Tue 12 Oct 2021 09:00-15:40
Online Conference

Do you feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall when it comes to delivering Level 2 PHDU care? You are not alone! Take one day out to hear from experts and commissioned Level 2 units. Find out how they got their funding, the practicalities of collecting data and taking the next steps in delivering the care. This is your opportunity to cement your strategy and take back implementable ideas to your service.

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Establishing your Level 2 Paediatric High Dependency Unit
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Your challenges can be overcome. Don’t miss out on hearing from the trailblazers who will share their solutions. Drill down into the detail of how to establish your Level 2 Paediatric High Dependency Unit by:

  • Achieving commissioning for your service
  • Building a successful business case
  • Effective workforce planning and staffing ratios
  • Improving data collection
  • Enhancing your training and education tools
  • Reducing roving between units
  • Managing the increasing primary care admissions
  • Learning from the successes of virtual Covid wards

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

Ask your questions and build on your current understanding. This interactive forum is packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, 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
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Getting your service commissioned
Exploring the latest Level 2 guidance: achieving commissioning for your service
  • Determining the priority for commissioning and understanding the guidance
  • What changes are being implemented to enable the establishment of Level 2 PHDU?
  • Utilising national support to progress high dependency care locally
Diversifying virtual wards
Case study: Building a successful business case to secure funding for a Level 2 HDU
  • Obtaining funding for HDU beds or a dedicated unit to achieve delivery of Level 2 care
  • Demonstrating data, workforce and training plans to prove feasibility
  • How to successfully engage and collaborate with commissioners
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Finding the appropriate physical space for high dependency beds or a unit
  • What level of high dependency care does your service currently provide?
  • Where is your unit based and how many beds are there?
  • Share your successes for obtaining further HDU beds and space
Screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Finding the appropriate physical space for high dependency beds or unit
Developing your Level 2 HDU
Case study: Achieving effective workforce planning and staffing ratios with your unit
  • Determining the ideal staffing ratios in your unit: utilising the guidance
  • Making provisions to fulfill model staffing levels and meeting the standards
  • Case study: delivering a safe, high-quality service through optimum staffing
Re-thinking inpatient care
Case study: Improving your data collection to enhance your business case and secure engagement
  • Unifying the data collection processes: how to demonstrate the benefits
  • Solidifying your auditing development data collection and analysis
  • Collecting meaningful data versus getting it listened to
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: How can tertiary centres support DGHs to deliver quality high dependency care?
  • How do you develop your teams’ skill sets?
  • What are you doing to work towards enabling Level 2 care within DGHs?
  • What are your goals for setting up a virtual ward? How can you achieve them?
Lunch break
Feedback from interactive discussion: How can tertiary centres support DGHs to deliver quality high dependency care?
Upskilling your HDU team
Enhancing your training and education tools to improve the capability of your unit
  • How to ensure skill maintenance and competencies within your workforce
  • Upskilling your team to reduce retrievals: starting NIV within Level 2 units
  • Establishing consistent training arrangements and ensuring your teams’ specialist skills are continually refreshed
Reducing roving between units
Developing Level 2 PHDUs to reduce consistent transport back and forth between units
  • Practicalities of implementing mobile fast response units sitting within units
  • Supporting children prior to retrieval: how to recognise when they require additional care
  • Measuring the success of the upskilling Level 2 units on roving children
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Building and implementing training plans
  • Sharing your training and competency procedures
  • How do you upskill new members of the team?
  • What training does your team need in order to be able to provide evel 2 care?
  • When do you plan to review your virtual wards and assess the data?
Screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Building and implementing training plans
Preventing avoidable primary care admissions
Effectively managing the increasing primary care admissions into PHDUs
  • How tertiary centre can support DGHs with increasing admissions from the community
  • Developing outreach capabilities to support patients prior to deterioration
  • Balancing capacity and demand: overcoming the squeeze between primary and secondary care
Questions and answers with your speaker
Chair’s closing remarks

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 Hope Frost or call Hope 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

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.

Privacy notice

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals working in Level 1, 2 and 3 Paediatric High Dependency Units. Previous attendees to our PHDU conferences includes:

  • Consultant Paediatricians, Consultant Intensivists, Clinical Leads
  • Matrons, Sisters, Lead Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Ward Managers and Operational Leads

Past attendee feedback

With over 5 years of face to face conferences, don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training:

“It has been really informative and great to network outside of London. Really good examples of joining up care and very inspiring”

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation, Online Forum, 2021

“Very well organised and fantastic use of break out rooms to network and talk with other like-minded professionals”

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation, Online Forum, 2021

“Very interesting and thought-provoking. Going to take away ideas on network & training & leadership to strength our PHDU and its development”

Developing your Paediatric High Dependency Unit, Brighton, 2018

“Excellent day with range of speakers, very informative & great way to share ideas”

Developing your Paediatric High Dependency Unit, Brighton, 2018

“Excellent opportunity for networking & sharing ideas to improve our service”

Developing your Paediatric High Dependency Unit, Birmingham, 2017

“I found all of the subjects covered today were relevant and will definitely assist the further development of our unit and workforce – especially education and training”

Developing your Paediatric High Dependency Unit, Birmingham, 2017

“Excellent networking opportunity. Left feeling more positive about the progression of my own PHDU”

Developing your Paediatric High Dependency Unit, Birmingham, 2017

“Fantastic day! Comprehensive & informative sessions. So much to take home to help to implement LTV in DGH. Thank you”

Caring for Children on LTV in District General Hospitals, Birmingham, 2017

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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

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