South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) holds patient forums every six months in each of the four counties it serves. The next Berkshire Patient Forum will be held on Monday 10 October from 2.30pm to 4.00pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, 36 Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7EG.
The forum will focus on dementia care in the ambulance service with a presentation from Chloe Taylor-Jones, SCAS Education Manager (Older Adult, Frailty & Dementia), as well as falls prevention with a presentation from Anna Puddy and Naomi Carpenter from the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Anna Puddy is an advanced specialist occupational therapist working across the emergency department and acute medical unit and Naomi Carpenter is an experienced physiotherapist working across the elderly care wards. Both will be sharing their experiences of working in falls prevention services.
Chloe Taylor-Jones has been involved with implementing two Health Education England supported projects within SCAS; firstly creating podcasts on communicating with people living with dementia and more recently rolling out dementia awareness training to all SCAS staff. Chloe will speak about her role in improving dementia awareness across the Trust.
There will also be a Q&A session with Andy Battye, Head of Operations for South Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire, and Amanda Painter, Head of Patient Experience.
The forums are designed to allow our Foundation Trust members, together with local people, other healthcare professionals, ambulance service users and representatives of local organisations the opportunity to get involved and influence the development of emergency and non-emergency services that SCAS runs in Hampshire.