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:
MediWales & West of England Collaboration Event
10.55 am – 11: 25 am
Break – Exhibition and Networking
Sepsis – Andrew Hermon, Senior Nurse in Critical Care, Cwm Taf University Health Board
Innovative approaches to community Blood Pressure programmes: The learning from BHF funded programmes – Rhiannon Edwards, CVD Clinical Development Co-ordinator, British Heart Foundation
Industry Showcase – Organisation pitches
– Current Health
– Syml Connect
– Transforming Systems
– Baywater Healthcare
Pitching session summary – Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England AHSN
Lunch – Exhibitions and Networking
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
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
Welsh Funding – Elen De Lacy, Interim Head of Bid Development, Life Sciences Hub Wales
Funding Talk – Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England AHSN
Round up and Close of event – Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England AHSN
Networking – Nibbles and drinks
There are opportunities available for exhibiting so please get in touch if you would like to discuss in more detail.