19 June, 2019 starting at 12.30pm


The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

This year’s Annual Lectures will be themed around the progress we have made with the multiple strands of our Older People’s Care Improvement Initiative, launched in 2013 following the publication of the Francis Report.

We’ll be hearing from:

Dr Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham about his study is entitled: Proactive Health Care of Older People in Care Homes (PEACH) which aimed to help an NHS and care home community to develop a Quality Improvement (QI) programme to deliver consistent, high quality and proactive healthcare for residents.

Deirdre McCloskey, who leads the Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership’s IMPACT (Involving Many to Prescribe Alternative Care Together) scheme, a new programme of community-based care and support for older people encompassing a wide range of activities, services and support (sometimes called Social Prescribing).  

Doctors Emily Henderson and Lucy Pocock who have been part of the team at the University of Bristol which re-developed its medical school’s curriculum to approach the teaching of medicine “in a way that will educate clinician scientists to excel in patient-centred care across community and hospital-based specialties“. Students are taught to approach the diagnosis and treatment of ill-health in the context of the whole person, focusing on the wider social and well-being issues that may have contributed to the symptoms presented.  This patient-centred approach was a key need identified by the report we commissioned and published in 2018 from Picker, examining the education and training needs of our healthcare professionals as our population ages.

And last but by no means least, we’ll be hearing from two of our Research Training Fellows, Orthoptist Jignasa Mehta of the University of Liverpool and Geriatrician Lucy Beishon  of the University of Leicester who have agreed to take the challenge of describing their “Fellowship in Five Minutes”, as well as discussing why they’ve chosen to specialise in working with older people.

Download the agenda (.pdf)

Numbers are limited, so please do take this opportunity to reserve your placeIf you submitted your details by 5th June, your place is CONFIRMED and you should have received an email.  Please check your junk mail folder if you don’t believe you have received it.

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