Arden & GEM’s transformation team will be joining the NHS Patient Safety Conference 2021 to share the positive impact on patient care demonstrated by recent trials of remote diagnostic technology in care homes.
The NHS Patient Safety Conference 2021, hosted by Convenzis, will take place virtually on Thursday 21 October. The event aims to provide a safe and secure environment for NHS safety professionals to listen, learn and engage with sector thought leaders and to network with peers.
The afternoon session run by Arden & GEM’s Transformation Programme Manager, Jatinder Singh, and NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG’s Care Home Quality and Senior Safety Manger, Molly Henriques-Dillon, will share results from remote diagnostic trials in care homes.
As the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020, the infection risk for frail elderly groups living in care homes became clear. ‘Virtual’ ward rounds offered a way of meeting the increasing demand for access to clinicians while reducing the risk presented by a circulating group of healthcare workers. But while telephone appointments and online consultation tools were helpful, they were unable to replicate the diagnostic rigour of a face-to-face appointment. Innovative tele-diagnostic equipment, specifically designed for remote clinical examination, was implemented in the West Midlands and Kirklees to enable clinicians to conduct a full clinical assessment.
In addition to sharing the overall findings, this session will focus on the pilot in Wolverhampton which successfully demonstrated improved care standards, a positive impact on clinical capacity and reduction in the need for further health interventions such as ambulance callouts and hospital conveyances.
For more details on the event, including how NHS professionals can register for free, visit the Convenzis website here.