Integrated Care Matters Webinars Series 8: Care Closer to Home

Integrated Care Matters Webinars Series 8: Care Closer to Home

When

11/10/2023 - 19/06/2024    
All Day

Event Type

IFIC Scotland and partners are delighted to announce the first webinar in our Integrated Care Matters Series 8. This series will consider acute hospital care can be a complex and potentially harmful experience for people with complex care and support needs. Multiple ward moves increase the risk of delirium and deconditioning, prolong length of hospital stay and reduce the likelihood of return home.
Many people express a preference for care at home, or closer to home. To achieve this, we need to join up proactive, personalised chronic care and support with emerging models of urgent community response, ambulatory care, intermediate care and palliative care.

This series explores how we integrate care across these Touchpoints

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Optimising flow to deliver early Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) by a multidisciplinary team skilled in managing frailty is highly cost-effective. Proactive acute care enables safe and timely transfer of care closer to home.

  • How can hospital flow and pathways be more attuned to the needs of older people?
  • Who can provide early CGA to achieve better outcomes?
  • What skills and competencies are required?

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Host

Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

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Presenters

Tom Downes
Consultant Physician and Geriatrician,
Clinical Lead
Quality Improvement
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tom is also Vice President Clinical Quality, British Geriatrics Society
Health Foundation / Institute for Healthcare Improvement QI Fellow
Tom’s clinical work involves leading rapid multidisciplinary assessment, treatment and supported discharge of older patients with frailty, especially those with complex combinations of medical, social and mental health problems. The Sheffield Service Improvement team has developed Flow Coaching Academies to equip staff at all levels to make sustained improvements to health and care outcomes, experience and cost-effectiveness. This can be applied at a pathway, organisation or whole system level. Tom led the introduction of a ‘Discharge to Assess’ approach to support earlier return home with support to optimise independence.

Mark Young
Advanced Clinical Practitioner – Frailty
Manx Care

Mark is a physiotherapist but his current role spans frailty across the healthcare system on the Isle of Man. He has been involved in establishing a frailty unit and creating a pathway for patients with frailty admitted to Noble’s hospital, supporting Care Home MDT’s and proactive reviews, establishing frailty clinics within GP practices, and a “bone-health” ward round in the Ortho-geriatric service.

Having grown up in Australia, Mariem moved to her father’s homeland in the Middle East where she worked with refugees and survivors of violence. This inspired her ongoing commitment to promoting stories that strengthen the voice for equality. Her next move was to her mother’s homeland – Scotland – where she has been working closely with ethnically diverse communities to explore issues often considered taboo. This has led to the creation of her socially engaged theatre and projects including If I Had A Girl…, One Mississippi, and A Knot A Day, that explore issues such as migration and displacement, honour violence, and mental health. Her writing also spans essays and creative non-fiction, and she continues to work internationally training Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa. Her latest play, Revolution Days, is about her experiences as an Aid Worker and was showcased in 2021; and her audio piece, The Jinn in Me, about Jinn beliefs and their impact on mental health was broadcast on BBC platforms in 2021.

Frances Campbell and Agnes Wells,
Specialist Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE)
Nurse Practitioners
NHS Lanarkshire

Frances and Agnes work at University Hospital Monklands to support holistic assessment, care planning and discharge planning, liaising with ward MDTs, patients, families and support networks. Their experience, and passion in caring for older people and advanced clinical skills allow them to assess, prescribe and implement treatments to enhance the journey through acute care and transition home.

Proactive care identifies and targets people at risk of poor health and social outcomes and provides coordinated and tailored support to help them stay well. Individuals at risk of poor outcomes are identified using screening tools combined with professional judgement. Those with significant or escalating risk are offered a comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment and appropriate interventions co-ordinated by a local multidisciplinary team of healthcare, social care and community or voluntary service partners working together. The older person and their carer or family will be involved in developing a personalised care plan based on their goals and preferences. Emerging evidence shows that the approach can improve care continuity and coordination and reduce emergency attendances, particularly if it is supported by rapid access to alternatives to acute care closer to home.

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Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

Presenters

Dr. Mohamed A. Salem
Resident Specialist in Geriatric Medicine
Board member/ treasurer – Geriatric Medicine Society of Malta
Coordinator – Frailty Working Group, Malta

A Maltese citizen, Mohamed graduated from Cairo University in Egypt. He previously worked in primary care in Malta and took part in a number of European programmes including the European Platform of Rehabilitation and trained as an auditor for the European quality in social services programme(EQUASS). He joined the Medical training programme in Mater Dei Hospital Malta in 2013 then the department of Geriatric Medicine in 2016. From 2018 he supported the European Joint Action on Frailty and established the Maltese Frailty working group, becoming the secretary of the group in 2019. Mohamed completed his higher specialist training in geriatric medicine and has been a Board member/treasurer of the Malta geriatric medicine society since March 2019. With colleagues from Saint Vincent de Paul long term care facility he established a multidisciplinary frailty hub for assessment and early intervention of older people in the community considered to have frailty.

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Dr Miquel Angel Mas
Consultant Geriatrician
Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol
Badalona, Catalonia

Miquel works in the Institut Català de la Salut as member of the Metropolitana Nord Chronic Care Management Team and is a member of the Geriatric Division at Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol.
His ongoing projects include the development of integrated care strategies at meso level tailored to people with multiple chronic conditions and advanced illness, in the North Barcelona metropolitan area. He has expertise on innovating in the provision of community-based care for health crises management in the community for vulnerable older populations and has presented several communications on this topic.

Lucy Lewis
Consultant Practitioner,
Wiltshire Health and Care, England

Lucy Lewis is a Consultant Practitioner, Nurse by profession specialising in older people and frailty. She clinically leads South Wiltshire NHS@Home, sits on her Integrated Care Board Clinical Operations group and represents the system in the NHSE South-West Clinical leads Improvement group for NHS@Home. Following completion of her MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, Lucy undertook the Health Education England Frailty Quality Improvement fellowship before becoming a Trainee Consultant on the HEE South-East Consultant Practitioner Development Programme. Lucy is undertaking a part time PhD focusing on How older Individuals & clinicians make decisions about cancer treatment and Support (The CHOICES study). She has represented Nurses and AHPs (NAHP) on the British Geriatrics Society Policy & Communications committee and now sits on the BGS Frailty & Urgent Care Special Interest Group committee having been the BGS NAHP council chair from 2019-2021. Lucy completed a Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship in 2019 and is a FNF Alumni Champion. Her scholarship took her first to Scotland where she explored examples of government supported initiatives which actively sought to improve integrated pathways for older people and those living with frailty. In Canada, she spent time in Dalhousie, Nova Scotia with Professor Ken Rockwood, his research team and the Canadian Frailty Network. In Toronto she met the Onco-geriatrics clinic team and the research team at University of Toronto. This increased the depth and breadth of her PhD research and began a fruitful collaboration with international colleagues.

Integrated care for older people with frailty has a growing evidence base. Many countries are adopting new models of specialist multidisciplinary assessment, care and support in the community to improve continuity and coordination of care and enable older people to maintain their functional ability and independence for as long as possible. This webinar continues the theme of proactive and integrated comprehensive geriatric assessment in the community.

We heard examples of assessment and targeted interventions co-ordinated by multidisciplinary teams of healthcare, social care, community and voluntary service partners working together in communities in North Lanarkshire, Scotland and in Cork and Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. Presenters will describe how the older person and their carer or family are involved in developing a personalised care plan based on their goals and preferences, and how professionals provide case management support across the interface between care settings and services.

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Host

Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

Presenters

Ana Talbot
Consultant in Older Adult Medicine, NHS Lanarkshire
West of Scotland Innovation Fellow
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Ana completed undergraduate and early postgraduate training in Ireland and has been working in the West of Scotland for over 20 years. Based in North Lanarkshire at University Hospital Monklands, she has an interest in person centred care, self management, realistic medicine and innovation in frailty. During her career she has been involved in setting up telemedicine delivered thrombolysis for stroke, hospital at home and is now leading the development of community MDT meetings in primary care and nursing homes for older people with frailty. She is in the first cohort of NHS Scotland’s Innovation Fellows.

Lisa McHutchison
Advocacy Development Worker
Equals Advocacy Ltd
North Lanarkshire

Lisa is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and an Advocacy Development Worker with Equals Advocacy Ltd, an independent organisation based in North Lanarkshire providing an advocacy service to adults over the age of 65 years. She has worked with Equals Advocacy Ltd for 12 years and is committed to ensuring people are treated with dignity and respect and are included in any decisions which affect their lives. Lisa and has recently achieved an MSc in Gerontology with Dementia Care with distinction. Lisa has been involved in the Living Well in the Community pilot within North Lanarkshire for several years and is a strong advocate for preventative work and early interventions in people’s journeys.

You can find out more about this work in this video.

Paudie McQuinn
Project Lead, Kerry Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons, Republic of Ireland

Paudie is currently progressing the implementation of National Integrated Programmes at a local level in Kerry, Ireland. He has been Project Lead for the Kerry Integrated Care for Older Persons (Kerry ICPOP), Kerry Memory Assessment and Support Service (Kerry MASS since November 2019. He previously worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist across acute and community sites with the HSE Kerry Physiotherapy services since 2007. He was a member of the Frailty Intervention Therapy Team (FITT) in the Emergency Department University Hospital Kerry.

Dr Tim Dukelow
Locum Consultant Geriatrician, South Lee Hub, Cork Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons, Republic of Ireland

Tom is a consultant geriatrician in the South Lee ICPOP Hub and co-directs the integrated memory service. He completed a fellowship in memory disorders and has a particular research interest in Brain Health.

Integrated care for older people with frailty has a growing evidence base. Many countries are adopting new models of specialist multidisciplinary assessment, care and support in the community to improve continuity and coordination of care and enable older people to maintain their functional ability and independence for as long as possible. When older people move from their own home to residential care they benefit from care and support by a skilled residential care workforce.  However, they should be able to continue to access specialist healthcare support in their care home when they need this.   

This webinar shared examples of enhanced healthcare support provided for residents in care homes in England, Ireland and in a rural community in Catalonia. Presenters described how they are delivering multidisciplinary team based care based on the resident’s goals and preferences, and improving coordination of care and support at the interface between different care providers.   

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Hosts

Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

Dr Michael Azad
Consultant Geriatrician
Chair, British Geriatrics Society England Council

Working in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Mike works both in hospital and community settings including intermediate care. He supports the roll out of the Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Systems strategy to manage frailty using a population health management approach. He currently holds two positions within the British Geriatrics Society – Chair of the England Council and Co-Chair of the Frailty and Urgent Settings Specialist Interest Group.

Presenters

Dr Jane Youde
Consultant, Medicine for the Elderly, Derby.
Co-chair, British Geriatrics Society Falls Section

Jane has been a consultant in Medicine in Derby since 1999 with a special interest in falls. She is Clinical Director for Rehabilitation and Elderly Care Business Unit, clinical lead for the Falls and Bone Health QIPP work stream for East Midlands Strategic Health Authority, and a collaborator in the writing of the BGS Fit for Frailty guidance.

She was involved in the National Falls Audit in England in different roles for over 10 years and in many of the associated QI projects. Subsequently she was Clinical Director for Audit and Accreditation for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and oversaw the delivery and development of the 3 National Audit programmes and the 5 accreditation programmes hosted by the RCP.

As clinical lead for EHCH she is excited about developing the Falls Prevention work further and supporting the large digitalisation agenda for Care Homes.

Emma Plummer
Programme Lead, Enhanced Health in Care Homes,
NHS in Derby and Derbyshire

Emma completed her PhD in 2004 in the field of Social Gerontology including research into concepts of home and homeliness in care homes. She has worked within the NHS throughout her career in many roles related to commissioning, service development and transformation. Her current position combines academic and professional interests that are close to her heart and offers opportunities to lead transformation and collaboration at a system level to improve quality of care and wellbeing for those who live in care homes.

Dr Sarah Mello
Consultant Geriatrician, Clinical Lead, Waterford Integrated Care for Older Persons Program (WICOP).

Sarah graduated with a medical degree from University College Cork, having moved to Ireland from California in 2004.  She later attained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Education from the University of Edinburgh.  Dr Mello went on to complete Higher Specialist Training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine during which time she developed a wide breadth of experience working in both community and acute settings across the length of the country from Cork to Dublin to Donegal.  Her interests include interdisciplinary team working, rehabilitation, and service development. She is currently focusing on service development in WICOP, with a project trialling the concept of community virtual wards and mobile x-ray use in long-term care facilities as a mechanism for admission avoidance.

Dr Maria Eugenia Campollo
Consultant Geriatrician, Osona and Ripollès, Catalonia.

Maria graduated from the IberoAmericana University in the Dominican Republic before moving to Spain for her postgraduate training. She completed a postgraduate program in Geriatric medicine at the Consorci Hospitalari de Vic, Hospital General de Vic y Fundación de la Santa Creu de Vic in Catalonia, and is now established in the team of Geriatrics and Palliative Care of Osona and Ripollès. Maria is committed to improving the quality of life of older people in a mixed urban and rural setting. She has actively participated in training programmes for integrated care, including completing a clinical observorship in Scotland. She is a member of the Catalan Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology and is currently enhancing her expertise and international networks through the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Integrated care for older people with frailty has a growing evidence base. Many countries are adopting new models of specialist multidisciplinary assessment, care and support in the community to improve continuity and coordination of care and enable older people to maintain their functional ability and independence for as long as possible. Community services range from acute treatment and rehabilitation at home to multidisciplinary clinics in day hospital and ambulatory care settings.  Some services are generic while others focuse on falls prevention, supported discharge following stroke, or rehabilitation for adults with neurodegenerative disease.

This webinar compared and contrasted three very different services, all making a unique contribution to care closer to home: a Hospital at Home and intermediate care team from Barcelona, an early supported discharge and community stroke rehabilitation service from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, and a day hospital based rehabilitation service from SE Sydney, Australia.

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Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

Panellists

Laura Monica Perez Bazan
Consultant Geriatrician
REFiT Barcelona Research Group, Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili and Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), Barcelona, Spain.

Laura is the current Clinical Head of Outpatient and Home Geriatric care at Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili in Barcelona, Spain. She is a clinical researcher at the Research Group on Aging, Fragility and Transitions in Barcelona (RE-FiT Bcn), attached to the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), where She leads the +ÀGIL Barcelona project (program for the care and prevention of frailty of frail older people in the community). She is member of the Spanish Society of Geriatric Medicine (SEMEG) Board and an active member of the Special Group of Interest on Geriatric Rehabilitation of the European Society of Geriatrics. She is the author of more than 30 international publications on ageing, frailty and models of care for older adults.

Sarah Shanahan
Former Manager of the engAGE service, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
General Manager, ICPOP, Enhanced Community Care Programme & Primary Care Contracts, Ireland

Sarah graduated as a Physiotherapist from University College Dublin and, after working in an acute hospital setting, relocated to New Zealand. Sarah initially supported the development of the ORBIT (frailty at the front door) team with a strong focus on preventing avoidable hospital admission and supporting safe discharge for older adults through interprofessional practice and close collaboration with acute colleagues. This experience highlighted the need to provide better, more integrated care in the community and Sarah subsequently went on to develop and manage the engAGE service bringing specialist services for older adults into the community to work in partnership with primary care and home support colleagues to support older adults to remain living well at home as well as expanding the ORBIT service to provide 7 day cover, a first for New Zealand. The engAGE service went on to pave the way for more integrated care in the community and expanded to include Neuro Rehab, Fracture Liaison, Gerontology Nursing and adult community Allied Health services. In 2023 Sarah returned to Ireland and now works as General Manager for the Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons (ICPOP) for the HSE supporting the further development of the Enhanced Community Care programme as part of the Sláintecare reform.

Genevieve Maiden
Allied Health and Integrated Care Manager, Uniting War Memorial Hospital, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia.

Genevieve is responsible for the overall clinical, operational and strategic leadership of the Allied Health, Outpatient and Integrated Care services on campus. A Physiotherapist by background, she has a strong interest in developing and implementing anticipatory models of care to improve the quality of life of older people and reduce unnecessary hospital admission. Genevieve is currently a Board Director of the Sydney Health Community Network, and Executive Member of the Agency for Clinical Innovation Aged Health Network.

Integrated care for older people with frailty has a growing evidence base. Many countries are adopting new models of specialist multidisciplinary assessment, care and support in the community to improve continuity and coordination of care and enable older people to maintain their functional ability and independence for as long as possible. Community services range from acute treatment and rehabilitation as Hospital at Home or intermediate care services to proactive interventions, including support for people living with dementia and their family carers, to help people stay well at home for longer.

This webinar will highlight three services, all making a unique contribution to care closer to home: a Hospital at Home team from Florence, Italy; a Dementia Intervention Team from Malta;  and discharge, transitional care and intermediate care services in Fife, Scotland.

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Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

Panellists

Dr Giulia Rivasi
Division of Geriatric, Intensive Care Medicine, Florence University Hospital “Careggi”

Giulia Rivasi graduated cum Laude from the School of Medicine of the University of Florence, Italy, in 2014 and specialised in Geriatric Medicine from 2019. She is currently working as a geriatric specialist in acute and chronic care services (Geriatric Intensive Care Unit, Syncope Unit, Memory Clinic, Hypertension Clinic, hospital-at-home service). Her research interests include hypotension, syncope and falls; hypertension and cardiovascular prevention, with a particular focus on older adults; COVID-19 in nursing home residents; home-based care. She is a member of several scientific societies, including the Italian Geriatric Society, the Italian Society of Geriatric Cardiology, the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (Special Interest Group on Cardiovascular Medicine), the Italian Multidisciplinary Study Group on Syncope and the Italian Society of Hypertension.

Mr Alex Gobey
Director of the Dementia Care Directorate,
Active Ageing and Community Care, Malta

Alex coordinates specialised services in community-based and residential settings in Malta. These services include post-diagnostic multidisciplinary services such as the Dementia Intervention Team and the running of Dementia Activity Centres located in the community. Alex previously worked as a Speech-language Pathologist and has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of communication and swallowing disorders. He has a Masters Degree in Geriatrics and Gerontology and is a lecturer at the University of Malta, teaching credits within the Department of Gerontology and Dementia Studies. Alex recently chaired the Dementia Strategy Advisory Group which developed Malta’s second National Dementia strategy entitled Reaching New Heights for 2024-2031.

Lyndsey Dunn
Service Manager, Intermediate Care, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership Deputy Chair Nurse & AHP Council, British Geriatrics Society

Lyndsey began her journey as a Trainee Pharmacy Technician in 2002 before pursuing a career in Nursing. She was a Frailty Nurse Specialist in Acute Medicine in NHS Lothian as part of the Frailty at the Front door Collaborative. She later spent time as a specialist nurse for frailty within the surgical directorate.  She has specialist interests in the early Identification and management of patients at risk of Delirium and in person centred discharge planning and works closely with Edinburgh Napier University delivering sessions for first year nursing students.

In her new role in Fife Health and Social Care Partnership Lyndsey and her team work hard to prevent unnecessary delay in hospital, facilitate prompt transfer of care and prevent unnecessary hospital admission in line with Scottish Government Discharge without Delay and Home First strategic priorities. Her responsibilities include managing Community Flow and Integrated Discharge Teams.

Integrated care for older people with frailty has a growing evidence base. Many countries are adopting new models of specialist multidisciplinary assessment, care and support in the community to improve continuity and coordination of care and enable older people to maintain their functional ability and independence for as long as possible. Community services range from acute treatment and rehabilitation as Hospital at Home or intermediate care services, to preventative and proactive interventions to help people stay well at home for longer.

This webinar considered the valuable contribution of housing, proactive telecare and digital solutions to enable care closer to home and successful transitional care. We are delighted to have had presentations from Woodgreen, Ontario, Bield Housing & Care Scotland, and University of Galway, Ireland.

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Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

Panellists

Dorothy Quon
Vice President, Seniors and Health Services, WoodGreen, Director of Integrated Care, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto

Dorothy is a committed health care leader with a focus on building integrated care systems with a population health approach. She started her career in the acute care sector, working in various roles in Emergency Services serving vulnerable populations in East Toronto. Dorothy oversees Community Care programs at WoodGreen, which encompass assisted living and community support services for seniors, community mental health addictions and developmental services, as well as supportive housing for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Concurrently, she also serves as the Director for Integrated Care at Michael Garron Hospital. Since the inception of her cross-organistional positions at WoodGreen and Michael Garron Hospital, Dorothy has worked to build more formal collaborative programming between the hospital and community sector to improve care transitions for individuals in East Toronto. She also currently serves as co-chair of the Integrated Home Care and Transitions Portfolio in the East Toronto Health Partners overseeing the Home Care Leading Project that aims to modernize home care service delivery on Ontario, Canada.

Gary Baillie
Head BR24 and Assistive Development
Bield Housing and Care Scotland

Gary took up his role as Head of BR24 and Assistive Technology Development at Bield Housing & Care, bringing with him a deep commitment to enhancing digital telecare and care solutions. Overseeing the development of BR24’s alarm receiving centre for over 18,000 customers across Scotland, Gary has driven the transition towards proactive and preventative telecare, enabling people to live independently at home. His leadership in the award-winning Inspire project and the transformative TAPPI programme has not only demonstrated his dedication to innovation and person-centred services, but the output has also helped develop and inform Bield’s ambitious strategy, digital design brief and Co-production strategy within the organisation.

Gary’s vision for integrating digital technology in care reflects a broader strategy to strengthen connections between housing, health, and care, improving community and individual outcomes. His foresight in adopting digital innovation is crucial in redefining care for the ageing population, affirming his role in the sector’s evolution.

Preetha Joseph
Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, University of Galway

Preetha is a doctoral researcher at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, University of Galway. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Economics and has research interests in environmental and social gerontology, as well as public health. Preetha has experience in science and public health communication and was previously a research analyst at the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.

Many countries are adopting new models of specialist multidisciplinary assessment, care and support in the community to improve continuity and coordination of care and enable older people to maintain their functional ability and independence for as long as possible. Supporting older people to understand their medicines is an important element of successful transitions between care settings.  Optimising polypharmacy and adherence is a key component of quality and safety of care at home. Yet achieving optimal pharmaceutical care remains a challenge for many intermediate care services and a continuing source of frustration for patients and families.

In a collaboration with IFICs Special Interest Group on Polypharmacy and Adherence, speakers from Canada, UK and Belgium will prompt discussion on the actions we can take to optimise pharmaceutical care in the design and delivery of care closer to home.

Join us for #IntegratedCareMatters8

Host

Prof Anne Hendry
Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Director
IFIC Scotland

Panellists

Dr Sara Guilcher
Associate Professor
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto

Specializing in applied health services research. Dr Guilcher’s research program primarily addresses person-centred and integrated care for equity-deserving populations. As the founder and director of the Optimizing Health and Healthcare Experience (OPTI-HEx) Lab, Dr. Guilcher emphasizes the inclusion of persons with lived experiences in the research process. This approach ensures that health interventions and solutions are informed by and tailored to the actual needs of persons with lived experience and care partners. Dr. Guilcher will discuss the importance of medication self-management, highlighting the critical role of aligning healthcare strategies with the personal values, preferences, and needs of people with lived experiences. Her insights aim to foster a deeper understanding of person-centered approaches in healthcare, promoting better experiences, outcomes, and overall care journey through informed and shared-decision-making.

Dr Jennifer Stevenson
Honorary Senior Lecturer and Clinical Pharmacist
King’s College London, Medicine Use Group
Institute of Pharmaceutical Science London

Specialising in the optimisation of medicines in older adults, Jennifer’s research focuses on advancing our understanding of medication-related harm in older adults living with frailty, and explores how to identify those at greatest risk of harm especially at the transition of care. As lead researcher for the PRIME Study, her work has received national and international recognition; the PRIME study won HSJ Patient Safety Award Improving Safety in Medicines Management Initiative (November 2020), and presentation of the association between frailty and medication-related harm won best platform presentation at the Annual European Geriatric Medicine Society Congress (October 2018).

As an Integrated Care Pharmacist, she is a key contributor to the NHS England London Frailty Network Education and Training workstream. She also supports teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate Pharmacy programmes.

Marc Dooms
Senior Orphan Drug Pharmacist
University Hospitals Leuven
Belgium

Marc is a compounding/dispensing pharmacist in the First in Men Randomized Clinical Trials. He has been a member of the Belgian Order of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Flemish Society of Hospital Pharmacists (VZA) since 1975 and is the Belgian representative to the European Union of Experts in Rare Diseases. Since 2000 he has regularly collaborated with Orphanet, the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, and with the American Society of Health Care Pharmacists.

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