Priorities For Dementia Care Seminar

The Westminster Forum Projects is hosting a senior-level keynote seminar on Tuesday, 19th January 2016. If you’re in the London area or plan to be, please consider attending. Details below:
Priorities for dementia care: funding, research and integration
Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England.

Delegates at this seminar will consider priorities for policy on dementia care, and next steps for service delivery.

It takes place in the context of new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View aimed at improving integrated care for patients, as well as developments in research and training NHS staff in handling dementia.

Sessions focus on the role of the GP in diagnosis, the impact of the Care Act on improving care at a local level, and measures announced in Public Health England’s five year strategy for dementia risk reduction – including raising awareness and building the evidence base.

We are delighted to include at this seminar a keynote address from Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England.

Dr Charles Alessi, Chairman, NAPC and Senior Advisor and Lead on Dementia, Public Health England; Paul Holmes, Director for the South, Health Education England; Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society; Professor Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy and Director, Personal Social Services Research Unit, The London School of Economics and Political Science; Dr Matthew Norton, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimer’s Research UK; Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector – Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission; Dawn Wakeling, Co-Chair, Personalisation Network, ADASS and Director, Adults and Communities, London Borough of Barnet and Peter Watson, Carer have also agreed to speak.

Baroness Greengross and Baroness Pitkeathley, Chair, Professional Standards Authority have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

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