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 28, 2018
    Parallel sessions 7 - 7.2 Dementia: The role of hospices in bridging the gap
    In this session, Michael Verde, founder of Memory Bridge: The Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory, and Liz Bryan, director of education and training at St Christopher’s, used extracts from the documentary ‘Love is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness’ to consider the role of hospices in changing societal attitudes towards people with dementia. The film, produced in collaboration with Michael Verde and world-renowned solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie, documents how, by using her extraordinary awareness of non-verbal communication, Evelyn was able to make an emotionally profound connections with individuals who many might consider to be beyond meaningful reach.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    7.5 Conference papers. Engaging patients and the wider public - Lights, camera, action: the story behind the scenes of ‘The Hospice’
    Cheri Strudwick, Head of Marketing and Communications, ellenor 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 28, 2018
    Parallel sessions 7 - 7.1 Diversity in governance: what can it do for your hospice and how to achieve it
    In this session Kai Adams, who leads the Charities and Social Enterprise practice at Green Park Interim & Executive Search, explored the current relevance of diversity and inclusion in a board setting. He examined diversity that is both visible and invisible, inherited and acquired, physical and cognitive and look at why it is important – not just as another in a long list of board priorities, but as a solution to many of the challenges facing the sector. Based on examples from his career as a headhunter, Kai offered practical advice on how to develop a proposition that will help to attract diverse candidates, provide tips on recruitment and retention, and highlight the many advantages of a diverse and complementary board. Geoff Pringle, Chair of Trustees for Hospiscare in Exeter, described his trustees’ commitment to ensure that their board represents the community it serves. Geoff talked about age diversity and how Hospiscare went about recruiting a ‘young’ trustee.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    Parallel sessions 7 - 7.4 Hard earned, easily lost: Your hospice’s reputation and how to manage it
    It is vital for hospices to be able to respond quickly and proactively to prevent an issue escalating into a crisis. In this session, we will explore why reputation management is a major strategic issue facing senior teams and trustees alike. Two hospice chief executives shared top tips from tricky situations they have handled and Hospice UK shared information on how they can support your contingency planning for crisis communications.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    Parallel sessions 6 - 6.2 Caring for LGBT people
    As the Care Quality Commission reported recently, LGBT people can sometimes experience poorer quality care at the end of their lives because their needs are not fully understood or considered. With international reach and practical insights from the latest research, this session provided inspirational real world examples of initiatives to develop personalised end of life care for LGBT people.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    Parallel sessions 6 - 6.3 Reflections on families and caring in the 21st century
    This session provided a brief global update on carers research together with what’s new in the UK. It featured headlines from the recent national survey exploring carers support in UK hospices, where are the gaps and how can we become more systematic and relevant in our support for family carers. It also featured a case-based focus on the common psychological defences that families use to cope with uncertain and gloomy prognoses, along with practical ideas and tools for front-line palliative staff to honour the psychological aspects of care which often dominate the experience of illness.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    Parallel sessions 6 - 6.4 Hospices as learning organisations: embedding lessons learnt from major events
    Many of us feel confident to assure our boards that everything is in place to be a safe, learning organisation. Despite this, events still take place which leave organisations reeling, managers distraught, and teams devastated. In reviewing incident-reporting it is believed that there is an ‘iceberg’ effect and that only the tip of the iceberg translates into organisational learning. Many incidents go unreported or even unnoticed, leaving the organisation unable to improve. We know that an open organisational culture and a non-punitive reporting system promotes internal reporting and learning. But what about cross-organisational and sector learning? In this session three hospice chief executives shared their experiences of major events and the lessons learnt, including how to support staff, and provided ideas for others to review in their own workplaces.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    6.5 Conference papers. Care settings and service design - HOLISTIC: Hospice-Led Innovations Study to Improve Care
    Jonathan Ellis, Director of Advocacy and Change, Hospice UK 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 28, 2018
    6.5 Conference papers. Care settings and service design - Community volunteering in adult hospices: analysis of the extent, benefits and barriers
    Dr Ros Scott, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Dundee 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 28, 2018
    6.5 Conference papers. Care settings and service design - A re-design of day therapy services: from social groups to ‘specialist care’ and back again
    Emily Stowe, Day Therapy Manager, St Clare Hospice 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.

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