Urgent Care: Reducing Avoidable Admissions @openforumevents

Open Forum Events are delighted to be hosting the Urgent Care: Reducing Avoidable Admissions which will look at how the accident and emergency system is meeting it’s challenges.  It has already been suggested that 2015/16 has seen further increases in A&E waiting times than 2014/15 which themselves were at their worst for over a decade. Our conference will look at what can be done to improve the situation and relieve A & E Departments and acute trusts.

At Urgent Care: Reducing Avoidable Admissions the programme has been developed to understand the current pressures on A & E departments and the reasons for increased emergency admissions and how these can be avoided. Our line-up of expert speakers will provide insight, opinion and stimulate debate as to how to relieve the burden on hospitals and reduce unnecessary admissions. We will showcase a number of initiatives and examples of best practice from throughout the healthcare system and there will be interactive discussions and networking amongst fellow professionals and peers.

Don’t miss out, you can secure your place todayClick here to register

Delegates will hear from a wide range of expert speakers across the sectors, with those invited including:

Dr Steve Crowder, Vice Chair, North West Regional Board, Royal College of Emergency Medicine (confirmed)
Dr James Kingsland, President, National Association of Primary Care, The Role of Primary and Community Led Care in Reducing Unscheduled and Avoidable Admissions (confirmed)

Sarah Hurcombe, Head of Health, Ageing and Care, Social Action Team, Office for Civil Society (confirmed)
Heather Strawbridge, Chair, NHS Confederation Urgent and Emergency Care Forum, Managing the Demand for Urgent Care (Invited)
Toby Lewis, Chief Executive, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Reducing Delayed Discharge (Invited)

Andy Collen, Clinical Development Manager and Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, South East Coast Ambulance Service, The Role of the Ambulance Service in Reducing Avoidable Admissions (confirmed)
Heidi Wright, Practice and Policy lead for England, Royal Pharmaceutical Society NHS Health Education West Midlands, The National Emergency Department Pharmacy Pilot Initiative (confirmed)
Matt Aiello, ‎Special Projects Manager, Urgent and Acute Care, NHS Health Education West Midlands, The National Emergency Department Pharmacy Pilot Initiative (confirmed)
Dr Adam Crowther, GP, Lakeside Plus, Corby Clinical Commissioning Group and Dr Sanjay Gadhia, GP Member, Corby Clinical Commissioning Group, Corby Urgent Care Centre (invited)

The benefits of attending include:

Hear about the current challenges facing the urgent care system

Discuss and debate the reasons for the increase in emergency admissions

Learn how pressures in the system impacts on patient care

Learn about how patient flow through A and E can be improved

What can be done to improve the situation and relieve A & E Departments and acute trusts

Learn what alternative options are available for treatment away from Emergency Units/hospitals such as specialist centres, community care, GP led primary care

Listen to examples of Innovative initiatives that are positively contributing to improving urgent care and reducing admissions

If you would like to know more about this event, please click here for more details and to register your place – alternatively, reply to this email and we will come back to you as soon as possible.

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