Tue 10 Sep 2024 09:00-16:20
Online Course

Designed for pathology professionals, this interactive training day will enable you to step back and reassess your service, enabling you to create a viable plan for improved capacity management. With the demand for pathology growing and pressure increasing on your team, there is no better time to take a day out and arm yourself with the tools to increase efficiency in your lab.

Boosting Capacity in Pathology
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

Lead your team to enhanced capacity management: what you will learn

This study day will help you find solutions to your capacity challenges by creating an implementable action plan to start tackling your demand pressures head on. Focus on:

  • Meeting the TAT targets to increase your testing output
  • Investigating the impact of the IBMS apprenticeship programme
  • Enhancing your supervision skills to support new staff coming into your team
  • Sharing positive experiences of placing apprentices into your lab
  • Improving your patient centered reporting to boost data quality and patient outcomes
  • Optimising collaboration opportunities across diagnostic services to support capacity

Developed with convenience in mind: join this online course remotely

We know that your training time is limited, that’s why we make sure that our courses provide:

  • Actionable goals: leave with a practical plan to improve capacity in your pathology labs
  • Clear guidance: jargon busting training to ensure that your learning is accessible
  • Proven results: replicate positive change by examining functioning, verified case-studies
  • Space to ask your questions: be advised by your expert leader who will draw on real-life, practical experiences
  • Experience-led discussions: don’t waste time re-inventing the wheel, benefit from guided discussions with colleagues from across the country to capture the best ideas

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 30+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this training delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your breakout room
Chair’s opening remarks
Katie Moss, Programme Director – Greater Manchester Diagnostic Networks, Chair of the Northwest Point of Care Strategy Group
Widening diagnostic capacity
Meeting turnaround targets (TAT) and prioritising new diagnostic capacity for cancer services
  • Navigating TAT targets: developing cell path automation to boost lab efficiency
  • How to recognise the opportunities for optimising histopathology services
  • Enabling practical collaborative working and integration with CDCs to increase TAT capacity
Questions and answers with Katie Moss
Interactive discussion: How to meet the faster diagnosis targets in cancer pathways
  • What steps are your service taking to meet the faster diagnosis targets?
  • Have you been able to meet your ten-day target?
  • What strategies have you implemented to-date?
Screen break
Boosting your workforce capacity
Exploring the IBMS accredited apprenticeship programme: what impact has it had?
  • Interrogating IBMS findings to improve entrance into the workforce
  • What does supervision look like for apprenticeships entering your service?
  • Driving forward recruitment to ensure that you have well-skilled clinical BMS roles filled
Questions and answers with Katie Moss
Interactive discussion: What novel approaches are you taking to attract qualified staff into your pathology service?
  • What measures are you taking to enhance the mix of skills in your lab?
  • What steps are you taking to reduce the use of locum support?
  • How have you been able to share the training responsibility for junior staff?
Lunchtime screen break
Making practical improvements
Patient‐centered pathology reporting to improve patient experience
  • Exploring the National Pathology programme: how to enable patient experience with end-to-end care
  • Looking across pathology networks to enhance clinician test selection and communication
  • Driving forward patient interpretations of results: how can we build understanding from remote results?
Questions and answers with Katie Moss
Interactive discussion: Integration initiatives to support illness prevention
  • What impact has your pathology service had on increasing access for disadvantaged groups?
  • How can you integrate conversations about disadvantaged groups into your service?
  • What approach is your trust taking to improve access to care? How are you getting involved?
Screen break
Optimising collaboration opportunities in diagnostics to support capacity
  • Effective collaboration with colleagues in other services: what impact does this have on your laboratory capacity?
  • Turning pathology networks into a reality: how can networked services support capacity?
  • Sharing resources and competencies across disciplines to improve multi-disciplinary working
Questions and answers with Katie Moss
Consolidated learning and close of day

First-hand speaker experiences

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

Job Title:
Programme Director
Greater Manchester Diagnostic Networks, Chair of the Northwest Point of Care Strategy Group

Katie Moss is the Greater Manchester Diagnostic Network Programme Director with over 24 years’ experience of working within various NHS diagnostic and senior management roles and is now responsible for leading and directing the portfolio of the Greater Manchester Diagnostic Network.

After graduating with a 2:1 BSc in Biomedical Science, Katie was appointed as an NHS Trainee Biomedical Scientist where she worked and specialised in Microbiology for over 14 years.  In that time, Katie went onto to complete a master’s in biomedical science and management Training Certificate before deciding upon a change of career.  Katie went on to successfully undertake roles within Clinical Audit, Transformation and Programme Management whilst developing her educational achievements with the completion of various programme management and leadership qualifications.

Katie is now an influential and highly recognised member of the NHS diagnostic community who has proven experience of delivering complex transformation programmes, establishing multi stakeholder networks including the establishment of both the Greater Manchester Imaging and Pathology Networks and developing short- and long-term strategic business models. 

Katie has a strong passion for diagnostic innovation and improving patient care through the adoption of new technologies and out of hospital diagnostics which support faster, real-time diagnosis and enable patients to have a greater ability to manage their own health and wellbeing.

Katie is the current chair of the Northwest Point of Care Strategy Group and is also responsible for leading the establishment of the Greater Manchester Physiological Sciences Network.

Outside of work, Katie is a mum to one, wife to one and dog parent to two bonkers spaniels.  She often spends her down time, walking the dogs, playing netball and being a real foodie, she loves to eat out and experience different cuisine.

Pricing Structure

  • £299+VAT – one NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 19th July 2024
  • £399+VAT – one NHS or Public place after Friday 19th July 2024
  • Group discount - 4 places for the price of 3

You or a colleague can claim the group NHS discount, for booking four places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up coming events.

For group bookings of five or more people, please email our delegate support team or call 01732 897788 for further details

This course is available for in-house training 

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 30+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this training delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

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 training 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 course.

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. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk. You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. 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 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

With capacity at the forefront of everyone’s mind, now is the time to collaborate with your fellow pathology professionals, gather new ideas and drive your service forward. We would expect attendance from:

  • Pathology Managers
  • Microbiology, Blood Sciences and Immunology Service Leads
  • Lab Managers, Head BMS Blood Sciences Immunology Operation Leads
  • Senior Biomedical Scientists and Clinical Scientists

If you have a team that is 30 people or more, you can have a bespoke course delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

This event follows on from our hugely successful laboratory events held earlier this year, including ‘Immunology National Networking Forum 2024’ and ‘POCT National Diagnostics Forum’. How were those forums received? Here is just a taste of the feedback we received:

‘Very useful knowledge sharing and networking. Good organisation’

POCT National Diagnostics Forum, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

‘Well done. Excellent achievement for all!’

POCT National Diagnostics Forum, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

‘A good learning experience. Interesting to hear what other POCT teams have achieved and their approach to things’

POCT National Diagnostics Forum, University Hospitals of Derby

‘Really interesting meeting new people with shared experiences and looking at different ways of working’

POCT National Diagnostics Forum, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing NHS delivery forums offer dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Sarah Kemm 

Contact: 01732 897788 

Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk