Upcoming webinars


February 2017

Multimorbidity and frailty: the biggest challenge for commissioners, clinicians and patients?

Date: Friday 24 February 2017, 12pm-1pm

Description: Around one in four of people in England have two or more long-term conditions, often known as ‘multimorbidity’, rising to two-thirds of those aged over 65 years-old. Frailty is the most problematic expression of ageing with around one million people in England living with frailty.  Yet, care is often built around individual conditions leading to poorer quality of life, fragmented care and unwarranted treatment burdens.

This webinar explores how to address the impact on quality of life, mortality and greater use of unplanned care. Speakers include Prof Bruce Guthrie (Head of Population Health Sciences Division, University of Dundee), Prof Martin Vernon (National Clinical Director for Older People, NHS England), and Sue Denmark (person with lived experience).

The webinar is aimed at commissioners and clinicians, however all are welcome to join. Registration is now open.

March 2017

Congenital Heart Disease Consultation Webinar

NHS England is consulting on proposals to implement national standards for congenital heart disease services for children and adults.

We are holding three webinars as part of our national consultation activity. The purpose is to provide people with an opportunity to hear more about our proposals, and ask questions or seek clarification about our proposed plans.

If you have any queries please contact us by email: england.congenitalheart@nhs.net

MSK Knowledge Network webinar series: Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Masterclass- reducing unwarranted variations

Date: 10th March 2017, 12.00-13.00

Description: Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national, clinician-led programme, created to help improve the quality of medical and clinical care within the NHS by identifying and reducing unwarranted variations in service and practice. Following a successful pilot in orthopaedics, led by Professor Tim Briggs of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, GIRFT has received £60m of Government funding and is now being rolled out to more than 30 specialties including neurosurgery, emergency medicine and cardiothoracic surgery.

This webinar will explore the philosophy behind GIRFT, its methodology, including the deep dive data analysis and peer-to-peer engagement with frontline medics, and importantly the benefits it has brought in improving patient outcomes and delivering efficiencies through the sharing of best practice.

Trusts involved in the pilot programme have already reported direct savings and benefits of between £20m and £30m, with an additional £15m to £20m expected in the second year. At the end of GIRFT’s three year funding it is expected that the programme will have helped prevent £1billion of wasted costs and unnecessary treatment.

The webinar is jointly presented by Rachel Yates, Managing Director of GIRFT, and Mary Newman, Interim Head of Policy and Implementation GIRFT. The target audience for this webinar are Health Care Professionals and Commissioners from  CCGs, Primary & Secondary Care and Clinicians.

Register for this webinar

After your request has been approved, you’ll receive instructions for joining the meeting. If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.


Patient Online are running a series of webinars to support GP practices to implement and get the most from providing online services to patients. These webinars may also be of interest to organisations providing support to GP practices, such as clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units. Details and dates of each session can be found within the Patient Online section.