Tuesday 27 November 2018

7.30am onwards
Registration and exhibition opens
7.45- 8.45
Breakfast events:
  • Writing for publication - Adrian Aldcroft, Editor-in Chief, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
  • Embedding Apprenticeships in your employment and workforce development offer – your questions answered - Sally Garbett, Talent Development and Apprenticeship Manager, St Christopher’s   
09.00 - 10.00
Parallel sessions 1:

1.1 'A tale of two hospices’ partnerships, integration and merger? - Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive and Sara Weech, Chair,  Mountbatten, Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton; Dr Carol Davis,  Consultant Palliative Care Physician, University Hospital, Southampton; Carol Alstrom, Southampton City CCG and Trustee, Mountbatten, Isle of Wight and  Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton    

1.2 ' Hot topics' for clinicians - Professor Simon Noble, Clinical Professor of Supportive and Palliative Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport; Dr Nadia Yousaf, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

1.3 The many layers of community development - thoughts into action  - Sharon Hudson, Community Development and Partnership Lead, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice; Jed Jerwood, Clinical Academic Researcher and Art Psychotherapist, John Taylor Hospice and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust; Kerry Bareham, Nurse Consultant, St Barnabas Hospice; Alice Spearing, Engagement Office, St Richard’s Hospice

Chair and contributor Ian Leech, Community Engagement and Supportive Care Manager, St Giles Hospice 

1.4 Financial challenges facing hospices - Craig Duncan, Chief Operating Officer, Hospice UK; Anna Bennett, Charities Partner, haysmacintyre   

1.5 Conference papers: Family carers: policy and practice (3 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

  • How do family carers feature in end-of-life care policy? A scoping review of national guidelines - Dr Gail Ewing, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge 
  • Assessing the burden experienced by caregivers of patients receiving specialist palliative care -Dr Bridget Johnston, Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin   
  • Scoping the financial support for family caregivers at end of life across six countries - Dr Clare Gardener, Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
10.00 - 10.30
Refreshments and exhibition viewing
10.30 - 11.30
Official opening and Chief executives keynote speech

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive, Hospice UK

Plenary 1

Re-invention – of course, but how do we do it?  

Dr Heather Richardson, and Shaun O’Leary, Joint Chief Executives, St Christopher’s 

Break to move rooms
11.40 - 12.55
Parallel sessions 2:

2.1 Access, justice and ethics - Dr Lucy Selman, Senior Research Fellow, Bristol University; Jo Fernandes, Nurse Consultant, Hospice of St Francis; Dr Helen Kingston, Compassionate Frome Project

2.2 Living well with dementia - Dr Karen Harrison Dening, Head of Research & Publications and Caroline Scates, Professional & Practice Development Facilitator; Dementia UK; Kerry Harrison, Patient Services Director, Heart of Kent Hospice 

2.3 Quality improvement in action: transforming care through hospice and hospital partnership working - Dr Karen Groves MBE, Consultant in Palliative Medicine; Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust and Medical & Education Director, Queenscourt Hospice; Virginia Campbell, Assistant Director of Care and Quality and Claire Coyne, Consultant Nurse, St Luke’s Hospice, Basildon; Anita Hayes, Associate, Hospice UK 

2.4 Brexit and its impact on charities and the health sector - Ben Westerman, Senior External Relations Officer, NCVO  

2.5 Conference papers: Transforming palliative care: joint working and system-wide approaches (4 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

  • A dying discrepancy: the role of the law in palliative care provision - Katherine Murdoch, Medical Student, University of Bristol
  •  A joint commissioning approach to end of life care in Kirklees  - Michael Crowther, Chief Executive of Kirkwood Hospice and Helen Severns, Service Director – Integrated Commissioning for Greater Huddersfield CCG/North Kirklees CCG/Kirklees Council
  • Why missing data matter-a guide for palliative care practitioners -Dr Jamilla Hussain, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre
  • How system-wide advance care planning support can be delivered cost effectively - Josie Dixon, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science  
12.55 - 14.15
Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing
13.15 -14.15
Lunchtime session:

Research 'get together'

14.15 - 15.15
Parallel sessions 3:

3.1 Towards a UK wide understanding of hospice care – the opportunity in our data - Emily Dobson, Data Insight Analyst, St Michael’s Harrogate and consultant project co-ordinator for the National Data Programme; Richard Eason, Computer Technician, Compitel and technical consultant for the National Data Programme; Duncan Fleming, Executive Clinical Support Team Leader and Data protection Officer, Mountbatten, Isle of Wight 
Chair and contributor
Kathleen Caper, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Hospice UK

3.2 Open up Hospice Care - a national fundraising and awareness campaign for the hospice sector - Catherine Bosworth, Director of Income Generation, Hospice UK; John Palmer, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Isabel Hospice         

3.3 ‘Bounce Back Boy’ tackling the challenges of transition, discrimination and indifference – using personal experience as a catalyst for change and improving care - 
Anita Hayes, Associate, Hospice UK: Lynn Cawley, People in Partnership, Hospice UK; Amanda Cheesley, Professional Lead for Long Term Conditions and End of Life Care, Royal College of Nursing and Sally Gretton, Lead on Integration, Skills for Care

3.4 The end of life as we know it: exploring innovation in end of life supportCarrie Deacon, Head of Social Action Innovation and Daniel Farag, Director, Health Lab People Powered Results, Nesta  

3.5 Conference papers: No child left behind? The challenges we face in caring for children (3 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

  • Nurses’ perception of caring for children after organ donation in children’s hospice cool rooms - Dr Michael Tatterton, Consultant Nurse in Children’s Palliative Care / Head of Nursing; Caroline Brennan, Practice Educator 
  • How do UK hospices support families with dependent children? Results from a nationwide survey -Dr Liz Reed, Research Lead, Princess Alice Hospice
  • Children’s palliative care nurse rotation posts: a recruitment, retention and resilience solution? - Katie Stevens, Project Manager, Children’s Hospices across London 
Break to move rooms
15.25 - 16.10
Plenary session 2

'A little more action, a little less conversation’: the importance of collaboration and high quality research’

Dr Lorna Fraser, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York; Director, Martin House Research Centre  

16.10 - 16.45
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

16.45 - 18.00
Parallel sessions 4:

4.1 Living with life limiting illness: children and young people - Lucy Watts MBE, patient advocate and leader; Dr Susan Madge, Consultant Nurse and Associate Director of the Adult CF Centre Royal Brompton Hospital; Sacha Langton-Gilks, bereaved parent, teacher and writer 

4.2 Funding Project ECHO: opportunities and challenges for hospices #MovingKnowledgeNotPeople - Martin Hayes, ICP Project Director, Health and Social Care Board, Northern Ireland; Kenny Steele, Chief executive, Highland Hospice; Dr Sam Kyremateng, Medical Director, St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield 

4.3 Embracing ageing: innovation and reality - Dr Jo Hockley OBE, Research Fellow, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics; Dr Premila Fade, Consultant Geriatrician,  London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and End of Life Care Lead, British Geriatrics Society; Dr Ali Somers, co-founder, Apples and Honey, Nightingale House

4.4 Conference Papers:  Innovating and evaluating palliative care (4 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

  • The hospice-enabled dementia partnership (HEDP): overview of evaluation from 3-year pilot project - Joanne Ballentine, Hospice Nurse Specialist, Dementia & Associate Lecturer, Palliative Care Learning Academy
  • Coping with grief: identifying core outcomes for evaluation bereavement support in palliative care - Dr Emily Harrop, Marie Curie Research Associate, Marie Curie Research Centre, Cardiff University  
  • How dare we?! Discharging palliative patients from hospice services - Lara Cowley, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne.
  • Are we still performing inappropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempts at end of life? - Sally Armond, Paramedic, North West Ambulance Service  
19.30 - 23.00
Conference Dinner and presentation of Hospice UK Awards

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