Our Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Every year we hold a one-day conference addressing some of the most important and topical issues for professionals working in palliative care.

Our aim is to provide an educational forum for our own nurses and clinicians as well as our partners in community and palliative care.

We keep delegate rates as competitive as possible because we know your organisations have limited budgets for education.

With a consistently high standard of speakers and a wide range of relevant topics for discussion, our conference has grown in popularity and now attracts around 150 healthcare professionals from all across the UK.

2017 Conference - 'Loss, Grief and Bereavement'

Online registration is open now! Click here to register for the 2017 conference.

This years conference, taking place at the Clare Foundation in Saunderton, will focus on the theme of 'Loss, Grief and Bereavement'. It will take place on Wednesday 18 October. There'll be speeches and presentations from a wide range of professionals across a variety of organisations. To view the full programme, click here

We are pleased to confirm that our 2017 conference has been approved for 5 CPD credits.

2016 Conference

The conference took place on Wednesday 19 October at Pendley Manor in Tring. Over a hundred professionals from hospitals, hospices and community settings attended the day’s proceedings. The conference was chaired by Marie Cooper, Practice Development Lead at Hospice UK"Achieving individualised care through collaboration and partnerships – the way forward in the palliative and end-of-life community" 

Speakers on the day included: Anita Hayes National Council for Palliative Care
Helen Pegrum, Consultant Physician in Palliative Care and Jane Naismith, Lead Nurse in Specialist Palliative Care
Dr Neil Pender, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Debbie Kelly, Interim Service Manager for Children’s Services in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Sarah Burnard, Community Engagement Manager at St Joseph’s Hospice

Read the full report from our 2016 conference

Previous Conferences

2015 Conference - "Quality at End of Life - breaking down the barriers"
With the UK recently being ranked top in the world in the Quality of Death Index and the issue of a report in May 2015 by the Parliamentary Health Ombudsman ​showing that too many people are still being failed by end of life care, the Conference explored issues surrounding the need for quality care at the end of life.  Our keynote speaker was Simon Chapman, Director of Policy, Intelligence and Public Affairs at The National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition.

Read the full report from our 2015 Conference.

2014 Conference - "Living with Dying - valuing life, not waiting to die"


The Conference welcomed guest speakers including Professor Karol Sikora, Dr Ana Draper and Dr Russell Moule.  Read the report from the 2014 conference

2013 Conference - 'The Changing Landscape of Palliative Care – learning from practice’

Over 120 delegates heard from experts in palliative care such as keynote speaker Dr Geoff Joliffe and Professor Rob George.

Read the report from the 2013 conference.

2012 Conference - ‘Palliative Care for the Long Term’

We were honoured to welcome leading specialists such as Professor Malcolm Johnson and Dr Max Watson to our 2012 Conference. Read the report from the 2012 conference.