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

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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.


Each sessions is 13:30 – 16:30. A free lunch is available from 13:00.

Course Overview

Thursday 6 June 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.


Room A&B in 1829 building at Countess of Chester Health Park.

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