Acute medical pathways - responding to increased demand: virtual wards - past, present and future - 24th Sep, 2021, 5:00 pm (UK)

Acute medical pathways - responding to increased demand: virtual wards - past, present and future

In this follow up webinar to from modern ward rounds to safely home, we will explore how can we care for people in the same way outside hospital using virtual wards. Whilst virtual wards have been a concept for many years, there has recently been acceleration in these being established, led by different clinical teams. We will hear examples from 2 leading organisations, including practical tips. We will also learn how innovative work during the pandemic has changed our thinking on what’s possible to deliver this way in the future. In our panel discussion, we will discuss what the future might look like delivering care outside hospitals while being digitally connected, with the opportunity to ask our panel of experts your questions.


5.00pm   Welcome and introduction
Dr Sarah Clarke, clinical vice president, Royal College of Physicians, joint national GIRFT lead for cardiology

5.05pm   Virtual wards - concept, construct, benefits and risks
Dr Eileen Burns, consultant geriatrician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and
Dr Graham Sutton, consultant in elderly medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

5.20pm   Virtual ward as part of an integrated ambulatory care service
Dr Clarissa Murdoch, consultant in care of older people and acute medicine, Whittington Health NHS Trust

5.35pm   COVID virtual wards - the national experience and affect on the future
Professor Matt Inada-Kim, national clinical director, infection, antimicrobial resistance and deterioration, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation trust

5.45pm   Question and answer session with our speakers

6.15pm   Close of meeting

Please note that any presentations shown at this event have been produced by the individual speakers. As such they are not owned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of, the RCP.

Price to attend: Free
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