Westminster Health Forum

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
For booking-related queries or information on speaking please email us at info@forumsupport.co.uk, or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7538736244 / +44 (0)7951044809.

If you’re already booked on, joining instructions can be accessed from five working days before your conference via the booking dashboard. Need help? You can contact our Delegate Relations team at delegate.relations@forumsupport.co.uk or by calling the above number.

Next steps for palliative and end of life care in England

Morning, Monday, 4th April 2022


This conference will examine the next steps for palliative and end of life care in England after the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action was updated earlier this year. It will look at how ambitions can be achieved for palliative and end of life care to promote a patient-centred approach while ensuring efficient and good quality care.


Delegates will discuss the priorities for implementing actions set out in the updated framework, which included 6 key ambitions focused around ensuring:

  • patients are being treated as individuals
  • fair accessibility to care
  • comfort and wellbeing are prioritised
  • care is coordinated and patients are seen by the right person at the right time
  • a skilled workforce
  • access to community support

Key areas for discussion in the agenda include:

  • latest thinking and strategies for developing patient-centred care
  • improving service delivery, local leadership, and the role of integrated care systems
  • tackling variation, sharing best practice and addressing inequalities
  • ensuring quality care delivery in palliative and end of life care and the priorities for regulation
  • developing the workforce, addressing specialist nurse shortages and improving staff retention and wellbeing
  • the impact of the pandemic and the NHS backlog, and key issues for meeting increased demand
  • developing the evidence-base, and improving understanding on the options available for applying innovative practices and technologies to support patient pathways and care delivery


Keynote Speakers

Alison Murray

Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders

National Clinical End of Life Care Champion, Royal College of General Practitioners and Marie Curie; End of Life Care Clinical Lead, Kingston CCG and South West London Health and Care Partnership; and Co-Founder and National Clinical Lead, Difficult Conversations

Keynote Speakers

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders

National Clinical End of Life Care Champion, Royal College of General Practitioners and Marie Curie; End of Life Care Clinical Lead, Kingston CCG and South West London Health and Care Partnership; and Co-Founder and National Clinical Lead, Difficult Conversations

Julie Pearce

Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Quality and Caring Services, Marie Curie

Alison Murray

Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

Chair

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hospice and End of Life Care

Speakers

Councillor Paul Cummins

Cabinet Member, Adult Social Care, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and Political Lead, Health Integration and Inequalities, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Professor Katherine Sleeman

Laing Galazka Chair in Palliative Care, NIHR Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London

Carolyn Doyle

Professional Lead for Community and End of Life Care, Royal College of Nursing

Dr Sinead Clarke

Medical Lead, Cheshire End of Life Partnership; Joint Medical Director, Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group; and GP, Wrenbury Medical Practice

Dr Gary Mitchell

Chair, Royal College of Nursing’s Older People’s Forum and Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Nicki Shaw

Chief Executive, Princess Alice Hospice

Professor Sam Ahmedzai

Chair and Head of the Academic Unit of Supportive Care, University of Sheffield; and Clinical Lead, NHS Evidence Specialist Collection for Supportive and Palliative Care