There are a number of day courses available, click on the course title below for more information 

Xpert Accordion

GP Education Training

FREE WORKSHOPS     Light Lunch / Registration from 12.50pm    (Times:1.30pm-4.30pm)

Open to all GP's / GP registrars /DNs/Nurse Practitioners/Community Matrons/Practice Nurses working across East/South & Vale Royal/West Cheshire 

Practical Management (EoL) of the last days of life (& Dying Phase) - Wednesday 12th July 2017, Winterley Grange, Sandbach

End of Life Symposium - Tuesday 26th September 2017, St Luke's Hospice, Winsford 

Pain Management in Palliative Care - Tuesday 17th October 2017, Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Oncological Emergencies in Palliative Care - Tuesday 21st November 2017, Winterley Grange, Sandbach

Symptom Management including Nausea & Vomiting in Palliative Care - Tuesday 19th December 2017, St Luke's Hospice, Winsford

Booking Form

 

 

Syringe Driver Training

 

The use and operation of the McKinley T34 Syringe Driver 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?               The training is suitable for Registered Nurses

Cost:                                FREE to staff in Vale Royal, South, East and West Cheshire.

£25 to staff working outside these areas.

Course dates:              

Tuesday 26th September 2017     East Cheshire Hospice or

Tuesday 12th December 2017        East Cheshire Hospice or

Tuesday 27th February 2018       St Luke’s Hospice

 

Course time:                  14:00 – 15:30

Flyer:  (tbc)

Application Form: (Click Here)

Communication Challenges in the Workplace - Core Skills (Half Day Course)

Develop your Core & Key Skills

 

A half day study session focusing on:

vHelping someone who is worried, upset or distressed.

vRecognising the things that matter to them.

vListening skills – what is important.

vCommunicating; the things that help and things that do not.

vWhat else you can do.

 

East Cheshire Hospice

Fri 15 September 2017

 

St Luke’s Hospice

Thursday 15 June 2017

Friday 3 November 2017

 

Time: 9:15am - 1:00pm                          Cost: FREE

 

To secure your place, please complete the attached booking form and return to:

End of Life Partnership, Winterley Grange, Unit 8, Wheelock Heath Business Court, Alsager Road, Winterley, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 4RQ.

For more details contact us on 01270 758120, Fax: 01270 758126, info@eolp.org.uk

  Flyer - Click HERE  Booking Form - Click HERE

Communication Challenges in the Workplace - Intermediate Level (One day course)

Develop your Communication Skills to an intermediate level

 

"Willingness to listen and communicate sensitively is considered to be one of the most essential attributes of care. It is a core skill that health and social care staff at all levels need to have."

 

A one day study session focusing on:

vSupporting someone who is worried, upset or distressed.

vRecognising their concerns and being able to explore these.

vEffective communication skills including sensitivity, empathy & listening.

vBarriers to effective communication.

vRecognising your own skills and limitations and when to refer on. 

Dates:

East Cheshire Hospice

Mon 8 May 2017

Wed 4 Oct 2017

 

St Lukes Hospice

Mon 17 Jul 2017

Thurs 30 Nov 2017

 

ime: 9.15am - 4.30pm                                       Cost: FREE

 

THERE WILL BE FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS THROUGH THIS PROGRAMME.

Look out for:

ü2 day workshops

üBespoke sessions are also available. Please enquire.

To secure your place, please complete the attached booking form and return to End of Life Partnership. For more details contact us on 01270 758120, fax: 01270 758126, Email: info@eolp.org.uk 

    Flyer- Click Here    Booking Form - Click Here

Macmillan Palliative and End of Life Care Education Programme for GP's 2017

Macmillan Palliative & End of Life Care Education Programme for GP's 2017

(These workshops are intended to give you an opportunity to refresh your knowledge and confidence in supporting patients likely to be in their last year of life)

FREE & Open to all GP's / GP registrars/ DNs / Nurse Practitioners / Community Matrons working across East/South & Vale Royal Cheshire

 

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Priorities for End of Life Care: One Chance to get it Right!

 

Priorities for End of Life Care: One Chance to Get it Right

Venue: St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, CW 7 1BH

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Priorities for End of Life Care: One Chance to Get it Right

Venue: East Cheshire Hospice, Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DR

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Educator Development Programme

 

Couse Dates and Venues

Cohort 1

24th and 25th May 2016, 6th September 2016,  29th November 2016 and 25th April 2017- Winterley Grange, Winterley, Sandbach

Cohort 2

8th and 9th November 2016, 5th April 2017,  2nd August 2017 and 8th November 2017- Winterley Grange, Winterley, Sandbach

Cohort 3

12th and 13th September 2017, 29th November 2017, 23rd May 2018 and 12th September 2018- St Luke's Hospice, Winsford

 

Target Audience

Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

Specialist Allied Health Professional

Hospice / Specialist Palliative Care Unit Clinical Staff

End of Life Care Facilitator

 

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

Flyer- Click Here    Course Dates- Click Here    Application Form- Click Here

Oncological Emergencies Study Day

Date

Monday 12 March 2018

(Please note that the course on the Thursday 24th November 2016 has been cancelled)

Timings

9.15am-4.30pm

Venue

St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

Target Audience

Medical Staff, Qualified Nurses & Allied Health Professionals

Content

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

**Funded free places to all employees working within MCHFT, St Luke's Hospice, East Cheshire Hospice, CCIP and South and Vale Royal CCG**

(Cancellation charges apply)

£60 cost to staff outside these areas.

 

Flyer: Please click here

Booking Form: Please click here

Using the Blue Booklet in End of Life Care

Everything you want to know about.......................

 

Using the Blue Booklet in End of Life Care

This training is designed to support registered nurses working in nursing homes caring for people at end of life.

 Topics Covered

  • 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:  Free

Duration: 1.00pm-3:30pm

Flyer:  (Click Here)

Application Form: (Click Here)

 

 

Promoting End of Life Care in Advancing Dementia - 2.5 day course

            

Promoting End of Life Care in Advancing Dementia

 This is a short course to develop and increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of practitioners to enable them to effectively support people with dementia approaching the end of life

Learn about dementia as a terminal illness and its disease progression. Recognising the dying phase and the importance of Advance Care Planning

- develop knowledge and skills and apply them to your practice.

Course Format:2½ days - spaced out over 3 months

Course Dates for 2016:  

Cohort 5 ~15th September 2016 (full day) & 29th September 2016 (full day) & 12th January 2017 (half day am) East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, SK10 3DR

Course Dates for 2017:

Cohort 6~ 11th January 2017 (full day) & 25th January 2017 (full day) & 19th April 2017 (half day am) St Luke's Hospice, Winsford, CW7 1BH

Cohort 7~ 26th April 2017 (full day) & 10th May 2017 (full day) & 26th July 2017 (half day am) East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, SK10 3DR

Cohort 8~ 27th September 2017 (fuu day) & 11th October 2017 (full day) &13th December 2017 (half day am) St Luke's Hospice, Winsford, CW7 1BH

 

Who is it for? Health and Social Care staff who care for people with dementia in any care setting.

Course content includes:

  • What is Dementia?
  • Diagnosing dying
  • Mental Capacity
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Communication Skills
  • Understanding behaviours that challenge
  • Nutrition, hydrating and swallowing
  • End of Life Care
  • Grief, Loss & Bereavement
  • Support to try out and use new knowledge, skills and strategies

Cost: Funded free places to all employees working within East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire. £195 to all other applicants. (Cancellation charges apply).

Course facilitators: General Practitioner, Speech & Language Therapist, Social Worker, Educator/Facilitator, Carer, Family Support Unit, Admiral Nurse

Flyer 2016 Click here

Flyer 2017 Click Here

Click here for: Booking Form:       

Please complete a booking form and return to The End of Life Partnership or if you need further details please telephone:01270 758120 Fax:01270 758126 Email:dementia@eolp.org.uk or book on-line at www.eolp.org.uk

 

 

Mentorship Training - 1 Day

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)

 

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:                             FREE to staff in Vale Royal, South, East and West Cheshire.     (£60 to staff working outside these areas.)

 

 

Course Format:         1 Day Workshop

 

Course dates:         25th January 2018, Winterley Grange, Sandbach

 Course time:              9:00 – 16:00

 

Flyer: Click Here  Booking form:Click Here (pdf)

 

Priorities for End of Life Care- One Chance to Get it Right

Dates and Venues

Wednesday 19th October 2016- 9.30am-5pm- East Cheshire Hospice, Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DR

Or

Wednesday 23rd November 2016- 9.30am-5pm- St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

Or

Wednesday 11th January 2017- 9.30am-5pm- East Cheshire Hospice, Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DR

Or

Thursday 23rd March 2017- 9.30am-5pm- St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

 

Target Audience

All Clinical and Medical Staff

 

Content

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

*** This course is free of charge to staff working within Vale Royal,  South and Eastern  Cheshire ***

 - £60 to delegates outside these areas

 

Flyer: Click Here for East Cheshire Hospice    Click Here for St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice

Booking form: Click Here(doc) Click Here  (pdf)

Mesothelioma Event

Course Date:   Friday, 9 June 2017 (9:00am - 4:30pm)   Date Cancelled, a re-arranged date will be issued shortly.

Venue:  St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

Target Audience:  This day is specifically aimed at professionals who have direct contact with victims of asbestos related disease

Content: 

  • Mesothelioma disease overview
  • Treatment update
  • Impact for patients and carers
  • Symptom Management, including End of Life
  • Legal aspects

FREE to staff in MCHFT, St Luke’s Hospice, East Cheshire Hospice, CCICP and staff based in the South and Vale Royal CCG areas

£60 to delegates outside these areas

Flyer: Click Here  --    Booking form: Click Here (doc)

 

Symptom Control in the Last Few Days of Life

Course Date:  Friday 8 September 2017, 08.45am - 4.30pm

Venue:  St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

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

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.

Content: 

  • 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

**Funded free places to all employees working within MCHFT, St Luke's Hospice, East Cheshire Hospice, CCIP and South and Vale Royal CCG**

(Cancellation charges apply)

£60 cost to staff outside these areas.

Flyer: Click tbc to download a copy    --    Booking form: Click Here (doc)

2 Day Advanced Communication Skills

Duration: 2 Days

23 & 24 January 2018 - Winterly Grange, Sandbach

Thursday 26 April 2018 and Friday 27 April 2018 - St Luke’s Hospice

Wednesday 20 June 2018 and Thursday 21 June 2018 - Winterley Grange

Monday 17 September 2018 and Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Winterley Grange

Wednesday 7 November 2018 and Thursday 8 November 2018 - Winterley Grange

Tuesday 29 January 2019 and Wednesday 30 January 2019 - St Luke’s Hospice

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

 

Course Information:

A 2 day evidence based course (attracting 12 CPD points for medical staff) with expert trainers approved by the National Cancer Action Team focusing on:

Identifying complex and challenging communication issues & developing skills and strategies to manage these issues e.g. breaking bad news, handling anger and distress.

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

Many professionals find certain communication situations difficult, particularly around loss, distress or end of life care. This programme aims to provide a relaxed & supportive environment to explore situations you encounter in your work and consider approaches that may help you feel more confident & comfortable in approaching similar situations in the future.

Booking form : here

 

Introduction to Dementia

Dates: 

Tuesday 27th September 2016- 9.30am-4pm at St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, CW7 1BH

Or

Thursday 17th November 2016 - 9.30am-4pm at East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, SK10 3DR

 

Target Audience: 

For all staff who support individuals with Dementia

Aims: 

  • Overview of Dementia and Mental Capacity
  • Types of Dementia, Assessments & Medication
  • Advanced Dementia and End of Life Care
  • Memory Activities
  • Dementia scenarios

*** Fully subsidised therefore FREE to staff in East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire ***

£60 to delegates outside these areas

Flyer: Click Here Booking form: Click Here (doc) 

VOED - Verification of Expected Death

 

Verification of Expected Death

 

Who is it for?                 Registered Nurses

 

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

 

Course facilitators:    Karen Finch, Educator and Facilitator, The End of Life Partnership

Cost:                                FREE to staff in Vale Royal, South, East and West Cheshire.

                                          £25 to staff working outside these areas.

Course dates:              

  • Friday 15 September 2017 – East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield or
  • Wednesday 8 November 2017 – Hospice of Good Shepherd, Chester or
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018 - St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

 

Course time:                  13:00 – 15:00

 

Flyer: 

Application Form: (Click Here)

 

Macmillan Practical Skills to Support the Breathless Patient

Course Dates: 

Event 31 ~ 27 June 2017 (full day) & 11 July 2017 (full day) & 14 Nov 2017 (half day pm)

Event 32 ~ 18 October 2017 (full day) & 1 November 2017 (full day) & 28 February 2018 (half day pm)

Venue: 
St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

Target Audience: 
Practitioners who care for chronically breathless patients in any care setting e.g. Nurses, AHPs, Therapists, Level 3 Health Care Assistants

Aims: 

  • Normal breathing process and how it is altered by disease
  • The meaning and impact of breathlessness to the patient
  • Teaching and learning skills – helping breathless patients to learn new techniques
  • Assessing the breathless patient – knowing when to use non-pharmacological techniques
  • Practising new skills and applying them to your work with patients
  • Anxiety, depression, panic management and the stress response
  • Supporting you to try out and use new techniques with patients

**Funded free places to all employees working within MCHFT, St Luke's Hospice, East Cheshire Hospice, CCIP and South and Vale Royal CCG**

(Cancellation charges apply)

 (£195 to delegates outside these areas)

Flyer: Click here to download a copy    --    Booking form: Click Here (doc)