Annual Conference


The End of Life Partnership would like to invite you to attend their 4th annual conference

The only certainty is that nothing is certainPliney the Elder
The nature and timing of death and dying hold great uncertainties. Not only do patients, families, public and care staff have to work with that uncertainty, but do so within the ever-changing context of health and social care and wider society; making much of what we thought we knew, uncertain too. This presents many challenges, and searching for the holy grail of absolute certainty may not be the answer.



This conference offers the opportunity to explore some of the different aspects of doubt and uncertainty that we face, while hearing from other professionals, public and carers, the ways in which they have met these challenges.


Thursday 5 October 2017


Wychwood Park Hotel

Weston, Crewe

Cheshire CW2 5GP


£45 per delegate

(Early Bird saver rate of £40 for bookings received by the 31 August 2017)


Chair - Professor Pauline Ong

Emerita Professor of Health Services Research, Keele University, OBE for Services to Healthcare

Madeline Bunting

An English writer who was formerly an associate editor and columnist at The Guardian newspaper

Professor Claire Goodman
Professor of Health Care Research, University of Hertfordshire and Deputy Director, East of England Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care.
Jill Cox
Carer and author of 2017 book, Moments of Meaning.
Haylo Theatre
A two woman theatre company based in the North West who write and perform their own theatre, all of which explore life issues. Currently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
Dr Karen Groves
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust and Medical Director, Queenscourt Hospice, MBE for services to palliative care services to the people of West Lancs, Southport & Formby.


Ruth Philp

An Invitation to Showcase Posters

We would like to invite individuals and/or teams to submit posters that demonstrate resourcefulness and innovative change in creating a culture that supports uncertainty.

For further information guidance for submission can be found on our website at or contact Lynne Partington, Email:,uk, Tel: 01270 758120