Welsh NHS Confederation Conference 2018 workshops

Proton beam therapy: the hope and the hype

Speaker: Professor Karol Sikora, Chief Medical Officer, Proton Partners International

Proton Partners International is at the vanguard of advancing cancer care, building a series of oncology centres across the UK known as the Rutherford Cancer Centre. The first centre is in Newport, South Wales, and the first in the UK to offer high energy proton beam therapy. The Centres are at the forefront of providing innovative cancer care, all-encompassing cancer services, offering world-class proton beam therapy, along with traditional services, including diagnostics, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and holistic therapy. Centres in Northumberland, Reading and Liverpool are also under development.

People at the heart of our services

Chair: Dr Robin Miller, Deputy Director, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University
Patient Representatives: Terence Canning, Nigel Hullah, Gale Kidman, Veryan Richards

This session will consider how peoples’ experience and feedback can improve health and social care services and identify the key challenges and enablers that lead to this change. Hear directly from service users and patients about how their individual experience has led to service change and better outcomes.

Connecting care settings for safer prescribing

Speakers: Dr Haidar Samiei, Clinical Director, EMIS Health/Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS                            Trust
                   Howard Goatley, Product Manager, EMIS Health

Prescribing errors are a common occurrence, affecting up to 50 percent of hospital admissions. This session looks at how the use of shared data and intelligent technology can help us tackle this problem by ensuring that clinicians have up-to-date information and decision support at the point of care. By digitally connecting care settings and facilitating flexible, mobile working, innovative electronic prescribing systems can improve patient safety and support smoother workflows.


Shifting the system

Chair: Morag Olsen, Chief Operating Officer, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Speakers: Dr Brendan Lloyd, Executive Medical Director, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
                  Richard Lee, Director of Operations, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
                  Helen Fitzpatrick, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Betsi Cadwaladr                   University Health Board                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Susan Wynne, Clinical Service Manager, Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Betsi Cadwaladr                           University Health Board

Focussing on the levers and enablers of system change in an environment of increasing demand and workforce pressures, representatives from the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will showcase innovative practices and service redesign within their organisations. Group discussion on the key features and challenges of the implementation process. Speakers will provide expert insights into how real progress can be achieved by shifting the system.

Value Based Healthcare: Working in partnership to improve care and deliver greater value

Chair: Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Government
Speakers: Dr Chris Wood MD, Medical Executive, Intermountain iCentra Development, VP Cerner
                   Dr Paul Buss, Medical Director/Deputy Chief Executive, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

While every nation’s healthcare system is uniquely fitted to address local population needs, lessons from international system leaders brings global attention with hopes that good practice can be adopted to local contexts. During this session, we will compare and contrast two value based healthcare examples that are becoming global trend setters: one from Intermountain Healthcare, Utah, USA, and another from the Welsh perspective of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. This will be followed by a group discussion focussing on how each system delivers high quality, patient centred services for their population, and how lessons from a different country can be implemented into a local setting.

Light the sparks

Chair: Professor Andrew Davies, Chair, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board/ Chair, Welsh NHS Confederation Policy Committee
Speakers: Catherine Chin, Senior Physiotherapist, Health Disability Sports Officer, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
                  Sally Lewis, Portfolio Manager, Arts Council Wales
                  Prue Thimbleby, Arts and Health Co-ordinator, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
                  Shana Thomas, Senior Officer, Sport Wales

This session will provide a fresh perspective on how creativity and activity can help improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and foster a healthy, happy and thriving society. Sparking an interest in the arts and in sport is helping to improve the mental and physical well-being of people within the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board areas. With creative activity known to have a tangible effect on the quality of life, and physical activity evidenced as making a substantial contribution to illness prevention, hear how two organisations have chosen to use innovative activity programmes to improve well-being.

Developing and embedding a high quality care culture

Chair: Daniel Ratchford, Chief Executive, Quality Health
Speaker: Professor Michael West, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Lancaster University/Head of Thought Leadership, The King’s Fund

How can we ensure we are developing cultures of high quality, continual improvement and compassionate care in the challenging circumstances we face, while at the same time safeguarding the well-being and growth of our staff? How can we become more effective at leading and working across boundaries to ensure the effectiveness of systems? This session offers the research evidence and practical guidance necessary to help leaders place compassion, high quality and innovation at the heart of health care cultures in their organisations. It describes the link between good staff experience and patient outcomes as well as other key cultural elements associated with good performance in health care: vision and values; goals and performance; support and compassion; learning and innovation; team work and collaboration, within and across organisational boundaries.

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