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Health and Social Care- Achieving Excellence Together Conference 2022

Achieving Excellence

Thank you to all those who joined us at the Health and Social Care: Achieving Excellence Conference which took place on Friday 2 December 2022 at the Principal Hotel in York. The event brought together approaching 200 colleagues from across the sector who joined us either in person or virtually- for a collaborative and engaging day which highlighted some of the amazing practices and joint work taking place within North Yorkshire and York to support those in our care. It was a really positive event covering a range of learning and opportunities for providers including around how we support our workforce, quality improvement work around nutrition and hydration, advance care planning, digital opportunities, the role of the Lead GP in care homes and much more.  From the feedback we've already received- we know many of those who attended already have plans to implement some of the key points from the day in their settings. 

Please find below a summary of the speakers and sessions that were hosted at the conference, as well as links to the slides and resources that were shared:

Opening Remarks Michelle Carrington- Director of Quality and Nursing.

York Health and Care Partnership

Rachael Bowes- Assistant Director, Adult Social Care. North Yorkshire County Council

Welcome Deborah Sturdy- Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care
ICS Transformation- What it means for Health and Social Care, and the role of GP Leads in Care Homes Dr Nigel Wells- Local GP and 

Executive Director of Clinical and Professional &Corporate Affairs Office, NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB

Introduction to the Quality Assurance and Improvement Team. What is the offer to Care Providers in your area? Sarah Fiori- Head of Quality Improvement, York Health and Care Partnership and Principal Nurse, North Yorkshire County Council
Quality Improvement in Action- Hydration

Quality Assurance and Improvement Team

Danielle Burlingham and Team- NYCC 5 Whitby Road Residential Home, Pickering

Nutrition in Care Homes- A Quality Improvement Project Nicola Sumpter- Dietician, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Delegation of Blood Glucose Measurements and Insulin Administration in Care Homes  

Tracy Means- Head of Nursing: Integrated Care, Care Group 1, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tara Kadis- Lead Nurse for Diabetes and Endocrinology, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Liberty Protection Standards/Mental Capacity Abigail Combes- Head of Legal and Governance. York Health and Care Partnership
Thinking Forward- Advance care planning: Why Does Thinking Forward Matter? Dr Helena Ebbs- GP Clinical Lead for Quality, South Hambleton and Ryedale Primary Care Network (SHaR PCN
Learning from Medicines Errors  Mel Johnson (Assistant Director of Patient Safety, Yorkshire & the Humber Improvement Academy) Dr Elizabeth Sweeting, Patient Safety Collaborative Workstream Lead/ GP Trainee, Yorkshire & the Humber Improvement Academy)
Digital Session Neil Bartram- Business Relationship Manager, Technology and Change, North Yorkshire County Council
Public Health Session Victoria Turner- Public Health Consultant, North Yorkshire County Council.
The Impact of Telemedicine in Care Homes

Rachel Binks- Nurse Consultant, Digital and Acute Care, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Heather Bygrave- Immedicare Relationship Team Manager, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Below are just some of the pledges from our attendees about how they would take the learning from the day back to their teams and settings. For any further queries about this event please contact


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