Improving palliative care for people with advancing heart failure

Opportunities for integration and collaboration

St Christopher's CARE

Event overview

  • 19 Jun, 2024
  • One day conference
  • £99 Early Bird until 31 March (Full price £150)
  • All prices include VAT
  • St Christopher's CARE

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This one-day conference offers new insights about how to advance and improve care for people living and dying with advancing heart failure.

It draws heavily on learning generated in a recent programme of innovation and service development in South-East London, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing and led by St Christopher’s in partnership with professional colleagues in hospital and the community. Its content and focus has been shaped by conversations and engagement with advocates of lived experience.

Heart Failure Conference 2024

By attending this conference participants can expect:

  • New insights regarding what is most important to people living with a diagnosis of advancing heart failure, including families and carers
  • An introduction to a model of collaboration and integration of services and professional effort, essential to enabling people living with heart failure to die well
  • New awareness regarding the opportunities to improve quality of life for people facing a diagnosis of advancing heart failure through shared efforts across specialties, services and teams  
  • Information regarding areas of service innovation that increase the opportunities for home-based care for people living with advancing heart failure
  • Opportunities for nurses to increase their role and contribution to heart failure services in the future
  • Palliative care teams
  • Heart failure teams
  • Clinicians working in either specialty
  • Primary care colleagues
  • Clinicians working in complex care or rapid response teams
  • Clinicians working in urgent care
  • Clinical Commissioning Group members
  • Integrated Care Board members

Full programme for the day to follow soon.

Joy Ross

Dr Joy Ross

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s Dr Joy Ross trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. She completed her PhD at Imperial College, London, studying the pharmacogenetics of response to opioids. She has worked as a Palliative Care Consultant at St Joseph’s Hospice, London and then at the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton Palliative Care Service. She is currently working at St Christopher’s Hospice with a specialist interest in developing palliative care services for the frail elderly and those with non-malignant disease including heart failure
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Fiona Hodson

Fiona Hodson

Consultant Nurse Fiona trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’. She initially worked at St Christopher’s Hospice with Dame Cicely Saunders. She then specialised in cardiology for 26 years including setting up cardiac rehab services, running cardiac support groups and as a valvular research nurse. She then worked as a heart failure CNS both in hospital and running clinics in GP practices. In 2005 she was part of a joint research project between palliative care and cardiology, exploring the palliative care needs of heart failure patients. She then moved to work as a community palliative care CNS at Guys. In 2017…
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Isobel Jackson

Isobel is a palliative heart failure advanced practitioner at St Christopher’s and has worked in palliative care for approximately eight years and supporting people living with heart failure for three of those years. Her background is mostly in community palliative care but also acute and intensive care.
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Heather Richardson

Heather Richardson currently works as Director of Academic Learning and Action in the Professional Learning team at St Christopher’s CARE. She previously worked as Joint Chief Executive, then CEO of St Christopher’s Hospice over a period of eight years. In the past she has held the role of National Clinical Lead for Hospice UK, and worked as Clinical Director, then Strategy Advisor to St. Joseph’s Hospice in East London prior to her move at St Christopher’s. She has also worked as an associate with the Innovation Unit based in London. Heather is a registered general and mental health nurse and…
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