The National Outreach Forum (NOrF) was founded back in 2004 by a group of enthusiastic professionals involved with the first Critical Care Outreach Teams. Since then it has evolved into a multi-professional interest group that seeks to promote excellence in the care of acutely unwell patients.
NOrF provides a representative forum for Critical Care Outreach, Rapid and Acute and Rapid Response teams, service providers and recipients across the country who strive to optimise the quality of care for the deteriorating and acutely ill patients, their management and experience.
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTENSIVE CARE SOCIETY AND THE CRITICAL CARE NATIONAL NETWORK NURSE LEADS FORUM
This multi-professional task and finish group is being established to develop a nationally recognised competency credential and career framework for registered practitioners delivering comprehensive critical care outreach (3CO), or equivalent services.
The first meeting of the group will take place on 7th March 2019. Updates of progress of the working group will be published here.
The Level 1 National Competency Framework
was launched 9th July 2018 at the Rapid Response Systems 2018 Conference in Manchester.
You can download a copy here.
The NOrF Annual Conference at the Patient Safety Congress 3rd July 2019
Dates for your diary 2nd - 3rd July 2019
Following the success of the Rapid Response / Patient Safety Congress July 2018, we are pleased to announced that the National Outreach Forum will be collaborating with the Patient Safety Congress for the 2019 NOrF Conference on the 3rd July 2019.
For more information and how to register click here
The National Outreach Forum is also sponsoring the Deteriorating Patient and Rapid Response Patient Safety Award (2nd July 2019) and the Deteriorating Patient Poster Competition at the Patient Safety Congress
Patient Safety Awards recognise, reward and thank the hard-working teams and individuals who, in these times of austerity, pay restraints and workforce shortages are having to work harder and under more pressure. It is a testament to the sector that the safety and care of patients is still the primary driver, and our NHS continues to be the global leader in safety. In that context, it’s important to showcase the successes of all those involved in patient safety.
CLOSING DATE FOR AWARDS ENTRY EXTENDED to 22nd FEBRUARY 2019
CLOSING DATE FOR POSTER COMPETITION 10th APRIL 2019
If you critical care outreach (or equivalent) team would like to advertise you local events here please email us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 CONFERENCE, POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND PAST CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE HERE
Critical Care outreach
Patient at Risk
PATIENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE
(You need to log as a member to participate)
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