Developing your POCT Service for the Future
This dedicated NHS conference will bring together professionals from across POCT to share new ideas and discuss best practice for ensuring high quality POCT to meet increasing service demand. This event will provide an insight into how other teams are achieving connectivity, the importance of EQA, a practical insight into the process of accreditation and a look at how POCT can operate effectively within a community care setting.
Utilise this national networking opportunity to share best practice approaches with your NHS colleagues and benchmark your service against the national picture. This conference is part of a wider diagnostic forum bringing together professionals from Pathology, Radiology, Immunology and POCT in one networking area. Take advantage of this opportunity to network, share ideas and discuss solutions to the challenges you are facing across NHS diagnostic services.
Take one day out to network with POCT colleagues from across the country and gain a fresh perspective. This POCT conference will focus on:
- Developing a new approach to POCT connectivity
- Driving forward effective and time sensitive EQA reporting
- Tackling obstacles to accreditation
- Implementing effective, patient driven community POCT
- Ensuring your POCT service is as effective as possible
With the continuously changing nature of POCT and the increasing demand for the service, this conference provides the opportunity to meet with services around the country to network and discuss the future of POCT. This conference is part of a wider diagnostic forum bringing together professionals from Pathology, Radiology, Immunology and POCT in a joint networking area, providing the opportunity to interact with professionals and exhibitors across multiple diagnostic services, including:
- Consultant Clinical Scientists, Haematologists, Microbiologists, Pathologists, Immunologists, Rheumatologists, Radiologists and Radiographers
- Biomedical Scientists and Chief Scientists
- POCT Managers and Coordinators
- Scientific and Clinical Directors, Diagnostics Managers, Service Leads and Clinical Leads
- Laboratory, Quality and Risk Managers
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POCT Connectivity National Networking Forum was held in September 2017 and attendees said it was an “excellent forum for people with knowledge/experience of POCT connectivity share their learning with others”, “very useful for networking and learning from people who have already been there” and “the day covered topics extremely relevant to my current status”.
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Meeting increasing demand: driving forward connectivity, improving quality assurance and developing community POCT
|9.00||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.30||Chairs opening remarks|
Addressing POCT connectivity whilst merging services
|9.40||Case Study: Considering POCT connectivity whilst merging laboratory services|
How merging laboratory services effects POCT delivery
Tackling POCT connectivity across merging IT systems
The action plan for enhanced POCT efficiency across two merged services
Helen Peat, Laboratory Manager, Biochemistry and POCT, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
|10.20||Delivering sustainable, high quality and standardised education for operators of POCT|
How can POCT services help with pressure on the NHS? Responding to the increasing numbers of patients, needs & an aging population
What will the future of POCT look like? Shared insight & experiences
Impact of MCP vanguards on POCT: implementing new models of care
Successfully implementing and supporting POCT within community diagnostics
|11.00||Case study: How to set up and maintain POCT within primary care|
From idea to implementation: Delivering hospital standard care to patients in the community
The importance of standardising procedures with increasing demand for POCT outside of the hospital
Integrating community test results into hospital records for consistent patient care
Ian Smith, Screening and POCT manager, Oxford University hospitals NHS Trust
|11.40||Discussion session: Improving the quality and impact of community POCT|
Utilise this opportunity to discuss how to ensure that only trained and competent staff are able to use the POCT equipment, the importance of effective training to reduce the risk of error. Consider the future of POCT: How will Community Health Check Teams be able to provide POCT to improve patient care?
Ian Smith, Screening and POCT manager, Oxford University hospitals NHS Trust
|12.00||Spotlight presentation: Hear from the leading technology providers for POCT services|
Ensuring quality through an effective EQA process
|1.40||Guarantee accuracy in POCT through implementing best practice EQA reporting|
The importance of an effective EQA process for assuring the quality of results and providing valuable data
How to implement reliable EQA reporting procedures to monitor POCT providers and equipment
Best practice advice for tackling the challenges and managing the non-return of EQA samples for POCT equipment
|2.20||Roundtable discussion session: Discover best practice approaches to EQA reporting |
Take this time to share insights into how EQA pathways work for your service, discuss the outcomes you have experienced and explore solutions to your challenges faced along the way. This is your opportunity to build an action plan to implement in your own service.
Achieving and maintaining accreditation within POCT
|3.10||Case study: The reality of accreditation in POCT: lessons learnt along the way |
Explore the journey to achieving POCT accreditation: shared challenges and successes
Can you achieve POCT accreditation in the community? Managing the processes effectively
Tips for success: how to improve your chances of achieving accreditation
Jamie Keegans, POCT Coordinator, South of Tyne and Wear Clinical Pathology Services, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
|3.50||Case Study: A guide for attaining UKAS POCT accreditation|
Develop your insight into how POCT accreditation was achieved within the trust
The challenges faced through the accreditation process
Post accreditation challenges and future expansion of accreditation for the Trust
Michelle Miller, Biochemistry Laboratory and POCT manager, Manchester University NHS foundation trust
|4.30||Chair's Closing Remarks|
|4.40||Close of Day|
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