KSS AHSN Newsletter – 20 April 2015

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In this weeks’s edition…

Innovation summit and showcase: living well for longer

We hope you can join us for our annual innovation summit and showcase on 23 June 2015. It will bring together and build on work over the last two years to address our region’s most pressing challenges.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex has the oldest population in the country and delayed transfers of care are at record levels. The last week of life is the most common week for major surgery, and 35 per cent of older people who want to die at home end up dying in hospital.

This needs to change.

On June 23rd the focus will be on living well for longer. That means developing sustainable solutions to maintain the independence and vitality of older people, and managing long-term conditions better to reduce avoidable emergency admissions.

There is widespread agreement amongst network members and partners about the need to:

  • maximise proactive care
  • minimise crises in care and reduce emergency hospital admissions
  • enable older people to die in the place of their choice.

This event will bring our region together to share best practice and look at innovative, sustainable solutions.

Working with new insight and data, together we will create momentum for accelerating sustainability in older people’s services.

Best practice poster competition
We will have a gallery of posters showcasing some of the best practice and innovation across the region. If you have an example you’d like to exhibit, please get in touch to request a template.

Now booking!
Our last events have been heavily over-subscribed, so to be certain of your place please book now.

To register please click here

International seminar series

Andy Ellis, Former Supply Chain Director for Asda and Executive VP Logistics for Walmart, Canada will be talking and leading discussion about Logistics and Supply Chain in our next seminar. The seminar will look at how expertise from the field of fast-moving consumer goods can make a difference in the health and social care settings.

It takes place on Wednesday 22 April 2015 from 17:30 to 19.30 in Gatwick.

Click here to book your place.

Kind regards,
Guy Boersma
Managing Director, KSS AHSN

Older people’s programme: engagement events


Independence and vitality for longer: improving care and the experience of care for older people in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Through these meetings we will validate with you: the case for change, an agreed vision of future sustainable care arrangements and the support programme of KSS AHSN activity to help you implement sustainable care services faster.

  • Kent: 30 April 2015, Holiday Inn, Maidstone
  • Surrey: 6 May 2015, Mandolay Hotel, Guildford
  • Sussex: 21 May 2015, Holiday Inn, Gatwick

These are all morning events finishing at lunchtime.

Please contact Ellie Wells to book a place.

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