Communicating Complex Needs across the Interfaces of Care: enabling safe and timely transfers of care for older people

The care system is challenged to meet the needs of an ageing population and the increasing numbers of older people living with frailty means it has never been more relevant to focus on our patient’s whole journey rather than the discreet part of the system we are part of.  This conference which is organised by the Academic Health Science for the North East and North Cumbria and NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group is specifically aimed at:

  • Hospital Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Emergency Department Staff
  • Primary Care and Community Services: health and social care teams, third sector
  • Care Home Staff
  • Discharge Support Teams
  • Secondary Care Interface Teams
  • Mental health teams

Come along to hear our keynote speakers: Professor Chris Gray, Medical Director, NHS England (North East and Cumbria) and Liz Lees, Senior Clinical Doctoral Nurse - acute care, University of Manchester.

Topics covered will include:

  • learning from the experience of patients and their carers
  • care needs and system needs
  • interfaces between primary, community, secondary and mental health services
  • social care during hospital admission and supporting discharge services         
  • dementia and complex co-morbidities

Full details, including agenda, speaker profiles and venue information can be found here:

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