Patient Safety in Elder Care

Patient Safety in Elder Care Course


How can we keep our elderly safe in the healthcare setting? How can we include and ensure that their wishes are heard in the decision making process?

This conference is for GP’s, pharmacists, care homes owners and any health care providers who come into contact with the elderly to improve knowledge and patient safety. The aim is to highlight common factors when the elderly are using health care provisions that result in errors and understand how to better manage and deal with people.

We look at shared decision making and informed consent, how GP’s can better manage their care, how to deal with a dementia patient, how to reduce medicine errors, understanding human behaviour to keep people safe when they are ailing and/ or have dementia.  The aim of the course is to offer tips and practical examples of how we can keep the elderly safe by understanding their needs when coming in and out of hospital.

We are working with Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK, Refer to Pharmacy, a local GP and AQuA.


Course Itinerary

  • 8.30– 9:20am: Registration & coffee
  • 9:20 – 9:30: Chairman’s welcome
  •  9:30 – 10.15am: Video – Jims story – Rachel Bryers AQuA
  •  10.15 – 10:45am: Dr Victoria Handley GMC guidance on consent and autonomy
  •  11am: Coffee
  •  11.15 –  12pm: Veronica King – Alzheimer’s Society
  •  12pm – 12.45pm: Refer to Pharmacy – Alistair Gray
  •  12.45 – 1.30pm:  LUNCH
  •  1.30 – 2.15pm: Fred Newton GP Grove Road surgery Wirral
  •  2.15 – 3pm: Human Factors- Mersey Human Factors Group
  •  3pm – 3:15pm: Coffee
  •  3:15 – 3.45pm: Care home – E Allison Matron St Bartholomew’s Court Nursing Home
  •  3.45 – 4:15 pm: Ceri Hodgkison Dementia UK
  •  4.15pm: Closing Remarks & Close


Where Are We

78 Mount Pleasant
L3 5SL

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]