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

Fri, 13 Sep 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference chaired by Dr Sharon Chadwick, Medical Director, Hospice of St Francis, Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust will focus on improving end of life care for people with Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure through a person centred approach.

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.

NHS England recently released ‘Addressing palliative and end of life care needs for people living with heart failure: a revised framework for integrated care systems’. This new framework aims to raise awareness of the supportive, palliative and end of life care needs of people living or dying with progressive heart failure, to help in commissioning services to meet their needs.

"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 February 2023

"In total it’s estimated that more than 900,000 people in the UK have heart failure, there are around 690,000 people in the UK are on their GP’s heart failure register, Around 200,000 new diagnoses of heart failure every year in the UK."

British Heart Foundation February 2023

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.

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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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