22-24 November, Edwardian Radisson Blue, Heathrow, London
In order to ensure that healthcare is of the highest quality, safety and value, a highly skilled and experienced workforce is needed. Changing population demographics, staff characteristics, the policy context, new technologies, regulations about staff working hours, different management and funding approaches and the shortage of workforce amongst others have all influenced how care is organised and delivered in recent years. Whilst there are successful examples of how organisations and societies have risen to these challenges, more needs to be done given global crisis of healthcare workers shortages. As Einstein said: “The thinking it took to get us into this
mess is not the same thinking that is going to get us out of it”; we need to do something different.
There is a growing awareness of the role of multidisciplinary Teams: As care moves away from a focus on episodic acute care towards more holistic, continuous care, there is an acknowledgement of the importance of integrating health services and ensuring smooth transitions between health, social, community and other agencies. This move towards integration means that staff from different disciplines have been encouraged to work together in multidisciplinary teams through:
This Conference, the first of its kind in the UK, will bring together a range of health care professionals from across the global to address the issue of healthcare workers shortages and aims to
Learn about successful innovative models
Explore challenges that need to be addressed
Create a road map for the future