6th NHS Virtual Wards Conference: NHS Implementation and best practice

Patient Flow & Pathways

09:00 am
09 Jul, 2024
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

6th NHS Virtual Wards Conference: NHS Implementation and best practice

Patient Flow & Pathways

09:00 am
09 Jul, 2024
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

Job titles includes

Associate director of urgent and emergency care

Head of Operations Integrated Care

Head of Business Development

Improvement Manager

Head of Operations

Business Development Manager

Programme Manager for Virtual Wards

Deputy Director Transformation Programmes

Chief Executive Officer

180
Delegates Registered

Organisations Involved

Manchester University Foundation Trust Manchester Royal Infirmary

University College London Hospital

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

West Suffolk Hospital

Oxford University hospitals

East Surrey Hospital

Guys and St Thomas's NHS Trust

NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board

University Hospital of Bristol and Weston Trust

Current Landscape:

In recent years, the utilisation of virtual wards has undergone a notable surge. Originally conceived several years ago, virtual wards have progressively assumed a pivotal role, becoming increasingly prevalent against the backdrop of heightened pressures experienced by the NHS.

A virtual ward is a remote service that is designed to help patients manage their health in the comfort of their homes. NHS systems are asked to continue scaling up virtual wards, growing capacity to over 10,000 beds, with a longer-term ambition of reaching 40-50 virtual ward beds per 100,000 people.

Importance and Timeliness of the Event:

The Virtual Wards Conference aims to bring together senior healthcare professionals, policy leaders, and industry stakeholders to examine and tackle key challenges in the sector. By fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge among NHS peers, the conference aims to improve the virtual wards sector, leading to enhanced patient care.

This event serves as a timely platform to promote innovation and collaboration, crucial for the effective management of virtual wards within the NHS and the overall improvement of the healthcare industry.

Key Content Streams:

  1. Virtual Ward Planning and Implementation: creating understanding, confidence and credibility among patients and clinicians during the process of creating a virtual ward service for patients.
  2. The Future of Virtual Wards: the use of digital innovations to reduce pressures on the health and care system.
  3. Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Wards: looking at the solutions to improve virtual wards, increasing their efficiency and ability to provide an effective pathway for both clinicians and patients and overcome any new and existing challenges.
  4. Workforce Narrative: implications of the workforce, how the NHS workforce long-term plan will play a role to better the virtual ward service.

Why Attend:

The Virtual Wards Conference North 2024 offers a unique platform for attendees to actively participate in shaping the future of virtual healthcare delivery within the NHS. By fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge-sharing, this event presents an opportunity for healthcare professionals to contribute to the improvement of patient care and the advancement of the healthcare industry.

We look forward to welcoming you to this transformative event. Come join us in forming a better future for the healthcare industry and the NHS.

Register now to be a part of this transformative event, where collective expertise meets innovation, and where the future of virtual healthcare

Headline Sponsor

Key Subjects

  • Virtual Ward Planning and Implementation
  • The Future of Virtual Wards
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Wards
  • Workforce Narrative

Who will Attend

•    Chief Executives
•    Chief Information Officers
•    Chief Medical Officers
•    Chief Operating Officers
•    Chief Technology Officers
•    Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
•    Commissioning Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Deputy Directors
•    Digital Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Digital Inclusion Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Digital Strategy Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Directors of Delivery
•    Directors of Nursing
•    Directors of Performance and Improvement
•    General Managers
•    Governance Directors/Heads/Managers
•    GP Commissioners
•    GPs
•    Informatics Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Information Assurance Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Information Management Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Innovation Directors/Heads/Managers
•    IT Directors/Heads/Managers
•    IT Security Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Medical Directors
•    Operations Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Performance Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Policy Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Practice Managers
•    Programme/Project Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Public Health Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Service Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Strategic Planning Directors/Heads/Managers
•    Transformation Directors/Heads/Managers

Sponsors & Partners

The programme

09:00

Registration and Breakfast

Registration - Open from 9:00 am - Closes at 11:00 am

All delegates must complete their registration process before the 11:00 AM cut-off time. Please arrive in a timely manner to allow for registration and to avoid any inconvenience. Delegates who arrive after the registration deadline will be refused entry to the event.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the event's schedule and ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the Virtual Wards Conference. If you have any questions or require assistance, our event staff will be available to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to an insightful and productive event together!

10:00

Chair Opening Address (Confirmed)

Douglas Hamandishe
Chief Digital Officer/Broadcaster and Presenter
Context Heath and Centric Health Media

Chair Opening Address (Confirmed)

10:05

Keynote Presentation - How do we develop the “Virtual Ward” workforce? Lessons so far and where are we heading? (Confirmed)

Jen Tomkinson
Associate Director NHS@home
Sirona care & health

How can we redesign models of care to attract & train our staff so our multi-disciplinary teams can support the virtual ward to be effective, safe and positive experience for staff,  patients and their families?

Workforce is one of the largest challenges that NHS has to face in order to deliver and scale up virtual wards. Optimal models of delivery are evolving, as areas develop their virtual wards offer have led to variation in staffing levels.

There are a number of considerations for staffing models design and evolution, capability development and clinical leadership and this presentation will discuss local learning from the South West as we have evolved our virtual ward service in the last 18 months

10:25

The Challenges and Opportunities for Virtual Wards Panel Discussion

Andi Orlowski
Director
The Health Economics Unit
Martin Taylor
Deputy CEO and Co-Founder
Content Guru
Francesca Markland
Senior Programme Manager, Remote Monitoring & Virtual Wards
NHSE London Region Digital Transformation Team

Virtual wards are an effective way of delivering care whilst keeping patients out of the hospital and safe. The biggest challenges of virtual wards are managing inequalities and dealing with any technological issues patients could face, to overcome these challenges, and look at opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Panellists:

  • Francesca Markland, Senior Programme Manager, Remote Monitoring & Virtual Ward, NHSE London Region Digital Transformation Team (Confirmed)
  • Andi Orlowski, Director, The Health Economics Unit (Confirmed)
  • Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO and Co-Founder, Content Guru (Confirmed)
     

10:55

Main Sponsor - Content Guru

Martin Taylor
Deputy CEO and Co-Founder
Content Guru

Main Sponsor - Content Guru

11:15

Morning Break

Morning Break

12:15

Chair Morning Reflection (Confirmed)

Douglas Hamandishe
Chief Digital Officer/Broadcaster and Presenter
Context Heath and Centric Health Media

Chair Morning Reflection (Confirmed)

12:20

Case Study - Doccla

Case Study - Doccla

12:40

Case Study - Homelink

Case Study - Homelink

13:00

Keynote Presentation - Virtual Ward Patient Feedback Challenges and Success from an Acute General Hospital (Confirmed)

Chris Prada
Virtual Ward Service Lead
Northampton General Hospital
Chris Johnson
Head of Patient Experience & Engagement
Northampton General Hospital

Virtual Ward Patient Feedback Challenges and Success from an Acute General Hospital who have implemented Virtual Wards across various specialties.

13:20

Case Study - Access

Case Study - Access

13:40

Networking and Lunch

Networking and Lunch

14:40

Chair Afternoon Address (Confirmed)

Douglas Hamandishe
Chief Digital Officer/Broadcaster and Presenter
Context Heath and Centric Health Media

Chair Afternoon Address (Confirmed)

14:45

Case Study - Virtual care in the Canadian community and an innovative UK digital ICU recovery pathway

Michel Paquet
CEO and Founder
Aetonix

Case Study - Aetonix

The successful deployment and use of Remote Patient Management in Canadian Home Care and how an ICU Recovery Care pathway helps UK patients to recover at home.

15:05

Keynote Presentation - Robin Fackrell , Associate Medical Director BSW ICB and Consultant Physician & Specialist in Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders BSW ICB and Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Confirmed)

Dr Robin Fackrell
Associate Medical Director and Clinical Lead for AcuteCare@Home (Virtual Wards), BSW Consultant Geriatrician
Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB. Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bath

The future of virtual wards 

To discuss how the expansion of virtual wards will help patients manage their health and care in the comfort of their own homes. This is considered an important part of NHS planning. Virtual wards have been created as part of a solution to address the pressures of backlogs, staff shortages and waiting times.

15:25

Case Study - Inhealthcare

Case Study - Inhealthcare

15:45

Keynote Presentation - REACT: Learning from implementing a palliative care virtual ward (Confirmed)

Dr Sarah Holmes
Chief Medical Officer
Marie Curie

The Responsive Emergency Assessment and Community Team (REACT) launched as a pilot in 2022, aims to reduce unplanned and avoidable hospital admissions for patients in their last year of life. We will share initial data demonstrating some of the successes of the project, as well as challenges and learning.

 

16:05

Canapés, Drinks and Networking

Canapés, Drinks and Networking

17:30

End of Day

End of Day

Convenzisvents

Your Pass Includes....

Your Pass Includes:

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments included
  • Meet the supplier sessions.
  • Networking opportunity
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers on the day
  • Drinks receptions (subject to event)
  • CPD accreditation
  • Prize draws

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