Diabetes Professional Care 2016

Stephen Clancy, Team Novo Nordisk Cyclist

 Q&A session with Stephen Clancy, Team Novo Nordisk Cyclist

Diabetes Professional Care 2016, the leading free-to-attend two-day, CPD accredited conference and exhibition returns to London Olympia next week (16 & 17 November). It provides the perfect forum for discovering and developing the future of diabetes care, where visitors will be able to see the state-of-the-art technology, hear about the latest thinking and research, whilst also networking with like-minded industry experts. 

Obesity in Focus at Diabetes Professional Care

Obesity is set to take centre stage at this year’s Diabetes Professional Care, with industry experts presenting the very latest thinking on the subject as part of its new dedicated Obesity in Practice area. The two-day, free-to-attend, 7 stream CPD accredited show will also host an obesity led discussion and will feature some of the most innovative obesity focused technologies and solutions on the market.

Supportive Care Worker Scoops Award Nomination

summer house

A member of staff who helped create a summer house and sweet shop for residents at a Glasgow care home has been nominated for this year’s Scottish Care – National Care Home Awards.

Alex Ross, of Bupa’s Quayside Care Home, has been shortlisted in the Ancillary & Support Staff category for his daily dedication to Quayside’s residents and to improving the environment of the home and gardens.

One of the key reasons for Alex’s nomination was his extensive involvement in the construction of an outside summer house area which aims to provide a social environment for the home’s residents. 

Major Names Flock to Speak at Diabetes Professional Care 2016

Diabetes Professional Care 2016, the leading free-to-attend two-day CPD accredited conference and exhibition has unveiled its speaker line-up for 2016, which includes keynote presentations from NHS England and The Diabetes Think Tank. The educational conference, which takes place on 16 & 17 November at London’s Olympia, will see diabetes experts and healthcare professionals share insight across an array of critical subjects.  

Diabetes Professional Care Boasts Show Stopping Show Features

Diabetes Professional Care 2016, held at London’s Olympia on 16 & 17 November, returns with a multitude of live show floor features. The two-day, free-to-attend, CPD accredited conference and exhibition will be offering a content rich educational programme with interactive features, debates and invaluable advice from some of the world’s leading healthcare professionals. 

The Innovation Zone 

Source more than just products at Care Roadshows

With the end of 2016 approaching, Care Roadshows are gearing up for their final event at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Tuesday 15th November. Care professionals from far and wide have access to free CPD seminars, workshops conducted by the engaging Oomph! Wellness along with a host of varied suppliers and experts launching new products and services dedicated to the care industry.

This event is an established platform for all those working within the sector and has been sold out for exhibitors’ months in advance. Industry experts including Ablyss Care Management Systems, Boots and Citation will be on hand to answer questions and to offer advice throughout the day, which is free for visitors to attend.

Sanctuary Care embraces Silver Sunday


There will be live music, toe tapping, hands clapping, fabulous finery and an abundance of mouth-watering food when Sanctuary Care homes across the country embrace Silver Sunday.

On Sunday 2 October, Sanctuary Care’s care homes will be hosting tea dances for its residents and guests from their local communities.

Silver Sunday is a national day celebrating older people, where local communities and organisations host free events to help combat loneliness and reduce isolation. It was started four years ago by Westminster City Council and the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, an organisation which supports disadvantaged young people and isolated older people in the city.

Care South Recruitment Open Day in Ferndown Saturday 10th September

fair lawn-care-home

Care South, a leading care provider in the south of England, is holding a recruitment open day at Fairlawn, its residential care home in Ferndown, on Saturday 10th September.
Between 10.30am – 2.30pm anyone interested in a career in care will be welcome to attend and meet the home’s friendly team.  You can enjoy a tea or coffee and learn about the exciting jobs Care South has available at Fairlawn. You can also have a guided tour of this modern and well-equipped home.  
Care South is currently recruiting for various full and part time roles including Care Assistants, Night Carers and senior care roles.

Not just down to 'fete' - Care home raises £1000 from Summer event

Bupa’s Deanfield Care Home in Glasgow is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised a staggering £1000, smashing its original fundraising target.

The care home, on Deanfield Quadrant, opened its doors to the public and invited them in to enjoy some fun in the sun with the residents and staff.

Various activities and stalls were set up for residents, guests and visitors at the home, including a baking stall, craft stalls, a stall selling handmade products, holistic therapy, food stalls selling a selection of Indian cuisines, face painting, a bouncy castle and a fire engine.

Joined by their relatives and friends, the residents at Deanfield had a great afternoon browsing the attractions and assisting staff on the stalls and games.

Fundraising fete at Edinburgh care home

An Edinburgh care home is gearing up to host its annual summer fete and is calling out for the local community to come along and get involved.

Bupa’s Victoria Manor care home in Leith will hold its end of summer celebrations on Saturday the 3rd of September and is encouraging members of the public to stop by and enjoy some fun in the sun with residents and staff.

Various activities and stalls will be set up for residents, guests and visitors, including a bake sale, face painting, a DIY photobooth, a coconut shy, a raffle and a wet sponge staff attack, and entertainment will be provided throughout the day by Dale Meeks from Emmerdale.

Sunrise stars reach for the sky in charity plunge

Sunrise stars reach for the sky in charity plunge

Sunrise Senior Living’s Managing Director Amanda Scott and Head of Food and Nutrition Sophie Murray will climb 10,000 feet before jumping out of a plane as they seek to raise over £5,000 for charities The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s Society.

The dynamic duo will join four other brave volunteers as part of the skydive on October 8th , organised by the National Association of Care Caterers.

The Food Chain exists to ensure people living with HIV in London can access the nutrition they need to get well, stay well and lead healthy, independent lives.

Meanwhile the Alzheimer’s Society, long supported by Sunrise communities throughout the UK, is the country’s leading research and support body for dementia.


“The NHS is the closest thing the English people have now to a religion” – Nigel Lawson MP

“The NHS is the closest thing the English people have now to a religion” – Nigel Lawson MP

A team of historians from Warwick University are writing a People’s History of the NHS. By hosting events at the People’s History Museum, the group endeavours to further its understanding of public opinion surrounding the NHS, as well as hear stories and view objects connected to experiences with the health service.

NHS Roadshow

Thurs 11th August, 12.00pm-4.00pm

The group is calling for people’s NHS memories, hopes and fears and encourages people to bring NHS objects along to this drop in session - think baby tags, prosthetic legs, glasses, teeth and anything else! The session is a family friendly event, with badge making for children and some exciting NHS objects on display.

No booking required.

Suggested donation £3

JAMtastic Fundraiser for Edinburgh Care Home

JAMtastic Fundraiser for Edinburgh Care Home

A Regional Manager at a leading housing and care provider who is renowned for her fundraising efforts is using her skills to host social community activities for residents.

Jenny Gardner, who works for Blackwood, previously helped raise a whopping £1000 for Broom Court Care Home in Stirling by selling jars of her homemade jam.

Now, Jenny has turned her talents to Blackwood’s Laura Fergusson Court Care Home in Edinburgh, to raise money to enable the home to begin hosting community events such as lunches and coffee mornings and give residents more time to socialise with each other.

Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society conquers 24 peaks challenge


For the second year an intrepid team from Banstead-based care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, has completed a gruelling 24 Peaks Challenge, conquering 24 peaks in 24 hours to raise more than £4,000 for fellow maritime charity Seafarers UK. Staff members from the home in Surrey took up the challenge to raise money for Seafarers UK, with Deputy Home Manager Dorota Serafin, Estates Manager Richard Condie, Carer Kim Tema, Care Assistant Cynthia Hugo and Maintenance Technician Nick Potroanchenu tackling the course.

Not just down to 'fete' - Care home raises hundreds from summer event

Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised £400 to support new activities for the residents. Various activities and stalls were set up for residents, guests and visitors at the Brand Street care home, including a nail stall, candy cart stall, a psychic, a raffle, a tombola and an ice cream van, and entertainment was also provided throughout the day.

Kellyanne Mullan, Acitivity Coordinator at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home, said: “The fete was a resounding success, with visitors attending from far and wide and the band really added to the lively atmosphere.

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Join over 9,000 senior health care professionals at the largest national event for health and social care which returns to ExCeL, London on 29th - 30th June 2016.

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Last call for care homes to celebrate the event of the summer in a royal fashion

The Patron’s Lunch – a party on the mall to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday – is this week. And Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) is calling on care homes to get involved in the event of the summer by entering its novelty 90th birthday cake challenge. The fun challenge is a great way for care homes to mark the historic occasion and bring their culinaryteam, carers and residents together. Not to mention the chance to win some great prizes, including five tickets to a National Trust venue of their choice.