8th International Advance Care Planning (ACP-i) Conference

ACP-i2023 Speaker - Keri Thomas

Keri Thomas

Categories: Invited Speakers

As Founder of the UK’s Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre in End-of-Life Care (EOLC) and Lead for GSF International, Keri is regarded as “one of the most influential people in the field of EOLC, nationally and internationally”. Formerly as National Clinical Lead Palliative/EOLC, RCGP EOLC Lead and Hon Professor, GSF was spread across the UK (98% GP practices GSF trained by 2009, thousands trained in multiple settings) influencing national policy and improving EOLC provision. 25 years on, GSF remains the UK’s leading EOLC training provider for generalist frontline teams.

As founder member of the first international ACP group, she hosted the 2nd international London meeting in 2011, and co-edited 2 editions of ‘Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care’. Keri’s awards include an OBE from the Queen for services to EOLC, RCGP President’s Medal, but her greatest achievements are as wife, mother of 5 children and 4 grandchildren.

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