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Transforming Outpatient Services National Summit

Monday 26 February 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Transforming Outpatient Services National Summit
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“outpatient services often struggle to provide a consistent standard of care, with services overlooked and not given enough priority at senior management and board level. This is reflected in our ratings for the core service, which show that 8% of services are inadequate for the key question ‘are services well-led?... In these cases, many outpatient services we inspected appeared to be organised around the needs of staff, not the needs of patients. Patients told us about their frustration about the frequent changing of their outpatient appointments. Clinics were often cancelled, sometimes at short notice, sometimes repeatedly. We saw many clinics that were running unacceptably late.” CQC, 2 March 2017 

The Care Quality Commission inspections into hospitals to date have reported that outpatients is one of the main areas that needs improvement.  44% percent of the outpatients services rated by the  Care Quality Commission NHS acute hospital, as at 31 July 2016 were rated either inadequate or requires improvement.  Urgent and emergency services received the highest number of inadequate ratings (9%), followed by outpatients and diagnostic imaging (8%) (CQC State of Care Report 2016). 

Outpatient clinics can be demanding environments. This national summit aims to bring together leaders of outpatient services to focus on improvement and the delivery of outstanding outpatient care and experience. The conference opens with an update from the National  Digital Outpatients programme which aims to use digital solutions to empower patients to access outpatient services via their phones, laptops or tablets from checking test results to remote speech and language therapy (NHS Improvement 2016). 

The conference continues with an extended in depth masterclass which will contact interactive group work focusing on Improving, capacity, access, patient flow and waiting times in outpatient services. Further sessions will focus on improving patient experience, improving outcomes in outpatient services, developing and implementing core standards and the developing role of virtual outpatient clinics in reducing pressure on outpatient services.  

This conference will enable you to: 

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve outpatient services and patient care 
  • Learn from established practice delivering effective outpatient services     
  • Reflect on national developments including the National Digital Outpatients Programme
  • Develop your skills in improving capacity, access, patient flow and waiting times in outpatient services
  • Reflect on an organisation’s progress from CQC requires improvement to good
  • Identify key strategies for developing virtual outpatient clinics including understand risk issues and which patients are suitable for Virtual Consultations
  • Understand how to measure, monitor and improve patient experience in outpatients  
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague
 

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