Pathology Sustainability and Transformation Plans
With continuing pressure to build a more sustainable service whilst managing your demand, increasing efficiency, reconfiguring your department and providing a value for money service in line with STPs this national NHS conference is timely. Take one day out to explore the driver and obstacles for getting pathology stepping up and stepping out of hospitals and benefit from this brilliant opportunity to gain practical tips and fresh ideas.
Take a step back, benchmark your service and review the realities of STPs including how you can deliver change, build effective collaboration and achieve value for money for your department. This unit and dedicated forum will help your pathology service gain innovative ideas for your on-going STP journey. Share your experiences and gain insight into other services' best practice to help you to smooth your STP pathology journey.
Leave this pathology STP NHS conference ready to implement new ideas and drive forward your NHS pathology services and create an effective and quality driven service in line with STPs. Find out how to:
- Overcome the obstacles of reconfiguring your service
- Support chance at a local level
- Improve the quality of care through enhanced pathology
- Create an efficient and effective service
- Build collaborative working
- Achieve value for money
- Enhance patient care
- Measure the success of past experiences
This pathology NHS conference has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to share best practice with your peers from across the country and build new contacts through the networking session. Is this you?
- Service, operations, directorate and business managers
- Consultants and clinical scientists
- Lead nurses, nurse consultants and nurse managers
Have you considered sponsoring or exhibiting at this day? If you join us in 2017, you will be able to talk directly to this Pathology audience, build familiarity and take away leads.
If you belong to an association or network that is related to Pathology, SBK would welcome working with you. We can offer your members or network a discounted rate and a link with your website here.
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|8.30||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.00||Chair's opening remarks|
Martin Myers MBE, Consultant Clinical Biochemist and Associate Divisional Medical Director, Pathology and Clinical Immunology, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The realities of STPs
|9.10||STPs and consolidation: how will the new plans drive forward more efficient pathology services?|
Overview of the news plans: insight into the impact on pathology services
Encouraging clinical leadership, partnership models, executive participation and change management support for effective service delivery
Achieving a value for money pathology service: identifying the implications and quality improvements that can be made
David Wells, Head of Pathology Service Consolidation, NHS Improvement
|9.50||Diagnostic mapping: how a network can deliver a more diffused model of care |
Considering clinical requirements and mapping diagnostics: what should be provided for the system as a whole
Utilising and delivering pathology as part of a care pathway: improving the healthcare economy
Assessing the outcomes of focusing diagnostics around care pathways and patient needs
Neil Anderson, Clinical Scientist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
|11.00||Case study: Impact of the merging of Salford and Wigan pathology services (PAWS)|
The initial plan for merging the service and how it aligns with current STPs
Assessment of how the barriers and set-back have been overcome
Practicalities of the merging services: how much money was saved?
Where is PAWS now? Working within the Great Manchester pathfinder group
Jackie Elliott, Pathology Directorate Manager, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
|11.40||Assessing the impact of the merging and reconfiguring of service on their accreditation|
Shared insights and processes explains as to how UKAS regards accreditations in merging and consolidating
What would be the impact on you and your accrediation?
Understanding what you can do whilst in the merging and reconfiguring process to improve quality and efficiency of services in line with accreditation guidelines
Martin Stearn, Senior Assessment Manager, UKAS
|12.20||Question, answer and discussion session with the morning speakers|
BENCHMARKING YOUR SERVICE
|1.40||Supporting change at a local level: proving the relationship between effective use of pathology services and quality of patient outcomes|
Assessing the impact of demand optimisation: What does ‘effective’ look like in terms of pathology service usage?
Case study: How a pathology department saved their host organisation over £1.5m in diabetes bed day costs alone
Next steps: How to begin your journey towards more effective use of your pathology service
David Holland, Operations Lead, Keele University Benchmarking Service, Keele University
BUILDING EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION
|2.20||Improving engagement and relationships between the clinicians and the labs in line with STPs|
Are we providing timely results for clinicians and is the timeliness utilised?
Outcome measures: improving the clinical pathway, demand management and cost efficiency
What can be done next to improve pathology services in line with STPs?
Dr Martin Myers, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Royal Preston Hospital
|3.20||Evidenced based impact of an established merged pathology service: Lessons learnt to drive forward STPs|
Insights into the journey of an established collaborated pathology service: what has changed from implementation to now?
The lessons learnt along the way: what can be used and applied to STPs?
A look to the future: what’s next for the service and how it will continue to develop
Jane Mills, Chief Operating Officer, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
ACHIEVING VALUE FOR MONEY
|4.00||Demonstrating the value of reconfiguration: Improving patient care and cost savings |
Managing patients and hospitals with pathology at the centre: demonstrating the impact of the appropriate use of tests
How to do reconfiguration properly and efficiently: ensuring improvements and savings are made
What is the impact of successful reconfiguration on the operational budget?
Angus McGregor, Medical Director and Consultant Histopathologist, Empath, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
|4.40||Question, answer and discussion session with the morning speakers|
|4.50||Close of day|
Attend this NHS conference and don't miss out on the unique chance to hear case study presentations to benchmark your pathology service in line with STPs. Confirmed speakers include:
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