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Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO with Simon Attrill, HTP Apprenticeship College Head of Business Development

HTP Sponsors Mountbatten Annual Conference

HTP Apprenticeship College was delighted to be a Gold Sponsor of the Mountbatten annual conference which took place on Friday 2 November 2018 at Cowes Yacht Haven.

Over 100 people attended the event with delegates attending from a range of health care providers from across the Island and the south of England.

Entitled ‘The Changing Face of Hospice Care: Leadership, influence, partnership’, the conference provided a diverse look at end of life care featuring a number of notable keynote speakers. Opening the conference, Nigel Hartley Mountbatten CEO reflected on the subject of generosity and how the simple actions of Mountbatten staff are so important to people at the end of life and their families. He talked about partnerships and the responsiveness of Mountbatten in creating solutions to challenges in the health and social care sector. He also spoke about the 50% increase in people needing Mountbatten’s support over the past year, and that patients are increasingly experiencing more complex illnesses, particularly frailty.

National health commentator Roy Lilley followed, with an animated look at how getting the basics right is so important to the quality of patient care. He spoke of the most successful organisations starting with the patient and ‘working backwards’ to establish the support they need. He stressed the importance of saying ‘thank you’ and celebrating success.

Other keynote speakers included Heather Richardson, joint CEO at St Christopher’s Hospice, London, who spoke about the Compassionate Communities project and how communities are being encouraged to be more actively involved in their own end of life care. Mark Jarman-Howe, CEO at St Helena Hospice spoke on the issue of assisted dying and Professor Jackie Bridges from the University of Southampton addressed delegates on supporting great care for older people.

Simon Attrill, HTP’s Head of Business Development gave a presentation titled, “Make Apprenticeships Work for Your Organisation” which looked at the Apprenticeship reforms that came in from May 2017. Simon talked about eligibility, funding, Apprenticeship Standards, 20% off-the-job training and End Point Assessment. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the conference and brought their own valuable contributions to such a varied programme. I’d also like to thank our speakers for their insight, wisdom and challenge. Finally, I’d like to thank our sponsors, whose generous support has allowed us to share the latest practices and some thought-provoking ideas with as wide an audience as possible.

Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO

CEO, Mountbatten

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