Leading health think tank to visit Birmingham

Reducing long stays in hospitals conference to be staged in October.

With the pressures on the NHS making news headlines every winter, it is time to engage in serious preparation work to ensure that hospital corridors will not serve as impromptu wards at the end of the year. The King’s Fund, a leading health care think tank in London, is coming to Birmingham for the first time on 16th October 2018 to tackle these issues with a one-day conference, Reducing long stays in hospital.

Run in partnership with the British Red Cross, the event will take place at IET Birmingham: Austin Court and provides practical solutions for those working in health and social care to ensure patients receive the right care for them this winter.

Expert consultants from The King’s Fund will be joined by national bodies and leading experts, including: Martin Wilson, Director of Emergency and Elective Care Strategy at NHS Improvement; Alison Holbourn, Deputy Chief Inspector at Care Quality Commission; and Professor Joe Harrison, Chief Executive Officer at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Delegates will hear about the new NHS improvement strategy and will learn the key findings from the Care Quality Commission’s local system reviews into the effectiveness of local systems for older people. Session topics will include: the role of housing in patient reablement, how the voluntary and community sector can support NHS staff, the use of digital innovations to improve services, mental health provisions that improve flow in A&E and the art of working together in partnership.

The King’s Fund is renowned for being an independent platform producing high-quality content in central London. At this event, 20 local residents from Birmingham will have the opportunity to attend the conference free of charge if they’re a patient or carer, students are eligible for half-price tickets and members of the NHS, local government and third sector are entitled to reduced rates.

To find out more and to book, visit The King’s Fund website