Outstanding social care: exploring good practice

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The overarching theme for this conference is ‘Outstanding social care: best practice examples that change the face of social care’. 

The event will bring together health and care professionals, people working in local government, commissioners, researchers, policy-makers and third sector professionals interested in the implementation of social care in the UK. The conference will showcase best practice examples that are innovative and original, while at the same time delivering outstanding quality of care.  

Early bird rates available until 30 June 2018 – book now.

Present at the event

You're invited to present on the progress and impact of projects designed to improve the quality and delivery of social care. Your project should focus on good practice examples and report on recent experiences of developing new solutions. It should present case descriptions of health and care on regional or local level delivered across the UK. 

Accepted projects will have a presentation slot at a breakout session at this event. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality.

Please note: We would like to give as many public sector health and care professionals as possible the opportunity to present. If you are from a commercial organisation working in partnership with an NHS/local government organisation, we encourage you to submit a project alongside your NHS or social care partner, and ask your partner to present.

Conference themes

Authors are invited to submit best practice examples under the following themes:

  • digital (how technology is changing social care)
  • quality improvement
  • integration (with healthcare and other public services)
  • building relationships
  • long-term condition management. 

Submission deadline

All papers must be submitted by Monday 18 June 2018.

Congress fees

If your project is accepted for presentation, there will be a maximum of one free speaker place allocated. Any additional speaker places must be purchased. We are unable to subsidise the travel or congress costs of any participant making a presentation.


We invite submissions for posters, although we will not be including poster presentations in the programme as a standalone session. Posters should be submitted with a project and if accepted they will be displayed around the exhibition area for the duration of the conference. Authors are encouraged to be present at their posters during breaks and lunch.

How to submit your project

  • Please go to www.conftool.pro/outstanding-social-care-2018 and follow the submission instructions.
  • Indicate your preference for the type of submission: presentation (15–20 min slot) or poster.
  • Enter names and details of the presenting authors, including job titles and organisations.
  • Indicate whether your project is new work, developing work or completed work with evaluation.
  • Indicate which of the five themes you are submitting under.
  • Include a structured abstract of no more than 500 words including: introduction, aims and objectives, method, results, conclusions.

What to avoid in your abstract

We hope to showcase best practice examples that deliver outstanding social care. Please bear this in mind when writing your abstract. The conference will share best practice in social care and learnings about pioneering projects that change the face of care. You are invited to present current or latest research results and/or report on the progress and impact of innovative projects. Your abstract should not be a sales pitch.

How your abstract is reviewed

A scientific committee will review the submitted abstracts. Two reviewers will review each abstract and the final score is based on the combination of both reviews. Reviewers will be looking for quality of content, significance to theory or practice, relevance to the themes of the conference, originality and innovation.

Confirming presentations

You will be e-mailed about the outcome of your submission by Friday 20 July 2018.


Engage with leaders and decision-makers from across health and social care by sponsoring or exhibiting at our conferences

Are you interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event? Email Chris Lazenby or call him on 020 7307 2490 to discuss the opportunities available. 

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Early bird rates

Early bird rates are available until 30 June 2018. Book now.

Group rates

  • 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. 

Please email Annie for your promotional code. The discount will not be automatically applied to your booking. 


Receive 50 per cent off if you're a student in full-time education. Please email Annie for your promotional code. 

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 email Annie


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.