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Hip Fracture Summit 2020

This Conference is now Closed

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Find out more about virtual attendance

Following the release of the 2019 National Hip Fracture Database Report this important and timely virtual conference will focus on improving care for hip fracture patients – learning from the NHFD findings and improving progress against the NICE quality standard for hip fracture. 

Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will highlight best practice in hip fracture care, improving the care pathway and outcomes. The conference will focus on improving assessment, minimised delays to theatre, improving the pathway from falls to theatre changing the role of the emergency department, ensuring hip fracture patients are prioritised for surgery, overcoming contra indications, improving the anaesthetic and surgical pathway, and ensuring prompt mobilisation after surgery. The conference will also look at how we can reduce confusion and delirium following hip fracture surgery as highlighted by the recent NHFD Report; “Prevention, recognitionand management of delirium is everyone’s responsibility. Delirium commonly compromises patient experience and recovery,screening for delirium should be a priority in the first days after surgery”

“Hip fracture is the most common serious injury in older people. It is also the most common reason for older people to needemergency anaesthesia and surgery, and the commonest cause of death following an accident. Patients may remain in hospitalfor a number of weeks, leading to one and a half million hospital bed days being used each year...Only a minority of patients willcompletely regain their previous abilities, and increased dependency and difficulty walking mean that a quarter will need longterm care. As a result, hip fracture is associated with a total cost to health and social services of over £1 billion per year. This oneinjury carries a total cost equivalent of approximately 1% of the whole NHS budget. The care provided to people with hip fractureprovides an unparalleled example of how frail and older people are managed by the modern NHS."

National Hip Fracture Database Report December 2019

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with fellow delegates working to improve services for Hip Fracture
  • Reflect on the patient perspective
  • Learn from the highest performing trusts in the UK as recognised by the National Hip Fracture Database
  • Understand and reflect on how you can improve practice, outcomes and reduce mortality locally as a result of NHFD findings
  • Update your knowledge on national developments
  • Reflect on how can we get this patient to surgery? Understanding and reducing medical complications, avoidable inefficiencies and unacceptable reasons for delaying theatre
  • Identify key strategies for improving surgical care pathway for hip fracture
  • Improve the perioperative and anaesthetic pathway for Hip Fracture through a perioperative trauma bundle
  • Understand on how you can improve the pathway from falls to surgery through thinking differently about the role of the emergency department and providing direct access to orthopaedics
  • Develop practical strategies for assessing, reducing, recognising and treating delirium and confusion
  • Improve physiotherapy rehabilitation after hip fracture: ensuring prompt mobilisation after surgery
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

Prof Cameron Swift

Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician King’s College London & Specialist Committee Member, Falls Prevention Quality Standard NICE

Mr Martyn Parker

Consultant Surgeon
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Virtual Attendance

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

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

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house 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, 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.

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