About this event

  • Date and time Tue 8 Jun 2021 from 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Palliative Care

This webinar aims to highlight the challenges of delivering palliative care at the front door of a home or hospital through education and discussion. In many instances, patients with palliative care needs are still presenting acutely to the hospital. This webinar will objectively address the issues and challenges faced by patients and staff in these settings. Key speakers will highlight areas of innovation and effective practice that could be shared with a wider audience to improve patient care.

During this webinar you will:

  • Acknowledge the current evidence detailing the end-of-life inequalities experienced by patients dying with COVID-19
  • Discuss emerging issues and potential solutions relating to the disparities observed
  • Be able to identify patient groups at risk

There will be an opportunity for participants to reflect and share their experiences. This webinar has CPD accreditation.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

 

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 08 June 2021.

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Key speakers

Sarah Finlay

Dr Sarah Finlay

Emergency Medicine Consultant, Imperial College NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Sarah Finlay is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, a Major Trauma Centre and part of Imperial College NHS Trust.  She is also the Clinical Lead within the Trust for Health and Wellbeing. She is passionate about educating NHS staff about the links between staff welfare and patient outcomes and working to improve both.

Professor Derek Willis

Professor Derek Willis

Medical Director Severn Hospice, Visiting Chair Chester University

Speaker's biography

Derek Willis gained an Honours degree in Medicine at Birmingham University. He trained in the West Midlands in Palliative Care and General Practice. He gained a Masters in Health Care Ethics at Birmingham as well as being GP to the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He was involved in writing and teaching the Graduate Entry Course at Birmingham Medical School where he was both Graduate entry Moderator and Honorary Lecturer. He was also on the Children’s Hospital Ethics committee.

He has worked in New Zealand as GP and locum consultant in palliative care and also the GP to the national basketball team he lectured ethics there in his spare time As well as being Medical Director for Severn Hospice- which serves Shropshire and Mid Wales- he is a Clinical Tutor for the UNESCO Dept of Bioethics at the of Edgehill University as well as a Visiting Professor in Bioethics at the University of Chester. He is still waiting for the phone call to be the next Doctor Who!

Sarah Hickin Yacoub

Dr Sarah Hickin-Yacoub

Emergency Medicine Registrar, Ealing Hospital, London

Speaker's biography

Dr Sarah Hickin-Yacoub is an Emergency Medicine trainee currently on maternity leave with her second child. Over the last year, she has worked on a project to improve the end-of-life care they provide at her trust, which was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her other interest is in medical education and she is actively involved in the RCEM Learning website.

Ben Bowers

Mr Ben Bowers

National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research PhD Student and Queen’s Nurse

Speaker's biography

After gaining extensive experience in community nursing, Ben specialised in palliative and end-of-life care. He has held the title of Queen’s Nurse since 2009 in recognition of his ongoing commitment to patient-centered care and evidence-based practice.

Ben is currently completing his NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD studentship at the University of Cambridge. His PhD is investigating end-of-life anticipatory prescribing (Just in Case drugs) practice and patient, family caregiver and healthcare professionals’ perspectives of this care. Ben’s key research papers on anticipatory prescribing can be found here.

Stephen Barclay

Professor Stephen Barclay

General Practitioner, Cambridge, Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Palliative Care, University of Cambridge, Honorary Professor of Primary and Palliative Care, University of East Anglia

Speaker's biography

Professor Stephen Barclay works clinically in General Practice and as a hospice Honorary Consultant. He is University Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Palliative Care at Cambridge and Honorary Professor in Palliative and Primary Care at the University of East Anglia. He has worked in Palliative Care research for over 20 years, undertaking studies on General Practitioner and District Nurse provision of care, end of life care conversations and advance care planning, decisions to stop treatment in advanced disease and medical student education in Palliative Care, among others.

He leads the teaching of Palliative Care in the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, which is now a significant part of the clinical course and is regularly examined in Finals exams. He co-leads the Undergraduate Education Forum of the Association for Palliative Medicine and is leading a revision of the APM national curriculum for medical student teaching.

He is Clinical Lead in End of Life Care for the Cambridge and Peterborough CCG / STP and is the Clinical Lead for the CCG End of Life Care Data Sharing project / EPaCCS. With Prof Irene Higginson he co-leads the national Palliative and End of Life Care Collaboration of the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations and leads the PEOLC Theme of the NIHR ARC in the East of England

Dr Miriam Harris

Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine, London North West University Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Miriam Harris is an Emergency Department Consultant with more than 20 years’ experience working in the field of Emergency Medicine. She has a personal interest in end of life care and ensuring that patients and their families are involved in decision-making. She has welcomed the institution of the ‘Treatment Escalation Plan’ as part of the acute admission.

Agenda

View the programme here

Welcome and introduction
The Primary Care perspective

Mr Ben Bowers, National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research PhD Student and Queen’s Nurse and Professor Stephen Barclay, General Practitioner, Cambridge. University Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Palliative Care, University of Cambridge. Honorary Professor of Primary and Palliative Care, University of East Anglia

The paramedic perspective

Ed O’Brien

The OOH perspective

Professor Derek Willis, Medical Director, Severn Hospice, Visiting Chair, Chester University and Dr Matthew Doré, Palliative Care Consultant for NI Hospice and Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast 

Comfort break
A and E: The evidence so far

Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Hull York Medical School, Director, Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, University of Hull

End of life care in the emergency department

Dr Sarah Finlay, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Imperial College NHS Trust and Dr Sarah Hickin-Yacoub, Emergency Medicine Registrar, Ealing Hospital, London and Dr Miriam Harris, Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine, London North West University Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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