Air Ambulance Conference set to go Above and Beyond

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The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) National Conference is fast approaching and takes place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel on 12th November 2018.

The event, which has become a firm fixture on event calendars across the world-wide air ambulance community is open to all members and non-members. It aims to inspire, inform and incite debate, providing a platform for the industry to come together, share ideas and build partnerships.

This year sees a streamlined agenda surrounding the topic ‘Above and Beyond’, highlighting how the air ambulance community continuously enhance and deliver their services 365 days a year. With three core colleges of Clinical, Charitable and Operations, the day will see speakers within their expert fields deliver presentations, share knowledge and experiences and educate the audience for the benefit of the patient, service and sector.

Jo Tanner, Founder of iNHouse Communications will open the conference, exploring ‘Crisis Communications; a topic which is incredibly important and relevant to a sector which relies on generous donations from the public. Given the opportunity to proactively prepare and manage both disaster and crisis management is critical to both air ambulance and charitable operations.

Jonathan Jenkins and Dr John Chatterjee, both of London’s Air Ambulance, will take to the stage to share how they successfully applied their clinical governance strategy to the charitable aspect of the organisation; successfully adapting the governance surrounding their clinical arena to fit a charity footprint.

In 2013, Victoria Mulligan was involved in a harrowing speed boat accident in Padstow, Cornwall. The incident changed her life entirely. She has faced the pain head on understands that dealing with her emotions will give her the best chance of moving forwards and having a future. With mental health being a hugely important topic for the air ambulance sector, attendees will gain a valuable insight and respect from Victoria’s personal challenges, losses and experiences.

Key note speaker, Professor Stephen Powis (National Director for NHS England) will close the conference by highlighting the intricate and integrated relationship between the Ambulance Services and the Air Ambulance Community. In order to ensure that the highest level of care can be provided in a pre-hospital environment, transparent communications, relationships and trust must be maintained between the organisations.

To view the speakers in full please visit – https://associationofairambulances.co.uk/national-conference/agenda-speakers/.

The conference is followed by the prestigious Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence and Gala Dinner held during the evening.

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