Boosting Capacity in your Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Service

Boosting Capacity in your Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Service
Online From £259 + VAT 5 Hours
Online Course
Fri 21 Jun 2024 09:30-16:10

With pressure growing and resources being stretched, uncover how to improve your capacity

Designed for SACT professionals, this interactive training day will enable you to step back and reassess your service, enabling you to create a viable plan for improved capacity management. With the demand for SACT growing and pressure increasing on your team, there is no better time to take a day out and arm yourself with the tools to increase efficiency in your unit.

Lead your team to enhanced capacity management: what you will learn

This study day will provide you with the elements necessary to create an action plan and start tackling your demand pressures head on:

  •     Understand the national capacity conclusions and service implications
  •     Enhance prioritisation, productivity and preservation in your SACT team
  •     Improve efficiency by effectively reviewing your service and treatment pathways
  •     Utilise capacity and demand modelling to ensure targeted developments
  •     Achieve tangible improvements in your protocol and prescribing systems

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

Take away useful techniques and new processes to manage your demand and optimise your capacity:

  • Evidenced based examples and knowledge implementation: national guidance, concise tips and implementable tools
  • Interactive presentations: opportunity to ask critical questions and learn from the lessons of your leading expert
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and share your experiences with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the course with confidence to make changes to your service

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 30+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this training 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.

9:30
Join, technical support and instructions
10:00
Chair’s opening remarks
Samantha Toland, Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
National SACT updates
10:10
Understanding the national conclusions and implications: what can be done?
  • Exploring the findings from the SACT capacity task workforce
  • Reducing the demand: assessing appropriateness for treatment and implementing shared decision making
10:30
Questions and answers with Samantha Toland
Workforce upgrades
10:40
Enhancing workforce management and prioritisation to improve capacity in your unit
  • Supporting your team by increasing the use of virtual and digital tools
  • Implementing competency assessment and training reviews: how can this help?
  • Improving investment in your team and managing retention effectively
11:10
Questions and answers with Samantha Toland
11:20
Interactive discussion: Share good practice and discover what others are doing to support their team’s capacity
  • What is the capacity currently within your team?
  • What are you implementing to improving efficiency?
  • How are you supporting your workforce to improve retention?
11:50
Screen break
Innovative working
12:00
Reviewing your service and treatment pathways to enhance efficiency
  • Exploring digital tools which can support your service productivity
  • Improving patient appointment management: combining appointments
  • Streamlining your pathways: reviewing drug and blood processes
12:30
Questions and answers with Samantha Toland
12:40
Interactive discussion: Reviewing your pathways to increase efficiency
  • Share your current challenges within your pathways: When is delivery being held up?
  • What are you doing to overcome these challenges and streamline your service?
1:10
Lunch break
Capacity and demand modelling
1:40
Understanding the bigger picture: how efficient is your service and how can you improve it?
  • The benefits of an overview of capacity for your chemo unit: what level are you working at?
  • Navigating your resource capacity: what does this mean for you?
  • Demonstrating action for change: what will work to improve capacity in your service?
2:10
Questions and answers with Samantha Toland
2:20
Interactive discussion: Work through scenarios to demonstrate service improvements
  • How could capacity and demand modelling support you in your service development?
  • What actions can you take to work towards broader efficiency in your service?
2:50
Screen break
Protocols and prescribing systems
3:00
Boosting efficiency of your protocol and prescribing systems
  • Reviewing your prescribing systems: how to increase productivity in the pathway
  • Exploring productivity of your protocols: making effective and implementable changes
  • Real-world examples explored: how changes to your systems lead to tangible improvements
3:30
Questions and answers with Samantha Toland
3:40
Interactive group discussion: reflection and action points explored
  • What will you take away from today that you can implement in your role and wider team?
  • How will you make the steps towards improving capacity in your SACT service?
4:10
Closing remarks and close of day

Share in first-hand experience

Samantha Toland is an experienced speaker and lecturer who has previously been described by attendees as ‘especially engaging’ and ‘very inspiring’. At this interactive course you will benefit first-hand from her extensive experience within oncology nursing.

Samantha Toland

Lead Chemotherapy Nurse
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Expected attendees

With capacity at the forefront of everyone’s mind, now is the time to come together with your fellow SACT professionals to get new ideas to drive your service forward. We would expect attendance from:

  •     SACT Unit Managers
  •     SACT, Chemotherapy and Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Consultants
  •     Pharmacists
  •     Managers
  •     Sisters and Matrons
  •     Consultants


If you have a team that is 20 people or more, you can have a bespoke workshop delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

If you choose to attend you will be in good company with over 1300 professionals taking part in our online oncology events in the past 4 years. Our focused online forums have received excellent feedback – but don’t take our word for it!

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"Extremely informative, some good ideas to take forward into our area.”
- Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, Providing Personalised Care and Support Planning, November 2023
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“Excellent speakers with a real passion for lung cancer, reassuring that we all have the problems no matter where we work.”
- The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Progressing your Lung Cancer Service, September 2023
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“It was brilliant to hear about progress and setbacks experienced by colleagues across the UK.”
- University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Establishing Acute Oncology SDEC, September 2023
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“Very informative, makes you more aware of how other trusts work, well delivered, certainly gives confidence to explore your triage assessments and how to gain more knowledge and different ideas for triage.”
- Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Oncology Nurse-led Telephone Triage Assessment, April 2023
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“A brilliant study day - very educational.”
- Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, Enhancing your MUO/CUP Pathways, March 2023
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“The presentations are so helpful and will help manage patients in clinical practice.”
- Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust, Identifying and Treating Immuno-Oncology (IO) Adverse Effects, December 2022
View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

Pricing structure

  • £259+VAT - one NHS or Public Sector place
  • Group NHS discount - 4 places for the price of 3

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

For group bookings of five or more people, please email Leonna Beadle or call Leonna 01732 897788.

This course is available for in-house training 

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 30+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this training 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 training 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 course.

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. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk. You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. 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 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 endeavor 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 endeavor 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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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 oncology forums offering dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully 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 

Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk