Wed 15 Dec 2021 09:00-15:30
Online Conference

Are you a neonatal nurse looking to set up or develop your outreach team? If yes, then book your place to network, share experiences and take away new, implementable plans to develop your own outreach service at this national neonatal forum. This specially crafted neonatal course is packed with case study presentations from established services to help you build your neonatal pathway. Avoid preventable mistakes by learning from colleagues and leave with, not only new connections but also, a clear plan of action to develop your own outreach service.

Setting Up your Neonatal Outreach Service brochure: save, print or share with your colleagues.

You may also be interested in Delivering Neonatal IV Antibiotics in the Community taking place on 22nd February 2022 or Establishing and Supporting Neonatal Home Phototherapy taking place online on Wednesday 9th March 2022. 

Setting Up your Neonatal Outreach Service
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Seize this opportunity to build your neonatal outreach service with the guidance of established services and learn how you can work to improve care approaches for both baby and family by focusing on:

  • Implementing processes to ensure that outreach care starts from birth
  • Working with varying guidelines to build a robust outreach pathway
  • Building a collaborative team to ensure faster and safer discharge
  • Incorporating the role of safe-guarder to effectively support vulnerable babies
  • Promoting staff wellbeing to boost productivity in your team
  • Establishing your home NG tub feeding practices to get babies home sooner
  • Developing your home oxygen service and building practical policies

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

Delve into case study presentations, share best practice advice and discuss the solutions to your common challenges in establishing your neonatal outreach 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
Julia Wurie, Neonatal Nurse, The Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Creating your neonatal outreach team
Developing a robust neonatal outreach pathway
  • Working with varying guidelines and building the criteria that work for your unit
  • Improving the discharge pathway: getting babies home sooner and providing accurate discharge dates
  • Collaborating with your transition team to improve the quality of care delivered
Aisling Phillips, Neonatal Outreach Manager, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Building your neonatal multi-disciplinary team to effectively implement change
  • Understanding your role within the wider MDT and the neonatal outreach pathway
  • Implementing processes for starting outreach care from birth
  • Explore the journey of an established neonatal outreach service: what’s next?
Lucy Panesar, Lead Neonatal Nurse, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Improving your service collaboration with other neonatal services
  • How does your neonatal outreach service interact with transitional care service?
  • Does your neonatal outreach service have a collaborative pathway plan for neonatal services?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: Improving your service collaboration with other neonatal services
Driving down avoidable admissions
Operating a 7 day-a-week neonatal outreach service to improve early discharge
  • Building a business case: auditing babies, formulating a business plan and recognising trends
  • Expanding your neonatal outreach service to reduce avoidable weekend admission’s to SCUBU
  • Delivering home oxygen, phototherapy and discharging babies home with weight as low as 1.5kg
Morena Armfield, Senior Sister Neonatal Outreach, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Forming your home NG tube feeding service
Case study: Developing a safe and effective home NG tube feeding service to enable early discharge
  • Building on best practice and integrating an family integrated care approach to NG tube feeding
  • Updating tube feeding practises and nutrition to support growth
  • Creating and managing an effective emergency pathway for babies discharged with NG tubes
Debbie Woodward, Outreach manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Tr
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Overcoming the barriers for delivering neonatal outreach services
  • What impact has the pandemic had on establishing your service?
  • How have you overcome the challenges of staffing to ensure a secure workforce?
  • What is your service doing to support wellness amongst staff?
Lunch break
Interactive discussion feedback: Overcoming the barriers for delivering neonatal outreach services
Establishing a home oxygen service
Case study: How to implement and develop a home oxygen service to support your outreach team
  • Building on existing oxygen practices in order to facilitate effective weening
  • Recognising and understanding the needs of your service to build practical policies
  • Working with home oxygen therapy alongside other respiratory conditions
Claire Inglis, Neonatal Outreach Co-ordinator, Yorkshire Neonatal Network, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Interactive discussion: How to integrate digital tools into your outreach service
  • Does your service use digital tools to connect? What is available to parents to use?
  • What does a digitally enabled neonatal outreach service look like?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: How to integrate digital tools into your outreach service
Working with vulnerable babies and families
Case study: Improving the discharge pathway and delivering an effective ‘journey to home’
  • Adapting pre-term pathways for neonatal outreach teams to ensure quicker discharge
  • Enabling babies to be weaned at home and improving estimation of discharge dates
  • How to build a supportive pathway for parents with mental health conditions
Julia Wurie, Neonatal Nurse, The Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speaker
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of day

Job Title:
Lead Neonatal Nurse
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Job Title:
Senior Sister Neonatal Outreach
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Job Title:
Lead Nurse for Neonatal Outreach
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Job Title:
Neonatal Outreach Manager
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Neonatal Outreach Co-ordinator
Yorkshire Neonatal Network, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Job Title:
Neonatal Nurse
The Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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, 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 conference has been uniquely crafted for you, if you are looking to set up or progress your neonatal outreach team. Would are expecting attendance from but not limited to:

  • Neonatal Outreach Sisters and Matrons
  • Neonatal Ward Manager
  • Community Liaison Nurses
  • Consultant Neonatal Paediatricians
  • Paediatric Matrons and Sisters

Past attendee feedback

‘Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service’ was last held online in July 2021, our delegates described the day as:

“Fab day thank you! I loved that it was online too- even with restrictions lifting I would not be comfortable meeting in person due to the risk. The break out rooms worked really well, and the topics were thought provoking”

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service, July 2021

“Very good day lots to think about”

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service, July 2021

“Thank you for a wonderful study day. Very well organised and smoothly run!”

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service, July 2021

“Really enjoyed the group chats, lovely to gain experience and advice from colleagues”

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service, July 2021

“Excellent team and very helpful during the day”

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Enabling Early Discharge in your Neonatal Outreach Service, July 2021

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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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