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

Improving outcomes through integration

Stephen Knight, Sector Head, Newton Europe

New care models: Learning from the care homes vanguards

Video: working together for better care

William Roberts, National Care Homes Lead, New Care Models Programme, NHS England

Role of regulation and monitoring

Dr Elizabeth Kendrick, GP, National Professional Advisor for Older People, Care Quality Commission

Session two: Breakouts

Implementing a new integrated health care model within care homes

Sally Roberts, Director of Governance, Quality and Safety, and Lead Nurse, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group

Interventions to reduce unplanned admissions from care home settings

Dr Radcliffe Lisk, Consultant Care of the Elderly (Specialty Lead), Clinical Lead for Orthogeriatrics, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Foundation Trust

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

Connected care in Wakefield

Janice James, Director and System Integrator, Provider Alliance (Wakefield) - a system resource hosted by South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust

Joy Allen, Care Homes Manager, Hemsworth Park (Wakefield), Four Seasons Health Care

Lesley Wagstaff, Community Centre Manager, St George Community Centre (Wakefield)

Living in a care home with dementia

Professor Graham Stokes, Global Director of Dementia Care, Bupa and Honorary Visiting Professor of Person-Centred Dementia Care, Bradford University

Integrating telemedicine into mental health care

Martin Ford, Vanguard Programme Manager, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Rachel Binks, Nurse Consultant, Digital and Acute Care, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Session three: Breakouts

An innovative and integrated model of care provision to improve end-of-life care in care homes

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

Dr Anna-Marie Stevens, Palliative Care Team, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Advance care planning

Annabel Foulger, GSF Social Care Programme Lead, Gold Standards Framework

Louise Bruce, Owner, Melrose Care Home

How can we be creative with the workforce?

Sharon Blackburn CBE, Policy & Communications Director, National Care Forum

Nursing assistants: Giving responsibility to care staff and providing a better service to care home residents

Alison Innes-Farquhar, Director of People Development, HC-One

Nursing associate role

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

Implementing a proactive and integrated model of care to enable care home staff to better meet residents’ care needs

Penny Davison, Senior Commissioning Manager, NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group

Developing an outcomes-based model of enhanced healthcare in care homes

Lesley Bainbridge, Lead Nurse to the Care home Programme, NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group

Session four: Closing plenary

Improving healthcare support in care homes

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

Dr Dawn Moody, GP, Associate National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care, NHS England



British Geriatrics Society

British Geriatrics Society

The Gold Standards Framework

the gold standards framework

Skills for Care

Skills for care