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September 2019

Next steps for health and social care integration in Scotland


This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the next steps for the continuing integration of health and social care services in Scotland. Areas for discussion in the agenda include:
Shaping integration to meet future demand: supporting prevention, meeting demographic needs and moving forward on transformation of services Identifying and addressing the barriers to delivering further integration Delivering high quality health and social care services: effective regulation, improving standards and supporting change Supporting integration of services: delivering effective governance and accountability, ensuring value for money and engaging with patients and communities. View full agenda
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New Frontiers in ME - Transforming Patient Safety & Care

ME/CFS - leading edge research and its implications for medical professionals.
This educational conference is designed for all NHS healthcare providers, decision makers, university lecturers, researchers, medical and healthcare students, teaching staff, benefits agency representatives and service users.
Expert speakers will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the latest cutting edge scientific research trying to provide answers of why ME patients experience an abnormal response to exercise/activity, when compared to healthy controls.
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BD DAYS - Sepsis

The BD Days - Sepsis event features leaders from healthcare institutions and associations together with patients and public policy officials to collaborate on solutions to sepsis challenges. Through panels, presentations and case studies selected speakers will explore what actions have been successful, including the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in sepsis management and reducing time to diagnosis and treatment.
Extended networking breaks are included to allow you to exchange with each other and BD solutions experts throughout the day.
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Achieving Behaviour Change for Patient Safety

Behaviour change can be difficult to achieve. This workshop from the Improvement Academy we will help you to achieve behaviour change by applying tried and tested theories from psychology.
This unique one-day workshop developed by the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group provides an opportunity to learn from leading researchers in behaviour change. Interactive learning and discussion will lead to improved understanding and enhanced practice in improving patient safety through behaviour change.
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Preventing Pressure Ulcers in the Community – harnessing technology & enabling patient centred care

Do you have patients whose pressure ulcers aren’t healing despite your best efforts? Do you lack confidence when choosing equipment or positioning patients? Do you want to know more about how pressure monitoring could help you and your patients?
This event from the South West AHSN is for community nurses, tissue viability nurses, occupational therapists or physiotherapists.
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SPRAT: Patient Safety

This day is for ST6-8 Paediatrics Trainees from Yorkshire and Humber Region only.
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Improving Patient Safety in Critical Care (IPSCC)

The course begins with an introduction to non-technical skills (NTS). This outlines key non-technical skills/human factors involved in caring for patients, such as effective communication, anticipation and planning, and taking a leadership role. It then covers 5 to 6 scenarios during the day with a debrief after each scenario, focusing on the key NTS points. To be realistic, the scenarios use high-fidelity simulation.
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Dr Rob Galloway's Human Factors Workshop

In this one day workshop A&E consultant Dr Rob Galloway delivers an invigorating and challenging introduction to human factors in health care, covering the following topics:
The principles of ‘human factors’ – why errors occur. Human cognitive biases (eg. in memory, reasoning, decision-making). Practical skills/tools to improve individual/team performance and patient safety. An optional ‘train the trainer’ session. Further information and to book

BACCN 2019 - Moral Courage: Meeting The Challenges of a Contemporary Healthcare System


Whether you’re an advanced beginner, intermediate or expert in the field of critical care, the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) Conference offers content on the latest evidence on guidelines, standards and clinical practice as well as offering educational experiences for your continuing professional development.
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Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative Event - East Midlands

The Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC) is a quality improvement project aimed at improving standards of care and outcomes for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. The ELC has grown from the successful Emergency Laparotomy Pathway Quality Improvement Care bundle project (ELPQuiC), and the subsequent Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative. This programme is now being rolled out nationally via the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).
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International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare


Now in its 24th year, the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is a biannual gathering of healthcare professionals in quality improvement and patient safety. Organised by the BMJ and IHI, The International Forum supports and energises the movement for healthcare improvement and connects healthcare leaders and practitioners worldwide to improve outcomes for patients and communities.
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Enhanced health and wellbeing in care homes: doing things differently

Described as ‘islands of the old’, independent care homes often find themselves isolated from the communities they serve, while caring for large numbers of some of the oldest and most frail citizens in our society. While reliant on the NHS and local authorities to support the health and wellbeing of their residents, it is not widely understood how best these organisations can work together. 
Join The King’s Fund to explore innovative new ways to improve services and the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes and other forms of housing with care. Hear from a line-up of policy and grass-root experts, from both the NHS and care homes, and to share learning with delegates from across the UK. 
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A Practical Guide to Human Factors in Healthcare

Aimed at both clinicians and managers, this national conference from HEALTHCARE CONFERENCES UK will provide a practical guide to human factors in healthcare, and how a human factors approach can improve patient care, quality, process and safety.  Extended sessions will provide you with tips and advice for applying a human factors approach in your service and for learning from serious incident investigation, and training and educating frontline staff in human factors.
20% discount with code hcuk20psl
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Digital Mental Health for Adults and Older People

An event from the Royal Society of Medicine
Thought leaders, champions, professionals and patients who are on the front line dealing with adult mental health issues will discuss the mental effects caused by the use of digital technology as well as the benefits generated from doing so.
Expert speakers will consider the overall digital technology market in relation to mental health, and personal perspectives from young adults dealing with their mental fitness that can be adversely affected by the use of digital technologies such as social media platforms. 
This event is split into 3 parallel streams in the afternoon, the first covering digital tools that clinicians can use with their patients; the second explaining digital tools that adults and older people can use on their own to manage or improve their mental health; and the third looking at the academic evidence being generated on this topic.  
The afternoon sessions will also include interactive workshops, enabling delegates to try out the digital tools for themselves, understand the thinking behind them, and discuss the pros and cons of their use with the entrepreneurs who have created them, you may even get the chance to influence further development of these tools and develop ideas to create products of your own. 
Topics include: 
Explain current key mental health issues being faced by adults and older people Explain the current types of NHS service provision in this domain with specific focus on the use of digital tools and techniques  Explore how the NHS is using digital tools to improve the mental wellbeing of adults and older people, the lessons learned from their implementation, and how others can implement them  Understand the range of digital tools and techniques available to manage and improve the mental health of adults and older people  Provide an overview of the latest evidence that explores:  How the use of digital technology may be adversely affecting the mental health of adults and older people How the use of digital tools may be used to improve the mental health of adults and older people  Showcase digital tools that clinicians can prescribe to their patients to help them manage their mental wellbeing Join in the conversation on social media using #RSMDigiHealth
Book here: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/digital-health/2018-19/tem05/ 

Thinking differently about commissioning

Experts from The King’s Fund will explain key developments in health and care commissioning. Participants will hear from innovative commissioners who are approaching their role in new ways – including new methods for paying for services, new ways of working with patients and local communities to design services, and new approaches to joint working across clinical commissioning groups and local authorities. The conference will also feature national leaders debating the future of commissioning. 
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Human Factors Masterclass

Eastern Academic Health Science Network has been commissioned and funded by the East of England leadership academy to facilitate this workshop.
There is increasing recognition of the need to embed human factors science into the design of healthcare systems and processes. The masterclass will explore:
What do we mean by human factors science? How can we apply human factors methods and principals to create safer healthcare systems? What is the evidence base that applying human factors design principles improves patient safety? How can we enhance the non-technical skills of healthcare teams? How can Leaders for Improvement embed human factors thinking in their own organisation? The session will be interactive and attendees, whether they be clinical or non-clinical, will take away tools and knowledge that they can apply to their workplace
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Introduction to Human Factors by Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA)

Ideal for those who are new to Human Factors, or those looking to refresh existing knowledge, this entry-level one-day programme will provide members with the fundamental knowledge and skills for Human Factors in health and care.
Participants are also encouraged to apply these to their individual role and environment, to help them reduce error, improve processes that underpin patient safety, and support organisational safety culture.
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