Advanced Communication Masterclass: Supporting Haemato-oncology Nursing Practice

Updated 14 Jan 2019

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Join Bloodwise at our FREE one-day training event focused on improving vital communication skills between healthcare professionals and colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team as well as blood cancer patients and their support network.

This day is for you if you are:

  • A CNS or senior nurse working in haemato-oncology
  • An allied health professional involved in blood cancer patient care
  • Willing to engage and interact with your colleagues to improve care

The objects of the event are to:

  • Increase awareness of the importance of excellent communication skills and the common communication barriers CNS, senior nurses and allied health professionals face
  • Practice skills to improve the quality of clinical communication around treatment decisions
  • Increase confidence in managing difficult conversations with patients and carers
  • Build on influencing and assertiveness skills to enhance communication between colleagues and teams

CNS, senior nurses and allied health professionals will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight from expert speakers
  • Share their own experiences and expertise with peers
  • Develop practical solutions for difficult circumstances

Event details

  • Date: Friday 8 March 2019
  • Location: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD

Agenda

View a draft agenda

Register your interest

Register your interest by filling in our online form. If you have any questions, please email nursing@bloodwise.org.uk or phone 0207 269 9015.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Testimonials

Attendees of the previous Bloodwise Advanced Masterclass said:

  • “The day is really relevant to my role. It’s really useful to hear reflections and develop new ways to improve practice.”
  • “The experiences shared around offering treatment were helpful as it’s a very relevant challenge in today’s NHS and it’s important to know how communication can help.”
  • “This was a well-organised, informative and an interactive study day. I would definitely attend another study day and will encourage colleagues as well.”

Abstracts

Delegates are invited to submit their abstracts for a poster and/or either oral presentation. The presentations must highlight service improvements made by CNS, senior nurses and allied health professionals across the UK and align with themes of the masterclass:

  • Improving communication between healthcare professionals, patients and their support network
  • Increasing patient advocacy and support during or after time in hospital
  • Improving knowledge sharing between colleagues at work

Conditions

  • Posters/oral presentations will be accepted that report original work relating to innovation to improve blood cancer patient experience and outcomes
  • Three to five submissions will be chosen and authors/presenters will be expected to provide 5-minute presentation
  • The presenters/authors will also be invited to display their posters for the duration of the day of the masterclass (if applicable)
  • It is a condition of acceptance that at least one of the authors attends the masterclass as a registered delegate

How to submit an abstract

  • To find out about the application process and the support provided for presenting, email nursing@bloodwise.org.uk or phone 0207 269 9015
  • The abstract submission deadline is Monday 28 January 2019 
  • Abstract status notifications will be emailed to the presenting authors no later than Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • To find out more, view our ‘call for abstracts’ poster