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Virtual wards: moving from innovation to large-scale impact

13 Jun 2024
Digital innovation and AI theatre
Digital innovation and AI , Learning theatre

The NHS met its ambition of having 10,000 virtual beds available by September 2023 ahead of target, enabling more patients to receive hospital-quality care in their own homes.

Systems have now been asked to ensure consistent utilisation of virtual wards, increasing the proportion of virtual ward beds accessed from home and maximising improvements for all patients.

This session will explore this next stage of virtual wards, focusing on how different specialties can best support for maximum impact on productivity and efficiency.

Stephanie Somerville, Director, Virtual Wards Programme and hospital discharge process - NHS England
Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan, Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Failure Lead - Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science and University of Liverpool
Dr Shelagh O'Riordan, Consultant Community Geriatrician and Professional Advisor - Kent Community Trust / NHS England