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Deteriorating Patient Summit: Recognising and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient in Primary and Community Care

Fri, 21 Jun 2024

15Hatfields, London, OR Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on recognising & responding to the deteriorating patient in primary and community care. The conference will include National Developments including the new Sepsis 2024 NICE guidance, the national rollout of Martha’s Rule, and focus on best practice in primary 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, improving escalation and understanding success factors in escalation, involving patients and families in recognising deterioration, using clinical judgement, and improving the communication and use of NEWS2 in primary care, the community including care homes, and at the interface of care.

There is also a focus on the nursing role in recognising and managing deteriorating patients in care homes and the community

“Improving the detection and treatment of acute deterioration remains a critical patient safety priority for the NHS”

Dame Ruth May Chief Nursing Officer for England February 2024

“Sudden acute deterioration in health can occur as a result of a wide variety of causes across all systems. This includes infection, cardiovascular issues, haemorrhage and embolism amongst others. These high-consequence pathological conditions can present in the community. It is important that they are recognised and managed appropriately in general practice.”


“The unwell patient at risk of deterioration presenting in general practice requires the clinician to:

  • Identify relatively unusual but well recognised acute presentations

  • Assess the patient appropriately

  • Respond and provide interventions (where appropriate) to start treatment or stabilise the patient

  • Effectively communicate their assessment to achieve a timely response from colleagues within the healthcare system. This includes, for example, ambulance switchboard, paramedic and secondary care teams.”

Royal College of General Practitioners

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the recognition and management of deteriorating patients in an out of hospital setting

  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving care for deteriorating patients

  • Reflect on the practicalities of implementing the national rollout of Martha’s Rule

  • Update your knowledge on the updated 2024 NICE Sepsis Guideline

  • Understand best practice and the role of NEWS2 in a primary care setting  

  • Reflect on national developments and learning

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

  • Develop your skills in identifying deteriorating patients

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

  • 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

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.

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

NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



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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