Public Sector Event

Safeguarding Vulnerable Older Adults in Health Services

Venue: ICO Conference Centre

Date: 15 Jan 2014

Synopsis: This conference, supported by the Practitioner Alliance for Safeguarding Adults and chaired by Dr Mervyn Eastman, Co-Director Change AGEnts Network UK and The Older People’s Participation Co-Operative, takes a practical approach to safeguarding vulnerable older adults in health services updating delegates on national policy, legal issues and case studies of excellence in practice.

“We must get care right for the most vulnerable group, who are often the most challenging to treat: frail older people. The challenge is to embed the experience of this group in hospital care – getting it right for them is our first benchmark.” Suzie Hughes, chair of the Royal College of Physicians Patient and Carer Network Many of the instances of substandard care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust took place in medical wards caring for our most vulnerable patients: frail older people with complex comorbidities. Achieving “gold standard” care for this group must be the priority. Patrick Cadigan, Royal College of Physicians Registrar The Health Secretary has announced he is seeking views on a set of proposals to radically improve care for vulnerable older people. Safeguarding vulnerable older people is a key element within this improvement programme and is critical following the recent events at Mid Staffordshire and the recommendations from the Francis Inquiry.


Kerry Tarrant Tel: 01932 429933 Fax: 020 8181 6491