About this event

  • Date and time Thu 11 Mar 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

This is the first webinar in a 3-part series which will highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected care home residents' physical and psychological health and well-being from a clinical perspective. Participants will understand the effects that the pandemic has had on the physical and psychological health of residents living in care homes and to learn best practices.

The key learning objectives are as follows: 

  • To understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected care home residents' physical and psychological health and well-being.
  • To appreciate lessons learnt during the pandemic in the care of older adults living in care homes
  • To establish good practices for the care and support of care home residents during and after the pandemic

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days  to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

Key speakers

Professor Adam Gordon

Professor of the Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

Speaker's biography

Professor Adam Gordon has been conducting research and developing services with care homes for over a decade. He has worked closely with the sector during the pandemic including providing clinical input to peer support networks and leading research around diagnostics and prophylaxis of COVID-19. He led the writing of the British Geriatrics Society Guidance for Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes. During the pandemic, he has also been an advisor to the Social Care Working Group for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). He has, throughout the pandemic, provided frontline care for older people with frailty and COVID-19 at the Royal Derby Hospital.


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Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Professor Jill Manthorpe  

Co-chairs: Dr Samuel Waterson and Dr Laura Cole, Senior Research AssociateNIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research UnitThe Policy InstituteKing’s College London 

Care homes in the COVID-19 era: A clinician's perspective

Professor Adam Gordon, Professor of the Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham 

Questions and discussion
Closing remarks

Professor Jill Manthorpe   

Close of meeting