External Courses

Update on the Management of Non-Malignant Disease in Palliative Care: Part Two

A two day update for all health professionals with an interest in non-malignant
diseases and the management of these in palliative and end of life care.

Abstracts are invited for research, audits and service evaluations relevant to palliative
care in non-malignant disease. The main call for papers is open between Monday 21st
October 2019 and Friday 14th February 2020

Course Details

Date: 8-9 June 2020
Venue: St Catherine’s Hospice Care

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Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management Courses 2020

This is the UK’s leading course for palliative care nurses, pharmacists, doctors and AHPs. It delivers cutting edge knowledge and skills to healthcare staff so you can provide your patients with the best possible care.

Links to the curriculum will enable specialty registrars to easily document their learning.

Key benefits include:

  • Strong focus on participants
  • High standard of professional knowledge
  • Excellent teaching
  • Time for discussion and building your networks
  • Support to set educational goals
  • Superb value for money
  • Any surplus ploughed back into education (Charity)



Please phone (+44 1865 225886) if you need any further information or help

Hope to see you at the Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management courses in 2020.

Course Details

Dates and Venues

11-12 June: Newcastle

24-25 June: Nottingham

2-3 July: Oxford 1

9-10 July: Oxford 2

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Psychiatry and Palliative Care Study Day 2020

Date: 20 July 2020

Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists

This is the third year we re running this event, following previous sold out study days. Plenary speakers will explore the latest advances in the field including end of life dementia care, approaching palliative care in those with severe mental illness and implementing end of life care packages for those with cognitive impairments. For the first time, this year’s study day will include breakout workshops which can be selected based on delegate’s interests. Topics will include assessing risk in palliative care settings, psychosis and opiate prescribing in substance misuse disorders.

This event remains FREE.

We realise the current situation with Covid-19 is uncertain and we do not know what the situation will be in July.  While we are continuing to plan for this study day on 20th July we are in discussions with the venue about the possibility of rescheduling and will be following government and Public Health England advice throughout. Anyone who registers will be prioritised for a place in the event being rescheduled because the healthcare situation remains such that we cannot go ahead on the 20th July.




Course Details

Dates: 20 July 2020
Venue: Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Course Links

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9th Guildford Advanced Pain & Symptom Management Courses

The aim of this 2-day advanced course is to provide delegates with an up-to-date, evidence-based review of the management of pain and other common symptoms / problems. The topics have been chosen because of their impact on the patients’ quality of life, and the lecturers chosen because of their knowledge of the subject matter. The lectures will be supplemented with relevant reading materials, including slide presentations, and a detailed reference / reading list.

The course has been developed to address the educational needs of CNSs in Palliative Care, StRs in Palliative Medicine (particularly those about to undertake the SCE in Palliative Medicine), and Consultants in Palliative Medicine. The course organizers are Dr Andrew Davies (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Guildford), and Dr Andrew Dickman (Consultant Pharmacist, Liverpool).

One course is being held at the Royal College of Physicians in London, and the other at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The two courses are identical in terms of lectures / lecturers.

Course Details

Date and Venues

7-8 September Midlands Hotel, Manchester

28-29 September Royal College of Physicians, London


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