This seminar will consider the way forward for improving dementia outcomes in England - looking at supporting research, personalised care, and integrating health and social care services.
It takes place in light of:
- The Dementia 2020 Challenge approaching its final year, with the the Dementia 2020 challenge: progress review highlighting areas where further progress is needed;
- The aims of the NHS Long Term Plan to provide enhanced support in the community through multidisciplinary teams and integrated health and social care services;
- NHS England considering the right to personal health budgets for those with dementia outlined in Universal Personalised Care: Implementing the Comprehensive Model; and
- The Ageing Society Grand Challenge mission to ensure people have at least five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035.
The agenda includes case study contributions from:
- Professor Helen Rostill, Director, Innovation, Development and Therapies, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Professor, University of Surrey who will outline her work on the Technology Integrated Health Management for dementia project which explores how technology can be used to aid independent living;
- Dr Elizabeth Gill, Clinical Chair, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group, on the ‘Golden Ticket’ project which provides personalised care and social prescribing to patients with dementia and their carers; and
- Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK, on the role of Admiral Nurses in providing care in the community.
The agenda includes sessions on supporting dementia research and innovation in diagnosis and treatment.