Progressing your CUP Service
Unique in both focus and format, this national CUP conference has been designed to guide CUP professionals through the process of making sustainable, meaningful improvements to their service. Take this opportunity to drive forward standards for CUP patients and staff alike by coming together with your NHS peers and improving GP referrals, growing nurse-led clinics, streamlining the diagnostic pathway and collecting outcomes to enable positive change.
This conference will offer delegates a chance to fully appraise and benchmark your CUP service, identifying areas for improvement and methods to work towards them. Showcasing the shared expertise of Consultants, Team Leaders, Nurses and Radiologists, this training opportunity will help to guide your team through effective approaches to:
- Peer reviews: meeting the MDT quorum and gathering evidence to enable your CUP team
- Clinical trials: increasing awareness of the latest molecular profiling and trial opportunities
- Progressing nursing competencies and practice: growing nursing roles to lead services
- Streamlining GP referrals: ensuring rapid, direct and accurate referrals for CUP patients
- Diagnostic challenges: outlining the process, pathway and ideas for improvement
- Service development: planning ahead for better outcomes, pathway and workforce
Discover how NHS CUP services have continued to grow and develop, making consistent improvements despite the challenging nature of the job. Through facilitated networking, inspirational presentations and engaging interactive sessions, this day will boost your knowledge on a number of key issues including:
- An overview of CUP: past, present and future
- Clinical trials: updates in molecular profiling and trial opportunities for CUP patients
- Growing your CUP service: gathering evidence to support and enable improvements
- Advancing your CUP clinic: driving forward nursing competencies and practice
- Streamlining GP referrals: building effective pathways from primary to secondary care
- Overcoming the diagnostic challenges for CUP: imaging as a sometimes incomplete picture
- Case study: enabling successful peer review by tele-linking with other CUP services
- CUP service progression plans: achievable workforce, outcomes and pathway aims
If you would like to know more about clinical trials, peer reviews, service development or improving your MDT communications then this unique event is a must-attend! The varied and insightful content will be of professional and developmental benefit for:
- CUP Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Acute Oncology Specialist Nurses
- Macmillan CNSs
- Macmillan AOSs
- Palliative Care Nurses
- Consultants in Medical Oncology
- CUP Consultants
- Consultant Clinical Oncologists
- Palliative Care Consultants
Have you considered sponsoring or exhibiting at this day? If you join us in 2017, you will be able to talk directly to this audience of Oncology professionals, build familiarity and take away leads.
If you belong to an association or network that is related to Oncology, Cancer or CUP, 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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This event has been researched with and sculpted by the experience of past attendees from ‘Developing and Maintaining your Effective MUO/CUP MDT’, held in London in December 2016. Delegates from this event told us that the ‘speakers were excellent and the content of the information was both interesting and useful’.
View further details and find out how to buy the documentation for Developing and Maintaining your Effective MUO CUP MDT
Enabling developments through improved GP referrals, nurse-led care and service measurements
|8.15||Registration and refreshments|
|8.50||Chair’s opening remarks|
Pauline Leonard, Medical Oncology Consultant, Whittington Health NHS Trust
Facilitating Progression: Peer Reviews and Clinical Trials
|9.00||An overview of CUP: past, present and future|
The size and shape of the problem in UK: Epidemiology, patient pathway
Continued development: learning from patient experience and peer review
The future: is it already here, just not evenly distributed?
John Symons, Director, CUP Foundation – Jo’s Friends
|9.20||Latest updates in molecular profiling and trial opportunities for CUP patients |
Are we benefitting our patients by asking for genetic profiling? What the outcomes tell us
Outlining the current trials: genomic profiling, induction chemo profiles and targeted therapy
Immunotherapy: the science behind trialling this for certain groups of CUP patients
Kai-Keen Shiu, Consultant Medical Oncologist and CUP Lead, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
|10.00||Growing your CUP Service: gathering evidence to support and enable improvements |
Whole-system monitoring: clinical outcomes, patient experience and service measures
Investing in staff growth: identifying areas for growth and maximising staff capabilities
MDT communications: assessing ability to reduce length of stay and inappropriate investigations
Ernie Marshall, Consultant in Medical Oncology, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Expanding Nursing Roles within CUP Services
|11.00||Advancing your CUP clinic: driving forward nursing competencies and practice|
Setting up a nurse-led clinic: maximising efficiency, capacity and time spent with patients
Connecting nurse-led clinics with the MDT: ensuring Consultants and Oncologist availability
Enabling same day referrals and treatments: lessening patient distress by minimising wait times
Emily Park, AOS / CUP Clinical Nurse Specialist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|11.40||Interactive session: comparing and learning from the literature used by CUP teams |
Share your patient leaflets, surveys and referral forms with those on your table and discuss how they are similar/different. What can you learn from how other services do things? Are there any specific ideas that you would like to take back and try with your patients?
Improving the Patient Experience between Care Teams
|1.20||Streamlining GP referrals: building effective pathways from primary to secondary care |
Transforming Cancer Services for London Team: uniting 33 CCGs to achieve better transitions
Improving continuity and clarity for patients: how the project will boost patient experiences
Developing an online tool and hub to share knowledge and make information accessible
Julia Ozdilli, Senior Lead in Early Detection, Transforming Cancer Services Team
|2.00||Overcoming the diagnostic challenges for CUP: imaging as a sometimes incomplete picture |
Discriminating CUP tumours from other cancer types: what are radiologists looking for?
How can the diagnostic process be streamlined? Striving to shorten time before diagnosis
Delivering holistic care: improving communications between diagnostic and treatment teams
Ben Taylor, Consultant Radiologist, The Christie NHS Trust Foundation
|2.40||Case study: enabling successful peer review by tele-linking with other CUP services|
Achieving the MDT quorum: what happens when compliance is challenged by absence?
Tele-linking with surrounding CUP teams: sharing expertise and increasing thoroughness
Encouraging discussion in peer reviews: benefits of having multiple staff from similar disciplines
Helena Grout, CUP Clinical Nurse Specialist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Setting Ambitious Service Goals for a Successful Future
|3.40||CUP service progression plans: achievable workforce, outcomes and pathway aims|
Engaging staff: building an empowered workforce that can grow along with the service
Clarity for service capabilities: defining when and how you engage with patients
Investing your time: defining priorities and allocating time to bring about positive change
Pauline Leonard, Medical Oncology Consultant, Whittington Health NHS Trust
|4.20||Group discussion: Group discussion: how do you protect your CUP service from cuts? |
Many CUP teams feel that they are not seen as a priority and have experienced loss of funding, inability to recruit or a lack of clinic space. How has your service maintained functions and by what methods have you engaged your CCG?
|4.50||Close of conference|
Learn from an exciting line-up of prominent Oncologists, Nurses and CUP champions:
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- NHS or Public Sector for one place £399 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for two or three places (each) £299 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for four places (each) £279 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation for one place £699 + VAT
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