Overview

04 May, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm05 May, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference
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The NHS Discharge Forum 2022 will explore how to improve hospital discharge and patient flow to address waiting times and improve patient experience, while ensuring patient safety. Prior to the pausing of the published delayed transfers of care statistics, there were over 155,000 delayed days in February 2020, with almost 60% of those attributable to the NHS. The unique challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic led to the need to release capacity across the NHS, disrupting existing discharge practices.

This forum will provide best practice guidance and practical case study examples to support you in implementing effective systems across health, social care and beyond so people can leave hospital at the right time, to the right place, with the right support.

The NHS Discharge Forum 2022 will explore how to improve hospital discharge and patient flow to address waiting times and improve patient experience, while ensuring patient safety. Prior to the pausing of the published delayed transfers of care statistics, there were over 155,000 delayed days in February 2020, with almost 60% of those attributable to the NHS. The unique challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic led to the need to release capacity across the NHS, disrupting existing discharge practices.

This forum will provide best practice guidance and practical case study examples to support you in implementing effective systems across health, social care and beyond so people can leave hospital at the right time, to the right place, with the right support.

Agenda

  • 4th May
  • 5th May
9:30 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:45 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

10:00 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Natasha Swinscoe
Natasha Swinscoe
Chief Executive Officer
West of England AHSN
Confirmed
10:15 am
CQC Keynote: Effective Discharge Practices for Improving Health Outcomes
  • Examining the impact of discharge and patient flow on patient experience and health outcomes
  • Sharing best practice discharge practices that improve health outcomes and patient flow
  • Highlighting the role of community support in effective discharge practices, and Discharge to Assess
Rosie Benneyworth
Rosie Benneyworth
Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Confirmed
10:35 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:45 am
Networking Break
11:15 am
Case Study: Showcasing Effective Discharge Practices that Dramatically Reduced Delays in Response to Covid-19

Between 13th March and 26th June 2020, the number of acute beds occupied by patients whose discharge was delayed in North & Mid Hampshire ICP dropped from 61 to 7.  Through a combination of changes to assessment and discharge practices, N&MH was able to create capacity to care for patients with Covid-19, while maintaining a high level of care for discharged patients. This session will provide key insights into:

  • The role of the Hampshire Together joint health and care team in transforming discharge across Hampshire, which has historically had some of the highest levels of delayed transfers of care
  • Practical changes to discharge processes in response to Covid-19 which reduced delays, including the role of Single Points of Access, Discharge to Assess Pathways, and information tracking
  • The impacts of reducing delayed discharges, both on incoming patients and those who had been discharged
Philippa Darnton
Philippa Darnton
Associate Director - Insight
Wessex Academic Health Science Network
Confirmed
Jackie Chandler
Jackie Chandler
Evaluation Programme Manager - Insight
Wessex Academic Health Science Network
Confirmed
11:35 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:45 am
Case Study: Avoiding Hospital Bed Days through Acute Care at Home

Bridgend Acute Clinical Team (ACT) offers acute medical support and interventions for patients who are clinically stable enough to be treated at home. Through the use of virtual wards, the ACT treats over 450 patients a year, 80% of which are “stepped-up” to avoid hospital admission. This session will provide key insights into:

  • The process of building and developing the ACT
  • Best practice for developing and managing virtual wards to reduce hospital admissions
  • Data on the impact of the ACT on hospital bed days and patient outcomes
Thomas Barton
Thomas Barton
Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Acute Clinical Team
Bridgend Community Resource Team
Confirmed
12:05 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
12:15 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
12:30 pm
Close of Day 1
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Natasha Swinscoe
Natasha Swinscoe
Chief Executive Officer
West of England AHSN
Confirmed
9:45 am
Healthwatch Keynote: The Role of Hospital Discharge in Tackling the NHS Backlog
  • Examining the recently updated hospital discharge guidance, and the Discharge to Assess model
  • Highlighting the patient safety considerations when seeking to improve patient flow and reduce delayed discharge
  • Sharing how providing proper support for patients being discharged from hospital can prevent readmission and improve patient flow, reducing the NHS backlog
Louise Ansari
Louise Ansari
National Director
Healthwatch England
Confirmed
10:05 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:15 am
Understanding the Impact of Pressures in Social Care on Hospital Discharge
  • Examining trends in delayed transfers of care pre-Covid: what do we know about the causes?
  • What has happened to delayed discharges during winter 2021/22?
  • What are the pressures in social care and what impact are they having on hospital discharges?
  • Discharge to assess policy: what are the priorities and what unanswered questions are there?
Natasha Curry
Natasha Curry
Deputy Director of Policy
The Nuffield Trust
Confirmed
10:35 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:45 am
Networking Break
11:10 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: How to Best Balance Reducing Delays with Avoiding Premature Discharge
  • Highlighting the rising numbers of emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge and analysing what more can be done to reduce the numbers
  • Discussing how to find the balance and prevent avoidable delays without encouraging premature discharge and emergency readmission
  • Examining the impact of the Covid-19 on discharge procedures, and the risk of premature discharge
Nicola Steggles
Nicola Steggles
Improvement Lead: Patient Flow - QEHKL NHS Trust
Director - Steggles Consultancy Ltd
Confirmed
Claire Lee
Claire Lee
Lead for Discharge Planning
Harrogate District Hospital
Confirmed
11:50 am
Improving Discharge Practices through Local Service Integration: The Community Provider Perspective

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, NHS Providers’ Community Network established the Neighbourhood Integration Project to capture the successes and share the learnings from effective examples of local service integration. Since then, the pandemic has accelerated the integration of care in the community in many areas. The transformative potential of organisations working together as part of place-based partnerships and at a neighbourhood level to meet local needs has never been clearer. This session will provide an insight into:

  • Changes in national and local integration policies since Covid-19
  • The impact of collaborative integration at a “neighbourhood” level on discharge practices and outcomes
  • Best practice examples of where community providers have been working to support timely discharge
Sara Gariban
Sara Gariban
Senior Policy Officer
NHS Providers
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
12:20 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
12:30 pm
Forum Close

*programme subject to change

Pricing

  • Public Sector Rate (NHS/ Local& Central Gov/ Higher Education)
    £295 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £245 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £195 + VAT
  • Private Sector
    £395 + VAT