CSNAT conference 2019

Implementing the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) Approach: Views from research and practice

Through popular request, we hosted our second ‘CSNAT’ conference on Friday 1st March 2019. This was an update our first conference we hosted in Milton Keynes in March 2016. Three years on, we have learned a lot and were delighted to have the opportunity to share this with everyone. The conference served as a useful forum for discussion of implementation of an evidence based, person centred approach to assessing and supporting carers in routine practice – focussing very much on the realities of practice rather than the rhetoric. Thanks to everyone for coming and joining in on the discussions. 

To view the conference programme please click here


Morning sessions

Prof Gunn Grande, The University of Manchester: Background to The CSNAT Approach – lessons learnt from our research 

Rebecca Trower, Princess Alice Hospice & Vincent Docherty, St Christopher’s Hospice: Supporting carers: a strategy for the future

Lynne Carmichael, Ayrshire Hospice: Taking a planned approach to implementing the CSNAT Intervention 


Using The CSNAT Approach in different practice settings

Sarah Shipton, Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust: Hospital discharge 

Sarah Priestley,  Royal Trinity Hospice: Community setting with carers of people with dementia 

Kay Greene, Mary Ann Evans Hospice: Hospice at Home 

Claire Hewitt, Hospice of St Francis: Outpatient setting 


Afternoon sessions

Dr Gail Ewing, University of Cambridge: What needs to change to better support carers at end of life? The Hospice UK Report

Claire Hewitt, Hospice of St Francis: Carers and Systmone-our journey 

Dr Kim Steel and Marianne Macleod, NHS Fife: Square pegs and round holes. Implementing carer records in the acute hospital 

Dr Janet Diffin, Hospice UK: The CSNAT Approach Training and Implementation Toolkit