Changes to integrated care and the impact on pathways of care for people with foot ulcer will be under the spotlight at the EDFN National Conference.
David Thorne, Director of NHS Insight and Interaction at Mtech Access Limited and Development Director at Well Up North Primary Care Network, will explore the topic as part of the online conference on Friday, April 29.
He said: “The current integrated care legislation and its associated changes reverse 30 years of NHS policy and practical ways of working. They impact all aspects of patient care and yet are generally unfamiliar to most clinicians. Implementation is highly varied across England in pace, progress and interpretation.
“Patients with a foot ulcer should be at the centre of the opportunities afforded by these changes but risk being marginalised by other points of focus. If clinicians and others designing foot ulcer care are more aware of new funding flows and other opportunities then this area of care could receive a much higher profile and stimulate improvements in foot ulcer care.”
The session is designed to help delegates:
- understand the current integrated care changes to the NHS and their implications for foot ulcer care
- understand the new financial flows and performance metrics that should enhance successful cases for change to drive service improvement and investment to foot care
- identify practical opportunities for developing improved foot ulcer care.