After the success of the second Clinical Cabinet, I am excited about our upcoming third event, which is taking place this June at the newly renovated Westlands Conference Venue.
We have been really encouraged by the positive attendance and support received from clinicians at previous events. Our second event focused on encouraging collaboration and sharing innovation, with the ideas incubated at the event’s workshops giving us real insight into how the Symphony Programme has already inspired positive change throughout healthcare in Somerset – as well as solid ideas for how we can extend and improve the programme. Many of these ideas have begun to be actioned and I hope attendees at June’s event will be pleased with the developments already being made as a result of our collaboration.
Our focus for this event will be on how we can avoid acute admissions through improvements in our collaborative approach. With the current pressures faced in hospitals, this is a crucial area on which we as healthcare professionals from across the board can work together to achieve success.
Speakers will include Dr Kathryn Patrick, Ryalls Park; Katy Richards, SWAST; and Tom Barber, Somerset SPARKS, on topics from enhancing voluntary activities in the community to supporting an ageing demographic.
There will also be an update from the second Clinical Cabinet and an introduction to the ‘AFFECTS’ 100 day programme, as well as ideas workshops and discussions, and time for feedback.
Symphony’s Clinical Cabinets are collaborative events for south Somerset GPs and consultants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. I hope attendees will also join me for further discussion and networking in Westland’s café facilities after the event. Please click here to reserve your place.
Dr Ian Wyer – Quality and Education lead for the Symphony Programme board