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.


Standard pricing available until 11 March 2021.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£12.00 £9.00 £6.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£20.00 £15.00 £10.00

Key speakers

Professor Adam Gordon

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

Speaker's biography

Adam Gordon is Professor of Care of Older People at the University of Nottingham and a Consultant Geriatrician at the Royal Derby Hospital. He is President Elect of the British Geriatrics Society. He has been leading research and improvement work with the care home sector for over a decade. During the COVID-19 pandemic he has led the development of national guidelines for care homes, been the clinical lead for a care home online peer-support forum and been a member of the Social Care Working Group of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (which he does not speak for here). He leads the CONDOR-CH study, looking at the application of automated Point of Care PCR and antigen tests in care homes, and is co-PI for the PROTECT trial, which is the national adaptive trial platform for COVID-19 prophylaxis in care homes.


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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