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

Created for NHS neonatal professionals: find out how to successfully implement a neonatal home phototherapy service. Take this opportunity 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.

Establishing and Supporting Neonatal Home Phototherapy brochure; save, print or share with your colleagues.

You may also be interested in Setting Up your Neonatal Outreach Service taking place online on Wednesday 15th December 2021 or Delivering Neonatal IV Antibiotics in the Community taking place on 22nd February 2022.

Establishing and Supporting Neonatal Home Phototherapy
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Not only will this forum provide practical advice and an excellent understanding of how to set up your home phototherapy service, it is also a great opportunity to network with the other attendees and share service improvement ideas. Take away key content 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

Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice on how to develop and run a neonatal home phototherapy service. 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 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
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Led by Sarah Moxon, Senior Matron, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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
Questions, answers and discussion
Screen break
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
Questions, answers and discussion
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.
Lunch break
Feedback on the discussion: How to write home phototherapy guidelines and improving compliance
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
Questions, answers and discussion
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.
Screen break
Feedback on the discussion: Sharing your approaches to MDT working
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
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
Questions, answers and discussion
Closing remarks and close of day

Share in first-hand experience

Hear case study presentations from experienced workshop leaders who have successfully implemented a neonatal home phototherapy service:

Job Title:
Senior Matron
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Pricing structure

  • £299 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £249 + 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 £249 + 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.

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, 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 workshop 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 workshop.

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 workshop 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 workshop 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 main room for the start of the workshop, 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.

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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 day is a must attend NHS workshop for those working in neonatal and maternity services across the NHS. As a guide, when held in 2020 and again online in 2021, this forum was attended by the following job titles:

  • Neonatal Outreach Sister, Neonatal Outreach Co-ordinator and Lead Nurse
  • Community Specialist Nurse and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Consultant Neonatologist and Consultant Paediatrician

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, 2021

"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, 2021

"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, 2021

"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, 2021

"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, 2020

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

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2020

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