What do we need to do as leaders at local, regional and national level to embed the positive changes that are emerging during COVID-19? Get beneath the surface to explore how change happens in practice.
This interactive webinar will take place on 8 September, 12.30–14.00, via Zoom. It is hosted by the Health Foundation's Q community, delivered in partnership with the NHS Confederation and the AHSN Network as part of the NHS Reset campaign.
The event will be of particular interest to those leading local organisations and systems, as well as anyone with a remit for improving care and building on the beneficial changes emerging during COVID-19 nationally, regionally or locally. Attendees will gain pragmatic learning about:
Through a mix of presentations and interactive panel and polling sessions, attendees will leave with ideas and inspiration for enabling sustainable change within their services.
During the initial upsurge of the Covid-19 pandemic, recognising and treating ‘silent hypoxia’ in patients with the virus has been directly linked to the patient’s outcome.
The Covid virtual ward and NHS England Primary Care Covid-19 guidance recommend that oxygen saturation monitoring should form an integral part of the Covid-19 pathway to manage patients safely within the community.
To demonstrate the impact of this approach and as part of a second wave of pilot sites nationally, four teams in Wessex have developed virtual wards (2 primary care hot hubs, 1 care homes telemedicine project and a Same day emergency care unit) that use pulse oximeters to allow them to safely monitor confirmed or suspected Covid-19 patients at home whilst providing opportunity to detect early signs of deterioration.
Supported by the LMC and led by Matt Inada-Kim (HHFT) and Karen Kirkham (Dorset CCG), this webinar offers an opportunity to learn from the experiences of these four pilot sites and understand how this approach could be used to support service development across Wessex.
List of speakers and roles:
Dr Matt Inada Kim, Consultant Acute Physician, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Clinical Director Patient Safety & Digital, Wessex Academic Health & Science Network; National COVID Clinical Reference groups- Primary care, Secondary care, Care homes; National Clinical Lead Deterioration & National Specialist Advisor Sepsis, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Dr Karen Kirkham, Senior Medical Advisor Primary Care Provider development team NHSE/I; ICS Clinical Lead Dorset; Assistant Clinical Chair Dorset CCG
Dr Caroline O’Keefe, GP Basingstoke
Dr Kuldhir Johal, GP London (TBC)