European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) - 14 September 2020

ECEPC course dates and times

It is with regret that we have had to cancel the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) due to start on 20th April 2020.  We had hoped that due to the distance learning nature of the course that we would be able to still offer it.  However, in light of the increasing and anticipated demands on all health workers, that now seems inappropriate.

All candidates who were due to take the course have been contacted and offered a place on the Autumn 2020 course.

There has been a huge interest in the course and our Autumn course is now full. Registration for Spring 2021 is open and spaces are still available.

SPRING 2020 – CANCELLED

AUTUMN 2020 – FULL 

14 September 2020 – Course launch evening 17:30-19:00 – arrangements to be confirmed

11 November 2020 – Assessment day – arrangements to be confirmed in line with COVID-19 restrictions

SPRING 2021 – REGISTRATION OPEN

19 April 2021- Course launch evening 18:00 – arrangements to be confirmed

16 June 2021 – Assessment day – arrangements in line with COVID-19 restrictions

 

Fees

SPRING 2020 – CANCELLED

AUTUMN 2020 – £450

SPRING 2021 – £475

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Course Co-ordinator: Clair Sadler
Course Administrator: Alison Scott

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

How to find us

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:
01372 461845
europeancertificate@pah.org.uk

Who is the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) recommended for?

A highly respected qualification running at a number of sites in addition to Princess Alice Hospice, aimed at healthcare professionals new to palliative care. All participants should have direct contact with patients requiring a palliative approach and care needs.

What methods of learning and teaching will be used?

Eight week distance learning, multi-professional programme, divided into sections:

  • What is palliative care and who is it for?
  • Symptom issues in palliative care.
  • Patients with emergency conditions.
  • Patients in the last 48 hours of life.
  • Breaking bad news to patients and families.
  • Bereavement and support.
  • Common ethical issues.

This is a home-based course. All candidates are provided with an extensive course workbook and access to a comprehensive virtual learning site. All candidates are assigned a facilitator to support them through the course. The culmination of the course is the assessment day which is mandatory for all candidates across the sites.

Staff working in hospices and care homes in the UK can apply to the Wolfson Foundation (via Hospice UK) to cover part of the cost of this programme. See Hospice UK for more details.

Venues

Princess Alice Hospice

Northern Ireland Hospice
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice
Severn Hospice
Heart of Kent Hospice

St Gemma’s Hospice – contact AUPCCourses@st-gemma.co.uk

Roxburghe House – contact ross.mitchell1@nhs.net

The Hospice of St Francis – contact education@stfrancis.org.uk

Milford Care Centre – contact distancelearning@milfordcarecentre.ie

Malta Hospice Movement – contact certificate@hospicemalta.org

Becoming a Dementia Friend - 13 October 2020

Becoming a Dementia Friend – Helping to create dementia friendly communities 

This 30-minute session via Zoom is for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of dementia and to help change the way that society thinks, talks and acts about dementia.

Course dates and times:

  • Tuesday 13 October 2020: 13.30-14.00 or
  • Thursday 5 November 2020: 10.00-10.30 or
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020: 14.00-14.30

Fee

The session is open to all and provided free of charge on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society

This course will be delivered via Zoom, please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is it for : 

This 30-minute session via Zoom is for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of dementia and to help change the way that society thinks, talks and acts about dementia.

The session is open to all and provided free of charge on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society

What will I learn:

People with dementia want to carry on going about their daily lives and feeling included in their local community, but they sometimes need a helping hand to do so.

The session will help attendees understands a bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and the little ways they can help.

Autumn School at Princess Alice Hospice - 19 October 2020

Course Dates for Autumn School

The course will run via Zoom on:

Monday 19 October:  10.30-1.30pm
Tuesday 20 October: 9.30-12.30pm
Friday 23 October: 10.30-1.30pm

Some activities to be carried out at home

Fee

This course is free to those that attend. We will charge £40 for non attendance.

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Details will be sent once your place is confirmed

If you have any questions please contact the Volunteer Team by emailing volunteering@pah.org.uk

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at students in years 11, 12 and 13

What will i learn?

We aim to provide students with an understanding of health and social care at end of life

Course Content:

  • Speed networking event to find out everything you ever wanted to know about being a nurse/doctor/social worker
  • The opportunity to attend a tutorial of your choice, Subject specific topics, such as:, e.g. How to support families when a loved one is dying, Person-centred care at end of life, What happens to a dead person after death? (other topics could be provided)
  • Interactive games and exercises, e.g. identifying medical equipment and describing their use
  • Experiencing how it feels to give and receive care
  • The importance of communication skills
  • How do you know if someone has died?
  • Meeting patients who attend our Wellbeing Centre (via zoom)

Verification by nurse of expected death - 20 October 2020

Course date and times

 

Tuesday 20 October 2020: 13:30 – 15:00 or

Tuesday 24 November 2020: 10.00 – 11.30 – COURSE NOW FULL

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that this course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to individuals prior to the training.

Fees

£30

Facilitator

Carole Cousins

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Registered nursing staff who have management support to verify expected death in their place of work.

What will I learn from this course?

The legal framework governing verification of expected death, differences between verification and certification, practical procedures and safe practice.

Note – clinical competency can only be demonstrated in a clinical setting, so participants will need to arrange to be observed in their place of work by someone able to certify competency in that environment.

What is Hospice Care? - 28 October 2020

Course Date & time:

Wednesday  28 October 2020  – 14:00 – 13.00 or

Wednesday 25 November 2020 – 11.00 – 12.00

Course Format:

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made the decision to deliver this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting.

 

Fee:

Free session

Facilitators:

Clair Sadler

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made the decision to deliver this course via Zoom.

 

 

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is What is Hospice Care? course recommended for?

Anyone including members of the public and health and social care workers.

Community groups e.g. Women’s Institutes, church groups, volunteer organisations are particularly welcome.

What will I learn from What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is well known and respected by the public but what is it?

This session gives you the opportunity to learn about the way hospice care has developed in the UK and what we do here at Princess Alice Hospice to support patients and their families.

Includes a tour of the Hospice.

McKinley Syringe Pump – refresher course - 2 November 2020

Course dates and times

Monday 2 November 2020: – 10.30 – 11.30 or

Thursday 3 December 2020: – 10.30 – 11.30

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fees

£20

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Qualified nurses or doctors who use syringe pumps for palliative care patients.

What will I learn from this course?

The use of subcutaneous ambulatory syringe pumps is essential to controlling symptoms in palliative care.

On completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • discuss with patients and their families the reasons for administration of drugs using a syringe pump
  • describe the uses of syringe pumps in palliative care
  • discuss the drugs commonly used at the end of life
  • set up and monitor a McKinley T34 pump
  • troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump.

Note – Clinical competency can only be demonstrated in a clinical setting, so participants will need to arrange to be observed in their place of work by someone able to certify competency in that environment.

If you need more detailed learning on Mckinley Syringe Pumps – please see the full course here

 

SAGE & THYME® - 3 November 2020

Course dates & times:

Tuesday 3 November 2020: 09.30-12.30 – FULL

Course format:

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made the decision to deliver this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting.

Fees

£60

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made the decision to deliver this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting.

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the course recommended for?

All clinical and non-clinical staff including volunteers who, through the course of their work, come into contact with people in distress.

What will I learn from this course?

The SAGE & THYME evidence-based mnemonic has been developed as a national initiative, to help health and social care workers to support people with worries/concerns or who are in distress. By the end of the workshop, you should have a structured and memorable approach that you can use to: recognise psychological distress; avoid causing psychological harm; communicate honestly and compassionately; provide person-focused support; and know when you have reached the boundary of your competence.

©University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Six-steps Programme for Care Homes - 16 November 2020

Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, this course will be delivered via zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Meeting ID’s and passwords will be supplied closed to the course date sessions.

Dates & times

New Winter Course dates;
Pre-course visit to care homes w/c 16 November 2020
Workshop 1: 1 December 2020 – 09:30-16:30
Video conference 1: 22 December 2020 – 09:30-11.30
Workshop 2: 14 January 2021 – 09:30-16:30
Video conference 2: 3 February 2021 – 09:30-11.30
Workshop 3: 15 February 2021 – 09:30-16:30
Post course visit to care homes w/c 8 March 2021

Fee:

£900 per organisation

Refreshments:

N/A

Facilitator:

Carole Cousins

 

Due to current Covid-19 social distancing rules, these course will be delivered via Zoom.

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email:
education@pah.org.uk

 

Delivery of high quality end of life care in care homes and by home care providers is a national priority. The number of people requiring these services will be growing in the future and it is important that providers have staff trained to deliver end of life care and systems in place which support residents and clients to feel supported and experience their last months, weeks and days in the best way possible.

The Six Steps Programme is based on the National End of Life Care Strategy (2008) which underpins the development of services and education programmes.

We offer a programme which will mirror the six steps outlined in the National Strategy and which will allow your organisation to implement systems, to improve resident/client experience and provide evidence to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that you are delivering end of life care which is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.

The course provides the opportunity for up to three key people in your organisation to attend workshops and video conferences to learn about end of life care, to review your organisational systems and to build a resource of evidence to demonstrate quality care. The application to attend the course must be made by the Manager or Owner of the service who will be fully informed of content and progress.

The course will run for 16 weeks with opportunity for ongoing updates videoconferences following completion.

Dates below are an example of the time frame in which the course is carried out.

w/c 3rd February 2020 – Pre-course visit to your care home

Workshop 1       (26 Feb 2020)    at Princess Alice Hospice

Video conference    – 16 March 2020 – 09:30-11:30

Workshop 2     (22 April 2020) at Princess Alice Hospice

Video conference  – 6 May 2020 – 09:30-11:30

Workshop 3     (10 June 2020) at Princess Alice Hospice

w/c 6 July 2020 – Portfolio building visit to your care home

It is recommended that your organisation also consider appropriate staff to undertake the QCF Award in Awareness of End of Life Care  which will complement the Six Steps Programme.

Please contact education@pah.org.uk to express your interest in this programmeOr contact Carole Cousins, Community practice educator to discuss any questions you may have on 01372 461 989

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 17 November 2020

Dates and times

Tuesday 17 November 2020 – 13.00 – 16.30

Course format

This course was due to be delivered face to face but is currently under review. We are looking at the potential to run this via Zoom. Please contact education@pah.org.uk if you wish to attend.

Course Fees

£70 (TBC)

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Social Work Team

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
KT10 8NA

Find us here

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Any individuals working with children and young people: for example, teachers and learning support workers, nurses and healthcare assistants, social workers, foster carers, youth workers, scout and guide leaders.

What will I learn from this course?

When a parent or someone else close to them is seriously ill, it can impact greatly on children and young people. They may miss out on ‘normal’ pleasures of family life and may struggle to make sense of what is happening to their world.

When someone important to us dies, it is difficult at any time of life. But for children and young people it can have a dramatic effect on education, development, relationships and self-esteem.

This course offers an experiential learning process and the opportunity to develop some practical skills in giving support to children and young people before and after bereavement.

Please note that, due to the nature of this session, it is not suitable for people who have suffered a recent bereavement.

McKinley syringe pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care - 18 November 2020

Course dates and times

Wednesday 18 November – 13.30-16.30

Course Format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have made the decision that the course will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password with be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fees

£60

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

 

 

If you have any queries, please call our education team.
tel:  01372 461988
email:  education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Qualified nurses or doctors who are unfamiliar with the syringe pumps and want to use syringe pumps for palliative care patients

What will I learn from this course?

The use of subcutaneous ambulatory syringe pumps is essential to controlling symptoms in palliative care.

On completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Discuss with patients and their families the reasons for administration of drugs using a syringe pump
  • Describe the uses of syringe pumps in palliative care
  • Discuss the drugs commonly used at the end of life
  • Set up and monitor a McKinley T34 pump
  • Troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump.
  • Obtain a classroom competency

Note – Clinical competency can only be demonstrated in a clinical setting, so participants will need to arrange to be observed in their place of work by someone able to certify competency in that environment.

If you think all you need is a quick refresher on McKinley Syringe Pumps instead – please click here

Spiritual distress and assessment - 26 November 2020

Dates and times

Thursday 26 November 2020: 09:30-12:30

Course format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have take the decision to deliver this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Course Fees

£60

Facilitators

Steve Nolan

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules we have take the decision to deliver this course via Zoom. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom meeting id and password will be emailed to participants prior to the session.

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the Spiritual distress and assessment study day recommended for?

This study day uses a non-religious understanding of spirituality and is, therefore, recommended for any healthcare professional working in end of life care, regardless of belief. Physicians, nurses, chaplains, care workers, social workers, clergy and pastoral carers would all find benefit from it.

What will I learn from this study day?

  • Using case studies and participant experience, this full-day practical session will use a non-religious understanding of spirituality to explore themes such as:
  • How to understand a person’s experience of spiritual distress
  • How to use a comprehensive, assets/needs model of spiritual assessment (including spiritual screening and spiritual history taking)
  • How to respond appropriately to spiritual need in order to create a spiritual care plan?

 

Namaste for care homes - 10 December 2020

Date and Times:

Thursday 10 December 2020 – 09:30 – 12:30 AND Friday 18 December 2020 – 13.00 – 16.30

This is a 2 part course – both session must be attended.

Please feel free to contact education@pah.org.uk with any requests or questions.

Course format

Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, we have made to decision to deliver this course via Zoom. To complete the course both session will need to be attended. Please ensure you join 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Meeting id’s and passwords will be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Fee

£95

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

 

 

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the Namaste for care homes course recommended for?

Healthcare staff and volunteers looking after people who are dying, or have advanced dementia in an inpatient, community or care home setting.

What will I learn from the Namaste for care homes course?

The Namaste programme integrates compassionate care with individualised activities for people with advanced dementia and those who are dying. The programme seeks to engage people through sensory inputs which include calming sights and sounds, taste, smell and touch thus enhancing the experience of the person, their carers and families. This session will cover:-

  • Overview of the Namaste programme
  • The role of the Namaste champion
  • How to involve family members in Namaste
  • Basic massage techniques and pain assessment
  • The evidence behind the Namaste programme
  • How to introduce change within your organisation You will receive a comprehensive tool kit to guide the introduction of the programme into your place of work

*NEW* Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care (Half Day) – FULL - 26 January 2021

Dates and times

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone this course until 2021.

Tuesday 26 January 2021:  09:30-12:30 – FULL this course has been very popular, and is now full. We are running a full day later in the year which may be of interest (5th October 2021).

Course Fee

£70

Course Format

This course will be delivered face to face, there will be a restricted number of candidates to ensure social distancing rules are fully applied.

The course format is subject to change depending of government guidelines.

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

Lorrain Carter & Steve Nolan

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

Find us here

If you have any queries, please contact our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461988
email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the ‘Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care’ study day recommended for?

All health and social care practitioners

What will I learn from this study day?

  • Identify what is meant by culture
  • Understand how important culturally sensitive care is and how it impacts on the patient and family experience
  • Consider the end of life care needs of people from different cultures
  • Be aware of how the culture of caregivers may impact the care experience for the patient and family
  • Be aware of resources which support culturally appropriate end of life care

Advanced communication skills (2-day course) - 25 February 2021

Course date and times:

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone this course until 2021.

Thursday 25 & Friday 26 February 2021 – 09.30 – 16.30

Please feel free to contact education@pah.org.uk with any requests or questions.

Fees

£650

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch

Facilitator

Clair Sadler

Education Centre
Princess Alice Hospice
West End Lane
Esher
KT10 8NA

Find us here

If you have any queries, please call our Education Team.
tel: 01372 461845  or email: education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Senior health care professionals (band 6 or equivalent and above)

What will I learn from this course?

Effective communication is fundamental to good quality patient care. This course will explore challenging communication issues from the participant’s practice.  This will be achieved through a range of interactive teaching methods and role play with actors using video feedback is a central component of the course.

It is essential delegates attend both days.

Staff working in hospices and care homes in the UK can apply to the Wolfson Foundation (via Hospice UK) to cover part of the cost of this programme. See https://www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/grants/open-grant-programmes for more details.

*NEW* Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care (Full Day) - 5 October 2021

Dates and times

Tuesday 5 October 2021: 09:30-16:30

Course Fee

£95

Course Format

This course will be delivered face to face, there will be a restricted number of candidates to ensure social distancing rules are can be fully applied.
The course format is subject to change depending of government guidelines.

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Lorrain Carter & Steve Nolan

Princess Alice Hospice

West End Lane

Esher

KT10 8NA

 

Find us

For any questions please email us;

education@pah.org.uk

 

Who is the ‘Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care’ study day recommended for?

All health and social care practitioners

What will I learn from this study day?

• Identify what is meant by culture
• Understand how important culturally sensitive care is and how it impacts on the patient and family experience
• Consider the end of life care needs of people from different cultures
• Be aware of how the culture of caregivers may impact the care experience for the patient and family
• Be aware of resources which support culturally appropriate end of life care