Our clinical education team
Our team are committed to delivering excellent clinical education and training for health and social care professionals in our community.
Starting July 2020 - Virtual education programme
We will be commencing a 10 week virtual education programme for both registered and non registered health care professionals.
Dates will be available to book on this page soon.
Please contact us if you wish to be informed when dates become available: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical student placements
We are able to offer a range of clinical student placements across our specialist care services and host students from a wide variety of disciplines, including pre-registration adult and children's nursing, paramedic science and social work.
For more information or to discuss your individual requirements please contact our clinical education team on email@example.com.
Virtual education events - sign up today:
This is a free 10 week rolling programme.
This is a weekly rolling programme, giving you the flexibility to choose dates and times that suit you. You can book onto individual sessions or sign up for a whole programme. Programme 3 will start January 2021.
What can I gain from attending?
An in-depth overview of the key areas associated with palliative and end of life care (EoLC). Opportunity for Q&A and discussion are included within each session along with principles of how to look after yourself as a healthcare professional.
Who can attend?
Any registered health and social care professional (such as nurses, doctors, paramedics, social workers etc) wishing to gain more confidence for the care of patients with a palliative and end of life care diagnosis.
Runs from Tuesday 21 July - Tuesday 22 September 2020 2-3pm
Runs from Tuesday 29 September - Tuesday 1 December 2020 10.30-11.30am
Click on the links below to book individual sessions
Exploring conversations face to face, via video link and telephone. Gives a structure and builds confidence in communication.
Essential Advanced Care Planning
What does Advanced Care Planning entail? When should it be done? How should it be approached? Who should commence these conversations?
Essential Recognition of the Dying Patient
This session explores the complexity of the topic and gives helpful insight into the dying process and what to look for.
Essential End of Life Care Anticipatory Medication
What are the essential drugs used, and why? What are the principles involved? Includes setting up a Syringe Driver and it’s maintenance.
Essential Pain Management
How should pain be assessed in a palliative/EOLC context? What about types of pain we do not always consider – spiritual pain for example? Can all pain be alleviated? Includes pharmacological/non-pharmacological approaches.
Essential Nausea and Vomiting Management
How to assess patients with increasing symptoms, how receptors work in recognising nausea and vomiting, pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to management.
Essential Breathlessness & Secretion Management
Explores the range of conditions that may experience breathlessness, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of breathlessness and secretions, alleviation methods for breathlessness and secretions.
Essential Agitation and Delirium Symptom Control
Explores techniques to recognise agitation and delirium in end of life patients, traditional and alternative methods of symptom management.
Essential Nutrition, Hydration and Mouth Care
How to be aware of the need for nutrition and hydration management in palliative care, ethics surrounding hydration in the dying patient, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of mouth care.
Essential Loss and Bereavement
An understanding of loss and bereavement, how to manage approaches to loss, strategies of recognising complexities of grief. How to look after yourself.
This is a free 5 session rolling programme.
This is a fortnightly rolling programme, giving you the flexibility to choose dates and times that suit you. You can book onto individual sessions or sign up for a whole programme. Programme 3 will start January 2021.
What can I again from attending?
An overview of the key areas associated with palliative and end of life care (EoLC). Opportunity for Q&A and discussion are included wihtin each session along with principles of how to look after yourself as someone looking after a dying patient.
Wha can attend?
Any inregistered harlth care professional (such as health care assistants, carer, support worker etc.) wishing to gain more confidence for the care of patients with a palliative and end of life care diagnosis.
Runs from Thursday 23 July - Thursday 17 September 2020 2-2.45pm
Runs from Thursday 1 October - Thursday 26 November 10.45-11.30am
Click on the links below to book individual sessions
Principles of Palliative Care
What is Palliative Care? How does it differ from EOLC or other types of care? How should I interact with these patients? What do these patients want from me? Are there principles that can help me?
Principles of Essential Communication
Conversations with palliative/Dying patients are often perceived as ‘difficult’. Is this true? What do I need to consider? Are there principles that can help me engage effectively with this patient group? This session will build your confidence in your communication skills.
Principles of Advance Care Planning
What is Advanced Care Planning? Is it important? When should it be done? How should it be approached? Who should commence these conversations?
Principles of care in the last days
How to recognise the dying patient, what care in the last days looks like, principles of managing the patient at end of life, recognition of aftercare.
Principles of Loss & Bereavement
How to recognise loss and bereavement and gaining understanding of helping those affected during their loss.
Join us for our 2nd Masterclass with guest speaker Doctor Pooja Khanna, Consultant Gastroenterologist.
Thursday 3 September 6.30-8pm via Zoom
This session will aim to discuss how an effective model of care involving Hepatology and Palliative care specialists can be developed and the important considerations when caring for patients with end stage liver disease.
To make the session interactive, if you have any questions or points you would like to be discussed as part of the session please do share those by Wednesday 2 September. They will all be anonymised.
For more information or to submit your questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org