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Key topic areas covered include: Communities, Hospital & Urgent Care, Leadership, Systems & Workforce, Mental Health Services, Primary Care, and Social Care & Safeguarding.

Implementing Integrated Care Systems to Provide Consistent Care for All

Year after year, the cost of adult social care continues to rise and stretch local authorities’ budgets. Between 2020 and 2021, it rose by £1.6 billion. In this video, Frances O’Callaghan, Designated Chief Executive of the North Central London Integrated Care Board shares how the board has worked collaboratively with other organisations to deliver high-quality patient care and improve health inequalities despite lack of funding.

Training Staff and Developing Team Culture to Improve Safety and Outcomes for Mothers

Midwives are being driven out of the NHS by understaffing and fears they cannot deliver safe care to women in the current system. Gemma Puckett, Head of Midwifery at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust shares the importance of developing positive workplace cultures to increase staff satisfaction and improve patient care.

Supporting NHS Staff Under Pressure and Promoting Team Wellbeing

In recent years NHS staff have faced unprecedented challenges and been under extreme pressure to deliver high-quality patient care consistently. In this video, Dr Olivia Donnelly, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Coach at North Bristol NHS Trust discusses how trusts can better support NHS staff working under pressure to build healthy working teams.

Implementing Preceptorship Programmes to Improve the Retention of New NHS Staff

In April 2021, there was a shortage of nearly 84,000 full-time equivalent staff across NHS England. Urgent action is required to tackle a vicious cycle of shortages and increased pressures on staff. Debbi Howard, Head of Clinical Education and Sarah Sumner, Clinical Director for Resuscitation, Simulation and Skills at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust discuss how preceptorship programmes can help improve staff retention in trusts.

Providing Personalised Dementia Care for all

With almost 900,000 living with Dementia in the UK, and projections this will rise to 1.6 million by 2040, the need to improve dementia care services is high. We heard from Jan Oyebode, Chair in Dementia Care at the University of Bradford about the importance of developing a more personalised approach to patient care in dementia care services.

Sexual Health: Inclusive Sex and Relationships Education for LBGT+ and LGBT+ SEND Young People

Historically, there has been a lack of inclusive sex education in schools. Many LGBTQ+ and SEND students have reported feeling left out. We heard from Nick Dunne, Head of Education at the sexual health charity Brook. He outlined the detrimental impact of a lack of inclusion and why accessible education is so important.

Sexual Health: Improving Access to LARC and Developing Women’s Reproductive Health Hubs

Liverpool City Council have developed a 3-year vision to address sexual health problems within the city. We heard from James Woolgar, Advanced Public Health Practitioner and Sexual Health Lead at Liverpool City Council on the logistics of the approach, the push for better contraception rates and the benefits of a reproductive health hub approach.

Sexual Health: Addressing and Finding Solutions to Sexual Health Inequalities

The 2020 State of the Nation Report on Sexual Health highlighted that some groups are disproportionately susceptible to contracting STIs. We heard from Dr Michael Brady Medical Director at the Terrence Higgins Trust and Sexual Health and HIV Consultant at King’s College Hospital. He discussed the scope of these inequalities and the impact on individuals and wider society.

Suicide Prevention: Panel Discussion: Developing Suicide Prevention Strategies for Marginalised Groups

Research shows that marginalised people are at greater risk of suicide than other groups. In this panel discussion, we welcomed Natalie Creary from Black Thrive, Mo Wiltshire from Stonewall, and Helen Jones from MindOut who discussed how to develop suicide prevention strategies for marginalised groups.

Suicide Prevention: Speak Their Name: Supporting Families Bereaved by Suicide

Speak Their Name: The Greater Manchester Suicide Memorial Quilt, was a project started by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020. We heard more about the project from Adele Owen QPM the Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Programme Manager at the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership.

Suicide Prevention: Revising National Suicide Prevention Strategies in Response to Covid-19

The Government is reforming suicide prevention strategies, due to the detrimental impact that the pandemic has had on mental health. We heard from Nadine Dories MP, former Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, about how the Government is revising national suicide prevention strategies.

Gender at Work: Women on NHS Boards, Working Towards 50:50

Fiona Edwards from the Surrey and Border Partnership NHS Foundation Trust spoke to us about the presence of women on NHS Boards.

Emergency Services Wellbeing: Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for NHS Frontline Workers

NHS staff have been under immense pressure, having a significant impact on the mental health of the workforce. Steve Lee, Head of Staff Health and Wellbeing at NHS England and NHS Improvement discussed the wellbeing services for NHS staff as well as the importance of having wellbeing conversations.

Clinical Audit: The Impact of Covid-19 on Clinical Audit

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) were tasked with maintaining and improving Clinical Audit during the pandemic. Professor Danny Keenan, a Medical Director at HQIP discussed their strategy and the key challenges that they faced.

Clinical Audit: Driving Improvements in Adult Critical Care

Clinical Audit is a way to ensure that healthcare is provided in line with standards and lets healthcare providers know that their service is doing well. Professor Kathy Rowan from The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre shares the methods used to perform audits in clinical settings.

Clinical Audit: Using Data, Audit and Evidence to Drive Quality Improvement

Using evidence-based data in Clinical Audit is at the heart of quality improvement at the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Andrea Gibbons shares the clinical improvement strategies of the Somerset Trust.

Adult Safeguarding: Providing Inclusive Safeguarding Services for BME Communities

There is a significant lack of referrals to safeguarding services from ethnic minority communities. Junaid Hussain shares ways of supporting professional services to better engage with ethnic minority communities via improved training and awareness for the need for high-quality support.

Adult Safeguarding: Safeguarding Adults and Domestic Abuse

The statistics around domestic abuse in the UK are shocking and safeguarding services are integral to the protection of victims of abuse. Janine Roderick, Head of Learning Together at the Social Care Institute for Excellence shares the essential safeguarding tools used to protect victims of domestic abuse.

Adult Safeguarding: Safeguarding Adults in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Although most legal restrictions have now been lifted, the impact of Covid-19 is still very significant on safeguarding services. Dr Sheila Fish provides insights into the recovery of safeguarding services during and post Covid-19.

Revising Drugs Support and Education for Children and Young People

The tragic death of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs highlighted the lack of awareness and understanding around drugs among both young adults and parents. His mother, Fiona, founder of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, explains the importance of being realistic about drugs in order to save young lives.