News and updates from today's Ambulance Response conference
Conference chair Mark Docherty opened the conference by looking at recent national response figures which show there are some really big challenges for improving response times and implementing the new programme.
Following the chairs introductions and welcome, Prof Helen Young Exec Director of Patient Care and Chief Nurse South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust with colleagues, opens the day with a focus on 'The New Ambulance Service Standards' covering:
• implementing the new ambulance service standards
• findings from the evaluation of the National Ambulance Response Programme
• how do we change the focus from 8 minutes to improving outcomes?
• how can we change the way we deliver ambulance services to improve the quality of care and outcomes for all patients?
• how can we ensure that every patient who rings 999 receives a response in a clinically appropriate time?
• drive improvement in stroke and heart attack care
• changing public expectations
• developing the workforce for the future and reviewing clinical coding of ambulance calls
Bob Fellows Head of Professional Development College of Paramedics, open the afternoon with a session on 'Paramedic training and developing paramedic roles' covering:
• working in new ways: implications for paramedics
• developing the paramedic of the future
• developing paramedic roles and paramedic training: what needs to change
22 January 2018