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Deteriorating Patient Summit: Recognising and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient & ensuring best practice in the use of NEWS2 in all patients

Tuesday 16 Aug 2022


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The Deteriorating Patient Summit focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient through improving the reliability of patient observations and ensuring quality of care. The conference will include National Developments including the recent recommendations on NEWS2 and Covid-19, and implementing the recommendations from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report Investigation into recognising and responding to critically unwell patients. The conference will include practical case study based sessions on identifying patients at risk of deterioration, improving practice in patient observations, responding to the deteriorating patient, improving escalation and understanding success factors in escalation, sepsis & Covid-19, involving patients and families in recognising deterioration, and improving the communication and use of NEWS2 in the community, including care homes, and at the interface of care. 

“We know that NEWS2 can predict a patient’s deterioration from any cause. It was reassuring to prove that this also applies to COVID-19 and that the NEWS2 score, already used in hospitals all over the country, can predict which patients are sickest and which are likely to get worse. The fact that the oxygen levels and respiratory rate are the most sensitive has also helped us understand how we can monitor patients with COVID-19 safely in the community.”

Anne Pullyblank, Consultant Surgeon at North Bristol Trust and Medical Director of the West of England AHSN March 2022

“Problems in recognising and responding to patients who are deteriorating continues to be a major source of severe harm and preventable death in hospitals. Previous research has shown that up to a quarter of preventable deaths are related to failures in clinical monitoring.”

Investigation into critically unwell patients, HSIB

“Improving the identification and management of deteriorating patients is a major patient safety priority for the NHS. In these unprecedented times, spotting deterioration and acting quickly has become more important than ever.”

UCL Partners

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the recognition and management of deteriorating patients
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving care for deteriorating patients
  • Implement the recommendations from the HSIB Investigation into responding to critically unwell patients
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including latest evidence on effective implementation of NEWS2 including in patients with Covid-19
  • Understand the practicalities of involving patients and their families in the recognition of deterioration
  • Develop your skills in identifying deteriorating patients including those with Covid-19
  • Understand what success factors facilitate escalation of care and how can these be applied more reliably
  • Ensure effective implementation of NEWS2 
  • 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
  • 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

Dr Ron Daniels BEM

Consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Vice President Global Sepsis Alliance Executive Director UK Sepsis Trust Senior Lecturer Queen Mary’s University

Dr Matt Inada-Kim

National Clinical Advisor Deterioration NHS Improvement National Clinical Advisor Sepsis NHS England Consultant Acute Physician & Sepsis Lead, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Lead for Deterioration & Sepsis, Wessex Patient Safety Collab

Dr Peter Cull

Emergency Medicine Consultant & Trust Lead for Human Factors Clinical Skills and Simulation Tutor
Royal Derby Hospital

Ms Jessica Tuffield

Patient Representative, Volunteer and Sepsis Survivor
The UK Sepsis 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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(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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