Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) research conference

Date: 
Time: 
9.00am-4.30pm
Venue: 
The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN
Event type: 
One-day conference

About this event

About this event

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) have developed since their initial introduction into routine use in April 2009 for assessing the outcome and quality of care in the NHS in England for four elective procedures, to being included as part of the NHS Outcomes framework since April 2013 with plans to expand the use of PROMs to additional surgical procedures, to long-term conditions, to mental health care and to dementia care.

This conference focused on how we can get more value from the large amount of data that is collected. The conference:

  • explored the expansion of PROMs to additional surgical procedures, to long-term conditions, to mental health care and to dementia care
  • brought together researchers already involved in PROMs and others interested in contributing to hear about current work and to consider the future research agenda
  • discussed opportunities for greater international collaboration.

This conference was the third annual research conference held on this subject - jointly organised by The King's Fund and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - and drew together researchers already involved and others interested in contributing to hear about current work and to consider the future research agenda.

Programme

Session one: Methodological challenges

Chaired by: Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

Welcome and introduction

Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund

Defining acceptable thresholds for PROMs

Christiaan Keurentjes, Leiden University Medical Center

PROMs and hospital choice

Nils Gutacker, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Use of the EQ-VAS

Professor Nancy Devlin, Director of Research, Office of Health Economics

PROMs for comparing consultants

Dr Andrew Hutchings, Lecturer in Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Session two: New clinical areas for PROMs

Chaired by: Jo Partington, Patient Reported Outcome Measures Insight Account Manager, NHS England

Use of PROMs in the general population

Professor John Campbell, Professor of General Practice And Primary Care, University of Exeter Medical School 

Introducing PROMs in clinical genetics

Dr Marion McCallister, Senior Lecturer in Genetic Counselling, University of Cardiff

Child and adolescent mental health

Dr Miranda Wolpert, Director, CAMHS Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU), University College London

Dementia care

Dr Sarah Smith, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Session three: Challenges

Chaired by: Professor Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Using PROMs for commissioing

Barry McCormick, Director, Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Robert Anderson, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Use of individualised patient outcome measures

John Browne, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork

3.15pm: Refreshments and networking

Session four: International collaboration

Chaired by: Andrew Vallance-Owen, Non-Executive Director, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

The case for an international PROMIS initiative

Jordi Alonso, Director, Program of Epidemiology & Public Health (IMIM-Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Pompeu Fabra University

The International Collaboration of Health Outcome Measurement (ICHOM)

Dr James Kent, ‎Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Dr Thomas Kelley, Director of Standardization & UK Relations, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

Closing comments

Dan Wellings, Director of Insight and Feedback, NHS England

Speakers

Professor John Appleby

Chief Economist, The King's Fund

Christiaan Keurentjes

Leiden University Medical Center

Nils Gutacker

Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Professor Nancy Devlin

Director of Research, Office of Health Economics

Dr Andrew Hutchings

Lecturer in Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Jo Partington

Patient Reported Outcome Measures Insight Account Manager, NHS England

Professor John Campbell

Professor of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Marion McCallister

Senior Lecturer in Genetic Counselling, University of Cardiff

Dr Miranda Wolpert

Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU), University College London

Dr Sarah Smith

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Nick Black

Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Barry McCormick

Director of the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Robert Anderson

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

John Browne

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork

Andrew Vallance-Owen

Non-Executive Director, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Jordi Alonso, Director

Program of Epidemiology & Public Health (IMIM-Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Pompeu Fabra University

Partners

Partners and supporters

We would like to thank the organisations who supported this conference. If you would like information on how you can support our events please contact Ben May, Events Marketing Manager, at b.may@kingsfund.org.uk.

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