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March 2019


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Professional Theatre 5

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Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April

Vic Rayner speaking in Professional Theatre 5 at 11.00 - 11.30

Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30

Speaker Name: Vic Rayner

Seminar Title: Sink or swim? Helping social care ride the technology wave!

How should social care providers approach the use of technology? The opportunities are huge – but the anxieties are myriad. Will it affect the quality of care, will there be breaches of data and will I understand how to use it? This session will tackle those anxieties head on and provide opportunities to explore how technology and data will shape the future of social care in all settings.

Alex Urquhart speaking in Professional Theatre 5 at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Alex Urquhart

Seminar Title: Understanding and meeting the HCPC’s standards for continuing professional development

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important way in which registrants maintain their fitness to practise, and is a requirement of registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC’s statutory standards for CPD set out expectations of registrants in terms of continuing to develop their knowledge and skills, allowing them to continue to practise safely and effectively. This session will explain the HCPC’s standards for CPD, along with examples of activities and evidence. Attendees will gain an understanding of the standards and the HCPC''s CPD audit process. You will leave the session with a better understanding of what constitutes CPD and what you would need to produce if you were selected for CPD audit by the HCPC.

Nadra Ahmed OBE speaking in Professional Theatre 5 at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: Nadra Ahmed OBE

Seminar Title: Caring for the future...

In this seminar, Nadra will consider the ageing population in terms of demographic and how, as a nation, we will cater for it, as well as the challenges faced with long term care. She will also cover the type of provision we will be looking at as we get older, more flexible approaches to this, and tackling the image issue.

Matthew Warnes speaking in Professional Theatre 5 at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Matthew Warnes

Seminar Title: A Day in the Life

Matthew will be discussing how innovative Assistive Technology can transform the lives of individuals, their families and carers by individual examples of “days in the life” and descriptions of what can be done to make life easier for all.

Jo Frost speaking in Professional Theatre 5 at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Jo Frost

Seminar Title: Using NMES for the rehabilitation of swallowing disorders

Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation can be an effective treatment when used with specific targeted rehabilitation exercises to improve dysphagia ( swallowing problems) that can occur after neurological injury. In 2014 NICE allowed this procedure to be used with special considerations. We have been using this treatment and have seen some considerable improvements in people with previously unresolved dysphagia.

Barbara Babcock speaking in Professional Theatre 5 at 14.45 - 15.15

Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15

Speaker Name: Barbara Babcock

Seminar Title: Using Health Coaching to Empower People After Illness or Injury

How do you rebuild your life after a life-changing serious illness or injury? Learn to live in a changed body, manage ongoing symptoms, restore confidence, and enjoy life once more? Using a real-life case study, Barbara will discuss how health coaching - a talking form of person-centred support - can empower people to live a meaningful life. Health coaching enhances people’s self-management abilities, and this is becoming more important given the growing pressures on the NHS.

Guy Willett speaking in Professional Theatre 5 at 15.30 - 16.00

Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00

Speaker Name: Guy Willett

Seminar Title: How to control and improve your online reputation

Your online reputation is increasingly vital with the proliferation of online platforms. This seminar will look at some of the common platforms that are visible to your audience. It will discuss how to better understand, address, manage and systematically generate positive reviews. It will also cover negative reviews and how to either turn them into favourable reviews or limit their impact on your online stature.

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