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Delirium and considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic

June 24 @ 13:00 - 14:30

Delirium and considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic

NHS England and Improvement’s Dementia Programme is hosting a webinar on specific considerations for delirium during COVID-19, which will take place on 24 June, from 13.00-14.30.

Delirium is marker of acute illness and is increasingly recognised as being a condition linked to the presentation of COVID-19, particularly in older people. This presents new challenges in terms of recognition and management, especially in the community setting.

This webinar brings together experts in the field to discuss:

  • how delirium presents in the context of COVID-19;
  • how to care for someone with delirium and COVID-19; and
  • how to provide good care in the community, with additional focus on the care home setting.


Host: Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England and Improvement

Chair: Dr Emma Vardy, Consultant Geriatrician and Honorary Senior lecturer, Clinical Dementia Lead Salford ICO, Associate CCIO for GDE pathway redesign Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Thomas Jackson: Consultant Geriatrician, Queen Elizabeth Hospitals Birmingham; Clinician Scientist in Geriatric Medicine, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham
    Addressing: presentation of delirium and detection in the context of Covid-19
  • Dr Mani Krishnan: Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry, Senior Clinical Director TEWV NHS Foundation Trust; Academic Secretary/ Chair Elect of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Associate Dean HEE
    Addressing: management of delirium and follow-up
  • Helen Pratt: Project Manager, Dementia United, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
    Addressing: delirium community pathways and care
  • Professor Adam Gordon, Care of Older People, University of Nottingham, Consultant Geriatrician, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS
    Addressing: delirium care in the community and care homes


To join this webinar, which will take place on 24 June, from 13.00-14.30, please  email ENGLAND.DomainTeam@nhs.net . A recording of the webinar will be made available.


June 24
13:00 - 14:30


Web Seminar