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Events for commissioners

31 October 2017

Community health services: shifting the focus to out-of-hospital care, King’s Fund

The King’s Fund are holding a one day conference to look at how the health and care system can make the best possible use of community health services to meet the changing needs of the population. Among the speakers and panel members is Mike Bell, Chair, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

The Lambeth-based Mosaic Clubhouse will be explaining how they have been working with the NHS and local councils  to support people with mental health problems in the community. Book here.

15-16 November 2017

Diabetes Professional Care Conference, Olympia

The Diabetes Professional Care conference 2017, Commissioning For Better Diabetes Care runs over two days with sessions including speakers from London will focus on helping commissioners and other senior decision makers improve patient outcomes and tackle key issues in diabetes care.

  • Everything you need to know about STPs and the potential impact for diabetes care Mark Easton, Programme Director, South East London STP
  • ‘Young Diabetes Connections’: a network for children, young people and their families in south London Dr.Tony Hulse, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St.Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Diabetes Burnout: Fact or Fiction? Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, Enfield Health, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust
  • Improving diabetes care at scale: A clinical transformation tale Dr Tony Willis, Clinical Director, Diabetes North West London STP
  • What part can primary care play in increasing numbers that take up retinopathy screening invitations? What are the barriers to attendance? Nikita Padda, NHS NWL Engagement Manager, North West London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

5th December 2017

Enhanced health in care homes: lessons from good practice on embedding integrated care, King’s Fund

Joining up health care services and residential care is key to meeting the complex needs of people living in care homes better. Although there is growing evidence about what can be done to integrate care homes with health services, care and support, how to do it in practice is often difficult.

This conference draws on lessons from the six vanguards for enhanced health in care homes, and other local examples of good practice, to enable others to learn from initiatives that have worked particularly well and can be replicated across the country. It will provide practical information for care home providers, health care providers, and commissioners who are thinking through how to join up health care services and residential care locally. Book here.