Leading experts in health and social care will be exploring ways to overcome the sector's biggest challenges at a webonboarding sponsored event. The Care Homes Conference brings together academics and industry leaders to look at how health and care organisations can better meet the needs of an ageing society.
A key focus will be looking at ways to improve the integration between health and social care, to streamline processes and improve the quality of services. Other issues to be discussed include the difficulties posed by staff recruitment and retention, improving training provision and the need to maximise the benefits of technology. The conference will include a range of case studies to show how some of the UK’s top performing social care organisations have successfully tackled these challenges.
Investment in training
The keynote speakers at the conference include Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England who will look at what the future holds for social care. One issue he will raise is the need for more investment in staff development.
“Currently the Government spends on average £3,615 on each NHS employee per year on staff development compared with only £16 on each social care employee per year. We need a level playing field.”
The event is being held by the University of Salford’s ONECPD personal development unit with webonboarding providing support as a conference sponsor. The difficulties health and social care organisations face with recruitment and staff retention have made effective onboarding a key area for health and social care providers to get right. Onboarding covers often the forgotten or missed HR tasks required to convert successful job applicants into productive new hires. This includes handling contracts, offer letters and first day admin preparations. The Care Homes Conference takes place on February 13th at Adelphi House, Salford.