Online Workshop

Come together with other Endoscopy Technicians from across the country and drill into the detail of what best practice looks like in your role. Develop your strategies to advance your service, mitigate decontamination risks and decipher the future of your service. Your experienced workshop leader, Helen Campbell, Chair of Southwest Branch and Director of Education, Institute of Decontamination Science will ‘answer all your questions’ and share with you ‘informative knowledge to pass onto your team’.

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 Developing your Role as an Endoscopy Technician
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you trying to understand the structure of a sterile service? Or are you looking to improve your team’s practice and gain recognition? If yes, then this is the workshop for you. Book your place and focus on:

  • Ensuring robust tracking and traceability protocols
  • Achieving JAG accreditation
  • Exploring the benefits of offsite endoscopy decontamination
  • Establishing a highly trained team
  • Preventing infections with the best possible sterilisation practices
  • Reducing the heavy reliance on machines and ensuring contingency plans

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 role:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • 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 your meeting room
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Helen Campbell, Chair of Southwest Branch and Director of Education, Institute of Decontamination Science
Delivering best practice
Demonstrating accuracy and proving professional competency
  • Improving awareness and the application of statutory compliance requirements
  • Developing of key performance metrics to demonstrate service performance
  • Utilising in-role apprenticeship schemes to improve staff processing
Developing decontamination
Mitigating the risk of extended storage to prevent infection
  • Exploring the 3 hour rule: when does it start?
  • Investigating safe and effective methods of prolonging storage
  • Gynaecology case study: understanding the risks to patients of extended storage
Discussion: Advancing your sterility practices to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes
  • How can you improve collaboration between surgery and decontamination?
  • How are your scopes sterilised? Is it necessary that all your scopes are sterilised?
  • How is sterilisation billed for your service? Are all your scopes validated?
Navigating JAG vs. ISO 13485
Following JAG guidelines: understanding and overcoming the common challenges
  • Achieving a JAG approved service: working towards 13485
  • Supporting your MDT: how to champion your team and ensure a motivated workforce
  • How guidance and legislation helps: JAG recommendations, HTM 01-06 and ISO 15883:4 0101
Evaluating onsite versus offsite endoscopy decontamination
  • Meeting JAG guidelines for transporting endoscopes
  • Ensuring flexibility: how to achieve an adaptable service whilst centralising decontamination
  • Creating robust tracking and traceability protocols to ensure best practice across sites
Close of workshop

Share in first-hand experience

Helen Campbell from the Institute of Decontamination Science has been described as “Very interesting, invigorating and a great knowledgeable speaker. Lots of experiences to share and allows great networking input and forward thinking” as well as a “Fantastic, approachable educator”. It is now your turn to benefit from her expertise:

Institute of Decontamination Science

Helen started work in Sterile Services in June 2000 writing the quality system and obtaining accreditation to ISO 13485 in 2005. She moved department in 2008 and was asked to look at endoscopy. The machines were out of action more than they were working, this lead to a steep learning curve reading standards, attending training courses and obtaining advice from the AEd. 

This was the beginning of her interest in endoscopy, looking at reports, water results, environmental conditions, writing SOP’s and staff competencies. The machines we had were old and out of date; a decision was made to build a new department. She was asked to lead this with architects, Nurses and estates. They developed a plan based on HBN13 to ensure the unit was futureproofed, which was approved by the Trust. The build took approximately 1 year with the need for an electricity sub-station, additional softeners, air handling unit and was not without its difficulty, but on a positive Helen did develop a very good relationship with estates. On opening the unit they recruited endoscopy decontamination technicians, this allowed them to arrange the training and encourage staff to obtain qualifications. 

In December 2016 Helen moved to Portsmouth managing the Sterile Service and endoscopy decontamination department. This is as usual a challenge with water, RO and old machinery issues to sort we gained accreditation to ISO 13485 being audited 6 monthly by the external auditing company BSI. 

Helen became the Director of Education for the Institute of Decontamination Science in April 2018, and she is working with the National School of Healthcare Science in Birmingham on qualifications within decontamination such as the apprenticeship scheme.

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

This specialised endoscopy online workshop will show you how to bridge the training gap and achieve an adaptable service. Come together with other:

  • Endoscopy Technicians and Decontamination Technicians
  • Senior Endoscopy Technician and Endoscopy managers
  • Endoscopy Decontamination Supervisor

Past attendee feedback

This event follows our successful online workshop ‘Endoscopy Decontamination for Users and Operators’ held on Monday 7th February 2022, which our attendees described as:

‘I feel that the forum was very informative and Helen answered all the questions very well’

Salford Royal Foundation Trust

‘All the presentations were excellent’

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

‘I thought Helen was very good’

The Shewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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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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