Online Conference

Come together with your acute oncology colleagues from across the country to share experiences and discover case studies of different approaches to improving services. This is the perfect opportunity to consolidate your ideas and return to your role with an implementable and practical strategy to overcome your challenges. Take one day out to benefit from valuable, inspiring and thought provoking presentations and interactive discussions. 

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Enhance your Acute Oncology Service Delivery
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you continually striving to develop your acute oncology service and improve your patient pathways? If yes, then this online forum is for you. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Implementing the latest developments in acute oncology
  • Establishing an acute oncology assessment unit to deliver SDEC
  • Achieving appropriate and effective pathways for your patients
  • Meeting guidance by establishing your seven-day-a-week service
  • Navigating challenging complications in your telephone triages
  • Developing the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) in your team
  • Improving management of patients living longer with comorbidities
  • Integrating an acute oncology pharmacist into your multidisciplinary team

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
Registration, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Liz Gifford, Acute Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Oncology Assessment Unit, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
National update
Latest developments in acute oncology: exploring the benefit to your service
  • How the Acute Oncology UK Society and UKONS can effectively support you in your role
  • Understanding the function of data sets for your service: what will be the impact?
  • New training and guidelines investigated: Registrar training and implementation of the long term plan
Mark Foulkes, UKONS President, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse and Nurse Consultant, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Delivering Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)
Case study: Establishing an acute oncology assessment unit to deliver SDEC
  • Practicalities of setting up an assessment unit: finding solutions to the common challenges
  • Adjusting the principles of SDEC to work for your team and your goals
  • Assessing the impact and next steps for developing SDEC provision
Liz Feather, Staff Nurse, Oncology Assessment Unit and Kathryn Shaw, Haematology and Oncology Ward Manager, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Delivering appropriate and effective pathways for your patients
  • How do you assess and triage your acute oncology emergencies?
  • Share your experience of different pathways through SDEC, MAU and A&E
  • Which pathway works best with your service and how will you develop it further?
Screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Delivering appropriate and effective pathways for your patients
Enhancing your telephone triage
Managing patients with challenging complications in your telephone triage
  • Understand the UKONS risk assessment tool: optimising the tool to enhance competency in your service
  • Best practice approaches to assess, identify and triage common complex side effects and toxicities
  • Case studies: working through difficult scenarios to identify how best to assess your patients
Joanne Thomas, Triage Ward Manager, Oncology and Haematology Triage Assessment Area, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Benchmark your approach to pre-diagnostic work ups
  • How have you established pre-diagnostic responsibilities?
  • What approach do you take to your work ups?
  • How effective is your current work up process, for you and your service? And what would you change?
Lunch break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Benchmark your approach to pre-diagnostic work ups
Developing your seven day service
Case study: Setting up and establishing your seven-day-a-week service
  • Achieving the national initiative and benefiting from the opportunities: from planning to implementation
  • Building your team and working collaboratively across your MDT
  • Measuring patient outcomes: smoother pathways, reduced length of stay and quicker access to specialists
Naomi Clatworthy, Acute Oncology Nurse Consultant and UKONS Board Member, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Improving management of patients living longer with comorbidities
  • How have you been managing your patients living longer on new treatments?
  • How do you approach your patients with complex comorbidities?
  • Share your experiences of palliative care within acute oncology
Screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Improving management of patients living longer with comorbidities
Developing the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in acute oncology
  • How ACPs can fit within your acute oncology team and how they have augmented service provision
  • Understanding the day-to-day role of ACPs and the impact on your patients’ outcomes
  • Case study insight: from implementation to progression of ACPs within acute oncology
Mike Varey, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, The Clatterbridge Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Your confirmed speakers to date:

Job Title:
Acute Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Oncology Assessment Unit
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
UKONS President, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse and Nurse Consultant
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Mark Foulkes has been in post as Nurse Consultant and Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust since 2007.

He has continued to work clinically on the Acute Oncology Team throughout the COVID-19 pandemic In 2016 received a ‘Pride of Reading’ Award for his work with cancer patients.

Mark has presented widely on a range of subjects, has edited two text books on oncology nursing  and has a particular interest in nurse-led services, innovative approaches to cancer care delivery and the political backdrop to cancer services. In 2018 he was voted onto the board of the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) where he leads for nurse education. He is currently the President Elect of UKONS becoming President in November 2021.

Job Title:
Staff Nurse, Oncology Assessment Unit
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Liz qualified in 2013 from the university of Nottingham with a degree in nursing. She started her career spending 4 years in Stroke and discovered a real passion for cancer care. Liz started working on the inpatient cancer unit at Lincoln County Hospital in 2017 where she immediately felt that this is where she wanted to spend her career.

Liz soon became Chemotherapy trained and spent some time as a deputy ward manger. The Oncology Assessment Unit at Lincoln County Hospital opened in 2019 and she began working within the unit in 2021 following maternity leave. Liz most enjoys the autonomy of the unit and working closely alongside the multi-disciplinary and patients. She enjoys being innovative and working on projects. Liz is currently involved in a standardised New Patient Talk that will be used pan trust which will bring their knowledge in line with best practice. In the future, her goals are to be more involved in AOS and she would love to be an ACP within oncology/Haematology. 

Job Title:
Haematology and Oncology Ward Manager
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Job Title:
Acute Oncology Nurse Consultant, UKONS Board Member and UKAOS Board Member
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Naomi currently works as an Acute Oncology Nurse Consultant at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. Naomi has worked within a variety of ward and outpatient cancer care settings during her nursing career. She moved to North Devon in 2015 to support the establishment of the Acute Oncology Service within the acute trust. This nurse led service now runs over 7 days and has been nationally recognised for its innovative nurse led approach. Naomi is a UKONS and UKAOS board member and is the board lead for the AOS MIG, she is also a Specialist Advisor for the CQC. Raising the profile of Acute Oncology is a real passion for Naomi, she is also focused on the development of advanced practice within nursing roles recognising how they enhance the quality of the service provided.

Job Title:
Triage Ward Manager, Oncology and Haematology Triage Assessment Area
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
The Clatterbridge Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Full list of price options

  • £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 online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals working in acute oncology. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Consultants and Advanced Clinical Practitioners
    • Sisters and Matrons
    • Team Leads and Managers
    • Clinical Leads and Consultants

    Past attendees

    If you choose to attend you will be in good company with over 500 NHS professionals choosing to attend our online oncology events in the past 2 years. Our focussed online forums have received excellent feedback – but don’t take our word for it!

    “It was brilliant, really informative and I’ve left feeling positive and motivated to take new ideas back to the team”

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

    “Really useful information shared. It was nice to share with other colleges and learn from their experiences”

    Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    “Excellent opportunity for nurses to join and improve knowledge”

    The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

    “Lots of information to take on board and discuss in-house with my local team of ideas on how to triage and assess patients better and ensure pathways are correct”

    Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

    “I found it very friendly, and very informative. it was nice to talk to other areas, in small groups, before the presentation started, and learn a bit about how other areas’ processes are for triage and assessment of their patients”

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    “The entire session was very well presented and it will really help with my practice!”

    Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

    “Informative, friendly and highly appropriate content. Really exciting day as it felt like networking and being present at a physical conference, so thank you for making it so warm and welcoming”

    Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

    “It was an excellent conference with really interesting sessions. I felt that the virtual aspect went well with support being readily available and helpful”

    Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

    View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

    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