Michal Galazka Events 2021

9th September 2021

The role of palliative care in the public health response to Covid-19

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Time: 14:00 – 16:00 BST

Online event

Register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-role-of-palliative-care-in-the-public-health-response-to-covid-19-tickets-164974155139

Covid-19 has impacted on how healthcare is delivered across the world. The aim of this event is to highlight the role of palliative care in the public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic by drawing on the work of the CovPall study.

Speakers will include:

Professor Irene Higginson, Professor Katherine Sleeman (Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College London), and Professor Catherine Walshe (International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University).

Topics covered will include:

  • The challenges of caring for people dying with or from Covid-19
  • Advance care planning during the pandemic
  • Service innovations
  • Inequities in service response
  • Role of volunteers during the pandemic
  • Symptom management of patients dying with or from Covid
  • Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on staff wellbeing

Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians for 2 CPD credits (Approval Reference:136806). If you are planning to participate in this event as part of patient and public involvement (PPI) and/or need carer costs compensated to attend this event, please email madelene.boyton@kcl.ac.uk

Better commissioning for palliative care during and after Covid-19

Date: Monday, 20 September 2021

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 BST

Online event

Register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/better-commissioning-for-palliative-care-during-and-after-covid-19-tickets-167619419195

Covid-19 has affected health care systems globally with implications for policy, funding and care delivery. This policy event is an extension of the CovPall study to discuss how we can promote better commissioning for palliative care during and following the pandemic.

The presentations will cover topics including the response of palliative care during COVID-19 and reflections on palliative and end of life commissioning and clinical networks.

The event will include a panel discussion on how better commissioning for palliative and end of life care could be achieved during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our panellists will include:

Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (House of Lords)

Professor Bee Wee (National Clinical Director for End of Life Care at NHS England and NHS Improvement)

Sue Bottomley (National Head for End of Life and Palliative Care in the NHS)

Dr Malti Varshney (Associate Director, Clinical Networks and Senate Lead)

Jonathan Ellis (Director of Policy and Advocacy at Hospice UK)

Kate Heaps (Chief Executive at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice)

Andy Fletcher (Chief Executive, Together for Short Lives)

Rashmi Kumar (PPI member, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College London).