About this event

  • Date and time Thu 1 Apr 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

This is the final webinar in a three-part series for participants to understand the effect 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 will be 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 Julienne Meyer CBE

Professor Emeritus of Nursing: Care for Older people, School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, City, University of London 

Speaker's biography

Professor Julienne Meyer's research into care for older people uses collaborative approaches to bring about whole systems change and reflect on the lessons learnt from attempts to improve practice. Her style of working is evidence-informed, relationship-centred, appreciative, and action-oriented.    

Professor Meyer has enjoyed working in a variety of different settings (health and social care, general and mental health, primary, secondary, and tertiary care) and across traditional boundaries (public and private, policy and practice, research and education). She is best known for her work in care homes and in 2006 was one of the co-founders of My Home Life an international initiative to promote quality of life in care homes.   

Since retirement in 2019, Professor Meyer has been working in a variety of roles (research and development advisor, national care forum; visiting professor at University of Hertfordshire, co-chair for Commission on the role of housing in the future of care and support, Social Care Institute for Excellence; associate with the Kings Fund on the KF/MHL Care Homes, Housing, health and social care: Learning NetworkCommittee Member, committee member for Worldwide Elements To Harmonize Research In long-term care liVing Environments (WE THRIVE) Consortium; member of Strategic Advisory Panel, Standard Wise International, and co-investigator on several projects, including Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking (CHFaNs: IL project), Developing research resources And minimum data set for Care Homes' Adoption and use (DACHA study), Staffing that promotes quality for older people residing in care homes (StarQ study), and Learning by Experience and Supporting the Care Home Sector during the COVID-19 pandemic (LESS Covid-19 study). 

In 2015, she was awarded CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to Nursing and Care for Older People. More recently, she was celebrated by the University of London as one of their 150 leading women (1868-2018).

Dr Marion Steiner

General Practitioner, Southmead and Henbury Family Practice 

Speaker's biography

Dr Marion Steiner has been a GP at this practice for 24 years, and COVID-19 has probably seen the biggest change in her ways of working during this time. Her practice also cares for patients at a 9  ward Care Home. Looking after these patients, one of whom is her own mother has presented particular new challenges as the pandemic unfolded.

Dr Pandora Wright

President, Geriatrics and Gerontology Section  


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Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Professor Jill Manthorpe   


Dr Samuel Waterson and Dr Laura Cole, Senior Research Associate, NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, The Policy Institute, King’s College London  

Panel Discussion

Dr Pandora Wright, President, Geriatrics and Gerontology Section  

Dr Marion Steiner, General Practitioner, Southmead and Henbury Family Practice 

Professor Julienne Meyer CBE, Professor Emeritus of Nursing: Care for Older people, School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, City, University of London 

Closing remarks

Professor Jill Manthorpe