NHS innovation conference - Virtual Fracture Clinic

Virtual fracture clinic takes centre stage at national conference

An award winning virtual fracture clinic allowing patients to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital and saving the NHS over £1,000,000, was the subject of a national conference, hosted by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust.

The event provided delegates the opportunity to hear how digital technology has transformed the lives of patients, with over half (56%) avoiding a return to hospital. Those that do need to return are now certain of having the right care, at the right time with the right specialist.

The cost of a virtual referral is also half that of a traditional appointment and has delivered the NHS major cost savings allowing consultants to better target treatment. The project won the NHS innovation and AHA awards 2016.

Speakers from the NHS and industry provided delegates with insight on how to progress their own digital transformation journeys and how they could build on Brighton’s ground-work and success without reinventing the wheel. Microsoft and HCL showcased the latest technology.

Watch this video for an overview of the day:

Watch the interview below:

Presentational videos and slides available below: 

Session 1: Virtual Fracture Clinic - journey from A&E attendance to rehabilitation

Lucy Cassidy, advanced physiotherapist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Paul Ransom, A&E consultant, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Polly Kempston, virtual fracture clinic patient

 

 

Kit Brogan, orthopaedic registrar, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Presentation slides - session one  

Session 2: Diverse use of virtual methodology to support the NHS 5 year forward & STP's

Dr Keith Grimes, medical digital health and innovation expert

 

 

Andrew Symes, urology consultant, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Lucy Cassidy, advanced practice physiotherapist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Presentation slides - session two

Session 3: Central standpoint from professional bodies, legal and commissioning

Shelagh Morris, deputy chief allied health professions

 

 

Julia Tracy, senior solicitor, Hempsons

 

 

James Gibbs, orthopaedic consultant, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

 

Presentation slides - session three

Session 4: Using technology to support wide-spread adoption

James Gibbs, orthopeadic consultant, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Sophie Richardson, technical sales manager, Microsoft

 

 

Felicity Auld, senior physiotherapist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Marco Amoedo, solutions director, HCL

 

 

Presentation slides - session four

Session 5: Methods and evidence of adoption

Carol Aries, head of strategic partnerships, 3M

 

 

Sian Sokota, advanced practice physiotherapist, Western Sussex Hospitals Trust

 

 

Lucy Cassidy, advanced practice physiotherapist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

 

Presentation slides - session five

Read more about the virtual fracture clinic in this UKAuthority article.