Online Workshop

*** Black Friday Deal *** Book your full price NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 8th December and get one third off! 

Be inspired to combine expertise in both chronic heart failure and pulmonary rehabilitation to deliver an effective, symptom led service in line with the NHS Long Term Plan. Your workshop leader, Nikki Gardiner, will share her first-hand experience and lessons learnt from building a well-established and successful breathlessness service. You will leave this interactive course equipped with the unique insight of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and a head start in providing your patients with breathlessness care and treatment to improve the rehabilitation pathway and keep patients closer to home.

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Setting up your Breathlessness Rehab Service
Online 5 hours From £266+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Expand your cardiology and respiratory service provisions by learning how to build and operate your breathlessness rehabilitation service. This workshop will explore how you can:

  • Deliver a new service that meets the needs of your population
  • Develop Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) to support development of the service
  • Achieve an integrated approach to respiratory care to share expertise across specialities
  • Create a multi-disciplinary team that reduces admissions and helps people to stay at home
  • Collaboration across cardiac and pulmonary teams to drive forward best practice in both clinical specialities
  • Integrate joint cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programmes for breathlessness
  • Promote the role of supported self-care and patient education
  • Monitor and signpost patients for effective mental health support
  • Build a multi-professional, scalable service to provide comprehensive rehabilitation care

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online workshop remotely

With an enhanced emphasis on networking, interactive discussion and idea sharing, this workshop will provide you with all the elements you need to deliver change through:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with the confidence to make changes

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke workshop to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Registration, technical support and networking opportunity
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Achieve the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP)
Developing a breathlessness pathway to meet the NHS LTP objectives
  • Investigating NHS initiatives to improve patient uptake for breathlessness rehabilitation (the evidence behind cardiac and rehab, heart failure)
  • Meeting the community’s needs, increasing admissions and improving the quality of life
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehab collaboration to deliver an expanded care package
Questions and answers with Nikki Gardiner
Screen break
Creating a service that meets population needs, promotes and supports self-care in practice
  • Looking at our own population: looking at data and individual demands on your service
  • Where do you deliver rehab? Looking at your workforce, who is in your team?
  • Clinical expertise: maximising skills and expertise in your service
Seeking help and advice to build your business case
  • Getting the right people around the table: who can you get help from?
  • How do you get your ICB leads in cardiac and respiratory?
  • Collecting data: demonstrating financial benefits outcomes to obtain funding and prove your service
Questions and answers with Nikki Gardiner
Lunch time screen break
Evidence based business planning
Creating individual Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for your service
  • Time out period: understanding processes services and shared experience of each other
  • Understanding our referrals, process mapping and paperwork: recognising similarities and differences
  • Demonstrating the benefits: maintaining skills within your skills speciality and gaining new ones
Questions and answers with Nikki Gardiner
Screen break
Demonstrating the benefits
Evidenced outcomes for patients: how much has changed for us?
  • Improved mood measures and the GAD 7 PHQ9: monitoring for mental health
  • Increased access and reduced waiting times: easing the pathway through your rehab service
  • Refining best practice across both disciplines: learning from each other and creating improvement plans
Questions and answers with Nikki Gardiner
Learning summary: What will you take back to your service?
Close of workshop

Share in first-hand experience

A unique forum packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice from:

Job Title:
Clinical Lead for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation/COPD and Home Oxygen Service
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Nikki currently works as a Clinical Lead for Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation/COPD and Home Oxygen Service within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. 

Nikki has been qualified as registered nurse since 1990. Her specialisms have been mainly within the field of cardiac nursing. For the last 31 years, this has included working within Cardiology, Coronary Care Unit, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation departments. 

The last 16 years have mainly been spent working within the field of Cardiac Rehabilitation within Leicester. She recently gained an MSc in Advanced Health & Professional Practice at De Montfort University. She is also involved with many aspects of research, from design to delivery and evaluation. 

As part of a specialist nursing position, Nikki is involved in shaping the delivery of rehabilitation which includes the development of the South Asian service, the Breathlessness rehabilitation programme and web-based rehabilitation programmes such as Activate Your Heart ®and SPACE for COPD®. More recently she has been involved with the development of a local Covid Rehabilitation pathway and service which involves leading on an exercise and education and web-based programme as well as working within the long covid clinic. Nikki was on the core team in developing the Your Covid Recovery websites and has been working in collaboration with NHS-E on the Your Covid Recovery web based platforms. She has been instrumental in supporting teams both locally and across England.

Pricing Structure

  • *** Black Friday Deal *** £266 + VAT until Friday 8th December
  • £399 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place

You or a colleague can claim the £299+ VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up and coming events.

This course is available for in-house training 

Available as a bespoke workshop to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

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

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

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 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 with breathlessness:

  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Leads
  • Respiratory Nurse Specialists, Physiotherapists, Support Nurses and Physiologists
  • Community Cardiology and Respiratory Nurses
  • Cardiology Nurses and Heart Failure Nursing Services
  • Transformation Leads
  • Palliative Care Consultants and Nurse Specialists
  • Stroke Support Services and Recovery Groups

Past attendee feedback

Following on from our well attended, ‘Best Practice for Non-Invasive Ventilation’ which took place online in June 2021, was described as ‘excellent’ and ‘a great way of sharing best practice’ but don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training:

"Really enjoyed this study day, I think the entire faculty team have done a great job of ensuring this was interactive and informative!"

Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“Really lovely interact way to meet other clinical staff in respiratory and to share ideas and how we can develop our services!”

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

"A really varied topic base. I was a speaker and enjoyed all aspects of the day!"

Leeds Clinical Care Commissioning Group

“Informative and educational across a wide range of experiences”

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“It was really helpful to discuss how colleagues from across the country have worked during Covid, particularly in relation to NIV”

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

"Excellent networking learning"

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Very organised"

Royal Devon University Healthcare 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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