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The Patient Flow Conference 2022

08:00 am
06 Jul, 2022
15 Hatfields Conference Centre

The Patient Flow Conference 2022

The Convenzis Patient Flow conference series provides a platform for NHS urgent care professionals and clinical specialists to meet and discuss changes in national policy and strategic change. Over 1500 delegates have already joined us and benefited from this high-value networking and research platform.

“First of all, can I just say what a good event it was yesterday? I personally took a lot of good ideas away from the day and made some good working connections, which will hopefully help us improve things for patients here in C&P.” Head of Transformation, Performance and Delivery – Urgent Care at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG

The COVID-19 outbreak undoubtedly triggered the most challenging year the NHS has ever faced, however, the outbreak, has by default, provided a springboard for NHS facing innovation and technology adoption.

A&E attendances and emergency admissions also saw a significant reduction, the total number of attendances in January 2021 was 1,310,800, a decrease of 38.0% from the same month last year. Of these, attendances at type 1 A&E departments were 29.1% lower when compared with January 2021 and at type 3 departments were 53.4% lower.

As a key objective within the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS E/I have developed a paper that sets out how urgent and emergency care provision will be developed, drawing on outcomes and learnings from the Covid-19 outbreak.

The paper aims to deliver improved outcomes and a better experience of care, whether that is by phone or online from NHS 111, at home from a paramedic, in a GP practice or pharmacy, or when necessary, in the emergency department.

This conference has been developed as a platform to help NHS and wider healthcare professionals sharpen their knowledge of the latest best practice and national policy. We are proud to offer all NHS staff and healthcare professionals from low-income counties fully funded, complimentary delegate passes.

Research sources for Transforming Urgent Care and Patient Flow Conference: Improving access and indicators: NHS England and Improvement, The Kings Fund, The ONS

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At Convenzis we pride ourselves on our ability to develop, manage, and host both virtual and physical events for the public and commercial sectors.

Our physical events offer a unique opportunity to meet with key sector stakeholders in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, this provides an ideal chance to discuss strategic change and learn from some of the most well-respected public sector professionals in the country, all while soaking up the lovely atmosphere our venues and audience provide.


The Patient Flow Conference: Moving towards a transformed healthcare system Overview:

97% of Delegates would recommend Convenzis to their Colleagues.

100% of Delegates rated our speakers as either Good or Excellent.

66% of Attendees were at Senior Management Level or above.

97% of Delegates are interested in attending the next event.

The Patient Flow Conference 2022 Key Subjects

The strategy has 5 key areas of focus.

  • Building capacity
  • Improving remote access to urgent care services
  • Affecting public behaviours
  • Managing hospital occupancy
  • Measuring what matters

Join us at our Urgent Care Conference as we explore central plans and share local best practices from across the UK.

AstraZeneca has provided a sponsorship grant towards this independent Programme. AstraZeneca has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, except for the AstraZeneca sponsored symposia presentations.

Who will Attend

  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
  • Commissioning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Consultants in Emergency Medicine
  • Deputy Directors
  • Directors of Delivery
  • Directors of Performance and Improvement
  • Emergency Care Directors/Heads/Managers
  • General Managers
  • IT Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Medical Directors
  • Operating Heads/Managers
  • Operations Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Programme Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Service Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Strategic Planning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Transformation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Urgent Care Directors/Heads/Managers

Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda


Registration, Networking & Breakfast

Registration, Networking & Breakfast


Chairs Opening Address

Chairs Opening Address


Putting patients at the centre of community services; how we do we truly transform community services to support more people to stay well and independent at home? (Confirmed)

Jenny Keane
Director for Hospital Discharge and Community Rehabilitation
NHS England

The NHS Long Term Plan set an ambition to boost ‘out of hospital’ care. Throughout the pandemic community health services have shown that delivering care to people at home is vital to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and for those who do need hospital treatment, support timely and safe discharge from hospital.

Increasing capacity in community services is crucial not only to free up hospital beds for those with the greatest clinical need, but to support people to live independently at home for longer. It will require closer collaboration across the health and social care system. How do we build on the opportunities in the integration white paper to forge effective working relationships across health and social care?

This session will explore the available opportunities to increase capacity in community services through utilising non-bedded care, care at home and through new ways of delivering care such as virtual wards. 


Impact of managing frailty on patient flow (Confirmed)

Jyothi Nippani
National Clinical lead
NHHE/I Emergency and Elective Improvement
Collaborative working with partners in managing frailty – Admission avoidance, use of virtual wards and hospital @home, use of same day emergency care and reducing in-patient length of stay in the management of frail older patients. Focus on patient experience with the right team at the right place.


Facing up to reality in Emergency Care (Confirmed)

Dr Katherine Henderson
President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Synopisis TBC


Case Study Haraldsplass Diaconal Hospital

Michael Fjeldstad
Solution Consultant
DNV Imatis AS
Michael Fjeldstad, Solution Consultant, DNV Imatis AS How did Haraldsplass become Norway’s most modern digital hospital?


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Morning Break, Networking & Refreshments

Morning Break, Networking & Refreshments


Chairs Morning Reflection

Chairs Morning Reflection


Catalyst BI (Confirmed)

Case Study Speaker TBC


Sodexo (Confirmed)

Dr Simone Lester
Founding Member
Sodexo Medical Advisory Committee
Case Study Speaker TBC. A presentation that discusses how to create positive patient outcomes with integrated facilities services that help improve the flow within your hospital


Mental Health Patient Flow – A Healthier Patient Pathways Programme (Confirmed)

Deborah Partington
Chief Operating Officer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
GMMH is a Mental Health Foundation Trust based in the North West. Due to substantial pressure experienced on bed capacity and flow, a clinically led transformation programme commenced via a series of workstreams ‘Healthier Patient Pathways’. Outcomes include improved flow and a reduction in out of area placements to a zero position, supporting closer to home principles, underpinned by the trust vision ‘best care everyday’. A quality improvement approach has been utilised delivering improved systems via a model of sustainability.


iRhythm (Confirmed)

Case Study


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel





Lunch and Refreshments

Lunch and Refreshments


Chairs Afternoon Address

Chairs Afternoon Address


Astra Zeneca (Confirmed)

Case Study 

This is a promotional symposium sponsored and organised by AstraZeneca


Learning from crisis: innovation and results in emergency care (Confirmed)

Stuart Hosking-Durn
Head of Resilience & Patient Flow
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Presentation synopsis TBC


Radhika Ranagaraju, Head of Integration at NHSX, (Invited)

Integrating care: National Planning Radhika is an award-winning Digital Health Leader currently working as Head of Integration for Digital Development NHSX. Radhika is an NHS Management Scheme graduate and holds an MSc in Managing Business with IT from the University of Salford alongside a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Informatics from the University of Central Lancashire. She has experience in delivering a broad range of digital clinical products in primary, secondary and emergency care settings at both regional and national levels. Radhika was on Cohort 2 of the Digital Health Leadership programme through the prestigious NHS Digital Academy.


Round up Panel Debate:

Integrating care panel debate: (invited) Radhika Rangaraju, Programme Director – Digital Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry, Ambulance and Community Services at NHSX (Invited) Douglas Hamandishe, CCIO | Broadcaster & Presenter, The voice of Health Tech passionate about Digital Transformation Ian Nicholson & Kim Teasdale Head of Clinical Commissioning Intelligence / Deputy Head of Information Services at NECS


Close of Day

Close of Day

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