Best Practice in the Care Home Sector
2nd Best Practice in the Care Home Sector Annual Conference
20 JUNE 2018
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS NOW OPEN
DEADLINE EXTENDED: MIDNIGHT 27 FEBRUARY 2018
Caring Times is delighted to announce that, following a successful launch in 2017, their Best Practice conference will be held at mac, Birmingham on 20th June 2018.
Best Practice in the Care Home Sector conference is designed to highlight and showcase the very best practice in the care home sector by providing a strong annual event which will offer staff and organisations who are doing excellent work the opportunity to showcase it, creating a learning opportunity for those attending the event and demonstrating to the media, CQC, commissioners and other stakeholders that there is excellent work going on in the independent care home sector.
The conference will be structured around two plenaries – one on arrival in the morning and one after lunch and at least three parallel sessions running concurrently during the rest of the day. This will provide plenty of opportunities for speakers to present on any aspect of innovative care home management including the most pressing issues in 2018 which will include:
• All aspects of the challenge of employing appropriate quality staff including recruitment, retention and training
• The use of technology and practical alternatives to enable the best use of limited staff to be made
• Innovation in care homes
PARTNER SKILLS FOR CARE
Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. A trusted independent charity with over 18 years’ experience in workforce development, and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. Also working closely with related services such as health and housing.
PROPOSALS SHOULD INCLUDE
Prospective presenters are invited to submit a summary of the proposed presentation of no more than 250 words
• Background – Please outline the background context of your presentation
• Aims – Please describe what people will gain from attending your presentation
• Description – Please summarise the main points of your presentation
• Implications for practice – Please summarise in what way your presentation could change or improve current practice including any difficulties or limitations
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
You must enter all the information requested in every field of the online form below.
Ensure you receive an email acknowledgement that your proposal has been received. If not, please contact Jessica Harman on email@example.com
QUESTIONS OR QUERIES?
If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team;
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 7720 2108 x 204
For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Alan Leary;
email@example.com or telephone: 07912 895 484
Best Practice in the Care Home Sector 2017
Caring Times is delighted that our new conference was held at the MAC Theatre, Birmingham on 20th September 2017 to great reception. The conference was designed to highlight the excellent practice which is happening day in and day out in the care home sector.
The purpose of this was two-fold:
• To provide a ‘live-theatre’ experience which informs, challenges, teaches and enthuses care staff to learn from those providing the best care so that as many as possible can return to their workplaces and put into practice what they have learnt
• To start highlighting, documenting and broadcasting (by word of mouth, digitally and in print) the evidence which is needed to show to stakeholders such as the regulators, commissioners, the consumer and the media that the sector provides high quality, innovative care in so many settings.
Presentations delivered on the day
Parallel Session 1
The Role of chaplaincy in meeting spiritual needs of care home residents – Julia Burton Jones, Church of England, Diocese of Rochester
Bedside Buddies – Sue Faulkner, The Fremantle Trust
Walsall Care Improvement and End of Life Care Helen Reeves ,St Giles Hospice & Michael Hurt, Walsall CCGr
Parallel Session 2
Information Governance in Care Homes – Mandy Thorn, Care Provider Alliance and Marches Care and Keith Strahan, NHS Digital
Using Music: Effectively in your care setting – Beckie Morley, Music Moments
Abbeyfield Making Music – April Dobson, The Abbeyfield Society
Sing more, Live better: A Choir in every Care Home – Douglas Noble, Wellbeing – Live Music Now
Improving person-centered care for OP in care homes Jennifer Collieson and Pamela Holmes SCIE
Quick Fire Debate
Parallel Session 3
Activating people’s personal relationship networks – Cath Barton, Community Circles
From Red to Green! – Sanjay Dhrona, The Close Care Home
Mountains and Mousetraps – Maggie Candy, Guide Total
Your favourite tipple George Sampson MHA
We are delighted to announce our full conference programme.
Please click the image below to view and download the PDF programme.
Sponsorship and Exhibition
The conference hosted a varied and interactive exhibition. Exhibitors were:
Questions or queries?
If you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.
For queries regarding:
Future conferences, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous presentations, please contact email@example.com
Sponsorship or the exhibition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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