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

Fri, 21 Jun 2024

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 recommendations on NEWS2, the 2024 Sepsis Guidance and implementation of Martha’s Rule. The conference will also include reflections on implementing the recommendations from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients.

With split streams focusing on deteriorating in hospitals, or deterioration in primary and community care 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, 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 conference will also update delegates on the practical implementation of Martha’s Rule

“The head of the NHS has today announced the rollout of ‘Martha’s Rule’ in hospitals across England from April, enabling patients and families to seek an urgent review if their condition deteriorates… This escalation process will be available 24/7 to patients, families and NHS staff, and will be advertised throughout hospitals, making it quickly and easily accessible.”

NHS England 21st February 2024

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

  • Understand how to implement Martha’s Rule in practice

  • Meet the new NHS Deterioration CQUIN

  • Reflect on national developments and learning including latest evidence on effective implementation of NEWS2

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

  • Update your knowledge on the 2024 Sepsis Guidelines

  • Develop your skills in identifying deteriorating patients

  • 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:

Professor Rob Galloway

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Trainer in Human Factors
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Prof Matthew Inada-Kim

National Clinical Director-Infection, AMR & Deterioration
NHS England

Ms Emma Coutts

Team Leader
Acute Response Team, Acute & Deteriorating Patients & Preventing and Recognizing Deterioration
Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

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

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