Safer, faster, better webinar series


This ECIP series covers the key principles from the Safer, faster, better and how these can be applied within your own systems. Each webinar lasts no longer than an hour, and is a great opportunity to learn from colleagues experienced in a range of fields.

Episode 1 - Setting the pace

This episode introduces the principles of Safer, faster, better and discusses emergency departments - how to prevent overcrowding, ‘pulling’ patients through the system and rapid assessment and treatment.


Stephen Duncan, Director of Operations and Delivery, ECIP Improvement
Diane Fuller, Regional Improvement Lead (London & the South), ECIP, NHS Improvement

Episode 2 - Maximising assessment and clinical time

- Assessment Units: running an efficient and effective AMU; early senior assessment; consultants and staffing 

 - Optimising use of Ambulatory Emergency Care.


Jack Hawkins, Clinical Lead, ECIP, NHS Improvement
Hannah Skene, Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals

Episode 3 - Transforming care for frail older people

This episode discusses the optimisation of acute frailty and addresses stranded patients, and calls for assertive, holistic management of frail & vulnerable patients back into the community as soon as medically fit to avoid the loss of ability to self-care.


Simon Conroy, University Hospitals of Leicester

Episode 4 - Effectively managing delays to expedite discharge (Red2Green)

This episode discusses delayed transfers of care and discharge to assess.


Elizabeth Sargeant, Lead for Social Care integration, ECIP, NHS Improvement

Episode 5 - Running safe, effective wards (Red2Green)

This episode discusses the SAFER bundle and the daily senior review of every patient, in every bed, every day.


Pete Gordon, Regional Improvement Manager, ECIP, NHS Improvement
Gordon Caldwell, Consultant Physician, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS FT

Episode 6 - Admissions avoidance and early supported discharge

The episode raises the topic of primary care and out of hours services - provision of robust GP services in hours, and comprehensive OOH services; care home arrangements for primary care, pharmacy and falls prevention.


John Stephenson, Associate Medical Director, East Midlands Ambulance Service


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