Palliative & End of Life Care: Collaboration, Compassion, Choice
- 23 February 2016
- 08:30 - 15:30
- Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
The Palliative & End of Life Care 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 Public Health England, The End of Life Care Partnership and Northumbria University 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.
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Join us at Palliative & End of Life Care 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.
The End of Life Partnership (EoLP) is an award winning Cheshire Charity aiming to create a more complete and holistic approach to living well, care, death and loss through public awareness, community engagement, education and training for the health and social care sector - helping shape best practices to improve services and how they support the people that need them.
Professor Julia Verne BSc, MBBS, MSc. PhD, FFPH is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine with over 20 years experience working regionally, nationally and internationally and has a long standing interest in improving the quality of health services, particularly for cancer patients and in end of life care. Julia is Head of Clinical Epidemiology for Public Health England (PHE) and Clinical Lead of PHE’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN).
Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks (GMEC SCNs) was established in April 2016 to provide clinical leadership and advice to improve health and care services in the region. Part of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, they are a non-statutory body with offices in Manchester and are hosted by the Greater Manchester Area Team.
GMEC SCNs is one of 12 SCN’s established in England. They work in partnership with commissioners (including local government) to support their decision making and strategic planning. Working across the boundaries of commissioner, provider, and voluntary organisations they bring about the realisation of improvements in the quality and equity of care, reduction in unwarranted variation in care, and improve health outcomes for our patient population.
Led by a Clinical Director and supported by an Associate Director, with strong involvement from patients, carers and members of the public, the GMEC SCN connect commissioners, providers, professionals, and patients and the public across condition/disease pathways of care to share best practice and innovation, measure and benchmark quality and outcomes, and drive improvement.
The GMEC SCN focuses on ten condition/disease areas of national and local priority including cardiovascular, maternity, perinatal mental health, children and young people, mental health, dementia, diabetes, cancer, respiratory and palliative and end of life care services: providing strategic direction, enabling clinical leadership, and bringing the voice of service users, carers and the public to shape evidence based pathways and models of integrated care. All of their services are free of charge to all health and social care commissioners in Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire.
Sinead has been a GP with an interest in palliative care for over 20 years and passionately believes striving for good end of life care should be everybodys buisness. We have 'Only one chance to get it right'. She has worked for a number of years as a Hospice GP in Cheshire and has worked with Cheshire Hospices Education and the Cheshire End of Life Partnership to help facilitate and lead education and strategy across Cheshire. She has worked for a long time on EPaCCS (Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems) within Cheshire and now as the clinical lead across Cheshire and Mersey. She previously worked as a National GP Advisor for Macmillan Cancer Support and has spoken at a number of regional, national and international conferences on issues around palliative and cancer care.
How can community end of life services support a good death at home? Drawing on an on-going realist evaluation of two discrete community end of life services in North East England, known as Rapid Response Services; Joanne and Kathryn will discuss how early findings indicate the importance of identifying why and how the services support a good death at home. While achieving death at home is oftentimes used as a proxy measure for a good death, the research Joanne and Kathryn will present is framed to ensure it identifies the resources and reasoning of those who (or do not) access the rapid response services. Furthermore, how the service models then may (or may not) provide for aspects of the 11 conditions of good death identified by Zamen et al (2021) and how these require 'psychological, spiritual, relational, communicational, and practical support, regardless of their location, and socioeconomic and ethnocultural background'. Still at the half-way point, Joanne and Kathryn will provide an overview of what we have learned so far on this two-year project.
Introduction to Ethypharm UK, Introduction to new product launch Actimorph® (morphine orodispersible tablet),
Helena Foster, Key Account Manager, Ethypharm UK (confirmed)
Jamilla Akhter Hussain, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Hull York Medicine School (confirmed)
Sinead Clarke, MB CHB Dip Palliative Medicine/ Medical Lead for Cheshire End of Life Partnership
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Allied Health Professionals
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Chairs / Chief Executives
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Community and District Nurses
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Directors of Adult Social Services
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