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 Peopleâ€™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.
â€œWe 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 â€“ getting it right for them is our first benchmark.â€ 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 â€œgold standardâ€ 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.
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