Changes to the website
We’ve removed a lot of older material to keep the content fresh, as well as items with links that no longer work; and we’re giving the Regional Groups a higher profile – they now have a section of their own. The slimmed-down site should make it easier for you to find things. We’ll also be making more use of our Facebook page.
After the recent crash on this site (which is has now been resolved) we’ve used this as an opportunity to reduce an over-reliance on tables throughout the site. We hope you find the site looks increasingly better, too, over the next few months.
Membership Renewal for 2019
It’s also time to renew your AHPCC membership, if you haven’t already done so – Membership is for the Calendar Year. You can download the Membership Form here to do so. NB if you rely on your hospice finance department to renew on your behalf, please check that they have done so, as some members have occasionally been surprised to find that their membership lapsed long ago!
The 2019 Annual Conference
Details are now available for the Annual Conference in May (13th-15th at the Hayes, Swanwick). All the main speakers are now confirmed, and we’ve just the speakers’ profiles and workshop details to finalise. Please download copies of the Conference Poster, the Booking Form, and the Conference Programme and book your place. As well as being very rewarding, both professionally and personally, it’s also an effective way to gain most of the annual CPD points that the UKBHC requires. The conference always seeks to provide professionally relevant training – this year’s conference is strongly geared to the current issues that we are facing within chaplaincy. As Karen’s latest letter says, we’ve had to increase the price this year – for the first time since 2012 – but we still believe the conference offers very good value considering the quality of the speakers and full board accommodation.
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If you’re new to this website…
Whether you’ve worked in palliative care for years or you’re new in post, we hope you find this website helpful. We update it constantly, normally with a monthly home page update, and alerts also appear via Facebook, especially where new vacancies are being advertised.
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