Wed 12 Jun 2024 09:00-16:10
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Take away practical, implementable transformation strategies to enhance your working practices

This leading national clinical coding forum is uniquely designed to enable Clinical Coders, Coding Managers and Auditors from across the country to come together and share the latest news. Only at this dedicated event will you benefit from insightful case studies on automated coding, reducing errors and easing workload pressures.

Make sure you book before Friday 12th April to benefit from the NHS and Public Sector Early Bird, saving you £150 per place, plus you can also take advantage of a new special offer where if you book 3 places, you can get the 4th for free!

Sponsored by:


Clinical Coding Roadmap 2024
Online 5 hours Early bird: £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Receive invaluable guidance on developing the systems and practices that will ensure you and your team’s skills are kept up-to-date, and that you respond effectively to the continuous changes in coding. Book your place to:

  • Benchmark your service and engage with other's experiences of remote working
  • Develop new strategies to improve staff wellbeing and remote training
  • Explore other teams’ journeys in initiating automation in clinical coding
  • Learn how services are achieving automation to support their coding backlogs
  • Delve into the latest updates of GIRFT to improve coding accuracy
  • Establish robust management techniques to improve the wellbeing of your remote workforce

The leading national clinical coding forum: why attend

This is event is being held for the first time in-person since 2019. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to network with your peers, keep abreast of all the latest news and learn through insightful case studies.


  • Building networks: gain access to clinical coding professionals and thought leaders to build a community of peers for support, advice and guidance
  • Professional learning: develop your understanding by examining key issues that underpin clinical coding and discover how to establish a solid continuous professional development strategy
  • Service development: take one day out at this dedicated clinical coding forum to identify innovative approaches for accurate and reliable coding

Sponsored by:

SBK Healthcare would like to thank Greys Specialist Recruitment and Pharma Direct for sponsoring this unique forum.


Registration, refreshments and morning networking
Opening remarks
Sue-Eve Jones, Clinical Coding Specialist, Trainer and Auditor, Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
Automating clinical coding
Implementing automation to improve clinical efficacy and reduce coding errors
  • Overcoming the barriers of implementing automated coding in your team
  • Overcoming barriers and measuring outcomes so far
  • Building a successful adoption strategy for artificial intelligence in the future
Achieving the future of automated coding and AI
  • Evaluating the current position of automation in NHS services and driving forward change
  • Case study: FQL to deliver automated coding in your service
  • Initiating AI to achieve appropriate billing of outpatient procedures
Questions and answers with your speakers
Industry presentation
Questions and answers with industry representative
Morning networking break
Improving coding accuracy
Case study: Working towards a 24–48-hour coding wait list
  • Operating a service without a coding backlog: building efficiency practices into our team
  • Evaluating the impact of quick coding and its impact on patient care
  • Working towards the goal of 24-48 hour waiting lists: what impact has it had?
Questions and answers with your speaker
Roundtable discussion: Overcoming the challenges of implementing and operating EHRs
  • What experiences do you have of implementing electronic patient records?
  • How far into the journey of implementation are you in implementing EHRs?
Roundtable discussion feedback: Overcoming the challenges of implementing and operating EHRs
Networking lunch break
GIRFT update
Sue-Eve Jones, Clinical Coding Specialist, Trainer and Auditor and Andy Wheeler, Head of GIRFT Clinical Coding, Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
Boosting coding accuracy
Exploring the outcomes of breaking away from site coding to code in clinical pods
  • Investigating the journey to date: recognising the benefits of coding in clinical specialities
  • How was this achieved? Lesson shared from the transformation
  • Demonstrating the outcomes: how has our data accuracy improved through corporate coding
Questions and answers with your speakers
Networking break
Recruitment, retention and professional development opportunities
Roundtable discussion: Supporting your remote workforce
  • What challenges have you had to overcome in the journey to remote working? And how did you do this?
  • How do you communicate with your clinical team? How has clinician engagement improved?
Managing remote working and delivering remote training to support professional growth
  • Practical advice to keep your workforce well and connected
  • Ensuring that your team are well supported, managed and with access to appropriate resources
  • How to create space and time for your team when you feel like you don’t have either
Questions and answers with your speakers
Closing remarks and close of day

Invaluable guidance that will keep you up-to-date

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

Job Title:
Clinical Coding Specialist, Trainer and Auditor
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)

Sue is a specialist with over 30 years of experience in training, audit, standard setting, classification authoring, mapping, organisational change, mortality data review, data analysis and research. She has worked at hospital, regional and national level and in the commercial sector in the UK and overseas. NHS roles have included Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality at the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Head of Clinical Coding at the East and North Herts NHS Trust. Sue is currently a GIRFT Coding Specialist, Trainer and Auditor. 

Job Title:
Head of GIRFT Clinical Coding
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)

Pricing structure

  • £299+VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place when booked before Friday 12th April 2024
  • £449+VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place when booked after Friday 12th April 2024
  • Group discount - 4 places for the price of 3 (NHS or Public Sector)

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

Venue details

Venue name: Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Address: Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT

Tel: 0871 942 9222


Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury is situated near Russell Square Tube station on the Piccadilly Line, and is close to major transport hubs such as Kings Cross St Pancras station and Euston station, both of which are less than a mile away and reachable in five minutes by bus or taxi. You can also drive to Heathrow Airport (LHR) in 40 minutes.

Directions: Click here to plan your journey using Google Maps

Accommodation suggestions: You can book your bedroom directly with the hotel using the above contact details (SBK Healthcare does not facilitate accommodation bookings). The venue is centrally located and there are a number of alternative places to stay. Availability for alternative accommodation can be identified by searching online, for example or and inputting the address and date of your visit.

What happens once you have made your booking

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking and you will be sent a formal confirmation. If you have not received this within 48 hours of making your booking please check your junk folder and then email or call 01732 897788. 

Approximately one week prior to the conference you will be sent an email which will include all the final details for attendance on the day, including a final agenda and venue information.

Please inform us by writing to if you have any special dietary or other requirements.

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 

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

Now in its 12th year and being held face to face for the first time since 2019, this leading national clinical coding forum has consistently brought together Clinical Coders from Acute Trusts, Community Services and CCGs. You too will benefit if you also work as:

  • Clinical Coders, Clinical Coding Team Leaders and Service Managers
  • Heads of Clinical Coding and Clinical Coding Divisional Leads
  • Clinical Coding Auditors

Past attendee feedback

Join us in person in 2024 to elevate your service and learn from like-minded professionals. Since 2020, we having been delivering successful Clinical Coding events online and have received excellent feedback but don’t take our word for it, take a look at how other attendees have described our events:

"It is great to hear from speakers who are ‘walking the walk’."

South West London and St Georges NHS Trust, Driving Forward Mental Health Clinical Coding, 2013

"A really valuable day – all speakers provided useful learning."

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Progressive Clinical Coding, 2014

"The whole day was enjoyable – well organised and good presentations. Very informative.”

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, How to Conduct a Mortality Audit, 2015

“I found this course to be interesting and has given me lots of ideas/things to think about and to take back to my Trust.”

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Coders National Networking Forum, 2016

"Very useful day. Gained a great deal from all."

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Enabling the Digital Future of Clinical Coding, 2022

"I thought that the talks by all guest speakers were excellent."

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Coding National Networking Forum, 2017

"Engaging open discussion – very practical. Enjoyed examples from practice."

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, SNOMED-CT in Practice, 2018

"Varied and diverse speakers, excellent transference of knowledge."

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Coding National Networking Forum, 2019

"It was a great first experience of an online conference. I found it user friendly and easy to navigate. Instructions were nice and clear."

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Clinical Coding National Networking Forum, 2020

“I found this course to be interesting and has given me lots of ideas/things to think about and to take back to my Trust.”

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Coding Meet the Clinicians, 2021

"Very useful day. Gained a great deal from all."

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Enabling the Digital Future of Clinical Coding, 2022

"Excellent opportunity to network with other coders and see other ways of working."

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Clinical Coding: Meet the Clinicians, 2023

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

We are pleased to welcome our conference sponsor:


Greys is a specialist clinical coding recruiter, we work across the UK within the public and private sectors helping people gain permanent, contract, weekend and evening work. We work with both our clients and candidates to provide a bespoke service specific for them. To find out more contact us on 01908 382501 or click here to visit their website.

Pharma Direct specialise in the recruitment of Occupational Health professional across the UK, professionals are supplied on a contract, fixed term or permanent basis to all manner of public and private sector companies. Click here to view their website. 

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 forums offer dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be full 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