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MediWales Event

NEWS in your community: monitoring and supporting patients across all healthcare settings

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Coldra Court Hotel
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, NP18 2LX United Kingdom
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029 2047 3456

MediWales is collaborating with the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) to deliver this conference which will focus on monitoring and supporting patients outside the hospital setting (at home, in nursing and care homes) to specifically enable the measurement of vital signs to calculate a Nation Early Warning Score (NEWS) which is used when delivering care.

Free delegate places are available to NHS professionals, research and industry communities, from both sides of the bridge. We would also like to extend an invitation to companies who have or are developing various approaches to track vital signs. Though this is not about intensive care monitoring – during the event it will be considered how these tools could be used in a community setting. This would include the recording of observations, dashboards, wearable devices, remote monitoring, devices that aid recording of observation or identifying deterioration with a particular interest in wearable and non-contact tech for those with Learning Disabilities.

This event will discuss the challenges and technical issues faced in the community care setting and look at the development of potential clinical / industry collaborations to address the issues in this area. There will also be information on the support and funding available to take projects forward.

Hear from speakers from the AHSN who will present their work on the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and from Welsh clinical colleagues who will showcase their plan going forward. An insightful look at where automation of technologies and clinical pathways could be accessible to improve an ever evolving process.

Who is this event for?

60 – 80 delegates, NHS, research and industry communities

 Objectives of the event:

  • Discuss the challenges and technical issues
  • Look at development of potential clinical/ industry collaborations to address the issues in this area
  • Information on support and funding available to take projects forward


8.30 am – 9.30 am  Registration and Exhibition

9:30  Welcome from West of England AHSN Anne Pullyblank and MediWales
9.45 Chris Subbe  – News welsh perspective
10:15 Alison Tavare – Primary care perspective of NEWS2 in the WEAHSN

10.45 – 11: 15 Break

11:15 Andrew Hermon – Sepsis
11.30 British Heart Foundation

11:45 Industry Showcase – Pitches from exhibitors
12:45 Summary and briefing for pm session

1.00 Lunch and exhibitions

2.00 Expert panels – 2 sessions in parallel  panel of health care experts open to questions from exhibitors and audience

Panel 1 – Chairs Nigel Harris and Anne Pullybank
Is tech important and what to use? TBC Measures  (Temp), Charts,  displays and dashboards, training and education

Panel 2 – Chairs – Alison  Tavare and Nigel Harris
Challenges of implementing NEWS in a  community setting  Engagement with patients and carers

14:35 Report back from the two chairs of the panel and Q&A
15:00 Funding update R&D
–          Local Welsh funding
–          UK national funding (SBRI / Innovate UK)
15:30 Roundup from Nigel to close event
16:00 Networking – Nibbles and drinks

There are opportunities available for exhibiting so please get in touch if you would like to discuss in more detail.


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