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Angela Rippon OBE Chairs Successful University Consortium Event

Professor Christopher Eccleston, Director of the Centre for Pain Research at the University of Bath, co-hosted a University Consortium event, Technological Advances to Managing Pain in Older Adults with Dementia, with Professor Pat Schofield, University of Greenwich, which took place last month at the Old Royal Naval College in London.

Angela Rippon OBE chaired the KT Equal event, the Consortium of which aims to enhance the quality of life and well being for older and disabled people, and brought together leading experts in pain management and dementia to debate questions from the audience in a unique ‘Question Time’ style event.

Together they explored the latest prototype technologies for assessment and management of pain applied to older adults with dementia.

New research ideas were generated to address the growing crisis of unidentified and poorly controlled pain amongst the older population, following the recent challenge from the Department of Health to social care providers to develop innovative ways to deliver care. This is in light of the UK’s ageing population and the rapidly increasing demand for services.

Further information on the EPSRC funded KT Equal consortium.

For any queries regarding KT Equal please contact:
Maria Korea (KT Equal Project Officer)

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Left to right: Professor Peter Passmore, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Beverly Collett, University Hospitals of Leicester; Professor Christopher Eccleston, University of Bath; Angela Rippon OBE; Pat Schofield, University of Greenich; Maria Korea, KT Equal Project Officer; The panel leading a ‘Question Time’ style event; The Old Royal Naval College.