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This event will provide opportunities to hear from Care Homes and experts in Adult & Social Care about improvements to the way we work.

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We are delighted to announce that the first South West Care Homes Network event will take place (virtually) on Tuesday 18th May 2021 and you are all welcome to join us as we share and learn from peers and partners from all over the South West. The event will be held on Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be circulated in due course with the agenda.

This event will provide a platform for learning and sharing ideas for improving the range of services Care Homes provide. We will aim to bring together Care Home Managers & Staff, leaders, CCGs, local authorities and experts from across the sector to look at improvements and examples of good practice and interventions that will support and develop Care Homes. This event will focus on work taking place in the South West (Devon, Cornwall and Somerset).

The South West Care Home Network event will take place 4 times a year and will focus on the improvement and safety outcomes of work in Care Homes by promoting collaboration, co-production of new procedures in high quality care in managing deterioration and medicine safety.

Everyone is welcome!

Based on your feedback we have developed the agenda for our initial event on 18 May to include:

Recognition for your staff and teams through Awards for Excellence & Care Home Heroes 2021 – Click Here to Nominate an individual, team, care home or collaborative of care homes.

Safer Administration of Medicines in Care Homes across the South West

In addition to the SW Care Home Network, we are starting to engage with some local Care Homes around Safer Administration of Medicines and will be linking in with the work of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes framework locally as it starts to unfold.

The South West Academic Health Sciences Network want to find 3 Care Homes from each County (Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset) to start to look at trialling some new concepts and interventions going forwards, which may then be able to be shared wider across the South West in the future.

If you are interested in taking part in a trial for Medicine Safety, exploring your own ideas in implementing new ways of working through Safety Huddles, Safety Champions, Managing Interruptions or 3 way communication with your GP, Pharmacy and Care Home we want to hear from you. Click Here to express an interest.

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