Change of venue for the second annual South West Dementia and Hospitals Conference

Dementia Care in Hospital – Rising to the Challenge
5th July 2011
NEW VENUE: Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT

Hospital care conference 2011

Hospital care conference 2011

This conference provides delegates with opportunities to:

  • look at the interim findings from the National Audit of Dementia, exploring lessons for improvement in the South West
  • find out more about the implementation of the South West Standards for dementia care in hospital, and next steps for the peer review 2011/12
  • share and spread learning and positive practice
  • focus on action planning and improvement

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Alastair Burns, National Clinical Lead for Dementia
  • Professor Peter Crome – Chair, National Audit of Dementia Steering Group
  • Alison Moon, Chief Nurse, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Regional Champion for Dementia Care in Hospital
  • Rachel Canning, Media Volunteer, The Alzheimer’s Society
  • Chloe Hood, Programme Manager and member of the National Audit Team
  • Kate Schneider, Programme Lead, Mental Health and Dementia, NHS South West

Interactive workshops
Delegates will be able to select one workshop from each of two sessions during the day. The workshop themes include:

  • Assessment
  • Information and communication
  • Governance – care pathways; systems, policies in place
  • Training, learning & development
  • Environment
  • Volunteering

Who should attend?

  • People with lived experience and their carers/families/advocates
  • Executive team and board members from hospital trusts
  • SW Hospitals Expert Reference Group
  • The Alzheimers Society
  • British Geriatric Society
  • Hospital dementia and dignity champions
  • Hospital clinical governance leads
  • Clinicians, practitioners, ancillary staff
  • Hospital training and education practitioners
  • PCT/LA commissioners for dementia, mental health, and acute care
  • Clinical commissioning consortia
  • Other voluntary and social interest groups with a stake in dementia in hospitals