Building the dementia pathway: delivering place-based care

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Dementia is the leading cause of death in England and Wales. One in six people over the age of 80 have dementia, and by 2025 there will be more than one million people with dementia in the UK. 

The move to integrated ways of working through integrated care systems (ICSs) and primary care networks (PCNs), and other commitments in the NHS long-term plan around personalised care, provide opportunities to meet this growing need and improve support for people affected by dementia.

This one-day event, run in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, will explore this in detail.

Event partner

This event is being held in partnership with Alzheimer's Society.


Sponsorship and exhibition

Engage with leaders and decision-makers from across the health and care sector by sponsoring or exhibiting at this event. To find out more, please email Danielle Roche or call her on 020 7307 2482.






Registration opens, exhibition and networking


Session one: Developing place-based dementia provision

This session will explain the current context of place-based care in England particularly in relation to dementia care, with an example of how it is working in practice.

10.00amWelcome and introduction

Sally Warren, Director of Policy, The King’s Fund

10.10amA changing NHS: the role of integrated care systems (ICSs)

Anna Charles, Senior Policy Adviser to the Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
  • Learn about the latest updates on how integrated care systems are developing in England, and what this might mean for dementia service provision and for local and national leaders.

10.30amThe dementia imperative: making the case for dementia

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society
  • Hear an update on the Dementia Challenge 2020+, dementia in the NHS long-term plan and other work on developing the dementia pathway.

10.50amHow to design a dementia service within an ICS

  • Hear about the work of Manchester Integrated Health and Care Partnership and how they have developed a place-based solution for dementia best practice at scale. 

Jeanette Leach, Integrated Neighbourhood Manager for Denton, Audenshaw & Droylsden, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust 
Rachael Chambers, Mental Health Commissioner, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group 

Additional speaker to be confirmed. 

11.10amQuestions and discussion


Breakout A: Upskilling the workforce to provide the care and support people with dementia need

This breakout will explore the ways in which different parts of the health and care workforce can be upskilled to improve the support for people affected by dementia.

Delegates can choose between breakouts A, B and C. 

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

12.05pmHarnessing the wider dementia workforce

  • Hear about the way in which health and care workers can be upskilled to improve their knowledge of how to support people affected by dementia, including tier 2 training, input from the NHS people plan and practical input from the third sector.  

Raj Kapoor, Head of Training and Consultancy, Alzheimer’s Society
James Cross, National Lead for Dementia, Skills for Care 

12.30pmQuestions and discussion

  • Who are the key people to receive extra training?
  • What is the right level of training and support?
  • What is the impact and added value when staff have been upskilled?

Breakout B: Dementia as a co-morbidity

Older people living with dementia have an average of four co-morbidities compared with older people without dementia who have an average of two, and co-morbidities in dementia are associated with poor outcomes and impaired quality of life. This breakout session will look at the breadth of co- and multi- morbid conditions that people with dementia have and at some of the ways to provide care and support.

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

12.05pmDementia as a co-morbidity

Michael Jackson, Head of Health Intelligence, Dementia and Neurology, Public Health England
  • Hear insights from the Dementia Intelligence Network on the breadth of co- and multi-morbid conditions that people with dementia have, and how place-based care can support people affected by dementia alongside their co-morbidities.


12.30pmQuestions and discussion

  • What are the particular challenges where dementia is a co-morbidity? 
  • Where can the services for multiple long-term conditions work together in a place around the needs of people affected by dementia?
  • What are the opportunities for support in acute care, primary care and the community?
  • How can we balance the needs of a person living with long-term conditions with the needs and challenges of living with dementia?
  • How can we design services that tackle the interacting effects between co-morbidities?

Breakout C: Working with and for people affected by dementia

This breakout session will explore practical examples on how to gain the views and experiences of people affected by dementia to understand need, drive change and deliver effective health and care support. 

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

Georgia Chimbani, Dementia Network Lead, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

12.05pmPanel discussion

We are working with the Alzheimer’s Society to convene a panel of people affected by dementia to speak.

12.30pmQuestions and discussion

  • How can we best gain the views and experiences of people affected by dementia in order to understand need
  • How can people affected by dementia access patient groups?
  • What role can the voluntary sector play in providing help and support?


The morning's breakout sessions are repeated.


Session four: Creating impact for the future

This interactive session will debate the key messages for the future of dementia care and ask people from different parts of the health and care system what they want to see.

3.30pmWelcome back

Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships, Alzheimer’s Society

3.35pmPanel session: Towards a long-term solution for health and care

Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow, Social Care, The King’s Fund 
Professor David Oliver, Consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 

Additional speakers to be confirmed. 

4.00pmQuestions and discussion

  • What should the future look like for good place-based dementia care?
  • What needs to happen to achieve that ambition?
  • What are the strengths that can be built on?
  • How can we support the necessary cultural change in the NHS and social care?

4.30pmClose of conference


Please note, discounts will not be automatically applied to your booking. Please email us for the relevant promotional code

Group discounts

10 per cent discount for 3-4 people.
15 per cent discount for 5-6 people.
20 per cent discount for 7 or more people.

Student discounts

Receive 50 per cent off if you're a student in full-time education. 

Bursaries for patients and carers

We offer a limited number of bursary (free) places for our conferences. These are reserved for patients and carers. To apply for a bursary for this event, please send us an email.


Can I pay by invoice? 

Yes. Please select your tickets and once you're through to the registration form, you can amend the 'payment method' from credit card to 'pay by invoice'. Please note, there is a £20 surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is in addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card. 

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