Rehabilitation in Palliative Care: Contemporary Opportunities

St Christopher's CARE


01 Jul, 2022
9:30am - 4:30pm
Early bird £99 until 2 May; Full price £150
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Direction, influence and practice

Are you passionate about a truly holistic model of palliative care that maximises quality of life in line with people’s wishes and goals?

Do you want to influence change to explore more contemporary opportunities for practice?

This in-person conference on Friday, 1 July is the perfect place to come together with other like-minded professionals to change rehabilitation in palliative care. Get your ticket now.

Helena Talbot-Rice Rehabilitation and Wellbeing Consultant Lead, St Christopher’s, says: “I hope delegates leave the conference with a renewed energy and excitement. The aim is that they also get up to speed with the latest research and develop new connections with a new network of like-minded professionals.” 

What will the conference look like?

For the first time since 2018, Allied Health Professionals (AHP)s involved in palliative rehabilitation can gather with service providers and clinical leads to talk and learn about the past, present and future. The conference offers the chance to catch up on the latest developments and research, learn about the response during COVID-19 and consider how we can work more collaboratively to develop, enhance and embed the rehabilitation ethos into our service delivery.

The conference will also see the launch of an updated model to support Rehabilitative Palliative Care: Enabling People to Live Actively Until They Die – the 2015 publication by Rebecca Tiberini and Heather Richardson. This new adaption also acknowledges the needs of the growing elderly frail population and the role rehabilitation can play in their care.

In the morning, our expert panel of speakers, from the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, St Michael’s Hospice, Hastings, and St Christopher’s, will also update delegates on recent research, and examine how AHPs can lead and influence change.

The afternoon session will be devoted to practical, participatory workshops across the diverse specialisms and activities that combine to make up rehabilitative care: gym, nutrition, psychosocial, day centre and therapeutic groups.

Time Activity Speaker
9am Arrival and registration  
9.30am Welcome and housekeeping


Introduction to the day

Helena Talbot Rice
9.40 Rehabilitative Palliative Care – where are we now? Helena Talbot Rice
10.25 AHP leadership and influencing culture change Rebecca Tiberini
11.00 Break  
11.15 Research update including COVID-19 response, new models of care and symptom management Matthew Maddocks
Joanne Bayly
Lucy Fettes
12.00 Panel Q&A Speakers plus Lorna Malcolm
12.30 Lunch and stands including posters
1.15 Workshop 1 WORKSHOPS


  1. Gym – emerging from lockdown
  2. Day hospice to Community Action
  3. Eating, drinking and nutrition
  4. Identity crisis – adjustment to living with life limiting condition
  5. Setting up a therapeutic neurological group
  6. Taking palliative rehab into care homes
2.00 Break and move workshops
2.10 Workshop 2
2.55 Move workshops
3.00 Workshop 3
3.45 Break  
4.00 Looking to the future Professor Heather Richardson
4.30 Close


The speakers below will be joined by other members of the rehabilitation and wellbeing team to deliver presentation and workshops across the day.

helena talbot rice

Helena Talbot Rice

Helena joined St Christopher’s in June 2011 after thirteen years working clinically in the acute sector in the NHS. Prior to St Christopher’s, she worked in various large teaching hospitals […]
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Rebecca Tiberini

Rebecca Tiberini is the Strategy and Integration Director at St Michael’s Hospice in Hastings. As a Clinical Director and specialist palliative care physiotherapist by background, Rebecca leads the strategic development […]
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Matthew Maddocks

Matthew is a Reader in Health Services Research at King’s College London and specialist physiotherapist in palliative and end of life care. He has held National Institute of Health Research […]
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Jo Bayly

Joanne Bayly

Jo is a Research Associate at King’s College London and a specialist physiotherapist in palliative and end of life care. She has held National Institute of Health Research clinical doctoral […]
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Lucy Fettes

Lucy is a PhD student at King’s College London and a specialist palliative care physiotherapist with over 10 years’ experience of rehabilitation in hospice and community palliative care. Her PhD […]
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Who is the conference for?

This conference is aimed at all Allied Health Professionals, service providers and clinical leads, working in any setting, who want palliative rehabilitation to be an important part of their current and future ethos and service delivery. A basic knowledge of rehabilitative palliative care will be assumed.

We would like to invite submissions to produce a poster on the topic of contemporary opportunities for rehabilitation in palliative care. This will be displayed on the day as part of our exhibition of posters.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (maximum 150 words on how your abstract relates to the conference theme)
  • Email address

To submit a poster proposal, please send the above information to by 5pm on Tuesday 10 May 2022. Applicants will be notified on 17 May whether their submission has been successful.

Successful poster exhibitors will be offered a voucher to redeem on future courses and events at St Christopher’s CARE

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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:

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