Innovative approaches to end-of-life care

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Event overview

This event explored innovative approaches to palliative and end-of-life care. It gave an overview of some of the national programmes of work in this area and shared lessons from good practice case studies in palliative care and local end-of-life care commissioning and delivery.


Session one

NHS England national programme for end-of-life care

  • Jacquie White, Deputy Director for Long Term Conditions, Older People and End of Life Care, NHS England

Making end-of-life care everybody's business

  • Professor Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Session two

Making end-of-life care a priority in Merton

  • Dr Caroline Chill, Clinical Director for Integration, Older and Vulnerable Adults and End of Life Care, NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

End-of-life care commissioning checklist

  • Dr Caroline Stirling, Clinical London Director, NHS England

Breakout session A: Driving care coordination using electronic records

Coordinate My Care

  • Professor Julia Riley, Clinical Lead Coordinate My Care and Palliative Care Consultant, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Lincolnshire My Right Care

  • Louise Price, Professional LEad EPaCCs (Palliative and End-of-life care), St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Breakout session B: Partnership working with hospices

EnComPASS: remote monitoring for patients in their own homes

  • Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Patient Care, St Luke's Hospice Sheffield

Project ECHO: sharing specialist skills with generalists

  • Professor Max Watson, Director of Medical and Care Services, Northern Ireland Hospice and Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Breakout session C: Using Patient and Family Centred Care at the end-of-life

Supporting failing hearts and developing care success

  • Simon Brader, Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jane James, Chief Clinical Physiologist, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ensuring all patients die with dignity and comfort in an acute medical ward environment

  • Frances Riley, Ward Sister, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Julia Buchanan, Professional Development Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Improving quality of care at the end-of-life in the elderly care department

  • Dr Sarah Gilson, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Breakout session D: Working with communities to improve end-of-life care

Compassionate communities: caring for people through death and loss is everyone's business

  • Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders, Marie Curie National Clinical End of Life Care Champion, Royal College of GPs

Barriers and facilitators to achieving home death – ten action points to enable patient death at home

  • Doa'a Kerwat, Shiraz Jamshaid, Meelad Sayma, Dina Saleh, Aaniya Ahmed, Folashade Oyewole, Samad Wahid, Medical students, Imperial Business School

Breakout session E: Improving end-of-life care in acute hospitals

Transforming end-of-life care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

  • Dr Andrea Whitfield, Head of Department for Palliative Medicine and Clinical Lead for End of Life Care, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Harriet Preston, Consultant in Palliative medicine, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sponsors and exhibitors


CME Medical

CME Medical

The National Council for Palliative Care

The National Council for Palliative Care