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European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC)

ECEPC course dates and times

Please email europeancertificate@pah.org.uk or contact local centres below for more information.

SPRING 2022 – REGISTRATION OPEN (closes 25 March 2022)

11 April 2022 – Course launch event – GMT 1800hrs

15 June 2022 – Remote assessment day – GMT 0930 to  1400hrs (latest) – REVISED DATE TO REFLECT BANK HOLIDAY FOR QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE 

Fees – £500 from 1/1/2022

AUTUMN 2022  – REGISTRATION OPEN (closes 26 August 2022)

12 September 2022 – Course launch event – GMT 1800hrs

9 November 2022 – Remote assessment day – GMT 0930 to 1400hrs (latest)

Fees – £500

 

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 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

For the following sites, please submit your application through the ONLINE BOOKING FORM using the pink button below:

  • Princess Alice Hospice
  • Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice
  • Heart of Kent Hospice
  • Jersey Hospice Care
  • LOROS The Leicestershire & Rutland Hospice
  • North London Hospice

If you would like to apply directly to the sites listed below, please download the APPLICATION FORM using the white button

 

FREE courses for local FOR DOMICILIARY CARERS – funded by Health Education England - 19 January 2022

Health Education England has provided funding for DOMICILIARY CARERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area. 

The courses are suitable for ALL domiciliary care staff

Course, dates and times

BEREAVEMENT LOSS AND CHANGE (for domiciliary carers)

Wednesday 16 February 2022  – 14.00 – 15.30

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary carers  and  learning disability service providers) 

Wednesday 19 January 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 16 March 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 13 April 2022 – 13.00-16.00 *NEWLY ADDED DATE*
Wednesday 27 April 2022 – 13.00-16.00 *NEWLY ADDED DATE*

If these dates and times don’t suit, our friends at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice are running the same courses at different times and dates, also for free. Click here to go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice site

Course Format

Via Zoom

Fee

Courses are FREE to DOMICILIARY CARERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area.

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter, Anne Reed, Clair Sadler, Carole Cousins

Via Zoom

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

STAFF WELLBEING (for domiciliary carers)

Attending this session will enable participants to acknowledge the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on care services and individuals.
Participants will be able to share experiences of, and normalise such feelings as well as practice wellbeing strategies.

BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND CHANGE (for domiciliary carers)

Attending this session will help participants to acknowledge the loss, change and trauma experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and how to normalise such feelings.
We will also look at how people may grieve and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with others

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  learning disability service providers) 

Attending this session will enable the participant to explore the principles of effective communication with a residents, clients and/or family members.
Practising these principles will enable increased confidence in having difficult conversations.

Please note that we may need to limit the number of learners per domiciliary care agency if numbers demand so. This is to ensure we are able to reach as many agencies as possible.

FREE courses for local FOR LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS – funded by Health Education England - 19 January 2022

Health Education England has provided funding for FOR LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area. 

The courses are suitable for ALL learning disability service providers

Course, dates and times remaining:

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary carers  and for learning disability service providers) 

Wednesday 19 January 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 16 March 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 13 April 2022 – 13.00-16.00 *NEWLY ADDED DATE*
Wednesday 27 April 2022 – 13.00-16.00 *NEWLY ADDED DATE*

If these dates and times don’t suit, our friends at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice are running the same courses at different times and dates, also for free. Click here to go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice site

Course Format

Via Zoom

Fee

Courses are FREE to LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area.

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter, Anne Reed, Clair Sadler, Carole Cousins

Via Zoom

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

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  learning disability service providers) 

Attending this session will enable the participant to explore the principles of effective communication with a distressed residents, clients and/or family members.
Practising these principles will enable increased confidence in having difficult conversations.

Please note that we may need to limit the number of learners per learning disability service provider if numbers demand so. This is to ensure we are able to reach as many people as possible.

*NEW* Cultural sensitivity and inclusion in end of life care (Half Day) - 24 January 2022

Dates and times

Monday 24 January 2022: 09.30 – 12.30

Course Fee

£60

Course Format

This course will be delivered via Zoom.

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

Lorraine Carter & Steve Nolan

This will be done via Zoom

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’ course recommended for?

All health and social care practitioners

What will I learn from this study day?

  • Describe the barriers which some communities experience in accessing palliative care
  • Describe how our own culture may influence our interactions and care of patients who we perceive as being ‘different’
  • Explain the meaning of ‘cultural humility’ and learn how to apply this in practice

Please join us on this course to inform and support your practice with people from communities who may need your expertise and care. Let’s bring our fears and hopes.. and learn together. Visiting speakers to be announced soon!

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED!

Dr. Marvelle Brown
Principal Lecturer – Public Health
Programme Leader – Master of Public Health
University of Hertfordshire
PhD, MPhil, Post-Grad Dip (Ed), SFHEA, Post-Grad Dip (Health & Social Research), Post-Grad Cert LMCC, (BSc (Hons) Social Policy, RN, RM.RHV, RNT

 

FREE courses for local CARE HOMES – funded by Health Education England - 2 February 2022

Health Education England has provided funding for CARE HOMES in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area. 

The courses are suitable for ALL care home staff

Course, dates and times remaining

BEREAVEMENT LOSS AND CHANGE (for care homes)

Wednesday 2 February 2022 – 14.00 – 15.30

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  learning disability homes) 

Wednesday 19 January 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 16 March 2022 – 13.00-16.00
Wednesday 13 April 2022 – 13.00-16.00 *NEWLY ADDED*
Wednesday 27 April 2022 – 13.00-16.00 *NEWLY ADDED*

If these dates and times don’t suit, our friends at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice are running the same courses at different times and dates, also for free. Click here to go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice site

Course Format

Via Zoom

Fee

Courses are FREE to staff in care homes in the Kent, Sussex and Surrey area.

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter, Anne Reed, Clair Sadler, Carole Cousins

Via Zoom

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

BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND CHANGE (for care homes)

Attending this session will help participants to acknowledge the loss, change and trauma experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and how to normalise such feelings.
We will also look at how people may grieve and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with others.

FOUNDATION COMMUNICATION SKILLS (open to care homes, domiciliary care agencies and  Learning disability homes) 

Attending this session will enable the participant to explore the principles of effective communication with a distressed resident and / or family member.
Practising these principles will enable increased confidence in having difficult conversations.

Please note that we may need to limit the number of learners per care home if numbers demand so. This is to ensure we are able to reach as many agencies as possible.

 

Advanced Communication Skills Training – New blended learning (REMOTE) model - 3 February 2022

Course date and times:

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2022 – COURSE FULL
E-Learning start date:  3 February 2022
Workshop via Zoom:  3 & 4 March 2022

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2022 – SPACES
E-Learning start date: 8 August 2022
Workshop via Zoom: 8 & 9th September 2022

Fees

£700

Facilitator

Clair Sadler, Lorraine Carter

In partnership with Frontline Communications

This course is conducted remotely via Zoom.

If you prefer face to face Advanced Communication Skills at Princess Alice Hospice, please click here

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

 

E-Learning (date – 4 weeks prior to workshop)

Online workshop (date two-days)

  • 2 hours online e-learning (this is to be completed before the online workshop, but can spread out over the 4 weeks prior)
  • Phone or Laptop, do your eLearning in breaks, travel or home, with most session under 10mins each.
  • 20min 1-2-1 with course facilitator (to discuss learning objective and role-play scenario)
  • 2 day zoom workshop (approx. 5 hours per day)

You will receive a unique Access code for e-learning platform.

2-day online workshop requirements:

  • Study-leave
  • Access to broadband for the 2 days
  • Desktop or laptop computer recommended, phone not recommended
  • Cameras will need to be on at all times
  • A private / confidential space (headphones & microphone if unable to assure privacy)

If you prefer face to face Advanced Communication Skills at Princess Alice Hospice, please click here

PLEASE NOTE; Your place is not confirmed until you receive written confirmation from us directly.

SAGE & THYME® - 8 February 2022

Course dates & times:

Tuesday 8th February 2022 09.30 – 12.30 – via Zoom – £60 or

Thursday 21st April 2022 – 09.30 – 12.30 -Face to Face £70 or

Monday 4th July 2022 – 09.30 – 12.30 – Face to Face £ 70 or

Thursday 3rd November 2022 – 09.30 – 12.30 via Zoom £60

Course format:

We will be running a mix of formats for our SAGE & THYME courses going forward, with some of our courses being run Face to Face at our Hospice Education Suit and others running via zoom. Over the last 18 months we have realised that each of the formats suits different candidates, so want to continue to offer the flexibility.

Fees

£60 via zoom, £70 Face to Face.

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

We will be delivering 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

Namaste for care homes - 9 February 2022

Date and Times:

Tuesday 9 February – 09.30 – 16.30 or

Thursday 5 May – 09.30 – 16.30

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

Course format

This course will be delivered Face to Face at our Hospice in Esher.

 

Refreshments

Light refreshments will be made available at breaks, plus a main meal/sandwich offering at lunch

Fee

£95

Facilitators

Carole Cousins

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 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

Becoming a Dementia Friend - 17 February 2022

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:

  • Thursday 17 February 2022: 11.00 – 11.30 or
  • Wednesday 30 March 2022: 11.00 – 11.30 or
  • Wednesday 18 May 2022: 11.00 – 11.30 or
  • Friday 29 July 2022: 10.30 – 11.00 or
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022: 10.30 – 11.00 or
  • Monday 12 December 2022: 10.00 10.30

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.

Assessing and recording mental capacity - 21 February 2022

Dates and Times

Monday 21 February 2022: 09:30-12.30 or

Tuesday 24 May 2022: 09.30 – 12.30

Fees

£60

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter and Mike Gerrard

Via Zoom

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

Who is this workshop recommended for?

All clinical staff who may be involved in assessing capacity

What will I learn from the Assessing and recording capacity workshop?

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe the process of making an assessment of capacity
  • Explain the guiding principles of working with capacity and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to provide evidence to support your decision
  • Describe how to accurately and clearly record a capacity assessment

Syringe pumps in end-of-life care – why and how to use them in palliative care (3 hour course) - 22 February 2022

Course dates and times

Tuesday 22 February 2022 – 13.30 – 16.30

Course Format

This 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

This course will be delivered via Zoom.

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 (for example the Mckinley T34 / Bodyguard syringe pump)  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 an end-of-life care syringe pump (Mckinley T34 and Bodyguard pump)
  • Troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump.
  • Obtain a classroom competency

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

What is Hospice Care? - 23 February 2022

Course Date & time:

Wednesday 23 February 2022 – 13.30 – 14.30 or

Saturday 12 March 2022 – 10.30 – 11.30

Course Format:

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

This course will be delivered 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.

Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult - 24 February 2022

Dates and time

Thursday 24 February 2022 or

Friday 29 April 2022 or

Friday 8 July 2022 or

Friday 11 November 2022

Time: 09.30 – 16.30

Course format

This training course will be run Face to Face

Course Fees

£95

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 for?

Anyone working with children and young people, e.g. teachers and learning support workers, nurses and

healthcare assistants, social workers, foster carers, youth workers, scout and guide leaders.

What will I learn?

Through experiential learning the course covers:

  • Understanding bereavement that young people in particular experience
  • How to lessen the enormous impact for young people
  • Practical skills to manage the dramatic effect on development, education, relationships and self-esteem

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

*NEW* Whose notes are they anyway? - 7 March 2022

Dates and times

Monday 7 March 2022: 09.30-12.30

Course Fees

£70

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

At our Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

https://www.pah.org.uk/find-us/

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

Who is the Whose notes are they anyway? workshop recommended for?

This is an interactive workshop designed to support staff to develop best practice around recording. It is for health and social care staff working in the community, who want to ensure that recording practice is CQC compliant and that it accurately reflects the voice of the individual.

What will I learn from this workshop?

  • The purpose and function of recording
  • Capturing action points and clear outcomes
  • How to distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Accurately reflecting the views and wishes of the individual and family members
  • Recording disagreements and differing views
  • Using language which is sensitive to protected characteristics under the Equalities Act 2010
  • Protecting personal and sensitive information
  • The impact of labels and stereotypes
  • The legal and policy framework around recording practice
  • The consequences of poor recording – what can we learn?

 

Working within boundaries and self care - 8 March 2022

Dates and times

Tuesday 8 March 2022: 13.30 – 16.30

Course Fees

£60

Course format:

The course will be delivered via Zoom

Facilitators
Lorraine Carter and Sarah Dowd

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

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

Who is the course recommended for?

All health and social care staff, working in the Hospice or community environment, who are involved with providing care and support for palliative care patients and their families.

What will I learn from this course?

• An opportunity to reflect on the professional boundaries around our job roles and to think about what impacts the way we work within our boundaries.

• The session will aim to support staff in managing the emotional intensity of their roles, within a changing work landscape.

• Learners will be supported to identify the tools needed to be able to protect their professional and personal boundaries.

Six-steps Programme for Care Homes - 15 March 2022

Format

March 2022 it is our intention to run this course with a mix of Face to Face Workshops and Zoom drop in sessions.

Dates & times

Registration for March 2022 start is now open.

15 March 2022 – Six Steps Stepping on Visit to Care Home or via Zoom –  09.30-10.30
29 March 2022  – Six Steps Workshop 1 – Face to Face at our Esher Hospice -10.00-15.00
12 April 2022 –  Six Steps Zoom drop in 1 –  09.30 – 10.30
3 May 2022 –  Six Steps Workshop 2 -Face to Face at our Esher Hospice – 10.00-15.00
17 May 2022 – Six Steps Zoom drop in 2  – 09.30-10.30
7 June 2022 – Six Steps workshop 3 -Face to Face at our Esher Hospice – 10.00-15.00
21 June 2022 – Six steps stepping off  Visit or Care Home or via Zoom – 09.30-10.30

Please email education@pah.org.uk if you would like more information.

Fee:

£900 per organisation for 3 participants

Refreshments:

N/A

Facilitator:

Carole Cousins

 

March 2022 course will be a mixed format course, with Face to Face Work shops at our Hospice in Esher plus zoom drop in sessions.

Find us

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 following completion.

Week 1 Visit to home
Week 2 Full day workshop at Princess Alice Hospice
Week 5 Videoconference
Week 8 Full day workshop at Princess Alice Hospice
Week 11 Videoconference
Week 14 Full day workshop at Princess Alice Hospice
Week 16 Visit to home

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

Symptom management at the end of life (for Nurses) - 18 March 2022

Course date and times

Friday 18 March 2022 – 09.30 – 12.30

Course Format

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

£60

Facilitator

Carole Cousins

This course will be delivered via Zoom.

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

Who is the course recommended for?

Qualified nurses and doctors who support palliative care patients

What will I learn from this course?

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Assess and manage common symptoms at the end of life eg pain, nausea and vomiting, constipation, dyspnoea, delirium, seizures.
  • Consider both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.
  • Perform opioid calculations (eg breakthrough doses, changing from oral to subcutaneous)

Inequalities in access to end of life care - 21 March 2022

Course dates and times

Monday 21 March 2022: -13.30 – 16.30

Course Format

This 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

Lorraine Carter and Sarah Dowd

This course will be delivered via Zoom.

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

Who is the course for?

Anybody who wants to learn about those groups or communities who find it harder to access good end of life care and what this means for individuals and families. Social workers, community teams, district nurses etc.

What will I learn? 

  • Be able to identify which groups find it harder to access person-centred end of life care
  • Describe the challenges and the barriers that get in the way of good care
  • Explain what we know about poorer health outcomes and inequalities for some groups
  • Develop ideas and strategies which will help to counterbalance these barriers

Verification by nurse of expected death (VOED) - 22 March 2022

Course date and times

Tuesday 22 March 2022: 13.30 – 15.00 or

Wednesday 25 May 2022: 10.00 – 11.30 or

Wednesday 6 July 2022: 10.00 – 11.30 or

Wednesday 26 October 2022: 14.00 – 15.30

Course Format

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

Course Format

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.

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.

Syringe pumps in end-of-life care – refresher course - 23 March 2022

Course dates and times

Wednesday 23 March 2022 – 10.00 – 11.00 or

Thursday 19 May 2022 – 10.00 – 11.oo or

Tuesday 18 October 2022 – 13.30 – 14.30 or

Thursday 8 December 2022 – 10.00 – 11.00

Course Format

This 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

This 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.

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 and doctors who have previously attended the full training session and are familiar with using syringe pumps in end-of-life care (for example the Mckinley T34 / Bodyguard syringe pump) and require an update on how to use the pump.

 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:

Set up and monitor an end-of-life care syringe pump (Mckinley T34 and Bodyguard pump)

Troubleshoot for problems encountered whilst administering drugs via the syringe pump

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

 

Advance care planning (ACP) and difficult conversations - 24 March 2022

Course dates and times:

Thursday 24 March 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30 or

Tuesday 17 May 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30 or

Tuesday 20 September 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30

Course Format

This course will be deilvered via Zoom and has been condensed into a half-day session.

Fees:

£70

Facilitator:

Lorraine Carter

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

 

Who is the course recommended for?

Health and social care practitioners working within the hospice, community (or hospital) health or social care settings who encounter individuals with life limiting conditions.

What will I learn from this course?

Using case studies from a healthcare and social care setting, this study day will:

  • Examine the professional Advance Care Planning (ACP) framework
  • Look at the principles and the legal standing in which ACP can be applied
  • Help develop the communication skills required to have these often-difficult conversations

Male Catheterisation - 24 March 2022

Course dates and times

Thursday 24 March 2022 – 09.00 – 12.30 – FULL

Tuesday 21 June 2022 – 09.00 – 12.30

Tuesday 20 September 2022 – 09.00 – 12.30

Thursday 1 December 2022 – 09.00 – 12.30

Course Format

Due to the nature of this training, the session will be run Face to Face.  Social distancing will be taking into account however, there will be times when this is not achievable therefore PPE will be supplied. Spaces will be limited to accommodate the room size.

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitator

Jon Sions

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

Find us here

 

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

Who is the course recommended for?

Registered nurses who are competent in female catheterisation

What will I learn from this course?

Delegates will gain the practical and theoretical framework to perform male catheterisation.

The course covers professional and legal issues, anatomy of the male genito-urinary system, catheter selection, infection control guidance, the principles of catheter management and catheter removal.  Practical training is provided using a catheterisation simulator and candidates are given a workbook and competency document for completion in their workplace.

Key learning points.

  • Indications for catheterisation.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the male GU system.
  • Catheter management and infection control.

Venepuncture and phlebotomy - 24 March 2022

Course dates and times

Thursday 24 March 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30 – FULL

Tuesday 21 June 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30

Tuesday 20 September 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30

Thursday 1 December 2022 – 13.00 – 16.30

 

Course Format

Due to the nature of this training, the session will be run Face to Face.  Social distancing will be taking into account however, there will be times when this is not achievable therefore PPE will be supplied. Spaces will be limited to accommodate the room size.

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jon Sions

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

Find us here

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

Who is the venepuncture and phlebotomy course recommended for?

Healthcare assistants and registered nurses

What will I learn from this venepuncture and phlebotomy course?

The course covers professional and legal issues, anatomy of the arm, infection control guidance, potential complications and contraindications and safe disposal of equipment.  Practical training is provided using a phlebotomy training arm and delegates are given a workbook and competency document for completion in their workplace.

Key learning points.

  • Identify blood collection equipment.
  • Selection of sites for venepuncture.
  • Venepuncture for blood culture.

Delegates will be able to collect venous blood samples and undertake supervised practice and a competency assessment in their workplace.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) study day - 30 March 2022

Date and Time 

Wednesday 30 March 2022 : 09:30 – 16:30

Fee

£95

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch provided

Facilitator

Lorraine Carter

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

If you have any queries please contact the Education department on 01372 461 988 OR email education@pah.org.uk

Who is the course recommended for?

Healthcare professionals working in the acute, community or third sector and who support people with motor neurone disease.

What will I learn from this course?

  • An overview of MND: sub-types, progression of disease
  • An understanding of some of the ethical issues involved with MND
  • Withdrawing assisted ventilation at the request of a patient with MND
  • Challenging conversations that are necessary in planning for the future with MND
  • Supportive measures e.g. assistive technology, NIV, nutritional support
  • Living with MND: The patient and carer experience
  • Role of the multi-professional team  in supporting people with a diagnosis of MND

Resilience - 12 April 2022

Course dates and times

Tuesday 12 April 2022 – 10.00 – 12.00 or

Tuesday 6 September 2022 – 10.00 – 12.00

Course Format

This 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

£40

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

This course will be delivered via Zoom.

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

Resilience is our ability to adapt and recover when things don’t go as planned. Resilience enables people to acknowledge their situation, learn from their challenges, and then move forward.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to all health and social care staff and includes those that work in support & administration roles. We also welcome people outside the health and social care industry that feel they would benefit looking at their own resilience and how to improve it.

What will I learn? 

  • Understand your own resilience
  • Learn new techniques to improve & strengthen resilience
  • Build your resilience in the workplace
  • Know how to recognise warning signs and burn out

The course will be interactive and informative with lots of ‘take home’ practical advice and tips. This course is often taken with ‘Self Care’. Click here to view

Self-Care - 12 April 2022

Course dates and times

Tuesday 12 April 2022 – 14.00 – 16.00 or

Tuesday 6 September 2022 – 14.00 – 16.00

Course Format

This 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

£40

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

This course will be delivered via Zoom.

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

Looking after ourselves physically emotionally & spiritually and gaining a healthy work life balance is so
important.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to all health and social care staff and includes those that work in support & administration roles. We also welcome people outside the health and social care industry that feel they would benefit looking at their own self care and how to improve it.

What will I learn?

  • We will look at what ‘Self care’ means from the physical, emotional & spiritual point of view
  • Learn how to gain a sustainable healthy work life balance
  • Build a self-care tool kit for ongoing maintenance

The course will be interactive and informative with lots of ‘take home’ practical advice and tips. This course is often taken with ‘Resilience’ Click here to view

Focused abdominal ultrasound in palliative care (FASP) - 23 April 2022

Course dates and times

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022  –  Face to Face – COURSE FULL

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 June 2022 – Face to Face – COURSE FULL

November 2022/2023 Dates – to be confirmed – Waiting list available

Fees

£450

 

 

Facilitators

Professor Max Watson
Dr Bernadette Lee

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

 

Due to the practical hands on nature of this training, the course will be run face to face.

All our training is run in compliance with COVID-19 regulations at the time of each course. This means that all courses are subject to change, and we will keep you informed if this happens.

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

Who is the course recommended for?

This two-day palliative care ultrasound course has been delivered since 2007. Due to popular demand, more courses have been run each year.  The course is aimed at palliative care clinicians with access to ultrasound machines, working within the Hospice environment, who wish to add information to their clinical data from an ultrasound perspective.

What will I learn from this course?

The course will focus on answering four common abdominal palliative care questions.

  • Does the abdomen contain ascites?
  • Is it safe to insert an abdominal drain to remove ascites at this particular point?
  • Does the urinary bladder contain fluid?
  • Is there a DVT present?

In addition, the course will cover the rudiments of the physics upon which ultrasound depends, the causes of the common ultrasound artefacts, safety issues for patients and equipment, ultrasound of liver, diagnosis of DVT, and how to make audit a part of regular practice.

Delegates will be expected to complete some pre-course reading. The training includes didactic teaching involving video and PowerPoint presentations, as well as the opportunity to practise ultrasound skills on each other, on volunteers or patients.

At the end of the course, there is a short assessment. Delegates are encouraged to complete an online log of all their scans and a certificate will be given after one year of satisfactory log entries.

Safeguarding and mental capacity at end of life – Level 2 - 27 April 2022

Course date and time

Wednesday 27 April 2022 – 13.00 – 16:30

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 individually to participants prior to the meeting.

Fees

£70

Facilitators

Lorraine Carter

Via Zoom

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

Who is the Safeguarding and mental capacity at end of life – Level 2 recommended for?

This is a Level 2 course, recommended for senior members of staff in care and nursing homes, who are providing care for people with life limiting conditions. Any other staff members who are engaged in supporting people with decision making and/or identifying safeguarding concerns

What will I learn from this Safeguarding and mental capacity course?

This course will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of areas of risk for people with life limiting decisions. The relationship between risk, capacity and safeguarding is a complex one and the course will cover:

  • Identifying risk factors for abuse and/or neglect at end of life
  • Safeguarding responsibilities under the Care Act 2014
  • How capacity issues interact with safeguarding
  • Hearing the voice of the person at risk and managing risk positively
  • Safeguarding roles and responsibilities
  • The involvement of family, significant others or advocates

Managing fungating wounds at end of life - 13 May 2022

Dates & Time:

Friday 13th May 2022  09.30 – 12.30

Course Format

This training course it will be run Face to Face at the Hospice. Social distancing will be taken into account, however due to the nature of the training there will be occasion when this is not possible, therefore PPE will be supplied. Participant places will be limited to suit the room size.

Fees

£70

Refreshments

Light refreshments

Facilitators

Jo Reynolds and Carole Cousins

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 managing fungating wounds at end of life course recommended for?

Staff who care for people with malignant fungating wounds in the community, hospice, care home and hospital setting.

What will I learn from this course?

The course will cover:
• The aetiology, incidence, assessment and treatment options
• Management of malignant fungating wounds including malodour, exudate, bleeding and pain
• The potential effect on the person, family and nurses/carers and how these can be alleviated

Understanding and responding to bereavement - 31 May 2022

Dates and times

Tuesday 31 May 2022:  09:30-12:30

Course format

This course will be run

Course Fees

£60

Facilitators

Steve Nolan

Via Zoom

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

Who is the Understanding and responding to bereavement study day recommended for?

Healthcare professionals working in end of life care who would like to enhance their working practice with bereaved people.

What will I learn from this course?

Using case studies and participant experience, this practical session will explore questions such as:

  • What is the recent thinking about bereavement?
  • What tools are available to assess if a person is at risk of complicated bereavement?
  • How might healthcare professionals respond well to those who are bereaved?
  • How is bereavement affected by social and cultural context?
  • How can healthcare professionals self-care and access support

 

Having difficult conversations over zoom/telephone - 6 June 2022

Course dates and times

Monday 6 June 2022: – 13.00 – 16.00 or

Tuesday 15 November 2022 – 09.30 – 12.30

Course Format

This 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

Lorraine Carter & Clair Sadler

 

 

 

This 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.

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

Who is the course for?

The world is changing and lots more of us are having difficult conversations over zoom and or telephone so this course is for anyone in the health care industry that would like to hone their communication skills.

What will I learn?

  • Why some calls are difficult and how to prepare for them
  • Acknowledging the difficult feelings
  • The confidence to stay with their agenda, not mine
  • How to use empathic responses to aid clearer communication
  • How to close these conversations kindly and with an agreed way forward

Advanced communication skills (2-day course) Face to Face - 28 June 2022

Course date and times:

Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June – 08.30 – 17.15

Fees

£700

Refreshments

Light refreshments and lunch included in fee

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.

This course is face to face. We also run a remote, blended learning Advanced communications Skills course, which is done entirely online. For more information on this, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Your place is not confirmed until you receive written confirmation from us directly.