King’s Fund to host conference on enhanced health in care homes

Posted on May 6th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on King’s Fund to host conference on enhanced health in care homes

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A conference hosted by The King’s Fund will look at ways to reduce hospital bed use and improve quality of life for people living in care homes.

Speakers will examine how the NHS could work in partnership with providers and commissioners of adult social care to develop integrated systems of shared care and support. Enhanced health in care homes: developing integrated care – what role do care homes play? will take place on Thursday, 2nd July at The King’s Fund in central London.

With the Care Act now in force, and enhanced health in care homes included as a new model in the NHS five year forward view, the King’s Fund says this is a timely conference that will look at how local areas can join up services for people living in care homes.

Delegates will hear from the following key speakers: • Caroline Abrahams, charity director, Age UK • Professor Martin Green, chief executive, Care England • Des Kelly, executive director, National Care Forum • Samantha Jones, director for new models of care, NHS England • Professor David Oliver, president, British Geriatrics Society • Frank Ursell, chief executive, Registered Nursing Home Association • Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care, Care Quality Commission

Key sessions include: • a panel discussion on the role of care homes; • a spotlight on the vanguard sites; • promoting independence and reablement; • holistic clinical reviews; • the role of nurses in care homes; • housing based models of care; •regulation and inspection of care homes.

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