The Next Steps in Delivering High Quality, Personalised Palliative and End of Life Care

The Next Steps in Delivering High Quality, Personalised Palliative and End of Life Care

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be those working across the health care system, and those working in organisations who provide end of life care.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Vice President of Hospice UK, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Past President of the Royal Society of Medicine (invited)


Morning Keynote Address: Detailing The Importance Of A Sector-Wide Discussion To Ensure A More Personalised Care For Service Users
  • Reporting the impact of demographic changes have had on the NHS’ provision of palliative care
  • Sharing the next steps that the NHS is taking to improving the end of life care for older people with a focus on those suffering from diseases like dementia
  • Explaining how a debate within the industry regarding end of life care for people with dementia will lead to a more personalised service delivery
  • Illustrating the advantages of giving patients more choice, and how that will diminish the cost of provision of end of care life
  • Detailing how the NHS plans to act upon service user feedback and NICE service delivery guidance

Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health, National Health Service England (invited)


Special Keynote Address: Assessing The Benefits Of Engaging With Stakeholders And The Use Of Technology To Drive Up The Quality Of End Of Life Care Provision
  • Offering an insight into technology like Project ECHO, which aims to change service delivery models so that improved decision-making leads to better and more timely patient care
  • Stressing the importance of raising the public awareness of the needs of people living with terminal or life shortening conditions
  • Sharing what Hospice UK sees as the main challenges of providing the best end of life care and how to best overcome these
  • Highlighting the improvements service users have stated they want would like to see
  • Updating the conference on Hospice UK’s five-year strategy to empower a strong Hospice sector and to increase the number of people receiving good quality end of life care

Professor Max Watson, Project ECHO Programme Director, Hospice UK (invited)


Case Study: Perspectives From Local Government On How To Deliver The Most Efficient And Cost Effective Provision Of End Of Life Care
  • Emphasising on why central government needs to be put social care on an equal footing with the NHS and to address the immediate pressures as part of the funding gap facing social care, which is set to exceed £3.5 billion by 2025
  • Highlighting that the lack of funding of social care is creating greater end of life care costs for the NHS
  • Underling the need for a nationwide public debate about the future of social care and end of life care as the UK’s populations grows older
  • Detailing how Local Authorities have adapted their services to meet the growing challenges of an aging population
  • Demonstrating the importance of providing housing adaptations and mobility aids to help keep people safe and independent in their homes and prevent avoidable admissions to hospital and care homes

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Highlighting Ways To Widen Access To End of Life Care Beyond The Home To Groups Who Are Neglected In The Debate On End Of Life Care
  • Highlighting how hospice care is available beyond hospice in-patient units, including in people’s homes
  • Creating innovative solutions to improve communication in relation to serious life ending illnesses
  • Detailing ways to create an engaging campaign to widen access to end of life care for many different types of people
  • Demonstrating the importance of including the LGBT community when adapting services
  • Explaining the ways different hospices from around the UK can include the LGBT community
  • Sharing ideas about what other causes Hospices could come together to campaign on

Sharon Quinn, Director of Care and Quality, St. Luke’s Hospice and Dr Katherine Bristowe (invited), Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Kings College London (invited)


Case Study: Opportunities To Reduce End Of Life Costs Through Palliative Care In The Home Setting
  • Explaining that if community-based support was made more widely available to help people to die in their own homes, where that was their preference, the NHS would see significant cost reduction on end of life care treatment
  • Demonstrating the importance of comfort and wellbeing for end of life care, which is normally experienced from a community-based support treatment.
  • Sharing insights on how plans could include the development of community partnerships between different faith groups and cultural communities, as well as the diverse organisations that support children and young adults, people living with different life shortening illnesses.
  • Highlighting different ways patients can access to services in the community which will sustain care outside of hospitals for patients who do not want to receive end of life treatment in hospital
  • Advising on co-ordinating different approaches to better enable a robust response to dying people, using a full range of services deployed in the community.

Dr Grahame Tosh, Executive Medical Director, Marie Curie (invited)


Case Study: Identifying Different Approaches That Can Be Used To Provide Palliative Care For The Homeless
  • Exploring the views and experiences of current and formerly homeless people, frontline homelessness staff and health and social-care providers, regarding challenges to supporting homeless people with advanced ill health
  • Suggesting ways to improve care and what should NICE consider with their guidelines for the homeless
  • Articulating how St Mungo’s Charity provide palliative care for the homeless and how this differs from provision for a non-homeless person
  • Highlighting the best way to develop and deliver training to frontline staff to raise the issues affecting homeless people receiving palliative care
  • Advising ways to best ensure that homeless patients get the best care in relation to their medical, nursing, psychological, social and spiritual needs

Niamh Brophy, Palliative Care Coordinator, St Mungo’s Homeless Charity (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote Address: Identifying Approaches For Providers Of End Life Care To Use to Increase The Quality Of Treatment For Patients
  • Advising Commissioners on successfully adopting an equality-led approach that responds to individuals’ needs
  • Detailing methods to achieve regular and effective communication between staff and the dying person and their family
  • Highlighting the importance of education and skill-sharing, which provides a real opportunity to create an end of life service that is accessible, personalised and compassionate care for all
  • Outlining how GPs can most efficiently and successfully coordinate a patients’ end of life care, and caring for their loved ones after they have gone
  • Identifying areas of best practice that commissioners and practitioners can draw upon to be rated outstanding by the CQC

Professor Dr Rosie Benneyworth, Newly Appointed Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission (invited)


 Special Keynote Address: Developing Strategies That Addresses The Provision Of End Of Life Care For Children 
  • Advising health care professionals working in health and social care on how best to provide practical and emotional support for a family member during end of life care
  • Outlining ways to implement the most recent guidance from NICE on the planning and management of end of life care in infants, children, and young people
  • Highlighting how end of care providers can learn from the bench marking exercise for local palliative care networks, set up by NICE, to assess their progress against the NICE Guidelines and Quality Standards
  • Emphasising how to ensure that standards are organised around the child’s journey and that healthcare provision is coordinated and integrated
  • Detailing ways to improve communication between healthcare professionals so there is continuity of care for young people transitioning to adult services and/or requiring referral to mental health services.

David Vickers, Chair of NICE End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: Planning and Management Guideline Committee and Consultant Paediatrician, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (invited)


Case Study: The Importance of Flexibility For End Of Life Care To Achieve Greater Choice And Personalisation For Service Providers And Users
  • Developing new paid and voluntary roles to extend reach and improve quality in the current resource constrained environment
  • Emphasising the need to become flexible and integrated to meet the needs of an ageing population
  • Highlighting the challenges and improvements needed at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice to demonstrate why a new approach is vital
  • Responding to the needs of people who aren’t included in the debate, from the homelessness to the BAME Community to people in prison
  • Sharing what Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and others want from NICE to consider with their guidelines on end of life care provision

Kate Heaps, Chief Executive, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Special Keynote Address: Update On The Guidelines On End of Life Care For Adults From NICE Topic Expert Group 
  • Identifying the most efficient ways to best personalise treatment for service users and give users a choice on their treatment
  • Updating delegates on what the NICE Expert Group is developing on a service delivery guideline
  • Advising to Hospice and industry professionals on what NICE sees as the best service delivery
  • Sharing what NICE sees as the main challenges are in providing the best end of life care and the solutions to these
  • Explaining details on the scope of the service delivery guidance on End of life care for adults

Dr Bee Wee, Member Topic Expert Group on End of Life Care for Adults, NICE, Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (invited)


Case Study: Transforming Education Methods To Provide An Innovative And Effective Palliative Care
  • Focusing on designing and evaluating programmes of learning that have a sustained impact on practice of end of life care
  • Sharing insights on developing education on palliative care for hospices nationally
  • Detailing the value of accredited work- based training for the entire workforce dealing with end of life care
  • Highlighting the benefits of educating the public on palliative care
  • Looking at the future surrounding education of palliative care

Liz Bryan, Director of Education and Training, St Christopher’s Hospice (invited)


Questions and Answers Session


Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be those working across the health care system, and those working in organisations who provide end of life care.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the criminal justice sector
 Meet your target audience in the sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 


Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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