The Trust in partnership with Health Education England’s North East team is hosting their third conference to raise awareness of delirium among healthcare professionals, including those working in acute and care home settings.

The conference is fully booked but you can follow this link to add your name to a reserve list or to be contacted about future events.


We are delighted to announce that for the first time we will be recognising the great work that is ongoing to prevent and treat delirium in our very own awards.

If you have been part of an initiative that has raised awareness of delirium or have conducted a piece of work in any aspect of delirium care, we want to hear from you!

Please send us a word document telling us about your project in no more than 500 words. Don’t forget to include your name, organisation and contact details.  More information is available here.

Shortlisted entries will be invited to take part in a rapid fire oral presentation during the conference and finalists will be chosen by the organising committee.

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 16 February.

Poster exhibition

There will be the opportunity for people to showcase their delirium work in a poster exhibition. If you have a poster you’d like to bring along, please If you can also send us an electronic version of your poster, we can promote these on social media.


Coming soon


Confirmed speakers include:

Claire Copeland, consultant physician in care of the elderly and stroke medicine, Forth Valley Royal Hospital

(You can follow Claire on Twitter using the handle @Sparklystar55)

Vicki Leah, consultant nurse older people, University College London Hospitals, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) older people forum chair

Karen Franks, consultant psychiatrist, Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust

Lesley Young, Consultant geriatrician, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

John's Campaign - founded in November 2014 by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones, a campaign to improve collaboration between carers and services

(You can follow John's campaign on Twitter @JohnCampaign)

Biographies coming soon.

Workshops and presentations

Presentations from the conference will be available following the conference


Photographs from the day will be available following the conference


Contact us

For more information please contact the conference organisers:

Mani Krishnan
Tel.01642 358557

Eleni Fixter
Tel. 016423 68930

Kim Barkas
Tel. 01388 645300



Keep up to date with news from the conference on Twitter using #Icanpreventdelirium