Tue 14 Sep 2021 09:00-15:40
Online Conference

Bringing coders and clinicians together for one day only, this unique and empowering online forum will offer insights into different clinical areas to help you improve your coding accuracy and enable you to take the next steps in enhancing data quality.

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Clinical Coding National Networking Forum 2021
Online 5 hours From £199+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Would you benefit from hearing clinicians share their detailed knowledge of hard-to-grasp clinical areas? If yes, then this online conference is your opportunity to ask your burning questions, end confusion and progress your coding accuracy. Attend to focus on:

  • Clarifying specific technical procedures and how to appropriately record them
  • Delivering accurate data from the outset and throughout
  • Planning to accommodate and embrace upcoming changes
  • Overcoming staff recruitment and retention issues to drive your team forward
  • Engaging clinicians and ward staff to encourage accurate note taking

Meet clinicians from across the country, all from the comfort of your own home

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room

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

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your meeting room
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Sue Eve-Jones, Clinical Coding Lead, GIRFT
Enhancing accuracy in strokes
Understanding and improving accurate coding in strokes
  • Recognising and revisiting key terms to improve the accuracy of coded data
  • Distinguishing cerebral and pre-cerebral arteries and more specific documentation
  • How can coding improve patient outcomes?
Jordi Morrell, Consultant Physician in Stroke, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with Jordi Morrell
Interactive discussion: How can we maintain and sustain positive remote coding?
  • How do you ensure good staff wellbeing in your remote coding team?
  • Have you adjusted your working wellbeing strategies again post Covid-19?
  • What initiatives are in place to improve staff wellbeing whilst working remotely?
Screen Break
Feedback discussion: How can we maintain and sustain positive remote coding?
Engaging with clinicians
GIRFT Update: Working with clinicians to develop clinical coding
  • Exploring the latest GIRFT updates
  • Recognising COVID-19 key terms to improve the accuracy of coded data
  • Overcoming common challenges for coding COVID-19
Sue Eve-Jones, Clinical Coding Lead, GIRFT
Questions and answers with Sue Eve-Jones
Developing clinical coding for endocrinology
Investigating clinical examples in endocrinology
  • Specialised versus non specialised endocrine conditions and treatment
  • Paediatric endocrinology and transition
  • Recording related comorbidities
Helena Gleeson, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with Helena Gleeson
Interactive discussion: How can you engage clinicians to ensure joint coder-clinician working?
  • How does your team make clinicians aware of coding challenges?
  • What are your experiences of clinician engagement with coders?
  • How could this relationship be improved? What are the key things that you would like to see clinicians/coders work together on?
Screen and lunch break
Feedback from interactive discussion: How can you engage clinicians to ensure joint coder-clinician working?
Clinical insights in oncology
Tackling variables in medical oncology to improve data quality in readiness of AI
  • Exploring common conditions and tackling the variables to improve data granularity
  • Understanding complex procedures and multiple assessments
  • Navigating and understanding different procedures and coding accordingly
Victoria Kunene, Medical Oncology Consultant, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with Victoria Kunene
Interactive discussion: How can we improve recruitment processes for clinical coders?
  • How can we promote, recruit and train new clinical coders?
  • How are you delivering training to remote clinical coders?
Screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: How can we improve recruitment processes for clinical coders?
Coding for complex head and neck cancer surgery to advance clinical outcomes
  • Understanding specific cancer sites to improve the accuracy of coded data
  • Investigating current guidance on the cancer of the thyroid to improve data quality
  • Case study examples: what can clinician’s do to improve clarity with complex conditions?
Richard Oakley, Consultant and Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with Riachard Oakley
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference
Come together, to delve into clinical case study presentations, share best practice advice and discuss the solutions to your common challenges in clinical coding, with

Job Title:
Clinical Coding Lead

Job Title:
Consultant Physician in Stroke
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Consultant Endocrinologist
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Medical Oncology Consultant
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Consultant and Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Call for speakers

If you would like to give a presentation to clinical coding teams from across the country, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the Conference Producer Vanessa Pearce or call Vanessa on 01732 897788.

Pricing structure

  • £249 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £199 + 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.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, 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.

Privacy notice

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Expected attendees

A unique online forum created to support your professional interest in increasing accuracy within clinical coding. This national networking forum will provide an invaluable chance to network, not only with the clinical speakers, but also with your experienced clinical coding peers. Attendees will include:

  • Clinical Coding Team Leaders and Managers
  • Heads of Clinical Coding
  • Clinical Coding Auditors

Past attendee feedback

Progressing from over 5 years of face to face conferences for Clinical Coders, these interactive forums are now available online. ‘Clinical Coding Online National Networking Forum 2020’ took place on Monday 30th November and proved a popular and useful insight into the coding of Covid-19, sepsis, respiratory conditions and co-morbidities. Don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training:

“It has been a very informative day. The forum flowed very well and it was really useful to have the breakout sessions to share experiences and learn from other trusts and clinicians.”

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Coding Online National Networking Forum 2020

“Good content and speakers, and I think the interactive activities plugged the gaps well with topical conversation. Brilliantly organised again- thank you!”

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Coding Online National Networking Forum 2020

“A very informative forum with topical guest speakers and real world examples.”

NHS England and Improvement, Clinical Coding Online National Networking Forum 2020

“I think the online session worked really well. It was well organised and the breakout groups were good as they got people talking.”

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Coding Online National Networking Forum 2020

“Well organised from actually registering for the course, right through to the close of the course. Very efficient.”

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Clinical Coding Online National Networking Forum 2020

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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

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