The Ethics of Choice

Event type: 
15 October 2014

The Ethics of Choice 
Implications of a National Choice Offer in End of Life Care
Ethics of Choice

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Date:  Wednesday 15th October 

Location: Holiday Inn London–Regent’s Park, Carburton Street, London, W1W 5EE

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Why this conference?

The Government is considering how to promote more choice for people’s care and support at the end of life, through the review of a choice offer in end of life care. 

But what does “choice” mean in the context of care and support at the end of life? How can there be meaningful choices for all sections of the community? What choice is available, if the services and support we’d like aren’t available where we live? What if we want one choice, but our carers want the other? What might we be willing to compromise on in order to achieve some, but not all, of the things we’d like at the end of life?  

This conference will...

- Help you to think through some of the ethical issues around choice at the end of life, giving you a chance to reflect, away from the busyness of your day to day life
- Help you to think about how you can change your practice or services to promote more choice 
- Give you an opportunity to hear from the National Choices Offer Review Board about their emerging thinking 

Who should attend?

- Staff across all settings working with people approaching the end of life – including GPs & primary care, hospital, social care, hospices, care homes, housing and beyond 
- CCG Members, local authority commissioners & Health and Wellbeing Board Members
- Directors of social services and social workers, including palliative care social workers
- Private social care providers, commissioned by local authorities, or paid for by self-funders
- Social workers, including palliative care social workers
- Voluntary and community sector  social care and health providers, including hospices
- Carers and people with personal experience of end of life care with an interest in improving services

Expert speakers include:

- Claire Henry MBE, Chair, National Choice Offer Review  
- Dr Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England 
- Professor Julia Verne, Director for Knowledge and Intelligence (South West) and Clinical Lead - National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, Knowledge and Intelligence Team (South West), Public Health England
- Dr Richard Huxtable, Chair of NCPC’s Ethics Forum and Professor of Medical Ethics and Law & Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol  
- Gina King, Commissioning Manager for End of Life Care, NHS Gloucestershire CCG 
- Ian Leech, Community Engagement Manager, St Giles Hospice 
- Cynthia Benz PhD, Person with MS, former carer, author and member of NCPC’s Ethics Forum
- Sanjay Chadha, Founder, Asian MS Support Group and Member, NCPC People in Partnership Group 
- Jill Lovell, person with MS 
- Lesley Dawson, person with personal experience 
-  And many more..! Click here for more details.

To view the full event programme please click here.

Delegate rates: £150 for NCPC Subscribers 
                             £300 for Non-Subscribers

For more information, or to register for this event please contact Anamica Khare, Events & Training Assistant ( or 020 7697 1520) or click here.

Alternatively, print off the event programme and return the completed booking form to Anamica Khare at the details provided.