Conferences and learning events resource centre

Browse presentations from our retail, clinical and annual conferences, and from some learning events.

The resource centre gives you access to presentations, documents and videos, where available, from our main conferences and learning events.

Use ‘Choose category’ to browse presentations from a particular type of event. ‘Keyword’ searching will find results from any of the events. These resources are from conferences or learning events, which have taken place from 2014 onwards.

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  • Nov 24, 2017
    Conference Close
    Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Parallel session 6.1: Conference papers. Leaning in: transformation and privilege
    This session includes four presentations of abstracts submitted via our Call for Papers. The abstracts are published in a conference supplement produced by BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Parallel session 6.2: Primary palliative care: working across boundaries
    As care in the community becomes increasingly fragmented with fewer resources, how can we integrate our services and share skills between providers to improve care for more people? In this session Kay Green, Chair of the National Hospice at Home Association, will share perspectives on the numerous models of care in the home, and what the future could hold. Dr Lucy Martin has been very involved in a Macmillan-funded model to integrate community palliative and primary services, and will share the pitfalls and success factors.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Parallel session 6.3: Collaboration – proactive approaches to shape change
    The objective of this session is to provide examples of proactive collaborations where hospices have engaged with partners to: • take up new funding opportunities • influence and shape the vision for end of life care • develop fresh approaches to old problems. We will hear about the opportunities and challenges of supporting people with Personal Health Budgets at end of life, and the focus they give to personalised care; how hospices can work together proactively to lead in shaping local approaches to end of life; and how a new cross sector partnership is helping healthcare professionals overcome fears about difficult conversations at end of life.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Parallel session 6.4: Applying design thinking in end of life care
    We all face the challenges of rising demand, increasing complexity, constrained resources and the need to reach all parts of the communities we serve and support. To meet these challenges, radical change and innovation is needed – new models of care, new collaborations, and new ways of engaging and working alongside local communities. What can design thinking teach us? In this session we will hear from service designers and hospice providers who are working together and with local communities to radically rethink what good end of life care could look like. We will learn about how principles of user-led design, prototyping and radical collaboration are being applied in end of life care, what new ideas are emerging and being tested, and what is being learnt along the way. We'll also gauge interest in ongoing collaboration amongst those involved or interested in this area of work, to continue sharing and learning together, supported by Hospice UK.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Lunchtime session: e-ELCA: e-Learning to enhance education and training for end of life care
    e-ELCA (End of Life Care for All) is delivered by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, in partnership with the Association for Palliative Medicine. Come along to this session to find out how you can best use the free e-ELCA resources to support your learning and teaching.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Plenary 6: Returning death back to community
    In our final plenary which is bound to be highly stimulating, Cormac Russell will speak about the hospice movement as an attempt to return death back to the centre of community life and restore the function of helping our neighbours die. Whilst recognising the importance of clinicians and services, he will explore the space beyond the limits of what institutions can do to assist our end of life experiences, and shine a light on how the assets of community are of vital importance in this space in having a good life into death, and dying well in the fullness of life.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Parallel session 5.2: What role can hospices play in reducing the number of people dying in hospital? Introducing the HOLISTIC project
    In this session, delegates will hear the background and progress with a study that Hospice UK has been commissioned to undertake by NHS England to examine the effect of hospice-led interventions on the use of acute care at the end of life. Delegates will also hear about the experiences of St Helena Hospice in Colchester and St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Parallel session 5.1: Conference papers. Reaching out: primary care, care homes and ambulance services
    This session includes four presentations of abstracts submitted via our Call for Papers. The abstracts are published in a conference supplement produced by BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Parallel session 5.3: What can we learn from Award winners?
    This session focuses on three different award-winning initiatives that are all replicable. The presenters will share the challenges and success factors of three important and life-changing initiatives. Dr Colette Reid and team won the BMJ 2017 Palliative and Hospice team award for their innovation in communicating concerns about deteriorating patients between hospital and primary care. Dr Sarah Mollart, runner-up in the BMJ 2017 Palliative awards, will explain how St Nicholas Hospice is giving sight back to a huge percentage of blind people in the UK. Liz Messenger and Chris Stothard will share the work of the Leeds Dying Matters Partnership which won the NCPC 2017 award for raising awareness of death and bereavement in the Leeds community.

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