Acute Oncology Patient Flow
This conference will empower you to take ownership of your oncology patients and ensure that your acute pathway avoids unnecessary admissions and emergency presentations through more thorough assessments, better patient management and more options for safe, timely patient care. Featuring practical case-studies and peer-tested patient flow strategies, this unique day will enable your team to achieve earlier, safer discharges.
Improving acute oncology outcomes is not just about service logistics, but also attitudinal changes and sharing knowledge. This unique conference is your chance to discover how your team can minimise emergency presentations by supporting AO in the community, setting up ambulatory care and assessment units, extending your service hours and improving staff attitudes towards oncology patients.
Secure your place today to benefit from peer-to-peer advice on improving patient flow in acute oncology, ensuring that you can consistently deliver safe, sustainable and patient-centred care. Improve your understanding of:
- Peer reviews: understanding what good practice looks like
- Setting up nurse-led ambulatory care: how to reduce admissions
- How dedicated AO assessment units work: effectively reducing unnecessary admissions
- Enhancing staff attitudes: taking responsibility for AO patients and educating acute teams
- Community Acute Oncology: reducing emergency presentations
- Increasing efficiency in your service: building pathways to improve patient flow
- How to achieve 24 hour service coverage: extending your AO service
- Diagnostic centre pilot sites: changing the focus of acute teams
- Building AO services around patient need: reflecting local care requirements
This unique educational conference will showcase best practice acute oncology for your whole team, providing a useful professional development opportunity for:
- Acute Oncology Nurses
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Consultant Medical Oncologists
- Consultant Clinical Oncologists
- Palliative Care Consultants
- AO Nurse Practitioners
- Macmillan Acute Oncology Nurses
- Lead Cancer Nurses
- Oncology Services Manager
- Oncology Unit Manager
- Oncology Inpatient Manager
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If you belong to an association or network that is related to cancer, SBK would welcome working with you. We could promote you and the work that you do in return for some promotion of our events, offer your members or network a discounted rate and a link with your website here:
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‘Progressing your CUP Service’ was previously held in Manchester in October 2017 and attendees reported that the day was an ‘Great event to learn best practice from other services’ and ‘very informative – essential learning for the acute oncology community’.
View further details and find out how to buy the documentation for Progressing your CUP Service
From reducing admissions to enabling discharge: delivering a more comprehensive AO service
|9.00||Registration and refreshments|
|9.30||Chair’s opening remarks|
Anne McKillop, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
|9.40||Setting up nurse-led ambulatory care: comprehensive coverage to reduce admissions|
Ambulatory care in practice: expanding the service to effectively cover acute oncology
Using a nurse-led model: how nurses run this service with acute medical guidance
How has it reduced admissions and enabled discharges? Exploring the outcomes so far
Clare De Marco Masetti, Acute Oncology Nurse, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
|10.10||Increasing efficiency in your acute oncology service: Coventry and Warwickshire case study|
Challenges faced and what we did to overcome them: how we have progressed the AOS
Reducing presentations to A&E: signposting to support patients before they become unwell
Evidenced outcomes so far: what successes have been achieved with limited resources?
Penny Kechagioglou, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Decreasing Emergency Presentations
|11.00||The impact of non-acute treatment: establishing a home care breast cancer service|
Setting up a cross-boundary, multi-professional service: challenges and opportunities
Capturing SACT data: sharing evidenced outcomes
Impact of the service: staff time, trust costs and patient satisfaction
Helen Roe, Consultant Cancer Nurse, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
|11.30||Developing and delivering enhanced supportive care plan to improve patient choice|
Putting a plan in place: how to deliver an earlier palliative care conversation
Impact of choices made by the well patient, when active treatment is no longer curative
Challenges and benefits of implementing an enhanced supportive care plan
Mark Foulkes, Nurse Consultant/ Lead Cancer Nurse, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
|12.00||Group discussion: advising care teams on how to provide consistent patient care and management|
Discuss how your team have built effective communication to advise teams on how to manage patients with symptoms related to cancer or treatment, helping to stop unnecessary tests and make sure necessary care is always provided.
Extending your AO Service
|1.30||Enhancing staff attitudes in your AO team: providing a best practice patient experience |
Who takes responsibility in the hospital? Staff attitudes to acute oncology patients
Ending the ‘it’s not my patient’ cycle: educating acute teams to positively manage patients
Understanding patient experiences: determining and acting upon their priorities and concerns
Alison Franks, Consultant in Clinical Oncology and Supportive Medicine, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
|2.00||Achieving 7 day coverage in your acute oncology service: the process in practice|
Staffing and management: what is the best way to manage extended working hours?
Building the business case for a weekend service: what you will need to consider
Impact of improved coverage: knowing what the practical implications will be
Mark Foulkes, Nurse Consultant/ Lead Cancer Nurse, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
|2.30||Measuring outcomes: using data collection to support your AOS and patient pathway|
Making the most of data: supporting business cases, managing pathways and quality reporting
Outlining the tool: how the AO module works in practice and the impact it has had on services
Working towards a National AO minimum dataset: how could we use national data to improve?
Catherine Donnelly, Analyst Lead, SCR – The Cancer Register, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Continuity into the Community
|3.20||Diagnostic centre pilot site: how they impact on the focus of acute oncology services|
How it works: GPs referring people who don’t fit the traditional tumour pathways
A new step in the patient pathway: developing continuity between services
Impact on acute care: how diagnostics centres change the way patients interact with services
Felicity Carson, Project Manager, Earlier Diagnosis, UCLH Cancer Collaborative
|3.50||Building your AO service to meet the needs of your patients: understanding local care needs |
The Glasgow picture: building a service around local needs and available resources
Enabling discharge: working with social teams and wider services for effective care packages
Ensuring good follow up: reducing readmissions by securing better support and aftercare
Anne McKillop, Consultant in Medical Oncology, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
|4.20||Close of day|
Develop a more streamlined patient pathway for acute oncology, with presentations led by:
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
- Commercial Organisation two or three places (each) £599 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation four or more places (each) £579 + VAT
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Certification of Attendance
A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.
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