One Day Essential | End of Life Care

Date27 September 2017
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time17:00
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, First5, Nurse
RCGP Accredited



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This event will be chaired by Dr Sarah Mitchell, Generalist Lead for Palliative and End of Life Care, West Midlands Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate, NHS England - West Midlands.

500,000 people die every year in the UK, and the number is rising. GPs and the primary care team play a pivotal role in the delivery of palliative and end of life care (PEOLC) to all patients regardless of their age and medical condition. As GPs, we deliver PEOLC with limited time resource and in the context of increasing demands to avoid hospital admissions as people near the end of their lives. Although we work alongside specialist palliative care services, these can be variable in terms of both availability and type of service provision. GPs often express a desire for more training and expertise in this area.

This one day essential course aims to provide a comprehensive update in PEOLC for GPs including:

· The need for palliative and end of life care in primary care for patients with malignant and non-malignant disease, including frailty

· A practical update on symptom control and care of the person and family at the time of death

· An introduction to public health approaches in palliative care

· Debate and discussion about how we can manage care planning in primary care in the most effective manner for patients, families and the primary care team.

Delegates will leave the day with refreshed knowledge, insights and ideas which will be of immediate relevance to their clinical practice.

09:00 Coffee & Registration

09:30 Welcome by the Chair
Dr Sarah Mitchell

09:45 Priorities in Palliative Care
Professor Keri Thomas

10:30 Frailty, geriatrics and palliative care

11:15 Refreshments & Exhibition

11:40 Workshop A Symptom control and Anticipatory prescribing
Claire Ferguson (Marie Curie Hospice Solihull)

12:25 Workshop B Caring at the time of death
Dr Elena Baker-Glynn

13:10 Lunch & Exhibition

14:00 Advance Care Planning
Dr Yvonne Cartwright

14:45 Introduction to public health approaches / compassionate communities
Manjula Patel

15:30 Refreshments & Exhibition

15.55 Palliative and End of Life Care in Primary Care
The RCGP / Marie Curie partnership and quality improvement

16.40 Chairman Closing Remarks
Dr Sarah Mitchell

16:50 Close of the Conference

Whilst we endeavour to present the programme as advertised, we reserve the right to amend timings and content

VenueRadisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, 130 Tottenham Court Road , London, W1T 5AY
Maximum capacity280
EmailRCGP Conferences
Phone020 3188 7658
ContactRCGP Conferences


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