Thursday 23 November 2017

8.00am onwards
Registration and exhibition opens
8.00 - 8.45 
Apprenticeships as part of workforce development. Q&A on funding and delivery 

Sally Garbett, Vocational Programme Manager, St Christopher's

08.00 – 08.45 Dying Matters – how to get involved

Gary Rycroft, Chair, Dying Matters Forum

09.00 - 10.15

Hospice UK Annual General Meeting and Chief Executive's keynote speech

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive, Hospice UK

10.15 - 11.00 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
11.00 - 12.15
Parallel sessions 3
3.1 Conference papers - Real world practice: referrals, access and partnerships (abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)
Prioritising referrals to a specialist palliative care service
Dr Margaret Clifford, Clinical Lead Consultant in Palliative Medicine, and Carl Stanborough, First Contact Team and 24/7 Advice Line Manager, St Joseph’s Hospice, London
Collaborative multidisciplinary clinics increase access to patients with non-malignant disease
Dr Nicola Wilderspin, Medical Director, St Richards Hospice
The challenges of a modern nurse-led palliative and end of life care unit
Isabella Massheder-Dollman, Palliative Care Nurse
Researching an innovative Cottage Hospice model of care: an academic and hospice partnership
Sean Hughes, Lecturer in Palliative Care, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University

3.2 Carers: New perspectives and innovations in practice   

Professor Gunn Grande, Professor of Palliative Care, the University of Manchester 
Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Teaching Fellow, Institute of Global Health, University College London
Zoe Harris, Founder, My Care Matters

3.3  Care of the dead: missed opportunities?

Louise Winter, founder, Poetic Endings
Ann Lee, Chief Executive, St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice  

3.4  Using images and film to tell the story

Michele Aaron, Senior Lecturer in Film studies, University of Birmingham 
Jed Jerwood, John Taylor Hospice Community Interest Company 
Maria McGill, Chief Executive, Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland 

3.5      Investing in hospice leadership: how and why it makes a difference

Steve Dewar, Director, the Westcott Group
John Knight, Chief Executive, LOROS 
Cate Russell, Chief Executive, Pilgrims Hospices  

12.15 - 13.45
Lunch and exhibition viewing
Lunchtime session
12.50 – 13.35 Writing for Publication 

Adrian Aldcroft, Editor, BMJ Open

12.50 - 13.35 - Operate your own funeral business:  a sustainable income source

Robert Parsons, Commercial Director, St Margaret’s Hospice - and mystery guest

13.45 - 14.30

Plenary session 3
The elephant in the room: straight talking about death and dying? 

Dame Joan Bakewell, Author and Broadcaster

14.30 - 14.40
Break to move rooms

14.40 - 16.00
Parallel sessions 4
4.1 Conference papers - Sharing care: different ways of working (abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)
The role of the consultant radiographer in palliative radiotherapy
Linda Bedford, Macmillan Consultant Radiographer, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
How do inpatient hospice volunteers view training as a means of preparing them for their role?Antonia Dean, Lecturer Practitioner, The Hospice of St Francis
A shared care pathway for people with advanced liver disease (ALD); innovation or idealistic?
Virginia Campbell, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, St Luke’s Hospice
Improving end of life care for adults with severe mental illness and life-limiting conditions
Jed Jerwood, Art Psychotherapist, John Taylor Hospice and Birmingham Solihull Mental Health Trust

4.2 It’s the journey not just the destination: reflections on Advance Care Planning

Dr Erica Borgstrom, Lecturer, Medical Anthropology and End of Life Care, The Open University
Dr Bridget M Johnston, ‎Postdoctoral Researcher in Health Economics/Health Policy, Trinity College Dublin 
Gill Horne, Director of Patient Care, Rowcroft Hospice 

4.3 Community participation and hospice care – moving from flirtation to deep commitment 

Dr Libby Sallnow, palliative medicine doctor and PhD student in new public health approaches to end of life care 
Dr Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s
Carly Attridge, Head of Volunteering, St Joseph’s Hospice

4.4 Calculating the Risk’: different approaches to problem solving

Catherine Bosworth, Director of Income Generation, Hospice UK
Karen Field,
Finance Director and  Elizabeth Webb, Director of Care Services, Arthur Rank Hospice
Penny Venables,
Chief Executive and Diane Parkes, Head of Brand and Media, John Taylor Hospice        

4.5 Integration in the real world of care 

Sharon Blackburn CBE, Policy and Communications Director, National Care Forum
Shirmilla Datta, End of Life Care Lead,  Specialist Paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust 
Dr Kirsten Moore, Senior Research Fellow, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, University College London
Professor Bridget Johnston,  Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice Research, University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

16.00 - 16.30
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

16.30 - 17.10
Plenary session 4
‘Playlist for Life’  
Andy Lowndes, 'The Music Detective' and Deputy Chair, Playlist for Life, Glasgow Caledonian University
17.10 - 18.00
Presentation of Hospice UK Awards

18.00 - 19.00
Exhibition viewing and drinks reception

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