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Professor Graham Stokes speaking about HC-One’s Harmony Programme

Leading care home provider HC-One has held its first partnership conference to explore ways of enhancing elderly care in the north-west.

The Commissioner Showcase, which took place at the Manchester Conference Centre, brought together local authorities and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Jake Rollin, Director of Commissioned Care, said: “For HC-One, it has been a privilege to lead a practical discussion on improving care for older people in the north-west. It is vital for the private and public sectors to work in partnership to achieve greater impact for older people needing care in the community.

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“With Manchester leading the way in health and social care through its landmark devolution agreement and creating the Health and Social Care Partnership, we could not think of a better city to discuss and share innovative ideas to transform how care is delivered.”

Highlights of the event included a talk by Director of Memory Care, Professor Graham Stokes (pictured), on HC-One’s Harmony Programme, which seeks to emphasise that quality of care and quality of life are of equal significance.

Other key talking points included the digitisation of care and the successful roll out of HC-One’s eMED digital medicines management tools across its care homes, which gives colleagues time back to care, whilst increasing oversight and accountability.

Following the success of the event, HC-One plans to roll out further conferences across the country to share best practice and explore ways of working together with partners to enhance the care of older people.

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