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Transforming diagnostic services: focus on physiological science

13 Jun 2024
Transforming care pathways theatre
Learning theatre , Transforming care pathways

Improving earlier diagnosis of major conditions improves outcomes for patients and can reduce pressure on hospital services.
Tests such as lung function tests, hearing assessments and echocardiograms to name just a few, are known as physiological science services and deliver diagnostic services that assess the function of our major organs. They are a vital part of the diagnostic process for many major conditions.

This session will explain how we can improve earlier diagnosis of major conditions by transforming access to physiological science services.

In particular, the session will focus on diagnosis of serious heart and lung conditions, as well as hearing loss.

Martin Allen MBE, National Clinical Advisor for Physiological Science and Consultant Physician for respiratory Services and lead in sleep services at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust - NHS England
Amy Taylor-Gonzalez, Implementation Lead - National Physiological Science Transformation - NHS England
Chris Brockbank, Clinical and Professional Lead - Adult Audiology - Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Keith Pearce, Consultant Cardiac Scientist - Manchester Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital
Nathan Hall, Head of Physiological Science Transformation - NHS England