Best Practice in Nursing

Royal College of Nursing



Travel & Accommodation




B40 1NT

Opening Times

Wednesday 17 October 2018 - TBA

Thursday 18 October 2018 - TBA

Getting to the NEC

Best Practice in Nursing is held at the NEC, Birmingham. The NEC is very easy to access from all parts of the UK with easy access from the M6, M1, M40 and the M42 motorways. The venue is well sign posted from the motorway. On the NEC site, follow Best Practice in Nursing directional signs to the allocated car parks.

If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the post code B40 1NT to pinpoint the NEC.

There is ample on-site parking at the NEC for £12 per car per day.  Live traffic signs will direct you to the nearest available car park for Best Practice as you arrive on the NEC complex.

If you are coming from further afield, Birmingham International Airport is located on the NEC complex and is a short walk to the halls.

For further details please visit the NEC travel page.

By Train    

The train is also easy, with the NEC being served by Birmingham International Station. The NEC is connected by a covered bridge link directly from the station. Virgin are offering visitors 25% off travel  GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TRAIN TICKET HERE!

Free Buses   

Free buses will be provided based on demand. Your bus place needs to be booked in advance and there will be a cancellation fee should you not turn up to your allocated bus. Click here to register your interest in a free bus


If you want to drive and offer a lift, or see who else is driving to Best Practice in Nursing from your area to share a lift, use  Liftshare. If you are the one offering the lift, then please ensure you include Best Practice in Nursing in your destination.


There is a range of accommodation options on the NEC complex itself and in nearby Coventry and central Birmingham.

Best Practice in Nursing has partnered with Event Express to get best practice delegates the best possible rates and booking terms.  They are experts in finding accommodation around the UK's major event hubs and have excellent contacts at hotels and guest houses for all budgets. View website here


Event Express are the only accommodation company we have authorised to work on our behalf.  If you are contacted by any other company claiming to represent Best Practice in Nursing, CloserStill or the NEC, please do not communicate with them and alert us on



It has come to our attention that some of our delegates/exhibitors have been approached by a company called Exhibition Housing Services which looks like it may be aligned to Best Practice in Nursing.

Please note that this is actually a fraud and is nothing to do with Best Practice in Nursing or CloserStill Media.

Unfortunately this entity has been operating in this manner for years and the authorities do not seem to be able to deal with them.

Please DO NOT book rooms or complete and/or return any paperwork to this company as you will then be legally bound to their terms and conditions.


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  • "Finally, an opportunity to network within primary care nursing! There’s been so many interesting things (at the conference). So many opportunities network and develop updated care."
    Practice Nurse
  • "The conference programme has been great at bringing me up to date with the new revalidation reforms. It was also an absolutely brilliant exhibition, with so many stalls! I’ve also managed to get in lots of networking with other nurses which is great."
    Joice Skeeter, Practice Nurse
  • "We came for the CPD as it was great to be able to collect so many CPD hours in one place. The quality of the speakers was very good. I also enjoyed the variety of the exhibition and the high level of interaction with the exhibitors."
    Stephanie O’Leary, Practice Nurse