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This conference focuses on improving safety for care home residents. The conference will highlight best practice in improving safety in care homes, highlight new developments such as the implications of the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF), and the new CQC Inspection Framework for Care homes, and will focus on key clinical safety areas such as falls prevention, medication safety, reduction and management of pressure ulcers, nutrition and hydration, identification of deterioration, management of behaviour that challenges including restrictive interventions and ensuring compassionate care.
"Care homes are a crucial part of our national health and care system infrastructure and the safety and wellbeing of residents, who are among those with the greatest care needs, is no less important than in any other setting."
Professor Martin J Vernon National Clinical Director for Older People and Person-Centred Integrated Care NHS England and Improvement 2022
“I encourage providers and councils to focus on getting the basics right; quality and safety can never be compromised and our investigations will always hold organisations to account against relevant legislation and guidance, as well as local policies and procedures.”
Paul Najsarek, Interim Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, September 2023
"Approximately 410,000 people live in care homes in the UK.. This is four per cent of the population aged 65 years and over, rising to 16 per cent of those aged 85 or more… Many residents have complex healthcare needs, reflecting multiple long-term conditions, significant disability and advanced frailty. All these factors make caring for residents an incredibly difficult job for care homes and their staff. Given this operating landscape, there are some fantastic examples of care, safety and quality improvement in care homes."
Dr Cheryl Crocker AHSN Network Patient Safety Director 2022
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to improve safety in care homes
Learn from outstanding practice in improving safety
Reflect on national developments and learning including implications of PSIRF, and the New CQC Inspection Framework for care homes
Improve the way you reduce, investigate and manage pressure ulcers
Develop your skills in falls prevention and identify key interventions to reduce falls
Understand how you can improve medication safety
Identify key strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour and ensure best practice in restrictive interventions
Improve nutrition and hydration practice
Train and educate frontline staff in patient safety
Ensure prompt identification of deterioration
Develop your skills in compassionate leadership and drive a safety culture in your care home
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes