Best Practice in the Care Home Sector

2nd Best Practice in the Care Home Sector Annual Conference

20 JUNE 2018
mac, BIRMINGHAM

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.

KEY AREAS

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 jessica@hawkerpublications.com

Structured Proposal Entry Form - Best Practice

Prospective presenters are invited to submit a summary of the proposed presentation of no more than 250 words.
  • Proposal

    Prospective presenters are invited to submit a summary of the proposed presentation of no more than 250 words. All proposals should include the following:

    Background – Please outline the background context of your presentation including perhaps what is already known in this area if appropriate

    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

  • Please retain a copy for your own records
  • Following the conference we would like to share presentations with delegates who attended. Please indicate your preference below:

QUESTIONS OR QUERIES?

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team; 
events@hawkerpublications.com or telephone: 020 7720 2108 x 204

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Alan Leary;
alan@hawkerpublications.com or telephone: 07912 895 484

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Best Practice in the Care Home Sector 2017

 

Main Sponsor 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

Care Protect ,Philip Scott

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

Conference Programme

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 jessica@hawkerpublications.com
Previous presentations, please contact events@hawkerpublications.com
Sponsorship or the exhibition please contact caroline@hawkerpublications.com

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