Benchmarking your Children’s Assessment Unit
With increasing pressure to raise standards and maximise capacity to meet the growing demands on the paediatric urgent and emergency care pathways, this NHS conference will provide you will fresh ideas and best practice guidance on how to improve your referral processes, revitalise your staffing strategies, implement national practice and improve quality standards. You will also hear how services have worked collaboratively with and up-skilled their GPs.
This NHS conference will provide you and your team with a unique opportunity to benchmark your Children’s Assessment Unit and hear best practice advice developing and establishing your service. Come together and network with paediatric urgent care colleagues from across the country and take away invaluable guidance and knowledge for optimising your CAU.
By focusing on practical guidance to enable tangible change, you will leave this NHS conference ready to:
- Benchmark your Children’s Assessment Unit
- Optimise your staffing strategies
- Upskill GPs to support your CAU
- Develop effective referral processes
- Revitalise your urgent care pathways
- Tackle your capacity and demand challenges
- Implement new national standards
- Exceed quality standards
- Create an effective and supported service
This specialised NHS course has been developed to help your team deliver effective and efficient assessment of children in urgent care and fulfil the professional needs of:
- Paediatric and Neonatal Service Managers
- Children’s Assessment Unit Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and Advanced Nurse Practitioners
- Paediatric Urgent and Emergency Care Consultants
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Benchmarking your Children’s Assessment Unit was previously held in October 2017 in Manchester and was described by the attendees as “an honest, open forum for discussion with likeminded, enthusiastic and caring people who want to innovate and improve both families & children’s journeys”
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Share best practice approaches to developing and progressing your CAU
|8.50||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.20||Chair’s opening remarks|
Sue Eardley, Head of Invited Reviews, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
|9.30||New emergency and urgent care standards explored: policy updates, commissioning and clinical guidelines|
Insight into how assessment units can provide efficient, effective and quality driven urgent care
What should your MDT look like? Guidance on staffing your CAU
What role do SSPAUs play in ambulatory care? Provision, coordination and the impact on service delivery
Sue Eardley, Head of Invited Reviews, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
PRACTICALITIES OF A CAU
|10.10||Case study: Achieving and maintaining patient flow within a Children’s Assessment Unit |
Assessing the patient journey and establishing how patient flow can be supported by CAU
Experiences and processes explored: collaborative working across ED and CAU
Outcome measures: achieving the 4 hour standard and smooth patient pathways
Hazel Norris, Paediatric Matron, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
|11.10||Exploring the role of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner on Children's Assessment Unit |
Exploring the role of an ANP on a CAU: skills for the role and responsibilities
How the role of an ANP has developed alongside a Children's Assessment Unit
Assessing functionality and impact of ANPs in the unit: improving quality and effectiveness of care
Clare Logan, Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner, NHS Lothian
|11.50||Optimising your workforce through effective staffing and continual support|
Best practice approach to staffing and supporting your unit to manage capacity and demand
Facilitating a senior review of children who come onto the unit as early as possible
Outcome measures of an efficiently staff CAU: patient and staff experience and patient wait times
Maire Wheeler, Consultant Paediatrician, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|12.30||Question, answer and discussion session|
DEVELOPING THE SERVICE
|1.50||Making changes in line with new guidance: challenges and solutions of a standalone CAU explored |
The journey of an established standalone assessment unit: sustaining and maintaining the service
How will the new guidance impact on the CAU: what changes are going to be implemented?
What are the next steps? Assess the plans for developing and growing the service
Radhika Putha, Consultant Paediatrician, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
|2.30||Case study: Developing an effective and quality driven CAU: measuring and driving forward standards|
From establishing the service, overcoming challenges and implementing a dashboard and standards
How the service has significantly reduced paediatric admissions
Discover how the service will continue to change and find solutions to continued challeneges
Sanjay Rawal, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead, Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|3.30||Case study: Upskilling GPs to support Children's Assessment Unit |
The role of GPs in reducing referrals to CAU: integrating and gaining support from primary care
The outreach programme in practice: insights, challenges and benefits assessed
Developing the service: implementation of a risk stratification approach for those with the highest admission rates to CAU
Amitabh Gite, Consultant Paediatrician, East and North Hertfordshire Trust
Elizabeth Bessell, Nursing Manager, Children's Assessment Unit, East and North Hertfordshire Trust
|4.10||Question, answer and discussion session|
|4.20||Chair's closing remarks|
|4.30||Close of day|
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