Tue 8 Jun 2021 09:00-15:40
Online Conference

Designed for NHS paediatric professionals, in both acute and community care, this enabling online forum will focus on pioneering rapid response teams, developing ‘Hospital at Home’ strategies and building community outreach teams. This is a comprehensive guide to reducing paediatric A&E referrals and keeping care in the community which will directly benefit you if you are working across the urgent and emergency care pathway.

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You may also be interested inEnhancing Adolescent Care and Transition into Adult Services taking place online on Wednesday 14th July and Great Practice in Paediatric Long Term Ventilation taking place online on Thursday 24th June.

Preventing Paediatric Emergency Admissions
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Identify new collaborative approaches to community-based care and hear how they operate in parallel with acute settings. You will leave this virtual forum motivated and equipped to:

  • Implement collaborative approaches in primary services
  • Reduce inappropriate referrals to A&E
  • Integrate 111 to give clinical acute care at home
  • Increase the role of ambulatory care to prevent service entry
  • Set-up and manage your ‘Hospital at Home’ team
  • Evolving a Network Approach to LTV
  • Develop MDT approaches to effective discharge planning

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

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
Nathan Griffiths, Consultant Nurse and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Governance Lead, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
National directives
Case study: Building a 111 interface with Children’s Rapid Response Teams
  • Delivering continuing care: collaborating with 111 to prevent service attendance
  • Utilising Children’s Community Nurse Practitioners to deliver care in the community
  • Continuing pilot schemes: evaluating evidenced outcomes for reducing A&E attendance
Lynn Fanning, Team Lead for Children's Rapid Response Team, Children's Community Nurse Practitioner, Cambridge Community Services
Questions and answers
Interactive discussion: What role does ambulatory care play in reducing your paediatric attendance?
  • Integrating ambulatory care with paediatric community teams to reduce acute admissions
  • Can ambulatory care tackle admissions to treat minor paediatric injuries?
Breaking into small groups to discuss and share your experiences on this important topic with your fellow attendees
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: What role does ambulatory care play in reducing your paediatric attendance?
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.
Avoiding A&E referrals
Integrating RCPCH standards to treat children outside of acute settings
  • Delivering a collaborative approach with GPs during assessments of patients with unscheduled care needs
  • Establishing SSPAUs to reduce inpatient admissions and length of stay to promote earlier discharge
  • Evaluating the effects of Covid-19 on paediatric A&E admissions
Ian Maconochie, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine/Lead for Academic Emergency Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Keeping care in the community
Delivering clinical acute care at home: the role of the ‘Hospital at Home Team’
  • Building your business case to establish a hospital at home team: demonstrating the benefits and proving financial viability
  • Discover how an innovative virtual ward can reduce A&E attendance
  • Shared guidance for referring into a ‘Hospital at Home’ team from A&E
  • Measuring the outcomes of ‘Hospital at Home’ and rolling it out nationally
Zoe Tribble, Senior Nurse Integrated Paediatrics, Barts Health NHS Trust
Questions and answers
Interactive discussion: How to reduce parent initiated attendance of minor injuries
  • How does your service collaborate with GPs?
  • Do you have a GP hotline and if so how does it work?
  • Do you have community rapid response team and what impact has it had on your A&E attendance?
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback via the chat function.
Screen lunch break
Interaction discussion feedback: How to reduce parent initiated attendance of minor injuries
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.
Improving patient flow
Utilising Paediatric Assessment Units to reduce unplanned admissions
  • Meeting the 6 hour discharge criteria to reduce backlogs and get children home
  • Managing minor conditions: delivering effective observations and liaising with parents
  • Evaluating the outcomes of an MDT approved assessment plan for complex children
Vanessa Brown, Senior Matron Children’s and Young People, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Questions and answers
Interactive discussion: Developing effective parent communication to ensure appropriate referrals
  • Where are your patient referrals coming from?
  • Have your referral numbers been affected by the pandemic?
  • Overcoming parent concerns to ensure that patients are appropriately treated
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback via the chat function.
Screen break
Interaction discussion feedback: Developing effective parent communication to ensure appropriate referrals
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.
Adapting services
Case study: Providing Assessment and Treatment for Children at Home (PATCH)
  • Building collaborative approaches with midwives and GP’s to reduce A&E attendance
  • Maximising staff time and streamlining visitations through video calls and virtual clinics
  • Utilising surveys: promoting parental confidence and understanding safety net advice
Joanna Turner, Lead PATCH Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Setting up your Short-Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (SSPAU) to streamline patient flow
  • Building a business case to transition your CAU into a SSPAU
  • Establishing a 72 hour follow up service to reduce pressure on A&E
  • Building a community paediatric service pathway at discharge to reduce re-admittance
Nathan Griffiths, Consultant Nurse and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Governance Lead, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers
Chair’s final remarks and close of conference

First-hand speaker experiences

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

Job Title:
Consultant Nurse – Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Clinical Lead - Paediatric Unscheduled Care
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Nathan currently works as a consultant nurse in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Salford Royal Hospital covering the Paediatric Emergency Department and Observation and Assessment Unit, he is also the clinical lead for Paediatric Unscheduled Care in the Trust. There is quite some variation in consultant nurse roles across the country involving an element of clinical, educational and strategic development. 70% of his workload involves working on the consultant medical rota within the emergency department and observation and assessment unit with supportive role in service development, governance and clinical skills development. Nathan also undertakes guideline development work for NICE including Guideline Development Group member for the Major Trauma Guidelines, formerly as a standing member of the Clinical Guideline Update Committee and now Clinical Expert. He is also a committee member for the paediatric subgroup of the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN). 

Nathan qualified as a Registered Nurse (Child) in 2001 at the University of Wales, before taking up a staff nurse post within a general paediatric ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Throughout his time there he developed two keen interests. Firstly; a keen interest in the development of nursing knowledge and clinical skills in paediatrics and also clinically, in emergency care. As a result of this interest he took up a paediatric practice development role, the first of its kind within the trust. With a desire to expand his knowledge he searched for a paediatric specific nursing degree, of which there were very few at the time, however managed to secure a place on the BSc Paediatric Nurse Practitioner course at St Martin’s College. His progression though this course coincided with the culmination of a number of years of strategic reconfiguration of children’s services within Greater Manchester. In 2007, this extra knowledge and the development of enhanced assessment skills enabled Nathan to take up an exciting and challenging role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner within the paediatric emergency and observation and assessment unit at Salford Royal hospital, in addition to undertaking an MSc in Advanced Practice. At the time this new role; the design and way of working of the assessment unit was almost unique. 

Placing advanced nurse practitioners at the centre of the clinical decision making process, supported by consultant paediatricians and a nurse consultant allowed for Nathan to develop knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of a wide range of paediatric illnesses and injuries. After five years of consolidating his knowledge, an opportunity to develop some strategic skills presented itself with a move to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS trust. The primary objective of the role was to support the development of an advanced nurse practitioner team in the paediatric department in order to support a wider strategic reorganisation of services within Shropshire. Nathan subsequently returned to Salford as a consultant nurse and the role that he undertakes today. 

60 Second Interview

Question : What has been your route into the industry?

Answer : I qualified as a Registered Children’s Nurse in 2001 and found myself working in the general paediatric ward of the North Wales district general hospital in which the school of nursing was co-located. I probably found my way into advanced practice almost by accident. Content with being a good nurse but with a (hopefully!) long career ahead of me I looked to build upon my diploma and find a relevant paediatric degree course. At the time there weren’t too many to choose from and I stumbled across a BSc Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Degree at St Martin’s College, Lancaster. This introduction to advanced health assessment opened up the opportunity for me to apply for a job within the redesigned paediatric health service of Greater Manchester at Salford Royal.

Question : Why have you become involved in your particular specialisation?

Answer : I have always had a keen interest in emergency care, resuscitation and trauma. The redesigned Greater Manchester Paediatric Services created a combined paediatric observation and assessment unit and emergency department. It was here, as part of a training programme that I undertook an MSc in Advanced Practice at the University of Salford. A mix of being in the right place at the right time, colleagues retiring at the right time, willingness to expand my knowledge and some hard work led to being appointed to a Nurse Consultant post in Paediatric Emergency Medicine which is where I remain!

Question : What do you consider to be the biggest challenge at the moment and why?

Answer : Trying to or being expected to; deliver more for less is possibly the biggest challenge facing every member of the NHS at present. Developing, championing and supporting advanced nursing roles continues to be a huge challenge. Some areas and individuals, groups and organisations are extremely proactive and supportive, where as there are occasions where the advanced nursing roles are seen as inferior, inadequate and unnecessary.

Question : What do you consider to be the biggest threat at the moment and why?

Answer : Increasing demand with finite resources.

Question : Who will be most interested in the subject matter of the conference and in particular, your topic?

Answer : Individuals who support or manage non-medical prescribers or non-medical prescribers who are looking for guidance to support their own future development.

Question : What do you expect your delegates to “take away” with them at the end of the conference?

Answer : That support and guidance for (usually) such a small critical mass of paediatric prescribers is not impossible and there are simple steps that can be taken to formulate a continuing development plan for this important role..

Job Title:
Children's Community Nurse Practitioner- Children's Rapid Response Team, Children's Community Nursing Team
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

I started off my nursing career as a RGN/RSCN after qualifying at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in 1988. After a year working as a staff nurse at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in Hackney Road on a paediatric medical ward I moved back home to Hertfordshire and trained as a midwife at Watford hospital. I continued to work as a midwife at Hemel Hempstead General Hospital for the next 10 years until I left to pursue a career as a health visitor by completing the BA (Hons) Specialist Community Practice degree at the University of Bedfordshire. 

In 2008 I started studying for the MSc Children’s Advanced Practice degree at South Bank University. This gave me a taste to return to a clinical role, so in 2009 I returned to my roots and joined the Children’s Community Nursing Team. At the same time I became involved in the NHS Institute’s Rapid Improvement programme in Luton and became the Community Clinical Lead for the Paediatric Urgent Care Working Group. Since the commencement of the programme it has always been my goal to set up a Children’s Rapid Response team locally to care for children with acute health needs closer to home. Following a successful business case by our Children’s Commissioner this has now been possible.

Job Title:
Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine/Lead for Academic Emergency Medicine
St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Job Title:
Senior Nurse Integrated Paediatrics
Barts Health NHS Trust

Zoe is a registered Children’s Nurse with significant community nursing training and experience.  Born and raised in London, Zoe cut her teeth in community children’s nursing in Lewisham before successfully setting up the first Children’s Hospital @ Home (H@H) team in London at King’s College Hospital in early 2014.  The service was provided by Healthcare at Home (formerly Medihome), a private healthcare provider.  Zoe moved to Islington to manage the Children’s Community Nursing Team (CCNT) and H@H team there in 2016.  It soon became apparent that there were an increasing number of H@H teams being established around London and there was a need to develop a way to share ideas and processes to help support and develop services.  As a result, Zoe started the Pan London Children’s H@H forum. The first meeting was in May 2017 with a membership of 5 teams.  In 2020, the membership has grown to over 80 members and has now been extended to include teams around the UK.  The forum meets bi-annually for peer support, learning and to share the great work that teams are doing across the country. 

Zoe is currently Senior Nurse for Integrated Paediatrics at the Royal London Hospital and has helped develop a new H@H team for children living in Tower Hamlets.  Zoe’s ambition is to extend the service throughout East London and beyond, ensuring that H@H becomes the norm, not the exception.

Job Title:
Senior Matron Children’s and Young People
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Vanessa is a senior nurse with 29 years’ experience working within the Children’s Unit at HUTH. She has been working in her current role as Senior Matron for Children & Young People for two and a half years. Her areas of responsibility include Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU), High Dependency Unit (Level 2), Medical Ward, Surgical Ward, Out Patients Department and a Tertiary Level Neonatal unit. PAU had a number of iterations before settling for the model which has now been in place since 2013. PAU takes referrals from GP’s, Emergency Department, Specialist nurses and Community Team with an operational policy in place for a decision to admit or discharge within 6 hours. They see around 5,500 attendances per year of children from 1 day to 16 years and to 18 years if still under the care of a Paediatric Consultant. The assessment unit is open 24 hours per day 7 days per week with resident medical cover at all times. Vanessa Brown RGN, RSCN, ENB 415, Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing of Children, ENB 998, ENB 970, BSc (hons) in Children’s Nursing Practice, Managing Health & Social Care (Masters Post Graduate Diploma), Nurse independent & Supplementary Prescribing.

Job Title:
Lead PATCH Nurse
Imperial College Healthcare 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:

•   Adolescent Care and Transition into Adult Services taking place on Wednesday 14th 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.

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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 day is specifically designed for attendance by your unscheduled care MDT. We would expect attendance from, but not limited to:

  • Clinical Directors and Leads for Paediatrics, Continuing Care and A&E APNPs
  • Consultant Paediatricians
  • Lead Nurses, Matrons and Sisters for Paediatrics, Continuing Care and A&E
  • Clinical Nurse Managers, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Co-ordinators and Service Managers
  • Commissioning Leads
  • Discharge Co-ordinators and Liaison Nurses

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:

"Very interesting day with lots of informative talks. Good to see where our service sits with others. What we can improve or changes that may help"

Enhancing Paediatric Palliative Care, September 2019, Leeds

"Really thought-provoking. One of the best conferences I have attended. Already thinking about how my practice can change"

Supporting Children with SEN in Schools, January 2019, Birmingham

"The staff were exceptional. Really friendly and welcoming thank you! Very informative to hear about what our colleagues are doing in their own organisations"

Safeguarding Children and Young People in the NHS, September 2019, Birmingham

"Excellent opportunity to network with other paediatric day surgical areas and see other ways of working "

Benchmarking your Paediatric Day Surgery Service, October 2018, York

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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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