Online Conference

Come together with your multi-disciplinary Long Covid team to benefit from case study experiences and discover, first-hand, how Long Covid Assessment Centres are operating across the NHS. Make new professional connections at this pioneering online forum, benchmark your service and decide how to drive forward your Long Covid recovery care.

You may also be interested in Best Practice for Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) taking place online on Friday 9th July and Great Practice in Paediatric Long Term Ventilation taking place online on Thursday 24th June.


Building your Long Covid Assessment Pathway
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Turn your plans into action by learning how to advance your referral processes and identifying the progress that other services are achieving. This is your comprehensive guide to:

  • Setting up and developing your own Long Covid service
  • Tackling waiting lists to improve patient flow
  • Advancing assessment processes to ensure appropriate referrals
  • Exploring different services in the community, acute settings and hybrid models
  • Integrating with community teams to ensure an efficient patient pathway
  • Utilising and incorporating digital tools in your service for improved patient outcomes

Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home or office

Packed with case study examples from Long Covid Assessment Centres across the country, explore the variation of service delivery to take away new ideas and connections that will help you provide high quality care during unprecedented times. Benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
9:00
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
9:30
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Ruth Barlow, Respiratory and Long Covid Assessment Clinic Team Leader, Provide
9:40
Creating a telephone screening tool to support the rehabilitation needs of Covid-19 survivors
  • Creating a tele-assessment screening tool to meet target rehabilitation interventions in time
  • Implementing the C19-YRS telephone screening tools within your MDT rehabilitation team
  • Evaluating the impact and outcomes of the C12-YRS tool: what’s next?
Jeremy Gee, Community Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Physiotherapist, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Improving Access to Long Covid Rehabilitation
10:05
Driving Innovation: Building a multidisciplinary virtual Long Covid Assessment clinic
  • Establishing a broad and flexible MDT: engaging your team during unprecedented change
  • Creating a single point of contact for patients to ensure a cohesive approach
  • Evaluating the data and developing a business case to achieve substantive funding
Jo Steele and Lucy Powell, Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinators, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
10:30
Your questions and answers with the speakers
10:40
Interactive discussion: How can we build a standardised service?
  • Where is your service located?
  • What is the name of your service and when was it established?
  • What networks are available to improve cross-region information sharing?
Breaking into small groups to discuss and share your experiences on this important topic with your fellow attendees
11:00
Screen break
11:10
Interactive discussion feedback: How can we build a standardised service?
Moderators will go on screen to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms. Whilst the presenters are speaking, you can feedback your comments and questions using the chat box function.
Developing Long Covid Pathways in the Community
11:20
Establishing community based Long Covid Assessment Clinics
  • Working with your CCG to ensure effective delivery of Long Covid Assessment Units
  • Building an integrated assessment and management plan to connect with GPs and secondary care
  • Producing and distributing information and support materials to improve patient outcomes
Ruth Barlow, Respiratory and Long Covid Assessment Clinic Team Leader, Provide
11:45
Building a multidisciplinary service to manage your Long Covid Rehabilitation Assessment Clinic
  • Initial telephone assessments, virtual group clinics and face-to-face to meet referral targets
  • Exploring comprehensive medical assessments and rehabilitation interventions in the community
  • Providing treatment plans for patients and GPs to ensure appropriate referrals and rehabilitation
Jane Clarke, BSW Long Covid Assessment Clinic Lead, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire
12:10
Your questions and answers with the speakers
12:20
Interactive discussion: Managing the reduction in referral times from 12 weeks to 4 weeks
  • How are you currently engaging with GPs?
  • How do you ensure that information is shared quickly?
  • What does the pathway look like in your service?
  • Are you integrated within your secondary hospital or in a community setting?
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback via the chat function.
12:40
Screen lunch break
1:10
Interactive discussion feedback: Managing the reduction in referral times from 12 weeks to 4 weeks
Moderators will go on screen to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms. Whilst the presenters are speaking, you can feedback your comments and questions using the chat box function.
New models of Covid-19 recovery care
1:20
Case study: Innovative psychology approaches for Long Covid rehabilitation
  • Building a collaborative psychology service to assess patients for the emotional and cognitive side effects of the coronavirus
  • Exploring the role of neuropsychology in rehabilitation for patients after 12 weeks
  • Investigating clinical health psychology: implementing screening for PTSD
Dr Marc Kingsley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Dr Claire Doyle, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Strategic and Clinical Lead for Adult Cognitive Disorders (Neuropsychology Service), North East London NHS Foundation Trust
1:45
Your questions and answers with the speakers
1:55
Interactive discussion: How can we measure patient outcomes?
  • How has regional population demographics impacted the assessments and referral process?
  • What was the rate of Covid-19 cases in your area during the pandemic?
  • Where have children been seen that are presenting with Long Covid-19 Syndrome?
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback via the chat function.
2:15
Screen break
2:25
Interactive discussion feedback: How can we measure patient outcomes?
Moderators will go on screen to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms. Whilst the presenters are speaking, you can feedback your comments and questions using the chat box function.
2:35
Establishing a new model: Post Covid-19 Syndrome Assessment Service
  • Collaborative working with partners across the county to deliver integrated approaches
  • Developing and utilising digital tools and online platforms to support patients during recovery
  • Evaluating Single Point of Access (SPA): streamlining referrals for patients with complex conditions
Mphathisi Ncube, Deputy Service Director for Urgent Care and Specialty Services, Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
2:50
Your questions and answers with the speakers
3:00
Chair's closing remarks and close of conference
First-hand speaker experiences

Created specifically to share the challenges and successes of Long Covid services from across the UK, hear examples of best practice and new ideas from:

  • Ruth Barlow, Respiratory and Long Covid Assessment Clinic Team Leader, Provide
  • Mphathisi Ncube, Deputy Service Director for Urgent Care and Specialty Services, Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jane Clarke, BSW Long Covid Assessment Clinic Lead, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire
  • Dr Marc Kingsley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Claire Doyle, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Strategic and Clinical Lead for Adult Cognitive Disorders (Neuropsychology Service), North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jeremy Gee, Community Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Physiotherapist, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lucy Powell, Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinators, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • Jo Steele, Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinators, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Pricing structure

  • £299 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £249 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

You or a colleague can claim the £249 + VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places, if you also book onto:

•    Best Practice for Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) taking place on Friday 9th July
•    Great Practice in Paediatric Long Term Ventilation taking place on Thursday 24th June

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is an excellent support tool for NHS professionals working across the Long Covid-19 pathway in Acute Trusts, Community Services and CCGs. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Directors of Transformation and Operational Development Leads
  • Heads of Workforce and Service Co-ordinators
  • Specialist Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy Leads
  • Consultant Cardiologists, Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Disease Doctors

Past attendee feedback

SBK Healthcare has been providing educational and best practice online forums for the last year, which have all been very well received. But don’t take our word for it:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“The day gave me some welcome time away from my usual working day and has left me with some great ideas to take back to my organisation and to support myself and my supervisees. Thank you for organising such a fabulous event!”

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust - Time to Talk Health, Prioritising PWP Welfare for 2021

"Gave a great overview of the current picture of rehab after ICU, and allowed delegates space to ask questions as it is such a huge issue to address"

University Hospital Southampton, Rehabilitation after ICU: Supporting Covid-19 Recovery Online Conference, November 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.