Key Points
  • Reviewing the Impact of COVID-19 on NHS Waiting Times: Learning from the peak of the pandemic to ensure continuity of care in future emergencies
  • Improving Infrastructure and Funding to Reduce Waiting Times
  • Implementing Technology to Help Improve Budget Management, Efficiency and Treatment Pathways across the NHS
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Caroline Dove, Chief Executive, NHS Elect
  • Professor Pat Price, Co-founder, Catch up with Cancer Campaign & Radiotherapy APPG
  • Dr Rob Harwood, Chair, British Medical Association Consultants Committee
  • Professor Dr Nasir Rajpoot, Director, PathLAKE Centre of Excellence – University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS FT
  • Professor David Snead, Consultant Pathologist Director, PathLAKE Centre of Excellence – University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS FT
  • Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
  • Sara Bainbridge, Head of Policy, Macmillan Cancer Support


An estimated 4.66 million* people were waiting to begin treatment at the end of January. The impact of COVID-19 on the NHS has seen unprecedented pressure on services with a growing backlog of patients. After all non-urgent operations were postponed back in Spring 2020, some patients have waited over a year for treatments, missing waiting time standard targets.

Westminster Insight’s NHS Waiting Times Digital Conference will explore how to overcome the patient backlog and manage services during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. You will explore national and local strategies to beat the backlog for Cancer and Elective Care, with diagnosis, referrals and treatment under strain.

Hear from the PathLAKE Centre of Excellence at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS FT on how technology can be used to help reduce waiting times through maximising efficiency and building treatment pathways. You will also hear how to implement technology to positively impact long-term budget management.

Considering the national waiting time targets set for 2024, you will review how to build a clear plan for expanding NHS infrastructure and capacity to help meet the demand of both non-COVID and COVID patients. *NHS England.


Agenda
Start

09:10 - 09:20
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Caroline Dove CEO, NHS Elect

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09:20 - 09:50
Reviewing the Impact of COVID-19 on NHS Waiting Times: The Future for Appointments, Policy, and Targets

 
  • Analysing what next for the NHS after the COVID-19 pandemic and overcoming the challenges posed to ensure NHS trusts can meet national waiting targets by 2024
  • Considering the future of appointments and what policy interventions could help to support the NHS overcome the backlog
  • Understanding the impact to patient experience including treatment pathways, diagnosis and managing expectations
09:40 - 09:50 Questions and Discussion 

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Caroline Dove CEO, NHS Elect

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09:50 - 10:20
Meeting the Future Demands of Patients: Improving Infrastructure and Funding to Reduce Waiting Times

 
  • Tackling the potential patient backlog: implementing a clear plan for expanding NHS infrastructure and capacity to help meet the demand of both non-COVID and COVID patients
  • Assessing the impact of funding on declining waiting times performances across the NHS and how additional investment could help to improve the number of patients accessing care within the standard waiting time target
  • Communicating standard waiting times to the public, preparing patients to better understand what they can expect from the NHS
10:10 - 10:20 Questions and Discussion 

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Dr Rob Harwood Chair, British Medical Association Consultants Committee

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10:20 - 11:00
Joint Session: Beating the Backlog: Cancer Care and Elective Treatments

 
  • Learning from the peak of the pandemic to ensure continuity of care in future emergencies , including new diagnoses and planned treatments
  • Creating local and national plans to support the catch up necessary to help prevent missed diagnoses or late treatments
  • Unlocking the potential of technology to assist in patient care and bridge the gap between demand and supply 

Speakers

Professor Pat Price Co-founder, Catch up with Cancer Campaign & Radiotherapy APPG

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Sara Bainbridge Head of Policy, Macmillan Cancer Support

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11:00 - 11:20
Break

 

11:20 - 12:00
Case Study: Implementing Technology to Reduce Waiting Times across the NHS

 
  • Exploring the potential benefits of using technology to support treatment plans in response to COVID-19
  • Implementing technologies that can help reduce excess deaths caused by the pandemic, including how quickly patients are seen and increase the number of people who receive care
  • Analysing how technology could positively impact budget management in the long-term
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Professor David Snead Consultant Pathologist Director, PathLAKE

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12:00 - 12:35
Overcoming Growing Pressure on Mental Health Services in Response to COVID-19

 
  • Exploring how COVID-19 has impacted the demand for mental health services for both children and adults
  • Tackling growing waiting times through early intervention and community-based provisions to reduce the number of referrals to CAMHS and AMHS
    Future steps to help support mental health services to expand
  • Ensuring the NHS can meet the waiting times pledge made in the Green Paper on Mental Health
12:20 - 12:35 Questions and Discussion 

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Andy Bell Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

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End

Speakers

Caroline Dove CEO, NHS Elect

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Sara Bainbridge Head of Policy, Macmillan Cancer Support

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Professor Pat Price Co-founder, Catch up with Cancer Campaign & Radiotherapy APPG

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Dr Rob Harwood Chair, British Medical Association Consultants Committee

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Professor David Snead Consultant Pathologist Director, PathLAKE

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Andy Bell Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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