The Strategy Unit will be hosting a workshop in Birmingham on Tuesday 1st October 2019 for those working in, managing or commissioning A&E departments.  This workshop will give delegates the opportunity to learn about recent analyses and research into the delivery and operations of A&E departments and set priorities for future analysis.  This is a rare opportunity to look at the big questions facing urgent and emergency care, influence the agenda of local researchers and connect with colleagues.  

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This FREE one-day session in Birmingham will bring you up to date on the most recent analysis and research into A&E delivery and operations, as well as giving you the rare opportunity to help set the priorities for future analysis.

A great opportunity to earn a day of CPD in an interactive and enjoyable setting.

There’s too often a disconnect between researchers and the realities of frontline delivery. We want to start to change that – by giving delegates the chance to explore some of the ‘Big Questions’ with us, and more importantly, to let them shape the agenda for future analysis.  We’re keen to involve a wide range of staff working in or on A&E, so this workshop would be suitable for:

  • A&E clinicians of any grade or background
  • Other staff working in A&E
  • Managers involved in A&E
  • Commissioners of A&E services

Key-note addresses will be followed by a series of parallel session where delegates will be free to attend the topics that interest them most. Then in the afternoon delegates will be involved in identifying and prioritising the next Big Questions for A&E. We'll seek funding to take forward the questions that come out on top.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Key-note addresses

Context Matters: Recognising Silent Misdiagnoses in the Accident and Emergency Department - Prof. Al Mulley, Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

The impact of GPs in emergency departments: early findings from the 'GPs in EDs' study - Prof Adrian Edwards & Dr Alison Cooper, Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University

Parallel Sessions

  • Did the cuts to social care budgets lead to increases in urgent care? Paul Seamer, the Strategy Unit
  • Understanding the decline in performance against the 4-hour A&E target, Steven Wyatt, the Strategy Unit
  • Do Psychiatric Liaison Services reduce admissions via A&E? Paul Seamer, the Strategy Unit
  • Will adding delirium to the NEWS2 Score increase the number of alerts? Prof Mohammed A Mohammed, the Strategy Unit
  • What has driven the increase in ambulance queuing at A&E depts? Stacey Croft, the Strategy Unit
  • Does having more staff, cubicles and rooms in A&E improve the timeliness of care? Sarah Jackson, the Strategy Unit
  • How does bed occupancy and ED crowding influence decisions to admit? Steven Wyatt, the Strategy Unit
  • Is it feasible to predict pressures in A&E? Paul Seamer, the Strategy Unit
  • Developing a Model of Care for A&E provision in Central Lancashire, Kelly Bishop & Sophie Hargreaves, NHS Transformation Unit
  • Stock and Flow: Monitoring pressures in an ED in real-time, Andrew McCann, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

The workshop will be held at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre on the University of Birmingham campus.  There is limited free on-site parking a multi-story care park nearby.  The Centre is just a 15-minute walk from the University train station.