Urgent and emergency care: Learning from the vanguards on improving the co-ordination of services

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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

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
Why does winter in A&E get worse year on year

Dr Chris Moulton, Vice President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Bolton Hospital
What is happening in A&E

Dr Simon Abrams, GP, and Chair, Urgent Health UK
What's happening in out-of-hours urgent care?

Session two: Breakouts

Dr Katherine Henderson, Clinical Lead, Emergency Medicine, St Thomas’ Hospital and Registrar, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Whole system focus on the patient and staff issues of exit block and crowding

Dr Jay Banerjee, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality and Improvement, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Creating a frail friendly front door

Dr Nick Roberts, Chief Clinical Officer, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group
More light less heat: delivering integrated urgent care

Ffion Davies, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
What's different about children in urgent and emergency care

Dr Chris Schofield, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine and eCRHT Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Improving patient care for mental health in emergency and urgent situations

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
Solihull's whole system response to care for mental health patients

Session three: Place-based approaches

Pauline Philip, Chief Executive, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and National Urgent and Emergency Care Director, NHS England
Creating a whole healthcare economy approach to improving patient outcomes

Dr Stewart Findlay, Chief Clinical Officer, NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group
System leadership to deliver integrated services with seamless pathways for patients

Session four: Next steps

Professor Keith Willett, Medical Director for Acute Care, NHS England
Designing the best solutions locally


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