Acute Assessment & Medical Care without Hospital Transfer for Older People

7 October 2022-
7 October 2022
10:00 - 11:30

Please join us for the Acute Assessment & Medical Care without Hospital Transfer for Older People Event on 7th October 2022 at 10am.

Following on from the successful first community of practice on 10 June 2022 we have secured a presentation on: Frailty – Impact on Emergency patient flow by Dr Thomas Knight.

If you would like to understand more about how Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS are approaching frailty in their region, please come and join our community.

We would like to invite you to join our community of practice to share and contribute to the journey of understanding the implementation successes, challenges, and barriers to changing services that need to deliver acute multidisciplinary assessment and medical treatments in community settings. Often patients are conveyed to hospital for diagnostic purposes to exclude low probability but high-risk conditions. Once these are excluded, the treatment is often one which could be delivered in a community setting.

ARC West Midlands and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) have successfully been awarded a grant from NHS Insights Prioritisation Programme. This award is designed to accelerate the evaluation and implementation of innovation that supports post-pandemic ways of working, builds service resilience and delivers benefits to patients. Its main objectives are:

• To facilitate Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) and the Academic Health Science Network’s (AHSNs) contribution to NHS Reset and Recovery by generating rapid insights in relation to promising innovations

• To identify interventions that will contribute to Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and regional needs, aligned to the four Beneficial Changes Network themes; namely: remote consultation; remote monitoring; new approaches to service delivery; and Health and Social Care workforce

• To build local capacity and expertise for evaluation and implementation.

About this event:

The third event in this community of practice series. To understand more about how Sandwell & West Birmingham are approaching frailty in their region, please come and join our community.

Key topics / Speakers will include:

Dr Thomas Knight is a clinical researcher and trainee in Acute medicine based in Birmingham and Manchester. He is interested in the application of data science and analytical methods to improve the acute care pathway.

Hospital at Home (HaH) is a health care model in which patients who are acutely unwell are treated at home as an alternative to hospital admission. EPICENTRE is a novel service in Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust (SWBH) in the West Midlands built on the HaH model of delivering medical care. The service involves acute care clinicians working with community care teams to assess and manage acutely unwell patients by giving them hospital level intervention in the home or care home.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in acute assessment that already has a model of care or aspires to set up a service.

Our commitment to you:

We are only too aware of how precious your time is currently. We will commit to:

• Providing a psychological safe space where you will have a voice to contribute to this important work and its evaluation.

• Producing implementation guides from our COP that will be used for spread and adoption to allow more services to implement services for their older people living with frailty.

Accessing the session:

To register to attend please click here.

You will receive a link to access the session 1-2 days before the event. If you do not receive a link, please contact