Online Workshop

Are you striving to achieve a fully funded post ICU service? If yes, this interactive workshop is designed for critical care professionals to enable you to build a comprehensive business plan to access funding. With case study examples from a centre of excellence, shared solutions to your challenges and national guidance explored, you will leave this online workshop with extensive knowledge to put into action.

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Achieving a Fully Funded Post Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Rehabilitation Service
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Attend this study day to develop a funding strategy, allowing you to enhance your patients’ experience of care from ICU to hospital discharge and beyond. This workshop will explore:

  • Applying the latest national policy developments
  • Lessons learnt from first-hand experiences
  • Recognising the scope and breadth of therapy rehabilitation
  • Delivering effective and successful rehabilitation on ICU
  • Improving management of Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
  • Tackling the challenges on achieving a fully funded post-ICU service
  • Developing follow up pathways after hospital discharge
  • Exploring patients’ rehab journeys beyond hospital discharge

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

Take away new ideas to develop your business case and benefit from:

  • Evidenced based examples and best practice: providing patient-centred rehabilitation support throughout their recovery journey
  • Interactive presentations: your challenges address with practical solutions
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with the confidence to make changes
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Instructions, introductions and opening remarks
Workshop leader: Zoe Van Willigen, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Critical Care, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Setting the scene
Guidance and experiences shared from University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust
  • Understanding the national guidance for rehabilitation following critical illness
  • Integrating data and existing evidence into the business plan for your ICU rehabilitation services
  • Case study: An overview of UHS pilot projects for each stage of the post ICU recovery pathway
Interactive discussion: Exploring the scope and breadth of therapy for your ICU patients
  • Who should provide your post ICU rehabilitation service?
  • Where does the responsibility end when caring for a patient recovering from critical illness?
  • How does your service work collaboratively to maintain continuity of care?
Rehabilitation in your ICU
Delivering effective and successful rehabilitation in your ICU
  • Exploring the evidence for delivering rehab within your intensive care unit
  • How can you create a culture of rehabilitation in your ICU?
  • Achieving a fully funded rehab team: The UHS Early Mobilisation Project
Interactive discussion: Preventing and managing Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
  • How does your service currently support patients following critical illness?
  • What are the barriers and facilitators to providing ICU rehab in your service?
  • What measures could be implemented in your unit to prevent PICS for patients following ICU?
Post ICU rehabilitation: on the ward
Breaking down barriers to achieving a fully funded post-ICU rehab service
  • Exploring the various models of care to address the continuity of care from ICU to the ward
  • Covid-19: A help or a hindrance to the challenge of funding post ICU rehab services?
  • Case Study: UHS ‘RESTORE’ and ‘PIRT’ pilot projects for COVID 19 patients following ICU discharge
Interactive discussion: Exploring patient rehabilitation pathways following ICU and hospital discharge
  • What support does your service currently offer patients following their discharge from ICU?
  • Does your service offer follow up clinics? If so, how do these operate?
  • What changes have you implemented to YOUR follow up clinics due to Covid-19?
Post hospital discharge rehabilitation
Explore how to ensure rehabilitation continues following your patients’ discharge from hospital
  • How can we demonstrate the need for rehabilitation for patients following hospital discharge?
  • Accessing funding for MDT follow up clinics and enhanced rehabilitation pathways
  • Case Study: UHS ‘EMPOWER’ post ICU outpatient rehabilitation classes
Interactive discussion: Building your action plan to achieving a fully funded rehabilitation service
  • What will you take away from today that you can implement in your role?
  • How will you make steps towards achieving your fully funded rehabilitation service?
  • What will you take back to your role to gain support in building your business case?
Final questions
Close of workshop


Job Title:
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Critical Care
University Hospital Southampton Foundation NHS Trust

Zoe van Willigen is a Critical Care Physiotherapist with almost twenty years’ experience in the speciality. She has led the Early Mobilisation Project on intensive care (ICU) in Southampton since 2012, which is estimated to have saved her NHS trust over £2.5million. Zoe has conducted and published research into the family and patient experience of rehabilitation on ICU, leading to a number of pilot projects to address the provision of services throughout the ICU recovery pathway. Zoe is chair of the Thames Valley and Wessex Critical Care Network’s rehabilitation group and has recently won a £30k Q exchange award to run rehabilitation classes for ICU patients recovering from COVID. Zoe launched and coordinated an online (SLACK) channel during the pandemic, to promote international collaboration and provide a platform for support and sharing resources. The channel currently has over 1000 members from around the globe.

Pricing Structure

  • £349 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £299 + 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.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, 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.

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Expected attendees

Ideal for NHS professionals working within critical care rehabilitation looking to develop their service and gain access to funding. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Senior Physiotherapists
  • Clinical Lead Physiotherapists
  • Assistant Practitioners
  • Consultants
  • Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Critical Care Follow up Nurses
  • Nurses and Sisters
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Critical Care Rehabilitation Coordinators

Past attendee feedback

See our attendee feedback from our workshop in March 2022:

'Inspirational & motivating... Zoe was absolutely excellent, true expert in her field but very natural and open to questions'

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

'Incredibly informative and well run/ presented!'

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

'I have very limited experience of attending an online forum but I enjoyed this and very relevant to my role. A very inspiring speaker who is clearly very passionate about the topic'

Cambridge University Hospital

'I found it really interesting, especially having a mix of professionals'

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

‘Brilliant opportunity to share best practice and network’

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

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

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.