Palliative & End of Life Care: Collaboration, Compassion, Choice
- 08:30 - 15:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
Annamarie qualified as a Nurse in 1995 and spent 9 years working within acute medicine in North Staffordshire. In 2004 she joined District Nursing where her interest in end of life care developed which consequently inspired her to complete her BSc in Palliative Care at Wolverhampton University.
In 2008 Annamarie was seconded to a Supportive Care Facilitator Post where she led on the launch and implementation of a localised Advance Care Plan within Community and Care Homes across Stoke-on-Trent.
Since 2009 Annamarie worked in Cheshire combining her role as a Macmillan Nurse with being a Team Leader for an End of Life Care Facilitation team. In 2013 Annamarie left her role as a Macmillan Nurse to join key partners across Cheshire in creating a new dynamic approach to leading, educating and facilitating excellence and best practice in palliative and end of life care. The End of Life Partnership was subsequently founded as a Registered Charity in 2014 and is now working across geographical and organisational boundaries to influence and enable communities to live and die well, supported by the health, social and voluntary workforce. Annamarie now heads up the service development work programme which has a primary focus around coordinating patient pathways and developing end of life care services across the Cheshire footprint.
Annamarie has also been a Trustee at East Cheshire Hospice since 2013.