Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Following 3 years of online training, join us in 2024, in London for an inspiring, in-person conference and discover the next steps for your OPAT and IV Therapy service. Utilise this exciting opportunity to equip yourself with evidence-based knowledge for establishing patient self-sufficiency and evaluate your approaches to vascular access in the development of your service. Packed full of expert presentations, case study sharing and unique networking, this NHS event will enable you to benchmark and plan for the future with like-minded colleagues from across the country. 

Progressing your OPAT and IV Therapy Service, London 2024
London 5 hours £99+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Meet with your fellow professionals face-to-face and deep dive into your OPAT service development journey by:

  • Determining practical steps for implementing patient self-administration
  • Mastering how to incorporate 24-hour infusions in your service
  • Taking away insights from established and new OPAT services
  • Assessing best practice approaches to executing vascular access in your organisation
  • Benchmarking your delivery of lines through case study investigations
  • Sharing your best practice approaches and learning from inspiring innovations from others
  • Understanding effective governance and compliance and what it means for your team

Invitation to sponsor

SBK Healthcare National Conferences are designed to enable OPAT and IV Therapy providers to support healthcare professionals. 

If you would like to sponsor this forum, please email Sarah Kemm or call Sarah on 01732 897788 to find out about all the engagement and branding opportunities available in the full sponsorship package.

Registration and networking
Introduction and chair’s opening remarks
Achieving self-sufficiency
Transitioning to a model of patient self-administration
  • Practical steps towards implementing self-administration: challenges and benefits
  • Refining your patient criteria to boost service efficiency and accessibility
  • Confidence in training: your guide to addressing and overcoming staff anxieties
Elastomeric pumps: how to execute a 24-hour infusion
  • Shadowing an expert: a case study masterclass on successfully incorporating 24-hour infusions by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Delivery and guidance: how to overcome logistical concerns to minimise service disruptions
  • Examining the role of safety in performing 24-hour infusion to reduce patient complications
Questions and answers with your speakers
Sponsored presentation opportunity
If you are an OPAT provider and would like to be part of this day, and present to this audience, please contact for further information.
Networking break and opportunity to meet the sponsors
Established vs. new services
Interactive discussion: Insights from the OPAT community: the journey to a thriving service
  • Share your OPAT journey, what was your service like at the beginning in comparison to where you are now?
  • What challenges would you highlight to a new OPAT service? How did you overcome them and what advice would you give your past self to avoid the pitfalls?
  • What are the next steps for your organisation and how are you going to support your team to achieve this future?
Interactive discussion feedback: Insights from the OPAT community: the journey to a thriving service
Vascular access
Vascular access in the community: a ‘how to’ guide on the best approaches
  • Practical steps to setting up and elevating vascular access in your organisation
  • Supporting your journey: the obstacles and achievements of implementation
  • Investigating the funding avenues for training whilst reducing cost expenditure
  • Sharing the data: assessing equipment quality, pricing and accessibility
Sponsored presentation opportunity
If you are an OPAT provider and would like to be part of this day, and present to this audience, please contact for further information.
Networking lunch and opportunity to meet the sponsors
Collabrating with A&E: Overcoming the challenges of vascular access
  • Role of A&E: what does vascular access at the front door look like for OPAT?
  • Evaluating the referral system between OPAT and A&E to mitigate delays in patient transfer
  • Case study: exploring alternative solutions, like complex orals, to avoid the complications of vascular access
Questions and answers with the speakers
Benchmarking your service
Deep dive into delivering lines in a community setting
  • Comparing lines: a case study investigation into your respective lines and their capabilities
  • Where to access effective training to increase patient service satisfaction rate
  • Examining the cost implications: identifying how to reduce cost expenditure of your service
Questions and answers with your speakers
Networking break and opportunity to meet the sponsors
Interactive discussion: Sharing best practice: Exploring alternative options
  • Share your current line and therapeutic agent choices? how did you go about deciding on your route of delivering intravenous access?
  • Have you had any challenges regarding funding, training or line selection in your service? If so, what steps have you taken to overcome them?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Sharing best practice: Exploring alternative options
Best practice governance and compliance in OPAT
  • Identifying and adhering to the required governance for running a vascular access service
  • Navigating the impact of changes in lines on the role of governance to reduce readmission rates
  • ‘How to’ guide: setting up effective procedures and systems when implementing new service functions, such as blood transfusions
Questions and answers
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 conference, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the conference producer Victoria Batchelor or call Victoria on 01732 897788.

Pricing structure

  • £99 + VAT for NHS or public sector professionals

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

Venue details

Venue name: Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Address: Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT

Tel: 0871 942 9222


Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury is situated near Russell Square Tube station on the Piccadilly Line, and is close to major transport hubs such as Kings Cross St Pancras station and Euston station, both of which are less than a mile away and reachable in five minutes by bus or taxi. You can also drive to Heathrow Airport (LHR) in 40 minutes.

Directions: Click here to plan your journey using Google Maps

Accommodation suggestions: You can book your bedroom directly with the hotel using the above contact details (SBK Healthcare does not facilitate accommodation bookings). The venue is centrally located and there are a number of alternative places to stay. Availability for alternative accommodation can be identified by searching online, for example or and inputting the address and date of your visit.

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 

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 conference is ideal for healthcare professionals wanting to progress their OPAT service to the next level. Join us in London in 2024 to network with like-minded colleagues including, but not limited to:

  • OPAT and IV Team Clinical Leads and Service Managers
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advance Nurse Practitioners
  • OPAT and IV Therapy Sisters, Matrons and Nurses
  • Consultants and Consultant Microbiologists
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Leads

Past attendee feedback

Join us in person in 2024 to elevate your service and learn from like-minded professionals. Since 2020, we having been delivering successful OPAT and IV Therapy events online and have received excellent feedback but don’t take our word for it, take a look at how other attendees have described our events:

“Really informative, interesting to hear how other areas work.”

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, OPAT & IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023

“Very well organised, excellent and informative content.”

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust OPAT & IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023

“Good to listen to different services experience, everyone at different stages and using different models for various reasons, great to understand these.”

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, OPAT & IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023

“Very well organised. Topics are current and love the networking."

King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, OPAT & IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023

“Very informative and recommended for OPAT and vascular access teams.”

Barts Health NHS Trust, OPAT & IV National Networking Forum, May 2022

"Well organised, varied and interesting. Lots of things to take back to our team.”

The Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Gurnsey, OPAT & IV National Networking Forum, May 2022

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing forums offer dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be full immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Sarah Kemm 

Contact: 01732 897788