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Independent Doctors Federation European Study Weekend sponsored by Draycott Nursing and Auriens

Draycott Nursing & Care and Auriens are excited to be sponsoring the upcoming IDF European study weekend in Athens this October. The IDF was started in 1989 by a group of conscientious, like-minded and enthusiastic doctors working full time in the independent sector who felt a platform was needed for open discussion, voicing ideas and exchanging views.

The study weekend in Athens brings together members of the IDF to share ideas, make new connections, and attend educational sessions which enables members to maintain awareness and voice opinions in the latest medical discussions. Additionally, IDF members are also invited to view historical sites of Athens and join in with cultural experiences.

To find out more about the IDF please click here
To find out more about the IDF study weekend in Athens, please click here


Draycott Nursing and Care sponsored the Dementia Pathfinder’s Annual Presentation

The Dementia Pathfinders presentation and event on the 12th of July saw an afternoon of superbly insightful and moving presentations, on new paths to tackles the effects of Dementia. Dementia Pathfinders outlined their cause; helping to find and create new paths to suit individualised people living with Dementia better their lives.

Draycott Nursing and Care were delighted to hear of a range of projects, from musical improvisation, dance and word association. Technologies and assets were also discussed with another sponsor, ToverTafel, explaining how their interactive table can stimulate physical and social interactivity. Educational videos and training prove to be instrumental in creating a wider basis of access to resources for those living with dementia. Video’s such a ‘Barbara’s story’ were discussed in their relation to training nation-wide.

Draycott Nursing and Care had the pleasure of sponsoring the Dementia Pathfinder’s Margaret Butterworth Awards this year. This annual award is in its 13th year and aims to celebrate excellence in dementia care in the spirit and memory of Margaret's life. The award recognises the achievements of front line staff, those who give themselves to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Nominations of care workers, health care assistants and activity co-ordinators meeting a specific criterion are invited. There were three winners. The successful candidates received an award of £300 and a certificate. Our nomination of Paula Johnson did not receive a winning award but received a “highly commended” certificate, and we congratulate Paula Johnson on this accolade.

To find out more about dementia pathfinders and the projects they work with, please click here

We will also be having a speak from Dementia Pathfinders at our next Support for Relatives meeting.

To find out more including date and times please click here

Dementia Pathfinders

Canine Partners Carol Service 2017

We are delighted to announce the date of the sixth annual Draycott Nursing & Care Carol Service.

This popular event, hosted by Draycott Nursing & Care, will take place at St Mary Abbots Parish Church, Kensington, on Thursday 14th December 2017.

Join us for a wonderful evening of carols, readings and a demonstration by the Canine Partners Demonstration Team.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards transforming the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with specially trained assistance dogs.

This year is the sixth year of the Draycott Nursing & Care Carol Service. Our aim is to raise £40,000  to support this amazing charity and enable more canine partnerships. To see how our support makes a difference view Barry and Guy’s story here...

Please note that we cannot reserve seats. Guests will be seated on a first come first served basis.

Ticket price is non-refundable in the event of cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control. Readers may be subject to change.

For further information on the charity Canine Partners please visit