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New developments in end of life care to be explored in Medway lecture

The Deputy Director of the National End of Life Care Programme, Anita Hayes, will next month consider future developments in end of life care at an open meeting at the University of Kent at Medway.

Members of the public are invited, alongside health and social care professionals working in the hospitals, community services and hospice and other specialist teams, to the meeting on 3 November at the Chatham Maritime campus.

The keynote lecture by Anita Hayes will include consideration of how end of life care may be able to develop in Kent and Medway.

Dr David Oliver, Honorary Reader at the University's Centre for Professional Practice and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Wisdom Hospice, Rochester, said: ‘The lecture will consider all aspects of the future direction of end of life care in the UK including the situation here in Kent and Medway.

'The quality of end of life care is something that will affect everyone which is why we're hoping members of the public will join health professionals in considering the best way forward.'

The evening will also mark the launch of the University's new MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Supportive and Palliative Care). This new programme for health and social care professionals will launch in January 2012.

Anita Hayes' lecture is due to run from 6.30-7.30pm at the Pilkington Lecture Theatre and will be followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions.



Contact: pressoffice@kent.ac.uk

Story published at 11:54am 19 October 2011

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