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Deteriorating Patient Summit

Monday 21 Sep 2020


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

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“Problems in recognising and responding to patients who are deteriorating continues to be a major source of severe harm and preventable death in hospitals. Previous research has shown that up to a quarter of preventable deaths are related to failures in clinical monitoring.”

Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch 23 May 2019

“Our investigation very much highlighted that it is not easy to improve situation awareness and decision making. The emphasis has to be on designing an effective system to make sure the right information is getting to the right place at the right time, creating a holistic picture of the patient…Recognising and treating deterioration in patients is something clinicians have to deal with every day in busy hospitals and ultimately our safety recommendations are designed to reduce the devastating impact this has on staff, patients and their families.”

Dr Stephen Drage, Director of Investigations Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch 23 May 2019

The Deteriorating Patient Summit focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient through improving the reliability of patient observations and ensuring quality of care. The conference will include National De­velopments including implementing the recommendations from the May 2019 Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients  and case studies highlighting the effective implementation of NEWS2 – the recently updated National Early Warning Score.

The conference continues with a practical case study based sessions on identifying patients at risk of deterioration, improving practice in patient observations, responding to the deteriorating patient, and improving the communication and use of NEWS2 in the community and at the interface of care. Extended sessions will focus on identification of deterioration and improving the response to sepsis

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 May 2019 HSIB Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including latest evidence on effective implementation of NEWS2
  • Develop your skills in identifying deteriorating patients
  • Understand how technology and e-observation systems can improve practice
  • Ensure effective implementation of NEWS2
  • Understand how you can improve the communication and use of NEWS2 in the community and at the interface of care
  • Develop your skills in the investigations of avoidable deaths where deterioration was not recognized
  • Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in the management of sepsis
  • 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

Hannah Little

Patient Safety Improvement Lead and Senior Project Manager
West of England Academic Health Science Network

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, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, 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 face to face with your key audience on-site and virtually 
  • 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 virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



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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Supporting Organisations

Find out more about the Royal College of Emergency Medicine