17/07/2019 – Event: How the integration of hospitals and care home services can better facilitate transfers of care

Join us on Wednesday 17 July at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, London, for our event “How the integration of hospitals and care home services can better facilitate transfers of care” (working title). It is an opportunity to hear from those with lived experience of dementia about the challenges they face when transferring between care home and hospital settings. Hear about existing initiatives that are working to ease pressures on the system and contribute positively in this area. By bringing hospitals and care homes together, we will also develop some key recommendations to facilitate successful partnership working between the two moving forward. We do hope you’ll be able to join us.




Arrival / registration / networking

Welcome and introduction from Chairs

  • Graham Stokes, Director of Memory Care Services, HC-One
  • Janis Cottee, former carer, tide

Welcome from Royal College of Occupational Therapists

  • Karin Orman, Lead Professional Advisor, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Welcome from the NDAA

  • Sarah More, Engagement Officer, National Dementia Action Alliance

Learning from people living with dementia and carers: what they want you to know about the care home to hospital experience.

  • Ruth Turner, tide
  • Lynn Gamble, tide


Understanding the current climate: what are the key challenges for those involved in the transfer of care and how are current initiatives easing these pressures?

  • Jo James, Lead Nurse for Dementia, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Jenny Bloor, Operations Manager, Housing 21
  • Simon Griffiths, Interim Director of Local Delivery, Essex County Council
  • Carolyn Piper, Dementia Project Manager for North Central London, Enfield Care Home Assessment Team, North London Partners in Health and Care

Lunch/ networking

Bringing hospitals and care homes together: a workshop to support better facilitation for the transfer of care for people living with dementia.

Closing remarks

  • Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England

Chairs close


Click here to see the event presentation slides and read the event report.

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