EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT
National Health and Social Care Professions Office Interprofessional Study Day
HSCPs Delivering Integrated Rehabilitative Care for Older People
May 18th 2023 @ the Ashling Hotel, Dublin
Invitation to submit on your HSCP Integrated Service.
Please send completed EOI to Hscp.email@example.com. Closing date 31/03/23
Within Ireland the population of people aged over 65 years of age is predicted to more than double from 629,800 persons in 2016 to nearly 1.6 million by 2051. (CSO, 2016). As the population ages, there is a growing gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. People are living longer with multiple chronic conditions and early and timely access to rehabilitation services for older persons is essential to support living well at home for longer. Rehabilitation needs to equip older persons to live their lives, fulfil their maximum potential and optimise their contribution to family life, their community and society as a whole. The World Health Organisation defines rehabilitation as a set of interventions designed to optimize function and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions in interaction with their environment.
The National HSCP office will be hosting a national study day to increase awareness of the role of HSCPs in meeting the needs of older people, to support their recovery after injury or illness, or to improve functional ability levels, supporting older people to live at home longer.
We would like to use this day as an opportunity to learn from sites that have integrated interprofessional pathways of care to meet the rehabilitation needs of older people.
Who can submit?
Any qualified individual or group of health and social care professionals currently under the remit of the National HSCP Office* working in publicly funded health and social care services,
HSCP* Managers/Team Leaders
Four individuals/teams will be invited to present on the day on their service improvement initiative. If you would be interested in the opportunity of presenting your service initiative at this study day please fill in the below form. All applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and will be chosen based on diversity of professions involved, evidence of integrated care, impact for the service user, and geographical representation.
Some presentations may also be shared at the event in the form of a booklet to showcase examples of good practice. Submissions may also be shared after the study day on the HSCP hub to act as a resource for other teams looking to develop interprofessional pathways of care. We will aim to have a diversity of professions working across a number of different health care settings present on the day.