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ONLINE CONFERENCE Care of Older People in Scotland 2021: 8th Annual Conference


09:25 Chair's opening remarks
Lynda Gauld, Director, Baccus Consulting

Session 1: Care of older people after COVID

09:30 Health and social care strategy for older people
Louise Scott, Team Leader, Older People’s Health, Scottish Government 

09:50 After COVID – care of older people
Karen Hedge, National Director, Scottish Care

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  • Care of older people post-pandemic
  • What is needed from all parties to deliver high quality older people care?
  • Understanding trends in cost, demand and context for care delivery

10:10 Question and answer session

10:25 Comfort break

Session 2: Empowering older people and valuing care workers

10:40 Creating a culture of empowerment for older people
Margaret McKeith, Assistant Director, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
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  • How do we build a rights based approach into everyday practice?
  • Understanding what lived experience tells us
  • Care delivery with empowerment in practice

11:00 Care workers and the care of older people – protecting trust, skills and confidence
Jess Alexander, Learning and Development Manager (Leadership and Improvement Learning), SSSC

  • The value of workforce development and innovation
  • The importance of leadership in care
  • Outcomes centred care and the individual’s journey

11:20 Supporting unpaid carers of people living with dementia through individual grants

Andrena Faulkner, Evidence and Influencing Co-ordinator, People Affected by Dementia Programme, Life Changes Trust
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Key findings from the delivery of an individual grants programme for unpaid carers during the pandemic:

  • What were the challenges for unpaid carers as a result of Covid?
  • Why did an individual grants approach work?
  • What did carers use the funding for?
  • What was the impact of individual grants on unpaid carers physical and mental health and social isolation?

11:40 Question and answer session

11:55 Comfort break

Session 3: Frailty and pharmacy – delivering best care

12:10 Frailty in the time of coronavirus
Professor Anne Hendry, Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), Director, IFIC Scotland; and Deputy Honorary Secretary, British Geriatrics Society

  • Lockdown related harms – deconditioning, isolation, increased demand for community support and share a BGS UK perspective on the experience of the healthcare workforce managing frailty
  • Mobilising community capacity to support those shielding – the unique contribution of Compassionate Communities as well as other third sector and housing initiatives
  • Reimagining proactive anticipatory care for wellbeing in later life
  • Enhancing intermediate care to provide realistic urgent community alternatives to acute hospital care

12:30 The role of pharmacy in supporting care excellence
Laura Wilson MRPharmS, Policy & Practice Lead, Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland

  • Delivering pharmacy as a core element of holistic care service delivery
  • Addressing polypharmacy and improving quality of life
  • The best palliative care, reducing falls, enhancing social activity

12:50 Question and answer session

13:05 Chair's closing remarks
Lynda Gauld, Director, Baccus Consulting

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This was a unique event and subject matter was relevant. All excellent speakers - good mix and good to have several short presentations. Well chaired.

Nicola Hudson, SPICe,
Fraser of Allander Scotland's Budget Briefing, 26 September 2017