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.

  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 1 - 1.4 Financial challenges facing hospices
    This session provided a strategic overview of some of the financial challenges facing the hospice sector, using the underlying data from several years of Hospice UK’s annual Hospice Accounts report to illustrate key trends and challenges. The speakers also reflected on some of the learning from our Hospice Finance Sustainability Index.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 1 - 1.2 ‘Hot topics’ for clinicians
    This session provided updates on two contemporary topics for clinicians: • ‘All you need to know about clots!’ An update on the best approach to identifying and treating blood clots in the palliative phase of illness. There will be a focus on benefits, harms and quality of life. The risks and economics of the newer agents will be covered and how thinking should change. • ‘New cancer treatments – potential and pitfalls’. An overview of novel cancer treatment agents together with what is relevant for palliative nurses and doctors to look out for. Case studies will provide a focus on the benefits and toxicities.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Parallel sessions 1 - 1.1 ‘A tale of two hospices’: partnerships, integration and merger
    Over recent years, it has been widely suggested that hospices should find ways of developing partnerships in order to sustain their impact and also to develop new models for the future. This session explored the process of instigating, developing and formalising a partnership between two hospices in the south of England. Over the past two years, initial discussions, followed by a more formal process between local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), University Hospital Southampton and Mountbatten, Isle of Wight have led to an agreement between a number of partners where Mountbatten, Isle of Wight will take on responsibility and leadership for the future development of Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton. The Southampton hospice has been run by the NHS for the last 40 or so years. The new agreement will see Countess Mountbatten Hospice becoming independent, reducing the support of the local CCGs over a number of years, whilst growing new and much needed services through community engagement and fundraising. The session explored in detail the process to date as well as introducing plans for the future. It has been a time of negotiation, complexity, compromise and real partnership development and we intend that the presentation will highlight the benefits, potential and possibility of hospices coming together in order to achieve scale and to benefit a much larger population for the future.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    1.5 Conference Papers. Family carers: policy and practice - Scoping the financial support for family caregivers at end of life across six counties
    Dr Clare Gardiner, Research Fellow, University of Sheffield This session included presentation of three abstracts submitted via the call for papers. The abstracts are reproduced in a conference supplement published by BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, an official journal of Hospice UK.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Writing for Publication 2018
    Adrian Aldcroft, editor-in-chief of BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, gave advice on getting your research into publication.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    4.4 Conference papers. Innovating and evaluating palliative care - Are we still performing inappropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempts at end of life?
    Sally Armond, Paramedic, North West Ambulance Service This session included presentation of four abstracts submitted via the call for papers. The abstracts are reproduced in a conference supplement published by BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, an official journal of Hospice UK.
  • Nov 26, 2018
    Thinking Outside the Box
    A workshop that considered how we extend research dissemination beyond the traditional media of academic journal articles and poster presentations. Jed Jerwood, Clinical Academic Researcher and Art Psychotherapist, John Taylor Hospice and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust Chair: Karen Charnley, Head of Institute, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
  • May 01, 2018
    How much?? Maximising a merchandising opportunity - Martlets Hospice
    When Martlets Hospice co-ordinated their highly successful Snowdogs event in Brighton, it gave their retail outlets a chance to generate income from the sale of related products. Sally Brighton, Director of Income Generation for the hospice, explains how they went about it, and the challenges they faced.
  • May 01, 2018
    British Red Cross shops - their call to action
    Paul Thompson, Director of Retail at the British Red Cross, and his presentation to the Hospice UK Retail Conference 2018 about the response of the charity's shops to a major call to action.
  • May 01, 2018
    Ashgate Furniture Company - creating an online furniture store
    Many hospice retailers sell donated furniture and have furniture shops. Ashgate Hospice have gone one step further by opening a furniture store and e commerce site selling brand new pieces to create a lifestyle brand that challenges mainstream retailers. Discover the what, why and how of this exciting development.

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