Dementia 2020
Transforming Care, Support & Research
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Dementia 2020
Transforming Care, Support & Research
12th of April 2016
Church House, London

Dementia 2020 Plenary

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-11:05 Morning Plenary - Priorities, Partnerships, Progress
09:05 Chair & Guest Speaker`s Joint Opening Address
Reinhard Guss (confirmed)
Chair, Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, & Co-chair, Dementia Action Alliance
Chris Norris (confirmed)
Dementia Service User Envoy, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
09:15 Keynote Address - Setting Standards for Dementia
Professor Gillian Leng CBE (confirmed)
Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Using evidence to set standards for prevention, treatment and care
  • Looking to the future - what’s on the horizon
09:30 Current Progress Towards New Treatments and Preventions for Dementia
Dr Simon Ridley (confirmed)
Director of Research, Alzheimers Research UK
  • The state of the science
  • Research initiatives for treatments and preventions
09:45 Quality Care for People Living with Dementia – What does good look like?
Andrea Sutcliffe CBE (confirmed)
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
  • The regulation framework
  • Key findings from comprehensive inspections
10:05 The Challenges of Dementia
Professor Alistair Burns CBE (confirmed)
National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England
  • A review of current practice in dementia
  • A discussion of the wellbeing pathway
10:25 Delivering Integrated Care for people with dementia
George McNamara (confirmed)
Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimer`s Society
  • Why integrated care matters
  • NHS England new models of care and what it means to dementia
  • Dementia and city devolution
10:45 Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 – Implementation
Lorraine Jackson (confirmed)
Deputy Director - Dementia Policy, Department of Health
  • The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 sets out what the Government wants to achieve by 2020 in order to transform dementia care, support, awareness and research, building on the momentum generated from the first Challenge published in 2012.
  • To ensure the commitments set out in the Prime Minister’s Challenge are delivered, the Department of Health launched the Implementation Plan on 6 March 2016 which sets out the actions, the Government and partners will take. The session will explore the priorities and actions for delivery up to 2018 towards achieving the Government’s ambitions by 2020.
11:15-11:45 Q&A Panel Debate
11:45-12:10 Coffee & Networking
12:10-12:35 Case Study 1
12:10 Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia
Joanne Holmes (confirmed)
Lecturer in Nutrition, Bournemouth University
Professor Jane Murphy (confirmed)
Professor, Bournemouth University
  • Research informed evidence base for good nutritional care for people living with dementia
  • Importance of partnership working and community
  • Active dissemination and impact
12:35-13:00 Case Study 2
12:35 ConCERT-D - An electronic care record system developed by clinicians for clinicians
Dr Vanessa Raymont (confirmed)
Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Clinical Trials, West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Imperial College London
  • What is ConCERT-D and why was it developed?
  • What are the advantages of ConCERT-D for clinicians and researchers?
  • What is the business case for ConCERT-D?
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the Network Surgery
14:00-16:05 Afternoon Plenary – Research, Diagnosis & Care
14:05 Chair & Guest Speaker`s Joint Introduction to the Afternoon
Reinhard Guss (confirmed)
Chair, Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, & Co-chair, Dementia Action Alliance
Chris Norris (confirmed)
Dementia Service User Envoy, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
14:15 Keynote Address - Meeting the dementia challenge through research
Martin Rossor (confirmed)
National Director for Dementia Research, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Research needs to encompass care now as well as cure in the future.
  • People are keen to be involved in research but not sure how to engage.
  • We need to take a broad approach to dementia and not just focus on Alzheimer’s disease.
14:35 The National Mental Capacity Act Forum
Professor Ilora Finlay (confirmed)
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, House of Lords
  • A forum is a ‘conversation place’ to exchange ideas and good practice
  • Capacity assessment is not a simple one off test
  • Empowering people with mental capacity difficulties is everyone’s concern and requires careful listening
  • Respect for the intrinsic worth of each individual lies at the heart of good care
14:50 Transport Matters
Ruth Eley (confirmed)
Vice Chair & Director, Life Story Network
  • What stops people with dementia getting out and about
  • What can help
  • What we've done in Liverpool to improve transport for people with dementia and carers 
15:05 Evidence for Improvement
Amanda Edwards (confirmed)
Director of Knowledge and Evidence, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • Why is evidence important?
  • Using evidence to improve services and practice
  • Resources and support for improvement.
15:25 Breaking down the barriers to effective person-centred support
Kath Sutherland (confirmed)
Equalities Manager, START Ability Services
  • Barriers to effective person-centred support include attitudinal, environmental and organisational barriers.
  • Person-centred support can only be achieved when all areas of wellbeing are considered and addressed.
  • Effective person-centred support is more cost-effective and has better outcomes, as individuals and their families feel confident to self manage for longer.
15:45 The Meeting Centres Support Programme: Local community based support post diagnosis
Professor Dawn Brooker (confirmed)
Director, University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies
  • Meeting Centres have been active in the Netherlands for the past 12 years as a means of providing low-cost, person centred evidence based support to help people living with dementia and their families cope and adapt to the changes dementia brings.
  • A JPND research initiative (funded in UK by the ESRC) MeetingDem has enabled the experience developed in the Netherlands to be evaluated in the UK, Italy and Poland.
  • This presentation describes our experience of setting up two pilot Meeting Centres in the UK.
16:05 Improving Skills Development for the Healthcare Support Workforce
Candace Miller (confirmed)
Executive Director – Learning Services and Consultancy, The Workforce Development Trust
  • The important role of the healthcare support workforce in delivering better dementia care
  • Ensuring skills development is accessible, relevant and of high quality
16:25-16:45 Q&A Panel Debate
16:45-16:45 Conference Close & Chairs Closing Remarks

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