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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

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 [...]

Dementia and end-of-life care GP study session

This workshop for GPs will be facilitated by Dr Pauline Dand, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Kent. Course aims: to be able to identify clinical indicators of late stage dementia; to recognise the importance of early discussions and future care planning with patients and relatives; to know how to help patients and [...]


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

Emergency First Aid at Work

The Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations of 1981 require all employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they become injured or ill at work. This course is approved by Qualsafe Awards, an awarding organisation recognised by Ofqual to offer regulated qualifications, and it will enable [...]

End-of-life Communication Skills Workshop

This course is suitable for all nurses and healthcare staff working with patients where end-of-life care is involved. Our aim is to build on current effective communication skills and explore the attitude, behaviour and skills required for more complex end-of-life care interactions. This workshop covers: Knowledge and awareness of the rationale and context for better communication skills in [...]

Fundamental End-Of-Life Care Skills

Providing practical advice and suggestions in caring for a person at the end of life.


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