As the UK population continues to age, demand for palliative and end of life care will increase. In June 2014, a new approach to caring for dying people was announced in England, focusing on the individual needs and wishes of the dying person and those close to them.
This seminar, chaired by Professor Baroness Finlay, brought together experts from government, the NHS, academia and the third sector with parliamentarians to discuss the new approach and challenges to providing high quality care, including attitudes towards talking about death and dying, education and training, and monitoring standards of care and outcomes.
4.20pm Registration and refreshments
4.30pm Welcome from the Chair, Professor Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University, Palliative Care Clinical Lead for Wales and Vice-chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hospice and Palliative Care
Dr Bee Wee, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England and Chair of the former Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP)
Mr Simon Chapman, Director of Policy and Parliamentary Affairs at the National Council for Palliative Care
Dr Fliss Murtagh, Reader and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London
5.55pm Chair’s concluding remarks
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