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Hospital Admission Avoidance: Improving Front Door Responses, 24/7 Rapid Response Services & Alternatives to Hospital

Monday 1 April 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Hospital Admission Avoidance: Improving Front Door Responses, 24/7 Rapid Response Services & Alternatives to Hospital
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The UK Government has recently pledged to cut needless hospital admissions and help inpatients return home sooner – through community-based rapid response teams and dedicated support for care home residents.

“The 24/7 rapid response teams are made up of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists and will provide urgent care and support in the community as an alternative to hospital. This includes emergency treatment as well as support to help patients recover closer to home, which will help people stay healthy and independent for longer.” UK Government 21 November 2018

Chaired by Dr Sreeman Andole, Assistant Medical Director, NHS England this conference focuses on reducing unnecessary hospital admissions through effective management, rapid response services and provision of alternatives to hospital.  NHS Trusts across the UK are struggling to cope with demand on services and patients, particularly those or are frail or elderly would often be better placed being treated in their own homes reducing the impact of deconditioning and long hospital stays.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the way patients are managed at the front door of the hospital: effective assessment and alternatives to hospital
  • Developing and understanding admission and exclusion criteria
  • Reflect on the development of Virtual Hospitals and their role in supporting people to stay out of hospital
  • Learn from case studies in falls, older people, mental health, care homes, social care and ambulance services
  • Identify key strategies for improvement and monitoring
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest practice in ensuring patients are treated in the right place at the right time
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


 

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