Morning, Tuesday, 16th June 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will discuss policy for stroke prevention, care and treatment in England - looking at National Stroke Delivery Networks, training and local delivery.
There will be keynote contributions from: Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive Officer, Stroke Association; and Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Further confirmed speakers include: Helen Williams, Academic Health Science Network; and Dr Sanjeev Nayak, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.
Chairing is Baroness Wheeler, Opposition Deputy Chief Whip and Member, Shadow Health and Social Care Team.
Sessions will focus on the priorities for implementing the National Stroke Programme which has been developed by NHS England and the Stroke Association to support and meet the delivery of ambitions within the NHS Long Term Plan.
Areas for discussion include:
- The role of Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks and service redesign;
- Delivering prevention and personalised care;
- Progress in rehabilitation and developing pilots;
- Effective rolling out of mechanical thrombectomy; and
- Reducing variation and improving training for the stroke workforce.
Further sessions look at achieving national targets through local delivery with discussion on:
- The role of pharmacy;
- Innovative stroke care and prevention to reduce hospital admissions;
- Local approaches to rehabilitation;
- Community stroke care services; and
- Priorities for patients.
Overall, the conference will be an opportunity to discuss the next steps for achieving goals for stroke within the NHS Long Term Plan which makes stroke a national clinical priority and sets targets around prevention, care and treatment including:
- Centralising stroke care through Integrated Stroke Delivery Units;
- Expanding mechanical thrombectomy to 10% of patients and by 2025 having the best European performance for thrombolysis;
- Modernising the stroke workforce; and
- Improving stroke rehabilitation for patients post-hospital to help reduce hospital admissions.
- Priorities for implementing the National Stroke Programme - rehabilitation pilots, local systems and service improvement;
- Prevention, personalised care, the role of National Stroke Delivery Networks and the NHS Long Term Plan;
- Training, reducing variation and rolling out mechanical thrombectomy;
- Achieving national targets through local delivery - next steps for improving stroke care in England; and
- Implementing progress and priorities - immediate treatment, reducing hospital admissions and the new approaches to rehabilitation.