Overview

Following on from the highly successful and well-attended event in Manchester, Open Forum Events are proud to be bringing the Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice conference to London.

Approximately half a million people die every year in the UK. Three-quarters of these deaths are not sudden but are expected, requiring specialist care and treatment during the final days, in accordance with the wishes of patients and their families. An independent report has rated the quality of end of life care in the UK as one of the best in the world, however, as the ageing population continues to grow so does the number of people experiencing ‘drawn out deaths’. Improvements have been made in all areas of end of life and palliative care, however, to stay at the forefront of provision more needs to be done.

This is what some of the delegates had to say about the previous conference:

  • ‘Brilliant! Well done, all very interactive and motivational.’
  • ‘Speaker programme was interesting. Speakers passionate about their topic – they weren’t just ‘teaching’ sessions. Empowering.’
  • ‘Excellent delivery by all speakers. Easily understandable, ready to answer questions and provide support outside of forum i.e. during breaks.’

The Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice conference will examine how the delivery of care in the UK is evolving to support and fulfil need requirements, whilst respecting the choices expressed by patients and their families.

The event will feature a highly informative agenda, presenting speakers who are experts in their field, plus examples of best practice which delegates may feel appropriate to adopt into their own provision arrangements. Delegates will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care, as well as share their own stories and experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking about end of life care.

Benefits of Attending

The Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice conference offers the thoughts of highly knowledgeable speakers, sharing both professional and personal experiences. It is ideally placed to update delegates on the latest findings from research conducted to give an accurate picture of the experiences of patients nearing the end of their lives and their families. The day will look to how future care can be improved for all and share some of the excellent examples of good practice

  • Hear what improvements have been undertaken to improve care
  • Learn about the areas that remain below an acceptable standard and what needs to be done to address them
  • Gain insight into caring for a dying person
  • How can we ensure those with learning disabilities have access to the same level of provision to the rest of the population?
  • Hear about forward thinking practices in end of life care
  • What can be done to help children, young people and their families in dealing with a terminal or life limiting illness
  • How will the NICE guidelines improve the experiences of those nearing the end of their life
  • What difference will Emergency Care and Treatment Plans in the decision making process to resuscitate
  • Share best practice
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate current working practices and those for the future
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.
  • Make contacts
Calendar

27th October
2016

Location

London,
UK

Price

From
£160+VAT

Speakers

11
Speakers

Speakers

Salli Jeynes

Salli Jeynes

Chief Executive

The End of Life Partnership

(confirmed)

Jane Ortega

Janet Ortega

Head of Integrated Care

Care Quality Commission

(confirmed)

Nicola Winship

Nicola Winship

Carer

(confirmed)

NHS England

Suzanne Jones

Project Lead for personal health budgets at end of life, Personalisation and Choice Group

NHS England

(confirmed)

Gemma del Toro

Gemma del Toro

Specialist Palliative Care Services

Royal Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust

(confirmed)

Kate Masters

Kate Masters,

End of Life Campaigner

(confirmed)

Joanna Goodrich

Joanna Goodrich,

Head of Evidence and Learning

The Point of Care Foundation

(confirmed)

Barbara Gelb OBE

Barbara Gelb OBE,

CEO

Together for Short Lives

(confirmed)

Dr Sam Ahmedzai

Dr Sam Ahmedzai,

Emeritus Professor in Department of Oncology at University of Sheffield

(invited)

Jayne Cooper

Jayne Cooper

Director of Nursing

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

(confirmed)

Claire Henry

Claire Henry,

Chief Executive,

National Council for Palliative Care

(Confirmed)

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Event Schedule

This bespoke programme has been designed to give delegates maximum opportunity to question, express opinions and debate with the plenary speakers the future of end of life care, whilst ample networking time will allow for peer discussion and introductions.

> 08.30 - Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

‘Welcome’

This opening address will cover some of the key facts and explore some of the challenges surrounding palliative and end of life care. Salli will share both her professional and personal refections formulated from her extensive experience in this very important but often overlooked area of care.

‘Caring for the Dying with Choice and Compassion’

Palliative and End of Life Care in the UK has been improving and is regarded as one of the best in the world. However, several recent reports have highlighted some of the weaknesses in the system and areas that need to be addressed to ensure everyone approaching the end of life receives high quality, personalised care.

‘A Carer’s Perspective’

A highly emotional account of one family’s exeperience of the end life care received by a much loved relative.

‘Utilising Personal Budgets’

An update on progress and work to date by NHS England to make End of Life Care personalised, including the introduction of personal health budgets or similar delivery models.

> 11:10 - Coffee in the Networking Area

> 11:45 - Case Study

‘Caring for those with Learning Disabilities’

Past experience has shown that people with learning disabilities who were facing a life-limiting illness did not seem to access the same services or receive the same quality of service as the rest of the population. Individuals with learning disabilities, who have palliative care needs, should receive the coordinated support needed in living their lives to the full, until the end of their life.
‘Replacing DNR Orders with Emergency Care and Treatment Plans’

The now withdrawn Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) received criticism for the lack of communication and consultation between patients and staff, with some people being placed on the pathway without their or their family’s knowledge. Similarly, Do Not Attempt Resusitation orders were on occasions put in place without patients being aware. Emergency Care and Treatment Plans are being introduced to encourage staff to talk to patients and relatives about dying.
‘Resilience-Supporting Hospice Staff at Stressful Times’

To better support staff and volunteers Hospice UK commissioned The Point of Care Foundationto to develop a framework which will be used to assess and build the resilience and to help hospices improve the wellbeing of their workforce volunteers.

> 14:15 - Chair’s Afternoon Address

> 14:20 - Case Study

‘Meeting the Palliative Needs of Children, Young People and their Families’

There are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life limiting or life threatening condition who may require specialist care. There are areas of concern around the provision of children’s palliative care and specifically end of life care which need to be addressed.
‘The Guidelines to Improve Care for People at the End of Life’

NICE has launched the first guidelines for the NHS on improving care for people who are in their last days of life. These guidelines aim to put the dying person at the heart of decisions about their care, so that they can be supported in their final days in accordance with their wishes.
‘The Award Winning CoSI team ‘Coordinated, Safe, Integrated’

The CoSI team ‘Coordinated, Safe, Integrated’, a partnership of community care organisations in North West Surrey, with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices working as lead partner has been awarded ‘End of life care champions of the year’. This award is another boost for the CoSI team who recently won the End of Life Care award at the Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network Awards.
‘Advanced Care Planning’

Advance care planning is an extremely important factor in improving the end of life care experience for patients and their families reducing stress, anxiety, and depression for those left behind.

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Event Sponsors

Kyowa Kirin
Kyowa Kirin

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The agenda will examine how the delivery of palliative and end of life care in the UK is evolving to support and fulfil need requirements, whilst respecting the choices expressed by patients and their families. An independent report has rated the quality of end of life care in the UK as one of the best in the world, however, to stay at the forefront of provision more needs to be done.

The £3.8bn Better Care Fund aims to ensure a transformation in integrated health and social care and to improve people’s experience of coordinated care, any local plans submitted to the Better Care Fund should include specific proposals for end of life care. If you are in anyway involved in the process of transforming the future of health and social care, we provide the ideal platform to meet, share ideas and improve outcomes. Getting involved in our events enables you to gather specific leads, target a defined audience and generate new business.

If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Daniel Snape on 0161 376 9007 or by registering your interest using the button below.

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Event Supporters

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices
NCPC

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Open Forum Events offer a number of partnership, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that can meet your marketing and business development needs. Our programmes and conference agenda are carefully aligned with the training needs of our audiences. All of our packages are tailored to meet the requirements of your organisation, and we work with our clients on a bespoke basis to ensure you receive the best possible return on your investment.

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Our gold package offers exclusive benefits and high impact branding before, during and after the conference. The unique elements of this package ensure that sponsors have maximum exposure across all the event literature and promotion, this includes a high profile speaking role in the morning plenary session alongside our keynote speakers.

Features of the package:
Opportunity to stand alongside morning keynote speakers in the main plenary and deliver a 20 minute presentation. Acknowledgement from the Chair during the opening address.
3m x 2m exhibition space in a prime location in the networking area.
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Branding of your company logo on the event lanyards which all attendees of the event wear.
Full page advertisement within the delegate event guide.
Use of the event logo and web link on your own website.
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We will include a QR code for your company URL in the event guide so that all delegates with smart phones can link straight to your website.
You will receive a hard copy of the delegates contact details on the day of event and an electronic version post event.
5 complimentary delegate passes for event (Cost £395 + VAT per ticket if purchased separately).
5 guest delegate passes, to be used for any current/potential public sector customers you would like to attend on the day (Cost £195 + VAT per ticket if purchased separately).
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The opportunity to present a 20 minute session and interact with delegates who are key decision-makers and have chosen your organisation as a potential solution provider.
3m x 2m exhibition space in the networking area.
Use of the event logo and web link on your own website.
Your logo and a 100 word profile about your company will be displayed in the event delegate guide and event website with a web link to your website.
We will include a QR code for your company URL in the event guide so that all delegates with smart phones can link straight to your website.
You will receive a hard copy of the delegates contact details on the day of event and an electronic version post event.
3 complimentary delegate passes for event (Cost £395 + VAT per ticket if purchased separately).
3 guest delegate passes, to be used for any current/potential public sector customers you would like to attend on the day (Cost £195 + VAT per ticket if purchased separately).
Opportunity to provide article for our website, marketed and promoted by Open Forum Events.

Our panel debates are an outstanding forum for engaging debate and opinion, offering sponsors a unique opportunity to tackle some of the key issues facing the public sector. In this interactive session the entire audience is given the chance to put their questions to a high level panel of expert speakers who can offer their own insight and knowledge on the most current issues.

Opportunity to have a seat on the afternoon panel debate in the main plenary
Introduction from the Chair
3m x 2m exhibition space in the networking area.
Use of the event logo and web link on your own website.
Your logo and a 100 word profile about your company will be displayed in the event delegate guide and event website with a web link to your website.
We will include a QR code for your company URL in the event guide so that all delegates with smart phones can link straight to your website.
You will receive a hard copy of the delegates contact details on the day of event and an electronic version post event.
3 complimentary delegate passes for event (Cost £395 + VAT per ticket if purchased separately).
3 guest delegate passes, to be used for any current/potential public sector customers you would like to attend on the day (Cost £195 + VAT per ticket if purchased separately).

A fantastic opportunity to exhibit your organisation within the delegate networking sessions, an area designed for industry and government to interact throughout refreshment breaks in a relaxed and informal manner.

Features of the package: 

3m x 2m exhibition space in the networking area.
Use of the event logo and web link on your own website.
Your logo and a 100 word profile about your company will be displayed in the event delegate guide and event website with a web link to your website.
We will include a QR code for your company URL in the event guide so that all delegates with smart phones can link straight to your website.
You will receive a hard copy of the delegates contact details on the day of event and an electronic version post event.
3 complimentary delegate passes for event (Cost £395 + VAT per ticket if purchased separately).

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