Past Events

IHP Dementia Knowledge Day

IHP welcomed over 30 delegates at the IHP Dementia Knowledge Day which took place at LOROS Hospice, Leicester on 14th July.

By 2025 one million people in the UK will have dementia. At present dementia costs the UK over £17 billion per year. There is now a widespread view that at present the care and support provided to people with dementia is inadequate. It is acknowledged that while there is a range of effective ways to care for and support people with dementia and their families, these have yet to become integral to practice.

With the National Dementia Strategy in England seeking to transform the quality of dementia care, delegates joined a panel of experts to discuss improving the care provision to deliver best-practice dementia care.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Jane Gilliard, National Dementia Strategy Programme Manager, Department of Health.

  • Dr Sanjana Nyatsanza, MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), MRCPsych, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

  • Morejoy Saineti, Dementia Voice Nurse, Housing 21

  • Jackie Crowther, Researcher, Academic Palliative and Supportive Care Studies Group (APSCSG).

  • Tracey Allford, Operations Manager, LOROS

A range of critical areas were identified including the importance of improvements in advanced planning within the care pathway,  embracing a joined up approach to dealing with dementia palliative care which addresses the education of hospitals and hospices in dealing with dementia, and the value of sharing best practice expertise.  All presentations from yesterday’s event can be downloaded here.

The event provided delegates with an invaluable opportunity to meet a number of the IHP nominated suppliers in person across catering, business services, property and maintenance and medical agreement areas, to find out how their organisation could make substantial savings.

Finally, congratulations to Lynne Horsley, Registered Manager at Woodheyes Residential Home who won the iPod touch for completing the IHP questionnaire!

We hope to see you all again at future IHP Knowledge Day events.  To register your interest in future events please email


Ambient and Chilled Food Procurement Seminar

CEL Procurement was delighted to host the Ambient and Chilled Food Procurement Seminar at The Studio in Birmingham on Tuesday 3rd November 2009.

Members joined us to find out how they could save up to 25% on their Ambient and Chilled Food Purchases.  Plus, they discovered how their organisation’s can meet requirements for healthy nutrition whilst integrating food sustainability.  Suppliers gave short presentations showcasing some innovations to enable Members to maximise value for money and reduce cost and inefficiency.

Approximately 50 delegates attended across CEL Procurement's managed procurement services covering the healthcare, social housing and education sectors.

The agenda and presentations from the day can be downloaded below.

Seminar Agenda

Download Agenda

Seminar Presentations

Download Introduction to CEL Procurement - Julie Craig

Download What does the Ambient and Chilled Food Agreement offer - Alan Heron

Download Brakes Overview - Frank Egan & Andrew Holman

Download 3663 Overview - Stephanie Hickford

Download DBC Food Service Overview -Brian Metcalfe

Download kff Overview - Sarah Jayne Lowe

Download The benefits of buying food colaboratively - Jonathan Main