The South West regional conference on improving dementia care in general hospitals, jointly organised by the South West Dementia Strategy Group and the British Geriatrics Society, was held at Exeter Racecource on Tuesday 26 January 2010.
The conference brought together leads for improving dementia care in hospitals from acute and community hospital settings to consider how to develop and measure an effective process of change based on practical examples from across the South West. Conference delegates also sought to identify how to align this agenda with trusts’ corporate and performance management priorities across the region.
The coneference was chaired by Derek Dominey, Chair of the Development Committee, Bristol & South Gloucestershire Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. Tarun Solanki, Consultant Physician, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, provided an introduction to the day before moving onto the plenary session, group work and the innovative practice workshops.
The presentations from the plenary session and the innovative practice workshops are available to download here www.southwestdementiapartnership.org.uk/implementation/hospital-care-conference/.