ExtraMed is delighted to be the sponsor of The King’s Fund upcoming Working Together to Improve Patient Flow event. Here’s a run-down of what you need to know about the event’s topics and the people presenting.
The King’s Fund is an independent charity which provides a range of consultancy and advisory services on health and care systems, policy and development. Led by specialists from a wide range of backgrounds, they’re on a mission to improve healthcare in England.
Patient Flow – the big picture
The event on May 15th has an excellent agenda, a great speaker line-up and a range of breakout sessions. The aim is to look deeply into the challenges and opportunities of patient flow and provide practical, whole-system approaches for making improvements.
Sharing good practice
Marion Collict, former Executive Director of Operations, Risk & Governance at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust opens the day. She will be sharing how the Trust transformed its A&E target performance by taking the widest possible view of patient flow.
More about how Luton & Dunstable have transformed A&E target performance in this article
Investigating system-wide options
The programme covers A&E performance, preventing hospital admissions, internal flow within acute hospitals, wider community support, managing relationships and planning. Topics include:
- how integrated teams are reducing hospital admissions
- the role of housing in dealing with patient flow issues
- the importance of nurturing relationships between NHS and social care and how better communication can facilitate huge reductions in delayed transfers
- harnessing assets from the voluntary sector and the important role the sector plays in keeping patients at home and out of hospital
- exploring new opportunities arising from place-based systems of care and how key organisations plan to tackle DtoC
Fantastic speaker line-up
As well as key analysts from The King’s Fund, the line-up includes Professor Simon Conro, Clinical Lead from Acute Frailty Network, NHS Elect, Dr Taj Hassan President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and Professor Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, NHS England.
This will be a great opportunity to discuss best practice and share ideas on the crucial topic of patient flow. We hope to see you there!