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Leicester’s Hospitals' Emergency Department Team sharing workforce ideas with other NHS Trusts
Press release date14/02/2017
A team from Leicester’s Hospitals’ Emergency Department will be speaking at an NHS Improvement conference in Birmingham on 17 February where NHS Trusts will be sharing and discussing workforce solutions in the Emergency Department.
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The event in central Birmingham will be chaired by Dr Taj Hassan, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and Russell Emeny, Director of the Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) for NHS Improvement and aims to help Trusts share best practice and solutions in creating a sustainable Emergency Department workforce. Social media interaction is encouraged using the hashtag #EDworkforceideas or you can tag @ECIProgramme or @Leic_Hospital.

The Emergency Department (ED) team based at Leicester Royal Infirmary stole the show at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards last year, with a double win, taking home the awards for Training and Development and Workforce Efficiency. Read more here: http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/our-news/press-release-centre/?entryid8=42216&q=0~hsj~

In a jam-packed day of talks and Question and Answer sessions there are lots of talks from Leicester’s Hospitals staff speaking at the event. Dr Pro Mukherjee, Emergency Medicine Consultant, starts things off from a Leicester’s Hospitals point of view with a talk in the morning entitled “Yes we can” focusses on delivering compassion in the Emergency Department environment. 

In the afternoon Leicester’s Hospitals will be talking passionately about its International Recruitment programme LEADit Leicester. This will be led by Dr Jay Banerjee, Associate Medical Director & Emergency Medicine Consultant and Rachel Williams, Deputy Head of Operations & Associate Improvement at Leicester’s Hospitals and ECIP. Dr Saad Jawaid, Emergency Medicine Trainee at Leicester’s Hospitals will discuss his experience as an international recruit in Leicester to showcase the success stories to be found. 

Rachel Williams explains more about the team presenting at the conference, and what it is like to work at Leicester’s Hospitals: “As one of the largest emergency departments in the country this in itself brings a great learning opportunity for treating and learning about different conditions. The staff are encouraged to take part in the weekly simulation teaching and in the new ED open in April there is a purpose built area for the training to take place. Training is seen as an essential part of the day for our staff  creating a culture and environment where education can flourish , this then helps to retain them and grow into future senior roles in the department. Although the department is busy the team pull together to support each other this in return has encouraged many of our international graduates to take up a positive future career in Emergency Medicine.”  

Dr Damian Roland, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, will then discuss learning in an Emergency Department, and how to deliver education in intensive environments. Dr Ursula Montgomery, GP and Associate Medical Director at Leicester’s Hospitals, will present on the pilot project of having GPs at the front door of the Emergency Department with Dr Ffion Davies, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Paediatric Lead, also talking about a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, advanced care practitioners and GPs initially assessing patients at the front door of the hospital to signpost patients to the right area for the right care. The final focus will be on Geriatric Emergency Medicine and Frail patients will be led by Professor Simon Conroy, our Frailty/Care of the Older Person Consultant at Leicester’s Hospitals alongside Dr Jay Banerjee.


To download the guest speaker talk summaries please click here: https://we.tl/mwU5OFjFnz

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