Westminster Health Forum

Priorities for urgent and emergency care services: workforce, integration and managing increasing pressures

Morning, Thursday, 16th November 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will provide an opportunity to consider the priorities for urgent and emergency care services in meeting ‘winter pressures’.


Attendees will discuss NHS England’s commitments to urgent care and emergency medicine outlined in the ‘Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, including front-door clinical streaming by October 2017, the standardised rollout of Urgent and Treatment Centres (UTCs) by Spring 2018 and the alignment of renewed social care funding with emergency services, providing an integrated response to delayed transfers of care.


Further areas for discussion include the progress of the eight Urgent and Emergency Care vanguards, priorities for the emergency care workforce and the next steps for NHS 111 - both in going online for 2017 and increasing the percentage of clinical assessments provided by the service.



Guest of Honour

Professor Jonathan Benger

National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England

Guest of Honour

Professor Jonathan Benger

National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Dr James Kingsland

President, National Association of Primary Care

Dr Helen Thomas

National Medical Advisor, Integrated Urgent Care, NHS England

Chairs

Baroness Watkins of Tavistock

Chair, PenCLAHRC, NIHR and Non-Executive Director, South West Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust

Rt Hon the Lord Lansley

former Secretary of State for Health (2010-2012)

Speakers

Gordon Miles

Chief Executive, The Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Alan Lofthouse

National Officer, Ambulance Lead, UNISON

Elizabeth Sargeant

Clinical Lead for Integration, Emergency Care Improvement Programme, NHS Improvement