Two excellent courses are coming up, and since many readers are medics, these are both worth consideration for GPs and anyone interested in the doctor-patient relationship. Surgeons and Gynaecologists could find the Balint methodology very useful.
This week (9th-15th May) marks ‘Dying Matters Awareness’ week, which aims to raise awareness to healthcare professionals and the public alike about palliative care initiatives. In a recent report, England was proudly listed as number one out of 80 countries across the world for having the most outstanding end of life care. However, there is still scope for improvement.
End of life – Not end of care – from the Commissioning Live Team
At Commissioning LIVE Birmingham on 14th June, we will be bringing this topic to life in a panel discussion centring around new palliative care initiatives and ways in which to improve patient care.
We are pleased to announce that driving the discussion in Birmingham will be the following esteemed speakers:
- Laura Tooley, Quality Improvement Programme Lead for Palliative Care, NHS England
- Kate Heaps, Chief Executive, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
- Carol Munt, Co-chair NHS Thames Valley Patient Experience Operational Group, NHS Thames Valley Oversight Board
Share your views on how we can continue to improve the first rate specialist care that England provides to not only those that need it, but their friends and loved ones alike. Take a look at the full programme for more of the sessions you can choose from on the day.
Balint Course 9th – 11th September 2016: Oxford