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  • Do you sometimes feel swamped by too much information which is out of date? Then register now for an HSJ webinar looking at how selected, timely information can help organisations improve services to patients and improve efficiency.


    Emma Maier, chair, deputy editor of HSJ
    Lesley Neary, head of performance and intelligence at Liverpool Community Health Trust
    Hywel Moore, senior consultant at public business intelligence software provider MicroStrategy
    Margot Russell, deputy director of NMAHP practice development centre at NHS Lanarkshire
  • One year after the Health and Social Care Act became law what has been the impact of the new competition framework – and how can NHS organisations comply with the law while also pursuing their aim of providing high quality care in a way which is both affordable and sustainable?

    This free webinar, in association with specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons, will look at the key issues for NHS and foundation trusts, and how they can comply with the law while still achieving their aims of creating sustainable and financially sound organisations.

    It will look at options trusts could consider such as provider collaborations, hospital chains and mergers, as well as the need to comply with competition law and the provider licence competition conditions.

    It will consider the role of commissioners in service and organisational change, and how organisations can best engage with Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority, which will replace the OFT and Competition Commission on April 1. Viewers will get the chance to pose questions to our expert panel.

    Register now to ensure you are up to date on this crucial topic for acute, community and mental health trusts.

    Where: online
    When: 26th March 2014
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Cost: FREE

    On the panel

    Chair Dame Gill Morgan, chair of the Foundation Trust Network

    Ralph Coulbeck, director of strategy at the NHS Trust Development Authority

    Anita Charlesworth, chief economist at the Nuffield Trust

    Christian Dingwall, partner and head of corporate commercial at Hempsons

    This webinar will be essential viewing for chief executives and senior managers: make sure you register now.

    We look forward to welcoming you to HSJ TV.

    Can’t make it at this time? Don’t worry, you can catch up on demand after the event by registering with HSJ TV.
  • HSJ is holding a free webinar on Wednesday February 5 at 12.30pm when an expert panel will discuss what the controversial section 75 procurement regulations have meant for the NHS and its providers.

    This webinar, sponsored by law firm DWF, will consider whether commissioners’ behaviours have changed since the regulations came into force in April, and how providers from both the NHS and independent sector can respond. It will also look at other aspects of competition within the NHS and the changing landscape these developments present for providers and also for commissioners.

    When: Wednesday February 5, 12.30pm

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Cost: FREE

    Register now to watch this free webinar, in association with DWF.

    On the panel

    Chair: Matt Tee, chief operating officer of the NHS Confederation

    Jan Filochowski, former chief executive of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust and West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust

    Michael Boyd, head of healthcare at DWF

    Michael Watson, chief operating officer at Circle Partnership

    Alan Turrell, head of contracting and procurement at Walsall CCG
  • Clinical decision support (CDS) is now recognised as a key element of health informatics strategy in both acute and primary care, refocusing hospital IT from being a mere replacement for paper processes, to point-of-care systems that can support clinicians to improve patient safety.

    HSJ invites you to view and participate in a free webinar, run in association with UpToDate, and find out how this easily implimented technology can improve patient safety, resulting in fewer prescribing errors, reduced diagnostic testing, reduced stays and improved hospital quality.

    Where: Your computer
    When: Wednesday December 10th, 12.00pm
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Ensure you are up to speed with the latest developments.

    Featured Speakers:
    Dr Rakesh Patel
    NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education/Honorary Specialist Registrar in Nephrology
    University of Leicester

    Peter Williams
    Consultant in Acute and Emergency Medicine
    Clinical Director for Acute Medicine
    St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust

    Essential viewing for Medical Directors, IT Directors, Clinical Directors, Directors of Nursing, NHS Informatics Managers and Patient Safety Managers serious about improving patient safety through technology, make sure you register to watch this webinar today.

    We look forward to welcoming you to HSJ TV.
    Yours sincerely,

    Alastair McLellan
    Health Service Journal
    Can't make it this time? Don't worry, you can catch up on demand by registering at www.hsj.co.uk/hsj-tv
  • While a doctor or researcher might consider the best drug to be one which offers a 100 per cent certainty of cure, can the same be said of the patient? With Patient Recorded Outcome Measures (PROMs) and patient experience ever more important ways of measuring the quality of care, it could be argued that pharmaceutical firms will need to increasingly focus on drugs which improve the patient’s life rather while attempting to cure their condition.

    This HSJ webinar, run in association with Norgine, will explore the complex issue of balancing clinical efficacy of treatments with quality of life for patients. They are issues which might be considered particularly pertinent when it comes to cancer treatments. Researchers continue to search for a cure, but were that cure to involve unpleasant side effects – as chemotherapy and radiotherapy often currently do – would patients want it? Would they prefer a treatment which offered an 80 per cent certainty of cure but involved no side effects at all?

    Specific areas for discussion will include:
    • How can we decide where the balance should lie between clinical efficacy and quality of life?
    • How can we ensure that patients are sufficiently involved in the development of medications,
    and in health research and development more generally?
    • Will Academic Health Science Centres and Networks make a difference in this area?
  • HSJ has pleasure in inviting you to join a free webinar, sponsored by Partnerships in Care, to explore how to make parity of esteem for mental and physical healthcare a reality.

    Where: Your computer
    When: Tuesday November 19th, 12.30pm to 1.15pm
    Cost: Free

    The first ever NHS Mandate, published in November 2012, stated that there should be “parity of esteem” between physical and mental healthcare. NHS England and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are now formally charged with eliminating the longstanding inequalities between physical and mental healthcare.

    It will not be a straightforward task. Those with a mental health condition can currently expect to live for a significantly shorter period than average. Formal diagnosis and treatment is often difficult to secure and, where treatment is provided, it is not always that which the evidence suggests would be most effective.

    This HSJ webinar, run in association with Partnerships in Care, will explore the longstanding challenges and the possible solutions. A leading panel will discuss issues including:

    • How can true parity of esteem for mental health be achieved?
    • What are the barriers to closing the esteem gap, where everyone who needs it, has timely access to evidence based mental health services?
    • What do provider trusts, community trusts, CCGs and the third sector need to do to create parity of esteem between mental and physical healthcare?
    • To what extent is this truly being treated as a priority across the NHS?

    On the panel:
    •Professor Sue Bailey, president, Royal College of Psychiatrists
    •Andy Bell, deputy chief executive, Centre for Mental Health
    •Dr Quazi Haque, medical director, Partnerships in Care
    •Stephen Dalton, Chief Executve, Mental Health Network
    •Paul Jenkins (chair), Chief Executive, Rethink Mental Illness

    Register now – we would be delighted if you could join us.
    Yours sincerely

    Alastair McLellan

    Editor, Health Service Journal
  • Does the thought of an enforcement intervention from the CQC keep you awake at night?

    Then join this HSJ webinar to explore what CQC regulation means –and what you can do now to ensure your organisation is prepared.

    Where: your computer
    When: Thursday October 17th, 12.30 to 1.30pm
    Cost: Free

    NHS regulation now has teeth. What does this mean? How prepared would you be if the CQC came knocking at your door with an enforcement intervention? What are you doing to prevent it?

    This free webinar, in association with Ridouts LLP, will explore what senior NHS managers can do to prevent that enforcement intervention by driving up their internal QA, focusing on complaints and working in partnership with the CQC.

    Confirmed speakers:
    •Alex Baylis, Head of Better Regulation at the CQC
    •Matt Tee, Chief Operating Officer at NHS Confederation
    •Jan Filochowski, one of the UK’s most respected and experienced NHS chief executives, is currently CEO of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is the author of “Too Good To Fail. How managers get it wrong and how you can get it right”
    •Paul Ridout, Partner, Ridouts LLP. Paul has worked through the whole of the last 40 years of changes and developments in what is now the health and social care sector. Paul has a unique knowledge from previous experience of how regulation has changed and how public funding of health and social care has been refined over those 40 years.
    •Neil Grant, Partner, Ridouts LLP. Neil national reputation in the field of regulatory compliance and risk management relating to health and social care providers across the public, private and voluntary sectors

    The webinar can be viewed by registered users of the HSJ website by visiting www.hsj.co.uk/hsj-tv. Once it has been streamed, it will be archived and available on the site for a year.
    Register now - we would be delighted if you could join us. 

  • HSJ has the pleasure in inviting you to join a free webinar, sponsored by Interserve, to explore how redesigning patient pathways will impact on the NHS estate – and how NHS organisations can best manage this.

    Where: your computer
    When: Wednesday October 23rd
    Time: 12.30 to 1.15pm
    Cost: Free

    The pressure is on to redesign the way care is delivered, whether at home, at hospital or in an intermediary environment. Such changes will profoundly affect the way the NHS uses its estates. Join this webinar to hear our expert speakers consider how estates and facilities management can support patient pathway redesign and help NHS organisations make the best use of the estate.

    It will explore:
    •Taking a county-wide approach
    •Working with care providers and partners
    •Joining up services to make the best use of the estate

    Speakers will include:
    •Casper Ridley, Managing Director, Health, Interserve
    •Tim Kempster, Director of Strategy at NHS Property Services Ltd
    •Trevor Payne, Director of Estates & Facilities Barts Health NHS Trust

    The webinar can be viewed by registered users of the HSJ website by visiting www.hsj.co.uk/hsj-tv. Once it has been streamed, it will be archived and available on the site for a year.

    Register now - we would be delighted if you could join us. 

    Yours sincerely 

    Alastair McLellan
Health Service Journal 

    Can't make it this time? Don't worry, you can catch up on demand by registering at www.hsj.co.uk/hsj-tv
  • HSJ invites you to register to view and participate in a free webinar to explore the patient safety benefits of clinical decision support

    The Francis Report has sharpened the focus on patient safety. There is a body of evidence to demonstrate that using information technology to provide clinicians with real time access to the most up-to-date evidence, guidance and protocols can significantly improve patient safety. This evidence base is international, coming from the US, Asia and Europe. So far, the NHS experience with CDS is under researched; yet never has there been a more pressing case to roll them out quickly.

    This HSJ webinar, sponsored by UpToDate, brings together an international panel of medical experts to offer their perspectives and answer your questions.

    Key elements will include:
    •What is the evidence for clinical decision support improving patient safety?
    •Where in hospitals does it show greatest benefits?
    •How well accepted and understood is the evidence base?
    •What is the demand from clinicians for CDS?
    •Is there a one-size-fits-all solution available?
    •Do you need an electronic patient record to reap the benefits from CDS?

    Speakers include:

    Dr Mike Fisher
    Consultant Cardiologist
    Chief Clinical Information Officer Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals

    Dr John Halamka
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Dr Denise Basow
    General Manager

    Register now - we would be delighted if you could join us.

    Yours sincerely 

    Alastair McLellan
Health Service Journal 

  • Right patient, right treatment, right price: the challenges of introducing new medicines to the NHS

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) regularly reviews new drugs which may benefit patients. When it issues guidance recommending a specific treatment, the NHS is required to provide funding for it within three months. Yet the implementation and adoption of new medications is often slow, primarily due to the complexities of discussions between clinicians and commissioners.

    With clinical needs having to be balanced with ever-tighter budgets - and the responsibility for commissioning moving to clinical leads at CCGs - those conversations are liable to become even more complex in the next 12 months.

    This HSJ webinar, organised and funded by AstraZeneca, will bring together Dr Anthony Brzezicki, GP and chair of Croydon clinical commissioning group and Dr Joseph Mills, Consultant Cardiologist, Liverpool, to consider these challenging issues. The debate will draw on the specific example of ticagrelor, approved by the European Commission in late 2010 and recommended by NICE a year later, with varied use across the UK.

    Key elements of the webinar will include:
    *How should commissioners and clinicians plan for the implementation of a new medicine?
    *When should planning for a new medicine begin?
    *What evidence do commissioners and clinicians need when they are considering a new medicine?
    *Have the changes in NHS commissioning had an impact on the planning for new medicines?
    *How is the commissioning of primary and secondary preventative strategies balanced?
    *How can cost effectiveness be balanced with clinical need?

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