NHS-R Conference Workshop: The IPACS complex care pathway simulation model – 22nd November 2022

The IPACS complex care pathway simulation model

  • Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Pre-requisites: No technical pre-requisites.

About the course:

This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to explore and interact with the newly developed IPACS simulation model.

This addresses resource and capacity issues arising as patients traverse complex care pathways from acute beds through intermediate community health and social care.

The many issues in planning integrated care are common to all health and social care economies and our aim has been to develop a generalised model which can re-used but also easily customised for specific local circumstances.

The simulation model development in ‘R’ – and its application as a routine management decision support tool – is the central focus of the IPACS project (Improving Patient Flow Between Acute, Community and Social Care).

This is a 3-year research project funded by Health Data Research UK and involving the Universities of Bath and Exeter, and the Bristol, N Somerset, S Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (BNSSG ICB).

In this workshop we will briefly describe our technical modelling development work, our experience of the embedding process, and what has been achieved working alongside health and social care colleagues in the BNSSG Integrated Care System.

However, we aim to give the majority of the time over to you to explore the model and discuss its application potential elsewhere in the NHS.

Learning objectives

  • Introduction to the IPACS complex care pathways simulation model and its operational context
  • Hands-on experience of the model
  • Embedding the model with local stakeholders; general considerations and the BNSSG experience

Please see the full list of NHS-R Conference Workshops available here

Event Speakers

Paul Forte

Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire ICB

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November 22, 2022

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9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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