By: 19 December 2018
21 January 2019, Hip Fracture Summit 2019: Ensuring Adherence to the NICE National Quality Standard and Learning from the NHFD Findings; London

“The total cost of fragility fractures to the UK has been estimated at £4.4 billion which includes £1.1 billion for social care; hip fractures account for around £2 billion of this sum…short and long-term outlooks for patients are generally poor following a hip fracture, with an increased one-year mortality of between 18 per cent and 33 per cent and negative effects on daily living activities such as shopping and walking” Public Health England June 2018

“Hip fracture care still improving, but two in five patients still not receiving best practice care”.

The ninth annual report from The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) shows that while more patients are receiving early surgery and surviving a hip fracture, two in five patients are not receiving all of the recommended elements of a hip fracture programme that represent ‘best practice’. Some of the other key findings of the report include:
• Hospital stay increase by one day in English hospitals, equivalent to 160 inpatient beds across NHSe services.
• Over 85 per cent of patients now receive appropriate surgery, but almost 4,000 eligible patients not offered a Total Hip Replacement as recommended by NICE.
• Of 18,141 patients contacted, 9 per cent remain completely immobile four months after their injury.

This important and timely conference will focus on improving care for hip fracture patients – learning from the  NHFD findings and improving progress against the NICE quality standard for hip fracture. Through national updates and practical cases studies the conference will highlight best practice in hip fracture care, improving the care pathway and outcomes. The conference will also feature an extended session on improving hip fracture care beyond the acute hospital – delivering early supported discharge, improving care across the hip fracture super-spell, secondary prevention, and improving follow up.

“The elements of care that define best practice in England are designed to encourage teams to deliver key elements of a hip fracture programme – a multidisciplinary, patient-centred approach that considers the wider health of frail people with this potentially life-changing injury. If 40 per cent of patients are not receiving this care – usually because they miss out on just one or two elements, this could compromise their rehabilitation and recovery. If this figure could be halved then a typical unit seeing 360 cases a year would attract an additional £100,000 in BPT each year – an obvious target in financially challenging times” Antony Johansen, geriatrician clinical lead for the NHFD

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with fellow delegates working to improve services for Hip Fracture
  • Learn from established practice in improving outcomes for Hip Fracture patients
  • Understand and reflect on how you can improve practice locally as a result of NHFD findings
  • Update your knowledge on national developments
  • Develop your skills in using patient involvement and experience to improve hip fracture care
  • Identify key strategies for improving the anaesthetic and surgical care pathway for hip fracture
  • Reflect on how you can improve care for Hip Fracture patients beyond the hospital setting
  • Understand how to deliver early supported discharge
  • Develop a strategy for improving secondary prevention and reducing falls
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

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