PAST EVENT:Medical and nursing directors network - 25 April 2017

Date 25 April 2017

Time 10:30

Venue Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ

This is one of 13 professional networks that meet regularly (twice a year) to provide members with opportunities to:

Who is it for?

Please note that this event is for NHS Providers members only.

Medical directors, nursing directors and any other clinical leaders of NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Interim/Acting/Associate/Deputy directors are also welcome to attend.

How do I book?

Attendance at the meetings is free for all members but you are asked to book in advance.
Members of the network will be emailed as soon as bookings have opened, usually 6 weeks beforehand.
If you have any questions, please contact our Networks and membership coordinator



10.30 – 10.40am                                                                                                             

  1. Welcome from the chair

Co-chairs: Dawn Wardell – chief nurse, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and Kevin Hardy, medical director, St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust 

10.40 – 12.00noon

  1. Strategic policy update

An update on current strategic and policy issues from NHS Providers.

Amber Davenport, head of policy, NHS Providers

12.00 – 12.40pm

  1. Update on sector regulation

An opportunity to hear an update from NHS Improvement on A&E reset, winter performance, improvement and regulation.        

Speaker TBC

12.40 - 1.30pm


1.30 – 2.00pm

  1. Liaison Psychiatry: the value of mental health in physical health settings

As part of the five year forward view for mental health, the roll-out of ‘core 24’ liaison psychiatry across the NHS has been identified as a priority for both ensuring high quality mental health crisis services, as well as for alleviating the mental health service pressures in acute care. CQC will soon start inspecting for the quality of mental health care in acute settings. In places where it has been implemented in the NHS, the RAID model has been found to deliver £2-4 savings for every £1 invested. The impact of ‘medically unexplained symptoms’ is also a growing focus of demand for NHS services, which are estimated to cost as much as 10% of the NHS spend on working age adults, and liaison psychiatry has been found to assist with the pressures in secondary care that arise from patients with MUS. This session will look at the growing importance of liaison psychiatry and how we can support its expansion across the NHS.

Speaker TBC

2.00 – 2.45pm

  1. Urgent and emergency care review

An opportunity to hear an overview from Professor Keith Willet on recently published urgent and emergency care review and what this will mean for providers.

            Professor Keith Willett, medical director, acute care, NHS England

2.45 – 3.30pm

  1. The state of care in NHS acute hospitals

An opportunity to hear from the chief inspector – hospitals, Mike Richards about lessons learnt from three years’ worth of inspections and what impact this learning will have going forward.

Mike Richards, chief inspector – hospitals, CQC        


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