Building the dementia pathway

13/11/2019 - 13/11/2019 • 11-13 Cavendish Square W1G 0AN


  • 13 November

Registration opens, refreshments, scavenger hunt and exhibition

09:15 AM 10:00 AM

Session one: Developing place-based dementia provision

10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Anna  Charles

MB Malcolm Bywater

Rachael  Chambers

SF Sarah Fox

Jeremy  Hughes

Sarah Kay

JL Jeanette  Leach

Sally  Warren

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt and exhibition

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Breakout A: Upskilling the workforce to provide the care and support people with dementia need

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

James  Cross

DP Denise Pickersgill

Angela Walter

Breakout B: Dementia as a co-morbidity

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

AB Alistair  Burns

Michael  Jackson

PV Professor Julia  Verne

Breakout C: Working with and for people affected by dementia

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Adele  Doherty

DN Dave  Nuttall

George  Rook

Lunch, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM


02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Session four: Creating impact for the future

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Frank  Arrojo

Simon  Bottery

Fiona Carragher

SF Sarah Fox

Professor David  Oliver





Adele Doherty

Head of Dementia Voice
Alzheimer’s Society

Adele Doherty is Head of Dementia Voice at Alzheimer’s Society, responsible for embedding involvement of people affected by dementia in the work of the organisation and supporting partner organisations with organisational change to ensure the voices of people affected by dementia are at the heart of decision making. Adele has worked and volunteered in the third sector for almost 20 years and has extensive experience of operations management and co-production in both the fields of learning disability and dementia.

13 November


Alistair Burns

National Clinical Director for Dementia
NHS England

13 November

Anna Charles

Senior Policy Adviser to the Chief Executive
The King’s Fund
Anna works on a range of areas including NHS reform, new models of care and community services. She conducts research and analysis, as well as working closely with local and national health system leaders.

Since joining the Fund in 2015, Anna has published work on community health services, social care, financial pressures in the NHS and the development of new care models and integrated care systems. In 2018, she acted as a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Health Select Committee during its inquiry into integrated care.

Before joining the Fund, Anna worked as a doctor at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She holds a medical degree and a degree in health care ethics and law from the University of Birmingham.

13 November

Chris Maddock

Alzheimer’s Society
In July 2016 Chris was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia when she was 60 years old, this was following a couple of minor strokes. Previous to that Chris had been working for the Environment Agency, having been a police officer for thirty years. Chris is actively involved with Alzheimer's Society, speaking at various national conferences, such as the National Children and Adult Social Care and the UK Dementia Congress (2018). Chris has chaired the National Dementia Action Alliance. She spoke at an International conference for Palliative Care and Dementia in Belfast in May 2019.
Chris has participated in many projects across the organisation including co-producing 'Bring Dementia Out' to help LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) people benefit from dementia awareness and services – an innovation project which received a People Award nomination. Chris and her partner have also co-produced a new learning and development course for Alzheimer's Society. In her local area, Chris is currently taking the lead with local organisations to create a number of Involvement groups giving other people affected by dementia the opportunity to influence inclusion and change locally. Chris has recently become an Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Society.

Dave Nuttall

Deputy Director of Dementia and Disabilities
Department of Health and Social Care

13 November

Fiona Carragher

Chief Policy and Research Officer, Fiona Carragher.Chief Policy and Research Officer
Alzheimer's Society
Fiona Carragher joined the Society as Chief Policy and Research Officer in January, and she’ll play a pivotal role in our vision to create a world without dementia.

Fiona leads our growing and ambitious world-class research programme and portfolio, as well as our work to strengthen our position as the national charity leader on dementia health, social care policy and societal change.

Before joining us, Fiona was the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England, supporting the 50,000-strong healthcare science workforce in the NHS. She worked on programmes ranging from antimicrobial resistance to hearing loss.

A consultant clinical biochemist by background, Fiona has worked for two decades at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals and King’s College Hospital in London, and at Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Fiona is committed to ensuring that we reach every person who has a dementia diagnosis and who wants our help. She wants to change the conversation on dementia so that it centres on the rights of people affected by the condition, and to drive research towards improving care and finding a cure.

13 November

Frank Arrojo

Carer and Expert by Experience
Frank cared for his mum who lived with vascular dementia for some 20 years, and decided to give up his career as a successful Business Manager to continue caring for her at home.Since his mum passed away Frank has devoted his life to raising awareness about dementia, including participating in and supporting dementia research projects and campaigning for family carers to be better supported.Frank is a member of both the Alzheimer's Society's Research Network and tide (Together in Dementia Everyday).
As the Carer Representative of the National Dementia Action Alliance's Dementia-Friendly Hospital Taskforce he led the piece of work on the "What to expect … during a stay in hospital" Poster, published earlier this year.The Poster summarises the elements of the Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter that patients with dementia and their families … should see and experience in an acute hospital setting in England.

13 November

George Rook

Co-Chair, LEAP, the Lived Experience Advisory Panel
Dementia UK
I have worked to improve patient experience and outcomes in Shropshire for ten years, since I stopped full time paid work. I live with several long term conditions. I was diagnosed with early onset mixed dementia aged 62, but my medication means you probably would not notice, at least on good days. I helped establish (and chaired) the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance in 2014, and I led the development of Healthwatch Shropshire back in 2013. I worked on a Patients in Control project to co-design and co-facilitate workshops for commissioners across Midlands and East, to influence the way services are designed around patients in the future. I am Co-Chair of the Dementia UK 'Lived Experience Advisory Panel' (LEAP) and work to increase the availability of Admiral Nurse services across the country. I am setting up peer groups in the DEEP network in Shropshire, and I am a diarist in the Dementia Diaries Project. I blog about Living as I Choose with Dementia.

13 November

James Cross

National Lead for Dementia
Skills for Care
James has spent the past 15 years working in a variety of management roles across health and social care.

Since 2011, James has been working as Head of Area and as National Dementia Lead for Skills for Care. James has also undertaken a secondment at the Department of Health in the dementia policy team during this time.

James has studied and completed Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development exams, and has also completed a Masters in Business Administration.

13 November


Jeanette Leach

Integrated Neighbourhood Manager for Denton
Audenshaw and Droylsden, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

13 November

Jeremy Hughes

Chief Executive
Alzheimer’s Society
Jeremy Hughes joined Alzheimer’s Society in 2010. He is leading the charity in its five year transformational strategy ‘New Deal on Dementia’ 2017-22.Jeremy co-chairs the Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group with top broadcaster Angela Rippon for the UK Prime Minister.

Jeremy was previously Chief Executive of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Before that he was Head of External Affairs at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

His career in health and social care charities includes leadership posts at the British Red Cross, Leonard Cheshire, Muscular Dystrophy and NCH Action for Children.

Jeremy is Vice-Chair of the World Dementia Council and a member of the NHS Assembly.

Jeremy was awarded the CBE, for services to older people, in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015. In December 2018, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Exeter University in recognition of his outstanding contributions to dementia research.

13 November

Karen Coleman

Communication and Engagement Lead
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
A career in marketing communications of over twenty years, Karen has worked in delivering strategic communication and engagement strategies for CEOs, politicians, executive boards, government departments and business executives. An award-winning communication professional, Karen is marketing, media and public relations trained. Previous roles include working for Rank Leisure; the International Committee of the Red Cross; Regeneration, and Kirklees Council. Karen is now PROUD to be the Communication and Engagement Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, where she has worked since 2016.

Malcolm Bywater

Expert by Experience

13 November

Michael Jackson

Head of Health Intelligence, Dementia and Neurology
Public Health England
Michael has worked at Public Health England (PHE) since 2013 in the Health Intelligence Division. Michael leads the Neurology & Dementia Intelligence team and is based in the Durham office. Michael is a member of the Government Statistical Service.

Michael has over ten-years of experience in working in the dementia intelligence sector and has authored of a number of dementia related analytical reports including commissions for the North East Dementia Alliance and Newcastle University. More recently Michael has authored/supervised a number of PHE publications including reasons why people with dementia are admitted to a general hospital in an emergency and dying with dementia, and manages the production of the PHE dementia profile on the Fingertips platform.

Michael is the joint author on the recently published PHE briefing entitled Dementia: comorbidities in patients web briefing discussing the prevalence of long term health conditions using a sample of anonymised primary care records.

13 November

Professor David Oliver

Consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
David is a consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation trust, the former president of the British Geriatrics Society, ex Clinical Vice president of the Royal College of Physicians and previous Department of Health national clinical director for older peoples services and expert advisor the the Emergency Care Improvement Support Team. He is a visiting fellow at the Kings Fund for whom he co-authored "Making health and care systems fit for an ageing populatuion" and Visiting professor at City university, London and a freelance medical columnist who since 2015 has written the weekly "Acute Perspective" column in the BMJ. His clinical day job involves the care of many patients living with Dementia and many conversations with their families.

13 November


Professor Julia Verne

Clinical Lead, National End of Life Care Intelligence Network
Public Health England

13 November

Rachael Chambers

Mental Health Commissioner
NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Rachael Chambers is the Senior Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Commissioning Manager in Rochdale, Rachael has over 18 years’ experience in commissioning primary care services from within PCT’s, the GM Health & Social Care Partnership, and more recently within HMR Clinical Commissioning Group, where she has focused her commissioning expertise on Mental Health service provision within the borough. She has extensive experience of working with people with long-term conditions in both acute and community settings, and was part of the national NHSE Long Term Conditions ‘Test Bed’ project implemented in 2016.

13 November

Raj Kapoor

Head of External Training & Consultancy
Alzheimer's Society
Raj has a wealth of experience in the field of training and consultancy. Prior to joining Alzheimer’s Society in December 2014, Raj was previously Head of Training and Consultancy with the national mental health charity Mind from 2011 - 2014 and spent 10 years as Head of Training with the National Housing Federation. He is also a qualified trainer and has worked with hundreds of organisations across different sectors.

As Head of External Training with the Society, Raj’s team provides specialist training to organisations directly responsible for delivering dementia care and support, as well as to organisations whose staff come into contact with people living with dementia. The team’s mission is to deliver training and support to staff across all sectors which provide them with the right skills, knowledge, behaviours and values to support people affected by the condition. Since 2015, Raj’s team have delivered training to over 18,000 delegates.

The approach adopted by the team is designed to place the person living with dementia at the core and to enable course participants to use enhanced knowledge and skills to work with people with dementia, using person-centred, strengths based and relationship focussed approaches, which have been proven to support people with dementia to live well.

Rebecca Moss

Head of Service Mental Health, Adult Care and Support
Rochdale Borough Council

Sally Copley

Director of Policy Campaigns and Partnerships
Alzheimer’s Society

Sally Warren

Director of Policy
The King’s Fund
Before joining the Fund, Sally had extensive experience in health, care and population health policy and delivery, in central and local government. Sally was Director for Social Care at the Department for Health and Social Care, Director of Programmes at Public Health England and Deputy Chief Inspector (for social care and registration) at the Care Quality Commission. She was also Director at the Cabinet Office, leading a project on social care funding for Budget 2017.
Most recently, Sally worked at the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs as Director of the Agri-Food Chain, and latterly Director of EU Exit Preparedness and Response.

13 November


Sarah Fox

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Officer
Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust in Partnership with Dementia United

13 November

13 November

Sarah Kay

Commissioning Project Manager in Mental Health
NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Sarah Kay is a Commissioning Project Manager in Mental Health at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group.Sarah joined the CCG in June this year after 3 years as a Senior contracts manager at Greater Manchester Shared Services leading on the contract management of the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust mental health contracts.Prior to joining the NHS Sarah was a mental health commissioning officer for over 10 years at Manchester City Council commissioning social care services with public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

13 November

Simon Bottery

Senior Fellow, Social Care
The King’s Fund
Before joining The King’s Fund in September 2017, Simon spent almost 10 years as Director of Policy at the older people’s charity Independent Age, researching and campaigning on issues including care home quality, unmet needs for care, social care funding and the social care workforce. He was vice-chair of the Care and Support Alliance in 2017.
Simon has wide experience in policy, communications and journalism, including as Director of Communications at Citizens Advice. He has also worked for ActionAid, in the commercial sector for Guinness and in BBC local radio.

13 November


Adam HUtchison

Managing Director
Belmont Healthcare

Alison Johnstone

Programme Manager for Dementia
Welsh Ambulance Services

Alison Wheatley

Research Associate
Newcastle University

Allison Garoghan

Conference and Events Manager
Alzheimer's Society

Amanda Blake

Community Development Manager
Southend Borough Council

Amy Johnson

Ward Matron
Northamptonshire Healthcare Trust

Andrew Carpenter

Dementia Programme Lead
Westminster City Council

andrew rutherford

Senior Programme Administrator

Andrew Wilson-Mouasher

Divisional General Manager
Marie Curie

Angela Walter

Admiral Nurse - Dementia CNS
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

13 November


Angelo Makri

Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing)
Alzheimers Society

Anne-Marie Trott

Project Manager
The Utley Foundation

Arrondeep Mattu

Policy Officer
Alzheimer's Society

Bally Toor

Product Specialist Lead
Orion Health

Barbara Benedek

Patient/Carer Representative
Hounslow/NW London

Barbara Benedek

patient/carer representative

Benjamin Underwood

Dementia Lead Consultant Nurse
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Trust

Caroline Jones

Senior Community Matron
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Carolyn Piper

Dementia Programme Manager
North Central London STP

Cha Power

South London and Maudsley NHS FT

Charles Hughes

Patient Representative
Hughes Family

Cherry Tatlow

External Development Manager
Alzheimer’s Society

Chris Gottlieb

Director of Marketing and Communications
Alzheimer's Society

Chris Scott

Assistant Director - Community Commissioninig
Norfolk County Council

Chris Whitehead

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Chris Whitehead

Directorate Manager Older Peoples Mental Health
Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Claire Bamford

Senior Research Associate
Newcastle University

Courtenay Brennan

Ward Manager
Penine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Daniela Enescu

Dementia ward volunteer
Kingston Hospital

Danielle Roche

Director, Clinical & Medical Management

Dan Mason

Account Manager

David Thomas

Public Affairs Manager
Roche Products Limited

Dawn Panter

Senior Worker
Northamptonshire Carers

Debbie Foster

Area Manager
Alzheimer's Society

Denise Pickersgill

Associate Director
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS FT

13 November


Denise Woodburn

Mental Health Commissioning Manager
East Lancashire CCG

Dennis Dobbin

Interim Deputy Director
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Aideen Cronin

Consultant Geriatrician
University Hospital Aintree

Dr Allison Hibbert

GP Clinical Lead Dementia
NHS Kernow

Dr Barathy Kandhasamy

Consultant Psychiatrist
Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS FT

Dr Fiona Carragher

Cheif Policy and Research Officer
Alzheimer's Society

Dr Jane Fossey

Associate Director of Psychological Services
Oxford Health NHS FT

Dr Karen Grossmark

GP Partner
PHGH Doctors

Dr Lisa Newton

Alzheimer's Clinical Training Fellow
Newcastle University

Dr Liz Waddy

Clinical Lead & Chair STP Dementia Review Group
South Norfolk CCG

Dr Maree Todd

Auckland District Health Board

Dr Mike Devine

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Ola Junaid

Associate Medical Director Clinical Transformation
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT

Dr Rachel Lewis

Advanced nurse practitioner

Dr Samina Azam

Specialty Doctor
North East London Foundation Trust

Dr Sebastian Walsh

Academic Clinical Fellow
University of Cambridge

Dr Tim Beanland

Head of Knowledge Management
Alzheimer's Society

Duncan MacLleod

Senior Business Development Lead
Royal Voluntary Service

Ed Bliss

Dementia Specialist
Optima Care Partnership

Elizabeth Harris

Staff Nurse
Northern Care Alliance Bury and Rochdale Care

Elizabeth Wardell

Head of Dementia
Signature Senior Lifestyle Care Homes

Ella Robinson

Senior Policy Officer
Alzheimer's Society

Emma Taylor

Nurse Practitioner for Older Person
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Fiona Thomas

Locality Manager
Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board

Florinda Graydon

Senior Physiotherapist
The Leeds Teaching NHS Trust

Francesca Markland

Programme Manager for Integrated Health & Social C
Alzheimer's Society

Gavin Terry

Head of Policy
Alzheimer's Society

Gill Allen

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Gillian Towler

Commissioning Officer
Hampshire County Council

Grahame Hardy

Specialist Nurse for Dementia
Kent Community Health Foundation Trust

Hanna Ahlgren

Market Access Manager

Hannah Brayford

Project Support Officer
Alzheimer's Society

Helen Crawford

Services Manager
Alzheimer's Society

Helen Cummings

Adult Social Care Team Manager
Southend Borough Council

Helen Pratt

Project Manager
Dementia United

Helen Vaughan

Joint Commissioning Manager, Dementia
NHS Gloucestershire CCG

Hilary Doxford

Steering Group
3 Nations Dementia Working Group

Ian McCreath

Personalisation Lead
Alzheimer's Society

Irene Jeffrey

Chief Executive
Crossroads Care Kent

Irene Lewsey

Head of Transformation and Mental Health Commissioning
Mid Essex CCG

James Grassom

Join Dementia Research Research Delivery Officer

Jef Smith


Jess Baines-Holmes

Assistant Director Adults Joint Commissioning
London Borough of Barnet

Joanne Bell

Team Manager
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Jo Dickinson

Senior Quality Improvement Manager

John Spriggs-taylor


Joseph Florek

Commission Services Operations Manager
Royal Voluntary Service

Julie Denley

Assistant Director of Operations
Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board

Kate Hardy

Dementia Coordinator

Kate White


Katie Bolton

Head of Conferences and Events
Alzheimer's Society

Keara O'Connor

Project Manager
Dementia Choices Action Network

Keith Oliver

Steering group member
3 Nations Dementia Working Group

Kielan Arblaster

Policy Officer
Alzheimer's Society

Kirit Mistry

South Asian Health Action

Kirsty Griffiths

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Laura Bimpson

Senior Manager Partnerships
NHS England & Improvement

Lee Lindo

Quality Manager
Private Sector

Lorraine Mott

Integrated Commissioner Dementia
Essex County Council

Louise Holden

Business Support Officer
Public Health England

Lynne Hallam

Clinical Director - Rushcliffe
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Lynn Scott

Adult Social Care Head of Service
Southend Borough Council

Mah Rana


Mark Greening

Joint Carers Commissioner
West Sussex County Council

Mary Muir

Marketing Manager

Matthew Harding

Adult Social Care Service Manager
Southend Borough Council

Maureen Rafferty

Clinical Manager
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS FT

Melanie Boag

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Carers Trust Heart of England

Melanie Williamson

Integration and Partnership Lead
Essex County Council

Meriel Cochrane

Health Influencing Officer
Age UK

Michelle Nelson-Greensmith

Steering Group
3 Nations Dementia Working Group

Monica Reardon

Divisional Programme Manager
Marie Curie

Morgan Griffith-David

Senior Policy Officer
Alzheimer's Society

Neil Maguire

Development Manager
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Nigel Blake-Hussey

Joint Commissioning Manager (Mental Health)
Hastings and Rother CCG

Nigel Hullah

3 Nations Dementia Working Group

Nike Arowobusoye


Pam Smith

PPI Representative
West Midlands Clinical Research Network

Paula Mawson

Strategy and Commissioning Manager
Warwickshire County Council

Paul Knocker

Service Manager
Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service, Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Prof Louise Robinson

Director Institute for Ageing
Newcastle University

Prof Ted Baker

Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Rob Bailey

Nurse Consultant
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS FT

Robert Goodwin

Locality Manager
Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board

Robin Hughes

Principal Carer
Hughes Family

Rose de Paeztron


Rose Doyle

Not working

Rosemarie Lindo


Rosemary Oliver

3 Nations Dementia Working Group

Samantha Randall

Adult Social Care Team Manager
Southend Borough Council

Samantha Williams

Dementia Matron
Liverpool Foundation Trust

Sam Carney

Senior Policy and Campaigns Adviser
Parkinson's UK

Sandra Fitzpatrick

ACP Dementia Project Manager
NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG

Sarah Jones

General Practitioner
Sheffield NHS CCG

Sarah Mistry

Chief Executive Officer
British Geriatrics Society

Sarah Perrin

Head of Commissioning (Mental Health & Dementia)
London Borough of Barnet

Sarah Pickup

Deputy Chief Executive

SaraJane Ashmore

Locality General Manager
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Sharon Somers

Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS foundation Trust

Shelagh Robinson

3 Nations Dementia Working Group

Sonja Woodhouse

Chief Executive Officer
Carers Trust Heart of England

Sophie Brown

Northern Care Alliance Bury and Rochdale Care

Stephen Lee

MSK Patient Advisory Group

Steven McFadyen

Programme Partnerships Officer - Sport & Leisure
Alzheimer's Society

Sue Gadsdon

OT Clinical Lead. Inpatients, Older Persons
Kent and Medway Partnership Trust

Tanya Samuels

Research Translation Manager
Alzheimers Society

Tessa Gutteridge

YoungDementia UK

Tracey Wooldridge

Commissioning Manager

Vicky Burnham

National Dementia Lead
Scottish Ambulance Service

Vivienne Depledge

Chief Executive Officer
Dementia Adventure

Zoeta Manning

Senior Long Term Conditions Manager for Frailty
NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG

Alzheimer's Society

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
We are the UK’s leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
Let’s take on dementia together. Volunteer. Donate. Campaign for change. Whatever you do, unite with us against dementia.


At Arjo, we are committed to improving the everyday lives of people affected by reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. With products and solutions that ensure ergonomic patient handling, personal hygiene, disinfection, diagnostics, and the effective prevention of pressure ulcers and venous thromboembolism, we help professionals across care environments to continually raise the standard of safe and dignified care. Everything we do, we do with people in mind.

Hilton Nursing Partners

“100% focused on getting patients out of hospital and recovering in their own homes”

Hilton Nursing Partners are proud to deliver innovative solutions to support patients discharge from hospital, working with the NHS and Social Care to deliver safe, timely and supportive discharge from hospital.

We are passionate about what we do and know that our model of nurses, therapists and personal nursing assistants has a proven track record in freeing hospital beds, as well as reducing re-admissions and the requirements for ongoing social services support. The success of the Hilton Partnership model is evident to the 7000 patients we have supported and the excellent patient, staff and commissioner feedback we receive.

Hilton’s Home to DecideTM service is a pioneering service target at patients assessed as requiring residential or nursing care. The results for the service speak for themselves with 65% of patients enabled to remain living at home.

The King's Fund

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England.

Our mission describes how we will achieve this:
  • through our research and policy analysis
  • through the work we do with individuals, organisations and communities building their capability, supporting them to adopt best practice and share learning
  • by bringing people together through events and networks to discuss and learn from evidence from the United Kingdom and across the world
  • by promoting greater understanding of health and care policy and practice – helping people to make sense of a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Registration opens, refreshments, scavenger hunt and exhibition

09:15 AM 10:00 AM The Orangery, ground floor

Grab your badge, some refreshments before the start of the first session at 10.00am.

Session one: Developing place-based dementia provision

10:00 AM 11:30 AM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

Welcome and introduction

Sally Warren, Director of Policy, The King’s Fund

A changing NHS: the role of integrated care systems (ICSs)
  • Learn about the latest updates on how integrated care systems are developing in England, and what this might mean for dementia service provision and for local and national leaders.
Anna Charles, Senior Policy Adviser to the Chief Executive, The King’s Fund 

The dementia imperative: making the case for dementia
  • Hear an update on the Dementia Challenge 2020+, dementia in the NHS long-term plan and other work on developing the dementia pathway.
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society

How to design a dementia service within an ICS

  • Hear about the work of Tameside and Rochdale, as part of Greater Manchester’s Integrated Health and Care Partnership, and how they have developed a place-based solution for best practice dementia care, support and prevention, with the potential for scale across England and the UK.
Jeanette Leach, Integrated Neighbourhood Manager for Denton, Audenshaw and Droylsden, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust 
Rachael Chambers, Mental Health Commissioner, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group 
Sarah Kay, Commissioning Project Manager in Mental Health, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Malcolm Bywater, Carer

Questions and discussion


Anna Charles slides.pdf Download Link
Jeanette Leach_Rachael Chambers slides.pdf Download Link
Jeremy Hughes slides.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt and exhibition

11:30 AM 12:00 PM The Orangery, ground floor

Take some time to visit the exhibition stands in the Orangery and network with colleagues.

Grab those stamps for the chance to win £100 John Lewis vouchers!
AM breakouts

Breakout A: Upskilling the workforce to provide the care and support people with dementia need

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

Welcome and introduction
Raj Kapoor,
Head of Training and Consultancy, Alzheimer’s Society

Harnessing the wider dementia workforce

  • Hear about the way in which health and care workers can be upskilled to improve their knowledge of how to support people affected by dementia, including tier 2 training, input from the NHS people plan and practical input from the third sector.
Raj Kapoor, Head of Training and Consultancy, Alzheimer’s Society 
Chris Maddock, Ambassador, Alzheimer's Society
James Cross, National Lead for Dementia, Skills for Care 
Trevor Salomon, Dementia Voice

Questions and discussion


  • Who are the key people to receive extra training?
  • What is the right level of training and support?
  • What is the impact and added value when staff have been upskilled?


Raj Kapoor slides.pdf Download Link
AM breakouts

Breakout B: Dementia as a co-morbidity

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Edwards room, first floor

Welcome and introduction
Professor Julia Verne, Clinical Lead, National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, Public Health England

Panel discussion

  • Hear insights from the Dementia Intelligence Network on the breadth of co- and multi-morbid conditions that people with dementia have, and how place-based care can support people affected by dementia alongside their co-morbidities.
Michael Jackson, Head of Health Intelligence, Dementia and Neurology, Public Health England
Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England

Questions and discussion

  • What are the particular challenges where dementia is a co-morbidity?
  • Where can the services for multiple long-term conditions work together in a place around the needs of people affected by dementia?
  • What are the opportunities for support in acute care, primary care and the community?
  • How can we balance the needs of a person living with long-term conditions with the needs and challenges of living with dementia?
  • How can we design services that tackle the interacting effects between co-morbidities?


AM breakouts

Breakout C: Working with and for people affected by dementia

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

Welcome and introduction

Developing the Dementia Experience Toolkit

  • Hear how this toolkit was developed in partnership with people affected by dementia, how it is being used and the impact it is having on how services are being evaluated and changed to meet the needs of people affected by dementia.
Adele Doherty, Head of Dementia Voice, Alzheimer’s Society 
George Rook, Co-Chair, LEAP, the Lived Experience Advisory Panel, Dementia UK

Questions and discussion
  • How can we best gain the views and experiences of people affected by dementia in order to understand need?
  • What role can the voluntary sector play in providing help and support
  • How can people use feedback from people affected by dementia for quality improvement?


Adele_Doherty_George_Rooke.pptx Download Link

Lunch, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM The Orangery, ground floor

Lunch and exhibition in the Orangery

Don't forget to visit our friendly Library team for a Scavenger hunt stamp! They're ready and waiting to answer all your questions.
PM breakouts


02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Breakout A: Upskilling the workforce to provide the care and support people with dementia need
Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

Breakout B: Dementia as a co-morbidity
Edwards room, first floor

Breakout C: Working with and for people affected by dementia
Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Session four: Creating impact for the future

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

Welcome back

Frank Arrojo, Carer and Expert by Experience


Panel session: Towards a long-term solution for health and care
  • Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow, Social Care, The King’s Fund 
  • Fiona Carragher, Chief Policy and Research Officer, Alzheimer's Society 
  • Professor David Oliver, Consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Sarah Fox, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Officer, Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust in Partnership with Dementia United

Questions and discussion
  • What should the future look like for good place-based dementia care?
  • What needs to happen to achieve that ambition?
  • What are the strengths that can be built on?
  • How can we support the necessary cultural change in the NHS and social care?

Close of conference


Frank Arrojo slides.pdf Download Link