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.

End of Life Education for NWAS Paramedics, Ambulance Practitioners and Call Advisors

Who is it for?

All Ambulance Staff Welcome – Morning Session

Ambulance Clinicians – Afternoon Session

Duration
1 Day / 1/2 Day

Course Overview

  • Morning Session
    • Advance Care Planning: Understanding the implications of ACP – including anticipatory clinical management plan
    • Challenging Communication’s: Having ‘difficult’ conversation with patients and those important to them
  • Afternoon Session
    • Symptom Control: Increased awareness of recognising, assessing and managing palliative emergencies and common symptoms which occur in the last days and hours of life which includes safe and appropriate use of ‘Just In Case’ medications.

Course Date and Venue by Education Centre HQ

St Mary’s Hospice

  • Friday 31st August 2018 – St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston, LA12 7JP
  • Tuesday 11th September 2018 – Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4SD
  • Thursday 25th October 2018 – St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston, LA12 7JP

St John’s Hospice

  • Friday 24th August 2018 – St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, LA2 6ST
  • Friday 14th September 2018 – St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, LA2 6ST
  • Friday 5th October 2018 – St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, LA2 6ST

St Catherine’s Hospice

  • Wednesday 29th August 2018 – St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston, PR5 5XU
  • Wednesday 26th September 2018 – St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston, PR5 5XU
  • Wednesday 24th October 2018 – St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston, PR5 5XU

The Terrance Burgess Education Centre

  • Monday 24th September 2018 – TBEC, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport, PR8 6RE
  • Monday 29th October 2018 – TBEC, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport, PR8 6RE
  • Monday 10th December 2018 – TBEC, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport, PR8 6RE

The End of Life Partnership

  • Tuesday 21st August 2018 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, SK10 3DR
  • Tuesday 4th September 2018 – Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester, CH2 4DG
  • Monday 15th October 2018 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, CW7 1BH
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Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills

Who is it for?

All health and social care staff.

Duration

9:00am – 4:30pm

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:

East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, SK10 3DR – 9:00am – 4:30pm (8.30am start for registration)

  • Tuesday 4 September 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October 2018
  • Tuesday 6 November 2018

Venue:

Winterley Grange, Sandbach CW11 4RQ – 9:00am – 4:30pm (8.30am start for registration)

  • Wednesday 5 December 2018

Chester and Cheshire West staff ONLY

Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Gordon Lane, Backford, Chester 9:00 am – 4:30pm (8.45 am start for registration)

  • Wednesday 5 September 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October 2018
  • Wednesday 7 November 2018
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Challenges of Meeting Heart Failure Patients Palliative Care Needs

This is a short course to develop and increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of general practitioners to enable them to effectively support heart failure patient’s palliative needs alongside their ongoing clinical management. It involves a practical exploration of issues & skills.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

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

2 ½ days – spaced out over 2 months. (Delegates must be available to attend all three days.)

Course Overview

  • Pathophysiology
  • Causes & treatments for heart failure
  • Symptom management at end of life
  • Models indicating prognosis as a trigger for commencement on the Gold Standards Framework Register
  • Importance of empowering patients
  • Partnership working – a practical guide to delivering palliative care
  • Communication skills

Course Date and Venue

Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Tuesday, 25 September 2018  (full day)

Tuesday, 9 October 2018  (full day)

Tuesday, 22 January 2018  (half day am)

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Mesothelioma Study Day

Lunch and refreshments provided.

This course is fully funded for staff in Cheshire and outside areas.

Who is it for?

This day is specifically aimed at professionals who have contact with people affected by, or at risk of asbestos related disease..

Duration
1 Day

Course Overview

• Mesothelioma overview
• Treatment update
• Impact for patient and carers
• Symptom Management including end of life
• Legal aspects

Course Date and Venue

Thursday 13 September 2018 – 9:00 – 16:30

Alderley Edge Hotel, East Cheshire

This course is free of charge to staff in Cheshire and outside areas.

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell LLP

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Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills

Who is it for?

All health and social care staff.

Duration

9:00am – 4:30pm

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:

East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, SK10 3DR – 9:00am – 4:30pm (8.30am start for registration)

  • Tuesday 4 September 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October 2018
  • Tuesday 6 November 2018

Venue:

Winterley Grange, Sandbach CW11 4RQ – 9:00am – 4:30pm (8.30am start for registration)

  • Wednesday 5 December 2018

Chester and Cheshire West staff ONLY

Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Gordon Lane, Backford, Chester 9:00 am – 4:30pm (8.45 am start for registration)

  • Wednesday 5 September 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October 2018
  • Wednesday 7 November 2018
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Educator Development Programme

This funded, non accredited, introduction to the key theoretical and practical aspects of education is available for specialist palliative care professionals and end of life facilitators

Who is it for?

Palliative Care Nurse Specialists, Specialist Allied Health Professionals, Hospice/Specialist Palliative Care Unit Clinical Staff, End of Life Care Facilitators

Duration

This 12 month course will be run over 3 modules with 5 face to face contact days available at the same time at 3 locations within the Network (Cheshire, Liverpool, Southport) with 3 courses planned to run concurrently, starting April/May 2016, Sept/Oct 2016 & April/May 2017

Course Overview

  • Small group teaching
  • Presentations
  • Point of care/Bedside teaching
  • Educational staff support

Course Dates

  • Cohort 3 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford
    • 12th September 2018
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Priorities for End of Life Care : One Chance to get it Right

An Introduction to the Leadership Alliance Priorities for End of Life Care, how this can be used to support the assessment and care planning for patients who are in their last days of life, including responding to the needs and preferences of the family/significant others.

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

1 day interactive study day 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.

£60 to staff working outside these areas.

Course Date

St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

  • Monday 12 November 2018 – FULL

East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

  • Tuesday 18 September 2018 – FULL
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Mentorship Training

Developed to meet the needs of busy health care professionals, using face-to-face discussion and practice-based learning to prepare you for your role as a mentor. Focusing on mentorship in the workplace this course will enable you to become an effective and valued supporter of practice-based learning.

Who is it for?

Any practitioner or care worker who facilitates 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

1 day

Course Overview

  • Define the role and responsibilities of a mentor
  • Demonstrate the key skills needed to be an effective mentor
  • Apply a range of 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.

£60 to staff working outside these areas.

Course Dates

  • Wednesday, 19 September 2018 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford
  • Monday, 14 January 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

09:00 – 16:00

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Symptom Control in the Last Few Days of Life St Luke's

A one day study day using a mix of discussion, lectures and workshops facilitated by specialist palliative care staff helping practitioners to recognise, reduce and alleviate symptoms.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Who is it for?

Assistant Practitioners, Nurses, GPs, Medical Staff, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals, Domiciliary & Care Home staff

Duration

1 Day

Course Overview

  • Care Plan for End of Life Update
    • 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, womiting, respiratory symptoms
    • Q & A – an opportunity to ask our specialist panel your questions

Cost

FULLY FUNDED for staff in Cheshire.

£60 to staff working outside this area.

Course Dates

  • Thursday 27 September 2018 – St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

Course Time

08:45 – 16:30

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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

  • Wednesday 19 September 2018 @ 10:00 – 12:30 pm – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield
  • Friday 14 December 2018 @ 10:00 – 12:30 pm, East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield
  • Thursday 07 March 2019 @ 10:00 – 12:30 pm, Winterley Grange, Sandbach
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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

  • Friday 14 December 2018 -13:00 – 15:30 – East Cheshire Hospice OR
  • Thursday 07 March 2019 -13:00 – 15:30 -Winterley Grange, Sandbach
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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

  • Monday 24 September 2018 -St Luke’s Hospice or
  • Thursday 15 November 2018 – East Cheshire Hospice, or
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019 – 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

Thursday 1 November 2018   – FULL
Chapel, East Cheshire Hospice

or

Wednesday 6 March 2019
Winterley Grange
Sandbach

Course Time

9.00am – 4.30pm

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.

Course Dates

Monday 17 September 2018 and Tuesday 18 September 2018 – Winterley Grange (FULL)

Wednesday 7 November 2018 and Thursday 8 November 2018 – Winterley Grange (FULL)

Tuesday 29 January 2019 and Wednesday 30 January 2019 – Winterley Grange OR

Tuesday 12 March 2019 and Wednesday 13 March 2019 – Winterley Grange

Course Time

08:30 – 17:00

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Key elements of Palliative Care for Care Workers

THIS COURSE IS RUN OVER NINE WEEKS WITH SEVEN, THREE HOUR CLASSROOM SESSIONS AND TWO DAYS PRACTICE PLACEMENTS.

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 and social care workers employed in care homes, hospitals, patient’s homes and hospices.

Duration

9 Weeks (7 x 3Hr Classroom Sessions and 2 Days Practice Placements)

  • 7 three hour classroom sessions, 1.00 – 4.00 pm
  • Independent study through a workbook
  • 2 days specialist palliative care placement
  • Facilitation in students own workplace to help apply new knowledge

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

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.

£250 to staff working outside this area.

Course Dates

  • Friday 07 September 2018
  • Friday 14 September 2018
  • Friday 21 September 2018
  • w/c Monday 24 September 2018 (Placement)
  • Friday 05 October 2018
  • w/c Monday 08 October 2018 (Placement)
  • Friday 19 October 2018
  • Friday 26 October 2018
  • Friday 02 November 2018

Venue – ST LUKES (CHESHIRE) HOSPICE, GROSVENOR HOUSE, QUEENSWAY, WINSFORD, CHESHIRE, CW7 1BH

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Communication Challenges in the Workplace – Core Level

Do you face communication situations that feel difficult?  Are you left feeling that you don’t know what to say or how best to start that conversation?  If so, this core key communication skills workshop can give you the opportunity to gain ‘top tips’ on communication skills and strategies that can help you engage more confidently and effectively.

Who is it for?

Any staff who work alongside those who may express distress or dissatisfaction. This workshop aims to support your confidence in key areas.

Duration

09:15 – 13:00

Course Overview

  • Responding sensitively to someone who is distressed or dissatisfied.
  • Using active listening skills that can help you.
  • Recognising things you say that can help or that do not help in these situations.
  • Recognise if there is anything else you can do in response.

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. £40 to staff working outside these areas.

Course Dates

  • Thursday 1 November 2018 (St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford)
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018 (East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield)
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Communication Challenges in the Workplace – Intermediate Level

Do you face communication situations that feel difficult?  Are you left feeling that you don’t know what to say or how best to start that conversation?  If so, this intermediate communication skills workshop can give you the opportunity to gain ‘top tips’ on communication skills and strategies that can help you engage more confidently and effectively.

Who is it for?

Any staff who work alongside those who may express distress or dissatisfaction, and their role (and skill level) include not only responding sensitively, but also identifying and exploring concerns that often effect well-being, information need and planning priorities.

Duration

09:15 – 16:30

Course Overview

  • Using skills, including working with cues and use of empathy, that help us sensitively get to a person’s concerns and identify needs.
  • Recognising communication behaviours that help or hinder communication
  • Working with our strengths, limitations of role – when to refer on

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.

£60 to staff working outside these areas.

Course Dates

  • Friday 14 September 2018 (East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield)
  • Wednesday 10 October 2018 (St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford)
  • Monday 18 February 2019 (East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield)
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Oncological Emergencies Study Day

Who is it for?

Medical Staff, Qualified Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

Duration

09:00 – 16:30

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
  • Cancer Unknown Primary
  • Neutropenic Sepsis
  • Breathless patient
  • Chemotoxicities

Cost

Funded places for people employed Cheshire. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss.

£60 to staff working outside these areas.

Course Date and Venue

The Hall at Marthall, Marthall, Knutsford

  • 6 December 2018
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