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A journey of disruption of the acute care pathway

Garden Room Park House Birmingham B15 2RT
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 30th November 2017 (12:00-13:30)
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For more details about the talk please contact Professor Mark Exworthy

For registration queries please contact James Liddiard –

Guest Speaker: Professor Daniel Lasserson, Institute of Applied Health Research 

The acute care pathway is under unprecedented strain, with demand growing year by year in both hospitals and primary care. The NHS England Five Year Forward View and Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital Commission both call for more acute care to be credibly delivered in out of hospital environments. In this talk, Dan Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care at Birmingham University (the first such Chair in the UK) will show how disruptive innovations in care can change an acute care system from bed based delivery to an 'ambulatory by default' model but it is not without its challenges. Many research questions need to be answered so that we can deliver a sustainable acute care system that maximises the ambulatory care platform and maintains or improves patient experience, clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of acute care.

Professor Dan Lasserson is the only Professor of Ambulatory Care in the UK. His research group tackles one of the biggest challenges that healthcare is facing – the delivery of acute medical care, where needs are increasing year by year but the available resources to meet those needs are limited. Both primary and secondary care acute services are increasingly stretched and calls for new models of acute care have come from NHS England, the Royal College of Physicians and the Primary Care Workforce Commission.

Please email James Liddiard at to register. Please arrive at the venue from 12.00 for lunch and registration.

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