Further to the continued success of the Regional Transformation and Sustainability Network meetings already established in Mental Health, Diabetes and Rheumatology, we are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural Midlands GI and Liver Transformation and Sustainability Network meeting in November. The network aims to support STPs and local stakeholders from all parts of the health and care system with an interest in gastrointestinal and liver conditions to embrace a Quality Improvement led approach to improving patient outcomes and experience within available budgets.
Developed by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Wilmington Healthcare, the network will bring together like minded people from across healthcare, local authorities, the third sector and other relevant stakeholders to demonstrate how the expertise within the BSG can support the transformation and sustainability of services for people with GI and liver problems. The meeting will provide a platform to showcase good practice, foster focused local discussion and closer collaboration between all parties who can make a difference through integrated planning and care delivery.
The conference will be chaired by Professor Martin Lombard – President, BSG on Tuesday 14th November with a focus on:
- Transformation and Sustainability Opportunities in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease across the Midlands
- Learning from Best Practice Examples of Gastroenterology and Liver services from across the Midlands
- To support STPs and local stakeholders from all parts of the health and care system with an interest in gastrointestinal and liver conditions to embrace a Quality Improvement led approach to improving patient outcomes and experience within available budgets
- To support identification of what is safe to do less of in order to do more of what will transform patient outcomes and experience in support of sustainability for NHS services
- To showcase good practice, foster focused local discussion and closer collaboration between all parties who can make a difference through integrated planning and care delivery
- To build awareness of the expertise within the BSG and how BSG can support Transformation and Sustainability of services for people with GI and liver problems.
- To provide a regular platform for airing, sharing and tackling the major system issues prevailing within GI and liver services at local, regional and national levels, both through events and online
Chair: Professor Martin Lombard – President, BSG
Co-Chairs: Dr Rupert Ransford – BSG Regional Representative, West Midlands and Dr James Stewart – BSG Regional Representative, East Midlands
12.00 Registration and buffet lunch
13.00 Welcome & Introduction, aims and objectives: Professor Martin Lombard
Session One: Transformation and Sustainability Opportunities in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease across the Midlands
13.15 What patients want: Ms Helen Terry – Director of Policy, Public Affairs and Research, Crohns & Colitis UK
13.30 The specialists’ perspective: Dr Rupert Ransford and Dr James Stewart
13.45 Clinical commissioner prespective: Mr Mark Seaton – Programme Director for Planned Care, Staffordshire STP
14.00 Why settle for second best? Better models of care in liver disease: Dr Andrew Holt –Hepatology – Consultant Transplant Physician, Clinical Service Lead – Dept. Hepatology and Liver Transplantation; University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
14.15 Facilitated table discussion – What are the service and outcomes gaps for patients with gastrointestinal and liver conditions in our locality and what are the opportunities for transformation and sustainability? Consider workforce, demand, capacity, quality, configuration and budget implications.
14.40 Feedback/Panel Q&A: speakers and panel
Session Two: Learning from Best Practice Examples of Gastroenterology and Liver services from across the Midlands
15.15 Spinning plates – a view from secondary care: Dr Jeremy Shearman – Consultant Gastroenterologist, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
15.30 Best practice example: The Scarred Liver Project: Dr Rebecca Harris – Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham
15.45 Managing GI referrals and optimal use of the Faecal Calprocetin Test: Dr Brian McKaig – Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Professor Matt Brookes – Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
16.00 Facilitated table discussion – Which examples of improved outcomes and value are best suited to meet our local STP challenges and how can they be implemented? How might we adapt these ideas? Consider workforce, demand, configuration and budget issues.
16.25 Feedback/Panel Q&A, speakers and panel
16.45 Summary and key learning points: Chair
The regional GI and Liver Transformation and Sustainability Network events are supported by Janssen through the provision of financial sponsorship only. Delegates may also include members of this company and Takeda who have also paid to attend. Sponsors have had no input into the design or content of the agenda.
For further information contact the Wilmington Healthcare Events Team on 0845 121 3686 or at firstname.lastname@example.org