A free public lecture from MICRA and Manchester Metropolitan University will be held on Wednesday 11th May 2016 at the University of Manchester between 6.30-8pm.
Venue details: Theater B,University Place, the University of Manchester, M13 9PL
- Professor David Oliver, President of the British Geriatrics Society
Rapid population ageing is changing the nature of modern health and care systems for good. Many people remain in good health as they age and we need to continue the push on prevention and wellbeing. However, with increasing age, we are more likely to live with multiple (not single) long-term conditions – many related to age. Dementia and age-related disability are increasingly prevalent as is Frailty. These may be compounded by social vulnerability or reliance on carers. Whether in primary care, acute hospital care, social care, including care homes or community health services, it is these issues that drive most demand and spend. Older people and their carers often use multiple services and see numerous professionals, risking disjointed care. Our training, values and systems haven’t fully caught up with this new reality and we need a sea change in our approach to ageing and health.
Please register online for this free event: