Thursday, 17 July 2008

Delivering effective end-of-life care: developing partnership working

Delivering effective end-of-life care: developing partnership working
Wednesday 15 October 2008, 10.00am–4.15pm Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London
Recognition of the need for good-quality end-of-life care is at the heart of the government's new End of Life Care Strategy. Produced in partnership between The King's Fund, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Council for Palliative Care, this one-day conference will highlight the key challenges involved in implementing the strategy.
Much pioneering work has been done by a wide range of organisations across health and social care. In order to enable greater choice for those at the end of their life, there is now a move towards more effective commissioning and co-ordination of this care. We will share good practice and innovation using case studies and interactive workshops, with a focus on partnership working.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Mike Richards CBE, Chair, End of Life Care Strategy Advisory Board and National Clinical Director for Cancer, will give the keynote address and that the full conference programme is available on our website.
Confirmed speakers include the following:
Dr James Beattie, National Clinical Lead, NHS Heart Improvement Programme and Consultant Cardiologist, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, on delivering effective end-of-life care for non-cancer patients.
Dr Andrew Daley, Consultant, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on identifying and better understanding your palliative care patients.
Martin Green, Chief Executive, English Community Care Association, on the challenges of partnership working.
Penny Hansford, Director of Nursing, St Christopher's Hospice, on delivering staff skills.
Martin McShane, Director of Strategic Planning and Health Outcomes, Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust, on the challenges of commissioning.

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