Map of Medicine publishes evidence-based online clinical care maps, showing best practice for a complete patient journey across care sectors. Healthcare communities use the care maps as a starting point for clinically-led service improvement, working with the Map to publish and implement locally-agreed care maps. The Map of Medicine helps reduce unjustified variations in care, enabling local communities to improve patient outcomes while also achieving lower healthcare delivery costs. The care maps incorporate evidence from nearly 200 guidance producers, as well as recommendations from clinical experts, and are endorsed by national clinical bodies, such as Royal Colleges and clinical societies.
TRUSTECH is an NHS organisation that aims to improve healthcare through the development of innovative products and services. We work with both companies and the NHS to bring forward new ideas and help to put them into practice.
Within the NHS, we help individuals and teams to develop and commercialise (when appropriate) their innovative products and services and protect their intellectual property. We also help NHS organisations to manage their innovations and to access new technologies to meet clinical needs and improve patient care.
For companies we offer a commercial consultancy service, helping them to carry out research and development, evaluate their products and services and get them into the NHS.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from the University of Liverpool provides opportunities for individuals and organisations alike to gain maximum benefit from professional training courses, enabling them to remain at the top of their game in today’s fast changing working environment.
The University’s research-led approach to CPD ensures that whatever the format of the programme, it will be informed by leading edge knowledge on the subject and introduce the latest high level skills.
North West e-Health is staffed by highly skilled personnel from the NHS and University of Manchester.North West e-Health produce innovative e-Health tools for making sense of local healthcare. North West e-Health is a not-for-profit organisation.
Formed as a collaboration between the University of Manchester, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford Primary Care Trust; North West e-Health combines the University’s strength in bio-health informatics and technology innovation with Salford NHS strength in front-line clinical informatics and the integration of primary and secondary care data. Our mission is to make sense of local healthcare through better integrated and analysed information whilst preserving patient confidentiality.
North West e-Health is made up from clinicians, scientists, statisticians, software engineers, analysts and researchers. To learn more about North West e-Health and about the benefits that North West e-Health may be able to offer you or your organisation visit the exhibition stand.
Boehringer Ingelheim will discuss the ways in which they can support organisations with education for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. This exhibition will run over two days, in boardroom 1.
AQuA (The Advancing Quality Alliance) was established in 2010/11 as an improvement body for health and social care. Its mission is to stimulate innovation, spread best practice and support local improvements.
AQuA is likely to be one of the few improvement initiatives spanning both commissioning and provision, and working in this way on a regional footprint.
AQuA is not a consultancy or a quango, it is a membership body operating as a joint venture owned and directed by its members. AQuA is founded on the principle that everyone has successes to share and everyone has something to learn from others.
AQuA’s aim is to support its members to improve the health of their local populations, to provide the best possible care for their patients, to deliver value for taxpayers’ money, and to provide staff with greater joy and pride in their work by engaging them in bringing about improvements.
Contact AQuA at: AQuA@srft.nhs.uk
Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company conducting research into developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing pharmaceuticals for the treatment of disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), including depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, epilepsy and insomnia.
The Primary Care Research Network North West (PCRN NW) is one of 8 PCRNs and is part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network and is funded by the Department of Health. Regionally based staff have developed in-depth knowledge of local GP practices, health centres, dental practices and other primary care services so that they support clinical studies that are relevant to the NHS.
Clinical research is, and has always been, fundamental to the work of the NHS. Only by carrying out research into “what works” can we continually improve treatments for patients, and understand how to focus NHS resources where they will be most effective. All the research that we support is driven by the priorities of the NHS and the Department of Health, and informed by the views of patients and their carers.
We aim to provide infrastructure to conduct clinical research in primary care settings - where the majority of patient / practitioner contacts take place. We work with a wide range of primary care practitioners, such as GPs, dentists, pharmacists and health visitors, and support high quality research in areas for which primary care has particular responsibility. These include disease prevention, health promotion, screening and early diagnosis, as well as the management of long-term conditions, such as arthritis and heart disease.
We provide both researchers and sites with practical support they need to make clinical studies happen in a primary care setting in the NHS, so that more research takes place, and more patients can take part.