2nd Patient Flow: The Future of Urgent and Emergency Care Congress

In July 2018 the Convenzis Group hosted the 1st Patient Flow: Health and Care Improvement for Urgent and Emergency Care Congress, due to the success and popularity of the event we will be hosting the 2nd event in London on the 27th of February 2019.

“A briefing from Nuffield Trust warns that the NHS can no longer find enough bed space to move patients through hospitals quickly and meet key A&E targets and that its practice of counting patients at midnight means that the true scale of the squeeze is being missed.”

Across the NHS, staff work around the clock to deliver the best possible care to more patients than ever before, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult as demand continues to rise.

The current system is under increasing pressure, NHS England wants to improve the urgent and emergency care (UEC) system, so patients get the right care in the right place, whenever they need it.

Technology is changing and so is the way people access services and that’s why we are piloting NHS 111 online which will mean people can access urgent care services over the internet.

In the future, health records will also be available to clinicians however a patient accesses the health service, whether this is through NHS 111, by ambulance, their GP or A&E.

NHS England has set in place a series of pilots and programmes that will help to manage the current demand that the Urgent and emergency care services face, our conference will give you first-hand insight into these impending changes.

Key topics will include:

• Paramedic prescribing
• Ambulance Response Programme
• From hospital to home programme
• Urgent and emergency care vanguards
• Urgent and emergency care channel shift model
• NHS 111 online

Places are currently minimal for this event, so please get in touch today to register your place and avoid missing out on what is shaping up to be another engaging and insightful day.

We look forward to meeting you on the day.

*Research sources: NHS England

Patient Flow: Health and Care Improvement for Urgent and Emergency Care Congress

urgent care event

In July 2018 we will be working in partnership with NHS England, NHS Digital and NHS clinical leaders network to bring you a 1 day conference that will focus on Patient flow and the current methods being implemented to help reduce the demand on urgent care departments across the UK.

Each year the NHS provides around 110 million urgent same-day patient contacts. Around 85 million of these are urgent GP appointments, and the rest are A&E or minor injuries-type visits. Some estimates suggest that between 1.5 and 3 million people who come to A&E each year could have their needs addressed in other parts of the urgent care system. They turn to A&E because it seems like the best or only option. The rising pressures on A&E services also stem from continued growth in levels of emergency admissions and from delayed transfers of care when patients are fit to leave hospital. Working with NHS England we are opening open up valued discussions between peers and demonstrating the great work that is already being done across the UK

What’s been achieved in England over the past three years?

  • Cared for 23 million A&E attendances in 2016/17, 1.2 million more than three years ago.
  • Boosted the capacity and capability of NHS 111, which now takes 15 million calls each year, up from 7.5 million three years ago.
  • Expanded “Hear and Treat” and “See and Treat” ambulance services so that they now cover 3.5 million people, with the provision of telephone advice and treatment of people in their homes saving needless trips to hospital.
  • Developed an integrated urgent care model, offering a single point of entry for urgent care via NHS 111, and rolled it out to 20% of the population.
  • Increased NHS staff uptake of winter flu vaccinations from 49% last year to 63% this year – the highest ever.

Our Urgent and Emergency Care conference for 2018 will be looking into improvements across the UK for access to immediate and urgent care. We are already working with NHS England, NHS Digital, British Medical Association and Health Education to name a few. This is a great opportunity for you and your organisation to hear from both public and private sector on how to adopt change

The event will give delegates the opportunity to listen, learn and engage with some of the UK’s most reputable speakers, it will also provide 4 hours of networking time and 8 CPD points for all attendees.