CPPE Palliative Care focal point workshop
Thursday, 2 February, 2017 19.30 to 21.00 (refreshments available from 19.00)
The Holiday Inn, Ipswich, IP2 0UA
In March 2015 the House of Commons Health Committee published the End-of-life care report. This report highlights great variation in quality and practice of support and care provided to patients requiring palliative care across both acute and community settings. It makes a number of recommendations, including:
• improving communication with patients and their family members
• talking to patients and their family members about choice of medicines and options for treatment
• ensuring that social care is free at the end of life.
As a pharmacy professional in any sector you are in a position to help patients in need of palliative care and to support their family members and carers too. There are changes you can make to your practice now to support patients in need of palliative care.
In May 2015 the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman published their Dying without Dignity report. In summary:
• There is potential to improve the experience of care in the last year and months of life for approximately 355,000 people per year.
• Key themes are poor communication and poor symptom control.
How confident are you in being able to help your patients with advanced care planning? We all have an important role to play in making the patient experience and outcome as good as it be, especially during such an emotional time. Would you be confident to assist with anticipatory prescribing and stopping medicines towards the end of life?
To help support patients in our area and improve your knowledge, CPPE are running a focal point workshop on Palliative Care.
This focal point event addresses both the optimal use of medicines to allow improved symptom control and effective communication with terminally ill patients, their carers and other health care professionals. Why not book your place today?
To book a place on the workshop, you can either log in to the CPPE website at www.cppe.ac.uk and search palliative care or ring 01617784000 during office hours quoting the above event ID.
This workshop is for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pre-registration pharmacists.
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