DEMENTIA 2017: Managing Demand, Improving Care

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 –  The Studio, Birmingham – 08:30 – 16:15

“We need all NHS funded care to be as good as the best, from diagnosis through to after care, and both in and outside the hospitals.” Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, NHS England

Dementia is a growing challenge and one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. In England alone it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. The likelihood of developing dementia roughly doubles every five years after the age of 65. As the population ages and people live for longer the economic cost associated with the disease is set to triple by 2040. There current cost, £23 billion a year, is more than the cost of cancer, heart disease and stroke.

In the Five Year Forward View NHS England made a commitment to provide consistent and improved care for people with dementia and their carers across England. Since then, there has been a significant improvement in the proportion of patients being assessed for dementia on admission to hospital and an increase in the national dementia diagnosis rate.

Open forum Event

Featured on the 2020 Challenge on Dementia Implementation Plan, NHS England launched the “Well Pathway for Dementia, a 5-year transformation implementation plan focused on five areas from the patient journey: preventing, diagnosing, living, supporting and dying well. This national framework is aiming to act as a vehicle to deliver the commitment to make measurable improvement in the quality of care and support for people with dementia and to increase public awareness.

Dementia 2017: Managing Demand, Improving Care will provide you with the opportunity to explore through practical sessions from leading organisations how we can work together to drive improvement for patients and make England the best country in the world to live with dementia.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain insight into the patient and carer personal experience in order to focus on delivering better person centred care.
  • Explore the initial outcomes of pilot programmes that have been created and the emerging innovations to ensure high standards of care and support for those with dementia and their families.
  • Gain insight into the four core themes that together could make England the world leader in dementia care.
  • The conference will bring together professionals from health and social care, academia, and the wider public, private and third sectors with those living with dementia to engage and learn from each other.
  • Gain further learning on the latest thinking and ideas to enhance the quality of life for dementia patients.
  • Take advantage of excellent networking and share you own stories and experiences contributing to wider thinking about dementia care and support.
  • Enjoy and learn from a programme featuring a mix of keynote speeches, service-user presentations, and interactive breakout sessions from those who dedicated to effecting real change in dementia care and support. The agenda has been designed according to delegate feedback from our last four Dementia conferences to offer maximum value and practical guidance.
  • Explore new ways to raise dementia awareness, promote healthier lifestyles and preventative treatment to reduce risk.
  • Take advantage of excellent networking and interactive training opportunities.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.


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