This event will look at innovative approaches to palliative and end-of-life care. It will give you an overview of some of the national programs of work in this area and share lessons from good practice case studies in palliative care and local end-of-life care commissioning and delivery.
You'll learn about measures including shared electronic records, partnerships between hospitals, hospices and services delivered in the community, and advance care planning, and how these can help you deliver the national ambitions for how palliative and end-of-life care should be delivered locally.
Opening session: End-of-life care – the national picture
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive, Hospice UK
National programme for end-of-life care
Hear about the work taking place at NHS England to support the delivery of end-of-life care across the country.
Jacquie White, Deputy Director for Long Term Conditions, Older People and End of Life Care, NHS England
Current and future challenges on death and dying in older adults
Julia will explore the challenges in improving end-of-life care for older people who make up over 70% of those who die.
Professor Julia Verne, Clinical Lead, National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, Public Health England
Making end-of-life care everybody’s business
Simon will talk about the work of Dying Matters and the National Council for Palliative Care in promoting public awareness of dying, death and bereavement.
Simon Chapman, Director of Policy and External Affairs, The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters
Session two: Commissioning good end-of-life care
Making end-of-life care a priority in Merton
Learn how NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group went about developing a local end-of-life care strategy in partnership with health and social organisations, both statutory and voluntary.
You'll hear how they engaged with clinicians, managers, local people, patients and carers in the development and improvement of end-of-life services.
Dr Caroline Chill, Clinical Director for Integration, Older and Vulnerable Adults and End of Life Care, NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group
End-of-life care commissioning checklist
A resource for end-of-life care commissioners to review their existing services and to use those parts that are most relevant or needed locally.
Dr Caroline Stirling, Clinical London Director, NHS England
Breakout sessions: Innovative models in end-of-life care
A: Driving care coordination using electronic records
B: Partnership working with hospices
C: Working with patients and families
D: Working with communities to improve end-of-life care
E: Improving end-of-life care in acute hospitals
Closing session: Working together to prepare people for the end-of-life
Professor Keri Thomas, Founder and National Clinical Lead, Gold Standards Framework
Panel session: Facilitating Advance Care Planning: enabling difficult conversations at the end-of-life
Liz Alderton, District Nurse and Queen’s Nurse, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Harriet Preston, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders, Marie Curie National Clinical End of Life Care Champion, Royal College of General Practitioners
Lucy Sutton, End of Life Care Project Lead, Health Education England