Ensuring Quality and Adding Value in your Pathology Service
When pathology services are under pressure to work more effectively and drive forward change, this well timed conference will provide case study presentations, interactive discussion and time to reflect and focus on reducing variation, improving quality and enhancing engagement.
Take one day out to gain a new perspective for ensuring quality and adding value in your pathology service. Hear from leaders in pathology, benchmark the quality in your service, understand how you can reduce variation effectively and discover new ways you can drive forward your service in line with national initiatives.
Secure your place today to benefit from peer-to-peer advice and improve your understanding of:
- Taking steps to reduce your variability
- Overcoming the barriers to implementing quality tools
- Complying with UKAS
- Nurturing relationships between GPs and Labs
- Improving patient experiences
- Optimising demand and enhancing quality
This forum will develop your knowledge, provide a unique opportunity for networking and learning and is designed for:
- Consultant Clinical Scientists, Haematologists, Microbiologists, Pathologists
- General Managers and Heads of Pathology Services
- Pathology, Blood Science, Biochemistry Service Managers
- Pathology Coordinators
- Laboratory Managers
Have you considered sponsoring or exhibiting at this day? Our events are carefully crafted and through our rigorous research we focus on and address the specific themes and topics that are driving the NHS forward. We pride ourselves on working with you to ensure that we recommend only those events that reflect your target audience and put forward solutions that provide the desired outcomes and results.
The Pathologist reports on all aspects of pathology and diagnostics; from the latest innovations, to the controversies, and the inspirational people at the heart of it. Click on the logo for further details. If you belong to an association or network that is related to Pathology, SBK would welcome working with you. We could promote you and the work that you do, offer your members or network a discounted rate and a link with your website here:
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Pathology Network – Key Initiatives and Guidance took place in May 2018 in London and was described as “a very interesting, informative event which provided a wealth of information and evidence in relation to pathology networks” and a “very strong line up of speakers who provide very current updates”.
View further details and find out how to buy the documentation for Pathology Networks - Key Initiatives and Guidance
Advance your service by improving quality, reducing variation and enhancing engagement
|9.00||Registration and refreshments|
|9.30||Chair's openning remarks |
Jackie Elliott, Pathology Directorate, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
|9.40||Taking steps to reduce variability in pathology services across the NHS |
GIRFT update: what do the results look like so far?
What is the variation across NHS pathology services?
Implementable processes to effectively reduce variability
Simon Knowles, National Clinical Lead, NHS Improvement
|10.20||NHS Improvement update: measuring quality and reducing variation |
Update on the Pathology Quality Assurance Dashboard: what are the plans?
Using Quality to monitor service performance in a network
Measuring the outcomes of NHSI quality improvement projects
David Wells, Head of Pathology Service Consolidation, NHS Improvement
|11.20||Explore the role of UKAS in enhancing the quality of pathology services |
Exlporing the added value of UKAS to NHS pathology services
How is UKAS responding to current NHSI plans?
What is the future going to look like for the accreditation of pathology services?
Ben Courtney, Accreditation Manager, UKAS
|12.00||Discussion session: Benchmarking your NHS pathology service|
This interactive session will allow you to compare where your service sits in comparison to your peers plus gain useful information and tools which you can implement to progress your laboratory in line with the national standard.
Jackie Elliott, Pathology Directorate, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
|1.40||Redesigning laboratory pathways to improve pathology testing |
Collaborating the reduce inappropriate testing and enhance the pathology pathway
Using digital technologies to improve test requesting
Demand optimisation and assessment of impact on clinical outcomes
Tony Fryer, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and Keele University
|2.20||Nurturing relationships between GPs and pathology laboratories |
What support and information do GPs need from pathology services?
Best practice advice for engaging primary care with pathology
Measuring the outcomes: what is the impact pf communication between GPs and pathology labs?
April Davis, Commissioning Manager, West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
|3.20||Optimising demand and enhancing quality in NHS pathology services|
Balancing cost vs. value in optimised pathology services
Implementing cost saving techniques
Measuring outcomes and added value in your laboratory
David Holland, Programme Lead for Pathology, The Benchmarking Partnership
|4.20||Close of day|
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This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- NHS or Public Sector for one place £399 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for two or three places (each) £299 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for four places (each) £279 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation for one place £699 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation two or three places (each) £599 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation four or more places (each) £579 + VAT
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- Bed & Breakfast accommodation for Wednesday 15th May 2019 : £105 + VAT (subject to availability. Lower rates may be found by booking directly with on-line accommodation website)
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Certification of Attendance
A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.
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