Wednesday 22nd July; 15:00 - 17:00; Millbank House, House of Lords, London

Health Education England and ILC-UK, will be holding a high level stakeholder workshop, 'How nurses can shape the care response to an ageing society - A Call to Action', in London in July.

Nursing has a key role to play in addressing the pressures on health and social care brought about by our ageing society. The profession is well placed to both lead and manage the development of innovative service interventions and improve outcomes for patients.

Long overdue is a ‘Call to Action’ highlighting how nursing can help create a sustainable ageing society. We need an exploration of the issues, including how undergraduate degrees can better prepare the future workforce to care for an ageing population, whether a new hybrid of social and health care worker would create opportunities for improving care in the long term care setting, how we can ensure that the care home workforce have the skills and competencies to provide the best possible care, and how the profession can address the poor image of older person’s nursing.

This project aims to act as that ‘Call’, bringing together: Health Education England; Deborah Sturdy, former Nurse Adviser for Older People in the Department of Health; and ILC-UK. Most importantly, this project wants to bring together the views and opinions of nurses themselves. During the workshop we will have a roundtable discussion with key stakeholders- including representatives from government, health and social care, and the charity sector- where we will hear views about specific aspects of nursing related to our ageing society. The discussions from the workshop will then be used to help inform and shape the final report and ‘Call to Action’.

This workshop is by invitation only. However, if you would like further information about the project, please contact us at