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Hospice Care: Fit for the Future (21- 23 October 2013)                                                

 

This year's conference, in Bournemouth, reflected recommendations emerging from the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care and the urgency for hospices to prepare for a future that will be characterised by greater demand, few resources, increased clinical and social complexity in the delivery of care, and higher public and patient expectation.
 

A flagship event in the hospice and palliative care calendar, our conference brings together people from a range of disciplines to facilitate debate and share learning. In 2013, it was run in association with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Sue Ryder and had four themes:

  • Strategic leadership
  • Building the evidence base
  • Organisational culture and workforce
  • Innovations in care

 

 

Highlights

  • David - Closing Plenary Closing plenaryClosing plenary David Praill, Help the Hospices
  • Dr Alex Jadad Dying healthy and happy: the most important challenge of our timeDying healthy and happy: the most important challenge of our time Dr Alex Jadad, Centre for Global e-Health Innovation
  • Death: the upside Opening Plenary, Death: the upsideRichard Smith, former editor BMJ; director of the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative
  • Parallel session 4 Parallel session 4Can giving patients choice be cost-effective? Catherine Deakin and Jonathan Ellis, Help the Hospices; Preth Rao, Sue Ryder; Phil McCarvill, Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Parallel session 5 Parallel session 5Working differently with hospitals Dr John Hughes, Sue Ryder; Dame Barbara Monroe and Liz Bryan, St Christopher's Hospice
  • Professor Scott A. Murray PlenaryPlenary Professor Jane Seymour, Sue Ryder Care Professor in Palliative and End of Life Studies and Professor Scott A. Murray, St Columba's Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care, University of Edinburgh Chair: Dr Ros Taylor, Hospice of St Francis
  • Recommendations from the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care Recommendations from the Commission into the Future of Hospice CareRecommendations from the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care Dame Clare Tickell, Action for Children and the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care; Dame Barbara Monroe, St Christopher's and the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care Response and comment David Praill, Help the Hospices; Dr Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care; Dr Jane Collins, Marie Curie Cancer Care; Paul Woodward, Sue Ryder Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Howard of Lympne, CH, QC, Chair of Help the Hospices
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