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Currently the Government spends on average £3,615 on each NHS employee per year on staff development compared with only £16 on each social care employee per year. We need a level playing field.” – Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England
While the NHS is mostly free at the point of use, this is not the case for social care. In March 2018, the business secretary, Greg Clark announced that £300 million of the governments Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). This will bring together the world-class research expertise with business investment to develop technologies and industries that can help the UK prepare for the challenge meeting the diverse needs of an ageing society.
Staffing levels, a lack of training, problems with communication across health organisations are among the key challenges facing the sector. The Care Homes Conference will offer a range of case studies from top performing organisations on how to improve recruitment, upskilling and retention of staff whilst maintaining a high quality of care. This conference will detail how an integration of health and care organisations can streamline services and improve the lives of care home residents.
Delegate feedback from our last Care Homes Conference includes:
“Very engaging event whilst also providing highly knowledgeable speakers”
“It was fantastic to see examples of innovation in different types of care homes”
“I gained a good overview of the plans by different organisations in relation to the challenges around staff recruitment and retention”
“This conference gave me a greater understanding of how digital technology can transform the health and social care services”
Join us for the fourth annual Care Homes Conference where leading experts in health and social care will explain how the sector can overcome some of its biggest challenges including funding, staffing levels and meeting the diverse needs of an ageing population. Learn from experts on how to improve the recruitment, upskilling and retention of staff whilst maintaining a high quality of care.
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Registration, refreshments and exhibition
Opening remarks from chair
Dr Kristen Hollands, Senior Researcher, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford
Overview of the sector and the future of social care
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive, Care England
The challenges of recruitment and retention
Annette Baines, Programme Head, Recruitment and Retention, Skills for Care
Joint question and discussion session
Refreshments and networking
Person centred care
Helen Sanderson, Helen Sanderson Associates and Professor, University of Chester
Can technology revolutionise care?
Ed Russell, Director of Innovation and Development, WCS Care
Lunch and networking
Enhanced health in care homes vanguard
Emily Wighton, Senior Manager (Enhanced Health in Care Homes), System Transformation Group, NHS England
How Greater Manchester are transforming adult social care
Janine Dyson, Lead Nurse, Independent Care Sector, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Refreshments and networking
Research and Innovation in Care Homes: partnerships supporting care workforces, quality of life and care for residents
Dr Kristen Hollands, Senior Researcher, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford and Roberta Roccella, Head of Wellbeing, HC One Care Homes
Care home managers, staff and residents are natural researchers - because they ‘think of something, try it out, and if it goes well they try it again, change it or forget it’. This is the foundation of research. Research helps find answers to the things that are unknown, filling gaps in knowledge and changing the ways that people work. Research can lead to benefits for residents, staff and business. Historically, many care homes have been isolated communities. Partnership in research can help to build links with other local health and social care services; bringing training and access to other areas of healthcare e.g. physiotherapy. This session will explore the examples of the ways in which research could help support and develop existing good care practice and also how it can be used to find solutions to challenges.
Joint questions and discussion
Closing remarks from chair
*Programme subject to change without notice
No dates are available.
Who should attend?
Delegates attending our previous Care Homes events have included:
The Future of NHS Procurement: harnessing technology to do more with less
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