One of a number of events happening around the West Midlands to support Rare Diseases Day on 29 February, this free afternoon event opens with an introduction from Professor Tim Barrett. The event will also explore the local Centres for Rare Diseases at University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts and what NHS England is doing about the UK Rare Diseases Strategy.
Rare Disease Day was founded to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. Come along to the Atrium at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital between 10am and 3pm on 29 February to find out about the West Midlands Genomics Medicine Centre and the new Centre for Rare Diseases. Volunteers from the QEHB Charity and clinical staff will be on hand to answer questions.
At the Digital Healthcare Revolution: Harnessing NHS Technology conference, the role that technology and data is already playing within the NHS and how future digital innovation will enable the changing landscape of the health and social care system will be discussed.
This free afternoon workshop will bring together colleagues across the region to discuss atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke prevention in the West Midlands, review the latest QOF and SSNAP data, share learning from initiatives around the region and review some of the resources that are available to support work in this area.
Ever wondered how you could combine entrepreneurship with practising as an online medical advisor? Hear Dr Louisa Draper's fascinating story of how she came to work with the online revolution that is DrEd.com. You will also have the opportunity to hear from Amit Khutti, co-founder of DrEd.com; former Director of Strategy for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Teletracking Technologies is hosting an event with The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust to see the world’s first “Real-Time Hospital”. The event will take place from 9.30am - 4pm on 24 February 2015, where delegates will meet with the hospital team and see the system live across Royal Wolverhampton’s 850 bed facility. The event is aimed at all NHS staff with an interest in driving quality, experience and efficiency.
The purpose of this seminar is to update members and non-members alike on ABHI's priorities and activities. It will focus on current key issues relevant to the medical technology industry and ABHI's workstreams. Running from 9am - 1.30pm, this free event will feature updates from the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.
This study day is intended for primary care practitioners and nurses who wish to learn more about atrial fibrillation detection and treatment. This interactive meeting will be relevant to all primary care staff and will enable each attendee to go back to work and make a real difference. The study day is an opportunity to refine clinical knowledge in a critical area of work, such as stoke prevention, and will focus on practical aspects and how to translate the evidence into every day practice for the benefit of patients.
Medilink West Midlands, in conjunction with LRQA, are able to offer a discounted one day ISO 13485 training course. This course is designed to give an insight into the development, implementation and management of a QMS based on ISO 13485. The experts at LRQA will be able to guide you through the key requirements for implementing ISO 13485 and explore the key definitions and terminology surrounding the standard.
On 23 February, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust will be launching the Mental Health Research and Innovation Hub at the National Centre for Mental Health. The all day event will be held in the Barberry site of the National Centre and will showcase the fantastic research and innovation (R&I) work the trust has undertaken in recent years.
This free workshop is for West Midlands GPs, nursing staff, mental health professionals, sudden unexpected death in childhood teams, commissioners and third sector organisations supporting those bereaved by suicide. The aim is to offer health professionals an opportunity to build their confidence and skills in caring for those bereaved by suicide.
The world’s leading paediatric rare disease surveillance unit, the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health was formed in 1986 to contribute to clinical and public health practice and improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK and Ireland. The BPSU celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016 and to mark this momentous occasion, will be holding the BPSU's 30th anniversary rare diseases conference, taking place on 23 February at the University of Birmingham.
As it develops the First Paediatric Rare Disease Centre in the UK, Birmingham Children’s Hospital is holding a week of events to raise awareness of Rare Diseases. These events will take place at lunchtimes in Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s main outpatients department and in the conservatory (with coffee shop) from Monday 22 February until Monday 29 February.The team will be joined by staff from the West Midlands Genomics Medicines Centre, who are delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project.
On Friday 19 February, the NIHR Rare Disease Translational Research Collaboration will be holding an event at the Think Tank Science Museum Birmingham. The team will be joined by staff from the West Midlands Genomics Medicines Centre, who are delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. The teams will be talking to visitors at the museum about what work they do in rare diseases and will raise awareness for Rare Disease Day on 29 February.
Do you use motivational interviewing in your consultations? Do you feel able to tackle the difficult issues in a 10 minutes consultation? Do you need an update in the latest information and resources? This free workshop for West Midlands clinicians, commissioners and providers gives access to new Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Nursing-endorsed modular workshop training materials, including interactive workbook with case scenarios plus slide sets for six topic presentations, available for local use.
Can healthcare smartphone apps make GPs’ lives easier? You’re invited to a free, CPD accredited workshop that will bring you up to date with the new trend in patients using their mobile phones to help you understand their medical problems better. A panel of experts will engage with attendees through an interactive on-line experience to bring you up to speed on this new area of information technology.
This public seminar forms part of a series of research-based events that the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham is running for the NHS clinical and managerial community in the West Midlands. In this seminar, Dr Rebecca Rosen, Senior Fellow at the Nuffield Trust, will set out her analysis of the development of ‘at scale’ primary care organisations in the UK and overseas, drawing on the Nuffield Trust’s current national research study into the development and activity of twelve of these ‘scaled up’ models of general practice.