NEWS in your community: monitoring and supporting patients across all healthcare settings

Date: 11/09/2019 | Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Location: Celtic Manor Golf Club, Augusta Suite, Coldra Woods, Newport NP18 1HQ (situated just off the M4 junction 24)
Organised by: MediWales and West of England AHSN
Tel: 029 2047 3456
Email: katherine.maxwell@mediwales.com

Event summary

The West of England AHSN is collaborating with MediWales to deliver this conference which will focus on monitoring and supporting patients outside the hospital setting (at home, in nursing and care homes) to specifically enable the measurement of vital signs to calculate a Nation Early Warning Score (NEWS) which is used when delivering care.

Free delegate places are available to NHS professionals, research and industry communities, from both sides of the bridge. We would also like to extend an invitation to companies who have or are developing various approaches to track vital signs.

Though this is not about intensive care monitoring – during the event it will be considered how these tools could be used in a community setting. This would include the recording of observations, dashboards, wearable devices, remote monitoring, devices that aid recording of observation or identifying deterioration with a particular interest in wearable and non-contact tech for those with Learning Disabilities.

This event will discuss the challenges and technical issues faced in the community care setting and look at the development of potential clinical / industry collaborations to address the issues in this area. There will also be information on the support and funding available to take projects forward.

Hear from speakers from the AHSN who will present their work on the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and from Welsh clinical colleagues who will showcase their plan going forward. An insightful look at where automation of technologies and clinical pathways could be accessible to improve an ever evolving process.

Objectives of the event:

  • Discuss the challenges and technical issues
  • Look at development of potential clinical/ industry collaborations to address the issues in this area
  • Information on support and funding available to take projects forward

Registration: To book your place at this event please click here.

Exhibitors: Please get in touch if you would like to discuss in more detail.

The programme

Draft agenda

9 – 10am Registration and Exhibition

  • Welcome from West of England Academic Health Science Network and MediWales
  • Key note Address

Break Networking and exhibition

  • Challenges – monitoring the deteriorating patient in the community setting
  • Company showcase

Lunch Networking and exhibition 

  • Expert panel
  • Funding for research and collaborative projects
  • Q & A

4.30pm Close

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