Free breakfast seminar – The Hospice care fit for the future: challenges and opportunities for Commissioners


The commissioning of end of life services is of growing interest to Clinical Commissioning Groups. Demand for hospice care and other end of life services is growing rapidly and people’s needs are changing. Moving care out of hospital settings is one of the goals, along with meeting the expressed wishes of service users. Hospice care is also changing, and in the future it will look very different to that of today.

The seminar

At this seminar we’ll hear the key findings from the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care and explore their implications for health and social care commissioners, as well as providers of end of life care. We’ll discuss the questions, challenges and opportunities involved in implementing the Commission’s recommendations. We will also hear about some of the new ways that hospices and commissioners are working together to improve end of life services in their local communities.

The Commission into the Future of Hospice Care was set up by Help the Hospices in 2011 and reported in late 2013. It examined in depth the changing and growing needs of the communities that hospices serve, the current contribution of hospice care and the ways in which providers will need to adapt to meet future needs. The Commission made recommendations about the actions that commissioners, hospice leaders and others involved in end of life care need to take to ensure that their services are truly fit for the future.


  • Dr Heather Richardson, National Clinical Lead, Help the Hospices and executive lead for the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care
  • Mark Jarman-Howe, Chief Executive, St Helena hospice, Colchester
  • Lucy Nickson, Chief Executive, Ashgate hospice, Chesterfield

More info

Breakfast will be served from 8.30am (for a 9am start) and the seminar will be finished by 11am. If you have any special access or dietary requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

For more information please get in touch with Rosie Keefe at or on 020 7239 7816.

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