14 February 2014 – Airedale showcases work at National Event

Posted on February 17, 2014 by AireAdmin

Clinicians from Airedale Hospital are demonstrating how they use technology to help improve the care and health of patients at a major national conference at Manchester Central on 3 and 4 March.

Around 10,000 people from health and social care professions, the voluntary sector, and patients will take part in The Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014, hosted by NHS England.

The aim is to inspire delegates by providing them with innovative tools to improve services and the health of everyone.

Chief Executive, Bridget Fletcher, who was formerly the Trust’s chief nurse and diabetes and endocrinology consultant Dr Richard Pope will be taking part in a pop-up NHS university at this year’s event and running two workshops.

The seminars will be both held on the first day of the Expo 3 March and aimed at people who both commission and provide care, clinicians and patients.

Bridget Fletcher, Chief Executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are looking forward to this exciting event which gives us the chance to share our learning – with interested delegates from throughout the whole country.”

“We also hope to learn from others who have brought about innovative changes to how they deliver healthcare for the benefit of their local community.”

The first seminar – “Achieving Patient Orchestrated Care’ will run 1.15 – 2.15pm. It will focus on how technology and the way services are provided can allow people to play a greater role in shaping their own care and get help when they need it in the most appropriate place. Practical examples will be used to demonstrate a very different approach to how care can be delivered.

The second – ‘Closing the gap between primary and secondary care’ – will run 3.45 – 4.45pm. It will focus on how primary and secondary care clinicians can work more closely together and use technology to provide a better experience and seamless care experience for the benefit of patients and their families.

Airedale will also be demonstrating its innovative work in the GP Zone throughout the two day event.

Along-side the thought-provoking seminars, there will be a programme of speakers who are influential and experienced in health care. There will also be the chance to become a dementia friend at the dementia cafe, pick up new digital health skills make a pledge for NHS Change Day, showcase their work in Camp Expo and make new professional contacts.

For more details about the Expo event visit: http://bddy.me/1fEIkRE and follow on Twitter #Expo14NHS  or follow AiredaleNHSFT #telemedicine

Telemedicine work at Airedale also features in the latest national commissioning guidance released by NHS England. ‘Any Town’ is a toolkit to help Commissioning Care Groups (CCG)s and other healthcare commissioners produce five year plan and features eight care studies of innovative and more efficient ways of working to provide high quality care for future generations. Airedale Hospital is included as the case study for being a leader of telemedicine work (see slides. 25 – 30)