This course will be held fully virtual as 6 on-demand webinars (approx. 80 minutes each) with quiz sessions in November / December 2020 and project presentations in January 2021.
Who is this course for?
This course is only for professionals in the Greater Manchester area.
The webinars would be suitable for people involved in the provision or development of services for those with mild memory impairment. This might include GPs, commissioners, community psychiatric team nurses or managers, later life consultant psychiatrists and trainees, geriatricians and trainees, service users or carers and those involved in third sector organisations.
The aim of the webinar series is to equip people with the knowledge and motivation to carry out a service improvement project. Therefore, the focus will be on service quality improvement.
Participants will have access to seminar 1 before agreeing to carrying out a QI project in their service. They will then have access to the rest of the webinar series and be invited to present their project plan at a live webinar in early 2021.
There are currently no NICE guidelines for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). As a result, opinion is very divided on how and if it should be diagnosed and what the after care should be if someone does receive a diagnosis. This uncertainty leads to inequality of care across Greater Manchester.
People with MCI and those close to them will be concerned that they may develop dementia and currently in many areas there is a lack of a structured approach to support and help them plan ahead and self-manage the symptoms of their MCI. It is hoped through MCI consensus training that professionals will feel more empowered about how to advise their patients with MCI; who in turn will feel more reassured in proactive measures they can take to possibly prevent dementia and plan ahead should they go on to develop dementia.
- Pre-reading for each webinar
- Start date: November/December 2020
- Project presentation: January 2021
- Poster submission: June 2021
Programme to be confirmed
This activity has been supported by sponsorship from Dementia United. The sponsor has had no control over the educational content of this activity.