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Upcoming Event: Care Home Summit

RCN Foundation Care Homes Conference

Monday, 23 September 2019 

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0RN

Sponsored by HC One

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With nearly half a million older people living in nursing and residential homes within the UK, the independent care sector employs over 40,000 registered nurses.

This event is now fully booked, but you can sign up to join the waiting list and you will be contacted by a member of our team should a place become available. Please call 02920546460. 

This is a sector beset by challenges, including high rates of nursing vacancies and turnover, increasing fragility within the sector, no defined career pathway and no specific training requirements. Yet working within such a demanding setting has meant that nurses are developing innovation, interesting new experiences and different ways of working.

Over the past five years, the RCN Foundation has sought to focus on these issues by implementing a grant programme aimed at supporting and strengthening nursing, and improving patient care, within the care home sector.  

This summit will explore and highlight the many ways that the nursing team continues to achieve excellent outcomes for residents within care homes.

View the programme here. Please note this is subject to change and a final programme will be given to you on the day.

Following the summit, we will be hosting:

The joy of sex beyond 70 

23 Sep 2019 18:00 - 20:00 

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN 

Alex Comfort, gerontologist and author of the 1972 bestseller ‘The Joy of Sex’, emphasised that growing old does not mean desire will diminish.
Older age can be an opportunity for new and different intimate relationships, with sexual health advice high on the agenda. But does society still stigmatise sex in the over 70s? What barriers might older people face in continuing a romantic life? And how can nursing staff support safe sexual expression and intimacy? Join a frank and honest panel discussion where we talk sex and romance in an ageing population.

"It’s not always about sex. Sometimes the best intimacy is where you lay back and laugh at silly things, hold each other and enjoy each other’s company."

“They like to have someone to come over or to go shopping with ... but they don’t want to get married, they just want a “booty” call!”


The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome. If you have any other needs, please email us at and we will assist you wherever possible.

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