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Palliative & End of Life Care: Collaboration, Compassion, Choice

  • Tuesday, 23 February 2016
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 15:30
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The Palliative & End of Life Care: Collaboration, Compassion, Choice conference will help you to develop a greater understanding of how end of life care is going to be delivered in England over the next five years.

The programme will feature an overview of the latest policy and guidance from organisations such as NHS England and NICE, as well as further discussion around implementation and plans for the future. This will be supplemented by practical sessions which are designed to be transferable, encouraging adoption across different teams and organisations.

Open Forum Events are delighted to be gaining a reputation for “truly inspirational” health and social care conferences. Our delegates are telling us that they leave our events with “new ideas and approaches” they can actually apply within their own organisations.

Join us at Palliative & End of Life Care: Collaboration, Compassion, Choice to hear the latest on the five year vision for end of life care, the new national clinical guideline, and examples of best practice from leading organisations across the health and social care sector. You will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care, as well as sharing your own stories and experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking about end of life care.

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Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair’s Opening Address

  • Salli Jeynes, Chief Executive, End of Life Partnership (EoLP) (confirmed)

Keynote Address

  • Jacquie White, Deputy Director for Long Term Conditions, NHS England (confirmed)
"Towards a Five Year Vision for End of Life Care – What Matters Most"

NHS England is working in partnership with individuals and organisations both statutory and voluntary, with professionals and the public, and across health and social care, to develop an ambitious five year vision and plans for end of life care beyond 2015.

  • Annamarie Challinor, Macmillan Head of Service Development, The End of Life Partnership (EoLP) (confirmed)
"Making it happen"

Partnership working is essential if organisations are to facilitate a whole systems approach to delivering good quality end of life care. What are the key enablers, challenges and considerations for collaborative working across the health, social, and voluntary care sectors?


Question and Answer Session


Coffee in the Networking Area

"Bereavement: A better experience"

Exploring the initiatives and experiences in relation to bereavement at St. Luke’s Hospice.

"Truth 3.0 – Hearing the Patient’s Voice in Emergency, Urgent and Advance Care Planning"

What if there was a way for millions of people to record and share how they wanted to be cared for? What if consumers took responsibility for creating and sharing advance decisions and statements before they had mental capacity issues? What if healthcare professionals concentrated on retrieving and understanding decisions and statements rather than creating them?

  • Laura Tooley, Quality Improvement Programme Lead – Palliative Care, NHS England (confirmed)
"Matters of Death and Life"

Picking up on one of the conference themes of compassion, this session will invite participants to consider the nature of compassion and its relevance to the Ambitions (Ambitions for Palliative and End of life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020); past, present and future.


Question and Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area


Chair’s Afternoon Address

"Coordinate my care"

Improving the commissioning of care to join-up services around the needs of patients and their families.

"Do homeless people get choice at end of life?"

Many homeless people die, often at an early age and with no planning or even care surrounding them. Exploring how one local hospice is working to bring choice and support to this marginalised group by encouraging better collaboration between existing services, and empowering hostel staff with knowledge around palliative care.


“EPaCCS: lessons learned”

  • Stephen Burrows, North West EPaCCS Lead, Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Network (confirmed)

Question and Answer Session


Chair’s Closing Remarks


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