Working from the Hospice of St Francis

I will be working from St Francis in Berkhamsted from the 27th November until Christmas. It is hoped that this will lead to a cross pollenated of ideas and learning between the work we both undertake.

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Photo of me and Leti and the Hospice of St Francis

I was lucky enough to work with and learn from patients and staff at St Francis earlier this year. It is hoped that this short term residency will bring symbiotic benefits to the Hospice of St Francis and the work I carry out for the Digital Legacy Association and MyWishes.

Upcoming Conferences (August – November)

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Lowlands Festival (Amsterdam) 16th – 18th August

Lowlands is an annual three-day music and performing arts festival, held in the Netherlands. This year’s artists range from New Order to Jorja Smith. The Digital Legacy Association are collaborating with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences to help make those attending the festival contemplate their own mortality and digital legacy. It will take place in the scientific field from 12pm until 5pm each day. Details

South West End of life Network (Torquay) 17th October

A version of our flagship digital assets and digital legacy workshop and training course will be ran on the south coast. This event is not open to the general public.

Hospice UK Conference (Liverpool) 20th November

We will be speaking about the work we devise and deliver at Hospice UK’s annual conference in Liverpool. Details

STEP – Digital Estates: A Deep Dive into Managing Digital Assets (London) 22nd November. Details

STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. We will deliver a presentation titled ‘Digital Asset Estate Administration: Where Do You Begin – Email and Social Media‘.

If you would like me to speak at your conference or event get in touch

Speaking on BBC Breakfast

This morning I spoke on BBC Breakfast about the importance of making our end of life wishes know. It follows this weeks court ruling in which a judge ordered Apple to provide the family photos and videos stored on the late Matt Thompson’s iPhone.

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The episode can be see in full on BBC iPlayer.

Twitter workshop in Madrid

I will be co-charing a Twitter workshop in Madrid at the EAPC Word Congress. If you are attending please do let me know. The details can be found below:

Making the Most of Twitter at #EAPC2017

18th May: 08:00 – 08:45. Open Meeting Making the Most of Twitter at #EAPC2017 – An Interactive Workshop Everyone welcome. Please bring your smart phone or tablet.


  • James Norris (London, United Kingdom)
  • Catherine Walshe (Lancaster, United Kingdom)
  • Katherine E. Sleeman (London, United Kingdom)
  • Avril Jackson (London, United Kingdom)
  • Julie Ling (Dublin, Ireland)

The full EAPC 2017 scientific programme can be found here

TalkCPR wins an NHS Wales Award

Over the last two years I have helped with the development a toolkit by the Velindre Cancer Centre called TalkCPR. The aim of the project TalkCPR’ is to ease communication and dialogue between patients with palliative illnesses and their healthcare professionals in relation to the complex area of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Decisions (DNACPR). In order to facilitate effective communication and transfer good quality knowledge to patients and those close to them, a novel video and website approach was used .

TalkCPR won an NHS Wales Award within the ‘Improving Quality Together (IQT) Methodology’ category.

NHS Wales Awards

More information can be found at