West Midlands Care Home Conference

29 November 2016 Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Worcestershire B45 8RS

The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the region’s first Care Home Conference on 29 November at the Hillscourt Conference Centre in Worcestershire. Aimed at care home staff, this year’s title is “Reducing Harm in the Care Home”.

Topics include how a human factors approach can improve systems and safety in your care home. It will involve a practical and hands-on approach to improving systems within daily practice. Speakers confirmed include:

  • Lesley Cruickshank, Quality Manager, PROSPER Project, Essex County Council: the PROSPER project seeks to improve safety and reduce harm for care home residents across north-east and west Essex by developing the skills of those working in care homes through education, measurement and culture change
  • Trevor Dale, Managing Director, Atrainability: Trevor will be discussing human factors and their role in patient safety
  • Isabelle Latham, Senior Lecturer, Organisational Culture in Care Homes: The CHOICE project was funded by the Department of Health and Comic Relief, and was the final project of the UK-wide PANICOA (Prevention of Abuse and Neglect in the Institutional Care Of OlderAdults) programme. The aim of CHOICE was to examine the links between organisational cultures and the care experiences of older people living in residential and nursing care
  • Andy Bradley, Frameworks for Change: in 2004, Andy established Frameworks 4 Change with the mission to create and sustain consistently compassionate caring environments for older people (including those with dementia), people with mental health issues and people with learning disabilities.

Click here for the slide deck of presentations from the event, or here for Trevor Dale's presentation, or take a look at the Storify. You can also view the videos of session 1, session 2 and session 3 of the event.