Best Practice Forum
Format : evening session, registration from 7pm, starts 7.30pm.
This forum is free of charge and there’s no need to book.
This is a unique forum. There are NO hidden agendas, be they political, drug industry or provider-based. The BPF provides an opportunity for multi-disciplinary professionals to enhance the care of patients by sharing a single platform. Delegates are invited to suggest topics they would like discussed at future forums.
With increasing fragmentation in clinical care, changes in out-of-hours provision, and the multitude of professional disciplines involved within any single patient’s journey, we have learnt that ‘together we can do more’.
The sessions will be led by a clinical agenda generated by the participants with the focus on enhancing clinical care for the patients within our community. After a presentation by a local expert there will be a discussion of the presentation including the sharing of best practice, symptom management and critical events. This is a great opportunity to overcome barriers and involve the opinions and expertise of the whole team – doctors, nurses, pharmacists, community nurse specialists and any other professionals.
A certificate and reflection template for your CPD portfolio will be provided.
Dates and venues:
7th November, Pilgrims Hospice Ashford
This BPF on heart failure will be lead by Dr Jane Fisher, Consultant Cardiologist /Lead for Heart Failure and Audit at East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Joint Lead for Heart Failure in the Kent Cardiac Network, together with Kate Scullin, Community Cardiac Nurse in East Kent.
14th November, Ann Robertson Centre, Canterbury
Dr Claire Butler, Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, and Dr Pauline Dand, a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Pilgrims Hospices will be leading this BPF with additional support from Mr Neile Taylor, Senior Pharmacist in Palliative Medicine. The theme being, Opiate challenges’ in cancer-related pain.
27th November, Pilgrims Hospices Thanet, Day Hospice
This BPF will look at end-of-life prescribing.
Refreshments are provided at the meetings and there are car parks at both venues.
The Ann Robertson Centre (next to the main hospice on London Road.) 55 London road, CT2 8HQ
Pilgrims Hospices Ashford, Hythe Road, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0NE
Your engagement with BPF will help us collectively to achieve our aims. Please pass this on to anyone you feel will benefit the forum.
ANY QUESTIONS? CALL 01227 812 616