Important Update: All face to face education is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic but we are delivering a variety of End of Life / Palliative care educational webinar topics including:

  • Identifying a dying patient
  • Medication and symptom management
  • Advance Communication Planning (ACP & ReSpect)

We are also able to offer bespoke webinars.

Bookings from August 31st 2020 for all Face to Face programmes remain open and available to be booked via the website.

If you are interested in participating in a webinar or accessing education material please email education@birminghamhospice.org.uk.

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Available date

Autumn – 14th September to 11th November 2020 (Cost – £450)

Cost and funding

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.

Course details

Eight week distance-learning 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. Light refreshments will be provided. To find out a little more, click here to download the flyer.

Who is the course recommended for? 

The course is also designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals new to specialist palliative care services who wish to establish a strong foundation of knowledge on which to build specialist knowledge and skills.

A highly respected qualification, 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

Please note, however, that attendance at Birmingham St Mary’s on the assessment day is mandatory. It is also recommended you carry out around 50-hours personal study but this will vary depending on previous experience of palliative care.

Date Time Venue
Autumn – 14 September 2020Course Launch Evening 17:30- 19:00 Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice
Autumn – 11th November 2020 – Assessment Day Mandatory Attendance 8:45am – 1:30pm Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

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