Past Events

23rd March 2010, BMA House, London

About the Event

DMWL London 2010, hosted at BMA House, featured a keynote address from Stephen O’Brien CBE Chair of Barts and the London NHS Trust. Stephen used his keynote speech to address the ongoing cut backs faced by the NHS and whether the required savings could be made without compromising patient care.

Dr Mona Bitar, an operations partner at KPMG took a different approach and asked ‘What would private equity make of your trust?’ and asked whether trusts should in fact be doing less with less.

Rachael Magnani, responsible for the overall performance of the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, the UK's largest Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISCT), discussed how the approach used by Circle to engage and enrol clinicians in the management of the facility has led to cost savings, as well as both clinical and financial performance improvement.

Dr Jess Boyer, a clinician who has been turning around clinical services and hospitals in the USA for nearly 25 years offered his views on how to reduce length of stay.

Sheena MacCormick, a senior project manager within the surveys team of Picker Institute Europe, explored the use of staff survey data in more detail, focusing on results by role.

Four parallel workstreams ran through the afternoon—led by the key speakers—on engaging people, getting the most out of staff survey data, reducing length of stay and the role of the non-executive board members.

Delegates included:
• Chief Nursing Officers / Chief Nurses
• Heads of Clinical Governance
• Directors of Service Improvement
• Non-Executive Directors
• Divisional Nurses, Acute & Family Services
• Managing Directors
• Business Support Managers
• Length of Stay Project Managers

Delegates were drawn from institutions in both the public and private sector, including the NHS Institution for Innovation and Improvement, Barts and The London NHS Trust, the Princess Grace Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Camden.