Upcoming Events

Implementing the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) Approach:

Views from research and practice 

Fully Booked!

Venue: Hughes Hall College, Cambridge

Friday 1st March 2019; 9.30am – 4.00pm

Cost: £20 (for conference materials and lunch)

Through popular request, we are hosting a second ‘CSNAT’ conference. This will be an update on the very successful conference we held in Milton Keynes in March 2016. Three years on, we have learned a lot and have much to share. We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge for a stimulating day of discussion on supporting carers in everyday practice.

 Who should attend?

This conference will be a key forum for discussion of implementation of an evidence based, person centred approach to assessing and supporting carers in routine practice – focussing on the realities of practice rather than the rhetoric. It will be highly relevant to everyone with an interest in supporting carers of people with life limiting illnesses: from practice, research and policy contexts.

 Chair: Dr Sarah Russell, formerly Head of Research and Clinical Innovation at Hospice UK

 Conference sessions from practitioners with direct experience of implementing the CSNAT Approach in practice and the CSNAT team (Prof Gunn Grande, Dr Gail Ewing and Dr Janet Diffin)

Sessions will include:

 An overview of the CSNAT programme of research and implementation

 Developing a carers’ strategy as a starting point to supporting carers

 Key planning processes when implementing the CSNAT Approach in practice

 Using the CSNAT Approach in different practice settings including: At hospital discharge, in the community setting, with carers of people with dementia, Hospice at Home and outpatient clinics

 Ten recommendations to enable comprehensive person-centred support for carers

 Implementing carer records systems: in hospital, in hospice, on Systmone

 Panel discussion – implementing the CSNAT Approach – what helps and what hinders

 Introducing the online CSNAT Approach Training and Implementation Toolkit

To be added to the waiting list please contact Dr Gail Ewing, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge: email ge200@cam.ac.uk  /  Tel: 01223 334881


EAPC 2019 Symposium

 We are hosting a symposium at EAPC 2019 in Berlin (May 2019) entitled “Enabling person-centred care for palliative care patients and their informal carers: definitions, models of practice and implementation”

Further information to follow