“PELiCam”, the University of Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group


09.00   Arrive, coffee and pastries

09.45   Welcome and introductions

10.00   Keynote address.  “Care for older people living with frailty: personal reflections”

Sharon Allen, OBE, Chief Executive, Arthur Rank Hospice charity

10.30   Current research. Optimising Primary Care provision

  1. “Injectable medications at the end of life: benefits, risks and barriers to best practice”.  Dr Ben Bowers, Wellcome Post-Doctoral Fellow, Nurse Consultant.
  2. “Community and District Nurses’ changing roles in End of Life Care: a focus group study”. Dr Louisa Polak (GP Researcher)
  3. “General Practitioners’ changing roles in End of Life Care: developing a new study”. Dr Allison Bentley, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Research Associate

11.00   Round table discussions

11.15   Coffee

11.45   Current research. Optimising care through co-design

  1. “PrimaryBreathe: co-designing an inclusive breathlessness intervention”. Dr Anna Spathis, Assistant Professor; Dr Sarah Hoare, Research Associate; Dr Lindsey Berends, Programme Manager; María Goodall, Programme Coordinator.
  2. “Triadic communication with teenagers and young adults with cancer: a systematic literature review: “Make me feel like I’m not the third person””. Debbie Critoph, NIHR & Wellcome Trust PhD student

12.15   Round table discussions

12.30   Lunch in dining hall

13.30   Current research. Optimising care in uncertain situations

“Understanding and communicating uncertainty: Interactive workshop and focus group discussions

Dr Simon Etkind, Assistant Professor & Dr Rosanna Fennessy, Research Associate

15.00   Tea and cakes

15.15   Summarising the day. With feedback from patient and public involvement members

16.00   End of meeting and depart

Approval being sought for Royal College of Physicians CPD for 4 category 1 CPD (external) credits


Further information: Angela Harper ah523@medschl.cam.ac.uk or Prof Stephen Barclay sigb2@medschl.cam.ac.uk