Healthcare Professionals Theatre Detail

This comprehensive two-day conference programme, led by thought-leaders and practioners, will offer Scottish healthcare professionals with the chance to network with fellow professionals, update on the issues and challenges they face in their day-to-day lives and gain valuable CPD.

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Please note, sessions may be subject to change so please do return to this page regularly for updates. If you would like to see details of last year's seminar programme, please visit the page here.

 
Wednesday 5th October - Re-shaping care for PEOPLE WITH LONG-TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS AND THEIR CARERS Thursday 6th October - TRANSFORMING CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH LONG-TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS AND THEIR CARERS

10:15 Designing an accessible community garden

Speaker:

  • Lynn Harris, Garden Designer - Passionate about Gardens

 

10:15 Understanding the HCPC’s revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics

Speakers:

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulator of over 340,000 professionals from 16 professions including chiropodists / podiatrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists. This session will provide an overview of the changes to the HCPC’s statutory standards of conduct, performance and ethics, which were revised in January this year. The changes include strengthening the requirement to report and escalate concerns, being open and honest when things go wrong, and the appropriate use of social media. The standards are used in education, registration, and the fitness to practise process so it is essential that all HCPC registrants understand and are able to meet the standards.

10:50 Posture and pressure care: seating those with complex needs including bariatric conditions

Speaker:

Today, 13 out of 100 patients are dying because they are victims to avoidable pressure injuries; 11 of these lives can be saved.  While guidance is available on most aspects of pressure injury prevention and management, there has been little information addressing issues in seated patients. 

This pioneering clinical research investigates the effectiveness of prescribed seating and its impact on pressure injury incidence in long term care.  Clinicians will learn about the ground-breaking and measurable results that included an 88.3% reduction in pressure injuries; how the improvement of posture can dramatically reduce resident falls and ways to replicate the findings of the research to improve patient care and achieve best clinical practice.

10:50 The Value of Occupational Therapy COT’s improving lives saving money campaign

Speaker:

Latest update on the College of Occupational Therapists’ awareness campaign and how you as occupational therapists can use it to demonstrate the value of your service to the people you serve and commissioners. Gaby will explore the campaign in a Scottish context and will challenge occupational therapists to become local influencers.

11:30 KEYNOTE: The Transformation of Primary and Community Care: The AHP Contribution

Speaker:

Jan will present an over view of current policy and national programmes and the opportunities they offer for Allied Health Professionals.  Including the vision for Primary Care; the Active and Independent Living Programme; the Primary Care Transformation Fund and Non – Medical Prescribing.

11:30 KEYNOTE: Connecting People, Connecting Support: Transforming AHPs' contribution to dementia care in Scotland

Speaker:

Elaine will share a policy report, “Connecting People, Connecting Support” which showcases the contribution that Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) make in supporting people with dementia and their families to live positive, fulfilling and independent lives.

12:10 Fitness for work: A good fit for Occupational Therapists?

Speaker:

This presentation will provide an overview of Fit for Work Scotland and the service it provides to support people to return to work following a period of sickness absence. It will then explore how Occupational Therapists are suited to this role in relation to their knowledge, skills and expertise.  

Furthermore, it will examine how Fit for Work Scotland provides opportunities for OTs to develop in-line with national priorities for the profession.  Finally, it will explore how Allied Health Professionals can develop their vocational rehabilitation practice within their own workplaces, including through the use of the Allied Health Professionals Advisory Fitness for Work Report.

12:10 Barriers to self-management of chronic pain in primary care

Speaker:

Self-management can help reduce the impact of chronic pain on a day to day basis, therefore improving quality of life. It is a recommended as one of five methods of treatment and management in the SIGN guidelines.  

The presentation will cover research undertaken by Pain Concern into the barriers to self-management of chronic pain in primary care and will report on the qualitative results of 18 focus groups held throughout Scotland with both healthcare professionals and people with chronic pain.  Resources developed off the back of the research, which aim to reduce some of the barriers found, will also be presented and future plans discussed.  

12:45 Creative approaches to co-production and involving lived experience: What U. Lab Scotland offers

Speaker:

This presentation will discuss the benefits and challenges of co-production in a health and social care context and provide examples of innovative methods of involving people’s lived experience. 

You will learn about the U.Lab approach in the Scottish context and specifically in relation to self management. U.Lab has been promoted by the Scottish Government as a method of involving people in transformational change through development of “…..a new consciousness and a new collective leadership capacity to meet challenges in a more conscious, intentional, and strategic way. The development of such a capacity would allow us to create a future of greater possibilities.” 

12:45 Garden design for people living with dementia 

Speaker:

  • Lynn Harris, Garden Designer, Passionate about Gardens

1:20 Transforming self-management – latest projects

Speakers:

  • Kevin Geddes, Director of Development and Improvement, Alliance Scotland
  • Emma Goodlad, Grants and Impact Officer, The Alliance

The Alliance is Scotland’s leading organisation in self-management. This presentation will describe their work, in particular highlighting the Self Management Fund and the work the Alliance does to stimulate change in Self Management.

1:20 Posture and pressure care: seating those with complex needs including bariatric conditions

Speaker:

Today, 13 out of 100 patients are dying because they are victims to avoidable pressure injuries; 11 of these lives can be saved.  While guidance is available on most aspects of pressure injury prevention and management, there has been little information addressing issues in seated patients. 

This pioneering clinical research investigates the effectiveness of prescribed seating and its impact on pressure injury incidence in long term care.  Clinicians will learn about the ground-breaking and measurable results that included an 88.3% reduction in pressure injuries; how the improvement of posture can dramatically reduce resident falls and ways to replicate the findings of the research to improve patient care and achieve best clinical practice.

1:55 Understanding the HCPC’s revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics

Speaker:

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulator of over 340,000 professionals from 16 professions including chiropodists / podiatrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists. This session will provide an overview of the changes to the HCPC’s statutory standards of conduct, performance and ethics, which were revised in January this year. The changes include strengthening the requirement to report and escalate concerns, being open and honest when things go wrong, and the appropriate use of social media. The standards are used in education, registration, and the fitness to practise process so it is essential that all HCPC registrants understand and are able to meet the standards.

1:55 Transforming self-management in Scotland; the Alliance's role and the self-management network

Speaker:

  • Louise Coupland, Employability Development Officer, The Alliance
  • Lara Murray, Partnership and Practice Programme Network Officer, The Alliance

The Alliance is Scotland’s leading organisation in self-management. This presentation will highlight the Self Management Network and The Alliance’s work to share, learn and join people working on Self Management together.

2:30 Closing the disability employment gap – a key role for occupational therapists

Speaker:

This workshop will consider the evidence around what works for those with long term health conditions looking to find or remain in work. The session will focus on the research evidence and the use of interactive case studies exploring the unique skills and focus occupational therapists offer.  Discussion will focus on occupational therapies role in ‘closing the disability employment gap’.

2:30 Techniques and equipment to assist people with complex disabilities to transfer, mobilise and exercise

Speaker:

This presentation will cover how hoists and slings can be used to promote people’s active participation in transfers including lying to sitting, bed to chair manoeuvres, sitting to standing and walking. Also how overhead tracking and multi-support limb slings can be used to facilitate active, active- assisted and passive movements during exercise sessions.

3:05 The Value of Occupational Therapy COT’s improving lives saving money campaign

Speaker:

Latest update on the College of Occupational Therapists’ awareness campaign and how you as occupational therapists can use it to demonstrate the value of your service to the people you serve and commissioners. Gaby will explore the campaign in a Scottish context and will challenge occupational therapists to become local influencers.

3:05 How 'Living It Up' supports people living with long-term health conditions

Speaker:

Russell will provide overview of how Living it Up (LiU) has developed over the last 12 months in supporting citizens within Scotland with their Long Term Conditions. 

Enhancements have been developed and implemented around the user journey along with identifying user personas and how best a digital on-line self-management service can support people.