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Working together across the hospital/community divide at the end of life

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1 day
04 Jul, 2019
9.30am to 4.30pm
£60
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Fetal Medicine Research Institute, Harris Birthright Centre, 16-20 Windsor Walk, Camberwell, London, SE5 8BB
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Learning from heart failure

About the event

St Christopher’s is proud to offer this opportunity to share examples of innovative practice developed across primary, secondary and hospice care to support and care for people with end stage disease with a focus on heart failure. We will also reflect on emerging policy, ethical and practical issues that may impact on the design of future services and how we might support one another as a community of practice in the development of new models of care.

RCP Accreditation is being applied for.

  • What will I learn?

    Participants attending the event can expect to learn:

    • More about new approaches in the care of people with end stage heart failure, the key players, and other inputs, essential to deliver an effective service
    • About the wider context in which these services must operate
    • About the processes of stratification for people with end stage heart failure that ensures a fit between their needs and services received
    • About the working interface between palliative, primary and cardiac teams –and the opportunities of such a partnership
    • About the indicators that examine the success of these approaches, the data collected for one of the projects and the story of its outcomes/effectiveness
    • About what we can learn from frailty services to inform services for people with heart failure and other long term conditions and vice versa
  • Who is it for?

    • Clinicians involved in palliative and cardiac care who have an interest in improving services for people with end stage heart failure
    • Commissioners interested in developing services for people with heart failure and other long term conditions
    • Managers and others interested in reducing hospital admission for people with end stage heart failure and other long term conditions
    • Primary care professionals committed to community based services for people with end stage heart failure and other long term conditions
  • Course tutors

    • Dr James Beattie, Consultant Cardiologist & Visiting Senior Lecturer, Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College London
    • Julia de Courcey, Consultant Nurse for Cardiac and Heart Failure Service, King’s College Hospital
    • Professor Rob George, Medical Director, St Christopher’s
    • Fiona Hodson, Consultant Nurse, St Christopher’s
    • Miriam Johnson, Professor of PalliativeMedicine; Director, Wolfson PalliativeCare Research Centre, University of Hull
    • Dr Stefan Karwatowski, Consultant Cardiologist, King’s College Hospital and Princess Royal University Hospital
    • Daniel Knight, Interim Project Manager, NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group
    • Professor Caroline Nicholson, Palliative Care & Ageing, University of Surrey and St Christopher’s
    • Dr Joy Ross, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s
    • Professor Max Watson, Project ECHO Programme Director, Hospice UK
    • Dr Jenny Welstand, Palliative Heart Failure Nurse Specialist at Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham
  • What will the course look like?

    • To share innovative practice developed across primary, secondary and hospice care in Bromley to support people at home with end stage heart failure in an effective way
    • To showcase other innovations in the care of people with heart failure as a basis for identifying key principles and practices for replication and development by others
    • To reflect on emerging policy, ethical and practical issues pertaining to care for people with end stage heart failure in contemporary healthcare as a basis for shaping services in the future
    • To explore the value of a community of practice focused on sharing and developing clinical skills related to the care of people with end stage heart failure to support new models of care
  • Programme

    Morning Chair: Dr Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s

    9.00 ARRIVE, REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
    9.30 Introduction

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

    9.45 Why this work is a priority

    Miriam Johnson, Professor of Palliative Medicine; Director, Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, University of Hull.

    10.30

     

     

      

    Bridging the Gap

    The Bromley Experience

    Fiona Hodson, Consultant Nurse, St Christopher’s

    Dr Stefan Karwatowski, Consultant Cardiologist, Kings College Hospital; Princess Royal University Hospital

    11.00 The Welsh Experience

    Dr Jenny Welstand, Lead Nurse for Heart Failure, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

    11.30 BREAK
    12.00 ICD deactivation at the end of life – challenges and opportunities across the continuum of care settings.

    Dr James Beattie, Consultant Cardiologist & Visiting Senior Lecturer, Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College London 

    12.30 Measuring effectiveness across settings for patients, carers and the commissioners

    Professor Rob George, Medical Director, St Christopher’s

    Daniel Knight, Interim Project Manager, NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group

    Dr Eleanor Winstanley, GP, Broomwood Health Centre, Orpington, Kent

    1.00 Panel discussion

    Reflections on the success and challenges of this work

    1.15 LUNCH

    Afternoon Chair:  Julia De Courcey, Consultant Nurse for Cardiac/Heart Failure Service, King’s College Hospital

    2.00 The new NICE guidance – its challenges for  end stage heart failure

    Julia De Courcey, Consultant Nurse for Cardiac/Heart Failure Service, King’s College Hospital

     

    2.15 Getting it right for patients and carers – their reflections on the service

    Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher’s

     

    2.45 Joining the dots with frailty and other long term conditions – what can we learn from others involved in similar work?

    Professor Caroline Nicholson, Palliative Care & Ageing, University of Surrey; St Christopher’s Hospice

     

    3.30 BREAK

     

    3.50 Exploring the value of a Project ECHO community around heart failure

    Professor Max Watson, Project ECHO Programme Director, Hospice UK

    Dr Joy Ross, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s

     

    4.20 Final reflections and closing remarks
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