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Patient Safety in Hospices

Wed, 11 Dec 2024

Virtual, Online

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“Despite the efforts of healthcare staff, patients suffer harm every day in healthcare systems. It is our duty to learn from these patient safety incidents to improve patient care”

Hospice UK, 2024

“Because of our ageing population, the number of deaths in the UK is projected to increase by 25% by 2048. We need a national plan to ensure that everyone in the UK can die in dignity, and with access to the services they need.”

Toby Porter, CEO of Hospice UK 2024

“The Government must act urgently and radically to ensure that dying people are able to access safe and high-quality care on a 24/7 basis.”

Ruth Driscoll, Marie Curie, 2024

“When things go wrong, patients are at risk of harm and many others may be affected. For the staff involved, incidents can be distressing and members of the clinical teams to which they belong can become demoralised and disengaged. Overwhelmingly these incidents are caused by system design issues, not mistakes by individuals.”

Rachael Marchant, Medical Director at Havens Hospices, March 2024

This conference focuses on improving safety for hospice patients. The conference will highlight best practice in improving safety in hospices, highlight new developments such as the implications of the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF), and the new CQC Inspection Framework, and will focus on key clinical safety areas such as falls prevention, medication safety, reduction and management of pressure ulcers, nutrition and hydration, improving the response and investigation of incidents, preparing for onsite inspections and developing a compassionate culture in hospices.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve patient safety in hospices

  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving patient safety

  • Reflect on national developments and learning including implications of PSIRF, and the New CQC Inspection Framework

  • Improve the way you reduce, investigate and manage pressure ulcers

  • Support ongoing learning and support for hospice staff

  • Learn from case studies including the establishment of a 24/7 palliative care helpline

  • Develop your skills in falls prevention and identify key interventions to reduce falls

  • Understand how you can improve medication safety and symptom control

  • Improve nutrition and hydration practice

  • Train and educate frontline staff in patient safety

  • Ensure prompt identification of deterioration

  • Develop your skills in compassionate leadership and drive a safety culture in your hospice

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 hours training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

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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