Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes
- 12 March 2019
- 08:30 - 15:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Last year marked the 70th anniversary of our NHS – an opportunity to celebrate the nation's most valued institution and the unwavering commitment of NHS staff to delivering health and social care services that save lives, prevent illness and improves public health outcomes.
However, the milestone celebration cannot outshine the necessity for reappraisal of the funding and services provided by the NHS to ensure sustainability over the next seven decades.
This conference will feature keynotes and panel discussions from a roster of distinguished speakers on issues pertinent to ensuring the NHS is fit for the future, including; the viability of government investment pledges, showcasing innovative tech-driven health and social care initiatives and spotlighting service improvements to refine the quality of care offered by the NHS; leading to a re-allocation of valuable resources and capital.
The keynote address will expand on priorities of the long term plan that will play an integral role in delivering wholesale clinical and cultural change within the NHS. Including:
Emily will be taking questions following the keynote address.
Digital innovation in healthcare has opened up new possibilities to treat patients remotely, to improve patient flow through digital appointments and acute discharge; to access medical records on the road for community practitioners or to share information from emergency services en route to hospital. The NHS Long Term Plan must ensure these new opportunities can be grasped, that NHS staff have the right digital skill set and the right technology in place to improve care.
The government has committed to a five-year NHS funding plan that, it says, will provide the fiscal security to develop a long term plan for the health and social care sector. Premised on a £20.5bn real-terms annual increase by the end of the five year period compared to current levels, the funding will be front-loaded, with 3.6% increases expected in the first two years. The funding plan is, to a degree, conditional; the government has set-out five fiscal requirements the NHS must meet in order to demonstrate it has put the service onto a sustainable path.
In this presentation, the viability of the government's funding pledge will be reviewed. Concerns that an increase in inflation and the possibility of un-subsidised shortfalls could erode the investment by as much as £260m in 2019; rising to around £1bn by 2020. Additionally, the presentation will expand on recommendations made by the Health Foundation to deliver the promised percentage increase that will have a real impact on the pace and scale of NHS improvements.
Elements of the NHS Long Term Plan are welcomed by local government; however the LTP will fall-short of meeting its ambitions for improving public health by emphasising preventative care, developing a sustainable strategy for adult social care and providing adequate support for children's services if the culture of local government cuts is maintained.
The Long Term Plan recognises the importance of partnerships in delivering local implementation of national objectives. Cllr Dr Zahid Chauhan will use his presentation to spotlight:
The NHS is under significant pressure from central and devolved governments to improve efficiency and productivity, empower patients to shape and manage their own healthcare and to improve health outcomes.
BPMpathway is a cost-effective remote patient assessment platform that supports orthopaedic patients through their preparation for surgery at enhanced recovery joint schools, during the acute hospital phase and supports them throughout their rehabilitation, whilst at the same time providing clinicians with the vital data needed to assess their on-going recovery progress. As such, BPMpathway has the potential to deliver massive benefits for NHS trusts, clinicians and patients through:
Patient falls in the NHS costs the health service £2.3bn and over 4m beds each year. A third of people aged 65-and-over fall at least once a year and falls are the most common cause of death from injury in over 65's. Patient falls are the number one precipitating factor for a person losing independence and going into long term care. A first fall can set in motion a downward spiral - people may develop a fear of falling which, in turn, can lead to more inactivity, loss of strength and a greater risk of further falls.
Jan will introduce delegates to Guardian Sentry; a completely new way of caring for patients that embraces two elements of the NHS long term plan - digital innovation and preventative care. Guardian Sentry is not an analogue system, instead it utilises digital technology - the system will sense when a patient is beginning to move and will alarm any staff nearby of an impending fall prompt. This means you do not get an alarm when the patient has fallen, like some other systems on the market. The Guardian Sentry system is designed to give you a preemptive early warning for an impending fall prompt.
Building on current policy, the Long Term Plan places maternity care front and centre in its ambitions for transforming health care services. The Plan commits the NHS to ensuring that by 2021 the majority of women in England will receive continuity of care from a midwife that they know and trust, as well as having their own personalised care plan and having greater choice of services and facilities during their pregnancy, labour and in the postnatal period. Maternity services will also be expected to target support at women from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and those from disadvantaged communities.
In his address to delegates, Sean will review the implications of the Long Term Plan for maternity services and consider the opportunities and challenges that the new policy commitments present for women and families, for maternity services staff and for those responsible for planning and implementing maternity transformation.
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Following last year’s announcement about a long-term funding settlement for the NHS as followed by the 10-year plan in January 2019, the NAO produced a report that examined the progress made by the Department of Health and Social care in the effort to achieve a financially sustainable NHS. Examining the financial position of provider bodies, Clinical Commissioning Groups as well as NHS England, the report focused on the financial flows and mechanisms within the NHS and the actions being taken to make Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems a successful reality. Robert will join us to discuss details within the report and the recommendations the NAO makes for future periods.
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The building has been painstakingly renovated to ensure that this extremely important part of National Heritage continues to serve as a place of learning, knowledge dissemination and promotion of equality.
We are continually reinvesting in upgrading and renovating the building to ensure it continues to serve society through the advancement of education (by the establishment and maintenance of a Grade 1 Listed building/museum)
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