Living and Dying in Late Old Age


1 day
14 Jun, 2018
10am-4.15pm (Registration from 9.30am)
This course is part funded. The full price for this event would be £132.
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King's College London, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG
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About the event

Living into late old age is a reality for many people today and is likely to become increasingly common. Assumptions about people in late old age and how care is constructed around them are often ill-considered and result in relatively poor quality of life and equally poor experience of care.

This event is an opportunity for individuals and organisations delivering palliative care to gain new insights into ways and means that might change this scenario. If you are curious, committed to providing the best care for the very old and interested in seeing their world and ours differently, this is an important event to attend.


Venue Information

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue for this conference has changed. The conference will now take place in King’s College London, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG, which a wonderful setting for the day.  If you require travel information for Bush House, please click here.

  • What will I learn?

    The day will offer the following:

    • New knowledge about how to think about designing services for older people at the end of life
    • Reviewing and re-visioning place of hospice in older people and pall care
    • New ideas about who and how to work with to this end
    • Revised perspective about collaborative work across sectors.
  • Who is it for?

    • Those who are curious about how their hospice can realise its potential and respond to the growing number of older people with complex needs
    • Those who work in end of life care with older people and want to think more about the interface between palliative care and old age
    • Anyone interested in thinking together about how to best support and provide care for older people dying in late old age, drawing on the skills and offerings of professionals across specialities, family carers, local people and communities.
  • Conference speakers

    Dr Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s Hospice

    Dr Caroline Nicholson, Senior Clinical Lecturer: Supportive and End of Life Care (Nursing), King’s College London and St Christopher’s Hospice
    Professor Mike Bennett, Professor of Palliative Medicine, St Gemma’s Hospice and Director of the Academic Unit of Palliative Care
    Dr Premila Fade, Consultant Geriatrician, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and End of Life Care Lead for British Geriatrics Society
    Dr Kathryn Mannix, Consultant in Palliative Care and CBT Therapist
    Professor Katherine Froggatt, Senior Lecturer, University of Lancaster
    Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research, Hospice UK
    Dr Katherine Tully, Southwark Nursing Home GP and Artist.

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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses