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Improving End of Life Care for people with Cardiovascular Disease & Heart Failure

Wednesday 9 Nov 2022


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Through national updates and practical case studies this conference focuses on improving end of life care for people with Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure through a person centred approach. Patients with cardiovascular conditions, including Heart Failure have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference will reflect on how we can improve care for people at the end of life, embed high quality supportive care pathways, improve communication about end of life care & advance care planning, and understand progression of Heart Failure: predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty. The conference will also discuss best practice in symptom control. 

“Heart and circulatory diseases cause around a quarter of all deaths in the UK; that’s more than 160,000 deaths each year, or 460 each day – that’s one death every three minutes”

British Heart Foundation January 2022

“It’s estimated that as many as 920,000 people are living with heart failure in the UK”

British Heart Foundation January 2022

“Palliative care can address the holistic needs of patients with heart failure, and integrated palliative care in heart failure management has been indicated to improve outcomes for patients. Despite known benefits for integrated palliative care in heart failure management, implementation is poor across the majority of global health services.”

McConnell T, Burden J, Duddy C, et al Integrating palliative care and heart failure: a protocol for a realist synthesis (PalliatHeartSynthesis) BMJ Open 2022;12:e058848. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058848

Why attend?
Attending this conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve end of life care for people with cardiovascular disease and heart failure 
  • Learn from the experience of someone living with heart failure 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Understand what excellence in end of life care for heart failure looks like in practice 
  • Improve the approach to talking to people with heart failure about end of life care & advance care planning
  • Learn from services developing pioneering models of palliative care for patients and their carers living with  advancing heart failure
  • Ensure effective psychological support 
  • Reflect on progression of Heart Failure: Predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty 
  • Understand how you can improve symptom control, hydration & prescribing
  • Ensuring consistency in nursing practice - the Heart Failure Specialist Nurse (HFSN) competency framework
  • Best Practice Core Components in Cardiac Palliative Care
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Support CPD professional development and act as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

100% of delegates who attended the previous date would recommend it to a colleague.

Chair and Speakers Include:

Dr Sharon Chadwick

Medical Director, Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted and Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Charles Daniels

Medical Director
St Lukes Hospice

Dr Karen Hogg

Consultant Cardiologist NHS National Services Scotland and Palliative & Supportive Care Co-ordinator Heart Failure Hub Scotland

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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