Care Roadshows London 2019
Tuesday 26th November 2019
Care Roadshows had its final event of the year last week at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
It was fantastic to see so many care providers and care professionals at this one-day care event, enjoying seminars and exhibitor stands.
The day began with a hands-on seasonal wreath making workshop from Creative Minds artists. Demonstrating the benefits of a simple crafting session, attendees enjoyed this festive workshop and were able to take away some key ideas for their own care settings.
The first seminar came from Nadra Ahmed OBE, National Care Association, she tackled the challenges that providers face and discussed what opportunities can arise from innovative partnerships.
Her seminar was followed by Jackie Pool from Sunrise Senior Living, who explained about the impact that nutrition, emotional health and cognitive therapy have on those living with dementia.
In between seminars, visitors took the time to visit exhibitors on their stands. This was the perfect opportunity to meet Dr Hilary Jones who joined forces with online pharmacy service, PillTime as their Independent Medical Advisor.
Ed Watkinson, QCS LTD, talked through the content of the PIR (Provider Information Return) and informed attendees about the recent changes in content and completion procedure. Turning it from something that must be done to a valuable quality assurance tool, using his knowledge and understanding of the process.
Apetito put on a display of delicious and healthy food for visitors to sample throughout the day as well as a fantastic lunch spread.
The afternoon workshop had a festive feel as Creative Minds artists helped participants in designing their own Christmas cards and attendees got to take their creations home.
The final seminar of the day came from Inspection Managers from CQC. Using the story of Dot, an 83-year-old mother and widow, they were able to put into perspective what Dot’s expectation of care is and how it compares to the standards of CQC, with the aim of raising everyone’s expectation of care provision.
Just Imagine Interiors had a fantastic display, showcasing previous contracted work and the chance to look at their look book of samples.
OMInteractive displayed a large interactive board, giving visitors the chance to play around with this piece of technology and understand the therapeutic effect of the crystal clear moving images.
Among the onsite competitions, exhibitor PBS gave away a champagne gift set to one lucky visitor and Bollington gave away a luxury hamper. Ed Watkinson, QCS, announced the £100 prize and presented winner, Kim Harvey from Unity Health Care, with the cash.
QCS ran a very successful User Labs area for customers who wish to better understand their compliance software and to try out some Beta features not yet available to all users.