There is no denying that the UK’s care system has come under scrutiny in recent months and emphasis on ensuring that the highest standards are met across the board has never been greater. The organisers of Naidex, the UK’s largest group of disability exhibitions, are addressing the care sector’s needs and are delighted to be launching Naidex Care, which will be co-located with Naidex South at London’s ExCeL, 17th – 18th October 2012.
Naidex Care will provide an ideal sourcing, learning and networking platform for care home owners, care managers and care providers within the private, not-for-profit, social enterprise and central government care industries. This brand new trade event will offer key buyers the chance to source and test a variety of up-to-the-minute care products, ranging from bathing equipment and medical supplies, through to training and IT systems. By attending the show those involved within the care home sector will be able to efficiently and cost-effectively compare a wide variety of products all under one roof.
The show will also host a comprehensive conference programme which aims to promote best practice, tackle the latest industry related issues, and encourage the spread of innovations which will improve the quality of patient care in the UK. All professionals who attend will benefit from free CPD accreditation so it is a great way for healthcare professionals to proactively enhance their portfolios and ensure they are up to date on important industry topics and key trends.
Seminars will run throughout the two day event and visitors can expect to hear from influential speakers such as Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia Care at the Department of Health who will be chairing a panel debate on the future of dementia care. Des Kelly, Executive Director of National Care Forum, will also chair a panel debate focused on developing greater personalisation of care, a prominent issue throughout the care sector.
Sarah Pickup, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services will be dealing with what the care sector must do to cope with the ageing demographic of the nation and Dr Graham Stokes, Director of Dementia Care at Bupa Care Services, will give his views on aspiring to an outcomes-based approach to dementia care. Other speakers include Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society and Janet Bell, owner of Spring Mount Care Home. The full programme can be found at www.naidex.co.uk