2017, British Orthodontic Society, London

The popular course for anaesthetics and recovery care nurses and operating department practitioners. The three-day programme is an excellent opportunity for theatre professionals to explore current principles in practice. The course is intense but provision will be made to ensure candidates are given every opportunity to develop knowledge and skills

Airway management course for anaesthetic and recovery nurses and ODP's

7 June 2017 to 7 June 2017, Guy's Hospital, London

Topics to be covered on this popular airway management course:

Difficult Airway Trolley and Equipment

Case Based Discussions

DAS Guidelines 

BARNA Annual Conference 2017

16 June 2017 to 16 June 2017, University of Greenwich, London

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to each of you who participated in the Annual BARNA Conference in Greenwich, London on 16th June 2017.

Recovery Care of Children

6 July 2017 to 6 July 2017, London

Essential and popular one-day course for theatre professionals involved in the perioperative care of children.

Medicines Management study day

11 July 2017 to 11 July 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

To provide an overview of the risks associated with medicine management and the outcomes following an error or incident.

IARNA 15th National Conference

30 September 2017 to 30 September 2017, Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland

This year Irish Anaesthetic and Recovry Nurses Association IARNA will be returning to the wonderful Hotel Kilkenny. The theme for the Conference is “Skills & Drills: Caring with Confidence” and they have an array of exciting speakers lined up. The airway stations are back again for all delegates, as well as many of their wonderful sponsors in the exhibition area. IARNA again look forward to seeing your posters this year, with prizes for the winners of course! 



1 November 2017 to 4 November 2017, Luna Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN] invites you to attend the 4th International Conference for PeriAnaesthesia Nurses to be held at Luna Park in Sydney, New South Wales. With the conference venue set on beautiful Sydney Harbour, our theme is Tides of Change, with advocacy, education & research being the focus of the conference.

Barna. British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association