KSS AHSN Partnership Day Friday 5 July 2019

28 June 2019

We’re looking forward to attending and exhibiting the KSS AHSN Partnership Day on Friday 5 July 2019 at the Hilton London Gatwick, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, RH6 0LL. If you’re going along, take a moment to pop by our stand to say hello and see what we’re up to.

The morning of the Partnership Day will run from 9.30am to 12.20pm and will be focused around demonstrating the building blocks of innovation, namely:

  • Needs articulation: To demonstrate how service users have been enabled to articulate needs to inform and enable the right innovative solutions
  • Signposting/Bridging The Gap: How we articulate the need to those that provide solutions to the need(s), how that needs is met, how that has been working in our region and how companies have benefited from AHSN support
  • Real World Validation/Evaluation/Health Economics: To highlight the clinical, practical and financial benefits as a result of the solution being implemented
  • Spread and adoption: To talk about the principles of spread and adoption with an example of where it has worked and how, followed by an overview of the conditions (culture and behaviours) required for successful spread and adoption from Amelia Brooks of the IHI.

There will be a mental health theme in the morning so speakers and industry partners have been lined up to present accordingly.

In the afternoon, there will be 5 breakout sessions where people will be given a choice of 3 to attend. These will take place from 1.30pm – 3pm.

The 5 speakers and their topics are as follows:

  • Professor Becky Malby, Professor in Health Systems Innovation from London South Bank University. Becky leads the Darzi Fellowship and will speak about new models of care and lessons to learn and apply as Integrated Care Systems and Integrated Care Partnerships develop;
  • Professor Stephen Peckham, Director of the Centre for Health Services from the University of Kent will describe the KSS Applied Research Collaborative (ARC) bid and what it means for the three counties;
  • Amelia Brooks, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Europe Region, from the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) sharing insights on Quality Improvement and leadership behaviours influencing culture; and
  • Dr Debashis Sarker, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Medical Oncology, King’s College, London. Speaking on Genomics and precision medicine as ‘novel therapies’ for Cancer and what the health and care system should be thinking about in order to apply this effectively for the benefit of the people it serves
  • John Lodge, Head of Quality Improvement (London), from NHS England & NHS Improvement and Hexitime Healthcare Skill Exchange Timebank will talk about an innovative online platform that is encouraging colleagues from across the country to share improvement skills

Q&A at 3.05pm. The day closes at 3.30pm.

In terms of delegates, 150-170 people are expected to attend from across Kent Surrey and Sussex including Trust CEOs, Directors of operations/clinical education/Research and innovation, Medical Directors, consultant gastroenterologists, clinical pharmacists, nurses, heads of patient safety, commissioning managers, among many others.