RSM Webinars – Carer-friendly practice in clinical settings 

June 9 2021

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The Royal Society of Medicine is hosting a three-part webinar series to discuss carer-friendly practice in different clinical settings.

The events are being chaired by Dame Phillipa Russell, with a panel of speakers at each session, including some of our colleagues!  The NHS relies on unpaid carers, both in supporting patients and in our own workforce. Yet the needs of unpaid carers can be overlooked or taken for granted. This short webinar series will identify the markers of carer-friendly practice in both the hospital and general practice settings and set out how the NHS needs to recognise and support carers in its own ranks.

  • This first episode will focus on carer-friendly hospitals Wednesday 30th June, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • The second episode will focus on carer-friendly general practice Wednesday 7 July 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • The third episode will focus on carer-friendly workforce Wednesday 14 July 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The aim of the series is to promote understanding of carer-friendly practice, whether those unpaid carers are supporting patients; in need of care and support in their own right or themselves working for the NHS. Such improved understanding should lead to better retention of staff, improved support for carers and better outcomes for patients.

The objectives are for those attending:

  • To learn about carer-friendly practice in different clinical settings;
  • To be able to demonstrate or encourage carer-friendly practice in ways recognised by regulators such as the CQC;
  • To be able to support members of staff who are also carers;
  • To feel better recognised and supported as a carer working within the NHS

The webinars will be open to:

  • People working in general practice
  • People working for NHS Trusts
  • Carers working in the NHS
  • Carers clinical leads
  • PCN and ICS carers leads