GCU hosts national ageing seminar

30 May 2017

GCU hosts national ageing seminar

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) will host the British Society of Gerontology Scotland Network Seminar on Wednesday, June 14.

The event entitled Are we ready to integrate health and social care? will welcome delegates from across Scotland to discuss how the health and social care landscape is changing in Scotland and how this will affect older people. The aim of the event is to enhance knowledge about ageing and to bring experts together from a wide range of institutions.

Keynote speakers at the event are Irene Oldfather, Director of Alliance Scotland, and Professor Kirstein Rummery from the University of Stirling.

Irene will address staff and visitors on person-centred approaches within integrated health and social care environments. As a campaigner, Irene has championed the rights of older people and previously was the Chair of National Dementia Carers Action Network.

Kirstein will discuss issues of fairness and equality in integrated health and social care environments. Kirstein has written about welfare partnerships and governance, with a focus on health and social care services and the implications for citizens. She is also interested in issues concerning citizenship, social participation and access to services for disabled and older people. 

The event will also hear from GCU’s Marissa Collins, a researcher in health economics and PhD student within the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health. She will discuss the need for a more explicit framework for priority setting in health and social care.

Senior Lecturer and occupational therapist Rachel Mulholland and Adult Nursing Lecturer John Carruthers will give an insight into engaging students in valuing the importance and role of effective interprofessional working and how this can play out in modern health and social care contexts. 

Dr Emmanuelle Tulle, who is organising the event, said: “The is an opportunity to welcome experts from a range of institutions located in Scotland to share insights and experiences about the changing health and social care landscape in Scotland. Ultimately we are interested in findings ways to improve the lives of all older people and thus to showcase innovation and good practice wherever we can find it.”

 For more information and to register download the registration form and full programme on the British Society of Gerontology website 

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