Every year we hold a one-day conference addressing some of the most important and topical issues for professionals working in palliative care.
Our aim is to provide an educational forum for our own nurses and clinicians as well as our partners in community and palliative care.
We keep delegate rates as competitive as possible because we know your organisations have limited budgets for education.
With a consistently high standard of speakers and a wide range of relevant topics for discussion, our conference has grown in popularity and now attracts around 150 healthcare professionals from all across the UK.
Palliative care is, by nature, collaborative working. The shared purpose of patient-centred, holistic care calls us to work together across disciplines, organisations and sectors. We all have a role to play, whether that be forging partnerships with patients and families, collaborating with other local organisations to develop and enhance services, or driving national initiatives that draw the palliative care community together to share and to innovate. Collaborative working is, and must continue to be, at the heart of palliative care.
Plenary speaker: Sue Bottomley, Deputy Director for Palliative and End of Life Care, NHS England
Chair: Stewart Marks, Chief Executive of Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Max Watson, Director Project ECHO Hospice UK, Consultant Palliative Medicine Western Trust who will be talking about Project ECHO
Diane Laverty and Karina Catley from the London Ambulance service will be sharing their experiences of integrating palliative care expertise into an ambulance service
Ros Taylor, Medical Director at Harlington Hospice and Poppy Freeman, GP will share their work on the HPAL project
Marco Pino, Senior Lecturer in Communication and Social Interaction will present his research findings on how companions speak on patient’s behalf without undermining their autonomy
Sophie Ebeling, Head of Learning and Development at Rennie Grove Hospice will present the story of two hospices collaborating to share learning and development