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

Postponed to May 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

09:15 – 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 staff based in 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

St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

4th March 2019

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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:

Tuesday 5th March 2019- East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

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

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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

Thursday 21st February 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Tuesday 19th March 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Thursday 11th April 2019 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Tuesday 21st May 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

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

Tuesday 9th July 2019 – Winterley Grange, Sandbach

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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

Monday 4th March 2019  – Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester

Wednesday 3rd April 2019  – Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester

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

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The Impact of Breathlessness at End of Life

Designed to develop and increase confidence, knowledge and skills of practitioners to enable them to effectively 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

9am – 4.30pm

Course Overview

• Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and causes of breathlessness.
• Gain an understanding of the impact of breathlessness for patients at end of life and what pharmacological interventions can help.
• Learn about non-pharmacological management of breathlessness try out skills and apply them to your practice.
• Assessing the breathless patient – knowing when to use non-pharmacological techniques
• Anxiety, depression, panic management and the stress response
• Gain an awareness of what services are available for patients with respiratory disease.

Cost

FULLY FUNDED.
(Cancellation charges apply).

Course Date and Venue

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Romero Centre, All Hallows Catholic College, Brooklands Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LB

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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

Thursday 07 March 2019 – 10:00 – 12:30 pm, Winterley Grange, Sandbach FULL

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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

Thursday 07 March 2019 -13:00 – 15:30 -Winterley Grange, Sandbach FULL

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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

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 – St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford FULL

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

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

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

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

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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 28th March 2019 – East Cheshire Hospice, 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

1pm-4pm

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

Winterley Grange

Monday 1st April 2019
Monday 8th April 2019
Monday 15th April 2019
w/c Monday 22 April 2019 (Placement)
Monday 29th April 2019
w/c Monday 6th May 2019 (Placement)
Monday 13th May 2019
Monday 20th May 2019
Tuesday28th May 2019

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Anne's Experience

Through this interactive course you will increase your empathy and understanding of dementia by experiencing what it can be like to have advanced dementia with complications in last year of life through the journey of Anne.

Who is it for?

This is an interactive course and attendees are expected to join in activities and participate in group discussion to gain maximum benefit. The day is aimed at hands on health and social care staff of all levels who have already done basic dementia awareness training (such as dementia friends). This course is aligned to tier 2 of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework 2015 and includes outcomes from subjects 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12.

Duration

9am-4pm

Course Overview

We will reflect, analyse and develop knowledge for application to practice. By the end of the day you will be able to;
1. Identify acute illness early to prevent unnecessary hospital admission.
2. Learn new technique for assisting someone with advanced dementia to eat and drink.
3. Gain an understanding of importance of identifying pain in advanced dementia and how to assess for it non verbally.

Cost

This course is FREE for staff working within East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire. £60 to all other applicants. (Cancellation charges apply)

Venue

St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1BH

Course Dates

Wednesday 20th February 2019 FULL

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Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia
Who is it for?
The day is aimed at Primary Care, Mental Health Services, Acute Care, Social Care or Senior Care Staff responsible for the use of the Mental Capacity Act in their service. Such as GPs, Consultants, Nurses, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals and Senior Care Home Staff
The course assumes attendees will already have a basic understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).
Duration
9am-4.30pm
Course Overview
  • The rights of the person with dementia and their carer
  • Legal case studies – How the courts approach ethical dilemmas
  • Is it ethical to lie to a person with dementia?
  • Restraint – Is it in a person’s best interests?

Cost

This course is FREE for staff working within East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire. £60 to all other applicants. (Cancellation charges apply)

Venue

St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Course Dates

Wednesday 13th March 2019 FULL

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