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This Forum will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to explore the key developments in identifying, treating, and managing sepsis. Attendees will learn from leading sector experts on how to raise awareness of sepsis and equip healthcare staff with the knowledge and training they require to ensure sepsis is identified at the earliest possible stage.

Furthermore, best practice, solutions-focused case studies will highlight successful approaches to challenges faced with regards to sepsis treatment and prevention. Alongside this, the impact of Covid-19 on sepsis will be analysed and speakers and delegates alike will look to provide best practice solutions for overcoming challenges presented by the pandemic.

This Forum will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to explore the key developments in identifying, treating, and managing sepsis. Attendees will learn from leading sector experts on how to raise awareness of sepsis and equip healthcare staff with the knowledge and training they require to ensure sepsis is identified at the earliest possible stage.

Furthermore, best practice, solutions-focused case studies will highlight successful approaches to challenges faced with regards to sepsis treatment and prevention. Alongside this, the impact of Covid-19 on sepsis will be analysed and speakers and delegates alike will look to provide best practice solutions for overcoming challenges presented by the pandemic.

Other Speakers

Dr Lesley Jordan photo
Dr Lesley Jordan
RUH Consultant Anaesthetist and Patient Safety Lead
Royal University Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust

Agenda

9:40 am
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9:50 am
Chair’s Welcome Address

The chair will outline the key themes and challenges that we will be looking to discuss and provide solutions around across the day:

  • Key advice and guidance on raising awareness and identifying sepsis
  • Covid-19; What has been the impact and how have local services been responding?
  • What does the future hold for Sepsis services?
Professor Peter Ghazal
Professor Peter Ghazal
Chief Investigator and Academic Lead – Project Sepsis
Cardiff University
Confirmed
10:00 am
APPG Address: Supporting the Health Sector to Deliver High-Quality Sepsis Services
  • Outlining the current challenges facing sepsis services across the UK, including the changing landscape of treatment and service as a result of Covid-19
  • Encouraging hospitals to adopt UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) clinical tools as part their armamentarium to deliver on the NHS Implementation Guidance on sepsis
  • Highlighting the APPG’s work in supporting public awareness campaigns to ensure the public are aware of the condition, can recognise symptoms, and therefore increase their chance of survival
  • Sharing evidence and lessons learned by the APPG on Sepsis throughout the Covid-19 crisis and outlining the next steps in tackling this issue

Question and Answers session at 10:20am – 10:30am

Mike Wood MP
Mike Wood MP
Vice Chair
All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sepsis
Confirmed
10:30 am
HEE Guidance Update: How to Provide Effective Sepsis Education and Training for Healthcare Staff Across England

Dr Gary Wares, Clinical Lead for Sepsis at Health Education England (HEE) will share guidance on how to develop the necessary communication and dissemination strategies to raise awareness, and maximise uptake of the learning materials and training resources available to healthcare staff, to support the early identification and management of sepsis.

This session will also include identifying gaps in the training and resources currently provided, to improve the provision of sepsis education and training for healthcare staff across England. Furthermore, the session will draw on existing Health Education England (HEE) educational and training resources to produce a sepsis educational package targeted at management and executive teams in light of Covid-19.

Question and Answers Session at 10:50am – 11:00am

Dr Gary Wares
Dr Gary Wares
Clinical Lead for Sepsis
Health Education England (HEE)
Invited
11:00 am
Break and Virtual Networking
11:20 am
Practical Solutions Session: Improving Sepsis Care for People with Learning Difficulties

Emily Handley-Cole, Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme, NHS England will outline best practice guidance on reducing sepsis morbidity and mortality in people with learning disabilities. This will include;

  • Empowering people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, with the knowledge about infection prevention and self-care post infection to improve patient outcomes
  • How to spot the ‘soft’ signs of early deterioration and how to communicate this effectively to hospital staff
  • Sharing how to investigate whether people with learning disabilities are suffering with Post Sepsis Syndrome, and assisting with recovery
  • Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on supporting patients with learning disabilities and sepsis

Question and Answers Session at 11:40am – 11:50am

Emily Handley-Cole
Emily Handley-Cole
Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme
NHS England
Invited
11:50 am
Outlining Key Tips for Improving Safety and Outcomes for Patients with Sepsis

Dr Lesley Jordan will examine the success of Royal University Hospitals Bath’s Sepsis and Kidney Injury Prevention (SKIP) team, which was shortlisted for two 2020 Patient Safety Awards. This session will provide specific learning outcomes for health services who looking to improve their sepsis and overall patient outcomes and safety standards.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outlining how Royal University Hospitals Bath identified sepsis conditions in patient with acute kidney injuries as early as possible
  • Sharing the processes and tools which enabled frontline staff to implement treatment promptly whilst still improving the care delivered to the patients
  • Analysing the work Royal University Hospitals has been doing throughout Covid-19 working with sepsis patients and ensuring they received a high-quality and safe service

Shortlisted Finalists for Patient Safety Team of the Year and Deteriorating Patients & Rapid Response Systems Award 2020

Question and Answers Session at 12:10pm – 12:20pm

Dr Lesley Jordan
Dr Lesley Jordan
RUH Consultant Anaesthetist and Patient Safety Lead
Royal University Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
1:00 pm
Case Study: Improving the Rates of Early Sepsis Detection and Consistency of Prompt Treatment
  • Sharing how the Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has transformed its detection and treatment of sepsis across multiple sites, as a result improving the proportion of patients receiving antibiotics within one hour of sepsis diagnosis from 73% to 80%
  • Evaluating how to improve the consistency of early recognition and treatment for patients presenting with suspected sepsis, using the Advancing Quality (AQ) sepsis measure sets
  • Explaining the need for local improvement initiatives to sit within a broader improvement and learning structure, in order to facilitate the dissemination of good practice across large multi-site organisations
  • Outlining the lessons learnt through the covid-19 pandemic in detecting sepsis and providing effective treatment

Question and Answers Session at 1:00pm – 1:10pm

Raj Jain
Raj Jain
Chief Executive
Northern Care Alliance
Invited
1:20 pm
Awareness Training Session: Learning How to Optimise Your Sepsis Training to Raise Awareness Across Primary and Secondary Care Departments

This session will provide practice insights into how Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) employed less conventional training methods to raise sepsis awareness and understanding in community environments. This training revolved around offering inter-professional, flexible and role specific training to all 31 GP surgeries and 15 NHS funded nursing homes across Milton Keynes. The MKUHFT also introduced the use of NEWS2 and sepsis screening tools as clinical decision aids.

Delegates will learn first-hand how to utilise a collaborative approach to successfully deliver a training project, involving an acute trust, sepsis survivors and simulation teams to ensure training sessions are interactive and innovative.

Question and Answers Session at 1:30pm – 1:40pm

Andrew Cooney
Andrew Cooney
Consultant Anaesthetist Associate Medical Director (QI) & Senior Lecturer
Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust
Invited
Caroline Walker
Caroline Walker
Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICM
Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust
Invited
1:50 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
2:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Sepsis and Information Technology. How Can it be Best Utilised?

This panel discussion will examine the importance of technology in tackling sepsis. The panel will look to provide guidance around best practice cases whereby technology has been embedded across the health sector to improve awareness and treatment of sepsis.

Furthermore, delegates will be able to put their specific challenges around the effective use of technology to the panel to discuss as well.

The panel will discuss issues including:

  • Exploring the application of new ‘alert and action’ technology, and how algorithms are being employed to read patients’ vital signs and alert healthcare staff to indicators of sepsis
  • Understanding how technology can help bridge the gap between digital systems and patient observation to help staff diagnose and treat suspected sepsis more effectively
  • Evaluating the success of electronic patient record systems (EPR) in supporting clinical decision making and reducing sepsis mortality
  • Highlighting the impact technology has on supporting health and sepsis services during the Covid-19 pandemic
Mary Sherry
Mary Sherry
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Invited
Dr Ewen Cameron
Dr Ewen Cameron
Executive Director of Improvement and Transformation
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH)
Invited
2:30 pm
Call to Action: Taking the Fight to Covid-19 and Understanding Its impact of Sepsis Services

Dr Ron Daniels, Chief Executive at Sepsis Trust UK will outline the critical nature of the situation health services currently find themselves in with sepsis treatment, services and raising awareness in light of Covid-19.

Ron will outline next steps Sepsis Trust UK want to see in the fight between recognising the link between Covid-19 and sepsis and outlining how the Sepsis Trust believes health organisations should respond.

This session will also outline the key recommendations from Sepsis Trust UK’s COVID-19 Recovery Response service. As well as their Recovery after Critical Illness guide

Question and Answers Session at 2:50pm – 3:00pm

Dr Ron Daniels
Dr Ron Daniels
Chief Executive
Sepsis Trust UK
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Chair’s Closing Address

*Programme Subject to Change

Professor Peter Ghazal
Professor Peter Ghazal
Chief Investigator and Academic Lead – Project Sepsis
Cardiff University
Confirmed

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for the Health Sector including;

  • Sepsis Leads/Consultants
  • Heads of Quality
  • Clinical Research Nurses
  • Critical Care Leads
  • Matrons
  • Outreach and Community Leads
  • Patient Safety Managers
  • Infection and Prevention and Control Nurses
  • Sepsis Nurses
  • Senior Lecturers
This Forum is also open to the Voluntary and Private Sectors to encourage debate and networking.

Pricing

  • Online Conference (Public Sector)
    £295 + VAT
  • Online Conference (Voluntary Sector)
    £245 + VAT
  • Online Conference (Private Sector)
    £395 + VAT