Managing Accident and Emergency: Averting an NHS Crisis
- 26 February 2014
- 08:30 - 16:00
- Contact us for venue
The Effectively Managing Patient Flow conference will focus on solutions to patient flow congestion issues, supporting reduction of the NHS backlog. Delegates will engage with modelling tools designed to improve the efficiency of factories that have been adapted to support the resource needs and patient flow at hospitals during the pandemic - take away transferable benefits of the methodology for other hospitals in predicting a wide range of essential hospital resources during further possible waves of Covid-19 or flu patients and beyond.
Our line up of expert speakers from NHS England & NHS Improvement, NHS Digital and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to name a few will explore innovative programmes and technological advancements in streamlining patient flow, including dedicated bed preparation teams allowing nurses to concentrate on clinical tasks and caregiving.
We will explore real time advanced modelling systems used to predict the regional availability of essential hospital resources like bed capacity and PPE, as well as innovative real-time location sensor (RTLS) assisted tracking within hospital estates - auditing the number of interactions between staff and possible/confirmed COVID-19 patients, benefitting overall infection control and subsequently improving patient flow.
Open Forum Events are delighted to be gaining a reputation for “truly inspirational” health and social care conferences. Our delegates are telling us that they leave our events with “new ideas and approaches” they can "actually apply" within their own organisations.
Join us at Effectively Managing Patient Flow to Learn more about new models of delivering urgent and emergency care introduced over the past year and included in the NHS Long Term Plan, examples of best practice from leading organisations across the health and social care sector. You will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care, as well as sharing your own stories and experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking.
A senior public sector executive who has enjoyed a cross-sectoral career spanning academia, the voluntary sector and the Department of Health and Social Care. Before taking the position of Duty Operations Director at NHSEI, Ruth held the role of Head of Operations and Strategic Delivery for Experience, Participation and Equalities within NHS England - working on policy and operational agendas that support Sustainable Transformation Partnerships and the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.
The NHS Long Term Plan is driving forward the transition from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for people in the communities the NHS serves. Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are small enough to provide the personal, trusted care valued by patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaborations between practices and others in the local health and social care system. PCNs will be expected to provide several national service specifications: structured medication reviews, enhanced health in care homes, supporting early cancer diagnosis'; anticipatory care, cardiovascular disease case-finding and taking locally agreed action to tackle health inequalities.
Modelling tools designed to improve the efficiency of factories have been adapted to support the resource needs and patient flow at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge during the pandemic.
Building on the hospitals existing model, the system developed by Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing uses 'discreet event simulations' to predict patient flow, waiting times, bed availability, staff shortages and stock availability in the event of a surge in COVID-19 cases - identifying where bottlenecks might occur and projecting where the hospital might need to scale-up beds, ventilators, oxygen and staff. This presentation will provide insight into the modelling used in Cambridge and the transferable benefits of the simulation methodology for regional hospitals in predicting a wide range of essential hospital resources during further possible waves of COVID-19 patients.
The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) was developed to progress the integration of community pharmacists into local NHS urgent care services. This presentation will provide an overview of the CPCS, how it is working with NHS 111 and how it's supporting the wider provision of urgent and primary care services. The future development of the service will also be discussed, building on pilots within general practice and those planned for urgent treatment centres.
eConsult Health Limited create digital platforms developed by clinicians. They deliver a range of triage and consultation services to primary care and emergency care - their primary care product, eConsult, is the leading online consultation platform in the NHS. eTriage is designed to automatically check in and triage patients upon arrival to an urgent or emergency department, speeding up the streaming process, identifying sick patients earlier, reducing the waiting time and time to treatment within the department and delivering improved patient journeys.
Dr Jyothi Nippani is the National Clinical Lead on the Reducing Length of Stay programme and will present on her current work - frailty and system collaboration in avoiding hospital admissions and setting-up virtual wards.
MiDoS is a fully featured Directory of Services platform, with a highly configurable web-based user interface, allowing the import, export and management of health, local authority, and third sector service information. Designed to assist the public, call handlers, health and social care professionals to find the most appropriate care for themselves, their patient or service user by seamlessly searching across multiple service directories and filtering the results to match commissioning arrangements. Self-service gap analysis and business intelligence informs commissioning decisions. Available via web, mobile or API, MiDoS is the most versatile and widely used service finding solution in the NHS.
We'll be working with venues to ensure lunch at our events is as delicious as ever and caters for a range of dietary preferences - whilst being served in a safe and seamless manner. Some of the new measures we will be introducing to this effect are:
Where possible, we will request food is sourced locally to reduce food miles, use seasonal vegetables, red tractor certified meat and eggs from free range hens.
Patients using unscheduled urgent care services across the UK are set to benefit from the Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS). The EPS allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser of the patient's choice; it reduces unnecessary paperwork and improves stock control for dispensers as well as facilitating more convenient collection for patients without having to leave their home - all the while, enabling out of hours/urgent care services to spend more time treating patients.
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Galen is a privately owned global pharmaceutical company, marketing medicines worldwide in the areas of pain management, dermatology and gastroenterology. Established in 1968, with headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, Galen work in partnership with healthcare professionals and patients to advance human health.
NHS Service Finder is a free to use, web-based search tool developed by NHS Digital. It helps facilitate conversations between Health Care Professionals by making it easier to find reliable information about health and social care services - it works on any device and is available to all who are involved in delivering patient care.
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