These sessions will discuss the rising aspect of "Community Emergency Medicine" and how this subject affects Trust, Health Boards and Ambulance services.
Session 1: The Far Reaching Implications of Community Emergency Medicine (CEM)
Dr Syed Masud
CEM is a fast growing sub-speciality of PHEM. Growing pressures on both Ambulance services and the NHS Emergency Departments have made it crucial that we look for new and innovative ways to extend “the arm of emergency medicine” into the community.
Added to this have have been the lessons learnt from the pandemic – specific patient groups and the vulnerable must be given choice in respects to unscheduled care. It is no longer appropriate for these patient groups to be waiting in dangerous environments for hours to be seen.
Digital technology and innovations within point-of-care testing (POCT) have made CEM a very viable option and this lecture explores the way that CEM can make a difference.
Cardiff & Vale Health Board, University Hospital Wales in Partnership with Welsh Ambulance Service (WAST) have started a Physician Response Unit and looking at various aspects of clinical care delivery – using audit, data collection, technology and partnership working to make this system work.
Session 2: Community Emergency Medicine within the NHS Ambulance Service
Georgette Eaton, Clinical Practice Development Manager - Advanced at London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
In the UK, health policy is becoming increasingly directed towards greater integration of emergency and community care in order to improve outcomes for patients who access care outside of hospital. Georgette will outline the work undertaken by Advanced Paramedics in Urgent Care within the ambulance service, who are positioned to fill this gap as they work the across traditional clinical boundaries to respond to patients in order to ensure patients can access the right type of care needed and maximise clinical benefit.
This webinar series is supported and sponsored by Galen Limited. Information intended for UK and ROI healthcare professionals only.
MAT-PEN-UKI-000327 | Date of preparation: September 2021
Pete Gregory joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2014 to take on the role of course director for the newly written Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Science. Before joining the Institute of Health Professions, he worked for 11 years...
Clinical Practice Development Manager Advanced Paramedic Practitioners Urgent Care, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Georgette Eaton is a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford where her DPhil in Evidence-Based Healthcare focusses on understanding how paramedics can contribute to the primary care workforce. Alongside this, she continues to...