About this event
With the urgent care system under strain and attendances to major A&Es increasing year on year, this conference showed how you can improve the coordination of services and reduce pressure on A&E departments.
Session one: Opening plenary
Why does winter in A&E get worse year on year?
- Dr Cliff Mann, Clinical Lead, Accident and Emergency Improvement Plan, NHS England, and Former President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Musgrove Park Hospital
What is happening in A&E?
- Dr Chris Moulton, Vice President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Bolton Hospital
What's happening in out-of-hours urgent care?
- Dr Simon Abrams, GP, and Chair, Urgent Health UK
Session two: Breakouts
Whole system focus on the patient and staff issues of exit block and crowding
- Dr Katherine Henderson, Clinical Lead, Emergency Medicine, St Thomas’ Hospital and Registrar, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Creating a frail friendly front door
- Dr Jay Banerjee, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality and Improvement, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
More light less heat: delivering integrated urgent care
- Dr Nick Roberts, Chief Clinical Officer, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group
What's different about children in urgent and emergency care?
- Ffion Davies, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Improving patient care for mental health in an emergency and urgent situations
- Dr Chris Schofield, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine and eCRHT Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Solihull’s whole system response to care for mental health patients
- Dr Patrick Brooke, Accountable Officer, Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group
- Professor George Tadros, Clinical Director, Urgent Care Pathway, Consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry, RAID, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Liaison Psychiatry and Dementia, Aston Medical School, Aston University
Session three: Place-based approaches
Creating a whole healthcare economy approach to improving patient outcomes
- Pauline Philip, Chief Executive, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and National Urgent and Emergency Care Director, NHS England
System leadership to deliver integrated services with seamless pathways for patients
- Dr Stewart Findlay, Chief Clinical Officer, NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group
Session four: Next steps
Designing the best solutions locally
- Professor Keith Willett, Medical Director for Acute Care, NHS England