Regional Workshop

North Wales

PLEASE NOTE THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HAVING ISSUES REGISTERING FOR THE WORKSHOP USING COMPUTERS WITHIN THE BCUHB TRUST. CAN I ASK ANYONE WISHING TO REGISTER FROM THIS HEALTH BOARD TO CONTACT ORGANISERS EITHER BY EMAIL – andy@pagemedical.co.uk OR PHONE – 01353780060

0955
Welcome and introduction
Kailey Sassi-Jones
1000
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
Dr Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
1030
BCUHB OPAT vision
Louise Howard-Baker

1100
Coffee

1130
Case Presentation 1
Dr Rebecca Bamber
1205
Saving the bed day!
Elizabeth Wilson, Lead Nurse, OPAT Team, Wythenshawe Hospital
1225
BCUHB NORS data & Panel discussion
Kailey Sassi-Jones

1245
Lunch and networking

Learning from OPAT centres
1345
Case presentation 2
Dr Linda Dykes
1400
Case presentation 3
Anwen Evens
1425
A vision for the development of a Trust wide IV Access Team
Tesni Sullivan
1450
Challenges of Developing an OPAT Service in BCUHB
Kailey Sassi-Jones
1515
Panel discussion

Next steps
1530
Summary of day / Closing Remarks
kailey Sassi-Jones

Speakers

Kailey Sassi-Jones, BCUHB

Kailey is an antimicrobial pharmacist with a role in both primary and secondary care. She is the lead pharmacist for BCUHB’s OPAT service and is working to improve the clinical governance and develop guidelines in this area. Kailey is also working with GP practices in the area to improve prescribing in patients on long term UTI antibiotic prophylaxis. She enjoys the educational aspect of her role and is preparing to deliver teaching sessions through the medium of English and Welsh using e-Bug resources to over 60 primary school teachers this October. Kailey is the current chair for the All Wales Antimicrobial Pharmacist Group and a member of the All Wales Antibiotic Guidance Group.

Dr Rebecca Bamber, Consultant Microbiologist, BCUHB

Dr Rebecca Bamber, Consultant Microbiologist, Betsi Cadawdr, based at YGC, Rhyl.

Dr Bamber joined the Betsi Microbiology team in September 2019 having completed her microbiology specialist training at UHW in Cardiff. Her specialist interest is in haematology and oncology patients; a group that benefit enormously from OPAT services. She is very excited about developing OPAT for North Wales.

Liz Wilson, Lead OPAT Nurse, Wythenshawe hospital

Lead nurse for the OPAT team based at Wythenshawe hospital in South Manchester, starting the OPAT service in January 2015.
Also a current member of the BSAC-OPAT standing committee which has just published the new Good practice recommendations for OPAT in children & adults in the UK.

Before OPAT I have worked in Infection Prevention teams across Greater Manchester in both the NHS and private sectors and the critical care setting.

Louise Howard-Baker, Assistant Director for Pharmacy & Medicines area East, BCUHB

Is currently Assistant Director for Pharmacy & Medicines Management for Area East and has responsibility for the pharmacy department and its staff at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital together with the primary care prescribing support team. Louise is also nominally the Medicines Safety Officer for BCUHB with an aspiration to ensure that medicines are prescribed, dispensed and administered safely, wherever the patient receives them.

Tesni Sullivan, BCUHB Cancer services

Tesni has 30 years of IV Access experience within the UK and Canada. She has a background in oncology having completed study at The Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology. Tesni currently works within Cancer Services coordinating the IV access for patients between the secondary and primary care sectors within Oncology / Haematology, though work-related to general acute care is accommodated. As part of this Tesni developed the Nurse-Led PICC line/IV Access Service within Oncology and Haematology in North Wales. Setting up and coordinating PICC line insertion clinics in the three Cancer Service units across Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board with the most up to date placing equipment and technology. She also provides support and education for primary care. Tesni is an active member of NIVAS (National Infusion and Vascular Access Society) and she has IV Access links throughout the UK.
Tesni has a special interest in widening the access to optimum IV services in all health care settings across North Wales ensuring equal care for all service users enabling and supporting treatments in the acute setting and closer to home.

Dr Linda Dykes, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Ysbyty Gwynedd

Dr Linda Dykes qualified in 1996. After training in the Northern and Mersey regions, she arrived in North Wales in 2005 to take up her first consultant post in Emergency Medicine in Ysbyty Gwynedd. Linda is also a qualified GP, making her an example of an extremely rare species, a truly Acute Generalist (she describes herself as a “Poorly Differentiated Doctor”!), happy to function both inside and outside the hospital.

Linda has been seconded to the Ambulatory Care Unit in Llandudno hospital since last October. Prior to this, she enjoyed stints working with the Anglesey MEC “Hospital at Home” Team, and in WAST’s Ambulance Control room, using secondments to develop her interest in “Interface medicine”, which has now almost replaced Mountain and SAR medicine as her clinical passion.

When

19th September 2019

Where

Glyndŵr University Mold Road, Wrexham, Wales

Visit website for information

Registration

BSAC member – 10% discount across all of the above with the following code BSAC2019

Abstracts

BSAC ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT OR POSTER FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE REGIONAL WORKSHOPS AND THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN
There will be opportunities for posters at the Regional Workshops and then opportunities for oral presentations and poster presentations at the National OPAT Conference.

DEADLINE DATES FOR SUBMISSION ARE BELOW:

North Wales – 30th August 2019

Cardiff Workshop – 25th April 2019

Leeds Workshop – 28th June 2019

Birmingham Workshop – 9th May 2019

Edinburgh Workshop – 23rd May 2019

Dublin Workshop – 27th May 2019

London Workshop – 18th June 2019

Refer to the guidelines and template below and email your submission to: andy@pagemedical.co.uk. PLEASE HIGHLIGHT WHICH MEETING YOUR SUBMISSION APPLIES TO.

Please note: accepted poster presentations should be printed in size A1, portrait orientation.

Sponsorship

THE 2019 OPAT CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS PROVIDE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THE OPAT SETTING TO SHOWCASE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

With dedicated networking opportunities and an engaging and interactive exhibition hall, sponsors have a unique opportunity to discuss and meet with national and international multidisciplinary stakeholders.

The UK OPAT Initiative is very grateful to our industry partners for their support.

Sponsorship packages are available for the OPAT Workshops 2019 and the National OPAT Conference 2019. Please contact Debbie Cockayne at Page Medical for further details: debbie@pagemedical.co.uk or 01353780060.

THE REGISTRATION FOR THE NATIONAL OPAT WORKSHOPS IS NOW OPEN. FOR FULL INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION COSTS AND FOR DISCOUNTS FOR BSAC MEMBERS PLEASE SEE REGIONAL INFORMATION ABOVE.

Contact

For general OPAT enquiries please contact BSAC on +44 (0)121 236 1988 or OPAT@bsac.org.uk

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