About this event

  • Date and time Fri 21 Jan 2022 from 8:30am to 4:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine

This event has been cancelled. You are welcome to book the webinar version of this event by clicking here. You can watch webinars anywhere with a good internet connection.

This meeting seeks to provide an insight into the national urgent and emergency care strategy and to support participants to deliver improvements and initiatives, which can lead to improved patient care and performance through peer learning and case studies. 

We bring together national leaders and local teams to share and understand the national vision for urgent and emergency care. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to implement changes that may help to deliver the vision and improve patient care.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Gain insight into the national strategy and vision for emergency care
  • Understand how data might be used to inform and assist initiatives to drive improvements in patient care
  • Consider how innovation, technology and digital services might be integrated into traditional hospital systems to improve performance
  • Learn from departments and teams who have driven change leading to improvements in performance, flow and patient experience

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the event in-person as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the event to those who attend in-person and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

This event is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place. 

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Larry Fitton, President, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Urgent and Emergency Care. The vision. The Challenge

Chaired by: Dr Fleur Cantle, Honorary Secretary, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Kings College Hospital

GIRFT for EM: The national report and the SEDIT

Dr Chris Moulton, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Royal Bolton Hospital

The role of RCEM in shaping the Landscape

Dr Adrian Boyle, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Vice President (policy) RCEM

The SDEC vision

Dr Tara Sood, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, National Clinical Lead NHSEI Same Day Emergency Care 

Panel discussion
Coffee break

Data, initiatives and innovation

Chaired by: Dr Terence McLoughlin, Council Member, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant, Royal Liverpool University Hospital 

Data: Who cares?

Dr Tom Hughes, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

How 111 can support your department

Dr James Ray, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Oxford University Hospital

What, where and by whom: Using the best available evidence to develop local solutions to national urgent care challenges

Dr Dan Boden, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Lunch break

Chaired by: Dr Sam Thenabadu, Council Member, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant, Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Princess Royal Hospital

Lobbying opinion leaders to drive policy change. Challenges and successes

Ms Pooja Kumari, Policy Manager, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Driving change and transformation to change processes. Challenges and successes

Dr Eyston Huxley, Emergency Medicine Trainee and Miss Dominique Hayward, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London

The Oxford ambulatory care story

Dr Jordan Bowen, Consultant, Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

The challenge of changing and sustaining emergency care pathways

Ms Fiona Redman, General Manager, Emergency Care, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Hospitals Trust and Dr Angela Feazey, Consultant, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Lead

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks and close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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