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NEWS in your community: monitoring and supporting patients across all healthcare settings

11.09.2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MediWales is collaborating with the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) to deliver this conference which will focus on monitoring and supporting patients outside the hospital setting (at home, in nursing and care homes) to specifically enable the measurement of vital signs to calculate a Nation Early Warning Score (NEWS) which is used when delivering care.

Free delegate places are available to NHS professionals, research and industry communities, from both sides of the bridge. We would also like to extend an invitation to companies who have or are developing various approaches to track vital signs. Though this is not about intensive care monitoring – during the event it will be considered how these tools could be used in a community setting. This would include the recording of observations, dashboards, wearable devices, remote monitoring, devices that aid recording of observation or identifying deterioration with a particular interest in wearable and non-contact tech for those with Learning Disabilities.

This event will discuss the challenges and technical issues faced in the community care setting and look at the development of potential clinical / industry collaborations to address the issues in this area. There will also be information on the support and funding available to take projects forward.

Hear from speakers from the AHSN who will present their work on the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and from Welsh clinical colleagues who will showcase their plan going forward. An insightful look at where automation of technologies and clinical pathways could be accessible to improve an ever evolving process.

Who is this event for?

60 – 80 delegates, NHS, research and industry communities

 Objectives of the event:

  • Discuss the challenges and technical issues
  • Look at development of potential clinical/ industry collaborations to address the issues in this area
  • Information on support and funding available to take projects forward


Delegate Information

MediWales & West of England Collaboration Event

We are looking forward to welcoming you to ‘NEWS in your community’. Please see below the relevant information for the upcoming event.
Celtic Manor Golf Club – Augusta Suite
Coldra Woods
NP18 1HQ
Directions & Parking
Details on directions to the venue and parking information can be found here.
Free parking for the Golf Club is available in the Golf Academy Car parkTimings
Registrations begins at 8.30am and the opening introduction starts at 9.30am. The day will come to a close at 4.30pm.Programme

8.30 am – 9.30 am
 Registration and Exhibition
9:30 am
MediWales Introduction – Katherine Maxwell & Debbie Laubach, MediWales
9.35 am
West of England AHSN Welcome – Anne Pullyblank, Medical Director, West of England AHSN9.55 am
Changing the NEWS – from cognitive science to saving lives – Chris Subbe, Consultant Physician, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board10.25 am
NEWS from a primary care perspective – Alison Tavare, Bristol GP and Primary Care Clinical Lead, West of England AHSN

10.55 am – 11: 25 am
Break – Exhibition and Networking

11.25 am
Sepsis – Andrew Hermon, Senior Nurse in Critical Care, Cwm Taf University Health Board

11.40 am
Innovative approaches to community Blood Pressure programmes: The learning from BHF funded programmes – Rhiannon Edwards, CVD Clinical Development Co-ordinator, British Heart Foundation

11.55 am
Industry Showcase – Organisation pitches
– Current Health
– Docobo
– Syml Connect
– inhealthcare
– Transforming Systems
– Baywater Healthcare

12.55 pm
Pitching session summary – Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England AHSN

1.00 pm
Lunch – Exhibitions and Networking

2.00 pm
Expert Panel 1: Tech

Is Tech important and what to use?

Chair – Nigel Harris, Director of Growth & Innovation, West of England AHSN
– Chris Subbe, Consultant Physician, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
– Stephen Hope, Project and Business Development Manager, Docobo
– Jo Garrett, Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

2.40 pm

2.50 pm
Expert Panel 2: Implementation

Challenges of implementing NEWS in a community: engagement with patients and carers

Chair – Robyn Davies, Head of Innovation, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Anne Pullyblank, Medical Director, West of England AHSN
– Alison Tavare, Bristol GP and Primary Care Clinical Lead, West of England AHSN
Angela Cooper, Clinical Lead Urgent Care, Gloucestershire Care Services

3.30 pm
Welsh Funding – Elen De Lacy, Interim Head of Bid Development, Life Sciences Hub Wales
3.45 pm
Funding Talk – Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England AHSN
4.00 pm
Round up and Close of event – Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England AHSN

4.05 pm
Networking – Nibbles and drinks

Please make sure that all your colleagues have registered for this event via the online form on our event page here.
Alternatively,if you are now no longer able to attend then please do let us know as soon as possible.
If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

There are opportunities available for exhibiting so please get in touch if you would like to discuss in more detail.


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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Coldra Court Hotel
Celtic Manor Resort
Newport, NP18 2LX United Kingdom
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