Almost 100 delegates joined the exciting day's programme at Newcastle University on 19th July.
UCLan's Head of Health Sciences Robin Richardson welcomed the audience and set the expectations for the conference.
Dr Hazel Roddam presented the vision for strengthening our collaborative working across practitioners, academics, service users and business partners, showing how we could facilitate even wider participation in our learning community through social media platforms and initiatives.
Thanks to everyone who contributed a veritable mountain of feedback ideas and proposals for future activities to develop our Community of Practice – we will post a summary of your comments as soon as we can.
We had seven fabulous presentations of service quality improvement and practice-based research studies. Thanks for sharing your project work – and especially for all your insights and reflections on the experience of service evaluation and research processes.
Click below to view the slides:
- Developing a consistent approach to reporting choking incidents in adults with learning disabilities - Anya Bird
- Researching feeding difficulties in infants and young children – Sarah Edney
- Positioning at mealtimes: supporting individuals with complex physical disabilities – Lindsay Marshall
- SLTs' knowledge, use and confidence in using various drinking compensatory methods – Angela Crocker
- Identifying barriers to oral hygiene in an acute care of the elderly ward – Madeline Paterson
- How to solve a problem like dysphagia: is cough reflex testing the answer? – Elaine Bolam
- Caring for people with dementia at mealtimes: a systematic review of staff training – James Faraday
Thanks to Jo for sharing her slides with us.
We really appreciate the support of our event sponsors and look forward to working with them again in the future.
J&R Press donated two books for our traditional end-of-day prize draw – definitely well worth waiting for!
Keep watching our blog for news of future developments soon – we're all looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
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