2020 Programme

Putting patients at the heart of patient flow, unlocking the potential of the system, and helping nurses work smarter.

Join us for a one-day, nurse-led conference to address how organisations can improve the way they are managing the patient flow journey. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, patient flow innovators and network with peers. You can take away valuable learning that you can put into practice within your organisation.

Through a variety of formats including main stage keynotes, best practice case studies and interactive world café Q&As, the event will support nurses to unlock the capacity to manage more demand on services as well as transform the patient experience.

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Main conference room

08:15

Registration and morning refreshments

08:50

Introductory remarks 

Steve Ford, editor, Nursing Times

09:00

The NHS Long Term Plan and support for better patient flow

The NHS Long Term Plan commits to boosting out-of-hospital care, reducing pressure on emergency services and improving delayed discharges, including a commitment to improving NHS support in care homes. This session will explore the frameworks and guidance to support better patient flow.

  • £4.5bn investment in primary and community health services over five years
  • Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)
  • Achieve an average Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) figure of 4,000 or fewer
  • Implementation of SAFER patient flow bundles
09:30

Case study: The UK's first command centre - Improving patient flow through technology

This session will explore the use of IT systems and tracking technologies to follow a patient’s flow from admission to discharge. Utilising a Command Centre that can use real-time information to optimise bed management and free up significant nursing time.

Senior representative, TeleTracking

10:00

Discussion panel: The next steps to innovate patient flow and improve capacity in the system

  • Transferable lessons and place-based approaches to improvement
  • Using data and technology to release more time to care
  • Tackling readmissions

Sarah Henry, advanced clinical practitioner and nursing representative, Society for Acute Medicine

Ann Ford, deputy chief inspector for hospitals, CQC

Simon Williams, director of adult social care, Local Government Association

10:45

Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition

Innovations in action

11:15

Pioneering vulnerable adult support service for emergency care

This session will explore the award-winning Nursing Times emergency and critical care project which introduced a vulnerable adult support service (VAST). The service aims to better support patients presenting with physical or mental health crisis in the department and improve referrals to specialist support services.

  • Improving the experience of patients with complex psychosocial problems like domestic abuse, substance use and homelessness
  • Tackling underlying causes of patient’s health problems that can often be left unaddressed due to lack of time
  • Exploring an initiative that has led to a range of improvements, including life-saving referrals to specialist support services and releasing more time for clinicians to care

Sarah Charters, consultant nurse emergency care (vulnerable adults), University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

NT Award winner for Emergency & Critical Care 2018

11:35

Criteria led discharge and its role in streamlining patient discharge

This session will explore an evidence-based improvement initiative to streamline patient discharge and unlock more capacity, despite ongoing workforce pressures.

  • Understanding how the process works and the evidence to support it
  • Parameters for safe practice
  • Future ambitions and multi-site implementation
  • Pearls of wisdom

Dr Liz Lees-Deutsch, consultant nurse (acute medicine) University Hospitals Birmingham, NIHR 70@70 nurse and midwife research leaders programme and lecturer, University of Birmingham 

11:55

Workshop discussion tables with presenters and invited facilitators

This is a chance for the audience to engage with presenters and expert facilitators in smaller groups for an interactive Q&A. Discussions will be 15mins, with facilitators moving between each table to engage with the full audience.

 

Sarah Charters, consultant nurse emergency care (vulnerable adults), University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Liz Lees-Deutsch, consultant nurse (acute medicine) University Hospitals Birmingham, NIHR 70@70 nurse and midwife research leaders programme and lecturer, University of Birmingham 

To be announced soon

12:40

Networking lunch and exhibition

13:40

Patients at the heart of the system

A patient expert presents the impact of how good patient flow is essential to better patient care and outcomes.

Anna Severwright, Co-Chair, Coalition for Collaborative Care

Innovation spotlight

14:00

Ignite innovation programme

As healthcare providers face unprecedented demand on services with challenging discharge planning and bed management environments, Nursing Times has engaged with the sector to invite them to submit creative solutions to achieve much needed efficiencies and transformation of the patient experience. This session will feature lightning talks from the shortlisted entries, with winners announced at the end of the day.

Judging panel:

  • Senior representative, Teletracking
  • Kelly Bishop, head of nursing, NHS Transformation Unit
  • Dr Liz Lees-Deutsch, consultant nurse (acute medicine) University Hospitals Birmingham, NIHR 70@70 nurse and midwife research leaders programme and lecturer, University of Birmingham

14:00 – Judges introductions

14:15 – First entry

14:25 – Q&A

14:35 – Second entry

14:45 – Q&A

14:55 – Third entry

15:05 – Q&A

15:15 – Close of competition

15:15

Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition

15:45

Ok to Stay – Tackling long stays in hospitals and unnecessary admissions

  • Avoiding unnecessary hospital stays using a simple and accessible patient centred plan and co-ordinated response from community teams
  • Promoting patient independence and enhancing person-centred care
  • Supporting multi-disciplinary working

Rebekah Matthews, integrated pathway manager, Okay to Stay Project Lead, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

16:15

Scaling up innovation

Designed for nurse innovators who have started, or are about to start, a large-scale change initiative, this session will give delegates a flavour of the tools and techniques they need to deliver effective large-scale change.

Kelly Bishop, head of nursing, NHS Transformation Unit

16:45

Ignite innovation programme winner announced

17:00

Closing remarks

Steve Ford, editor, Nursing Times

emap 2020. This programme may change due to unforeseen circumstances. emap reserve the right to alter the venue and/or speakers.

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