Mon 5 Sep 2022 09:30-15:30
Online Workshop

Attend this expert led neonatal workshop with your outreach teams to develop best practice for delivering nasogastric tube feeding. Learn how your service can establish best practice guidelines for NG tube feeding and empower parents to support feeds at home. Improve your NG tube feeding pathway and establish effective safety procedures to ensure that babies are able to get home, and stay home, sooner.

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Best Practice for Neonatal Nasogastric (NG) Tube Feeding
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you continuing to strive towards best practice in your neonatal service? Are you looking for ways to improve discharge? Then look no further! This online workshop will show you how you can set up your enteral service, develop your best practice and raise parental competencies. Plus:

  • Establish your home NG tube feeding procedures in neonatal outreach service
  • Build your guidelines to support effective home NG tube feeding
  • Explore how to effectively manage your MDT to deliver the best possible care
  • Evidence based examples of how to run a successful NG home team
  • Support parents to deliver home NG tube feeding to support early discharge
  • How to create a seamless parent and baby experience from unit to home

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

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day work routine:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main workshop with your leader
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Feedback and engage – using the chat box to share content in the main workshop
Registration, technical support and networking opportunity
Introduction and instructions
Janine Snook, Lead for Neonatal Outreach, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
The Neonatal Unit
Exploring the evidence for NG tube feeding
  • What is the evidence behind NG tube feeding at home? Exploring the outcomes
  • Benchmarking your service: Investigating the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust model
Questions and answers with Janine Snook
Screen break
Neonatal Nasogastric (NG) tube feeding in practice
  • Facilitating a culture change of earlier discharge and understanding discharge criteria
  • Getting the right equipment, meeting staffing requirements and finding the budget
  • Building new guidelines for your service to ensure a standardised quality of care
Questions and answers with Janine Snook
Interactive discussion session: How to enable earlier discharge from SCUBU/NICU on 50% NG tube feeding
Lunch break
Improving parents experiences of care
Working with parents to improve outcomes for babies receiving nasogastric feeds
  • Criteria for discharge: Supporting babies on NG tube feeding
  • Preparing families, how to wean NGT feeds when home and integrate MDT support
  • Harnessing shared knowledge and taking the next steps for your outreach service
Questions and answers with Janine Snook
Screen break
Making proactive change
Sharing experiences and overcoming barriers to enable your NG tube feeding service
  • What are the challenges in your service of home NG tube feeding?
  • What needs to be actioned to overcome the challenges of building your NG tube feeding service?
  • How can you implement new strategies when learning from others?
Questions and answers with Janine Snook
Closing remarks
Close of day

Job Title:
Lead for Neonatal Outreach
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Janine Snook currently works as the Band 7 Lead of the Neonatal Home Team at the Princess Anne Hospital Level 3 Neonatal Unit, Southampton. She has 19 years nursing experience, 17 years in the field of Neonatology. Initially, she worked in both medical and surgical paediatric wards in Southampton and was nominated for a hospital hero award.


During her nurse training Janine discovered a passion for neonatal community care and from writing her undergraduate dissertation on community neonatal services in 2009 she led the neonatal transitional care unit and commenced some neonatal outreach. This developed in 2013, and she set up the ‘Neonatal Home Team Service’, providing pre-discharge support and community follow-up for over 200 babies a year. She has project managed a short-term nasogastric feeding programme allowing for earlier discharge from the neonatal unit. 


She graduated from the University of Southampton with an MSc in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (2015) and a Bachelor of Children’s nursing degree (2003). She is the published author of the journal article “Is home phototherapy in the term neonate with physiological jaundice a feasible practice? A systematic literature review” (2016) Journal of Neonatal Nursing 23(1), and is quoted in the book entitled “Surviving Prematurity: With compassion, understanding and family integrated care” by Nadia Leake. Janine is the current Chair of the Thames Valley and Wessex Network Neonatal Outreach group. She is also a ILM Level 5 Coach.     

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

You or a colleague can claim the £299 + VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places, if you also book onto:

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

Sparked from ‘Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service’ held online in June 2021 and described by delegates as “Fab day thank you! I loved that it was online too- even with restrictions lifting I would not be comfortable meeting in person due to the risk. The break out rooms worked really well, and the topics were thought provoking” and “Thank you for a wonderful study day. Very well organised and smoothly run!”, join like-minded professionals including:

  • Neonatal Outreach Sisters
  • Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Senior Staff Nurses, Neonatal Outreach Team Leads and Neonatal Matrons
  • Consultant Neonatologists

Past attendee feedback

“Really interesting content discussed. Great to see how other teams operated and has definitely given us some food for thought for improvement and suggestions to our outreach team and neonatal services”

Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service

“Great for networking and information gathering”

Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service

"Excellent organisation of day online break out rooms and screen breaks well organised"

Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service

“It has been a great opportunity for networking and to gain knowledge of how other areas have successfully implemented changes within their service. This is invaluable as we are currently adding to and developing our service.”

Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service

“Great to meet other professionals and learn how other teams work to get ideas and information share”

Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service

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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

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.