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May 2022

Pursuit of Safety Culture Excellence

This one day masterclass, Mr Perbinder Grewal, General & Vascular Surgeon and Human Factors Trainer, will focus on teams working effectively and productively through improving the culture within healthcare organisations. There will be a focus on how safety and culture is perceived by healthcare staff and how culture relates to QI and audit. The outcome of the day is to not only improve safety culture and patient safety but also staff experience and staff engagement.
Key learning objectives:
Define culture within healthcare. Understand safety culture. Explore culture of quality improvement and audits. Improve civility within teams. Learn how to lead cultural change. All Medical and Non-medical Staff should attend. This masterclass is aimed at Clinical Staff, Team Managers, Senior Management.
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Foundations in Patient Leadership course May 2022


The Point of Care Foundation has partnered with others whose mission is to Humanise Healthcare. Our next cohort for the Patient Leadership Programme is scheduled for May 2022, when we once again partner with David Gilbert, mental health service user, director of InHealth Associates and the first Patient Director in the NHS, to host his ground-breaking Patient Leadership programme.
Patient Leadership signals a breakthrough in healthcare that moves beyond traditional engagement and uncovers the pioneering and transformative work of patient leaders – those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to lead change in the healthcare system. Or ‘those who have been through stuff, who know stuff, who want to change stuff’.
This course lays the foundation for understanding patient leadership. It is designed for both patients and non-patients to explore together different facets of this emerging social movement.
Programme lead – David Gilbert, Director, InHealth Associates
Host – Ioanna Xenephontes, Patient Experience & Involvement Programmes, The Point of Care Foundation
Who should come on this programme?
We welcome applications from patient and carer leaders, health professionals, managers, non-clinical staff and those from the independent, voluntary and charitable sectors who are interested in advancing the cause of patient leadership. It is open to international attendees.
Programme Outline
The Course will be delivered through four sessions; each will be two and a half hours long and take place via Zoom. Each session will consist of about 50/50 presentation and discussion. It will enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills to drive the cause of patient leadership. Patient Leadership Programme Outline
Total cost for the programme (all four sessions) costs: £195.
A small number of free bursary places are available to patient leaders. Details on application.
*The programme will be limited to 12 participants.
To apply for a place on the Patient Leadership Programme please follow the link to our application form. The application form will take you around 10 minutes and needs to be completed in one sitting.
We have two free bursary places available. If you are a patient, service user or carer and feel that you are unable to pay the fee, please email info@pointofcarefoundation.org.uk to be considered for one of these two free places on a first come first served basis. If your application for the bursary is successful you will receive a voucher code to enter for the programme fee when applying.

BAPM Webinar: Sudden unexpected postnatal collapse


This free to attend webinar is being delivered by BAPM in partnership with the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) to support the launch of the revised framework for practice on newborn infants who suffer a sudden and unexpected postnatal collapse (SUPC).
Speakers will provide an overview of the new framework, cover ways to support good practice and reduce the risk of SUPC. This webinar is aimed at perinatal professionals who care for babies in hospital in the first week after birth as well as parents.
The Parent Story Introduction to the new framework The SUPC Risk Reduction Pathway Investigating and Managing the Baby after a SUPC Questions Chair: Louise Page, Deputy Clinical Director of Maternity Investigation Programme, HSIB
Sarah Land, Charity Manager, PEEPS HIE Charity Julie-Clare Becher, Consultant Neonatologist, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh Esther Tylee, Infant Feeding Lead Midwife, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust Francesca Entwistle, Deputy Programme Director (Advocacy), UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative  Rachel Walsh, National Neonatal Clinical Fellow, NHS Resolution Register

Webinar: World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

When people seek healthcare, they are hoping to get better. Too often, however, they end up getting a new, avoidable infection – which is often resistant to antimicrobials and can sometimes even be fatal. 
When a health facility’s “quality and safety climate or culture” values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC), this results in both patients and health workers feeling protected and cared for. 
That is why the World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD) theme for 2022 is a “health care quality and safety climate or culture” that values hand hygiene and IPC, and the slogan is “Unite for safety: clean your hands”. 
This webinar will bring together experts from WHO and from academic institutions and leaders from the field to discuss how a strong institutional quality and safety climate or culture that values hand hygiene and IPC is a critical element of effective strategies to reduce the spread of infection and antimicrobial resistance. New evidence on this as well as priorities for research in this area identified by WHO will be presented. With the help of a facilitator, participants will have the unique opportunity to dialogue with the expert panel and bring their experiences. The webinar will also be the exceptional moment for the launch of the first WHO global report on IPC. 
Now is the time to unite by talking about and working together on an institutional safety climate that believes in hand hygiene for IPC and high-quality, safe care.
To overview the new WHO hand hygiene research agenda and evidence on the role of a health care quality and safety climate or culture for hand hygiene improvement.  To describe a range of experiences regarding the evidence for and efforts to support a health care quality culture and safety climate through clean hands and IPC programmes of work.  To launch the first WHO global report on IPC. Register

Home oximetry for COVID-19: Safety, effectiveness, and global applications


This webinar from the Institute of Global Health Innovation explores the safety, effectiveness and global relevance of pulse oximetry for at-home monitoring of Covid-19. 
Pulse oximeters are being explored as a tool for people with COVID-19 to keep an eye on their health at home, away from healthcare settings. These are widely available, low-cost devices that shine light through a person’s finger to assess their blood oxygen saturation. Evidence has shown that a fall in blood oxygen levels is a critical indicator that a COVID-19 patient’s health is deteriorating and they may need closer monitoring and urgent treatment.
But what is the evidence surrounding their effectiveness, and are they a safe way for people to monitor themselves at home?
Join our webinar as we explore these important questions while discussing their applications in the UK health system and globally, with particular attention to their relevance in low- and middle-income countries. We will also discuss findings of the ongoing NHS COVID Oximetry at Home (CO@H) programme, which supports people at home who have been diagnosed with coronavirus and are most at risk of becoming seriously unwell.
This virtual event will consist of a series of short talks by experts from IGHI followed by a live audience Q&A, giving you the chance to ask any questions you may have.
Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, IGHI co-director Dr Ana Luisa Neves, IGHI Advanced Research Fellow and Associate Director, NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, IGHI Dr Jonny Clarke, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IGHI, Imperial College London Dr Ahmed Alboksmaty, IGHI Research Associate Professor Paul Aylin, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, IGHI Dr Thomas Beaney, IGHI Clinical Research Fellow Register for the webinar

Patient involvement & partnership for patient safety

This conference focuses on patient involvement and partnership for patient safety including implementing the New National Framework for involving patients in patient safety, and developing the role of the Patient Safety Partner (PSP) in  your organisation or service.
The National Framework for involving patients in patient safety was released by NHS England in June 2021.
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to involve patients in improving patient safety. Reflect on patient perspective. Understand how to implement the June 2021 National Framework for Involving Patients in Patient Safety. Improve the way you recruit, work with and support Patient Safety Partners. Develop your skills in embedding compassion and empathy into patient partnership. Understand how you can improve patient partnership and involvement after serious incidents. Identify key strategies for support patients, their families and carers to be directly involved in their own or their loved one’s safety. Learn from case studies demonstrating patient partnership for patients safety in action. Examine methods of involving patients to improve patient safety in high risk areas. Self assess and reflect on your own practice. Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes. Register
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Cyber threats to health and patient safety

Through multidisciplinary lectures from expert speakers and lively panel discussions, this Royal Society of Medicine conference will look at the current cybersecurity threats facing health and care organisations and examine the progress made by healthcare institutions since 2017 in rising to the challenge of cybersecurity. We will focus on the issues facing the NHS today and the steps that NHS organisations should take to protect themselves. Attendees will learn how cybercriminals and hostile nation-states pose a threat to patient safety and trust.
Delegates will hear from NHSX, NHS Digital and key organisations that combat cyber threats daily. They will also hear directly from experts in the field about the steps they are taking to help healthcare organisations to address their issues and concerns.
During this event, you will:
Current cybersecurity threats faced by healthcare organisations from both cybercriminals and hostile nations. Specific risks due to online working, increasing digitalisation and prevalence of connected medical devices and artificial intelligence (e.g. data provenance). Specific risks due to the use of medical and telehealth devices in the home and community. How the NHS is equipped to deal with current and future threats. Tools and approaches to protect organisations and devices from attack. Register

Behavioural insights and Nudge Theory in improving patient safety and safety culture

This one day masterclass will focus on how to use behavioural insights and Nudge Theory to look at patient safety and safety culture.
Nudge-type interventions have the potential for changing behaviours. We will look at examples of Nudge Theory use in healthcare and external organisations and how we can use these to improve patient safety and also to reduce inefficiency and waste.
We will look at the type of interventions suitable for nudges and how to develop them.
Key learning objectives: 
Behavioural insights Nudge Theory Use of nudge theory to improve patient safety Developing nudges Opportunities for Nudge-type interventions. Register

Challenges to treatment limitation within critical care


At this Bevan Brittan webinar, Dr Bell, a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia will cover the following:
1. Background on scenarios in which consideration is given to treatment limitations.
2. Factors influencing decision-making.
3. The evolution of conflict.
4. Clinical perspective on the role of the courts.

Intelligent ventilation - ​​​​​​​A bedside assistant to help protect the lungs: ​​​​​​​The clinical use of intelligent software


This Webinar hosted by Hamilton Medical, will focus on the clinical use of intelligent ventilation software.
Intro from Chair Luigi Camporata Presentation from Prof. Giorgio A. Iotti : “ The birth and growth of the visionary idea” Presentation from Laura Buiteman-Kruizinga: “Lung protective ventilation in the time of COVID-19” Followed by a Q&A Register for the webinar

The NHS Big Conversation for Improvement


The Big Conversation will bring people together for a range of interactive discussions, workshops and presentations, giving a space for people to talk through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, explore continuous improvement opportunities and share fresh insights and ideas on how to promote the improvement of health and care for the benefit of everyone, those who experience services and those who provide them.
The Big Conversation will take place over two days. You can choose how much or how little you can attend for - feel free to join one session or stay for the whole time.
We want to provide a space, time and environment where anyone can share innovative health and care improvements, that is, methods and approaches that have produced real changes for the benefit of enhancing patient and staff experiences, or changes that have improved population health, and or reduced costs.
Day 1 will have the look and feel of a “virtual conference” with presentations, health and care improvement case study sessions and skills-building improvement workshops.
Day 2 will be shaped around “open conversations” hosted by members of the audience around topics and questions that matter to them.
Register now for the NHS Big Conversation. Don’t worry you are not committed to anything formally by clicking and registering, you are just saying you are interested at this point.
Once you are registered, we will ask you to agree to us contacting you again. This will allow us to send you an email to confirm we have saved your details correctly and to tell you more about the Big Conversation plans.
We will ask you to think about how you might want to become more involved in being part of the Big Conversation and this includes:
An opportunity to submit a nomination for the National Improvement Awards To ask if you would like to sign-up to lead or co-lead your own virtual session on the second day of the Big Conversation

Fitter, healthier, happier: Rebuilding the nation’s health after COVID-19


The Healthier Nation Index (HNI) is Nuffield Health’s annual survey of the nation’s physical and mental health. The HNI aims to understand how people are feeling, how they are managing their own physical and mental health, and explore some of the factors that are impacting the health of the nation. 
This session run by Public Policy Projects will explore the findings of the HNI and provide useful insights into the issues policymakers and stakeholders within the health sector should be focusing on as we move on from the pandemic and into the ‘levelling up’ landscape. 
The findings of this year’s HNI survey show the long-term impact of the pandemic on the nation’s physical and mental health, including how waiting times and the elective care backlog are having a detrimental effect on people’s wellbeing, as well as changing traditional models of healthcare. As we emerge from the pandemic, what lessons can be learned? How can we rebuild the nation’s health?
Discussion points
1. What role can prevention and interventions outside the hospital setting play in relieving pressure?
The HNI adds to a growing body of evidence which demonstrates that people are finding it difficult to access health services. What role can prevention and interventions outside the hospital setting play in relieving pressure on an overburdened NHS and tackle the elective care backlog?  
2. What is the effect of the pandemic on how people use the NHS?
What impact are long NHS waiting lists having on mental and physical health? Has the pandemic changed the way that people seek health advice and access healthcare?  
3. How can we address health inequalities?
How can we widen access to healthcare? Are the ‘Levelling Up’ health missions the right ones to improve the health of under-served populations?  
4. What are the opportunities of Integrated Care Systems and Partnerships?
As the fledgling bodies are brought into statutory footing in July 2022, what should the new structures be focusing on?
Register for this webinar

Clinical negligence: Update for clinicians & managers

This conference, chaired by Simon Hammond Director of Claims Management NHS Resolution will update clinicians and managers on Clinical Negligence with a particular focus on current issues and the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on clinical negligence claims. Featuring leading legal experts,  and experienced clinicians the event will provide an update on current claims the conference will discuss why patients litigate, and responding to claims including claims regarding Covid-19. There will be an extended masterclass on trends in clinical negligence claims and responding to claims followed by an extended focus on maternity claims, and also claims related to medication error. 
The conference will close with a case study on the advantages of bringing together complaints, claims and patients safety investigation, and practical experiences of Coronavirus complaints at claims at an NHS Trust – including understanding the standard of care on which services should be judged, and a final session on supporting clinicians when a claim is made against them.
For further information and to book your place visit: https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/clinical-negligence or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
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NHS Confederation - Scalable solutions in mental health


This webinar will look at how integration between different parts of the health system can provide solutions to some of challenges that mental health services face.
Why attend?
We often hear of the challenges in providing great mental health support. However, we hear less about the innovative solutions that the health and care system is implementing to meet the challenges, and how these can be replicated.
This webinar will focus on how integration between different parts of the health system can provide solutions to some of challenges that mental health services face.
Who will I hear from?
Sonya Mclean, Crisis Care Commissioning Manager at Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG Dr Adam Cox, Clinical Director at Southampton CCG Beth Ford, User Involvement Manager for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Specialities Services, Service User/Patient and Carer Feedback Lead for Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG Discover:
how a collaboration between Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG and numerous partners including patients, ambulance services, police, and voluntary sector organisations has reduced  999 mental health contacts by 26 per cent through a NHS 111 mental health triage services. how Doncaster CCG worked with their local authority, CAMHS services, police, education, and other partners to accelerated improvements to children and young people’s services around suicide prevention and self-harm, improving assessments, planning and service delivery. what the key enablers and challenges to innovation are in the mental health sector and how barriers to innovation can be overcome. what supports and drives better partnership working between different parts of the system. other inspiring solutions that being crafted across the sector and what networking/cross-working can take place. greater awareness of the sector and how different parts are innovating or integrating their services then adapting these solutions to benefit your local area. More information and register

Wound care webinars - Stop, Think and Behave Differently


Choose the right dressing for the right wound: reduce waste, save time, save money, enhance lives
In this webinar the following topics will be discussed:
FarlaCare and their simple colour coding wound assistive solutions Demistifying wound care and helping you to do your job with ease Pick the right dressing every time, less waste, less time and less consumption. Speakers:
Roy Lilley, health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on the National Health Service and social issues Dr Leanne Atkin, PhD MHSc RGN is a Lecturer Practitioner at University of Huddersfield. Sian Fumarola, Head of Clinical Procurement at Integrated Supplies and Procurement Department, Stoke on Trent, NHS Supply Chains Katie Leek, Tissue Viability Nurse at NHS Register for the webinar

Why is it so difficult to improve patient safety and learn from harm?


This conference will focus on why it remains so difficult to improve patient safety and learn from harm
Despite huge efforts on the part of healthcare professionals to improve patient safety within the NHS, significant barriers remain. Prominent researchers have argued that it is difficult to ascertain whether patients are any safer, even after the many patient safety campaigns that have been run in the UK and internationally.
This year’s CHFG conference will focus on:
why, after a number of decades, this problem persists the barriers to patient safety improvement the possible ways these can be overcome in the future. Register

WHO: The Heart of Nursing

To recognise and celebrate International Nurses Day, this webinar will shine a light on nurses who are working in challenging environments around the world. You will hear stories from nurses who have experienced work in communities that have become affected by conflict and natural disaster, and who have maintained healthcare delivery when routine services have been interrupted. Through this webinar the aim is to learn through the experiences of others, so we can improve our current day to day practices and  learn how to provide effective support to those working in crisis situations.
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WHO's Medication Without Harm series: Medication safety in high-risk situations

Part of the ongoing series of monthly webinars on WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm.
Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world.  WHO Patient Safety Flagship has initiated a series of monthly webinars on the topic of “WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm”,. The main objective of the webinar series is support implementation of this WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm at the country level. Considering the huge burden of medication-related harm, Medication Safety has also been selected as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022.
In the context of medication safety, high-risk situations relate to those circumstances associated with a significant risk of medication-related harm, such as situations arising from look-alike, sound-alike (LASA) medications and high-alert medications. High-risk situations could be triggered by one or more of the following broad factors: medication, provider and patient, and systems factors (work environment).
Organisations need to prospectively design and implement strategies to identify high-risk situations related to medications and build a robust system that intercepts them before they result in patient harm.
At this webinar, WHO will present the WHO technical report on “Medication Safety in High-risk Situations” and experiences from different countries and organizations will be shared on how to address high-risk situations and reduce the risk of medication-related harm.

Improving psychological safety to improve patient safety

This one day masterclass will focus on improving Patient Safety through enhancing psychological safety and safety culture. 
It looks at effective ways to encourage health professionals to routinely embed high-quality clinical evidence into their everyday work. We will explore the characteristics of relatively successful behaviour change interventions. All Clinical Staff and Team Leads should attend.
Key learning objectives:
psychological safety  safety culture  behaviour human factors how to improve safety reporting.  For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/improving-psychological-safety-patient-safety or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
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PRSB: Overprescribing standard


Around 1 in 5 hospital admissions in over-65s and around 6.5% of total hospital admissions are caused by the adverse effects of medicines. Prescribing people medicines that they neither need nor want can lead to serious harm, as identified in the Government’s 2021 National overprescribing review report.
This is why the PRSB has been tasked with reviewing and revising our eDischarge summary standard and supporting documentation to ensure it addresses the issue of #oveprescribing and provide useful guidance to help users address issues. To do this, we are holding an online consultation with organisations who endorsed the 2017 eDischarge standard, the individuals and representatives who participated in the standard’s development consultations, those who have since implemented the 2017 standard and frontline health and care professionals – particularly prescribers – and people.
Data standards ensure that people’s medicines information is recorded in a single, digital space that is at less risk of human error than if recorded on paper. Standards also allow for this information to be recorded in a common way that is shareable and readable across different computer systems in different care settings, for care at the point of need. Read more about how standards can support medicines reconciliation and reduce overprescribing: https://theprsb.org/prsb-response-to-national-over-prescribing-review-report/

Delivering Net Zero targets through environmentally conscious wound care


This free webinar will cover:
Understanding the Government’s Net Zero Strategy Its impact on Health Care Professionals and Clinical Procurement teams Sharing practical initiatives in wound care Speakers:
Professor Matthew Cripps, Director, Behaviour Change Team, NHS England and NHS Improvement Paddy Markey, Marketing Manager Wound Care, Coloplast Sian Fumarola, Head of Clinical Procurement, Integrated Supplies and Procurement Department Register for the webinar

Public Procurement 2022: Towards continuous commercial improvement across the public sector


Gross spending on public sector procurement was £357 billion in 2020/21 across the UK a rise of 17% from 2019/20 due to the public sector response to the pandemic. This figure equates to approximately a third of all public expenditure every year and government accounts published for 2021/22 suggest that public sector procurement will remain around these higher levels.
On the eve of the UK leaving the European Union, the Cabinet Office published the green paper, entitled Transforming Public Procurement. This green paper set out a bold and ambitious reform package which aimed to speed up and simplify the procurement processes, place value for money front and centre, generate social value and increase opportunities for small businesses, charities to innovate in public service delivery which in turn would assist greatly with the Government’s Levelling Up Agenda.
After a period of consultation with over 600 stakeholders, the Cabinet Office published its response in December 2021 before embarking on formulating legislation for Parliament. Whilst there is broad support for the majority of the proposals, there has been a rethink in certain areas with the Government responding to make the obligations even clearer by splitting and refining objectives.
This timely event, though a mixture of high-level keynotes and practical case studies will address these amendments, the key challenges in public procurement, adaptations to practices and how the general principles set out in this reform process are being met at both local and national levels.

The Healthcare Show


Join 6,000 senior healthcare managers and clinicians striving to transform care and improve quality against a backdrop of Covid-19.
Incorporating The Patient Safety and Infection Prevention Show and part of Health Plus Care, The Healthcare Show will return to ExCeL London on 18-19 May 2022. The show provides an unprecedented opportunity to step out of your silos to share best practice, no matter where in the NHS you come from there will be something for you.
The conference programme is delivered by industry leaders and world-renowned speakers, offering 88+ hours of extensive CPD accredited educational content. We will also have a Primary Care and Integration Hub with highly practical sessions focusing on key challenges to creating ICs, including workforce, finance, leadership, public engagement, governance and technology.
The Healthcare Show will cover a range of important topics, including:
How technology can help identify early-stage infections. How you can transform patient safety through a change in culture. Major policy updates around the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS People Plan. Inspiring and heart-breaking stories from the front line, helping us to reflect and learn from the challenges faced by our workforce during Covid-19. All aspects of integrated care with leading experts from the world of integrated care. What effective integration really looks like from trailblazing and aspirant ICs. Innovative examples of transformation taking place in hospitals and in primary care. National and local picture in relation to diabetes, mental health, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses and cancer. How to reduce variation in the quality of care for the most affordable price. Register

Parliament & HealthTech Conference 2022 – ‘The Road to Resilience’


This half-day conference will be hosted in Parliament by Chris Green MP on 12 May 2022 at 2pm and chaired by Dame Barbara Hakin, Former Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England and Chair of the Health Tech Alliance.
The NHS has been critically impacted by the pandemic as well as dealing with workforce challenges resulting from the exit of the European Union and is now preparing for significant structural changes expected this year following the Health and Care Bill. Throughout it all, however, it has been clear that HealthTech has played a key role in supporting the NHS tackle these challenges – being branded the ‘key lesson learned’ by the Health and Social Care Committee, following their inquiry into Coronavirus in October 2021.
Featuring two panel sessions and keynote speeches, this conference will explore the steps that will need to be taken in the years to come to ensure that this momentum is maintained, cementing innovation within the NHS in the long-term to make the healthcare system more resilient for its staff and patients. Networking drinks will take place after the conference at 5pm.

Integrated care in practice: ensuring systems deliver for people, places and populations


From 1 July 2022, integrated care systems (ICSs) will be established as statutory bodies in all parts of England, with place-based partnerships also taking on a central role in the new system. As ICSs begin the next stage of development, how can all involved ensure they are truly different to what has come before and have a meaningful impact?
The King's Fund is running this virtual conference across four half-days, from 23–26 May, which will celebrate the progress that ICSs have made so far. Sharing the vision and journey of established ICSs, this conference will explore how place-based partnerships, newly established relationships and systems leadership can leverage opportunities, and navigate the risks and challenges, to deliver a step change in health and wellbeing outcomes in population health.

The Caldicott Guardian National Annual Conference 2022

Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken Former Chair of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council are pleased to announce the 9th National Annual Caldicott Guardians Conference which will return to an in person event with the option of virtual attendance. There are now more than 22,000 Caldicott Guardians in place in health, social care and beyond. Following the success of  previous Caldicott Guardian Events, and feedback from our the Caldicott Training Masterclasses, this conference aims to bring current and aspiring Caldicott Guardians together to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice.
Chaired by Christopher Fincken, this conference will give you the opportunity to focus on the key areas of developing your skills as an effective Caldicott Guardian, learning from experienced Caldicott Guardians and Caldicott Decision Making. Hot topics this year will focus information sharing with the police, developing a Caldicott Support Function, information sharing after death, in emergency situations and information sharing issues both in children and young adults, and at the end of life.
This conference will enable you to:
Network with fellow Caldicott Guardians and those working to deliver the Caldicott Role and Principles. Learn from Caldicott Guardians about issues they are facing in practice. Understand and reflect on what makes an excellent Caldicott Guardian and what are the competencies required . Improving understanding of frontline staff in the Caldicott Principles and developing a Caldicott Culture. Understand public expectations of the use of health and care data. Reflect on emerging issues that have arisen due to Covid-19. Self Assessment of your decision making skills as a Caldicott Guardian. Update your knowledge on national developments including the revised principles and the 8th Caldicott Principle . Learn how organisations are supporting Caldicott Guardians through a Caldicott Support Group including patients . Understand how to manage difficult issues and ethical dilemmas for Caldicott Guardians. Understand the legal context behind information sharing after death . Learn from case studies in information sharing with the police, in emergency situtions, in suidice, in children and young people and at the end of life.  Apply the Caldicott Principles to sharing information with families, and friends. Self assess and reflect on your own practice. Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes. Register

Five X More - The Black Maternity Experience Report launch event


The results from the Five X More nationwide survey on Black women’s maternity experiences will be officially launching on Tuesday 24th May
"No decisions about us, without us"
For many years Black women and birthing people in the UK have experienced poorer health outcomes and lower quality of care. This is particularly true within maternity. In the recent MBRRACE reports, clear racial variations in maternal deaths were observed, showing that Black women are four times as likely to die as white women during pregnancy, delivery or postpartum, yet the reasons for the differences in maternal outcomes remain unclear.
We believe a crucial step to solving this is to understand how maternity care is delivered from the perspective of women from the Black community.
Join us as we delve further into the statistics of this landmark study completed by over 1300 respondents and hear updates from our special guest keynote speakers TBA.

Informed consent: Sharing the decision (ICONS)

This innovative educational initiative from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was developed as a direct and constructive response to the communication inadequacies exposed by the Montgomery case, and subsequent legislation. While it is not difficult to give ‘more information’ it is harder for surgeons and patients to achieve a decision partnership.
The ICONS workshop content has been informed by internationally recognised experts in Shared Decision Making, by consensus among senior practising surgeons, by patients and by professional experts in risk management and risk communication.
Delegates on the ICONS workshops will acquire skills and knowledge to implement best practice in sharing the complex decisions surrounding informed consent. By participating in a workshop, they will also contribute to the development of resources for future training in the important area of informed consent.

EuroHealthNet Annual Seminar: Growing strong in times of crisis – Investing in wellbeing and health equity for young and old


Our societies are currently at a crossroads. Demographic change, growing inequalities, the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the impacts of the war in Ukraine are all having a negative impact on the health and well-being of our societies. These challenges are straining public resources and the social fabric of our communities. How can we overcome these issues and grow stronger in times of crisis? 
The early years and later years of life are crucial stages in the life-course. How we approach health and wellbeing during these phases has a direct impact on the long-term resilience of our health systems and our wider societies. We must prioritise health equity and wellbeing among children, youth, families and older people to ensure they have the essential conditions and resources to thrive, setting them up for lifelong health and wellbeing. Alternative economic and care models, such as the Economy of Wellbeing – as well as socially-conscious public and private investments offer the potential to grow stronger and more sustainably out of the current crises.
This in-person seminar will gather experts and policy makers to explore the necessary conditions in which all members of society, including young and older people, feel like capable and valued members of their immediate and wider communities. New and innovative approaches and investments will be presented, in the context of current European policy developments, and with a critical focus on their impacts on health equity. Discussions will be centred around the following themes:
Securing conditions for health equity and wellbeing in childhood and adolescence in times of uncertainty     Prioritising public investments for healthy and active ageing in the wake of multiple crises Exploring how we can turn our current uncertainties into opportunities for strength, through concepts like the Economy of Wellbeing Sign up for the seminar