Enhanced health in care homes: Lessons from the vanguards on integration in practice

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Enhanced health in care homes is one of the new care models set out in the NHS five year forward view. Eighteen months on from the launch of the six vanguards, this conference assessed their progress in providing older people with better, more joined-up care and rehabilitation services.


Session one: Opening plenary

Stephen Knight, Sector Head, Newton Europe
Improving outcomes through integration

William Roberts, National Care Homes Lead, New Care Models Programme, NHS England
New care models: Learning from the care homes vanguards

Video: working together for better care

Dr Elizabeth Kendrick, GP, National Professional Advisor for Older People, Care Quality Commission
Role of regulation and monitoring

Session two: Breakouts

Sally Roberts, Director of Governance, Quality and Safety, and Lead Nurse, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group
Implementing a new integrated health care model within care homes

Dr Radcliffe Lisk, Consultant Care of the Elderly (Specialty Lead), Clinical Lead for Orthogeriatrics, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Foundation Trust and Dr Keefai Yeong, Consultant Care of the Elderly, Clinical Lead Fracture Liaison Service Clinical Lead for Doctors Advancing Patient Safety (DAPS), Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Foundation Trust
Interventions to reduce unplanned admissions from care home settings

Janice James, Director and System Integrator, Provider Alliance (Wakefield), Joy Allen, Care Homes Manager, Hemsworth Park (Wakefield), Four Seasons Health Care and Lesley Wagstaff, Community Centre Manager, St George Community Centre (Wakefield)
Connected care in Wakefield

Professor Graham Stokes, Global Director of Dementia Care, Bupa and Honorary Visiting Professor of Person-Centred Dementia Care, Bradford University
Living in a care home with dementia

Martin Ford, Vanguard Programme Manager, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Rachel Binks, Nurse Consultant, Digital and Acute Care, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Integrating telemedicine into mental health care

Session three: Breakouts

Viccie Nelson, Programme Director, Sutton Vanguard, Corrine Campion, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Supportive Care Home Team, Sutton Community Health Services, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Anna-Marie Stevens, Palliative Care Team, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
An innovative and integrated model of care provision to improve end-of-life in care homes

Annabel Foulger, GSF Social Care Programme Lead, Gold Standards Framework and Louise Bruce, Owner, Melrose Care Home
Advance care planning

Sharon Blackburn CBE, Policy & Communications Director, National Care Forum
How can we be creative with the workforce

Alison Innes-Farquhar, Director of People Development, HC-One
Nursing assistants: Giving responsibility to care staff and providing a better service to care home residents

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing & Deputy Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England
Nursing associate role

Penny Davison, Senior Commissioning Manager, NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
Implementing a proactive and integrated model of care to enable care home staff to better meet residents' care needs

Lesley Bainbridge, Lead Nurse to the Care home Programme, NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
Developing an outcomes-based model of enhanced healthcare in care homes

Session four: Closing plenary

Dr Martin J Vernon, Consultant Geriatrician and Associate Head of Division, Division of Medicine and Community Services, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person Centred Care, NHS England and Dr Dawn Moody, GP, Associate National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care, NHS England

Improving healthcare support in care homes