External Courses

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

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.

Course Details

Date: TBC
Venue: St Catherine’s Hospice Care

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Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management Courses 2020 – Webinar

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)

The webinars are available to book in two blocks of 4.

Block 1

09.11.20 Professor Kyle Pattinson: Will this research help expand our understanding of breathlessness? How will that impact on our management of this symptom?
16.11.20 Dr Ben Messer: What are we learning about withdrawal of ventilation in adults? Do we need to add anything to our understanding of Professor Faull’s guidance?
23.11.20 Dr Sarah Cox: What has palliative care to learn from the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine report in 2019? What skills do we need to look after patients in or being discharged from this setting? Covid and ICU.
30.11.20 Dr Louise Dalton & Elizabeth Rapa: Communicating with children in a palliative care setting – preparing for loss.

Block 2

11.01.21 Dr Farzana Virani: Rethinking our Alfentanil conversion and considering our use in practice
18.01.21 Dr Jason Boland: Opioid induced constipation – an exploration
01.02.21 Anaemia, transfusion and palliative care
08.02.21 Professor Paddy Stone. What is new in prognostication? Might we be better informed as we start planning with our patients and those they love?

Lectures will take place at 4.45pm except for Dr Boland’s lecture on 18th January which will take place at 2.30pm.

The cost of the block of 4 lectures is £150

If you book both blocks and all 8 lectures £250



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
22-23 October: Newcastle Please see webinar description for block dates

14-15 December: Oxford 1

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Psychiatry and Palliative Care Study Day 2020

UPDATE: Psychiatry and Palliative Care Study Day 2020 due to be held on 20th July has now been rescheduled: NEW DATE: 1 February 2021

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  New Date: 1 February 2021
Venue: Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Course Links

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