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



Following recent NHS England figures showing waiting time targets for A&E departments and Ambulance services are being missed, this timely seminar will provide an opportunity to consider the priorities for urgent and emergency care services.


Bringing together stakeholders and policymakers, sessions will consider the potential impact of the incoming Ambulance Response Programme and of key commitments for improving services and managing pressures outlined in the ‘Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, including the introduction of front-door clinical streaming and the standardised rollout of Urgent and Treatment Centres (UTCs) by Spring 2018.


Delegates will also examine the emergency services’ preparation and response to major incidents, priorities for the urgent and emergency care workforce, as well as the next steps for NHS 111 - both in going online for 2017 and in increasing the percentage of clinical assessments provided by the service.


Further areas for discussion include the use of data analytics to improve service efficiency and the alignment of renewed social care funding with emergency services in providing an integrated response to delayed transfers of care. 



Guest of Honour

Professor Jonathan Benger

National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England; Director, Department of Emergency Care, University of the West of England and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Guest of Honour

Professor Jonathan Benger

Professor Jonathan Benger, National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England; Director, Department of Emergency Care, University of the West of England and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Keynote Speakers

Dr James Kingsland

President, National Association of Primary Care

Professor Peter Knight

Chief Information & Digital Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Fellow, Nuffield School of Medicine and Population Health, University of Oxford

Dr Helen Thomas

National Medical Advisor, Integrated Urgent Care, NHS England

Chair

Baroness Watkins of Tavistock

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

Speakers

Carol Munt

Patient Partner and Advocate; Honorary Lecturer and Doubleday Affiliate, Manchester Medical School

Gordon Miles

Chief Executive, The Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Alan Lofthouse

National Officer, Ambulance Lead, UNISON

Senior speaker confirmed from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Elizabeth Sargeant

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

Dr Emma Tiffin

Clinical Lead, Mental Health, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group