Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV) UK Meeting 2023

Guy’s and St Thomas’ HMV UK Meeting provides a multi-disciplinary network for established clinicians and healthcare professionals that are either caring for patients dependent on home mechanical ventilation, or that have an interest in continual care using highly advanced specialist technologies

Programme overview

The HMV UK Meeting provides a multi-disciplinary network for established clinicians and healthcare professionals that are either caring for patients dependent on home mechanical ventilation, or that have an interest in continual care using highly advanced specialist technologies.

This meeting offers an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the latest advances in the management of children and adults with chronic respiratory failure. The HMV UK Meeting is also renowned for providing respiratory professionals and experts from around the country with the opportunity to network and knowledge share.

Topics for 2023 include:

7 CPD points

This Meeting has been awarded 7 CPD points by the Royal College Physicians

Who should attend

This one day meeting is ideal for those working with patients with chronic respiratory failure. This includes, but is not limited to, consultants in respiratory and critical care, rehabilitation medicine, sleep medicine and neurology, specialist registrars, therapists and clinical nurse specialists.


The meeting brings experts from around the UK to present lectures, clinical trial updates, case studies, and interactive Q&A sessions. HMV UK has been designed to provide many opportunities for open discussions between healthcare professionals.

Latest agenda

08.30 – 09.00

Coffee and exhibitor viewing, Central Hall

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome and introduction

09.15 – 09.45

A year in review

  • Maj Neeraj Shah, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

09.45 – 10.30

High Flow therapy in the home: Hype or hope

  • Ulla Weinreich, Clinical Associate Professor, Aalborg University Hospital

10.30 – 11.00

Refreshment break, Central Hall

11.00 – 11.30

Mouth Care Matters for patients on LTTV

  • Mili Doshi, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Ahmed Kahatab, Special Care Dentistry, East Surrey and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

11:30 – 12:00

Tracheostomy challenges in patients on LTTV: in-patient, out-patient or home changes

  • Verity Ford, Consultant Physiotherapist Home Ventilation and Airway clearance, Lancashire Teaching Hospital

12:00 – 12:30

LLTV care in the community: thriving not surviving with LTTV

  • Lee Evans (patient speaker)

12:30 – 13:00


13.00 – 13.45

Lunch, exhibition and networking, Central Hall and Grand Committee Room

13.45 – 14.15

Inclusion Health : improving access and outcomes for Asylum-seekers, refugees, migrants and homeless communities

  • Nicola Gitsham, Head of Healthcare Inequalities Improvement and Personalisation, NHSE, NHS

14.15 – 14.45

Cost of living crisis: Lessons from a pilot scheme to improve respiratory health with support for energy bills

  • Neil Penny, Senior Commissioning Manager – Housing, Health and Care, NHS Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire County Council

14.45 – 15.15

Sustainable Respiratory Care: what is it and how do we get there?

  • Laura-Jane Smith, Consultant Respiratory Physician, King’s College Hospital, London

15:15 – 15:30


15.30 –16.00

Refreshment break, Central Hall

16:00 – 16:30

Funding HMV: from PBR to block and back again

  • Mike Davies, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

16:30 – 17:00

Setting up from scratch: How to establish a non-complex HMV service

  • Philip Davidson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

17:00 – 17:30

Summation and close

17.30 – 18.00

Networking, Central Hall and Grand Committee Room

How to book

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HMV UK Meeting attendee

Very insightful and enjoyable. A great opportunity to network

HMV UK Meeting attendee

Topics are on-point for HMV services nationwide

HMV UK Meeting attendee

An excellent opportunity to see what is going on in the field and for professional and service development

HMV UK Meeting attendee

One of the best study days I’ve been to

HMV UK Meeting attendee

Brilliant and inspirational


Gold sponsor

Breas Medical

Breas Medical is a global company headquartered in Sweden, with over 30 years of expertise in ventilation, airway clearance, and sleep solutions. We are passionate experts dedicated to respiratory care, with an unwavering focus on the patient and the caregiver, delivering high-quality and reliable products. We respond to your changing needs with agility, and while growing globally, we take customer care personally. Our solutions cover a broad range of devices, consumables, service solutions, educational & training programs, and comprehensive connectivity capabilities to improve the quality of life of patients, from hospital to home.

Mission Statement

Breas Clinical Service’s mission is to champion excellence in innovation, demonstrate clinical expertise, and provide clinical leadership to the company and the customers we serve. We will do this by partnering with key opinion leaders to help design and develop products and services that are clinically relevant and beneficial in improving patient care and quality of life.

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Gold sponsor

Air Liquide

Air Liquide Healthcare is a leading healthcare provider to patients with long term respiratory conditions, having treated over 25,000 patients over 15 years in the UK alone. Following a long history of providing oxygen services to patients in the hospital and at home we are launching our range of respiratory devices and consumables used extensively globally. Air Liquide has a focus on advanced home mechanical ventilation, secretion management, NIV consumables and masks. We aim to provide our new devices in a variety of ways and services. Our focus is a full home ventilation managed service including all equipment (from any supplier) 24hr patient support, home visits and alerting systems from remote monitoring, all utilising our team of respiratory therapy technicians and nurses.

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GSTT Event Photography Oncology at the on the 25/06/2018. Photo: David Tett

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