EOLP Conference of Care 2022

We are excited to announce that we will be participating in this year’s annual EOLP conference taking place on Thursday 29th September 2022 at the Best Western Forest Hills Hotel, Cheshire.

This year’s theme will explore some of the paradoxes presented within the Lancet Commission report on the ‘Value of Death: bringing death back into life’ (pub. Jan 2022) while reflecting on current practice and approaches. The Value of Death: bringing death back into life, based on the recommendations of the Lancet Commission report, The Value of Death: bringing death back into life (.pdf) which sets out five principles of a realistic utopia, a new vision of how death and dying could be.

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James (the founder of MyWishes) will be providing two workshops titled ‘How MyWishes is normalising end of life planning’. He will demonstrate how user-centred design principles and person-centred care can take place online. It will allow participants to reflect on the plans that they have made for themselves from both a physical and digital perspective. He will ask participants to then reflect on their own personal and professional practices and think about how they might evoke change within this space within their hospice, charity or place of work.

The workshop will conclude with the sharing of resources, information and best practice. The objective of the workshop is to empower participants to better support the communities they serve. The full conference programme can be found below

EOLP Conference Agenda




 Registration  desk is open


Welcome and housekeeping

Dr Lynne Partington, Project Coordinator and Education Advisor, The End of Life Partnership


Chair’s opening comments

Salli Jeynes, CEO, The End of Life Partnership


The Lancet Commission on the Value of
Death: paradox, systems and the future

Dr Libby Sallnow, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Group, University College London


Gender, networks and stories

Dr Ros Taylor MBE, Medical Director
Michael Sobell Hospice and Harlington Hospice


A carer’s lived experience

Sandra Smith


A summary of the morning so far and moving onto workshops

Salli Jeynes/Lynne Partington


Coffee break


Workshop 1 (Choice of 1 of 5)

How MyWishes is modernising end of life planning

James Norris, Founder of the Digital Legacy Association Digital Legacy Conference and MyWishes

Improving Equitable Access to Palliative
and End of Life Care for Inequality

Heidi McIntyre, Homeless Palliative Care
Coordinator, St. Ann’s Hospice and Siobhan Kenyon, Learning Disability & LGBT Palliative Care Coordinator, St Ann’s Hospice

Schwartz Round: Words don’t come easy
anymore. Using Schwartz Rounds to
support workforce resilience and

Amy Sinacola, Schwartz Round Mentor, The Point of Care Foundation and Annamarie Ratcliffe Macmillan Head of Service & Practice Development (East Locality), The End of Life Partnership with Alison Clifford and Jenny Casson

Building an experience based service
through the effective use of data

Dave Reed MBE, Project Manager and Kay Howard, Macmillan Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Palliative and End of Life Care Programme, NHS Lincolnshire CCG

Relaunch of the Blue Booklet.
Anticipatory medication at end of life:
The choices and the challenges

Lorraine Dunne, Locality Coordinator, The End of Life Partnership




Workshop 2 (Choice of 1 of 5) As above

As above


Tea break


Conversations about death

The Frodsham Players


Achieving a realistic utopia

Dr Karen Groves MBE, Medical & Education Director, Queenscourt Hospice; Honorary Clinical Professor, Edge Hill University


Chair’s closing comments

Salli Jeynes, CEO, The End of Life Partnership



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