You can see the conference programme from March 2018 below. The programme for 2019 will be announced soon. 



08:30 – 09:20 Registration & Exhibition
09:20 – 09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks from Fiona Phillips, Chair
09:30 – 10:00 Quality Matters in Social Care

In this session, Andrea will focus on what good practice looks like and how the sector can achieve it. The role of CQC will also be discussed.

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

10:00 – 10:45 New Care Models – the Future of the Care Sector

Learning from the care homes vanguards and how these will help to shape the future of the care sector. In this session William provide an update on the New Care Models, the learning from the vanguards and to gain insight into where these will lead us in the future.

William Roberts, Director of Health and Social Care, Innovation Unit

10:45 – 11:15 Working for a Sustainable Adult Social Care Sector that Serves Older People Well

  • What will the next five years look like for adult social care in terms of funding?
  • How will the many challenges facing social care, including an ageing population, be overcome to ensure sustainable models of practice and ownership?
  • What strategies can be used to cope with funding reductions to positively impact the lives of older people?

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK

11:15 – 11:45 Morning Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:45 – 12:30 Panel Debate: A Social Care System Fit for the Future

  • How can local government, the NHS and the provider sector work together to ensure better social care provision for future generations?
  • How should the commissioning and management of care services for older people by local government evolve to build a system fit for the future?
  • Re-orientating focus on preventative services to save money and deliver better results for older people

William Roberts,  Director of Health and Social Care, Innovation Unit

Mike Padgham, Chair, Independent Care Group

Sheila Scott OBE, Care Strategist, QCS

Rosie Seymour, Deputy Programme Director, Better Care Support team

Dianne Desmulie, Lay Member, Public and Patient Engagement, East & North Hertfordshire CCG

Rt. Hon Professor Paul Burstow, Chair, SCIE

Chaired by Nadra Ahmed OBE, Executive Chairman, National Care Association

12:30 – 13:00 Alzheimer’s in England – Understanding the Current Trends and Future Challenges

• Are programmes designed to deliver sustained improvements in dementia care working?
• What next for risk reduction, health and care dementia friendly communities and research?
• What else needs to be done to improve the quality of care in all settings?

Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 14:20 Does Outstanding Care come from Outstanding Training?

  • The relevance of how training is evolving to meet the expectations of the future.
  • How is training evolving to meet the needs of all stakeholders?
  • Does personal empowerment play its part?

Avnish Goyal, Managing Director, Hallmark Care Homes

14:20 – 15:00 Panel Debate: What Next for the Care Home Sector

  • How will innovation continue to shape the future of the sector given demographic and fiscal pressures?
  • What are the implications for EU nurses working in social care post-Brexit negotiations?
  • What does the care home sector need to do to attract the right talent?
  • What niche products catering for specific market segments have proved most successful?

Dr. Pete Calveley, Chief Executive Officer, Barchester Healthcare
Richard Hawes, Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited
Nigel Sibley, CEO, LifeCare Residences
Joan Elliot, General Manager, Bupa UK Care Services
Avnish Goyal, Managing Director, Hallmark Care Homes

15:00 – 15:25 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:25 – 15:50 Nutrition and Person-Centred Dementia Care

  • What is best practice for delivering excellence in nutrition in dementia care?
  • How close is the sector to establishing high-quality nutrition education and learning?
  • Latest developments regarding quality improvements in nutritional care for dementia

Joanne Holmes, Lecturer in Nutrition, Bournemouth University

15:50 – 16:20 An Outcomes-Based Approach to Social Care

  • Ensuring the system responds to the individual needs of those who require care
  • How can the sector help educate the general public on what their future financial liabilities may be in relation to care?
  • What needs to be done integrate health and social care to reduce bureaucracy and improve transparency?

Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England

16:20 – 16:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks
16:30 – 17:00 Networking and Exhibition

*Programme subject to change


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