Advanced Communication Skills Training (ACST)

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Who is it for?

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


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 physicians) 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

Dates and Times


  • Thursday 18 & Friday 19 November 2021 : 9:00 – 17:00 FULL
  • Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 January 2022 : 9.00 – 17.00  FULL

Face to face

The following dates courses will be held at Spring Farm Business Centre, Moss Lane, Crewe CW1 4RJ

  • Thursday 17 & Friday 18 February 2022  FULL
  • Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 March 2022  FULL

For East Cheshire NHS Trust staff only

  • Thursday 10 March & 11 March 2022 : Macclesfield District Hospital FULL


FULLY FUNDED  places for staff in the Cheshire CCG area… If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a funded place please call to discuss. 


For further details and an application form please contact