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Education and training courses

These are the current training courses, workshop and forums we’re offering at Pilgrims Hospices. Any questions? Please call us on 01227 812616.

Advance Care Planning Workshop including Do not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) Awareness

Improve confidence in end of life care discussions Improve Communication Skills Benefits and challenges in ACP

Advanced Communications Skills Training

(formerly delivered through the Connected programme) Course content: Effective communication between patients and clinicians is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality, end-of-life care.  Research has shown that communication skills can be improved through experiential learning. Through discussions, exercises and the extensive use of role play, this course gives delegates the opportunity to develop, practice and consolidate their [...]

Best Practice Forum

This is a unique forum providing an opportunity for multi-disciplinary professionals to enhance the care of patients.

Compassion Awareness

Note: Compassion awareness is not available as an online booking, please ignore the usual booking buttons and instead download the Application form for return to the team. Thank you. The content of these workshops is as follows: explaining the characteristics of compassionate care; the importance of compassion in practice; identifying examples of compassionate care; the issue of compassion fatigue; approaches to manage [...]

Dementia and end-of-life care

This interactive day is relevant to all front line staff working with patients/residents who have dementia. This study day will be co-facilitated by Pilgrims Hospices and the Home Treatment Service (Dementia) Team. Learning outcomes: A better understanding of the management of dementia; Improved knowledge of the resources that support patients, carers and relatives; An understanding of end of life care and [...]

DNACPR – Now included with the Advance Care Planning Workshop

Increase awareness in DNACPR Improve confidence in End of Life Care discussions benefits and challenges around DNACPR decision making

Gold Standard Framework

We are pleased to announce the launch of another national programme for care homes for Phase 11 of the GSFCH Training Programme. This Quality Improvement training programme aims to improve the supportive care for all residents as they near the end of their lives. This, the largest and most comprehensive end of life care training programme for [...]

Principles and Practice of End-Of-Life Care for non-registered health & social care staff

Improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by HCAs to provide end of life care.

Principles and Practice of End-Of-Life Care for registered health & social care staff

Enhancing knowledge of the principles and practices of palliative care.


Do you know how to talk to someone who is worried or distressed? The SAGE & THYME foundation level workshop (3 hours) teaches: A memorable structured approach for getting into and out of a conversation. How to empower patients/carers who are worried or distressed Communication skills that are evidence based. Dates, times and Venues. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start [...]


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