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Unplanned Care Congress: February 2020, London

Reducing trips to Accident and Emergency is the focus of the Unplanned Care Congress: Improving Flow & Reducing Statistics, which aims to help healthcare professionals reduce the 23.8 million A&E attendances which were seen in 2017-18.

Following on from three highly successful and well followed urgent care conferences, Convenzis is organising this must-attend event which takes place in London in February 2020.

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.

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Some current urgent and emergency care stats bring home how important this issue is: 

• In 2017-18 there were 23.8 million attendances in Accident and Emergency. This is an increase of 2 per cent compared with 2016-17 and 22 per cent since 2008-09

• England had the second-highest reported A&E attendance rate amongst the home nations with 27,639 attendances per 100,000 population

• 4-hour waits in A&E rose to a new high with 18.5% of people attending major departments experiencing long delays compared with 16.5% in 2017. Attendances rose by 0.6% in 2018

• The waiting list for consultant-led treatment rose to a new high in 2018, and the 18-week treatment target was not met

NHS England is currently driving some key initiatives throughout the UK to help reduce these statistics and new rapid care measures – which will provide people experiencing a mental health crisis with treatment under an hour – are among a raft of proposed clinical improvements that aim to deliver rapid assessment and treatment for patients.

The SDEC (same-day emergency care) care model aims to benefit both patients and the healthcare system by reducing waiting times and unnecessary hospital admissions.

Book your place at the Unplanned Care Congress

Join the debate on urgent care 

Join us on the 26th of February 2020 at London Prospero House to join the debate on how the NHS can reduce the raising statistics surrounding emergency and unplanned care, and we will lay host to 10 sector-leading speakers that will be on hand to talk you through the latest policy and care models being implemented across the UK.

Our 4th Urgent Care Congress will promote the power of networking, with 200 like-minded public-sector professionals in attendance our they will allow you to meet and engage with peers within your area of expertise from across the UK.

Our events promote the power of networking, with 200 like-minded public-sector professionals in attendance our they will allow you to meet and engage with peers within your area of expertise from across the UK.

Benefits of attending:

• Listen, learn and engage with industry-leading speakers

• Input directly to the discussions and panel debate sessions

• Gain 8 CPD Points

• Engage directly with over 200 of your peers from across the UK

• Network with ten thought-leading commercial sector solution providers

• All food and refreshments provided

Speakers at the Unplanned Care Congress include:

Aidan Rawlinson, Programme Manager for NHS Benchmarking Network

Aidan is a project manager and information analyst with over 15 years’ experience of designing and running benchmarking projects. Aidan has a masters degree in Biochemistry and spent 12 years as part of CIPFA’s benchmarking team. Currently, Aidan is managing a number of projects for the Network which include Radiology, Pharmacy and CCG Functions, and a variety of projects for NHS Wales. Aidan has exceptional VBA skills and is always innovating and producing new reporting systems and analytical tools for Network members.

Dr Mark Harman, Strategic and Brand Director at eConsult, Clinical Fellow and NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

Mark qualified from Kings College School of Medicine in 2014 and has since worked in a wide range of specialities across primary and secondary care and is currently on the GP VTS. Prior to studying medicine, Mark held some senior strategic and brand executive positions in some of the world’s leading blue-chip companies, such as Nike, Speedo, The Arcadia Group and Marks and Spencer plc.

Krista Burslam, Clinical Lead for Urgent Care at eConsult

Krista has over 17 years experience in emergency nursing, latterly as Matron of Emergency Department, Kings College Hospital, London, a major trauma centre. She has worked across different acute trusts in the UK and has spent time practising abroad in Australia, the Far East and Africa.

*Reference Source: NHS England

Research sources: House of Commons library, NHS Improvement, NHS England, NHS digital

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