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 13th September 2018: A logical approach to pain management in Palliative Care, postponed. future date t.b.c.

Dr Hong Tseung, GP Trainer, Mersey Academy. HEE (NW) & Macmillan GP Advisor (Merseyside, Wirral & North West Cheshire)

‘Morphine or not yet?’, ‘Increase or different analgesic?’, ‘Why is it not working?’, ‘How do I convert this? This workshop will give opportunity to refresh your knowledge of key principles that can help you take a logical approach to pain management. This will include assessment, mapping ‘types of pain’ against some of the current management approaches. And opportunity to step back and practice some of the drug conversions and calculations that commonly arise.

Wednesday 21 November 2018: Advance Care Planning

Kirsten Liard, Practice Educator, End of Life Partnership & Sharon Williams, Clinical lead, Fountains Community Care Team

The session will focus on the principles and benefits of Advance Care Planning, the different types and the supporting documentation and associated communication skills. The local ACP policy will be considered and the EPaCCs template will be reviewed.

 Thursday 20 December 2018: Principles for end of life care: Applying them in practice.

Key principles guide our approaches for those who are likely/at risk of dying soon. They include: recognising that likelihood; communicating effectively with patients, those important to them and other professionals and services; developing and actioning an appropriate individualised plan of care; and having a designated clinical lead. Recent National review identified pockets of poor practice and loss of public confidence, which led to a National drive for tighter clinical governance with focus on enabling these principles, the ‘5 Priorities for Care’ of the dying. This workshop will help you identify what that means for you in practice and how local processes can help you communicate rationale for decisions and actions .

 Monday 21 January 2019: Practical Management of the dying phase

We can’t ‘fix’ dying. But we can make a difference in comfort and well-being in the last days. Proactive and timely symptom management and care can positively influence physical and psychological well-being of the patient and their place of care choices and the grieving process of loved ones. This workshop will give opportunity to refresh your knowledge around some of the common symptoms in the last days of life and most up-to-date practical pharmacological and care approaches to support them.

Thursday 21 February 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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Mesothelioma Event

Who is it for?

Medical Staff, Qualified Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

FREE LUNCH PROVIDED

Duration

09:00 – 16:30

Course Overview

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

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

Wednesday 20 March 2019, St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

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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

The Terrance Burgess Education Centre

  • Monday 10th December 2018 - TBEC, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport, PR8 6RE
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Oncological Emergencies Study Day

Who is it for?

Medical Staff, Qualified Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

FREE LUNCH PROVIDED

Duration

09:00 – 16:30

Course Overview

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

  • Metastatic spinal cord compression
  • Superior Vena Cava Obstruction/Breathlessness
  • Neutropenic Sepsis
  •  Hypercalcaemia
  •  Catastrophic bleed

– who is at risk, early identification, making the diagnosis, referral and treatment

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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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:

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

Wednesday 5 December 2018

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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:

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

Wednesday 5 December 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

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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

Monday, 14 January 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

09:00 – 16:00

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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

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 FULL  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

Thursday 15 November 2018 – East Cheshire Hospice, FULL 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

Wednesday 27 March 2019  FULL
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

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

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

Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 April 2019 – St Luke’s Hospice OR

Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Winterley Grange

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

Course Time

08:30 – 17:00

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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

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

Monday 18 February 2019 FULL (East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield)

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