ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022 – Bringing death back into life – Re-building the future of palliative and end of life care

This year our annual conference will be looking at the recent report of the Lancet Commission The Value of Death: bringing death back into life. 

How people die has changed radically over recent generations. Death comes later in life for many and dying is often prolonged. Death and dying have moved from a family and community setting into the care of health systems. The roles of families and communities have receded as death and dying have become unfamiliar and skills, traditions, and knowledge are lost.

The Value of Death: bringing death back into life

Our conference themes are based on the recommendations of the Lancet Commission report, The Value of Death: bringing death back into life (.pdf) which sets out five principles of a realistic utopia, a new vision of how death and dying could be. The five principals are:

  1. The social determinants of death, dying, and grieving are tackled
  2. Dying is understood to be a relational and spiritual process rather than simply a physiological event
  3. Networks of care lead support for people dying, caring, and grieving
  4. Conversations and stories about everyday death, dying, and grief become common
  5. Death is recognised as having value


We have a great line up of speakers including:

Dr Libby Sallnow

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Group, University College London

Dr Karen Groves MBE

Medical & Education Director, Queenscourt Hospice; Honorary Clinical Professor, Edge Hill University

Book now here.

    Who is it for?

    All health and social care staff working in, or having an interest in palliative and end of life care


    Full day 


    Best Western Forest Hills Hotel

    Overton Hill, Frodsham, WA6 6HH

    Date and times 

    Thursday 29 September : 9.00 – 16.30


    Cost for the conference is £35 including refreshments and free parking.


    Always a great event. The speakers were brilliant offering some fascinating insights into their chosen topics.  The Digital session was particularly good with some interesting and thought provoking information.

    Thanks for another brilliant conference.

    Kath Davies

    Clinical Network Coordinator North West Coast Clinical Networks, Palliative and End of Life Care Cheshire & Merseyside Partnership, Palliative and End of Life Care Lancs & South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership

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