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Deteriorating Patient Summit

Training dates throughout the year:

Tuesday 20 Apr 2021
VIRTUAL, Online Book Now
Thursday 19 Aug 2021
VIRTUAL, Online Book Now

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Find out more about virtual attendance

Chaired by Professor Derek Bell OBE, Professor of Acute Medicine, Imperial College London and Immediate Past President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, this conference focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient and ensuring best practice in the use of NEWS2. There will be a focus on recognising and responding to deteriorating patients with Covid-19.

“NEWS2 should be used when managing patients with COVID 19. The use of NEWS2 will ensure that patients who are deteriorating, or at risk of deteriorating, will have a timely initial assessment by a competent clinical decision maker. NEWS2 should supplement clinical judgement in assessing the patient’s condition.”

The Royal College of Physicians, 2020 

“The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) estimates that close to 100,000 people are going to be discharged from hospital having had COVID-19 and, of these, 20% are likely to develop sepsis within the first 12 months.”

UK Sepsis Trust 2020

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
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including latest evidence on effective implementation of NEWS2 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
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Speakers Include:

Prof Derek Bell OBE

Immediate Past President
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Dr Ron Daniels

Sepsis The UK Sepsis Trust

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(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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