Mon 19 Jul 2021 09:30-15:50
Online Conference

Come together with neonatal outreach teams from across the country to network, share experiences and build your skills to drive forward discharge planning. Attend this unique study day to ensure that your service maximises its support for both babies and their parents whilst exploring new ways to develop your neonatal outreach team.

You may also be interested in Establishing and Supporting Neonatal Home Phototherapy taking place online on Friday 17th September 2021.

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Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Packed full with case studies, your expert line-up will share their experiences of overcoming the challenges of working in the pandemic, what they do to enable early discharge planning and how they work to improve care approaches for both baby and family. Drive forward your neonatal outreach service by:

  • Exploring new NICE guidelines on IV antibiotics to get babies home sooner
  • Updating your knowledge on tube feeding to improve babies transition home
  • Building family-centred discharge planning to enhance outcomes for babies and their families
  • Utilising digital innovations optimise the discharge journey for families
  • Promoting staff wellbeing to boost productivity in your neonatal outreach team
  • Advancing your collaborative working with health care visitors to promote consistent shared care

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

Delve into case study presentations, share best practice advice and discuss the solutions to your common challenges in delivering early discharge in your neonatal outreach team, plus 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
Lucy Panesar, Lead Neonatal Nurse for the Home Care Service, Nottingham Universities Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
National update
9:40
NICE guidelines: Ensuring early discharge by delivering IV antibiotics at home
  • Exploring recommendations for determining the need for antibiotic treatment of babies within 72 hours of birth
  • Understanding how antibiotics are effective in the prevention and treatment for neonatal infections at home
  • Improving IV review protocols, collaborating with your MDT and reassuring parents for better outcomes
Melanie Carpenter, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
10:10
Exploring Neonatal Outreach before and during the first wave of SARS-COV-2
  • Risk assessment tools for COVID-19 for home visits to prevent cross contamination between visits
  • Adapting to approaches to raise parental competencies whilst overcoming COVID related pressures
  • Evaluating the increased growth monitoring and sharing of information to support virtual clinics
Claire Inglis, Neonatal Discharge and Outreach Co-Ordinator, Yorkshire Neonatal Network and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
10:40
Questions and answers with your speakers
10:50
Interactive discussion: Progressing the role of outreach in developmental follow-up of children born pre-term
  • Creating enhanced developmental support with a single point of contact for outreach care
  • How can you improve information sharing?
  • How do you respond parental concerns during discharge?
11:10
Screen break
11:20
Interactive discussion feedback: Progressing the role of outreach in developmental follow-up of children born pre-term
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.
Enabling early discharge
11:30
Delivering effective family-centered discharge planning for neonates and their families
  • Exploring the benefits and pitfalls of planning for early discharge from the neonatal unit
  • Working with your MDT to improve patient flow and enable timely discharge
  • Measuring the outcomes: how has discharge planning reduced other healthcare usage?
Samantha Plets, Lead Midwife, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
12:00
Questions and answers with your speakers
12:10
Interactive discussion: Utilising family integrated care in neonatal units to prepare parents for discharge
  • How can we improve integrated support to get babies home sooner?
  • Have you developed neonatal passports? How are they supporting staff and families?
12:30
Screen lunch break
1:00
Interactive discussion feedback: Utilising family integrated care in neonatal units to prepare parents for discharge
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.
Striving towards collaborative discharge planning
1:10
Utilising digital tools to improve family centred remote care during the discharge journey
  • Building a business case to allow for virtual visits and family streaming
  • Optimising your neonatal digital tools to provide comfort to families during restricted access
  • Improving access to digital records for parents in line with the Long Term Plan agenda
Colm Darby, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Chair of Neonatal Nurses Association in Northern Ireland and Alison McNulty, Chief Executive, Tiny Life
1:40
Enhancing your role as a safeguarding advocate: enhancing care co-ordination
  • Incorporating midwife safeguards in your multi-disciplinary team to signpost complex cases
  • Supporting NAS babies, signposting abuse and advance MDT planning for complex discharge
  • Ensuring safety for special needs babies upon discharge and recognising parent vulnerabilities
Jane Heath, Named Midwife for Safeguarding, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
2:10
Questions and answers with your speakers
2:20
Interactive discussion: Adapting your working practices during the pandemic to increase productivity
  • How has your service overcome a reduced workforce?
  • What skills were developed during the pandemic? Was your team able to take on new roles?
  • Were you able to make home visits? What did they look like for your team?
2:40
Screen break
2:50
Interactive discussion feedback: Adapting your working practices during the pandemic to increase productivity
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.
3:00
Boosting effective and collaborative discharge planning with health visitors
  • Engaging with health visitors and promoting consistent shared-care
  • Tactics to share knowledge with health teams: removing anxiety of caring for premature babies
  • Working with families and health visitors to ensure a smooth discharge pathway
Janine Snook, Lead for Neonatal Outreach, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
3:30
Questions and answers with your speakers
3:40
Closing remarks
3:50
Close of conference

A unique forum packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice from:


Job Title:
Lead Neonatal Nurse for the Home Care Service
Organisation
Nottingham Universities Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Biography

Job Title:
Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Organisation
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Biography

Job Title:
Neonatal Discharge and Outreach Co-Ordinator
Organisation
Yorkshire Neonatal Network and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Biography

Job Title:
Lead Midwife
Organisation
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Biography

Job Title:
Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Chair
Organisation
Neonatal Nurses Association in Northern Ireland
Biography

Job Title:
Chief Executive
Organisation
Tiny Life
Biography

Alison joined Tiny Life,  Northern Irelands only charity that supports families of neonatal babies,   in April 2013 having previously worked for 12 years as the Director of The Parenting Forum NI.   With over 25 years’ experience working in the VSC, Alison previously worked as a senior manager with Relate NI, Prince Trust and Voluntary Services Belfast   with young people and their families providing education, support and guidance.     Over the years she has been a Trustee with several community and voluntary organisations in NI, UK and Europe campaigning for parental engagement in the development of strategies, policies and practices that affect families, children and young people.  She is currently the lay member on the Board of Neonatal Network NI, Breast Feeding Strategic Implementation Group and  Regional Infant Mental Health Strategic Group.   She chairs a number of sub groups in relation to the above.  Alison is also involved in research with a number of published papers in  peer reviewed neonatal journals .  She is a member of the Parents Advisory Board of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants. 


Job Title:
Named Midwife for Safeguarding
Organisation
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Biography

Job Title:
Lead for Neonatal Outreach
Organisation
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Biography

Call for speakers

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this online conference, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the conference producer Vanessa Pearce or call Vanessa on 01732 897788.

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:

•   Establishing and Supporting Neonatal Home Phototherapy taking place on Friday 17th September

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

Created for Neonatal Outreach Teams, Neonatal Units, SCBU and Maternity, Women and Newborn Units, this unique forum will be of particular interest to:

  • Lead Nurse for Neonatal Community Outreach & Neonatal Outreach Sister
  • Neonatal Community Nurse & Community Neonatal Nurse Specialist
  • Neonatal Family Care co-ordinator, Neonatal Outreach Co-ordinator & Community Liaison Nurse
  • Staff Nurse, Neonatal Matron & Neonatal Ward Manager
  • Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician & Clinical Manager for Paediatrics and Neonatology

Past attendee feedback

Previously held in September 2019, don't take our word about how effective and engaging the ’Advancing your Neonatal Outreach Service' is:

"It is very informative. I really enjoyed the discussion and sharing of ideas"

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Advancing your Neonatal Outreach Service, September 2019

"A very informative day giving a lot of ‘food for thought’"

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Advancing your Neonatal Outreach Service, September 2019

"Overall – fabulous. Never been to more relevant study day"

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Collaborative Neonatal Palliative Care Pathways, January 2021

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.