Overview

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

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
The Future of Learning Disability Nursing

In this keynote address, the Royal College of Nursing will examine the key findings and outcomes from its recent report “Connecting for Change: For the Future of Learning Disability Nursing”. The session will consider:

  • Workforce planning and recruitment
  • Challenging unsafe staffing and workforce shortages
  • Career pathways and progression for learning disability nurses
  • Improving consistency and the coordination of learning disability nursing roles
Jonathan Beebee
Jonathan Beebee
Professional Lead in Learning Disability Nursing
Royal College of Nursing
Confirmed
10:20 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
Professor Umesh Chauhan
Professor Umesh Chauhan
Professor of Primary Care
University of Central Lancashire
Confirmed
11:00 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.

11:20 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: Accessing Healthcare, is it the same for everyone? Breaking down barriers and making Reasonable Adjustments to ensure everyone has equal access to good quality healthcare'
Brian Evans
Brian Evans
Matron for Learning Disability, Autism and Complex Need
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
Workshop B: End of Life Care: Enhancing Interventions
Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne
Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne
Professor of Intellectual Disability & Palliative Care
Trustee, Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities (PCPLD) Network
Confirmed
Gemma del Toro
Gemma del Toro
Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
Workshop C: Annual Health Checks - Implementation and Enhancement
Christiana Evans
Christiana Evans
Area Officer, South West
Skills for Care
Confirmed
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
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
Dr Karen Dodd
Dr Karen Dodd
Associate Director, Therapies, People with Learning Disabilities
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
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
Emma Grange
Emma Grange
Director, Editor and Secretary
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.

11:10 am
Roundtable Discussion: Enhancing Outcomes for Adults with Learning Disabilities Across Sectors

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

You will be able to engage in discussion 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.

11:50 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.

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 Oliver McGowan 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 Lead
Health Education England
Confirmed
Nick Fripp
Nick Fripp
Associate
Social Care Institute for Excellence
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]