Greater Manchester’s best practice delirium webinar October 14th 2022

This webinar featured speakers from a wide range of organisations

Delirium is a condition which causes a short-term confused state and develops over hours and days. It causes short term problems with memory, concentration, attention and personality. It occurs when a person is medically unwell and can be caused by several things, such as infections, pain or constipation. People living with dementia are more likely to experience delirium. People may go on to develop delirium, whether they are in hospital, in a care home or living at home.

Greater Manchester’s best practice Delirium webinar October 14th 2022

This webinar from Dementia United included: the successful roll out of the community delirium toolkit offering a person centred approach to assessment and treatment; delivery of bite size training in hospitals; evaluation of delirium screening tool for non-English speakers as well as comparing it to NEWS2 in detecting delirium; the value of lived experience engagement – creating a delirium Zine; pre-operative assessment: identifying people at risk of delirium to develop person-centred prevention plans

We had a wide range of speakers: Emma Vardy, Consultant Geriatrician, Clinical Lead for the Delirium programme, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust; Helen Pratt, Project Manager Dementia United; Jayne Etches, Crisis Response Team, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust; Anham Ahmad, Junior Doctor, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust; Jacquie Widdowson – Business Development Manager, Reform and Public Health Directorate, Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre; Sam Turner, Dementia Specialist Nurse , Wythenshawe Trafford Withington and Altrincham (WTWA) Hospitals; Kellie Smart, Admiral Lead Nurse, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Foundation Trust

  • 60 people joined the webinar: 8 localities of Greater Manchester were represented along with Greater Manchester organisations e.g. National Institute for Health and Care Research, Health Innovation Manchester; plus delegates from outside Greater Manchester
  • A range of services were represented: in the attendees: Memory Assessment Services, CCG/Commissioning, Service Improvement, St. Mary’s Hospital, Intermediate Care, General Hospitals, Domiciliary care, Hospices, Care Homes Support team, Neighbourhood teams, Primary care, Inpatient Mental Health wards, Frailty Services, , Mental Health Liaison Team, Later Life Community Mental Health Teams, care homes, , VCSE groups e.g. African Caribbean Care Group, Alzheimer’s Society, ASPIRE

Thank you to all the speakers, organisers and to everyone who joined us on the day.

You can download the slides from this event here: GM Delirium webinar 14th Oct 2022

You can find out more about our delirium programme here