Enhanced health in care homes events hailed a huge success

A series of healthcare events have been hailed a success after hundreds of delegates attended to learn about advanced health in care homes.

More than 300 care home staff attended three, free conferences, which covered issues like falls prevention, pressure damage and transfers between care providers.

NHS England (with support from the North East and North Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Network) delivered the sessions in Gateshead, Newton Aycliffe and Penrith.

Speakers from across the region outlined the latest initiatives from around the country – to help care home workers improve safety, quality and health outcomes for residents.

Sharon Haggerty, Deputy Director of Nursing, NHS England (North Cumbria & North East), said: “We had a huge turnout at each event and we are delighted that they’ve been received so well and been such a success.

“These events mark the beginning of our work to build networks, communicate and work collaboratively so that we can provide care workers with the necessary tools and support to enhance health in care homes.

“By using the Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework, homes and care providers can improve safety, quality and health outcomes. We hope that this will put them in a stronger position for their next CQC inspection, and ultimately, provide people in the region with the best possible care.”

Following the success of the events, the North East and North Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Network has made conference materials and videos clips available to view on their website at http://uecnetwork.co.uk/our-work/enhanced-health-in-care-homes/.