End of Life Care Congress
12 Feb 2013
Broadcast from London

The End of Life Care Congress and broadcast is the unique, up to the minute briefing event for senior policy makers where you can hear how others are taking steps towards commissioning the quality care people want, truly understanding people’s need at the end of life, and working together towards an integrated service.

As the Government discuss the implications of the Dilnott report and possible new financial mechanisms for funding end of life care, the imperative for end of life care services is to provide, quality, dignity and choice and avoid unnecessary readmissions. Forward thinking services need to adapt their plans

Eve Richardson, Chief Executive, National Council for Palliative Care
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Care
Keynote address: The future of end of life care: Why and what will be needed

Dr Nick Bishop, National Professional Advisor, Care Quality Commission
National best practice: Improving outcomes

Jonathan Ellis, Director of Public Policy and Parliamentary Affairs, Help the Hospices
The Future for Hospice Care

Panel discussion: Session 1
Kate Heaps, Chief Executive, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Working in partnership for quality, integrated end of life care

Danielle Hamm, Director, Compassion in Dying
End of Life Rights Community Advocacy Project

Elaine Owen, End of Life Care Service Improvement Lead for Acute, and Specialist Services, Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical, Networks/Palliative and End of Life Care Network
Keeping track of progress in delivering end of life care: The End of Life Care Quality Assessment Tool

Panel discussion: Session 2
Graham Gibbens, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Public Health, Kent County Council
Integration with Health and the KCC Transformation Project

David Shaw, Director of Service Development, Marie Curie Cancer Care
Redesigning end of life care services around patient need

Looking to the future of best practice: Working with patients with rapid and complex medical neurological conditions
Dr Ana Draper, MacMillan Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist, Palliative Care Service, Hemel Hempstead;
Elizabeth Garrood, Co-ordinator and Project Lead for Rare and Rapidly Progressing Neurological Conditions, Hertfordshire Neurological Service;
Emma Day, PhD Student, UCL Institute of Child Health.

Questions and discussion: Session 3
Seminar Sessions:
One of the following seminar sessions will be broadcast

Ensuring quality standards
Penny Turner, Lead Nurse for Clinical Quality and Practice Development, Earl Mountbatten Hospice;
Dee Curliss, Macmillan Nurse, CNS, Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Making choice a reality in care homes
Professor Julienne Meyer, Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People, City University London; Executive Director, My Home Life programme; Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Griffith University (Australia); Visiting Professor of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Caring for people with dementia in an acute settings
Philippa Pordes, Modern Matron, Mid Cheshire NHS Trust;
Angela Ashcroft, Teaching Team Leader, Cheshire Hospices Education.