NAHH Blog

2016 Annual Conference Confirmed – Registration Now Open

Posted on 24th March 2016 by

We are delighted to announce that registration for our national annual conference is now open.

The annual conference of the National Association for Hospice at Home is to be held at Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa, Bristol on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September 2016.

The theme is:

“Hospice at Home – achieving national ambitions, making an impact”.

We are in the process of finalising an exciting programme to include keynote presentations from:

 

Mr John Powell
Corporate Director of Health and Social Care Integration, London Borough of Redbridge

 

Dr Jane Collines
Chief Executive, Marie Curie

 

Dr Fliss Murtagh
Reader and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cicely Saunders Institute

 

Dr Ros Taylor
Clinical Director, Hospice UK

 


The NAHH receives highly positive feedback from two member services

Posted on 17th March 2016 by

The NAHH is delighted to have received some highly positive feedback from two member services about the benefits and impacts the Association provides for them.

Please do read these on the dedicated Testimonials page →.

The NAHH Trustees encourage and welcome feedback so please do get in touch if you wish to share anything with us.

 


Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive, endorses the benefits of the OACC measures

Posted on 4th March 2016 by

“St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield use some of the OACC outcome measures to inform our clinical services. We have over the last two years embedded these measures in to clinical working practices across the Hospice inpatient, community and day services. In this time we have seen the real difference this has made to patients and their families and we received a letter recently from a bereaved relative asking for a blank copy of their ipos so she could share it with friends and family and thanking us for allowing her and her husband to have the opportunity to complete this as it meant that she and he both knew that what was important to them mattered to us.

The use of the measures have also provided us with a more robust governance framework and reporting structures, improved MDT working with a framework enhancing equality of access to care based on need.

Whilst the time and commitment required to embed these outcome measures in practice is considerable and should not be underestimated the gains for patients and the organisation make this worthwhile.”

– Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive from St Lukes Hospice in Sheffield

 


Supporting family carers providing end-of-life home care

Posted on 4th November 2015 by

Barbara Jack et al publish article, “Supporting family carers providing end-of-life home care: a qualitative study on the impact of a hospice at home service”.

 

Barbara Jack et al’s study explores bereaved family carers’ perceptions and experiences of a Hospice a Home service.

To read this article, please download the PDF below:

Supporting family carers providing end-of-life home care: a qualitative study on the impact of a hospice at home services 

 


NAHH Trustee Heather Mitchell discusses end of life care on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Posted on 9th October 2015 by

One of our Trustees, Heather Mitchell, featured on Anna King’s radio programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 7th October 2015.

Heather discussed end of life care, hospice at home, as well as our Association.

You can listen to the interview on BBC iPlayer via the link below (by 3rd November 2015) and skipping to 1 hour 11 minutes into the show:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p033534z