Setting Up and Progressing your Ophthalmology Virtual Clinics
This one-day workshop is an exciting opportunity to hear first-hand from a team who have successfully established virtual clinics within their ophthalmology service. Discover how they built the business case, implemented the clinics and successfully reduced backlog, improved access and enhanced efficiency.
This ophthalmology NHS workshop has been designed especially for those who are looking to set up and/or progress their provision of virtual clinics. This interactive study will provide the opportunity to advance your knowledge and develop practical solutions to implement within your service. Take one day out and delve into:
- Improving patient access and reducing backlog
- Practicalities of delivering virtual clinics
- Explore a practical plan for setting up your virtual clinics
- Enhancing your knowledge through exploring the success of others
This exciting workshop will enable you to understand the road map and build a business case to set up and progress virtual clinics. You will leave the day with a plan to:
- Deliver a virtual clinic that meets Referral to Treatment standards
- Benchmark your service against the national picture
- Develop a business case to set up a virtual clinic, secure funding and obtain clinical governance buy in
This day is a must attend for NHS professionals working within ophthalmology, this event is designed for but not limited to:
- Ophthalmology Service Managers and Leads
- Consultant Ophthalmologist
- Ophthalmology Matrons, Sisters, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Consultants and Nurses
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|9.30||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|10.00||Introductions and Icebreaker|
|Training and developing a multi-professional workforce|
Since ophthalmology has a significant capacity and demand mismatch, it is essential that a multi-professional workforce is trained to take on extended roles managing the long-term conditions within ophthalmology.
|10.10||Developing and delivering in-house training programmes|
Developing training plans and materials that deliver the skills required for wider involvement with patient management (diagnosis, treatment and monitoring)
The importance of working collaboratively with your team to ensure effective and appropriate training
How to evaluate and monitor the outcomes of this training (accreditation)
|10.40||Interactive session: Consider ways in which your service can train and empower staff|
Discuss ways in which you could develop the competencies required to your workforce using similar training methods to ensure safe and effective clinical services that increase capacity and improve waiting times for patients.
|Practicalities of delivering synchronous and asynchronous virtual clinics |
A virtual clinic is one in which the face-to-face consultation is removed. In a synchronous model, the patient and clinician or healthcare professional ‘interacts’ in real time. In the asynchronous model, the interaction occurs at different times.
|11.30||Case study: Setting up a virtual clinic to reduce backlog|
Practicalities of setting up and delivering synchronous and asynchronous virtual clinics for your ophthalmology service
Obtaining buy in, procuring equipment and training your team to be competent with virtual clinic technology
The importance of communicating the goals of virtual clinics with patients to improve engagement
Measuring the success: reduction in backlog, enhanced efficiency and increased patient and staff satisfaction
|12.10||Interactive session: What impact could virtual clinics have on your ophthalmology service?|
Take this opportunity to benchmark your service against others. Consider where your service is now, your current backlog and how virtual clinics can change the way your service is delivered. Learn how to analyse your service demand and identify areas for greater virtual clinic provision.
|Developing a practical plan for setting up and increasing virtual clinic provision|
Whilst it is possible to develop virtual clinics with little or no increased capital and recurrent costs, there are staffing, equipment and digital considerations that may require investment for efficient running of virtual clinics.
|1.40||Preparing a business case: How to secure the funding for the demand in your service|
Discover best practice advice for conducting an impact assessment to compare cost and savings
Utilise data and research to drive the case for virtual clinics, understand cost implications and resourcing challenges associated with virtual clinics
|2.20||Interactive session: Create an implementable business plan to obtain funding and develop new virtual clinics|
Develop a business case to help to obtain clinical governance buy in and apply for funding to ensure the necessary resources and staffing. Learn how to describe the strategic, clinical, economic, financial, commercial and management aspects of your business case.
|The roadmap to achieving a successful virtual clinic|
|3.00||Case Study: An expert in-depth review of the process of setting up a virtual clinic|
Explore the drivers for setting up a virtual clinic: reducing backlog, improving access and enhancing efficiency
A practical step-by-step guide to the virtual clinic process for ophthalmology
Understand the IT systems required to support the patient pathways
|3.40||Interactive session: Build your own action plan for setting up and running a virtual clinic in order to reduce backlog|
Consider how the lessons learnt from the case study can be applied to your own service. Discuss the step-by-step process with your colleagues, consider what success for virtual clinics looks like and how you can measure your service against this.
|4.00||Final questions and feedback|
|4.20||Close of day|
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