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Improving End of Life Care: Improving care and support during Covid-19 & Meeting the End of Life Care Quality Standard Update (Sept 2021)

This Conference is now Closed

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The end of life care update quality standard (QS13) was published by NICE in September 2021. This conference will focus on implementing the updated Quality Standard in practice and delivering high quality end of life care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The revised Quality Statements are:

Statement 1: Adults who are likely to be approaching the end of their life are identified using a systematic approach. [2011, updated 2021]

Statement 2: Adults approaching the end of their life have opportunities to discuss advance care planning. [new 2021]

Statement 3: Adults approaching the end of their life receive care that is coordinated between health and social care practitioners within and across different services and organisations. [2011, updated 2021]

Statement 4 :Adults approaching the end of their life and their carers have access to support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. [2011, updated 2021]

Statement 5: Carers providing end of life care to people at home are supported to access local services that can provide assistance. [new 2021]

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with those working to improve end of life care
  • Reflect on the lived experience of a person with a terminal illness during Covid-19
  • Understand the 2021 updates to the National Quality Standard on End of Life Care
  • Monitor progress and adherence against the individual Quality Statements and the implications and challenges of Covid-19
  • Ensuring best practice in advance care planning
  • Improving out of hours care and 24/7 support
  • Supporting people and carers dying at home during Covid-19
  • Improving communication skills and competence in dealing with distressing conversations at the end of life
  • Explore latest evidence in predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty- and how we identify people at the end of life systematically
  • Improve communication with people at the end of life including managing distressing and difficult conversations
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers Include:

Dr Iain Lawrie

Consultant & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Associate Hospital Dean for Communication Skills Teaching President, The Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland

Dr Adrian Blundell

Member, Guideline Development Group, Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult, NICE & Consultant Geriatrician, Professor in Medicine of Older People, Nottingham University Hospital

Julie Armstrong-Wilson

Lead Nurse and Operational Manager
Gold Standards Framework

Professor Sam H Ahmedzai

Specialist Committee Member, End of Life Care September 2021 Update Quality Standard, & Care of Dying Adults in the last days of life Quality Standard & Chair Guideline, Development Group for the Clinical Guideline NG31 on Care of the Dying Adult, NICE; E

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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