Welcome to Completing the Picture 2019 by this year’s Chairman – Gary Cordery
Award-winning science journalists Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham examine how medicine has advanced from literal stabs in the dark to implanted chips and artificial intelligence. Sue & Richard will discuss the history and future of medical devices – from trepanning, blood letting and early plastic surgery to the first surgical chip implant in a human being – an operation Richard and Sue witnessed for a BBC story – as well as the future of cybernetic technology and wearable technology where the interface between human beings and machines becomes ever closer.
NEWS2 is the latest version of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS), updated in December 2017, which advocates a system to standardise the assessment and response to acute illness. Royal Derby Hospital share the experience of integrating NEWS2 into the trust wide Connected Vital Signs Monitoring System.
Dr. Oakley will be assessing the potential impact of the plan on how the strategic investment decision making and purchasing programmes will need to be organised in the light of the migration of Trusts and CCGs to STPs and ICSs over the next 3 years in England under the aegis of the 7 NHSE/I regional groups. We will discuss how the major and minor capital and revenue, and PPM, budgets might be determined given the proposed developments of integrated primary care networks, and cancer and cardiac care networks within each ICS. Our consideration will also include whether there is a need to reinvent the Regional Scientific Officer role of the 80s.
Ten years ago the NHS supported a programme of quality improvements under the banner of the “Productive” series that were designed to release more time to care for patients. Today, adopting these same principles, nurses at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are utilising medical devices that integrate data directly into the patient’s electronic record. Ian will discuss how this was achieved, the results and how this has improved the patient experience.
New this year – Product Demo’s and Short Seminars!
This year we are giving delegates even more time to Network with peers and meet industry suppliers. The exhibition will also include product demonstrations and optional seminars for delegates to join.
Vicki will be discussing the complex role the EPR plays within the hospital infrastructure and how her organisation are supporting hospitals as they tackle their most resonant challenges; patient safety and patient flow. She will share how augmenting well-established clinical workflow solutions with the addition of powerful new tools can help integrate and accelerate pathways.
When the RFA Sir Galahad was destroyed in the Bluff Cove Air Attack during the Falklands War, in 1982, on board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman. Simon was severely injured, sustaining serious burns to 46% of his body. He has become well-known across the United Kingdom and abroad for his struggle to overcome his injuries and redefine his role in life, and his message is one of achievement, of triumph in the face of adversity, and of seizing the moment and succeeding.