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



The winners of the first National Delirium awards will be announced shortly.....

Conference posters

Take a look at some of the great work professionals exhibited at the conference to raise awareness of delirium and improve delirium care.

Speakers and presentations

A host of professionals and delirium experts took time out of their busy schedules to join us at the conference and we are happy to share some of their presentations with you below:


Delirium education - laying the foundation of excellence in care

Claire Copeland, consultant physician in ageing and health in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert (Twitter: @Sparklystar55)


Community delirium champions

Vicki Leah,  consultant nurse older people, UCLH, RCN Older People Forum Chair.


Quality improvement and delirium

Dr Emma Vardy, consultant geriatrician and clinical dementia lead, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network clinical dementia lead


Delirium in care homes

Karen Franks, old age psychiatrist, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust (Twitter: @DrKarenFranks)


Delirium management in acute hospitals

Dr Lesley Young, consultant geriatrician, Sunderland Royal Hospital


Let's respect

Nadine Schofield, dounding director - Let's Respect (Twitter: @letsrespect) 


We were also joined by:

Nicola Cullen, regional delirium improvement lead, HSC Safety Forum (Twitter @boyosmama)

Nicci Gerrard, author (Twitter: @johnCampaign) 

Jade Johnson, occupational therapy clinical lead, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Caroline Ryder-Jones, occupational therapy clinical lead, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Richardson, Alzheimer’s Society clinical research fellow, Newcastle University (Twitter: @DrSRichardson1)

Dr Mani Krishnan, consultant in old age psychiatry /liaison psychiatry and associate clinical director, mental health services for older people Teesside, Tees Esk Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (@psychinformatic)

Dr Eleni Fixter and Dr Kim Barkas, senior registrar older people psychiatry, Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (Twitter: @fix_psych @drbarkas)


You can find out more about our speakers and what happened on the day in our delegate pack.



Photographs from the day can be found here. 

Thanks to Steve Warren from Studio8 Photography who kindly took these images and has shared them with us.


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



News from the conference and other useful delirium information is available on Twitter using #Icanpreventdelirium