People living with frailty have a greater risk of hospitalisation, care home admission and death. They are also more susceptible to infections such as Covid-19.

This CPD certified, 60 minute webinar will provide guidance on how healthcare professionals can support people with frailty, and the impact Covid-19 has on caring for these patients.

We will also hear from Nuno Almeida about how the role of technology can help in the regulation and operation of care homes. This presentation has been prepared in partnership with Nourish Care:

** All attendees will receive a CPD certificate by email after the webinar **
  • How can healthcare professionals support people with frailty?
  • Impact of Covid-19 on this care
  • How can technology help in the regulation and operation of care homes?
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    Chair: Mr Robert Armstrong
    Chair, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
    Robert began his career as a Telecommunications Engineer working for Post Office Telecommunications. He followed a number of career moves and became a senior manager with expertise in business process and organisational development. For many years Robert worked in BT Europe with the team responsible for setting up Joint Venture companies. He subsequently headed the BT Europe Alliance Services Unit providing a range of business and consultancy services.

    Taking early retirement from BT, Robert became a NED on the Board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), he became Chair of WWL in 2014. Robert is proud of the achievements of WWL especially becoming the Foundation Trust of the year in 2008.

    Robert serves as a School Governor in a challenged area of Wigan, with a particular focus on raising the aspirations of children in the school.

    Robert is also a Non-Executive Director of Belong - a not for profit company owning and managing Belong villages- Belong provides a unique high quality service to the older community and in particular those living with Dementia.

    Robert sees a great opportunity through CESOP, to raise the levels of quality and safety of individuals, and providers who care for the older people in England.
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    Chair: Dr Sanjay Arya
    Consultant Cardiologist & Medical Director, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Arya is a Consultant Cardiologist providing comprehensive cardiac service.

    His areas of interest are coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, syncope and cardiac
    assessment for non-cardiac surgery and Professional footballers. He provides high quality evidence based medicine.

    He is the Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He plays a critical role in the performance of the organisation, providing leadership to the medical workforce, focussing on delivery of clinically safe and financially sustainable high quality services within the framework of robust clinical governance.

    Dr Arya is also founder member, senior faculty advisor and board member of the Centre of Excellence in Safety for Older People and the Centre for Remediation, Support and Training.
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    Prof Iqbal Singh
    Professor and Consultant in Medicine for Elderly
    Professor Singh is a consultant physician and Chair of the Centre of Excellence in Safety for Older People (CESOP) and has led on training and education of the workforce within the health and social care sector on issues around improving skills and knowledge and equally focusing on embedding a culture of compassion, dignity and respect.

    He has been a leading contributor to healthcare and medical regulation and as commissioner Health Care Commission and Chair of the Expert Reference Group on Patient Safety with national and international experts, he led the development of criteria indicators for assessment of safety in healthcare. He is also chair of the GMC BME Doctors’ Forum and chaired the GMC’s Equality and Diversity Committee from 2008 – 2012 and founded Diversity Partners. He is a member of the National Platinum Awards Committee and medical vice chair of the Advisory Committee for Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) North West and led the way for stakeholder engagement.

    He is Founder Chair of the Centre for Remediation, Support and Training (CRST), focusing on induction, support mentorship and remediation - helping international graduates successfully integrate into NHS and communities, developing resilience and addressing their mental and physical health and wellbeing.

    He is a member of the Health Honours Committee which advises on nominations for honours in the New Year and Birthday Honours lists and member of the Diversity Inclusion Committee providing oversight on embedding diversity in the Honours system.
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    Dr Arturo Vilches-Moraga
    Consultant Geriatrician and Physician, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust & Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
    Arturo is Consultant Geriatrician and Physician at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester.

    His research and quality improvement interests include delirium, frailty, geriatric in-reaching services into general surgery, heart failure, safer transitions of care and COVID-19.
    Arturo has received research grants, presented at national/European conferences and is author of multiple publications and reviewer for various academic journals.

    He is a faculty member of National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA), Middle East Academy of Medicine of Ageing, Centre of Excellence for Safety of Older People (CESOP), and past member of the executive board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS).
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    Fahad Yousaf
    GP, The Family Practice, Blackburn & Senior Specialty Doctor in Cardiology, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
    Dr Fahad Yousaf has been working in Blackburn as a general practitioner for the last 6 years. His clinical specialty interest is cardiology. His MD research was to investigate prevalence of heart failure in the elderly population (85 years and older). In addition to his general practice, he works as a Senior Specialty Cardiologist at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

    He is the Practice Lead for Research, Undergraduate Medical Education, and locality primary care network (PCN).

    He is an undergraduate community GP tutor for Manchester Medical School and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Earlier this year he received a Gold award for excellence in medical education from Manchester Medical School for his contribution to community-based medical education (CBME). He also works as a GMC associate and PLAB examiner.

    He is the Royal College of Physicians (London) SAS representative for Northwest and a member of RCP London's Care Quality Improvement Directorate (CQID) Board.

    He is actively involved in research and currently collaborating with the Centre of Excellence in Safety for Older People (CESOP) on the ‘COVID 19: Staying Safe' project.
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    Nuno Almeida
    Founder & CEO, Nourish Care Systems
    Nuno Almeida is the Founder CEO at Nourish Care. Nuno has a background in Data Science, a track record of building fast growth businesses and an interest in ventures that deliver positive societal impact at a large scale. Nuno is also a serving board member with the Care Software Providers Association, and Chair of the Social Care Vision subgroup of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Adult Social Care.

    Nourish Care - Nourish is the culmination of years of collaboration with care providers, commissioning groups and families. We’ve researched every aspect of care, from working with people receiving care, people providing care, care commissioners, directors of social services, and directors of public health.

    Nourish enables carers to plan, record, report and co-ordinate health and social care, all focused on the person. At a time of growing demand for care, Nourish is using technology and design to empower care givers to do what they do best: help people they care for enjoy the best quality of life possible.

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