Online Forum

This interactive forum is designed for paediatric oncology NHS professionals working within the community and shared care units, striving to enhance service delivery and achieve better-quality care. Hear from centres of excellence engaging with a range of holistic approaches, from implementing the latest treatments, to managing palliative care patients, and developing communication with outreach teams. Come together for an opportunity to network, learn from other services and benchmark best practice. 

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Paediatric Oncology Care Closer to Home
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

By considering holistic approaches to care and discovering a wealth knowledge you will leave this forum ready to develop your paediatric oncology service delivery. Join this NHS study day to explore:

  • Implementing national policy developments and most recent guidelines
  • Exploring progress in medical treatments and what that means for your team
  • Enhancing collaborative working by utilising available support avenues
  • Developing your management of palliative and end of life care
  • Building better quality communication between acute and community based care
  • Implementing best practice for supporting your patients with their mental health

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

Take away strategies to develop your 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 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 breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Dr Jay Halbert, Consultant Paediatrician with a Special Interest in Paediatric Oncology, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, National Chair of the Children’s Cancer Leukaemia Group (CCLG)
National updates on policy
Latest developments and updates on commission specifications, audits and guidelines
  • Understanding and applying the NHS Service Specification into your shared care unit
  • Achieving and maintaining the latest standards of care for paediatric oncology in your unit
  • Utilising available audits and guidelines to enhance delivery of specialised care.
Dr Toyin Lythe, Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Lead, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Developments in medical treatments
‘AllTogether-1’ - Where we are today and setting up of shared care to enable closer to home treatment: Challenges and wins
  • Latest trial developments and updates
  • Measuring the impact and outcomes of treatment on patients
  • Exploring how to become a prescribing centre of the treatment
Vanessa McLelland, Lead Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Pharmacist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Managing the demands of an increasing workload
  • Is your service experiencing an increasing demand in workload? If so, how are you managing this?
  • How do you maintain effective communication with your colleagues?
  • What approaches could your unit take to work more cohesively?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: Managing the demands of an increasing workload
Developing future planning and support
Improving your management of palliative care patients
  • Enhancing your service delivery for palliative care and end of life patients
  • Utilising specifications and guidelines in your service delivery
  • Exploring the importance of providing patient-centred care and managing family needs
Dr Susie Holt, Palliative Care Consultant, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Question and answer with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Widening the support net for delivering care
  • Which support networks does your service work with?
  • What benefits do these services offer your unit?
  • How do these support services improve quality of care for patients and their families?
Lunch break
Interactive discussion feedback: Widening the support net for delivering care
Future Planning
Case Study: Exploring child-centred future planning options
  • Exploring the role of the hospice and how they can support your unit
  • Providing holistic care: widening the team of healthcare professionals available
  • Enhancing your quality of communication and support for families
Lynn Piatczanyn, Homecare Nurse Coordinator, Hope House Children's Hospice
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: How to improve support for young people and their families
  • How does your service support families through their child’s treatment?
  • In which ways could your service develop communication with families?
  • Does your service offer any psychological support to the ill child and/ or their families? If so, how?
Screen Break
Interactive discussion feedback: How to improve support for young people and their families
Community outreach service delivery
Enhancing your Paediatric Outreach Nursing Team (PONT)
  • Devising protocol between acute, community-based providers, and primary care
  • Building cohesive working between acute setting and community based health care professionals to ensure continuity of care
  • Case Study: Demonstrating the benefits of a robust community care team
Sarah Fay, Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse Specialist, NHS Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Your confirmed speakers:

Job Title:
Consultant Paediatrician with a Special Interest in Paediatric Oncology and National Chair
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and Children’s Cancer Leukaemia Group (CCLG)

Job Title:
Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Lead
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Lead Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Pharmacist
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Palliative Care Consultant
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Homecare Nurse Coordinator
Hope House Children's Hospice

Job Title:
Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse Specialist
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

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: 

Advancing Mental Health Care in Acute Paediatrics or Improving Paediatric Palliative and End of Life Care.

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.

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Expected attendees

Ideal for paediatric oncology NHS professionals working in care closer to home. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Children and Young People Oncology Nurse Specialists
  • Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Childrens Community Nurses
  • Children's Community Sister and Oncology Leads
  • Haematology and Oncology Fellows
  • Staff Nurses
  • Senior Research Nurses
  • Consultants
  • Deputy Managers
  • Ward Mangers

Past attendee feedback

This conference continues on from the success of our previous online forum ‘Progressing you Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit’ in September 2020. See what the attendees enjoyed about our training:

‘Excellent way of running a conference. Enjoyed the breakout rooms and meeting others and sharing ideas and ways of working’

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

‘The case studies and working practices of POSCU really helpful and informative.’

Hope House Children's Hospice

‘Very useful. Got to know about other unit practice, giving different ideas for improvement’

Luton & Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust

'‘Excellent, well-organised. Quality of speakers high’

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

‘Excellent agenda covering many angles of the POSCU experience. Enjoyable and enlightening’

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

‘The content is very beneficial and I will be able to utilise in my practice’

Lewisham & Greenwich 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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