23rd August 2019


9th National Conference

Incorporating the AGM


Effective Palliative Care:

Meeting Diverse Needs



Harwood Room, Barnes Wallis Building,

The University of Manchester,

Sackville Street Campus, Altrincham St,

Manchester, M1 7JR,


Thursday 27th June 2019


Cost: £85 per delegate

To book a place please email: chair@ianpc.org 


09.00 Registration and Coffee


09.30 Welcome

Dr Elaine Stevens, Chairperson, IANPC


09.35 Key Note Address:  Is Advance Care Planning the Panacea to Improve Quality of Life for People with Palliative Care Needs Professor Nancy Preston, Lancaster University


10.20 The Thought of Food: An End of Life Perspective Elaine Anderson, St Ann’s Hospice, Heald Green, Stockport


11.00 Break and Exhibition Viewing – (£50 of M&S vouchers to be won)


11.30 Lay Carer’s Perceptions of Personal Care in the Hospice Setting – Lorraine McPherson, Strathcarron Hospice, Denny


12.10 Current Approaches to the Management of Constipation– Dr Ashique Ahamed, Consultant Palliative Medicine, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


13.00. Lunch and Exhibition Viewing/AGM for members at 13.50


14.10 Spirituality and Spiritual Care – Dr Karen Groves, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport


15.00 First Encounters with the Dying Body: Impact on Professionals and FamiliesDr Kerry Jones, Open University, Milton Keynes


15.45 Decision Making by Healthcare Professionals when Managing the Care of Patients with End Stage Heart Failure – Dr Karen Higginbotham, University of Salford


16.30 Closing Remarks

Dr Elaine Stevens, Chairperson, IANPC



CME McKinley (c) 2010 Independent Association of Nurses in Palliative Care