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

Jacquie White, Deputy Director for Long Term Conditions, Older People and End of Life Care, NHS England
NHS England national programme for end-of-life care

Professor Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
Making end-of-life care everybody's business

Session two

Dr Caroline Chill, Clinical Director for Integration, Older and Vulnerable Adults and End of Life Care, NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group
Making end-of-life care a priority in Merton

Dr Caroline Stirling, Clinical London Director, NHS England
End-of-life care commissioning checklist

Breakout session A: Driving care coordination using electronic records

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

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

Breakout session B: Partnership working with hospices

Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Patient Care, St Luke's Hospice Sheffield
EnComPASS: remote monitoring for patients in their own homes

Professor Max Watson, Director of Medical and Care Services, Northern Ireland Hospice and Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
Project ECHO: sharing specialist skills with generalists

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

Simon Brader, Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist, Great Western Hospital NHS Ftoundation Trust
Jane James, Chief Clinical Physiologist, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Supporting failing hearts and developing care success

Frances Riley, Ward Sister, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Julia Buchanan, Professional Development Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ensuring all patients die with dignity and comfort in an acute medical ward environment

Dr Sarah Gilson, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Improving quality of care at the end-of-life in the elderly care department

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

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders, Marie Curie National Clinical End of Life Care Champion, Royal College of GPs
Compassionate communities: caring for people through death and loss is everyone's business

Doa'a Kerwat, Shiraz Jamshaid, Meelad Sayma, Dina Saleh, Aaniya Ahmed, Folashade Oyewole, Samad Wahid, Medical students, Imperial Business School
Barriers and facilitators to achieving home death - ten action points to enable patient death at home

Breakout session E: Improving end-of-life care in acute 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
Transforming end-of-life care at Blackpool Teaching Hospital