- Published on Friday, 15 May 2015 14:19
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Hospice at home is a core primary care service in enabling end of life care choices at home and forms a key component of commissioning intentions across the United Kingdom.
The National Association for Hospice at Home (NAHH) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) - Registered Charity Number: 1158250 and a membership Association dedicated to supporting and promoting hospice at home services at a local, regional and national level.
The Association is managed by an elected Executive Committee of Trustees who work with our member services and other national organisations to develop service models and partnerships to improve patient care across all settings.
The Association is seeking to expand and develop our Executive Committee to enable progression and significant developments, thereby achieving our aspirations and strategic vision as a CIO. We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals within our member services preferably who have expertise in quality assurance, fundraising, communication, website management and marketing specifically.
If you are interested in becoming part of our newly formed Charitable Incorporated Organisation we would be delighted to hear from you.
Kay Greene, Vice Chair
A discussion with one of our current Trustees will be arranged if required.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:00
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We are delighted to announce our 2015 national annual conference:
"The choice to die at home – a reality or an aspiration? Does hospice at home hold the key?”
The conference will take place at The Met Hotel in Leeds on 1st and 2nd October.
We are in the process of finalising an exciting programme to include keynote presentations from:
Chief Nursing Officer – NHS England
Chief Executive – NCP
Professor Sheila Payne
Emeritus Professor in Palliative Care, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University and President, European Association for Palliative Care.
For more information about the Conference, click here →
To register for the Conference, click here →
- Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:15
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(For e-hospice release)
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has recently expressed concern over the reduction of skilled district nurses in the community across England. This is not a surprise to the National Association for Hospice at Home (NAHH) who has acknowledged this trend and have worked with their members over several years to highlight the need for increased care in the community – especially for those at the end of life.
Many Hospice at Home organisations are dependent upon working in partnership with district nurses and have consistently reported pressures on district nursing teams ultimately increasing the demand on services such as Hospice at Home to support palliative care patients.
In principle this partnership works well aiming to provide a high quality service for patients however when the core service is compromised all resources are adversely affected contributing at times to inadequate care. It would seem cuts and changes to services rarely consider the impact on patients and families or the subsequent domino effect on all provider services involved in patient care. The RCN stated “a lack of any district nurses would not mean the end of home care visits but would lead to a serious disintegration of the community care system”. This is at a time when government targets are focused on caring for patients at home and enabling home deaths. For the government to realise their targets the core or “glue” of community services must be preserved and enhanced to enable other partners to continue to support these services, and those needing them into the future.
The NAHH fully support district nurses in addressing the workforce issues and being equipped to fully meet the escalating demands for their core services.
Sue Varvel & Kay Greene
Chair & Vice Chair
National Association for Hospice at Home
June 20th 2014
- Published on Thursday, 25 September 2014 17:22
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The NAHH executive is delighted to have been awarded registration as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) by the Charity Commission on 15th August 2014. The executive body are the Trustees of the CIO and are currently preparing a two year work plan which includes developing robust governance arrangements now we are successfully registered.
- Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:25
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Role out to pilot sites with feedback by April 30th
February to Summer:
Collation of feedback
Workshop to provide feedback and updates to all members (Date and venue to be confirmed).
August to December:
We aim to role out to all members by the end of the year.