Our varied programme will cover the many ways in which hospices can revolutionise care for the future.

* Programme subject to change *

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Thursday 31 October 2019 

08:30 Registration open and refreshments

09:00 Welcome and setting the scene – Nigel Hartley, CEO Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton

09:45 Guest Speaker - Adam Kay, best-selling author “This is Going to Hurt”, comedian and former junior doctor

10:15 Refreshments

Adam Kay book-signing and an opportunity to view our exhibitors

11:00 The inaugural Frances Sheldon keynote address - Dame Barbara Monroe

Frances Sheldon was a pioneer in the field of psychosocial palliative care. Her vision and leadership helped to define and develop the role of the social worker in hospice and specialist palliative care, providing psychological and practical support to the dying and bereaved. Her appointment in 1977 as the first (part-time) social worker at the newly established Countess Mountbatten House (now Hospice) in Southampton, then only the second NHS palliative-care hospice in Britain, proved to be a turning point. From 1986 to 1991 she was a teacher and key member of the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Education Team, which conducts courses in palliative care for hospice staff, medical students and a wide range of professionals, including GPs, nursing-home staff and carers. Until shortly before her death Sheldon remained involved, as Senior Visiting Fellow, in the work of the education team at the hospice, which won a NHS Beacon award in 2000.

The keynote address will explore the development of key areas of psychosocial care.

11:45 Keynote address – Tracey Bleakley, CEO HospiceUK

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12:30 Round Table discussion – Nigel Hartley, CEO Mountbatten Group, Dame Barbara Monroe, Tracey Bleakley

A chance to explore some of the topics raised during the morning session, with a question and answer session with our panel.

13:15 Lunch

An opportunity to network and view our exhibitors

14:00 Workshops

A choice of the following topics:

  1. Care coordination and planning services to cater for growing demand: Duncan Fleming, Head of Quality Mountbatten Group and Bev Behmer, Head of Community Services at Mountbatten Isle of Wight
  2. How successful are hospices in working in partnership with others? Becky McGregor, General Manager Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton, Jane Hazeldine, Director of Psychosocial Care, Mountbatten Group
  3. The language of death and dying: Emma Topping, Head of Communications Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Matt White, Communications Manager Countess Mountbatten Hospice

15:30 Afternoon refreshments

An opportunity to network and view our exhibitors

15:45 Workshops

A choice of the following topics:

  1. Care coordination and planning services to cater for growing demand: Duncan Fleming, Head of Quality Mountbatten Group and Bev Behmer, Head of Community Services at Mountbatten Isle of Wight
  2. How successful are hospices in working in partnership with others? Becky McGregor, General Manager Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton, Jane Hazeldine, Director of Psychosocial Care, Mountbatten Group
  3. The language of death and dying: Emma Topping, Head of Communications Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Matt White, Communications Manager Countess Mountbatten Hospice

16:45 Questions and close


Friday 1 November 2019 

08:30 Refreshments

09:00 Introduction – Nigel Hartley, CEO Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton

09:45 Keynote speaker – Dr Barbara Gale, CEO St Nicholas Hospice Care, Suffolk

Volunteers and the future 

10:15 Refreshments

An opportunity to network and view our exhibitors

10:45 Keynote speaker – Nigel Hartley, CEO Mountbatten Group

A Tale of Two hospices: Community engagement, Mountbatten Neighbours (compassionate communities) and a tale of two hospices at different stages of their engagement journeys. 

11:15 Round Table discussion – Nigel Hartley, CEO Mountbatten Group, Dr Barbara Gale

A chance to explore some of the topics raised during the morning session, with a question and answer session with our panel.

12:15 Lunch

An opportunity to network and view our exhibitors 

13:15 Keynote speaker – Dr Sam Kyeremateng, Medical Director St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield

Project Echo and making it work

14:00 Workshops

A choice of the following topics:

  1. Project Echo: Duncan Fleming, Head of Quality Mountbatten Group and Dr Sam Myeremateng
  2. Using the arts in community engagement
  3. The future of volunteering: Sally List, Clinical Lead for patient-facing volunteers and project lead for Mountbatten Neighbours

15:30 Afternoon refreshments

An opportunity to network and view our exhibitors

15:45 Closing remarks – Nigel Hartley, CEO Mountbatten Group

16:45 Questions and close

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