Tue 1 Nov 2022 09:00-15:40
Online Conference

Come together with your clinical Coding colleagues from across the country to network, share experiences and discover how you can drive forward digital innovation in your service, improve your approaches to remote training and boost productivity. By taking one day out to attend, you will hear the latest updates, continue your professional development and gain inspiration to advance your clinical coding service. 

Special NHS Early Bird Discount £299 + VAT for one place

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Enabling the Digital Future of Clinical Coding
Online 5 hours Early Bird Discount

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you continually striving to improve communication within your clinical coding team? Are you keen to know what the future of clinical coding is going to look like in practice? If yes, then this online forum is for you. Book your place and focus on:

  • Benchmarking your service and engaging with other's experiences of remote working
  • Exploring other teams’ journeys in initiating automation in clinical coding
  • Learning how services are achieving automation to support their coding backlogs
  • Delving into the latest updates of SNOMED and how it can interact with your ICD
  • Developing new strategies to improve virtual training and auditing to improve recruitment
  • Establishing robust management techniques to improve the wellbeing of your remote workforce

Attend this online NHS event 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
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your meeting room
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Dr Ilir Bera, Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality and PbR Assurance, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Successfully integrating coding and AI
Achieving the future of automate coding and AI
  • Evaluating the current position of automation in NHS services and driving forward change
  • Case study: FQL to deliver automated coding in Hampshire
  • Portsmouth case study: Initiating AI to achieve appropriate billing of outpatient procedures
Kathrine Howarth, Senior Operational Manager, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Case study: Our journey to building the future of AI coding systems in our service
  • Building a successful adoption strategy for artificial intelligence: staffing and systems
  • Embedding routine procedures into existing frameworks for a smooth transition to AI
  • Discover what automated coding could look like in your service
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: How is innovative change influenced across trusts and regional networks?
  • What role does your service have in implementing change? What do you have in place to improve collaborative working?
  • How are you able to gain momentum within regional networks to support digital change?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: How is innovative change influenced across trusts and regional networks?
Working with SNOMED and ICD-10
Mapping SNOMED and classifications within acute settings
  • How does the process of mapping SNOMED to clinical coding systems work?
  • Compatibility challenges: what aspects of SNOMED can be problematic to translate?
  • Linking in with IT systems: how does it work in practice?
Dr Ilir Bera, Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality and PbR Assurance, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: How can your EPR or ‘paper light’ system support automated coding?
  • Is your service ready for automation?
  • What adaptations does your service need to make to enable automated coding?
Lunch screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: How can your EPR or ‘paper light’ system support automated coding?
Building the future workforce
Improving remote training: investing in the future of auditing
  • Collaborative approaches to update remote methodologies for auditors and trainers
  • Converting and blending training material to adapt to new working environments
  • Lessons learnt from the Auditor Forums: tackling the challenges of remote coding audits
Eleri Jones ACC, Classifications Specialist Trainer and Developer, Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service, NHS Digital
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: How does the profession need to adapt to ensure the continued development of coders?
  • What would improve your professional development?
  • Should there be a more advanced qualification? For example an NVQ or something similar?
  • What is the future for coding accreditation?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: How does the profession need to adapt to ensure the continued development of coders?
Achieving effective remote working and supporting your future workforce
  • Comparing the progression and approaches to remote working to date
  • Comparing the progression and approaches to remote working to date
  • Delivering remote training, refresher courses and updates to engage your team
Questions and answers with your speakers
Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

Your speakers to date

Job Title:
Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality and PbR Assurance
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Job Title:
Classifications Specialist Trainer and Developer, Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service
NHS Digital

Job Title:
Classifications Specialist Trainer and Developer
NHS Digital

Job Title:
Senior Operational Manager
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this online conference, 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

  • £299 + VAT for one place if booked before Friday 9th September 2022
  • £349 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place after Friday 9th September 2022
  • £699 + 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

This online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals working in clinical coding in Acute Trusts, Community Services and CCGs. This includes but is not limited to:

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

Past attendee feedback

This event follows on from Clinical Coding: Meet the Clinicians, held in March 2022 which received feedback including:

Really enjoyed this one. It's so refreshing when you come across people that think coding is important and wants to get involved’

Barts Health NHS Trust

It was a very interesting day, with a good mix of speakers and some thought-provoking discussion sessions’

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

‘The content was good, and I particularly enjoyed being able to speak to other regarding their experiences with remote working’

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

‘Easy to join with great support from SBK’

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Fantastic things learned throughout the day’

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation 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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