Events

Infection Prevention Show 2018

Infection Prevention Show 2018

Sunday 30th September - Tuesday 2nd October

Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open! The conference will begin on the changed date of Sunday 30th September and close on Tuesday 2nd October in the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow. 

Inspiring outstanding practice at Care Roadshow Birmingham

Inspiring outstanding practice at Care Roadshow Birmingham

Returning to Villa Park Stadium on 3rd July, Care Roadshow aims to inform and inspire its visitors throughout the one-day event. Free educational seminars will be running across the day from 10am onwards and include an array of speakers from Care Quality Commission to Ladder to the Moon focussing on innovation and outstanding practice.

Developed with care practitioners in mind, the programme has been carefully selected to ensure that all aspects of the care industry are considered from a diverse range of exhibitors providing support on the latest technologies and innovations, to speakers covering inspections, dementia and training that consistently innovates, improves and delivers high quality outcomes.

Care Roadshow - Are you prepared for an outstanding day?

Care Roadshow

Whether you’re coming to Care Roadshow Liverpool to create valuable connections, generate new business, acquire the latest products, learn new skills or visualise the future of the care sector then you will not be disappointed. Coming to Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool on Tuesday 15th May, Care Roadshows anticipates yet another informative and inspiring day for all those who attend.

The Future of Care Conference – back for 2019

Future of Care Conference

The organisers of the Future of Care Conference are delighted to announce that following on from the success of 2018, a date has been confirmed for 2019. The second Future of Care Conference will be held once again at the established venue of The King’s Fund in London on 19th March 2019 and will host a thought-provoking seminar programme with an outstanding line-up of speakers.

Speaking on the conference, Emma Barrett, Event Director, comments:Future of Care Conference

Immedia and Molift assistive solutions from Etac to support Naidex Moving and Handling Lab

Immedia and Molift assistive solutions from Etac to support Naidex Moving and Handling Lab

Etac R82, the UK’s leading specialist in Scandinavian-inspired assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be supporting Naidex seminars wth Immedia and Molift products.

New for 2018, Naidex will be offering a ‘Moving and Handling Lab’ which provides CPD-acreddited equipment demonstrations for healthcare professionals. These workshops will provide an invaluable opportunity for physiotherapists, carers and moving and handling specialists to learn the latest techniques for safer people transfers. To enhance the experience for all attendees, Etac R82 is loaning a selection of products from its world-class range which will include:

Molift Raiser with Raiser Belt

Immedia SatinSheet in-bed system

Immedia 4wayGlide in-bed system for complex needs

Care Roadshow prepares for its return to Glasgow

Care Roadshows prepares for its return to Glasgow

Despite the cold weather, things are hotting up for the return of Care Roadshow Glasgow to Hampden Park Stadium on Tuesday 17th April. This will be the eighth year that Care Roadshows has graced Scottish soil with its free informative event that is tailored to the care workers in the region.

As previous years have proved, the free CPD seminars, workshops and networking opportunities offer a valuable day out for all those who attend. The morning will be kick started at 10am with the first of two interactive workshop hosted by Oomph! ‘Leading a “Full life for life” and an intro to Wellbeing’.

Looking forward to the Future of Care Conference

Looking forward to the Future of Care Conference

Against the backdrop of increasing service pressures within the sector, the Future of Care Conference provides a platform to look forward to the future and collaborate to support each other with advice and knowledge as we move forward despite the crisis in both funding and workforce.

This brand-new one-day conference consists of a range of high calibre speakers from across the industry who will impart their knowledge and innovative ideas. Sights are set firmly on the future as topics include ‘What next for the care home sector’ and ‘Understanding the trends and future challenges with Alzheimer’s’.

UK Fundraisers Prepare to Par-tea in aid of Dementia UK

Dementia UK

UK-wide tea parties will help to raise funds for families facing dementia

Icing sugar is flying off the supermarket shelves and the kettle is officially on! It can only mean that people are gearing up for one thing:  ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign. From 1st-8th March 2018, fundraisers up and down the country will be channelling their inner baker and leaving no teacup unturned as they raise money for specialist dementia Admiral Nurses. 

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist support that families need. When things get challenging or difficult, Admiral Nurses work alongside families affected by dementia, giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions, helping families with more confidence and less fear.

Advocacy Charity Hosts New Health and Social Care Conference

Social Care Conference

North-West based charity, Advocacy Focus, has launched a brand new conference for health and social care professionals.

The award winning advocacy provider, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, will host ‘Breaking Barriers’ at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC on 14th March 2018.

Justine Hodgkinson, CEO, says: “We wanted to do something really special for our anniversary year, so we came up with Breaking Barriers, which aims to provide an informative, interesting and interactive day for health and social care professionals, with a real focus on working in partnership.”

Advocacy Focus supports individuals and helps them to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives when dealing with health and social care services and local authorities.

Annual Conference and Exhibition 21–22 MAY 2018

Association for Continence Advice Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

The Seven Ages of Continence Bic, Bournemouth 21–22 May 2018

Association for Continence Advice are delighted to announce that their annual conference will be held in Bournemouth on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May 2018. The full exhibition will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre.

The theme of this year’s programme is The Seven Ages of Continence. As always, the conference would not be complete without it’s extensive exhibition which will feature a large array of industry leading companies offering new innovative products and practical solutions.

Introducing the Pocca™ Awards

Ponca Awards

UK schools outdoor learning focus to be rewarded in new awards programme

Schools across the UK are being encouraged to showcase the use of their outside learning areas in a new awards programme designed especially for the sector.

The Pocca Awards, developed by outdoor canopy provider i2o Ltd, has been launched to recognise and reward education establishments using available outside space to inspire students and enhance learning.

Schools are invited to demonstrate their outdoor learning approach and highlight how innovative and creative they have been in utilising their outside space in four distinct categories.  

1.    Active learning outside: how outdoor learning space encourages physical activities outside such as balancing, PE, Games, Sport and Play.

Staff at Queensway House invites public to open day

Queensway House

Queensway House, a residential care home in Hemel Hempstead, is to open its doors to members of the public and prospective residents to give them the opportunity to learn more about what it has to offer.

 

The home, which is located in Jupiter Drive, will be providing visitors with a guided tour of the facilities and entertainment from singer, Ricardo, who will be performing a sing along with residents at the home.

 

Those who attend the event on 18 January 2018 between 2.30pm and 4pm can also learn about the home, which has rooms for up to 80 residents, its staff and the activities it can offer to those aged 65 and over.

 

Greenock Care Home Manager Scoops Sue Pembrey Award

Greenock Care Home Manager Scoops Sue Pembrey Award

A care home manager from Greenock is celebrating after being named the joint winner of a prestigious nursing leadership award. Barbara Lawson, Home Manager at Meallmore Ltd’s Kincaid House care home, has scooped the win for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2017, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in enabling high quality, person centred care.

The committed manager, who has worked with Meallmore for six years, was nominated by the University of the West of Scotland, where she is currently studying for an MSc in Gerontology and Later Life studies.