Overview

19 Jan, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm20 Jan, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference

The Learning Disabilities Conference 2022 will explore the next steps in improving care outcomes and service delivery for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

The Learning Disabilities Conference 2022 will explore the next steps in driving quality improvement and enhancing service delivery of care for adults with learning disabilities. The Conference will examine the latest updates from NHS England on Learning Disability Improvement Standards and Annual Health Checks, as well as assessing the latest practical insights from Learning Disability Mortality (death) Review programme.
The Conference will offer a practical and interactive format allowing service leaders and care practitioners to evaluate how to tackle health inequalities for people with learning disabilities, the next steps in delivering integrated care systems and the future of high-quality care interventions.

What to Expect

  • A leading update from the CQC on the regulation of care for adults with learning disabilities
  • Leading workshops on enhanced care delivery practice
  • Insights on tackling challenges on staffing recruitment and training
  • Guidance on co-production and designing services around the lived experience
  • Live roundtables on service delivery across settings

Online Experience

  • AI Match Making Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups
  • Replay Functions so you Never Miss a Session
  • Live Chat, Questioning and Polling Tools
  • Real Time Resources and Presentations
  • Topic Based Discussion Groups
  • Next Generation Conference Engagement Platform

Key Speakers

Expert Speakers and Practitioners

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Online Login and Virtual Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
George Matuska
George Matuska
Learning Disability & Autism Lead
Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust
Confirmed
9:40 am
NHS England Update: Delivering the Learning Disability Improvement Standards
  • Evaluating the implementation and delivery of the Learning Disability Improvement Standards up to 2023/24
  • Assessing how the standards have been developed and what Trusts should be doing to meet them
  • Exploring how NHS England and NHS Improvement are working to support Trusts deliver against the standards
  • Analysing the role of a new national benchmarking programme and evidence impact assessments in evaluating progress and driving change
Dave Atkinson
Dave Atkinson
Senior Programme Manager, Nursing Directorate
NHS England & Improvement
Confirmed
10:00 am
Delivering High Impact Change on LeDeR Outcomes and Tackling Health Inequalities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic LeDeR analysis and data from NHS England’s COVID-19 Patient Notification System revealed the death rate for those with learning disabilities was 4 times higher than the general population.

This session will explore action points on tackling health inequalities following the pandemic. Our panel of experts and practitioners will:

  • Examine outcomes of patients with learning disabilities in inpatient care and assess the role of enhanced community-based settings in improving delivery
  • Assess the risk facing adults with learning disabilities amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges around increased vulnerability to respiratory illnesses and obesity
  • Evaluate action points for managing core medical conditions the leads to premature death including sepsis, diabetes, epilepsy and respiratory conditions
  • Discuss the role of annual health checks, reasonable adjustments and high quality end of life care in improving outcomes
Rebekah Bailie
Rebekah Bailie
Integrated LD Commissioner
Essex County Council
Confirmed
Gary Bourlet
Gary Bourlet
Co-Founder
Learning Disability England
Confirmed
James Lewis
James Lewis
Head of Joint Strategic Commissioning for Learning Disabilities & Autism
NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG
Invited
10:40 am
Break and Live Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

11:00 am
Workshops: Examining Care Practice and Improving Care Delivery

These interactive workshop sessions will allow to explore best practice in tackling health inequalities for adults with learning disabilities and examine high quality clinical practice and programmes of intervention can improve outcomes.

Come to the session with your implementation challenges and ideas for service improvement. This session will allow you an opportunity to assess how action be delivered within your own care setting.

Workshop A: Annual Health Checks (AHCS): Implementation, Uptake and Roll Out
Jane Itangata
Jane Itangata
Head of Mental Health Commissioning
Thurrock NHS Clinical Commissioning
Invited
Workshop B: Reasonable Adjustments: Solutions
Reeny Mariampillai
Reeny Mariampillai
Specialist Learning Disability Nurse
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Invited
Workshop C: End of Life Care: Enhancing Interventions
Professor Julia Riley
Professor Julia Riley
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton NHS Trusts
Clinical Lead, Coordinate my Care
Invited
12:00 pm
Break and Live Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

12:20 pm
Admission Avoidance: Delivering A Joined-Up Response to Care Settings
  • Exploring the profile of common avoidable admissions and how all care services can deliver a targeted approach to prevention
  • Assessing examples of personalised care and service integration to reduce A&E attendances
  • Examining system-wide solutions in delivering a long-term transition from high levels of inpatients to coordinated community care programmes
Victoria Bleazard
Victoria Bleazard
Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities (Transformation)
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG
Invited
Jane Hanna OBE
Jane Hanna OBE
Chief Executive
SUDEP Action
Confirmed
Andrew Maskell
Andrew Maskell
Head of Barnet Integrated Learning Disability Service
London Borough of Barnet
Confirmed
Peter Johnstone
Peter Johnstone
Head of Operations - Learning Disability Services
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Invited
1:00 pm
Close of Day 1 of Conference

Day 1 of the Conference concludes at 1:00pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

9:00 am
Online Login and Virtual Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
George Matuska
George Matuska
Learning Disability & Autism Lead
Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust
Confirmed
9:40 am
CQC Update: Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture – Meeting Expectations on Care    

In this regulatory update the CQC will assess their expectations on care delivery for adults with learning disabilities and explore what best practice has looked like amid the pandemic.

  • Embedding choice, control and independence into a model of care
  • Examining the competencies and qualities of effective staff and leaders in delivering a high-quality culture of care
  • Sharing lessons from providers showing outstanding practice and how effective care can be demonstrated for adults with learning disabilities
Debbie Ivanova
Debbie Ivanova
Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Confirmed
10:00 am
Co-Production: Embedding Lived Experience into Service Design and Care

In this open panel session, you will hear from outstanding service providers and care services that have successfully embedded the voice of adults with learning disabilities into the way they design provision.

  • What does an impactful co-production model look like?
  • How can service design deliver true impact for those with lived experience?
  • Making the voice and ideas of adults with learning disabilities heard in implementation
Di Manning
Di Manning
Head of Adults Commissioning, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
Co-Chair, Learning Disability Partnership Board, Richmond and Wandsworth
Invited
Sue Ward
Sue Ward
Co-Chair
Learning Disability Partnership Board, Richmond and Wandsworth
Invited
Representative
Representative
People First Merseyside
Confirmed
Joanne English
Joanne English
Coordinator
People First Merseyside
Confirmed
10:40 am
Break and Live Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

11:00 am
Roundtable Discussions: Enhancing Outcomes for Adults with Learning Disabilities Across Sectors

In this roundtable series you will have the opportunity of exploring outcomes for people with learning disabilities in a range of settings.

You will be able to choose one roundtable to participate in to engage with sector specialists on the role of a coordinated approach to service delivery. Be prepared to share your challenges, ideas and action points for the sector.

Roundtable A: Mental Health Outcomes
Roundtable B: Community Services and Social Outcomes
Roundtable C: Employment and Housing Outcomes
12:00 pm
Break and Live Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

12:20 pm
The Future of Learning Disability Staffing: Safety, Standards and Recruitment
  • Examining the challenges in recruiting and retaining a learning disability staffing across the health and social care sector
  • Exploring the future role of mandatory training on learning disability and autism and what this will mean for quality of delivery
  • Assessing LeDer findings on staffing improvements and the next steps in enhancing safety monitoring and evaluation
  • Discussing action points for workforce leaders in delivering real change on culture and outcomes following the pandemic
Edel Harris OBE
Edel Harris OBE
Chief Executive
Mencap
Confirmed
Dr Tim Devanney
Dr Tim Devanney
National Learning Disability Programme Manager
Health Education England
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Close of Day 2 of Conference

Day 2 of the Conference concludes at 1:00pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for the Health, Voluntary, and Local Government Sectors. Those in attendance with include:

  • Heads of Learning Disability Services
  • Learning Disability Service Managers
  • Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Nurse Leads and Practitioners
  • Clinical Managers
  • Directors of Operations
  • Commissioning Leads
  • Service Integration Leads

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]