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Caring Times Christmas Lunch 2021

09 Dec 2021

The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London

Support, research and call-to-actions from care leaders at Future of Care Conference North

As the care sector looks back on the challenges they’ve faced over the past two years, they brace themselves for new trials that lie ahead. News of further waves of coronavirus, compulsory vaccines and staff shortages as a result of Brexit amongst other reasons is on the minds of care professionals across the UK. The time for support, updates and positive call-to-actions has never been more crucial.

On the 16th November 2021, the distinguished Future of Care Conference is taking place at Pavilions of Harrogate. Established in 2017, the conference has quickly taken center stage as one of the most respected and beneficial events for the sector. Specifically, the conference attracts C-level care professionals, care home and home care owners, managers, decision-makers and influencers.

Following the success of the sell-out London Future of Care Conference in June, the Harrogate event has been highly anticipated by those further up the country and promises another fantastic programme. The day sets to tackle the past, present and future challenges for the sector, answering the pressing needs of the workforce and those in its care.

Vic Rayner OBE to chair the conference

Vic Rayner OBE, Chief Executive Officer at The National Care Forum (NCF), will chair the conference following the overwhelming positive feedback from her participation at London earlier this year. After joining NCF in 2016, Vic has made a tremendous impact on the sector with expertise across a wide range of care, support, housing and social policy agendas.

Key speakers at the conference include;

  • Dr. Adrian Hayter – National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Kelly Andrews – National Care Lead, GMB
  • Dr. Mark Ward – Chief Executive Officer, Borough Care
  • Dr. Badar Usmani – Managing Director, Caremark
  • Mike Padgham – Chair, Independent Care Group


From Dementia to Recruitment and Artificial Intelligence

Across ten individual speaking slots and two panel sessions, speakers will discuss how the sector can provide quality services for the elderly following the pandemic and beyond. Focus will be put on the reform of the Health and Care Bill, building a workforce free from inequalities or discrimination, looking to technology and how cost-effective innovations can drastically improve the sector for generations to come.

The conference will also confront workforce employment challenges and how we can transform recruitment and retention through development programmes, improving the sectors reputation and increasing funding.

As always, the conference will also include a focus on Dementia.

Firstly, Suzanne Mumford, Head of Nursing, Care & Dementia at Care UK will look at life enrichment of those with memory loss and how we can create environments that bring purpose and joy.

Assessing research, Teresa Atkinson from the National Institute of Health Research will discuss what data is needed to better aid the organisations and families that support those with Dementia and will assess whether the Integrated, segregated or specialist approach is more beneficial.

Ending the day is a forward-thinking session from Dr Harro Stokman, Chief Executive Officer at Kepler – a company who specialize in AI for the healthcare industry. Delegates will discover how AI can restore the quality of life for both residents and nursing staff, relieve pressures in care homes and enhance communication between older people and their families.

Meet the leading suppliers

Not only will the day provide a high-caliber of speakers, some of the leading suppliers for the care sector will be located within the conferences networking space, showcasing their best products and services. Here delegates will have the opportunity to make connections with like-minded professionals and meet organisations such as Beaucare, the events Platinum Sponsor, Florence, Blueleaf and Access Health & Social Care.

Book Super Early Bird today – The good news is that you still have until the 13th September to book at the Super Early Bird rate, saving you 45%! Click here to book your place today.



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