Key Points
  • Practical Case Studies: learn from different NHS trusts on how to use technology and implement strategies that can reduce waiting times
  • Reviewing the Impact of the NHS Long Term Plan: understanding the future of organisational development and the NHS workforce
  • Enhancing Patient Experience: improving the quality of care available for patients
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Overview

A&E Waiting times are the worst since records began in 2004, as newly released performance statistics from NHS England reveal the growing challenge facing NHS trusts.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Baroness Professor Finlay of Llandaff, Vice Chair, NICE Guidelines & Deputy Speaker, House of Lords
  • Imelda Redmond CBE, National Director, Healthwatch
  • Alfredo Thompson, Workforce Programmes Director, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
  • Martin Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Clinical Oncologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Professor Gwyn Bevan, Policy Analyst, London School of Economics
  • Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Urologist, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


    Westminster Insight’s inaugural NHS Waiting Times forum will examine how to reduce average waiting times for services, exploring the long-term plan in creating a patient-centred health service and an engaged NHS workforce.

    You will learn more on how NHS Waiting times can be improved through innovation, investment and policy implementation. Reviewing the pressures of waiting times on employees, services and patients in order to better manage public expectation, this forum will explore how to improve organisational development.

    Hear how Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust has taken a holistic approach across multiple services to deliver cohesive care and drive down waiting times across the locality. Through early intervention and community-based provisions designed to reduce the volume of referrals to CAMHS and AMHS, you'll also gain insight into the decisions mental health services are taking in tackling growing waiting times.

    Join colleagues from a range of different services to hear how innovative strategies, new technologies and investment in services are helping alleviate pressures on patient accessibility to the NHS.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:30 - 09:40
Chair and Westminster Insight welcoming remarks

 

Speakers

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Chair of Trustees, The National Council for Palliative Care

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09:40 - 10:10
Keynote 1: The NHS Long Term Plan - Creating an NHS Fit for Purpose

 
  • Exploring the policy drivers affecting NHS waiting times, including the NHS long term plan
  • Understanding the NHS Constitution, helping to improve the health and care provided
  • Overcoming the challenges ahead in meeting national waiting time targets by 2025 to improve patient experience and quality of care

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Alfredo Thompson Workforce Programmes Director, North Middlesex University Hospital

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10:10 - 10:50
Panel Discussion: What is the Impact of Funding and Targets Across the NHS

 
  • Assessing the impact of funding on declining waiting times performance
  • Utilising future funding to improve the number of patients accessing care within the standard the waiting times
  • Developing realistic and high standards that deliver health care fit for 2020
  • Understanding the pressure national targets can place on employees and what can be done to support staff wellbeing

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Gwyn Bevan Policy Analyst, London School of Economics

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Imelda Redmond CBE National Director, Healthwatch England

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10:50 - 11:20
Overcoming Growing Pressure on Mental Health Services in the UK

 
  • Exploring the increase in Mental Health Service demand for both children and adults
  • Tackling growing waiting times through early intervention and community-based provisions to reduce the number of referrals to CAMHS and AMHS
  • Future steps for mental health services and meeting the waiting time pledges made in the Green Paper on Mental Health

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Andy Bell Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

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11:20 - 11:50
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:50 - 12:20
Keynote 2: Public Inquiry into NHS Waiting Times for Elective and Cancer Treatments

 
  • Understanding the action, NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care are taking to address declining waiting time performance for cancer and elective treatments
  • Exploring the potential outcomes from the inquiry including new standards, the impact to patients and accountability
  • Communicating standard waiting times to the public, preparing patients to better understand what they can expect from the NHS

12:20 - 12:40
Case Study Elective and Cancer Care: Using Technology to Reduce to Waiting Times across the NHS

 
  • Exploring the potential benefits of using technology to support treatment plans
  • Analysing how technology could positively impact costings in the long-term
  • How AI technology can help to improve the quality of care, how quickly patients are seen and increase the number of people who receive care

Speakers

Veeru Kasivisvanathan Urologist, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

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12:40 - 13:00
Case Study - Ambulance Service: Improving Response Times and Delivering the Best Standard of Care

 
  • Hear from a leading service on how to meet national waiting time targets
  • Creating actionable strategies to help overcoming ongoing challenges such as funding and resources
  • Developing patient-centred approach towards waiting times to motivate employees

13:00 - 13:30
Case Study - Accident and Emergency Department - Creating a Thriving Work Environment

 
  • Ensuring the safety and a high standard of care for patients will meeting the four-hour standard
  • Overcoming challenges for A&E departments including the winter period, increasing demand and availability of staff
  • Enhancing technology such as connected and drone driven A&E's to increase the speed of when patients are seen, treated and discharged

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James Couzens Service Manager, Guys and St Thomas Hospital NHS Trust

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13:30 - 13:35
Chair's closing remarks

 

End

Speakers

Andy Bell Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

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Gwyn Bevan Policy Analyst, London School of Economics

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James Couzens Service Manager, Guys and St Thomas Hospital NHS Trust

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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Chair of Trustees, The National Council for Palliative Care

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Veeru Kasivisvanathan Urologist, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Penny Kechagioglou Clinical Oncologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

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Imelda Redmond CBE National Director, Healthwatch England

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Alfredo Thompson Workforce Programmes Director, North Middlesex University Hospital

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Martin Wilson Chief Operating Officer, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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