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Naidex Scotland announces biggest programme ever for 2013 conference

12th August 2013

Naidex Scotland has announced its biggest conference programme to date, presenting an unrivalled opportunity for members of the public to meet with manufacturers and retailers of independent-living aids such as custom stairlifts and telecare products.

Naidex Scotland is a free event that sees health and social care professionals, manufacturers and retailers of mobility aids, and members of the public come from all across Scotland to see and discuss the latest developments in home care, living with disabilities and rehabilitation at home. As well as being a place where members of the public can see a wide range of independent-living aids, Naidex events also include seminars and advice sessions that provide great opportunities for discussion about the latest developments in home care as well as providing a chance for people to get advice on how they can live independently at home with a long term condition.

The event is held every two years and Naidex Scotland 2013 is set to be the biggest ever in the show's history. In particular, there will be more seminars, talks and workshops than in previous years. The conference will be held at the SECC in Glasgow from 18th-19th September and a number of prominent speakers are due to appear at the event.

The Keynote Theatre will host talks on the latest legislation about health and social care and also ask the "big questions" that are currently being asked by those who work in health and social care. The integration of health and social care will be up for discussion, as will the effects of integration on occupational therapy. Liz Marshall, Fife Council's occupational therapist manager, and Linda Currie, team lead occupational therapist at NHS Highland, will be speaking about occupational therapy, a treatment which is particularly useful for those wanting to know more about adapting their surroundings to make living with a long term condition manageable.

Another topic that is set for discussion is the Social Care (Self-Directed Support, Scotland) Act 2013, an act that is designed to give more power to those who are receiving care, particularly in terms of decision making, and Yvonne Baird from Access to Work Scotland will be discussing how healthcare professionals can help get people with disabilities back into work.

The Clinical Skills theatre will be dedicated to providing hands-on advice on all kinds of topics, ranging from which chairs for the elderly are particularly helpful for certain conditions to how to manage pressure ulcers using care equipment. A discussion on telecare and telehealth is set to be a highlight of Naidex Scotland as an innovative way of helping people to manage their own care at home.

Many more seminars and talks will feature at Naidex Scotland 2013 and more information on these talks and details of how to register for a free ticket can be found on the Naidex Scotland website.

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