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Deteriorating Patient Summit: Recognising and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient & ensuring best practice in the use of NEWS2

Training dates throughout the year:

Thu, 21 Mar 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online
Fri, 21 Jun 2024
15Hatfields, London, OR Virtual, Online
15Hatfields, London, OR Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on recognising & responding to the deteriorating patient and ensuring best practice in the use of NEWS2. The conference will include National Developments including the recent recommendations on NEWS2 and Covid-19, and implementing the recommendations from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients. The conference will include practical case study based sessions on identifying patients at risk of deterioration, improving practice in patient observations, the role of human factors in responding to the deteriorating patient, improving escalation and understanding success factors in escalation, sepsis & Covid-19, involving patients and families in recognising deterioration, using clinical judgement, and improving the communication and use of NEWS2 in the community, including care homes, and at the interface of care. The Recording of NEWS2 score, escalation time and response time for unplanned critical care admissions is now an NHS CQUIN goal;

"The NEWS2 protocol is the RCP and NHS-endorsed best practice for spotting the signs of deterioration, the importance of which has been emphasised during the pandemic. This measure would incentivise adherence to evidence-based steps in the identification and recording of deterioration, enabling swifter response, which will reduce the rate of cardiac arrest and the rate of preventable deaths in England. As many as 20,000 deaths in hospitals each year could be preventable and this CQUIN aims to reduce that figure by 4,000. Deterioration is linked to 90% of NHS bed days. Reducing the need for higher levels of care will free up capacity particularly in ICU by avoiding admissions and reducing lengths of stay, both of which are significant factors in the NHS’s recovery efforts."

NHS England March 2022

"As many as 4,900 deaths in hospitals each year could be preventable."

NHS England CQUIN07: Recording of and appropriate response to NEWS2 score for unplanned critical care admissions NHS England January 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the recognition and management of deteriorating patients

  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving care for deteriorating patients

  • Implement the recommendations from the HSIB Investigation into responding to critically unwell patients

  • Meeting the new NHS Deterioration CQUIN

  • Reflect on national developments and learning including latest evidence on effective implementation of NEWS2 including in patients with Covid-19

  • Understand the practicalities of involving patients and their families in the recognition of deterioration

  • Develop your skills in identifying deteriorating patients including those with Covid-19

  • Understand what success factors facilitate escalation of care and how can these be applied more reliably

  • Ensure effective implementation of NEWS2 

  • Understand how to work with clinical teams to create a language and spread this across the whole health system

  • Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in the management of sepsis, and communicating the risks to patients who have recovered from Covid-19

  • Improving practice in the community and at the interface of care 

  • 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

Speakers include:

Dr Eleni Fixter

Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Lou Gallie

Patient & Public Voice Representative, Blog Writer and Volunteer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Dr Ron Daniels BEM

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Matthew Inada-Kim

National Clinical Director-Infection, AMR & Deterioration

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue


15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

By rail

15Hatfields is situated no more than a 10-minute walk from four underground and mainline stations: Waterloo Station, Southwark Station, Blackfriars Station, Waterloo East

Venue Map

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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