The Operating Theatre Conference

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If you are interested in exploring the current challenges facing operating theatres, then next week’s Operating Theatres Conference will be just right for you.

Held on 14th February in Manchester, it comes at a time when operating theatre efficiency has become a hot topic in the national news.

According to NHS Improvement, the time currently lost due to late starts, early finishes and delays between operations could be used by the NHS to carry out an extra 291,000 non-urgent operations.

But whilst it is obviously important to improve efficiencies, how can this be realistically achieved. The Operating Theatres Conference seeks to look into this very topic.

In the morning Jenny Abraham, Surgical Care Practitioner at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust will look at how transforming the perioperative workforce can optimize performance. In particular, she will highlight the different models of staffing, look at how to approach and implement a theatre skill mix review and discuss staff development and training.

Continuing along similar lines, Paul Rawling RODP, Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice at Edge Hill University and Honorary Secretary, British Association of Day Surgery and Kevin Henshaw, Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice at Edge Hill University will discuss the continuing professional development of theatre staff.

The day will continue with discussion of other topics relevant to operating theatre effectiveness including:

·         Human factors and consistency in patient safety,

·         Utilising global standards to dramatically improve patient safety, efficiencies and cost savings,

·         Clinical engagement and procurement and

·         Efficiency under pressure.

There will also be six seminars held during the course of the day giving insights into technology that can help to enhance operating theatre performance, efficiency and cost savings.

Want to attend The Operating Theatre Conference?

There is still plenty of time and we would love to see you there, as we will have a stand at the conference where we can show you our Stille and Lawton surgical instruments. Just click here to register for The Operating Theatre Conference in Manchester.

You will also find the full agenda for the event at the same link. With such an exceptional opportunity to learn from the leading lights in operating theatre management, analysis, surgery and surgical care, it promises to be a very valuable day for learning and networking.

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