Study Days/Events


The End of Life Partnership facilitate a number of Study Days along with our partners. For more information please click on a course title below. If you wish to attend an event please fill out the attached booking form and send it to info@eolp.org.uk. For any other queries about our courses please Contact Us. Please note cancellation charges apply – as per booking form.

Macmillan Palliative & End of Life Care Education Programme for GP’s

Who is it for?

FREE to all GP’s [inc.Sessional & Registrars] & Advance Nurse Practitioners working across West Cheshire. A limited number of places may be available to other experienced Nurses attending with GPs from their cluster.

This programme of 6 workshops can be accessed as a whole programme or as individual workshops. ONLY 20 places available per workshop, book early to avoid disappointment.

Duration

Each sessions is 13:30 – 16:30. A free lunch is available from 13:00.

Course Overview

Thursday 6 June 2019: Initiating difficult conversations: Top Tips on ‘when’ and ‘how’

Modern challenges of living longer with chronic poor health/frailty or the complexities and risks of multi-morbidity bring a greater degree of uncertainty in predicting when and where individuals will die. GPs have a role in recognising likelihoods and enabling opportunity for patient preferences around future care to be identified as part of decision-making and actions that help avoid unwanted/ inappropriate interventions. Is your experience that these conversations feel difficult. If so, many of your colleagues would agree with you. Challenges often include, deciding ‘how best to’ initiate (including raising the resuscitation question), often involve breaking bad news, managing unrealistic expectations and dealing with emotional fall out. This workshop will provide opportunity to share what conversations feel challenging in Practice. Facilitated interactive role play around some of those common challenges will enable identification and refreshment of communication skills that can help you feel confident in that they can support you to engage sensitively and effectively in such conversations.

Venue:

Hospice of Good Shepherd, Gordon Lane, Backford, Chester, CH2 4DG

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Mentorship Training

The day is designed to enable you to become and be an effective mentor.
The morning will introduce a mentorship model of practice, stages of the relationship benefits and challenges. The afternoon explores the relationship further through group work, discussion and reflection on practice.

Who is it for?

Practitioners/care workers who facilitate learning and/or assesses learner achievement in a health and social care setting.

(Please note this course is not for sign off mentors supporting nurses working towards a professional qualification)

Duration

9:00 – 16:00

Course Overview

  • Explore the role, responsibilities and key skills of a mentor
  • Discuss benefits and challenges of mentorship
  • Identify with tools to plan and carry out the mentoring process
  • Provide a support network for mentors
  • Support mentors’ training needs within their role

Cost

Funded places for people employed in South Cheshire, Vale Royal and Eastern Cheshire localities. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss.

Course Date and Venue

Thursday 12 September 2019 or

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Winterley Grange, Sandbach

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Syringe Pump Training

The use and operation of the McKinley T34 Syringe Driver and how to access help and support when using in a care home

*Note this course does not cover End of Life drugs*

Who is it for?

Registered Nurses

Duration

1 1/2 Hours

Course Overview

The use and operation of the McKinley T34 Syringe Pump

How to access help and support when using in a care home

Cost

Funded places for people employed in South Cheshire, Vale Royal and Eastern Cheshire localities. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss.

£25 to staff working outside this area.

Course Dates

Tuesday 11 June 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Tuesday 10 September 2019 – St Lukes Hospice, Winsford

Wednesday 20 November 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Thursday 6 February 2020 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Course Times – 10:00 – 12:30

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Using the Blue Booklet in End of Life Care, including Update of the Blue Booklet Course

Everything you want to know about using the Blue Booklet in End of Life Care

Who is it for?

Registered nurses working in nursing homes caring for people at end of life.

Duration

1/2 Day

Course Overview

Practical use of the Blue Booklet

End of Life Drugs – Indications, administration, amounts

Drug calculations

Worries and questions

Case studies

Where to get help when you are uncertain what to do next

Cost

Funded places for people employed in South Cheshire, Vale Royal and Eastern Cheshire localities. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss.

£25 to staff working outside these areas. Course not relevant to staff in West Cheshire.

Course Dates

Tuesday 11 June 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Tuesday 10 September  2019 – St Lukes Hospice, Winsford

Wednesday 20 November 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Thursday 6 February 2020 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Course Times – 13:30 – 15:30

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VOED - Verification of Expected Death

Who is it for?

Registered Nurses

Duration

1/2 Day

Course Overview

Review local policies and procedures re verification of expected death

Examine the scope of verification of expected death

Clinical observation of absence of life

Cost

Funded places for people employed in South Cheshire, Vale Royal and Eastern Cheshire localities. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss.

£25 to staff working outside this area.

Course Dates

Wednesday 10th July 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Wednesday 13th November 2019 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Wednesday 5th February 2020 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Course Time – 13:00 – 15:00

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Opening the Spiritual Gate: Raising Awareness Study Day

Who is it for?

A day for Health Professionals in all care settings.

Duration

1 day

Course Overview

The course will include:

  • Exploring the meaning of Spirituality
  • Discover how to open a spiritual conversation
  • Learn how to undertake a spiritual assessment
  • Document, record and communicate spiritual needs
  • Create a spiritual care plan
  • Consider how to begin to address spiritual needs

Cost

Fully Subsidised for staff in Cheshire. £60 to delegates outside the area

Course Dates and Venue

5 November 2019

East Cheshire Hospice

Course Time

9.00 – 16:30

Lunch and refreshments included

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Advanced Communication Skills Course

Who is it for?

Professionals who deal with challenging communication situations, particularly around loss, distress and end of life care.

Duration

2 Days

Course Overview

This programme aims to provide a supportive environment using a range of experiential techniques to explore situations you encounter in your work and consider approaches that may help you feel more confident and comfortable in approaching similar situations in the future

 This is an evidence based course (attracting 12 CPD points for physcians) with expert trainers approved by the National Cancer Action Team focusing on:

• Identifying complex and challenging communication issues. Developing skills, strategies and confidence to handle issues such as giving significant information and handling anger and distress

• Exploring the impact of these strategies on communication with patients, families and colleagues

• The opportunity to reflect on your own communication skills and develop them further in a safe supportive environment

Cost

Funded places for people employed in South Cheshire, Vale Royal and Eastern Cheshire localities. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss.

£350 for staff working outside these areas.

Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Winterley Grange

Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 September 2019 – Winterley Grange

Monday 11 & Tuesday 12th November 2019 – Winterley Grange

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 January 2020 – St Luke’s Hospice

Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March 2020 – Winterley Grange

Course Time

08:30 – 17:00

Booking Form:

Emergencies in Oncology and Palliative Care Study Day
Who is it for?

Nurses, GP’s, Medical Staff, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals

Duration

9.00 – 16:00

Course Overview

Via discussions and lectures the content of the day will include:

  •  Metastatic spinal cord compression – who is at risk, early identification, making the diagnosis, referral and treatment
  •  Neutropenic Sepsis
  •  Breathless patient
  •  Superior Vena Cava Obstruction
  •  Catastrophic bleed

The study day will be facilitated by the Acute Oncology Team ECNHST, the Specialist Palliative Care Team Macmillan Team ECNHST & the End of Life Partnership

Cost

Fully funded for all delegates.

Course Dates and Venue

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Romero Centre, All Hallows Catholic Church, Macclesfield

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Key Elements of Palliative Care for Care Workers

This course will enable participants to increase and develop their knowledge, understanding and practical skills in palliative care. Can also provide underpinning knowledge evidence to support QCF.

Who is it for?

All health & social care workers employed in care homes, hospitals, patients’ homes and hospices

Duration

13:00 – 16:00

Course Overview

• Key concepts in palliative care
• Symptoms and physical aspects of palliative care
• Communication skills
• Dementia
• Loss, grief and bereavement
• End of life tools

Cost

This course is fully subsidised; therefore, free of charge to care staff working in East, South and Vale Royal Cheshire.
Staff working outside these areas will be charged £250.

Course Dates and Venue

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Priorities for End of Life Care: One Chance to get it Right
Who is it for?
All staff involved in End of Life Care including: Health Care Assistants, Nurses, AHP’s, GP’s, Doctors, Social Workers
Duration
9:00 – 17:00
Course Overview
  • Introduction to the 5 Priorities for End of Life Care
  • Introduction to the Care Plan for End of Life , why we need it, and how it can be used to support your clinical practice
  •  Case study group work to explore and share some of the challenges when caring for the dying person. For example:
    • Recognising dying
    • Communication with patients and families
    • Hydration and nutrition concerns
    • Mental Capacity related issues

Cost

Funded places for people employed in South Cheshire, Vale Royal and Eastern Cheshire localities. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss.

Course Dates

Friday 17 May 2019                           East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Tuesday 24 September 2019        St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Friday 29 November 2019              East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Wednesday 4 March 2020            St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

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Symptom Control in Palliative Care Study Day
Who is it for?
Assistant Practitioners, Nurses, GP’s, Medical Staff, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals, Domiciliary & Care Home staff
Duration
9:00 – 16:00
Course Overview

A one-day study day facilitated by specialist palliative care staff helping practitioners to recognise, reduce and alleviate symptoms whilst considering:

  •  Frequency and occurrence of symptoms in the last few days of life
  • Allowing a natural death – the process of dying
  • The consequences of uncontrolled symptoms for the patient and their family
  • Understanding and supporting relatives in last few days of a patient’s life
  • How to manage common symptoms e.g. agitation, pain, vomiting, respiratory symptoms
  • Q & A – an opportunity to ask our specialist panel your questions

Delivered through lectures, workshops & discussion

Cost

Fully funded for all delegates.

Course Date

Tuesday 9  July 2019

Venue

Romero Centre, All Hallows Catholic College, SK11 8LB

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Practical Skills to support the Breathless Patient
Who is it for?
Practitioners who care for chronically breathless patients in any care setting e.g. Nurses, AHPs, Therapists, Level 3 Health Care Assistants.
Duration
Run over 2 full days and half a day – over 3 months.
Course Overview

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Cost

Fully funded for staff in Cheshire. £195 to all other applicants.

Course Date

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Venue

St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice

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Challenges of Meeting Heart Failure Patients Palliative Care Needs
Who is it for?
Practitioners who care for heart failure patients in any care setting e.g. Nurses, GPs, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Therapists, Level 3 Health Care Assistants
Duration
Run over 2 full days and half a day – over 3 months.
Course Overview

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Cost

Fully funded for staff in Cheshire. £195 to all other applicants.

Course Date

5 November 2019 – full day

19 November 2019 – full day

25 February 2020 – half day AM

Venue

Winterley Grange, Sandbach

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Symptom Control In The Last Few Days Of Life
Who is it for?
Assistant Practitioners, Nurses, GP’s, Medical Staff, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals, Domiciliary & Care Home staff.
Duration
8:45 – 16:30
Course Overview

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Cost

Fully funded for all delegates.

Course Date

Thursday 19 September 2019

Venue

St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice

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Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills - East Cheshire

Who is it for?

All health and social care staff.

Duration

9:00am – 4:30pm (8.30am start for registration)

Course Overview

Are you required to have conversations with patients and those important to them about their care?

Do you support patients and those important to them to start to think about their care as they become less well?

Are you interested in learning more about Advance Care Planning ?

Do you want to gain more skills and knowledge around Advanced Care Planning – then this course is for you.

Course Date / Venue

Venue:

Wednesday 8th May 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Tuesday 4th June 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Thursday 18th July 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Monday 16th September 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Tuesday 15th October 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Monday 11th November 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Tuesday 10th December 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

Advance Care Planning Training Opportunity click here for details

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Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills - South Cheshire and Vale Royal

Who is it for?

All health and social care staff.

Duration

9:00am – 4:30pm (8.30am start for registration)

Course Overview

Are you required to have conversations with patients and those important to them about their care?
Do you support patients and those important to them to start to think about their care as they become less well?
Are you interested in learning more about Advance Care Planning ?
Do you want to gain more skills and knowledge around Advanced Care Planning – then this course is for you.

Course Date / Venue

Tuesday 21st May 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Tuesday 11th June 2019 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Tuesday 9th July 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Advance Care Planning Training Opportunity click here for details

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Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills - West Cheshire

Who is it for?

All health and social care staff.

Duration

9:00am – 4:30pm (8.30am start for registration)

Course Overview

Are you required to have conversations with patients and those important to them about their care?
Do you support patients and those important to them to start to think about their care as they become less well?
Are you interested in learning more about Advance Care Planning ?
Do you want to gain more skills and knowledge around Advanced Care Planning – then this course is for you.

Course Date / Venue

Friday 17th May 2019 – Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester

Monday 10th June 2019 – Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester

Monday 8th July 2019 – Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester

Advance Care Planning Training Opportunity click here for details

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