National Neonatal Service Forum 2020
This National Neonatal Service Forum is a new conference carefully crafted to bring together all the current developments and key challenges for neonatal services into one essential platform. The morning plenary will cover the key national concerns of FICare, the Long Term Plan, home phototherapy and streamlining. This will be followed by dedicated optional workshops on delivering transitional care and early discharge, building neonatal outreach and palliative care services, collaborative working, safeguarding and perinatal care.
Take one day out to attend this excellent networking opportunity and share best practise, current thinking and fresh ideas with other like-minded colleagues from across the NHS. In 2019 we held 4 separate conferences across the country, but in 2020 they are all at the same time, on the same day! So you can tailor the agenda to suit your education needs and leave equipped to improve the quality of your neonatal care and motivated to drive forward upcoming changes in your service.
Attend with your Neonatal Service team, so that you can both separately focus on your specialist areas, and collaboratively build a practical plan for progressing your neonatal service delivery. Key content of the day is:
- National update: latest information on national initiatives for improving quality and safety, streamlining patient care and standardising neonatal care
- Progressing transitional care: how to improve your model, maximise your MDT, secure funding and measure the value of your service
- Neonatal outreach service: update in best practice and how to ensure a smooth transition, advancing collaborative working with health visitors and families
- Improving palliative care: case study insight into how to build partnerships, work with parents and develop your collaborative processes to improve your palliative care service
- Developing new models: detailed advice on building a business plan, and practical techniques for overcoming the hurdles and managing your MDT
- Early discharge planning: practical tools and techniques to empower parents and improving communication, and the effective promotion and delivery of early discharge
- Become a a safeguarding advocate: exploring the opportunities to improve care co-ordination and enhance the safe guarder role to ensure safety for NAS and special needs babies
- Transforming perinatal care: how to overcome the new implementation barriers, deliver an integrated service and enable early intervention approaches for care and recovery
- What’s next? Identifying the implications of the Long Term Plan and it’s commitment to paternal psychological support plus a case study insight into how one trust’s home phototherapy service
- Plus a courageous parent experience: insight into the journey of one family’s twins moving through the neonatal service and experience of family centred care
This extensive forum has been designed for you and your neonatal team. Created for, but not limited to, the following NHS audience:
- Neonatal Nurse Leads, Ward Managers, Link Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- Neonatal Outreach Managers, Sisters and Matrons
- Children’s Community Nurses, Community Liaison Nurses
- Discharge Co-ordinators, Heads of Support and Wellbeing and Leads for Continuing Care
- Palliative Care Nurse Specialists and Consultants in Palliative Medicine and Neonatology
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Update your national outlook, improve your FiCare model, advance discharge planning and redefine palliative care services
|8.45||Registration and refreshments|
|9.30||Chair’s opening remarks|
Sue Ward-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Nursing, Birmingham City University
2020 national update
|9.50||National update: Leading the change to achieve streamlined neonatal services nationwide |
National initiative for improving the quality and safety of core care for patients
Co-ordinating your multi-disciplinary team to streamline the patient care
Standardising neonatal care: improving access to streamlining the admissions process
Sue Ward-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Nursing, Birmingham City University
The future of neonatal services
|10.30||Establishing and managing home phototherapy |
Achieve change: fulfilling the assessment criteria to start home phototherapy
Co-ordinating your multi-disciplinary team and managing phototherapy in a home setting
Next steps: How to secure funding and support the future in your service
Sarah Moxon, Neonatal Matron, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
|11.30||Exploring the Long Term Plan’s commitment to paternal psychological support |
How to advance the management of paternal psychological support services
Signposting appropriate parenting interventions in community paternal mental health settings
Case study: how to maximise engagement with fathers in the neonatal unit
Natalie Patterson, Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Midwife, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
|12.10||Parent experience: progressing FICare and overcoming communication barriers|
Discover the journey of one family’s twins moving through the neonatal service. Take the time to reflect on the family centred care that you deliver and how you can improve to make a real difference on the lives of the families that you meet.
Presentation delivered by Nadia Leake, Parent Experience Expert
|Workshops commencing at 2.00 |
The afternoon will be dedicated to three rounds of 40 minute workshops. Delegates are invited to choose one presentation from each block. Please see the workshop choices below.
|Workshop 1:||Progressing transitional care to maximise your neonatal service|
Optimising your service model and securing funding for change
Maximising your MDT to improve psychological wellbeing of parents and patients
Measuring the added value of your transitional care service
Patience Pounds, Post Natal Ward Manager, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
|Workshop 2:||Advancing your neonatal outreach service to ensure a smooth transitioning|
Updating tube feeding practises and nutrition to support growth
Building on existing oxygen practices in order to facilitate effective weening
Updating and managing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in preparation for discharge
Susan White, Neonatal Community Sister, Ashford and St. Peters NHS Foundation Trust
|Workshop 3:||Improving palliative care through collaborative working |
Building an external partnership with a hospice and reacting to an evolving situation
Working with parents and transitioning from active postnatal to supportive care
Developing a bereavement process: working collaboratively with your MDT and hospice
Fauzia Paize, Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
|Workshops commencing at 3.00|
|Workshop 4:||Case study: Developing and expanding new models of Neonatal services in Birmingham|
Building a business plan and overcoming the hurdles of merging services
What does merging look like and how it improves the quality of care delivered
Practical techniques to managing your multidisciplinary workforce: timing and location
Katy Petit, Community Outreach Lead Nurse, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
|Workshop 5:||Advancing your neonatal service to promote early discharge and successful cot management |
Getting babies home sooner: updating tube feeding practises and building on existing oxygen practices
Bridging the transference gap between high dependency and low dependency unit
Case study: establishing multi-disciplinary board rounds to start discharge planning at admission
Debbie Woodward, Outreach Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sue Peak, Unit Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Samantha Plets, Lead Midwife, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
|Workshop 6:||Advancing collaborative working between outreach services and health visitors |
Engaging with health visitors and how to 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
|Workshops commencing at 3.50|
|Workshop 7:||Enhancing your role as a safeguarding advocate: improving care co-ordination|
Incorporating midwife safe guarders 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
|Workshop 8:||Empowering parents and improving communication to ensure early discharge planning |
Engaging in discharge planning from admittance and empowering parents throughout planning
Building competencies with parents and prompting care from an early stage
Managing and empowering parental care: providing anxious parents with small equipment
Dawn Clements, Project Nurse for Family Integrated Care, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
|Workshop 9:||Transforming perinatal care and overcoming new implementation barriers |
Delivering an integrated service and early intervention approaches for care and recovery
Promoting and improving the quality of neonatal palliative care
Improving access to quality perinatal mental health care for parents and their families
Dr Mark Barsoum, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Noreen Clarke,Perinatal Clinical Lead and Tracey Williams, Perinatal Team Manager, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
|4.30||Close of day|
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