Lecture ~ the ‘relationship between practice, policy, political processes and research, using ‘the Shape of Caring’ as a case study’. #WRML2019 @LordWillisg @theRCN @wolstenholme_d @tonyryan_UoS

Winifred Raphael Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Royal College of Nursing Foundation.

Our speaker will be Lord Willis of Knaresborough

Lord Willis has been a member of the House of Lords since 2010 and chaired the: Shape of Caring: A Review of the Future Education and Training of Registered Nurses and Care Assistants

Lord Willis will speak to the ‘relationship between practice, policy, political processes and research, using ‘the Shape of Caring’ as a case study’.

Wednesday 4th September 7pm, Sheffield Hallam Pennine Lecture Theatre, S1

We hope you will be able to join us for this prestigious event and will stay for a post lecture drinks reception.

Please register via eventbrite


The Winifred Raphael Memorial public Lecture (WRML) is one of the main events in the RCN Research Society calendar. Thanks to Mrs Raphael’s family who launched the memorial fund, and to all those involved since, the lecture is an event which often draws together a variety of nurses from different nursing and geographical areas.

The lecture itself has evolved in 3 stages. From 1981 – 1993, the annual lecture took place in London, England. With a 1995 lecture, there then followed a break of 5 years before the lecture was reinstated as an evening lecture within RCN Congress between 2001 – 2006. After the 2006 lecture, it was decided to encourage the regional groups of the RCN Research Society to take turns in hosting the event. The lecture became a public one in 2011, and since 2015, the RCN Foundation has supported the annual lecture.

Find out more about previous Winifred Raphael Memorial Lectures https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/research-and-innovation/research-events/previous-winifred-raphael-memorial-lectures