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24th February 2021 | Health and Social Care

This unique event examines the current and future state of NHS hospitals

Learn about the Future of Hospitals 2021 virtual event, taking place 23rd – 25th March.

The scale of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused big shifts in the way hospitals deliver services.

The NHS has had to mobilise to respond to the acute needs of people infected with the virus whilst at the same time scaling back non-COVID-19 healthcare. Services have had to be rapidly re-designed on a large scale to release capacity for treating patients with COVID-19.

With the development of a Health and Care Bill that looks to build on the innovation and integration seen during COVID-19, healthcare professionals will have to balance providing care during a pandemic with systemic and transformational change across the system.

Across three engaging days, the Future of Hospitals event examines the current and future state of NHS hospitals and the impact of COVD-19. It takes a close look at all the vital components that make up NHS acute care including patient safety, workforce, infection control, standards, funding, estates, and emergency care.

The Future of Hospitals 2021 is split into three distinct themes: Day 1 – Estates; Day 2 – Workforce; and Day 3 - Community, Covid-19, and Digital. Tickets are available for the whole event or for single days so you can choose the steam most relevant to your role. As an attendee, you'll also gain access to all sessions and resources for 30 days after the event, so you can access content on demand when it suits you most.

Across the event, delegates will:

  • Learn how to rise to the Covid-19 challenge and maintain the UK’s position as a global leader in healthcare.
  • Evaluate the regulation in hospital care during COVID-19: Ensuring that services remain subject to close monitoring.
  • Understand approaches to working in partnership with the private sector to support patient care in the oncology department during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Explore techniques of developing clinical decision-making skills in nursing through innovative approaches to learning.
  • Examine modes of adopting transformational change processes for clinical redesign and engagement and workforce development.

Speaker Line-up for The Future of Hospitals Conference 2021 

The Future of Hospitals 2021 event brings together Heads, Directors and Senior Managers of Patient Safety, Medicine, Estates, Nursing and Emergency Care and Infection Control from NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts, CCG's and ICS services, to hear a combination of policy updates and best practice case studies from a wide variety of organisations within acute healthcare.

Day 1 – Estates

  • Edward Argar MP, Minister of State for Health, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Jane Perry, Dean of Health, Sport and Bioscience and Robert Waterson, Director of Careers and Enterprise and Senior Lecturer, University of East London (UEL)
  • NHS Property Services
  • Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust

Day 2 – Workforce

  • Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation and Transformation, NHS Health Education England
  • University of East London (UEL) panel
  • Ruth Thorlby, Assistant Director for Policy, The Health Foundation
  • Nigel Acheson, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission
  • Hadrien Kieffer, Interim Director, NHS Professionals
  • Karen Howell, National Director of Discharge and Recovery, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Day 3 – Community, Covid-19, and Digital

  • Dr Terry Hudsen, Chair, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Rishi Das-Gupta, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  • UEL and Trust Partners
  • Peter Grace, Directorate Manager & Clinical Nurse Lead for Digital Health & Extensive Care, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alastair Finney, Whipps Cross Redevelopment Director, Barts Health NHS Trust

Learn more about the event, view the full agenda, and secure your tickets here.

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Article written by
Danielle Chapman

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