Predict, Prevent, Adapt: Wessex AHSN 2016 stakeholder conference
Wednesday 19 October, 11am-4pm, St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Predict, Prevent, Adapt:
The day will feature a marketplace of NHS, university and small business innovators, interactive sessions on genomics, disruptive innovation, digital health and technology, and much more.
We'll be building up to the event on twitter, and tweeting throughout the day, so make sure you are following us @WessexAHSN and the event hashtag: #WessexPPA. Do tweet along!
Marketplace, networking and a Randomised Coffee Trial:
The event opens with a large marketplace of NHS, universities, research bodies, commercial innovators and national organisations showcasing their fantastic work. This is a great opportunity to learn about innovation taking place across Wessex and from further afield. We will also be running a Randomised Coffee Trial during the networking time, as part of the national Fab NHS Change Day, which is also taking place on 19 October. Find out more about RCTs here (video by the Red Cross), and more about Fab Change Day here.
The afternoon is jam-packed with Q&A, breakout and fantastic sessions – final speaker details, topics, agenda and timetable to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Session one: Predict
For years, policy makers and commentators have been talking about a shift from reactive, sickness-focused health care models to predictive, preventive models. Is this beginning to happen? Learn about two key drivers: developments in genomics and the use of predictive analytics to support secondary prevention of alcohol-related liver disease.
Session two: Prevent
Moving interventions upstream to support health and wellbeing, and prevent further complications from existing conditions, is the Holy Grail of healthcare. Here is an opportunity to learn about innovative approaches in a choice of two breakout sessions: integrated long-term condition management (Mission ABC), or managing co-morbidities: polypharmacy comparators.
a) Mission ABC - In this ‘prevent’ session we will be featuring Mission ABC, an innovative model of integrated specialist respiratory care. We will describe how effective joint working, proactive patient management and facilitation of self care, together with technological innovation, can improve patient experience and lead to significant reductions in healthcare utilisation.
b) Polypharmacy - what does “taking too many medicines” mean? How can we measure it and reduce the harm associated with it ( and explore stopping it in the first place?)
Clare Howard, Clinical Lead for Medicines Optimisation Wessex AHSN, and Dorset GP Dr Lawrence Brad will describe the work that Wessex AHSN has been leading to measure and compare polypharmacy prescribing in GP practices and CCGs across England. They will showcase some local polypharmacy prescribing data and describe how the data will be used locally to identify those at greatest risk of being admitted to hospital because of problems with their medicines. The session will end with exploration of how we can proactively prevent inappropriate polypharmacy.
Session three: Adapt
History has seen many revolutionary periods of time, where technology and innovation fundamentally shape and change the way people live. You could argue the digital revolution is happening now. So-called “general purpose technologies” are disrupting whole industries. Can the NHS in Wessex embrace disruption? Four innovators talk about their experience.