2016 events

End of Life Care: Legal Masterclass

Friday 9 December 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

This one-day course will provide healthcare practitioners involved in palliative and elderly care an introduction to the legal framework in which they practice. The day will cover the basic statutory and common law framework that governs how a healthcare professional can treat and care for those at the end of their lives. Through case studies the implications of best interest assessments and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) will be explored.

For further information and to book your place visit Healthcare Conferences or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk. A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20NEOLIN when booking.  (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request from Healthcare Conferences.)

Follow this conference on Twitter #NMPEndofLife


 

Hospice UK annual conference: ‘People, Partnerships and Potential’

16 to 18 November 2016 - ACC, Liverpool

Hospice UK’s annual conference promises to be an action packed and inspiring event for those working in hospice and palliative care. 

This year’s conference will provide a platform for:

  • sharing, extending and challenging our experience of the people we work with and for – staff, patients and informal carers
  • working in partnership – with funders, regulators, other service providers and our local communities
  • recognising and nurturing potential – within individuals and our services

Discounted registration fees are available for multiple bookings and/or Hospice UK member hospices. You can view the outline programme onlineBook your place today.


The Mental Capacity Act and Advance Care Planning training workshops 2016

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) will be holding a further two dates for the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Advance Care Planning training (ACP).  These will be held at NCPC's new offices near to King's Cross Station.  Click on each link below for more information. 

Tuesday 25 October 

Tuesday 29 November 

 For any other queries, email Training Project Lead, Beth Lloyd-Williams b.lloyd-williams at ncpc dot org.uk link


Rennie Grove Hospice Care Annual Conference

Wednesday 19 October 2016, Pendley Manor Hotel, Tring

Every year Rennie Grove hold a one-day conference addressing some of the most important and topical issues for professionals working in palliative care. Their aim is to provide an educational forum for their own nurses and clinicians as well as their partners in community and palliative care.

The theme of the Conference will be "Achieving individualised care through collaboration and partnerships - the way forward in the palliative and end-of-life community."  

Visit Rennie Grove Hospice Care website for more information.


End of Life Care Commissioning

Thursday 13 October 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on effective commissioning for high quality end of life care. Through national updates, extended sessions and case studies the conference will provide a practical guide to outcomes based commissioning in end of life care.

For further information and to book your place visit Healthcare Conferences or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk. A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20NEOLIN when booking.  (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request from Healthcare Conferences.)

Follow this conference on Twitter #EOLCommissioning


“Living with the Uncertainty of Cancer” – the 9th Lewis-Manning Conference

Thursday 6th October 2016, Vitality Stadium, AFC Bournemouth

Lewis Manning Hospice are delighted to have world respected oncologist and campaigner, Professor Karol Sikora, as their key note speaker at this conference “Living with the Uncertainty of Cancer”. Other speakers include Fiona Castle OBE, who will be reflecting on her care of her late husband Roy Castle. The conference is of special interest for health care professionals, patients, carers and anyone interested in end of life issues.

For further information about the event visit Lewis-Manning Hospice's website.


End of life care for people with learning disabilities

Tuesday 4 October 2016, Birmingham

There are often problems co-ordinating end of life care for people with learning disabilities. They are less likely to have their pain well managed and less likely to access specialist palliative care services.

This event will look at what is known about end of life care for people with learning disabilities and what can be done to improve this. Topics to be covered include pain management for people with complex needs and the difference setting makes to end of life care outcomes.

For further information and to register visit the Learning Disabilities Observatory website.


National Council for Palliative Care/Royal College of Nursing joint workshop – Let’s Talk About End of Life Care

The RCN and NCPC have announces a further series of six regional workshops in the autumn on caring for people at the end of their lives. These six autumn workshops will explore and discuss what good end of life care means for patients and for healthcare professionals. 

Workshop one – 20 September 2016 – Peterborough

Workshop two – 6 October 2016 – Wrexham

Workshop three – 19 October 2016 – Newcastle upon Type

Workshop four – 1 November 2016 – Torquay

Workshop five – 30 November 2016 – Glasgow

Workshop six – 8 December 2016 - London

Event contact: Liz Russ, liz.russ@rcn.org.uk or call 0207 647 3591


Improving Integrated End of Life Care

Friday 30 September 2016, Ambassadors Bloomsbury, London

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) and Age UK are holding a conference on Improving Integrated End of Life Care. The aims of the conference are to enable better integrated person-centred care across a wide population (for CCGs, LAs or STPs), including inspiring examples of best practice from GP practices, care homes, community hospitals, domiciliary care and the GSF Integrated Cross Boundary Care sites.

For further information, contact Gold Standards Framework.


Innovative approaches to end of life care

Thursday 22 September 2016, The King’s Fund, London

The innovation of organisations working collaboratively to find new ways of delivering better palliative and end of life care locally is the focus of this new one-day event.

By attending you'll gain an overview of the national programmes of work in this area and have the opportunity to learn lessons from good practice case studies in palliative care and local end of life care commissioning and delivery.

Find out more and register at The King’s Fund.


Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care

Friday 16 September 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on the important issue of Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care. It is widely recognized that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of non medical/nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life. The conference, which includes national updates, extended in depth sessions and case studies will focus on developing your skills as a non medical/nurse prescriber in end of life care.

For further information and to book your place visit Healthcare Conferences or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk. A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20NEOLIN when booking.  (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request from Healthcare Conferences.)

Follow the conference on Twitter#NMPEndofLife


Developing Effective Cancer Survivorship Services

Tuesday 14 June 2016 Hallam Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on cancer survivorship, improving outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer, moving from surviving to thriving. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to develop effective cancer survivorship support and services. There will be an extended focus on meeting the unmet needs of people living with and beyond cancer, accelerating the roll-out of stratified follow up pathways and the commissioning of holistic packages of support, ensuring every person with cancer will have access to relevant elements of the Recovery Package and that stratified follow-up pathways should be in place for the common cancers, and the development of a national quality of life metric to ensure that we monitor and learn lessons to support people better in living well after treatment has ended.

For further information and to book your place visit Healthcare Conferences or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk. Follow the conference on Twitter #cancersurvivorship. A £250 +VAT reduced rate is now availablel by quoting ref: HCUK250NELIN when booking.  (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request from Healthcare Conferences.)


Implementing the NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult

Thursday 19 May 2016 Hallam Conference Centre, London

The new national Clinical Guideline for Care of the Dying Adult was published by NICE on 16 December 2015. This conference will support your service to ensure the clinical guideline is implemented effectively in your organisation to improve end of life care, outcomes and experience for dying people and their families.

For further information and to book your place visit Healthcare Conferences or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk. Follow the conference on twitter #endoflifecare. A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20NEOLIN when booking.  (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request from Healthcare Conferences.)


Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care

Friday 15 April 2016 Hallam Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on the important issue of Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care. It is widely recognised that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of non medical/nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life. The conference, which includes national updates, extended in depth sessions and case studies will focus on developing your skills as a non medical/nurse prescriber in end of life care.

For further information and to book your place visit Healthcare Conferences or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk. Follow this event on Twitter #NMPEndofLife. A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20NEOLIN when booking.  (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request from Healthcare Conferences.)


National Council for Palliative Care flagship Conference and Awards 2016

23 March 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire

This two day conference has the provisional title ‘An ambitious new world: building the future for palliative and end of life care’ will focus on the vision for improvement of end of life care, building on the ambitions report due to be published in autumn 2015, and identify what needs to happen in practice to make this a reality.

For more information including the programme and how to register, visit NCPC's website.


Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems (EPaCCS): Improving Patient Care at End of Life - national conference

17 March 2016, Friends' Meeting House, Manchester

The North West Clinical Network, the National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, Professor Bee Wee, and NHS England are holding a conference to explore the practicalities and challenges of using Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS) to improve patient care at the end of life. 

This conference is aimed at all within the End of Life Care community, but will be of particular relevance to those with a responsibility for EPaCCS implementation, day to day or strategic management, and will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and progressing the EPaCCS implementation agenda.

Places are limited so early registration is advised.  


Tweetchat: One-page end of life profiles: how do they fit into the advance care planning evidence?

2 March 2016, 8.00 to 9.00pm

Hospice UK is hosting a tweetchat on person-centered advance care planning using one-page profiles and fink cards. Fink cards and the one-page profiles were motivated by person-centered practices and focusing on peoples’ experiences and stories of what mattered most to them as they lived with, talked about or planned for dying. They aim to trigger conversations and to understand the back story of peoples’ lives before decisions are made.

Find out more.


The Mental Capacity Act & Advance Care Planning Training

1 & 8 March 2016 London

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) are running two further training sessions on The Mental Capacity Act & Advance Care Planning.

The Mental Capacity Act

The first half of the workshop will give you a clear and user friendly guide to applying the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) in practice. The session will focus on the guiding principles of the Act using real practice examples. You will also get the opportunity to use case study examples in guided exercises to support learning and application to practice.

Advance Care Planning

The second half of the workshop will explore the challenges of advance care planning conversations and guide staff towards knowledge and skills which help open, and continue, conversations with people as they approach the end of their lives. 

Visit NCPC's website for more information.


Involving the whole community: Public Health and the End of Life

Wednesday 10 February 2016, Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre

The National Council for Palliative Care, together with Public Health England and the Cabinet Office, will be holding a conference on the topic of Involving the whole community: Public Health and the End of Life.

The NHS Five Year Forward View challenges the health service to harness more fully “the renewable energy represented by patients and communities”. NCPC, together with Public Health England, has been supporting eight regional groups of organisations to harness this energy in pioneering a whole-community approach to awareness, care and support at the end of life. This event is the first national opportunity to hear about the work of the eight Pathfinder communities, from both lay members of those communities and representatives of organisations.

For full event details, please click here.


Implementing the NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult

Tuesday 26 January 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

The new national Clinical Guideline for Care of the Dying Adult was released in draft form on 28th July 2015 by NICE with the final version being due for publication in December 2015.

Chaired by Claire Henry Chief Executive of The National Council for Palliative Care this conference will support your service to ensure the clinical guideline is implemented effectively in your organisation to improve end of life care, outcomes and experience for dying people and their families.

For further information and to book your place visit the Healthcare conference website.

Follow the conference on Twitter #endoflifecare

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