Friday 13th May 2022

Palliative Care String of Pearls AM

Speakers: Dr Emma Husbands, Dr Kate Tredgett, Dr Paul Perkins, Dr Hilly Webb-Peploe, Dr Cath Morrison

9.30-10.45am Introduction from Dr Kate Tredgett – overview of SPC service and overview of ESC (Clinical Lead Pall Care)

9:45 – 10.15am Non-NHS organisations across County and what services they can all offer and how do you access them? – Dr Paul Perkins (Consultant Pall Med)

10:15-1045 am - Dealing with patients in denial. Hilly Webb – Peploe (Lead Clinical Psychologist Cancer and Pall Care)

10.45-11.15am break

11:15- 11:45 Top tips for Advanced Respiratory Illness – Dr Cath Morrison (Specialty Doctor Pall Care)

11:45 -12:15 Top tips in Neuropalliative care – Dr Emma Husbands (Cons Pall Med).

To explain what Enhanced Supportive Care means

To recall which third sector partners we can signpost our palliative patients/carers to for additional support

To identify ways of understanding and responding to patients in situations of "denial"

To summarise the management of patients with advanced respiratory illness

To summarise the neuropalliative management of patients


Date: Friday 13th May 2022

Time: 09:30

Duration: Half Day

Location: F2F at Sandford Education Centre

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £70

AHP Price: -

About the speaker

Dr Emma Husbands

I am a Consultant in Palliative Medicine working across Gloucestershire with currently a predominantly community focused role. I have a particular interest in non-cancer conditions and have developed close working with local paediatric/neurological and learning disabilities services to provide support for people with more complex conditions. I work closely with the MNDA/MDA and 2gether for short lives, developing resources for professionals and service users. In my spare time, I enjoy time with friends, cooking and making costumes for my friend’s children.

About the speaker

Dr Kate Tredgett

Dr Tredgett is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine. Her expertise is in symptom control and in the support of patients with advanced and progressive conditions. She leads the Enhanced Supportive Care Service. Her specialist interests include medical education and service development.

She works across all wards at Cheltenham General Hospital. Outpatients are seen as needed at Cheltenham General.

About the speaker

Dr Paul Perkins

Dr Paul Perkins, Sue Ryder Chief Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

About the speaker

Dr Hilly Webb-Peploe

Hilly is a consultant clinical psychologist and lead for the cancer, haematology, renal and palliative care psychology services at GHT. She works predominantly from cognitive and systemic perspectives and has previously worked in community health psychology, tertiary traumatic stress & acute cancer services in London and in learning disabilities services in London and Gloucestershire.

About the speaker

Dr Cath Morrison

Cath Morrison has been a Specialty Doctor in palliative medicine for twenty years at Gloucester Royal Hospital. In 2019 she piloted a supportive care clinic for patients with non malignant chest disease. Cath enjoys travelling and in the same year went walking with polar bears in Manitoba.

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