Improving Quality and Capacity for Radiology
Showcasing best practice from across the NHS, this educational conference is a unique opportunity to learn how to drive forward standards for your radiology team, whether you are a Radiology Manager, Consultant or Radiographer. Explore innovative new approaches to capacity and demand, how to upskill staff, how to approach improvements if you are based in small district general hospital and even how to start the journey towards becoming ISAS accredited.
If your Radiology team are experiencing sky-high demand and are struggling to find the staff, funding and strategies to successfully increase your capacity, then this conference is your opportunity to gain peer-tested solutions that could empower your team to make those long awaited progressions. Featuring content designed around the professional needs of past attendees, this unique study day will showcase the best of NHS radiology services and help your team to achieve best practice.
Showcasing peer-led innovations from across radiology, this conference will equip you with right tools to move forwards when your current service is full to the brim with challenges and obstacles. Discover realistic ways that your service can:
- Meet increased demand without needing access to further resources
- Identify focus areas and get a plan in place to improve the quality of services
- Develop a stronger workforce with the right skill mix to deliver on targets
- Gain recruitment ideas by benchmarking with national diagnostic services
- Increase efficiency by looking at data sharing and change management
- Progress towards accreditation by gaining a better sense of the initial process
This national conference will create a unique forum for innovative ideas, problem solving and lively debate, delivering a wealth of information that will be helpful to:
- Diagnostics Pathway Manager, Diagnostics Operational Manager and Diagnostics General Manager
- Clinical Lead for Diagnostics and Diagnostics Divisional Manager
- Imaging Services Lead, Imaging Programme Manager and Imaging Co-Ordinator
- Head of Radiology, Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Director for Radiology
- Superintendent Radiographer and Principal Radiographer
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|8.45||Registration and refreshments|
|9.30||Chair’s opening remarks |
Wai Lup Wong, Consultant Radiologist in Nuclear Medicine, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Meeting Increased Demand
|9.40||Capacity and demand innovations: meeting increasing demand without additional resources|
Is your service fit for purpose? Identifying where, how and why you cannot meet demand
Meeting demand by ‘working smarter’: using new initiatives and technology to increase capacity
Working across services to reduce referrals: empowering primary care to use diagnostics
Tabinda Rashid-Fadel, Independent Consultant & QIPP and Clinical Pathways Lead, NHS England
|10.20||Moving care closer to home: can diagnostics be effectively managed in the community?|
Community model in practice: minimising clinical time and space spent on diagnostics
Sharing results: ensuring that the record follows the patient throughout the care pathway
Is it cost effective? How services are commissioned and the financial impact on NHS acute care
Jon Pither, Director, Physiological Measurements Ltd
Optimising your Service Delivery
|11.30||Working towards ISAS accreditation: continuous quality improvements in your service |
What does the accreditation mean? How ISAS brings about positive changes for your team
Taking your first steps towards being accredited: how to begin the process of improvements
Understanding what ISAS expects of radiology managers: developing key leadership skills
Chris Woodgate, Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme Officer, The Royal College of Radiologists & The College of Radiographers
|12.10||Group discussion: Improving workflow: how can you get more out of fewer resources?|
Given the changes to bursaries and the lower uptake on radiology courses, how can your service adapt to meet rising numbers of GP referrals and growing patient uptake? Share workflow strategies that have had a positive effect for your team.
Innovation with Limited Resources
|1.50||Image and report sharing and shared reporting: how this can benefit NHS Trusts|
Impact on clinical work and patients: how does image sharing make a positive contribution?
Difficulties accessing images from external PACS: how the challenges could be overcome
Information sharing: how the confidentiality and governance restrictions affect radiology
Neelam Dugar, Consultant Radiologist, Clinical PACS Lead, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|2.20||Progressing radiology in a district general hospital: championing improvement and innovation|
The Dorset Vanguard: outlining the project background, priorities and work so far
Workforce metrics: how full evaluation can support continual improvements in your service
The recruitment challenge: establishing a radiology development plan to retain key workers
Mandy Tanner, Radiology Manager, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|3.20||Evidence based decision making in diagnostics: using data to improve clinical pathways |
How do clinicians use diagnostic information? Understanding clinical applications of data
How can you engage clinicians to make evidence based decisions: sharing insights
Reflecting diagnostic test accuracy data in your practice: ensuring research is used well
Clare Davenport, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
Benchmarking your service
|4.00||National NHS diagnostics update: celebrating improvements and mapping focus areas |
National benchmarking: how are diagnostic services performing in relation to key targets?
Priorities for the year ahead: which challenges are having the greatest impact on quality?
Highlighting best practice: a look at recent innovations and opportunities for improvement
Tony Newman-Sanders, National Clinical Director for Diagnostics, NHS England
|4.40||Close of day|
Minimise waiting lists, overcome staffing challenges and increase your quality and capacity with easily implementable advice from speakers, including:
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- £299 + VAT - Early bird until 21st December 2017
- £399 + VAT - From 21st December onwards
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