Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes
- 12 March 2019
- 08:30 - 15:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Last year marked the 70th anniversary of our NHS – an opportunity to celebrate the nation's most valued institution and the unwavering commitment of NHS staff to delivering health and social care services that save lives, prevent illness and improves public health outcomes.
However, the milestone celebration cannot outshine the necessity for reappraisal of the funding and services provided by the NHS to ensure sustainability over the next seven decades.
This conference will feature keynotes and panel discussions from a roster of distinguished speakers on issues pertinent to ensuring the NHS is fit for the future, including; the viability of government investment pledges, showcasing innovative tech-driven health and social care initiatives and spotlighting service improvements to refine the quality of care offered by the NHS; leading to a re-allocation of valuable resources and capital.
The conference's keynote address will expand on five priorities of the long term plan that will play an integral role in delivering wholesale clinical and cultural change within the NHS:
Digital innovation in healthcare has opened up new possibilities to treat patients remotely, to improve patient flow through digital appointments and acute discharge; to access medical records on the road for community practitioners or to share information from emergency services en route to hospital. The NHS long term plan must ensure these new opportunities can be grasped, that NHS staff have the right digital skill set and the right technology in place to improve care.
The government has committed to a five-year NHS funding plan that, it says, will provide the fiscal security to develop a long term plan for the health and social care sector. Premised on a £20.5bn real-terms annual increase by the end of the five year period compared to current levels, the funding will be front-loaded, with 3.6% increases expected in the first two years. The funding plan is, to a degree, conditional; the government has set-out five financial requirements the NHS must meet in order to demonstrate it has put the service onto a sustainable path.
In this presentation, the viability of the government's funding pledge will be reviewed. Concerns that an increase in inflation and the possibility of un-subsidised shortfalls could erode the investment by as much as £260m in 2019; rising to around £1bn by 2020. Additionally, the presentation will expand on recommendations made by the Health Foundation to deliver the promised percentage increase that will have a real impact on the pace and scale of NHS improvements.
Early expectations are that the long term plan will:
Integrating health and social care continues to be the holy-grail of the NHS; how will the long term plan address integration?
Patient falls in the NHS costs the health service £2.3bn and over 4m beds each year. A third of people aged 65-and-over fall at least once a year and falls are the most common cause of death from injury in over 65's. Patient falls are the number one precipitating factor for a person losing independence and going into long term care. A first fall can set in motion a downward spiral - people may develop a fear of falling which, in turn, can lead to more inactivity, loss of strength and a greater risk of further falls.
Christian will introduce delegates to Guardian Sentry; a completely new way of caring for patients that embraces two elements of the NHS long term plan - digital innovation and preventative care. Guardian Sentry is not an analogue system, instead it utilises digital technology - the system will sense when a patient is beginning to move and will alarm any staff nearby of an impending fall prompt. This means you do not get an alarm when the patient has fallen, like some other systems on the market. The Guardian Sentry system is designed to give you a preemptive early warning for an impending fall prompt.
Advances in genomic research combined with the transformational power of digital technologies are leading to novel approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Greater Manchester’s exceptional clinical, academic, and public assets coupled with its health and social care devolution ensures that the city-region is uniquely placed to become the destination of choice for life sciences.
Ben Bridgewater will present to delegates on how Health Innovation Manchester is leveraging these assets to establish Greater Manchester as an international leader in accelerating innovation that transforms citizens’ health and wellbeing.
As part of the Ten Year Plan, the NHS intends to become the world's pre-eminent healthcare system for maternity care. The Health and Social Care Secretary of State Matt Hancock has pledged that by 2021 the majority of women in England will have access to one, consistent midwife to provide guidance and support through the duration of their pregnancy, labour and post-natal. Upon roll-out of the initiative next year, women from black, ethnic minority backgrounds and poorer families will be given priority of access.
In his address to delegates, Sean will review the government's commitments to new parents, the provision of extra mental health support for mothers and fathers, in addition to the resources that must be allocated to developing the midwifery workforce in order to meet these ambitions.
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This keynote will spotlight the important role integrating cutting-edge infrastructure into the NHS' estates and facilities will play in effectively delivering the Long Term Plan.
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The building has been painstakingly renovated to ensure that this extremely important part of National Heritage continues to serve as a place of learning, knowledge dissemination and promotion of equality.
We are continually reinvesting in upgrading and renovating the building to ensure it continues to serve society through the advancement of education (by the establishment and maintenance of a Grade 1 Listed building/museum)
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