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News and updates from today's Hospital at Night summit

Conference chair Dr Juliane Kause Lead Consultant Out of Hours Care University Hospital Southampton Foundation NHS Trust, opens the conferene with a focus on 'Towards the 24/7 Hospital' and discusses:

• hospital at night, out of hours care, seven day services – “same difference”
• design concepts for OOH services
• culture change – Seven Day Services and OOH care – where are we now?

See the full presentation here

Dr Kause's biography:

Juliane Kause graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1994. She trained in Acute and Critical Care Medicine and worked as a consultant in Portsmouth before joining University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in 2011. Since 2013, she has been the lead consultant for Out of Hours Care, leading delivery, development and research in out of hours inpatient care.  University Hospital Southampton has been an early implementer site of seven day services since 2016 on the basis of all the improvements made through the out of hours programme.

Juliane is particularly interested in multiprofessional working to achieve best outcomes for patients, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, establishing an enhanced and sustainable Out of Hours service for inpatients.

Juliane is a founder member of the international Society for Rapid Response Systems, and contributes to the current national Seven Day Services programme.

Juliane has contributed to research and co-authored textbook chapters on acute physiological deterioration and rapid response systems in hospitals and is currently conducting research in Out of Hours Care Systems in collaboration with the University of Southampton.

Juliane is a founder member of the Internal Medical Examiner Group at University Hospital Southampton.

Following the chair is Simon Bennett Director of Business and Operations - Medical Directorate NHS Improvement, who delivers a session on '24/7 Services in Hospital: are we there yet?' and focuses on:

• implementing the updated 7 day services clinical standards
• delivering the standards at night: are we there yet?
• improving consultant presence at night
• the challenges: delivering consultant led care at night 

Simon's biography:

Simon is responsible for the operational leadership of NHS Improvement’s Medical Directorate, encompassing the management of resources, the delivery of agreed Directorate objectives and responsibility for a number of specific policy areas. Simon’s policy role includes responsibility for the NHS seven day services hospital programme and quality special measures and challenged provider policy. He also supports Kathy McLean, the Executive Medical Director, to ensure NHS Improvement engages effectively with partner organisations and other stakeholders.

Simon has worked in NHS Improvement since December 2106. Prior to this he was NHS England’s Director for Clinical Policy and Professional Standards where his responsibilities included SRO for the implementation of medical revalidation in England. He has also worked in the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office and spent several years seconded to a Strategic Health Authority.

Following the morning break is Caroline Chapman Nurse Consultant for Hospital at Night Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who presents an extended session on 'Introducing advanced practice in to hospital at night The evolution of the advanced clinical practitioner in Hospital at Night' covering:

• starting competency base of hospital at night team
• journey from coordinator to practitioner
• journey from practitioner to advanced clinical practitioner
• competencies and the national advanced practice framework
• the future

Also of interest:

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Monday 19 June 2017 
London

Effective Discharge Planning and Practice
Monday 10 July 2017 
London

Improving Outpatient Services: National Summit
Friday 15 September 2017 
London

Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Experience Insight
Monday 18 September 2017 
London

Measuring & Monitoring Clinical Quality
Friday 22 September 2017 
London

Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning for Clinicians and Managers in Health and Social Care
Monday 16 October 2017 
London


9 June 2017

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