Health and Ageing in a post-Covid NHS

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A GM Conference

The Covid-19 pandemic led to substantial changes in healthcare systems and the care of older patients. With further reform from the Heath and Care Bill on the horizon and the non-Covid backlog to tackle, this GM Conference looks at the likely impact on services and management of older patients going forward.

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022
Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, London
CPD: Six CPD points applied for

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GM Conference 2022: Health and Ageing in a post-Covid NHS

The Covid-19 pandemic led to substantial changes in healthcare systems and the care of older patients. With further reform from the Heath and Care Bill on the horizon and the non-Covid backlog to tackle, this GM Conference looks at the likely impact on services and management of older patients going forward.

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022
Time: 9.30 – 17.30
Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, London
CPD: Six CPD points applied for

Alongside panel discussions, the programme will include the following talks:

The frail patient in the age of Covid-19
Sarcopenia and frailty: what are the new challenges?
New advances in dementia
Cardiovascular disease: a new era post-Covid
Fractures services and bone health: changing times for core services
The ageing patient in an integrated NHS

For full details of the conference programme on health and ageing in a post-Covid NHS, take a look at the Programme tab.
Please note, the programme, talks and speakers may be subject to change.

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Programme

09:30 – 10:00: Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:30: Chair’s introduction
10:30 – 11:00: The frail patient in the age of Covid-19
Speaker: Professor Margot Gosney, Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

This session will cover:

  • The role of hospital at home/community geriatrics in the NHS
  • The importance of the comprehensive geriatric assessment in avoiding admission into hospital
  • How management of ageing patients will be affected by new health and social care legislation
  • How integration with social care will affect clinical practice and community care

11:00 – 11:30: Sarcopenia and frailty: what are the new challenges?   
Speaker: Dr Sanjay Suman, Consultant Geriatrician, Kent

This session will cover:

  • The challenges of screening for sarcopenia post pandemic
  • How sarcopenia can be better managed to keep up with new scientific advances
  • Why sarcopenia is one of the ‘frailty giants’

11:30 – 11:45: Coffee break
11:45 – 12:15: New advances in dementia
Speaker: Professor Aimee Spector, Professor of Old Age Clinical Psychology, UCL

This session will cover:

  • New drug developments on the horizon
  • How current management has adapted during the pandemic including virtual clinics and how appropriate they are for this group of patients
  • Improving pathways for early diagnosis
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

12:15 – 12:45:  Sponsored talk
Speaker: TBC

12:45 – 13:15: Panel discussion
13:15 – 14:15: Lunch
14:15 – 15:15: Cardiovascular disease: a new era post-Covid
Heart failure: improving outcomes for patients
Speaker: Dr Yassir Javaid, GPwSI cardiology cardiovascular and diabetes lead, Northamptonshire CCG, RCGP clinical adviser for cardiology      
Atrial fibrillation: current developments
Speaker: Professor Ahmet Fuat, GP, GPSI in Cardiology Darlington and Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology at Durham University.

This session will cover:

  • How cardiovascular disease management has changed for older patients since the pandemic
  • Impact of health inequalities on disease prevention.
  • Whether we are seeing a new cohort of younger heart patients
  • Heart failure: management in primary care

15:15 – 15:30: Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00: Fractures services and bone health: changing times for core services
Speaker: Dr Madhavi Vindlacheruvu, Consultant Orthogeriatrician, Cambridge

This session will cover:

  • How osteoporosis services can be rebuilt and reset following the Covid-19 crisis
  • The role of primary and secondary care in delivering care in the community
  • Management of complex cases
  • The role of Fracture Liaison Services
  • The importance of managing falls risk

16:00 – 16:30: The ageing patient in an integrated NHS
Speaker: Tom Gentry, Senior health influencing manager (policy), Age UK

This session will cover:

  • How management of ageing patients will be affected by new health and social care legislation.
  • Will more integration with social care affect clinical practice?
  • How to improve the mental wellbeing and independence of older people

16:30 – 17:00: Panel debate
17:00 – 17:30: Chair’s closing remarks

Speakers

Chair: Dr Sanjay Suman, Consultant Geriatrician, Kent

Speakers:

  • Dr Yassir Javaid, GPwSI cardiology cardiovascular and diabetes lead, Northamptonshire CCG, RCGP clinical adviser for cardiology
  • Professor Aimee Spector, Professor of Old Age Clinical Psychology, UCL
  • Dr Madhavi Vindlacheruvu, Consultant Orthogeriatrician, Cambridge
  • Professor Margot Gosney, Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Ahmet Fuat, GP, GPSI in Cardiology Darlington and Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology at Durham University
  • Tom Gentry, Senior health influencing manager (policy), Age UK

Venue

Hallam Conference Centre

44 Hallam Street

London

W1W 6JJ

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Date: 21 June, 2022

Start time: 09:00

End time: 17:30

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, London

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