Wed 9 Mar 2022 09:00-15:30
Online Workshop

This online workshop has now taken place. Created for NHS neonatal professionals to find out how to successfully implement a neonatal home phototherapy service. The opportunity was taken to discover how to develop your trust guideline, build your service and improve your multi-disciplinary working in order to get neonatal babies home sooner.

If you would like to attend a future event on this topic, please email our Customer Service Team or telephone 01732 897788. They will be happy to assist you.

Establishing and Supporting Neonatal Home Phototherapy
5 hours Past workshop

5 hours Continuing Professional Development

Not only did this forum provide practical advice and an excellent understanding of how to set up your home phototherapy service, it also was a great opportunity to network with the other attendees and share service improvement ideas. Key content focused on:

  • Developing home phototherapy guidelines: treatment efficacy, side affects and criteria for home phototherapy
  • Audit of current practice and parent satisfaction survey: insight into a detailed assessment of home phototherapy
  • Home phototherapy challenges and opportunities: developing a 7 day service and managing phototherapy in the community
  • Effective MDT and collaborative working to manage phototherapy in the home setting and deliver the correct documentation
  • Supporting family integrated care: delivering the right training and safety measures for parents

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus attendees benefited 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 workshop with your leaders
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box to share content in the main workshop
9:30
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Led by Roelle Tucker, Lead Nurse, Neonatal Community Outreach Team, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
9:40
A brief history of phototherapy and the development of home phototherapy guidelines
  • Treatment efficacy and the dose-response relationship of phototherapy
  • Trials and reports on home phototherapy treatment of neonatal jaundice
  • Common side effects of phototherapy: adverse study events
  • Criteria for home phototherapy: basic diagnostic, preconditions and parental requirements
Dr Richard Mupanemunda, Consultant in Neonatal Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
10:30
Questions, answers and discussion
10:40
Screen break
10:50
Home phototherapy: audit of current practice and assessment of family feedback
  • Background, objective and method: reducing hospitalisation
  • Results before, during and after phototherapy: questionnaire responses
  • Conclusions and summary: impact on admissions, babies and their families
Dr Richard Mupanemunda, Consultant in Neonatal Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
11:40
Questions, answers and discussion
11:50
Interactive discussion: What would be the main challenge for you setting up home phototherapy service
  • Is there sufficient buy-in from the paediatric and midwifery service?
  • How do you envisage using your home photo therapy services?
  • What are the implications of your staff provision on the running of your phototherapy service?
  • How will you obtain blood specimens and get the results? Do you anticipate any difficulties?
In small groups, you will be placed into a breakout room to discuss this important topic with your fellow attendees.
12:20
Lunch break
1:00
Feedback on the discussion: How to write home phototherapy guidelines and improving compliance
1:10
Home phototherapy challenges and opportunities: experience shared
  • What have we done so far? Equipment used and challenges overcome
  • Introduction of a 7 day service and the impact of Coronavirus
  • Managing phototherapy in the community: communication and feedback forms
Roelle Tucker, Lead Nurse, Neonatal Community Outreach Team, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
1:30
Questions, answers and discussion
1:40
Interactive discussion: Sharing your approaches to MDT working
  • What are your challenges in getting information out to the MDT?
  • How do you go about liaising with parents and community midwives?
In small groups, you will be placed into a breakout room to discuss this important topic with your fellow attendees.
2:10
Screen break
2:20
Feedback on the discussion: Sharing your approaches to MDT working
2:30
Improving collaboration: working with your MDT to promote home phototherapy
  • Who needs to know about home phototherapy? Collaborating with the neonatal team
  • Managing your workforce to ensure daily home visitations: managing phototherapy in the home setting
  • Documentation and examples of paperwork
Roelle Tucker, Lead Nurse, Neonatal Community Outreach Team, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
2:50
Promoting Family Integrated Care: supporting the right training and safety measures for parents
  • Supporting the right training and building confidence with parents
  • Key priorities for phototherapy training
  • Keeping parent and baby together: collaborative working, safety at home and parental mental health services
Sarah Moxon, Senior Matron, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
3:20
Questions, answers and discussion
3:30
Closing remarks and close of day

Share in first-hand experience

An expert panel of speakers who shared their insights:


Job Title:
Senior Matron
Organisation
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Biography

Since starting work in 1993 I have always worked with families and children. Prior to nursing I worked part-time in a family centre in inner city Birmingham, lasting 23 years. It was a pleasure. I only left because I couldn’t fit it in with the matron post. The other half of my time was spent working in an infant school in the reception class. 

I decided to retrain as a children’s nurse in 2002 and ever since qualifying in 2005 I have worked on the neonatal unit. This is my passion. I started working in special care, progressing to intensive care. 

In 2011 I set up from scratch the neonatal community outreach team (NCOT) for Heartlands and Goodhope hospital, now known as UHB. This was a wonderful experience working alongside babies and their families. 

After a secondment and In 2018, I became the matron for the neonatal service at UHB covering both a 32 bedded unit and a 12 bedded unit. This includes a 7 bedded transitional care and an NCOT service that is now covering 3 sites, and is thriving.


Job Title:
Consultant in Neonatology
Organisation
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Biography

Richard studied medicine at the University of Southampton before embarking on his training in paediatrics in England, Wales, Scotland and Canada before returning to the Hammersmith Hospital in London and finally settling in Birmingham. Richard has wide interests in neonatal medicine, medical education, healthcare ethics and law and has authored a best-selling neonatal textbook.
 
Richard has long been interested in supporting the early discharge of infants from hospital care into the community which naturally led to developing the Home Phototherapy Programme in Birmingham. This has proved a great success with both parents and staff and is set to become a normal pathway for managing jaundice in otherwise well near-term new-borns in the two major neonatal intensive care units in Birmingham.


Job Title:
Lead Nurse, Neonatal Community Outreach Team
Organisation
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Biography

Roelle trained at Birmingham city university and qualified as an adult nurse in 2012. She commenced her first nursing post as a staff nurse in acute adult medicine until she moved to neonatal care in 2014. 

Roelle went back to university in 2017 to study neonatal intensive care and on commencement took a band 6 post as neonatal outreach sister. 

After working a split role across the neonatal unit and community and gaining experience for a further for 3 years, in February 2021 Roelle commenced a secondment at University hospitals Birmingham within neonatal care as the lead nurse for the neonatal community outreach team and inpatient transitional care unit which is the current role that she is in.

Past attendee feedback

Previously held in 2020 and again online on 17th September 2021, don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy this training:

"Excellent information given by speakers and information shared between staff in different trusts"

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

"This study day has been very informative and has given ideas of how we can proceed in the process of aiming to commence phototherapy in the home"

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

"It has been interesting to hear how the team service development has evolved and the challenges encounter and how these have been overcome. "

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

"This was the first online study day I have attended. Once I was used to how it worked, I felt it worked really well. I would definitely do this again."

University of Plymouth NHS Trust

"Great insight on how to set up home phototherapy. It has given me a lot to think about as to how to set it up!"

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

"Very informative and great speakers – able to explain on all levels"

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Who came?

The following is an insight into the job titles and organisations who came to the Establishing and Supporting Neonatal Home Phototherapy workshop when it was held on Wednesday 9th March 2022:

Job titles: 

  • Lead Nurse 
  • Practice Development Nurse 
  • Neonatal Midwife 
  • MFT 
  • Neonatal Outreach Junior Sister 
  • Team Lead Virtual Ward Liaison & Out Reach Team 
  • Trainee ACP 
  • Staff Midwife 
  • Neonatal Community Team Leader 
  • Neonatal Sister for Outreach & TCW 
  • Consultant Neonatologist 
  • Neonatal Community Outreach Team Nurse 
  • Neonatal Matron 
  • Senior Neonatal Home Care Nurse

Organisations: 

  • Barnsley District General Hospital 
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Liverpool Women's Hospital 
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 
  • NHS Lanarkshire 
  • NHS Lothian 
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust