2016 Conference



Supporting Family Carers in Palliative Care:

Rhetoric or Reality?

We hosted our first ever conference in Milton-Keynes on Wednesday 2nd March 2016. This event focused on the exploration of The CSNAT Approach as a person-centred approach to supporting family carers in palliative and end-of-life care.

A wide range of professionals including healthcare practitioners, researchers, and policy makers attended. We were also fortunate to have a number of people come along to share their personal experiences of caring for someone close to them.

The presentations and posters displayed on the day are all available for download (see links below)




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Rachel White, Leadership Support Manager, Patient Experience Team, NHS England.

The importance of carers. A policy perspective


Dr Ros Taylor, Clinical Director Hospice UK.

Responding to policy guidance on supporting carers


Professor Jane Seymour, University of Nottingham

Supporting carers in end of life care: an introductory programme for support workers and volunteers.


Dr Gail Ewing, University of Cambridge

The CSNAT story: Its development and who is using it


Dr Janet Diffin, The University of Manchester

Training and Support for using the CSNAT approach in practice


Lynne Carmichael and Julie Marshall, Ayrshire Hospice

A project model for CSNAT implementation


Gill Booth, St Luke’s Hospice; Briony Townshend & Sandra Lawless, Saint Francis Hospice; Claire Hewitt, Hospice of St Francis; Kay Greene, Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

Practitioner Voices: Supporting Carers in different services


To view the selection of posters that were on display, please select this link