2018 National Diagnostics Forum
Showcasing best practice from across the NHS diagnostic pathway, this national summit is a unique opportunity to learn how to drive forward standards for your diagnostics team, whether you manage a pathway or work specifically in one diagnostic area. The morning sessions will offer practical new approaches to your biggest challenges with educational presentations covering capacity and demand, how to develop your current workforce as well as giving you a chance to benchmark on a national level. You will then be given a choice of 4 afternoon workstreams, allowing you to drill down in to the specifics of your most challenging area: Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Audiology or Cardiac Physiology.
Explore exactly how your diagnostic service can bring care closer to home, giving patients a significantly better experience with less repetition of key diagnostic tests and a shorter, more efficient pathway. Featuring case studies from experts in the fields of capacity and demand, overcoming staffing pressures, understanding funding and facilitating effective change management, the 2018 National Diagnostics Forum is a uniquely focussed conference designed to help Diagnostics Managers build services that work better for staff, patients and commissioners.
Showcasing peer-led innovations from across the diagnostic pathway, 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 professionals from across NHS diagnostic services. Job titles include but are not limited to:
- Head of Diagnostics, Diagnostics Pathway Manager, Diagnostics Operational Manager, Diagnostics General Manager
- Head of Radiology, Consultant Radiologist, Clinical Director for Radiology, Principal Radiographer
- Imaging Programme Manager, Imaging Co-ordinator, Imaging Services Lead
- Nuclear Medicine Clinical Service Manager, Service Lead for Nuclear Medicine
- Principle Medical Physicist, Medical Physics Clinical Services Manager
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|8.45||Registration and refreshments|
|9.30||Chair’s opening remarks|
|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
|11.30||Your choice of one focussed workstream|
A chance to drill down in to the specifics of your most challenging diagnostic area, with practical sessions and advice covering:
1. Improving Quality and Capacity for Radiology
2. Enhancing Workforce Efficiency in Nuclear Medicine
3. Progressing your Cardiac Physiology Service
4. Building Adaptability in your NHS Audiology Service
Scroll down to read further details on each focussed workstream, before breaking back in to the main event area for the Afternoon Keynotes
Workstream 1: Improving Quality and Capacity for Radiology
|11.30||Working towards ISAS accreditation: continuous quality improvements in your service |
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?|
|1.50||Progressing radiology in a district general hospital: championing improvement and innovation|
Mandy Tanner, Radiology Manager, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|2.30||Group discussion: How important is it to establish a successful image sharing protocol?|
Workstream 2: Enhancing Workforce Efficiency in Nuclear Medicine
|11.30||Royal Brompton case study: lessons learnt from a specialist cardiac nuclear medicine unit|
|12.10||Group discussion: ensuring accurate tariffs to sustain your service|
|1.50||British Nuclear Medicine Society Workforce Survey 2017: findings and recommendations |
Paul Hinton, Consultant Physicist and Head of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital
|2.30||Group discussion: Achieving waiting list targets in a challenging environment|
Workstream 3: Progressing your Cardiac Physiology Service
|11.30||Growing your workforce: expanding opportunities and modernising training |
Mark Squirrell, Principal Cardiac Physiologist and Clinical Scientist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
|12.10 Group discussion: Improving the patient experience by working with new service models|
|1.50||Insight in to commissioning cardiac physiology: understanding funding decisions |
Tabinda Rashid-Fadel, Independent Consultant & QIPP and Clinical Pathways Lead, NHS
|2.30||Group discussion: Improving patient experience by working with community cardiac services|
Workstream 4: Building Adaptability in your NHS Audiology Service
|11.30||Aintree University Hospital IQIPS case study: process and challenges of accreditation|
Tony Kay, Head of Service, Audiology, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|12.10||Group discussion: Adapting your service to deal with more complex patients|
|1.50||Business management for audiology: retaining key services despite AQP and funding threats|
|2.30||Group discussion: Working with commissioners to help sustain your audiology service|
|3.00||Networking break |
|Recruitment and Retention|
|3.20||The recruitment challenge: how your team can become a stronger, more diverse workforce |
EMRAD pilot: tackling backlogs by upskilling radiographers to report from home, out of hours
How does it work in practice? A look training, funding and staffing commitments
Future potential for the project: better career prospects for staff and more service availability
|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|
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 professionals from across NHS diagnostic services:
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- £299 + VAT - Early bird until 21st December 2017
- £399 + VAT - From 21st December onwards
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