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Week 9 - 26 October 2022 - Commercial Income Generation

Tracey Macbeth, Director of Communications and Enterprise, St Joseph’s Hospice
Anna Shutt, Business Development Lead, LOROS Hospice

Week 8 - 28 September 2022 - Digital Developments

Steve Thorlby-Coy, Director of IT and Digital Services, Hospice UK
Marc Esmiley, Trustee, St Andrew’s Hospice

Week 7 - 27 July 2022 - Population Needs Assessment

Ian Appleby, Technical Director, Gavurin
Jonathan Graham, Managing Director, Gavurin
Luke Heslop, Service Lead for Evidence, Birmingham City Council
Lynn Grayson, Director of Clinical Services, Derian House Hospice
Vanessa Spinks, Head of Governance and Compliance, Derian House Hospice

Week 6 - 29 June 2022 - Approaches to Service Planning and Delivery Across the UK

Donall Henderson, CEO Foyle Hospice and Hospice UK Advisory Council Representative for Northern Ireland.
Grant Usmar, CEO, Hospice of the Valleys and Hospice UK Advisory Council Representative for Wales.
Kenny Steele, CEO, Highland Hospice and Hospice UK Advisory Council Representative for Scotland  

Week 5 - 25 May 2022 - Approaches to Commissioning in England

Sue Bottomley, National Head of Palliative and End of Life Care for NHS England/NHS Improvement
Lisa Foyster, Senior Programme Manager for Palliative and End of Life Care for NHS Lincolnshire

Week 4 - 27 April 2022 - Bereavement Services

Anita Hayes, Head of Clinical Leadership, Hospice UK
Suzann Chantrill, Bereavement volunteer support/enabler, LOROS hospice
Sarah West, Director of Campaigns and Communications, Hospice UK

Week 3 - 30 March 2022 - Data and Service Development

Sarah Scobie, Deputy Director of Research, The Nuffield Trust
Debbie Raven – CEO, Thames Hospice

Week 2 - 23 February 2022 - Integrated Working and 24/7 Services

Carly Wills, Matron of Clinical Services, Arthur Rank Hospice
Annette Alcock, Head of Health and Care System Relationships, Hospice UK

Week 1 - 26 January 2022 - Supporting the Wider Healthcare System

Heather Richardson, Joint CEO, St. Christopher's Hospice

Forthcoming sessions

Date / Time Topic Educator 
15 December, 10:30 - 11:30 Hospice Lotteries Craig Duncan, Chief Operating Officer, Hospice UK

Catherine Bosworth, Director of Income Generation and Grants, Hospice UK

Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Clinical Programmes, Hospice UK
 25 January, 10:30 - 11:30 Policy Coaching   TBC
 22 February, 10:30 - 11:30 Local Advocacy and Influencing  TBC
 29 March, 10:30 - 11:30 Building a Case for Support  TBC
 26 April, 10:30 - 11:30 Change Management  TBC

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