Palliative Care Conference 2017: Compassionate care for all
“We now need to ensure that living and dying well is the focus of end of life care, wherever it occurs. This is the challenge: together we can and must achieve it.” - Dr Bee Wee, NHS England
A recent report by seven leading palliative care charities revealed that more than 45,000 people who died in the UK in 2015 received poor quality end of life care. A lack of suitable alternatives for the terminally ill means that more people than ever are dying in hospital, costing the NHS an average of £4,500 per person. Current trends, including an ageing population and improvements in care which enable people with complex conditions to live well into old age, look set to put even more pressure on the NHS. By investing in hospice care and supporting community based services, the NHS can save resources and guarantee quality of life for patients in their final months.
Join us for the Palliative Care Conference 2017 where leading experts will discuss the latest approaches to caring for the terminally ill. Learn how to tackle challenges such the rise in the number of dementia patients and understand how better communication between health providers can improve palliative care for all.
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|Dee Sissons||Director Of Nursing for Marie Curie|
|Philip Lomax||Medical Director, St Anne’s Hospice|
|Simon Chapman||Director of Policy and External Affairs, The National Council for Palliative Care|
|Judith Park||Deputy Chief Executive, St Luke’s Hospice|
|Professor Sam H Ahmedzai||Emeritus Professor, Department of Oncology and Metabolism, The University of Sheffield.|
|Jon Trigwell||National Sales Manager, Golden Charter|
|Dr Sarah Russell||Head of Research and Innovation, Hospice UK|
|Dr Sam Kyeremateng||Medical Director, St Luke’s Hospice|
- Benefit from insights into the latest developments in NHS policy and how these changes will impact on end of life care.
- Have your questions answered by leading experts in palliative care.
- Learn from examples of best practice by NHS trusts and other palliative care providers.
- Network with other delegates from across the NHS and palliative care sector.
- Discover new techniques and innovative which can help you provide patients with the best possible standard of care.
The Palliative Care Conference boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from the across the health care sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. Expect speakers to cover a wide variety of topics including:
Quality end of life: A 2015 review by the Economist magazine placed the UK at the top of 80 countries in its “quality of death index”, highlighting the excellent progress that has been made in palliative care in Britain in the last decade. However, there are still improvements to be made and fresh challenges to meet. Palliative care charities and health experts have raised concerns about inconsistencies in the system and called for a uniform set of standards to ensure everyone has access to the highest possible level of care. What are the main challenges facing end of life care and what steps can we take to overcome them?
Promoting choice: According to an Office of National Statistics survey of the relatives of patients who died in hospital, 37% believed their loved ones were not given enough choice about their end of life care. Possible reasons for this include limited access to social care, a lack of palliative care training for NHS professionals and poor co-ordination between different care providers. The “Review of Choice in End of Life Care”, commissioned to provide advice to Government, recommended that each person in need of end of life care be encouraged to draw up their own care plan. It also called for all terminally ill patients to be given a named senior clinician to oversee their treatment in order to provide a consistent, joined up approach. Why is choice in end of life care important and how can we ensure that patients can die on their own terms?
Community based care: Moving the treatment of terminally ill patients away from hospitals and into the community can not only improve quality of life in the final weeks but also ease the pressure on NHS resources. According to Macmillan Cancer Support, if just half the patients who died in hospital in 2014 had been cared for in the community, the NHS could have saved £100 million. Despite this, the National Council for Palliative Care’s 2016 workforce review raised concerns over a shortage of community nurses and called for more health care professionals to be trained to care for patients in their own home. What are the recruitment and training needs of the UK’s palliative care system and how can this be funded?
Embracing technology: Digital records such as the Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System can keep track of a patient’s preferences for end of life care and ensure a joined up approach across multiple agencies. The introduction of telehealth and remote monitoring also mean patients and carers can receive specialist advice without having to attend hospital. What are the latest advances in palliative care technology and how can they be used to improve patient choice and help care for more people in their own homes?
Registration and Coffee
Opening Remarks and Session from Chair
Dee Sissons-Director of Nursing-Marie Curie
Dee Sissons-Director of Nursing-Marie Curie
Excellence- The Perfect Imperfection
Professor Sam H Ahmedzai, Emeritus Professor, Department of Oncology and Metabolism, The University of Sheffield.
"Supportive and palliative care in the UK - room for improvement."
Simon Chapman, Director of Policy and External Affairs, The National Council for Palliative Care
Policy overview: implementing the National Commitment on end of life care at local level
Philip Lomax, Medical Director, St Anne’s Hospice
Quality improvement in palliative care
Jon Trigwell, National Sales Manager, Golden Charter
End of Life Etiquette: Their wishes, their life, and their loved ones future
Who are Golden Charter?
Why Golden Charter are the biggest later life planning company in the UK who are owned by over 3500 local family businesses.
Reasons for later life planning
Safeguarding your patient from the heartache of piecing together their affairs at a time when they should focus on themselves.
Being prepared is a gift to their loved ones.
Taking the worry out of the preparation for the users with regards to wills, power of attorney, and funeral planning.
Dr Sam Kyeremateng
Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research and Innovation, Hospice UK.
Relational Advance Care Planning: Why Bother?
Dee Sissons, Director of Nursing, Marie Curie
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- Understand the current state of palliative and end of life care in the UK and identify the key challenges posed by an ageing population with complex care needs.
- How the NHS and palliative care charities can shift end of life treatment away from hospitals and towards a more community focused model.
- Learn from best practice across different regions and understand how to introduce a uniform standard of care across the UK.
- How professionals across the health care sector can work together to provide a wider range of options to terminally ill patients.
- Learn how technical innovations are improving the standard of end of life care and helping to treat terminally ill patients away from hospital.