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Planning for End of Life Care: every moment counts

Don Redding Director of Policy National Voices spoke at today’s Improving End of Life Care conference on informing and engaging with individuals and their loved ones to plan for end of life: implementing every moment counts.
 

Don gave guidance on:

• coordinated care using the National Voices narrative for end of life care
• ensuring effective implementation of every moment counts
• developing competence in effective narrative for engagement

Don discussed promoting ideas around person centred care looking at how you achieve it and make it work to support care planning.  He looked at what matters most to people and the focus of 'every moment counts'.
 
Don referenced 'Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care' which is a review and refresh of the 2008 national strategy for end of life care.  http://endoflifecareambitions.org.uk/
 

Don Redding is Director of Policy for National Voices, the coalition of around 140 national health and social care charities. In this role he has led the voluntary sector’s work on how integrated care should be pursued. A joint National Voices/TLAP ‘narrative’ was adopted by all national system leading bodies and by the integration pioneers as the cross-system definition of the purpose of integrated care: namely, person centred, coordinated care. Since then National Voices and partners have produced four additions, including a narrative for end of life care, ‘Every Moment Counts’. Following this work Don has been a member of the national end of life care Partnership which recently produced new Ambitions for end of life care.

Don Redding is Director of Policy for National Voices, the coalition of around 140 national health and social care charities. In this role he has led the voluntary sector’s work on how integrated care should be pursued. A joint National Voices/TLAP ‘narrative’ was adopted by all national system leading bodies and by the integration pioneers as the cross-system definition of the purpose of integrated care: namely, person centred, coordinated care. Since then National Voices and partners have produced four additions, including a narrative for end of life care, ‘Every Moment Counts’. Following this work Don has been a member of the national end of life care Partnership which recently produced new Ambitions for end of life care.

Don is a former social worker and journalist who has worked in a variety of roles for leading national voluntary organisations since 1991. He was previously head of policy and communications for Picker Institute Europe. He is currently closely involved with the Realising the Value programme led by Nesta and the Health Foundation, which is supporting the Five Year Forward View by producing a new articulation of value in health and social care, with tools for commissioners and providers. He is a frequent contributor to the Health Service Journal and Commissioning magazine, and has also written for the Guardian and other national health and care titles. He tweets via the @NVTweeting account.

Future events of interest:

Legal Issues in End of Life Care Masterclass
Thursday 12 November 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Implementing the NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult
Tuesday 26 January 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Legal Issues in End of Life Care Masterclass
Tuesday 12 April 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London


Download: Don Redding full presentation

23 September 2015

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