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Princess Alice Hospice offers multi-disciplinary courses to support professionals to develop their knowledge, learn new skills, and improve care for patients and their families.

If you cannot find the course you are looking for, please contact us at education@pah.org.uk

 

Please note that our fax number is no longer operational – please email or post any booking forms to us.

  • Care Home Prospectus – Education in the community Read more

    Care Home Prospectus – Education in the community

    Details

    Fees

    Cost for half day sessions £350
    Full days training at £700.
    Some sessions are delivered on a small group basis (McKinley 8 max) or a larger session up to 20 staff.

    Facilitators

    Education and Research Team

    Event Location

    The aim of our care home courses is to bring the training directly to you, enabling more staff to attend in familiar surroundings.   For individual learners, we also have a programme of events available at our Esher site.

    Contact Us

    If you would like to discuss your requirements further please email education@pah.org.uk or tel: 01372461988

     

    Overview

    New Care home course packages.

    Download the care home prospectus

    We understand from our experience of working with colleagues in care homes that excellent end of life experience is possible with truly person centred, compassionate staff delivering skilled care. We also understand that there are challenges in some homes in retaining staff, training them to a high level and funding the education required to maintain and improve standards.

    Our aim is to provide high quality education for your staff in a way which in accessible, cost effective and affordable.

    Courses have been grouped together to look at needs of specific key staff within your home/organisation.   For more information contact education@pah.org.uk

    Some sessions are aimed at trained nurses but a large amount of palliative care courses are available to staff at all levels.

    We are able to offer McKinley syringe pumps, venepuncture and phlebotomy, male catheterisation, verification of death and palliative care emergencies all as half day sessions for trained staff.

     

  • QELCA© – Quality End of Life Care for All Read more

    QELCA© – Quality End of Life Care for All

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Mutually convenient dates by arrangement with managers

    Fees

    £800 per participant

    Event Location

    Some sessions may NOT be held at the main Hospice site.  Please check joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for information.

    Contact Us

    To apply, contact Jane Berg, Head of Education, directly    janeberg@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Teams of health or social care professionals who are keen to work together to make a real difference to the end of life care they deliver. Teams consist of up to six people and must all be available to attend the hospice together.

    A team could consist of people from different professions who work together in a particular setting e.g. community, hospital ward or care home. A team might also be like-minded individuals who work across an organisation e.g. a group of link nurses in a hospital or a team of allied health professionals. The participants must be working at a level of seniority which allows them to affect change in their organisation and have the support of relevant managers.

    The QELCA© programme is an innovation in end of life care education for generalists. It has been designed to enable and empower teams to lead on the delivery of high quality care to patients and families at the end of life.

    Method of learning/teaching

    A five day course at Princess Alice Hospice followed by six months of Action Learning sets (one per month held at your place of work). This programme includes small group tutorials on principles of symptom assessment and management and in-depth facilitated reflection on the end of life care observed. Clinical placement may be on the hospice inpatient unit, day hospice and/or visiting patients at home with the specialist teams.

    NOTE – THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS A GROUP LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS.

  • Gold Standards Framework Training Programmes Read more

    Gold Standards Framework Training Programmes

    Details

    Dates & Times

    One programme a year - please contact us for dates

    Fees

    Please refer to http://www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk/

    Facilitators

    Jane Berg

    Event Location

    Some sessions will NOT be held at the main Hospice site.  Please refer to your session joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for information.

    Contact Us

    For further information or to register your interest for either of the GSF Programmes, please download and complete the attached form, returning it to gsf@pah.org.uk

    Alternatively you can call 01372 461845

     

     

    Overview

    Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH)

    Who is the course recommended for?

    The GSFCH enables care home staff to deliver high quality personalised care within the care home, providing residents with a better quality of life, consistent with their needs and wishes. It is already proven to improve collaboration and coordination of care, reduce crisis hospital admissions, and enable more residents to live and die well, by supporting organisational change with the development of systems to support quality end of life care. The programme covers a wide range of subjects, with each of the six workshops building towards accreditation.  The GSFCH programme is recognised and supported by CQC.

     

    The GSFCH course has made a lot of difference and has empowered our staff.

    Beth Fernandez, Deputy Manager of Princess Christian Care Centre

     

    Read about Beth and her team's experience

     

     

    Gold Standards Framework in Domiciliary Care (GSFDC)

    The GSFDC helps domiciliary carers deliver the best possible care for clients approaching the end of life. The programme uses well developed Gold Standards Framework principles to focus on organisational development and change. It gives care staff the understanding, the systems and the confidence to deliver a ‘gold standard’ of care.

    The GSFDC is a ‘train the trainer’ programme. Trainers are identified by the care agency and attend two workshops. After workshop attendance, trainers are equipped with the knowledge to deliver end of life care training to their care team.

    It is essential that all workshops are completed and attended by a minimum of two lead care home staff from each home.

     

     

    Expression of interest form

  • Mindfulness | Tue 1 May Read more

    Mindfulness

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 23 January: 13:30 - 16:30

    Tuesday 1 May: 13:30 - 16:30

    Tuesday 31 July: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

     

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Anyone with an interest.

    What will I learn from this course?

    In this workshop, you will be led through the principles of mindfulness. This is useful not just in looking after yourself and building resilience, but can also help significantly in developing and maintaining compassion towards others.

    This will be a practical workshop – participants will practice and learn a number of relevant mindfulness skills.

     

  • Communication difficulties and how to overcome them | Tue 30 Jan Read more

    Communication difficulties and how to overcome them

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 30 January: 09:30 - 12:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Juliet Lawson

    Event Location

     

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Any member of the multi-professional team who are involved with supporting patients and families with communication difficulties in a health or social care setting.

    What will I learn from this course?

    • Explore what is communication
    • What can go wrong
    • Tips on supporting people when communication is a challenge
    • Gain an understanding of alternative communication aids, both low and high tech

     

  • Male catheterisation | Thu 8 Feb Read more

    Male catheterisation

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 8 February: 09:00 - 12:30

    Tuesday 6 March: 09:00 - 12:30

    Friday 20 April: 09:00 - 12:30

    Wednesday 16 May: 09:00 - 12:30

    Friday 22 June: 09:00 - 12:30

    Wednesday 25 July: 09:00 - 12:30

    Fees

    £70

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Jon Sions

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    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 & phlebotomy | Thu 8 Feb Read more

    Venepuncture & phlebotomy

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 8 February: 13:00 - 16:30

    Tuesday 6 March: 13:00 - 16:30

    Friday 20 April: 13:00 - 16:30

    Wednesday 16 May: 13:00 - 16:30

    Friday 22 June: 13:00 - 16:30

    Wednesday 25 July: 13:00 - 16:30

    Fees

    £70

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Jon Sions

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Healthcare assistants and registered nurses

    What will I learn from this 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.

  • QCF Level 3 Award in awareness of end of life care | Thu 15 Feb Read more

    QCF Level 3 Award in awareness of end of life care

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 15 February: 09:30 - 16:30

    Friday 16 February: 09:30 - 16:30

    Monday 19 February: 09:30 - 16:30

    Tuesday 20 February: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £400 - any organisation sending five participants will receive a sixth place free

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Jane Berg

    Carole Cousins

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    This Award will be of particular interest to Health Care Assistants and Support Workers caring for people at end of life in any setting including acute units, hospices, care homes and the community.

    What will I learn from this course?

    Run across 4 days, this 12 credit City & Guilds accredited QCF award provides a comprehensive introduction to end of life care including the following units:

    • Understand how to work in end of life care
    • Principles of working in end of life care
    • Understand how to support individuals during last days of life
    • End of life and dementia care

    The learning will be made relevant to the participants’ work through the use of reflection, discussion and case studies.

    The award is assessed by completion of a written portfolio.

     

     

  • SAGE & THYME® | Thu 15 Feb Read more

    SAGE & THYME®

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 15 February: 13:15 - 16:30

    Thursday 15 March: 09:15 - 12:30

    Thursday 19 April: 13:15 - 16:30

    Tuesday 15 May: 09:15 - 12:30

    Wednesday 13 June: 13:15 - 16:30

    Tuesday 24 July: 09:15 - 12:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Princess Alice Hospice Education Training Team

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

     

    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

  • Hand and foot massage | Tue 20 Feb Read more

    Hand and foot massage

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 20 February: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Sharon Penny

    Event Location

     

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

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Healthcare assistants/staff nurses

    What will I learn from this course?

    An over view of the complementary therapies available to patients and carers within the hospice and be able to give a basic hand and foot treatment to a patient.

     

  • Psychological support, mental health and wellbeing (monthly sessions) | Wed 21 Feb Read more

    Psychological support, mental health and wellbeing (monthly sessions)

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Wednesday 21 February: 13:30 - 16:30

    Wednesday 28 March: 13:30 - 16:30

    Tuesday 24 April: 13:30 - 16:30

    Thursday 24 May: 13:30 - 16:30

    Wednesday 20 June: 13:30 - 16:30

    Wednesday 18 July: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £60 each

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    All health and social care staff and volunteers who are supporting people directly who are experiencing episodes of psychological distress.

    What will I learn from these courses?

    These sessions will cover a range of topics and will teach some direct support strategies.  Participants will be encouraged to bring case study examples.

    21 Feb 2018 – Psychological assessment and symptom recognition

    28 Mar 2018 – Mental health awareness

    24 Apr 2018 – Existential and spiritual distress

    24 May 2018 – Anxiety and phobic responses

    20 Jun 2018- Depression and hopelessness

    18 Jul 2018 – Hypnotherapy, mindfulness and relaxation

     

  • Verification by nurse of expected death | Fri 23 Feb Read more

    Verification by nurse of expected death

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Friday 23 February: 14:00 - 16:30

    Friday 6 July: 14:00 - 16:30

    Fees

    £40

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Carole Cousins

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    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

     

  • *NEW* – Facilitating groups and chairing meetings | Tue 27 Feb Read more

    *NEW* – Facilitating groups and chairing meetings

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 27 February: 09:30 - 12:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

     

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Suitable for any staff who are working with or wanting to start running any sort of group in health and social care.

    What will I learn from this course?

    Facilitating a group and chairing a meeting can be daunting, complex and demanding. This course will cover some theory about working with groups, and strategies for successful group facilitation and meetings

    You will gain:

    • An understanding of group dynamics
    • Crowd control
    • Allowing all to have a voice
    • Running an effective meeting
  • Presentation Skills | Thu 1 Mar Read more

    Presentation Skills

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 1 March: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    This study day is particularly suitable for those of you who find talking in front of groups of people and presenting daunting and a challenge.

    What will I learn from this course?

    The session will look at:

    • How to develop confidence in presenting
    • Best practice and tips for your presentations
    • How to make your presentations interactive
    • Develop your confidence
  • Advanced Communication Skills (2 day course) | Wed 7 Mar Read more

    Advanced Communication Skills (2 day course)

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Wednesday 7 March: 09:00 to Thursday 8 March: 17:00

    Wednesday 25 July: 09:00 to Thursday 26 July: 17:00

    Fees

    £650

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461845

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Senior health care professionals.

    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 roleplay with actors using video feedback is a central component of the course.

    It is essential delegates attend both days.

     

     

     

  • End of life care in non-malignant conditions | Fri 9 Mar Read more

    End of life care in non-malignant conditions

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Friday 9 March: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Carole Cousins

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

     

    Overview

    Who is this course recommended for?

    Health care professionals who care for people with heart failure, renal failure or chronic obstructive airways disease at the end of their lives.

     

    What will I learn from this course?
    We will discuss the changes to the anatomy and physiology that lead to heart failure, renal failure and COPD, including disease trajectories and disease modifying treatments.

    We will also examine how to recognise when someone with these conditions is approaching the end of their life and how we can support them to live well until they die.

     

     

  • What is Hospice care? | Sat 10 Mar Read more

    What is Hospice care?

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Saturday 10 March: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    Free
    (donations welcome for refreshments)

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Clair Sadler

    Mia Patterson

    Event Location

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

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Anyone including members of the public and health and social care workers.  Community groups e.g. Women’s Institute, Church groups, volunteer organisations are particularly welcome.

     

    What will I learn from this course?

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

    This session will give 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.

  • Challenging telephone conversations | Tue 13 Mar Read more

    Challenging telephone conversations

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 13 March: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

     

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is this course recommended for?

    Health and social care professionals who experience challenging telephone conversations. This could be difficult call that you have to make, or that you receive out of the blue.

    What will I learn from this course?

    • Making a call to relatives with bad news
    • Working on a helpline with a distressed patient
    • Telephone follow-up and support
    • How to end a call.

    This interactive session is an opportunity to explore the challenges of such communication. Attendees will be able to rehearse possible conversations and consider helpful strategies.

  • Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult | Fri 16 Mar Read more

    Helping children and young people before and after the death of a significant adult

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Friday 16 March: 09:30 - 16:30

    Friday 20 July: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Leo Ellmers

    Sharon Fleming

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    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?

    Having a parent or other close person who is seriously ill 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.

  • *NEW* Spiritual distress and end of life | Tue 27 Mar Read more

    *NEW* Spiritual distress and end of life

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 27 March: 09:30 - 12:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Clair Sadler

    Rev Dr Steve Nolan

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Anybody with an interest in spiritual care at the end of life: physicians, nurses, care workers, social workers, clergy and pastoral carers.

     What will I learn from this course?

    Participants will:

    •  gain insight into the nature and types of spiritual distress (knowledge);
    •  be able to respond appropriately to a person in spiritual distress (skills)
  • McKinley Syringe Pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care | Fri 6 Apr Read more

    McKinley Syringe Pumps – why and how to use them in palliative care

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Friday 6 April: 13:30 - 16:30

    Monday 2 July: 09:30 - 12:30

    Fees

    £60 (or two delegates for £100)

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Sue Parrott

    Carole Cousins

     

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    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.

     

  • European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care | Mon 9 Apr Read more

    European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Monday 9 April to Wednesday 6 June

    Fees

    9th April 2018 - Launch eve 1730-1900
    Mandatory Assessment day:-
    Wednesday 6th June 2018
    Multiple sites
    £450

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Course Co-ordinator: Clair Sadler

    Course Administrator: Philippa Lee

     

    Event Location

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

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461845

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course 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/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 work-bool 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 https://www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/grants/open-grant-programmes for more details.

     

  • Wound care for clinicians in palliative care | Mon 16 Apr Read more

    Wound care for clinicians in palliative care

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Monday 16 April: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    June Ewart

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    All clinicians involved in wound care.

    What will I learn from this course?

    Wound assessment and management, dressing categories, antimicrobial pathway, skin tear pathway, pressure ulcer reduction, staging and management.

  • *NEW* Art Therapy | Tue 17 Apr Read more

    *NEW* Art Therapy

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 17 April: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Annalie Ashwell

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Healthcare professionals who are interested in the use of arts with those faced with illness, death and dying. Also suitable for arts in health practitioners, art therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists.

    What will I learn from this course?

    You will develop a greater understanding of the use of arts in a hospice setting, the different levels of arts intervention and the benefits for patients and carers engaging with the arts.

    You will also have the opportunity to participate in an experiential art session, facilitated by an art therapist.

  • *NEW* Drugs in palliative care | Thu 10 May Read more

    *NEW* Drugs in palliative care

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 10 May: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Angie Redpath

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course aimed at?

    Healthcare professionals interested in palliative care.

    What will I learn from this course?

    Common symptoms in palliative care and the management of them. End of life medication, when to consider, what drugs and why and specialist medication.

  • *NEW* Community Engagement | Mon 14 May Read more

    *NEW* Community Engagement

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Monday 14 May: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Zoe Byrne

    Clair Sadler

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    This course is recommended for staff and volunteers working in community engagement, or those with an interest in compassionate community initiatives.

     

     What will I learn from this course?

    • An understanding of the compassionate community initiatives with examples from across the UK
    • The principles of community engagement and co-design of services with case studies
    • Princess Alice Hospice experience of piloting compassionate communities in south west London and Surrey
    • Our learning about community outreach activity and partnerships with schools and other organisations
  • Approaches to Palliative Rehabilitation | Thu 17 May Read more

    Approaches to Palliative Rehabilitation

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 17 May: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Sarah Scobles and Therapies team

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Healthcare professionals including nurses, therapist, working in the acute, community or third sector who support patients with palliative rehabilitation needs.

    What will I learn from this course?

    This interactive study day will provide an opportunity to explore key issues around palliative rehabilitation.  The session will practically introduce ways of enabling and maintaining patient’s function within the limits of their condition.  Covering areas such as:

    • Activities of daily living
    • Communication
    • Exercise
    • Lymphoedema
    • Mobility & nutrition
  • Dementia Study Day | Wed 23 May Read more

    Dementia Study Day

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Wednesday 23 May: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Aruni Wijeratne

    Alex Hadjimichalis

    Clair Sadler

    Event Location

     

    Venue information

    Imber Court Social Club

    Ember Lane

    East Molesey

    KT8 0BT

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    All healthcare professionals who support patients with dementia.

     

    What will I learn from this course?

    This session will discuss different types of dementia and how they may present. It will explore the management of medical, psychological and behaviour symptoms and how to best support patients and carers.

     

  • Volunteer management | Mon 4 Jun Read more

    Volunteer management

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Monday 4 June: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Vanessa Hill

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Staff who manage volunteers.

    What will I learn from this course?

    Explore motivations for working with volunteers and volunteering.

    Best practice for recruiting and supporting volunteers.

    • Volunteering and the law
    • Princess Alice Hospice volunteer process
    • Difficult conversations with volunteers
    • Celebrating success
  • Palliative treatment of lymphoedema – introduction and workshop | Thu 7 Jun Read more

    Palliative treatment of lymphoedema – introduction and workshop

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 7 June: 09:30 - 12:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Branka Illic

    Event Location

     

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Any member of the multi-professional team who are involved with supporting patients and families in a health or social care setting.

    What will I learn from this course?

    • Overview of anatomy and physiology of Lymphatics system
    • Lymphedema/Oedema and its management in palliative care
    • Practical session on Lymphoedema/Oedema management
    • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
    • Compression bandaging
    • Compression hosiery

     

  • Building compassion through resilience | Thu 7 Jun Read more

    Building compassion through resilience

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 7 June: 13:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £60

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

     

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

     

    Overview

    Who is this course recommended for?

    All health and social care workers, in the NHS, care or nursing homes or domiciliary sectors.

    What will I learn from this course?

    The course will support the development of resilience and compassion awareness for all health and social care staff .

    • Explore the characteristics of compassionate care
    • Describe compassion fatigue in self and in others
    • Explore approaches to manage stress in the work place
    • Proactively support the development of resilience.

     

     

     

  • *NEW* Helping patients to relax – An introduction to various relaxation techniques | Thu 14 Jun Read more

    *NEW* Helping patients to relax – An introduction to various relaxation techniques

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 14 June: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Sarah Scoble

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course aimed at?  

    The study day is suitable for all staff working in health and social care.

    What will I learn from this course?

    An opportunity to discover a range of relaxation techniques and how they can be used therapeutically in:

    • End of life care
    • Anxiety
    • Breathlessness

    The day will cover:

    • Meditation
    • Yoga
    • Tai chi
    • Complementary therapies
    • Guided visualisation
    • Mindfulness
    • Autogenic and progressive muscle relaxation
  • Advance Care Planning | Tue 19 Jun Read more

    Advance Care Planning

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Tuesday 19 June: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Carole Cousins

    Event Location

    Some sessions may not be on-site at Princess Alice Hospice, please check your joining instructions or contact education@pah.org.uk for full details.

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Health and social care practitioners working within the hospice, community or hospital setting who encounter individuals facing expected death.

    What will I learn from this course?

    Advance care planning (ACP) is a significant factor in allowing an individual to discuss and record choices about the care that they wish to receive at the end of life.  This study day will examine the principles, types and legal standing of ACP and explore the communication skills required to have these often difficult conversations.

  • Focused abdominal ultrasound in palliative care (FASP) | Sat 30 Jun Read more

    Focused abdominal ultrasound in palliative care (FASP)

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Saturday 30 June: 09:00 to Sunday 1 July: 17:00

    Fees

    £450

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Prox Max Watson

    Dr Bernadette Lee

    Event Location

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

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461845

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    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.

     


  • Advanced Communication Skills for non-clinical staff (2-day course) | Wed 11 Jul Read more

    Advanced Communication Skills for non-clinical staff (2-day course)

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Wednesday 11 July: 09:00 to Thursday 12 July: 17:00

    Fees

    £650

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Gill Thomas

    Event Location

     

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

     

    Contact Us

     

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

    Overview

    Who is this course recommended for?

    Managers and non-clinical staff in health and social care setting.

    What will I learn from this course?

    Effective communication is vital to managers in health and social care settings. This course helps staff negotiate challenging issues using roleplay with actors and video feedback.

  • Oncology study day | Wed 11 Jul Read more

    Oncology study day

    Details

    Dates & Times

    Wednesday 11 July: 09:30 - 16:30

    Fees

    £95

    Refreshments

    Light refreshments and lunch

    Facilitators

    Aruni Wijeratne

    Hannah Robinson

    Bernadette Lee

    Event Location

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

     

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries, please call our Education Team on:

    01372 461988

    education@pah.org.uk

     

    Overview

    Who is the course recommended for?

    Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Care Professionals working with people with cancer but not in specialist oncology units.

    What will I learn from this course?

    • Management of oncology emergencies within palliative care
    • Nutrition in oncology and palliative care patients
    • Update on pancreatic cancer
    • Management of side effects of chemotherapy/radiotherapy
    • Update on immunotherapy
    • Psychological and emotional support

Bespoke courses

If our programme of courses and study days isn’t quite what you are looking for, our education team also offer bespoke courses and programmes to meet the needs of health and social care organisations or particular staff groups.

 

Bespoke sessions can be held at your organisation or at the Princess Alice Hospice Education Centre, in Esher, Surrey.

 

Our Education Team draws on a range of clinical and educational expertise. They are supported by expert practitioners from within our Hospice and associated partner organisations.

Contact the Education Team

education@pah.org.uk

01372 461988

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