Feb
22
9:15 AM09:15

General Adult Psychiatry – Better Data, Better Care Conference

The conference aims to support jobbing psychiatrists to increase data literacy for psychiatrists working in General Adult psychiatry in order to support their patients to have better care. The conference is open to Multi Disciplinary Team members i.e CPN, and Allied Health Professionals.

You can view the programme here.

To register, follow this link to be directed to the RCPsych website. This is a RCPsych event, open to all clinical/management colleagues covering topics including:

  • How Data can help tackle the inequalities of care under the MHA for BAME populations (Geraldine Strathdee, National Professional Adviser CQC Mental Health Team and Non-Executive Director, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)

  • Data and QI – Improving services to patients we provide (Dr Billy Boland, Deputy Medical Director, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust)

  • How NHS Benchmarking Data can support the improvement journey (Stephen Watkins, Director, NHS Benchmarking)

For further information, please contact: Sarah Morrissey, RCPsych

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Feb
26
9:30 AM09:30

Managing Frailty in the Acute Settings - Wessex Frailty Audit workshop

The Managing Frailty in the Acute Settings workshop will provide a Wessex AHSN regional interpretation of the “Managing Frailty and DToC in acute settings” benchmarking project that will assist the AHSN with providing a stocktake of how frailty is managed across the acute sector through benchmarked comparisons.

What to expect

Delegates will hear the findings from the Managing Frailty in the Acute Setting project, as well as the Wessex Frailty Audit findings. Throughout the day, facilitated group work sessions will explore what the findings mean for Trusts on an individual basis as well as a cohort within the Wessex constituency.

Who should attend

Geriatricians, Frailty Specialists, Trust Senior Management Teams, Transformation Teams and Older People MDT’s from Acute Trusts in the Wessex AHSN are all welcome.

Registration will predominantly be by invitation, but interested parties can also register via the members’ area soon.

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Feb
28
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Outpatients & Planned Care

This event is now fully booked and any further registrations are being added to the waiting list. You can register your interest via the members' area.

The Outpatients & Planned Care Findings Conference will take place on Thursday 28th February 2019 at etc. Venues, Monument, London.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's Outpatients provider project and Planned Care commissioning project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation. If you are interested in sharing your good practice, please contact Emma Pruce.

Places are free for Network members, and are confirmed on a first come first served basis. If you would like to express your interest in exhibiting at an NHSBN conference, please email Lindsey Ashley.

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Mar
1
9:30 AM09:30

2018 NAIC Northern Ireland Findings Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2018 NAIC Northern Ireland Findings Conference, which will provide our members with an opportunity to hear the NI findings from the 2018 audit, delivered by our Support Team. We will also be welcoming Good Practice case studies from our membership.

The Lead Contact from each Health & Social Care Trust and Local Commissioning Group for Intermediate Care will be coordinating the invitations from their area. Delegates from national bodies in Northern Ireland will also be invited. The conference is free to attend for all stakeholders of Intermediate Care services within Northern Ireland, and spaces will be allocated by each HSCT & LCG. Registration is not available via the members’ area.

Please note, this is a Northern Ireland only event.

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Mar
5
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Learning Disabilities Services

The Learning Disabilities Findings Conference will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at the Hallam Conference Centre, Marylebone, London.

We are delighted to welcome back Jean O'Hara, NCD for Learning Disabilities, to the conference who will be providing the Keynote presentation. We will also be welcoming Julian Emms, Chief Executive for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the NHSBN Mental Health Reference Group to Chair the event.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's Learning Disabilities benchmarking project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation.

Registration will open soon via the members’ area.

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Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Mental Health Network NHS Confederation

The event will bring over 100 senior leaders from the mental health sector together to focus on the future following a year of exciting policy developments.

This year will see the unveiling of the NHS Long-Term Plan and findings of the independent review of the Mental Health Act. You can view the programme here.

Speakers include, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, RT Hon Matt Hancock MP, incoming Chair of NHS England, Lord David PriorRt Hon Stephen Dorrell and Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director at NHS England. The themes of digital innovation and equality, diversity and inclusion will be embedded throughout the day.

Bookings are now open for #MHN19. For further information and to register, follow this link to be directed to the MH Confed website.

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Mar
27
12:30 PM12:30

National Audit of Care at the End of Life (Northern Ireland) 2018 - Stakeholder workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2018/19 NACEL Northern Ireland workshop, which will offer the opportunity for key contacts in the audit and stakeholders of End of Life Care to discuss the current and future developments of Palliative Care in Northern Ireland.

This is a free event, by invitation only, for stakeholders of End of Life Care services within Northern Ireland. Registration is available via the members’ area.

Please note, this is a Northern Ireland only event.

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Apr
4
9:30 AM09:30

Wales Planned Care, Outpatients & Theatres conference

The NHSBN Support Team will be delivering a cut of the Planned Care, Outpatients & Theatres findings for Welsh members on Thursday 4th April in Cardiff.

We will also be welcoming Good Practice case studies from our membership. If you are interested in sharing your activity and presenting the improvements in your service, we would be delighted to hear from you.

There are a maximum of ten spaces per University Health Board, and registration will be available via the members’ area. Please note, this is a Wales only event.

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Apr
10
to Apr 12

British Geriatrics Society: Spring 2019 meeting

  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The BGS Spring meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people in the United Kingdom.

Programme link https://www.bgs.org.uk/sites/default/files/content/events/files/2018-09-01/2019%20Spring%20Cover.pdf

For further details: https://www.bgs.org.uk/events/spring-meeting-2019

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Sep
4
to Sep 5

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019 Annual Conference

  • Manchester Central Convention Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Expo 2018 takes place over two days on 5 and 6 September 2018 at Manchester Central, welcoming more than 5,000 delegates.

The NHS Benchmarking Network support team will be on hand to meet NHS professionals, answer your benchmarking queries, demonstrate our products and services, and provide further information about the membership.

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Feb
13
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: STP/ICS project to benchmark population health and whole system allocation of resources

We will be delivering a workshop to review the commissioning offer, with a focus on the STP and Primary Care activity within the Network, on Wednesday 13th February in Birmingham. This workshop will be delivered by the NHSBN team.

Places are free for Network members and are confirmed on a first come first served basis. This event is now fully booked and any further registrations are being added to the waiting list. You can register your interest by emailing Emma Pruce.

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Feb
7
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Managing Frailty in the Acute Setting & DToC

This event is now fully booked and any further registrations are being added to the waiting list. You can register your interest via the members' area.

The Managing Frailty in the Acute Setting & Delayed Transfers of Care Findings Conference will take place on Thursday 7th February 2019 at etc. Venues, Monument, London.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's Managing Frailty & Delayed Transfers of Care benchmarking project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation. If you are interested in sharing your good practice, please contact Emma Pruce.

Places are free for Network members, and are confirmed on a first come first served basis. If you would like to express your interest in exhibiting at an NHSBN conference, please email Lindsey Ashley.

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Dec
11
10:00 AM10:00

2018 NAIC Wales Findings Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2018 NAIC Wales Findings Conference, which will provide our members with an opportunity to hear the Wales findings from the 2018 audit.

Our Support Team will be delivering the Organisational level audit as well as the Service user audit for Wales, and we will be welcoming Good Practice case studies from our membership.

The programme will be shared soon, but you can register your place now. There are a maximum of ten spaces per University Health Board.

Please note, this is a Wales only event.

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Dec
5
to Dec 7

HFMA Annual Conference 2018 - Brighter Together

The HFMA annual conference and exhibition has long been established as the essential event for healthcare finance staff, and is the only event that attracts NHS finance staff and leaders from across the sector. The event attracts 700+ delegates and the conference continues to grow year on year.

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Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

2018 National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC) National Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2018 NAIC Conference, which will provide members an opportunity to hear the findings of the sixth iteration of the audit.

Chaired by Chair of the NAIC Steering Group, and Consultant Geriatrician at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT, Dr Duncan Forsyth, the programme includes a Keynote Address presented by Head of Planning Delivery for NHS England, Kathryn Evans, as well as a review of IC services in Northern Ireland. There will be a whole system focus on this year's findings event, providing a holistic view of the Intermediate Care system.

Spaces are limited to this event, so we encourage you to register now.

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Nov
14
to Nov 16

British Geriatrics Society: Autumn Meeting

The BGS Autumn meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people.

For further details: https://www.bgs.org.uk/events/autumn-meeting-2018

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Nov
9
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Mental Health Services

The Mental Health Services Findings Conference will take place on Friday 9th November 2018 at etc. Venues, St Paul's, London.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's Mental Health benchmarking project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation.

Registration is now open via the members’ area.

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Nov
7
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Community Services

  • International Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Community Services Findings Conference will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at the ICC, Birmingham.

We are delighted to welcome Martin Vernon, NCD for Older People & Integrated Person-Centred Care, who will be providing the Keynote to this year's conference. Members will hear the key findings from this year's Community Services benchmarking project, as well as presentations by members who will share good practice and innovation.

Registration is now open via the members’ area.

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Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Benchmarking & Good Practice in CAMHS

The CAMHS Findings Conference will take place on Tuesday 6th November 2018 at the Hallam Conference Centre, Marylebone, London.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's CAMHS benchmarking project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation.

Registration is now open via the members’ area.

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Oct
16
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation

The Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation Findings Conference will take place on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at etc. Venues, St Pauls, London.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's Pharmacy benchmarking project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation.

Registration is now open via the members’ area.

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Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

London Mental Health Clinicians event

The event is open to all mental health clinicians in London and will explore NHS Benchmarking data for the city.

The conference builds on a successful event held earlier this year in South London and features a number of great speakers from London and wider. Clinicians will hear about how benchmarking data can be used to optimise local service delivery and provide the evidence for the development of future strategies. 

Places are limited and can be booked via this link.

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Oct
10
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Theatres

The Theatres Findings Conference will take place on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at etc. Venues, St Pauls, London.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's Theatres benchmarking project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation.

Registration is now open via the members’ area.

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Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Benchmarking & Good Practice in Radiology Services

The Radiology Services Findings Conference will take place on Thursday 20th September 2018 at etc. Venues, St Pauls, London.

Members will hear the key findings from this year's Radiology benchmarking project. We will also be joined by members who will share good practice and innovation, with a particular focus on advanced practice and workforce. We are also delighted to welcome Kath Halliday, Clinical Lead for NHS Improvement Radiology GIRFT programme.

Registration is now open via the members’ area.

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Sep
18
2:00 PM14:00

NHS Benchmarking Network Annual General Meeting

The NHS Benchmarking Network will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 18th September 2018. Register your place via the members’ area to hear Network membership on progress against the Network’s objectives, membership, financial position and the future strategy and work programme of the Network.

If you are interested in attending the AGM, please login to the members’ area and register your attendance via the Events tab. If you need help with registering, please contact Emma Pruce

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Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

The Positive Deviance Approach workshop

The Positive Deviance Approach: Learning from exceptional performers to improve the quality and safety of care.

WORKSHOP AIMS:
•To share and discuss our findings about how positively deviant healthcare teams succeed
•To explore the methods that can be used to apply the positive deviance approach within healthcare organisations
•To discuss how your own organisations could apply the positive deviance approach to improve the quality and safety of care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Organisations tasked with improvement who have access to performance data, e.g. National Audit Teams, AHSNs, Patient Safety Collaboratives, CCGs, CLAHRCs and NHS Improvement.

WORKSHOP DELIVERED BY:
The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (Bradford Institute For Health Research), The Centre for Health Economics (University of York), and The National Audit of Intermediate Care (NHS Benchmarking Network).

This is an external event, not facilitated by the NHS Benchmarking Network. To book please click here. For further information, please contact Ruth Baxter at ruth.baxter@bthft.nhs.uk or call 01274 383421.

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Sep
5
to Sep 6

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018 Annual Conference

  • Manchester Central Convention Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Expo 2018 takes place over two days on 5 and 6 September 2018 at Manchester Central, welcoming more than 5,000 delegates.

The NHS Benchmarking Network support team will be on hand to meet NHS professionals, answer your benchmarking queries, demonstrate our products and services, and provide further information about the membership.

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Jun
20
9:30 AM09:30

Chief Allied Health Professions Officers Conference 2018

The conference to be held on the 20th June 2018 will be the fourth annual Chief Allied Health Professions Officer’s conference. The conference will focus on innovations in digital, leadership and integration and will include a special #NHS70 tea party in celebration of the NHS’ 70 birthday. 

The NHS Benchmarking Network is a regular at this event and will be exhibiting in 2018.

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Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Loneliness in Older People and its Impact on Health

This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people who are concerned about the impact of loneliness and isolation.

The NHS Benchmarking Network works closely with the British Geriatrics Society on a number of projects and is happy to publicise their events.

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Urgent care for frail older people

Organised by the British Geriatrics Society, Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Society of Acute Medicine. Supported by a grant from the NIHR

This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people in urgent care settings.

The NHS Benchmarking Network works closely with the British Geriatrics Society on a number of projects and is happy to publicise their events.

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May
22
9:30 AM09:30

London Region Benchmarking Workshop

The London regional benchmarking workshop will focus on how to use the Network projects to identify service improvements, and provide a whole system view bespoke to the London region. Afternoon breakout sessions will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss hot topics, and learn more about using the benchmarking products and toolkits.

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May
15
9:30 AM09:30

South Region Benchmarking Workshop

The South regional benchmarking workshop will focus on how to use the Network projects to identify service improvements, and provide a whole system view bespoke to the South region. Afternoon breakout sessions will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss hot topics, and learn more about using the benchmarking products and toolkits.

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May
10
9:30 AM09:30

Midlands & East Region Benchmarking Workshop

The Midlands and East regional benchmarking workshop will focus on how to use the Network projects to identify service improvements, and provide a whole system view bespoke to the Midlands and East region. Afternoon breakout sessions will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss hot topics, and learn more about using the benchmarking products and toolkits.

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May
3
9:30 AM09:30

North Region Benchmarking Workshop

The North regional benchmarking workshop will focus on how to use the Network projects to identify service improvements, and provide a whole system view bespoke to the North region. Afternoon breakout sessions will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss hot topics, and learn more about using the benchmarking products and toolkits.

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Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Benchmarking & Good Practice in Learning Disabilities Services Conference

The project explores the provision of learning disability services both in-patient and in the community, for adults and for children.

We are delighted to be joined by NCD for Learning Disabilities- Jean O'Hara who provided the Keynote presentation. We also heard from the NHS Improvement standards for Learning Disabilities, presented by Dave Atkinson.

Also at the conference, Network Director- Stephen Watkins presented the key findings from the first iteration of the project. 

We were pleased to welcome Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and Blackpool Council, as well as Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, who shared their good practice and innovation.

Places are free for Network members, and are confirmed on a first come first served basis. If you would like to express your interest in speaking or exhibiting at an NHSBN conference, please email Emma Pruce.

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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

NHS Benchmarking Outpatients & Planned Care Findings Conference

The Network presented a joint conference for the provider and commissioner projects.

New for the 2017/18 work programme, the Outpatients project has taken a strategic overview of outpatient departments. For the commissioning sector, the Planned Care project provided a strategic overview of the level of investment and activity in planned care, and approaches to demand management.

At the conference, Network Director- Claire Holditch, and Project Manager- Jessica Grantham presented the key findings from the first iteration of the project. 

We are delighted that National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency- Tim Briggs, and Andi Thornton representing Cambridge University Hospitals, presented national and local updates respectively.

We are also grateful to Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and East Sussex Healthcare Trust who shared their good practice and innovation.

You can read more about the conference in our review here.

Places are free for Network members, and are confirmed on a first come first served basis. If you would like to express your interest in speaking or exhibiting at an NHSBN conference, please email Emma Pruce.

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Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

NHS Benchmarking Delayed Transfers of Care Findings Conference

The Older People’s Care in Acute Settings project was reformatted this year to focus specifically on delayed transfers of care and the discharge process from the acute setting.

At the conference, Network Director- Claire Holditch, and Programme Manager- Debbie Hibbert presented the key findings from the first iteration of the project.

At the conference, Dwayne Johnson, Director of Social Care and Health, Sefton Council provided the Keynote Address, followed by NHS England's Deputy Head of Planning Delivery- Tom Luckraft presenting their national programme and planning for DToC. 

We were delighted to welcome three good practice speakers: Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Southern Health & Social Care Trust, and Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

Places to all NHSBN conferences are free for Network members, and are confirmed on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to express your interest in speaking or exhibiting at an NHSBN conference, please email Ashley Spencer.

Read our review of the Delayed Transfers of Care conference here

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Nov
21
to Nov 22

Patient First Exhibition 2017

Find the NHS Benchmarking Network at stand N50. 

The Network exhibited this year at the Patient First Exhibition. Several members of the support team were available over two days to answer your benchmarking queries, and provide further information about membership and projects.

Patient First is the national healthcare event for UK healthcare and patient safety professionals, created to support Professor Don Berwick’s call for a learning culture and providing two days of compelling content for boards, doctors, nurses, managers, pharmacists and all those concerned about delivering improved safety outcomes to patients and service users.

Follow @NHSBenchmarking for the latest updates for our events and activity.

You can read about our attendance at the Patient First exhibition here

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