In her first four and a half months at Hospice UK, Tracey has visited over 30 hospices. In her first video blog she comments on the examples of good practice that she found at these hospices, which people don’t realise are special, and that it has been “really good to share these with other hospices.”
After feeling “privileged” that she was able attend Hospice UK’s conference last November, Tracey reminds people that booking is now open for this year’s conference (16 to 18 November) and that the call for abstracts is still open (until 6 June 2016).
The theme of the conference this year, which is again being held in Liverpool, is ‘People, Partnerships and Potential’ and you can find out more about the conference on the Hospice UK website.
The charity’s masterclasses are also highlighted in the video blog, as is its new strategic leadership programme, which, Tracey explains, is about “supporting local hospice chief execs to manage and promote change in their hospices.”
She is also keen to remind people about the importance of Hospice Care Week (3 to 9 October) in breaking down myths about hospice care and telling the public about the wide breadth of work that hospices do in, and with, their local communities.
Finally, Tracy highlights an exciting new project at Hospice UK, Hospice IQ, which is a new forum to enable hospices to share knowledge with each other much more effectively.
You can watch the short video blog (or vlog) above, or on the Hospice UK YouTube channel, and find out more about the work of Hospice UK on the charity’s website.