Westminster Health Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
The conferences will be chaired and there will be opportunities for delegate questions and comments.
We will be contacting all participants in advance of each conference with full information and guidance on how to take part.
There will be some exceptions where conferences will be postponed, for instance those that would largely involve key stakeholders in the NHS or emergency services.
All participants affected by this will be informed as soon as possible.
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Urgent and emergency care in England - integrating services, reducing variation and implementing the Long Term Plan

November 2019

This conference considered the development of urgent and emergency care in England, looking at:

  • integrating services;
  • tackling unwarranted variation; and
  • implementing the Long Term Plan.

It took place in light of:

  • The Clinically-led Review of NHS Access Standards;
  • The rolling out of Same Day Emergency Care services and Urgent Treatment Centres across England announced in the NHS Long Term Plan; and
  • Lord Carter’s review - Operational productivity and performance in English NHS Ambulance Trusts: Unwarranted variations - which outlined recommendations for improving efficiency in ambulance services.

Attendees considered the expansion of out-of-hospital urgent care and Same Day Emergency Care, with discussion on the challenges for integrating services, developing multidisciplinary teams, supporting the use of technology and increasing patient awareness of the variety of urgent care services available.

They also assessed the implementation of Lord Carter’s Review, looking at supporting ambulance staff, ensuring technology uptake, and developing national standards for fleet management.

Following the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan, which commits to providing additional nursing support in emergency departments, delegates discussed the urgent and emergency care workforce and how best to address workforce shortages, encourage retention, and support the wellbeing of staff.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates