03 Oct 2024


9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Innovation, Inclusion and Collaboration – Building Back Better

APDS Conference 2024

Innovation, Inclusion and Collaboration – Building Back Better

Date: Thursday 3 October
Venue: Conference Aston, Birmingham

APDS Member – £150 per person
Non-Member – £190 per person

Registration OpenClick this link to register your place

Virtual Poster Gallery
For this event we will be providing all registered attendees with a link and password to access a conference web page. On this page we will have a virtual poster gallery. All attendees are invited to submit a poster for our gallery.

Share Resources
Attendees of the conference can bring any resources you would like to share with others. We will also upload resources to the website which will be shared with all conference attendees.

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Hourly Schedule

The APDS Annual Conference

09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:15
Opening Keynote Presentation - Future Direction Update from Hospice UK | Anita Hayes
10:15 - 11:00
Workshop 1 - Your Life, Your Death ACP Programme | Katie Miller
This group is new to Longfield commencing as a pilot initially on 17th January 2024. The group will run over a 10-week period for 2 hours on a Wednesday morning (10.30-12.30) with lunch included. Lunch will be a valuable debrief time as a group where they can continue to build relationships and decompress following potentially emotionally challenging conversations. Week 1 will be structured around trust and relationship building, completing outcome measure paperwork, setting the scene for the coming weeks and introducing memory boxes. It’s essential for the participants to have a sense of psychological safety within the group and trust each other in order to help them feel comfortable in participating fully in conversations. The 8 weeks in the middle will each have a different specialist topic – with the overall topic being Advance Care Planning. The topics covered will include will writing, funeral planning, anticipatory grief and the psychological impact, planning ahead, CHC funding and Hospice at Home, amongst others. Where possible, the group will benefit from the expertise of internal members of staff but in some cases, this is not possible and external facilitators will be attending to share specialist knowledge. Each week, participants will also be invited to complete an activity to include in their memory boxes, building a box of personal treasures to share with family members. The final session of the 10 weeks will be focused on feedback, debrief, ‘next steps’ and a relaxation session. This feedback will be essential to then follow a PDSA cycle in looking for improvements and changes to be made following the pilot group. Outcome measures will be used to gather findings such as ‘priority’ and ‘fear’ of each topic to ascertain whether these have changed by the end of each session. E.g. less fear of the topic or now a higher priority with more understanding. For the session covering Lasting Power of Attorney’s, we have Clare Fuller, an Advance Care Planning Advocate. A nurse by background, she is also an End-of-Life Care Expert, patient rights campaigner, educator, and Lasting Power of Attorney Consultant. Through her business ‘Speak for Me’, she holds monthly educational webinars on various topics of Advance Care Planning, as well as fortnightly blog posts and has a national Podcast.
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
Workshop 2 -Transition from children’s services to adult services | Naomi Turrell
This session begins with a brief introduction about St Andrews Hospice, Grimsby. It outlines what is meant by the term ‘transition’ and explores the basic transition pathway. The session then describes the transition process at St Andrews Hospice and utilises a case study to demonstrate this. The session ends with more information about our Transition Wellbeing Group – ‘Circle Club’.
12:00 - 12:30
Your Shout - Reflections from the morning Workshops | APDS Committee to facilitate
12:30 - 13:15
Lunch and Networking
13:15 - 13:30
APDS Annual General Meeting | APDS Committee
13:30 - 14:15
Workshop 3 - Partnership working with the Citizens Advice Bureau, Macmillan and Myton Hospice | Jodie Morris and Kieran Howell
14:15 - 15:00
Workshop 4 - Neuro Living Well Course | Grace Dakin and Rachel Milne
In this session we will cover the following • An introduction to St Peter’s Hospice, our services and data. • An overview of the Day Services unit and courses offered. • Neuro Living Well course format, number of patients, subjects covered. • Inclusion/exclusion criteria, triage and provision for patients. • Carers’ café • Reflections/learnings/benefits • Outcome measures
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:15
Closing Keynote Presentation | James Norris - Founder, MyWishes
16:15 - 16:30
Closing Remarks