TO BE PUBLISHED December 2020
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will discuss the latest developments - and the way forward - for policy and clinical practice relating to stroke.
Areas for discussion include:
- latest thinking on prevention, care and treatment in England,
- next steps for Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks (ISDNs), training and local delivery, and
- what can learned from the response to the COVID-19 emergency, and its impact on patients and clinical care - and the actions that need to be taken now and into the future to restore services.
Key areas for discussion:
- Meeting National Stroke Programme ambitions around rehabilitation, increasing mechanical thrombectomy, centralised care and local delivery;
- How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted stroke patients and the delivery of the National Stroke Programme;
- Priorities for rolling out mechanical thrombectomy, qualified staff recruitment and training, as well as reducing the variation in delivery of treatment;
- Progress in stroke care in England and making stroke a national clinical priority in achieving national targets - including the impact of the NHS Long Term Plan;
- Latest approaches on strategies for achieving stroke prevention;
- Organisational collaboration on post-stroke care, including:
- involvement of the third sector and community care, and
- the role of pharmacists in delivering stroke care and prevention within the community.
The seminar takes place as the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care recently announced in a Government Daily Coronavirus Briefing that areas of urgent care that had been postponed, will start to be restored and urged members of the public who are worried about signs of a stroke to still come forward and seek help.
Developments that are relevant to the discussion:
- Implementation of the National Stroke Programme, which has been developed by NHS England and the Stroke Association.
- The NHS Long Term Plan identifying stroke as a national clinical priority.
- Prevention - with:
- Its importance being reaffirmed as a key priority by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and
- the DHSC Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020s Green Paper, which outlines proposals on preventing strokes in England and identifying people who are at risk.
- Personalisation - with a departmental review into the NHS Health Check Service, which is considering the use of personalised interventions to identify early signs of conditions such as stroke.
- The role of pharmacy and community-based approaches - with:
- Implementing the National Stroke Programme - rehabilitation pilot sites, local systems, and service improvement;
- Prevention, personalised care, the role of Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks, and the NHS Long Term Plan;
- Training, reducing variation, and rolling out mechanical thrombectomy;
- Achieving national targets through local delivery - improving stroke care in England; and
- Implementing progress and priorities - immediate treatment, reducing hospital admissions, and the new approaches to rehabilitation.
Policy officials attending:
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders.
This conference is set to be no different. Places have already been reserved by representatives from NHS England; the British Paediatric Neurology Association; and Worcestershire Royal Hospital NHS Trust.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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