Palliative and End of Life Care: Tackling Variations, Eradicating Inequalities
- 08:30 - 15:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Catherine is the RCGP / Marie Curie National End of Life Care Clinical Champion. She is a practicing GP in Surrey, Macmillan GP in Kingston, clinical commissioner and educationalist with 7 years experience as a specialty doctor in palliative medicine.
Catherine has experience as London Co-Clinical Director for EoLC Network and chair of the London EoLC CCG Leads Advisory Group, which acts as a sharing and learning forum for London EoLC commissioning as well as being an expert reference group.
Catherine is RCGP South London Faculty Educational Chair. She is co-founder and national clinical lead for Difficult Conversations www.difficultconversations.org.uk ; providing training to NHS and Social Care staff on how to have effective and compassionate conversations with people and their families through serious illness and at the end of life.
Catherine sits on the Compassionate Communities UK board, supporting the development of compassionate and supportive networks in our communities.
Catherine is passionate about end of life care and supporting clinicians, CCGs and organisations in order to provide patients, family and carers with high-quality holistic care, embedding patient and carer experience at the heart of service design.