Wed 9 Nov 2022 09:00-16:00
Online Conference

This online insightful, accessible and informative networking course will bridge the gaps within the AO field and enable you to benchmark your service with others from across the country. Take one day out to discover the latest developments and collaborative working within teams and personnel. Presenting a wealth of experience within acute oncology, this is your opportunity to share developments and support each other.

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Progressing your Acute Oncology Service
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 will support you. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Incorporating national data sets and audits in your service development plans
  • Delivering Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) to enhance patient outcomes
  • Navigating staffing challenges and increases in workload
  • Developing effective and collaborative seven day working
  • Meeting the demand of increased patient numbers within your service
  • Integrating MUO/CUP into acute oncology to bridge the gap in care
  • Enhancing the role of Clinical Nurse Specialists in your AOS
  • Determining how to integrate acute medicine into your acute oncology team
  • Building effective education and competency pathways to improve service delivery and development

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 breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Emma Earnshaw, Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner/NMP, Acute Oncology/SACT Trust Lead, Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust and UKONS AO MIG Chair
Assessing the national perspective
Understanding the role of national KPI data sets and audits on your service development
  • Engaging with national data gathering: what is the impact on acute oncology services (AOS)?
  • Evaluating your service using the Acute Oncology Dataset
  • Overcoming the common challenges for AO teams when collecting data
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 meet your goals
  • Assessing the impact and next steps for the future of developing SDEC provision
Ali Hodge, Acute Oncology and Immunotherapy Advanced Clinical Practitioner, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Sponsored presentation opportunity
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Overcoming staffing and workload challenges
  • What staffing challenges are you currently facing within your service?
  • How are you working to overcome these challenges?
  • What increase in workload have you seen?
  • How are you implementing changes in your service to meet the demand?
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Feedback from interactive discussion: Overcoming staffing and workload challenges
Developing your seven day service
Case study: Setting up and establishing your seven day 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
Eden Attree, Acute Haematology/Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Effectively navigating the increase in patient numbers
  • How have you seen your patient numbers increase and why?
  • How are you managing the increase in patient numbers within your service?
  • What plans have you or are you putting in place to meet patients’ care needs?
Lunch break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Effectively navigating the increase in patient numbers
Achieving enhanced MUO/CUP outcomes
Case study: Integrating MUO/CUP within the Acute Oncology service
  • Incorporating MUO/CUP into acute oncology and bridging the gap: the benefit of combining the services
  • Navigating pre-diagnostic management of new diagnoses in your acute oncology service
  • Assessing the impact of timely specialist input from AOS on patient outcomes
Dr Sonali Dasgupta, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre University NHS Trust
Case study: Benchmarking the role of Clinical Nurse Specialists in your Acute Oncology Service
  • Delivering timely MUO work ups within emergency and hospital settings
  • The role of your CNS in achieving effective admission avoidance
  • Providing valuable MDT and oncological emergency education and advice
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Determining the future integration of AOS with acute medicine
  • How do you currently liaise with acute medicine to enhance your service?
  • What do you think would enable collaborative working with the acute medicine team? What would be the outcomes?
  • What next steps would you like to make in order to integrate acute medicine into your AOS?
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Feedback from interactive discussion: Determining the future integration of AOS with acute medicine
Improving education and competencies
Education for Acute Oncology Services: where are we now?
  • Understanding the current UKONS competencies
  • Overview of the Aspirant Cancer Career and Education Development programme (ASCEND)
  • Explore the current training opportunities for AOS nurses
Myer Lawrence, Lead Nurse, Acute Oncology Service, East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Call for speakers

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 Hope Frost, or call Hope on 01732 897788.

Your confirmed speaker line up to-date:

Job Title:
Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner/NMP, Acute Oncology/SACT Trust Lead, and UKONS AO MIG Chair
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust

Job Title:
Acute Oncology and Immunotherapy Advanced Clinical Practitioner
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Ali Hodge is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Acute Oncology and Immunotherapy at University Hospitals Sussex. Her role was the first in Acute Oncology and Immunotherapy at University Hospitals Sussex. Her role was created to help develop the acute oncology service, along with the development of an immunotherapy toxicity service and acute oncology assessment unit. The role is varied including patient assessment and management (both inpatients and outpatients), supporting the assessment of Cancer patients in the ambulatory setting and Emergency departments. Supporting the SACT nurses on the telephone triage line, and developing the nurses working areas where cancer patients are managed. 

Ali qualified from Brighton University with a BSc (Hons) European Nursing Studies. It was during her studies that her passion and commitment to cancer care was developed. Ali has 23 years’ experience in cancer care and is an active member of both UKONS and EONS. Her career has included being a matron, lecturer-practitioner and advanced nurse practitioner. 

Ali has presented both nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects, including acute oncology, immunotherapy and career development within this emerging field of nursing. Ali has worked on a number of local and national documents to ensure equality in the provision of support for patient with side effects of their cancer treatment.

Ali’s main area of interest is medical and clinical oncology with a specific interest in the care of patient with side effects from cancer treatment. Ali is passionate about cancer nursing with a focus on advanced practice within cancer nursing. 

Job Title:
Acute Haematology/Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Eden currently works as an Acute Haemato-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. They are a small service devised of 5 CNS’ and an Associate Specialist. Eden has worked in Haematology/Oncology for the last 4 years, becoming a CNS in the last year, and couldn’t imagine doing anything else; although she does do a bit of dog grooming on the side! Eden is also currently undertaking her training to become an ANP in Acute Haemato-Oncology.

Job Title:
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre University NHS Trust

Job Title:
Lead Nurse, Acute Oncology Service
East Suffolk and North Essex 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
  • £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.

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals working in acute oncology. Attendees to our ‘Enhancing your Acute Oncology Service Delivery’ online event in May 2022 included:

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

Past attendee feedback

This online course follows our hugely successful ‘Enhancing your Acute Oncology Service’ networking event which took place as an online and interactive course in May 2022. Take a look at what attendees said about the day:

“So helpful to be able to discuss the speciality of AO and how different it looks in different hospitals and trusts”

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

“Very informative, interesting and engaging” United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

"All the presentations were very good. It shows how working collaboratively can achieve great things.”

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

“Very well put together and managed well between speakers and participants engagement”

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

“The breakout rooms worked really well. It was good to network and be in rooms with others at different times”

Dartford and Gravesham NHS 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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