Staffing matters: Perspectives on developing and sustaining care homes for the future.




Please join us for the third and final lecture of our Bupa UK Lecture 2017 Summer Series. This lecture is in partnership with University of Leeds and is themed on: ‘Staffing matters: Perspectives on developing and sustaining care homes for the future’.

Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Location: Conference Auditorium 2, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds, LS2 9DA

Registration from: 17:15
Lecture starts: 17:30
Networking from: 19:00
Close: 20:00


  • Dr Richard Adams, Bupa UK Chief Nursing Officer: Chair for the Bupa UK Lecture; Welcome and introduction.
  • Joan Elliott, General Manager, Care Services, Bupa UK: Opening remarks.
  • Professor Jan Hamers, Professor of Care of Older Persons, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University: An international perspective on improving care in nursing homes.
  • Professor Karen Spilsbury, Professor of Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds: National perspective: What we know about the care home workforce in England, what we don’t know and how research at Leeds is addressing the gap.  
  • Paul Edwards, Head of Research & Clinical Development, Bupa UK: A provider perspective on staffing and quality.


This lecture is being organised as part of our partnership on a recent successful £1m NIHR HSDR application to understand relationships between staffing and quality in care homes.


The quality of care and life experienced by care home residents is influenced by the staff delivering and managing that care. How to ensure quality of care for care home residents is a societal priority and one of ongoing (international) debate involving the public, policy makers, commissioners, providers, clinicians and researchers.


This event will consider a range of perspectives on developing and sustaining care homes for the future and the critical role of the workforce in promoting quality of care for residents and effective working between health and social care services.


There will be a chance to ask the panel questions at the end of the session. This event is open to all and will be an opportunity to network with healthcare professionals, policy makers, researchers in the field and practitioners.


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There are limited places available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Travel information


Conference Auditorium 2
Willow Terrace Rd
LS2 9DA Leeds
Event Date: 
Wednesday, 6 September, 2017