2014 events

Data that makes a difference - Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria

8 December 2014

The Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria 'Using data to make a difference’ event will be taking place within the region (location to be advised).  


Data that makes a difference - Wessex

26 November 2014

The Wessex 'Using data to make a difference’ event will be held at Marwell Hotel, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JY.


Specialist Palliative Care Workshop

NHS England’s National Peer Review Programme in collaboration with Dr Bee Wee, National Clinical Director and with Public Health England are holding four workshops across England during November and December.

The workshops are aimed at specialist palliative care professionals, providers of specialist palliative care services and commissioners of specialist palliative care and education services.

Topics to be covered during the day will include: 

  • Development of a service specification for specialist palliative care
  • Development of a national clinical dataset for specialist palliative care, including outcome data
  • Ambitions for end of life care


Masterclass: Public Health Approaches to End of Life

27 November 2014

The End of Life Partnership in conjunction with other partners are holding a masterclass: public health approaches to end of life care. This masterclass aims to highlight the rationale for public health approaches to end of life and the importance of bringing the two paradigms together. This event will enable individuals to explore the successes and challenges of establishing public health approaches which focus on improving end of life experience and care.

The masterclass will be chaired by Pauline Ong, Professor of Health Services Research at Keele University and will include keynote presentations from:

  • Professor Allan Kellehear, Professor of Community Health, School of Health & Education, Middlesex University
  • Nuzhat Ali, Lead- Older Adults Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
  • Rachel Zammit, Macmillan Head of Public Health and Wellbeing, The End of Life Partnership

The event will ibe of interest to colleagues in public health, end of life care, social care, and the voluntary and community sectors.

It will be held on 27 November 2014 between 1.15pm and 4.30pm at Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4BB.

The cost of attending the masterclass is £25 and will include refreshments.


Data that makes a difference - East of England

4 November 2014

The East of England 'Using data to make a difference’ event will be held at Chilford Hall, Linton, Cambridge.


Data that makes a difference - Cheshire & Merseyside

8 October 2014

The Cheshire & Merseyside 'Using data to make a difference’ event will be held at the Foresight Centre, Liverpool.


Public Health England Annual Conference 2014

16-17 September 2014

Public Health England is delighted to host its second annual conference, building on the success of last year's event which brought together over 1300 participants representing around 400 organisations, to learn and meet each other.

The Public Health England Annual Conference 2014 will be an important showcase for the latest advances, knowledge and best practice in public health, with evidence into practice at the core of the programme.

To find out more information and to book your place, go to the conference website.

Making it work for everyone

11 September 2014

National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), in partnership with Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Skills for Care will be discussing how to make coordinated social and health care at the end of life work for everyone. Join us to hear how social care and health care can be coordinated (rather than integrated) to give people at the end of life the best death possible.

For more information, please visit the NCPC website

Health Services Research Network Symposium 2014

19-20 June 2014, Nottingham Conference Centre

The Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium presents the leading edge of health services research in a multidisciplinary programme that includes research presentations and posters, plenaries from research and service leaders, and commissioned themes.

Delegates attend from a broad range of organisations: NHS and social care bodies, patient and citizen groups, universities and research institutes, industry and commercial knowledge consultancy, central and local government and the third sector. Researchers, service users and carers, service leaders and policy makers are among those who will attend on 19-20 June 2014.

Find out more and book your place at www.hsrnsymposium.co.uk.

Cancer Outcomes Conference

9-10 June 2014

Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The Cancer Outcomes Conference 2014 will explore the ‘power of information’ both locally and nationally. It will examine how UK-wide cancer registration data and other health related datasets are being exploited to reduce cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity. To find out more, visit the conference website. 

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Improving Outcome Measurement: POS Workshops

One/two day training 10 and 11 February 2014

Two Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS) workshops are being held at the Cicely Saunders Institute, London.

These highly interactive workshops are aimed at all professionals working in palliative and end-of-life care such as clinicians (nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, allied health professionals, oncologists, GPs, physicians), social workers, researchers, managers, commissioners and educators. To participate in one or both days, register before 21 January 2014 at www.pos-pal.org/training , places are limited.

POS is a validated outcome measure which is widely used in palliative care in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and America. POS is free to use and can be downloaded via the website, www.pos-pal.org.

The workshops are facilitated by leading experts including Professor Irene Higginson, Professor Claudia Bausewein, Dr Fliss Murtagh and Dr Barb Daveson. They combine theory and hands-on exercises, so whether you are already using or planning to use or implement POS or a similar outcome measurement tool, these workshops will equip you with all the necessary knowledge and skills.

There will be an opportunity to tailor this training to your needs by choosing the most relevant parallel group session, sharing issues relevant to your organisation, and learning from the experience of other participants.


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