External Courses

Essential leadership skills for specialty and associate specialist doctors working in palliative care – A two-day workshop 

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January 2020 Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead, London

Specialty and associate specialist doctors need the confidence and skills to lead others. Often the only medic in the room, they need to be able to take charge but share decision-making; lead the group while accounting to others; motivate and inspire across professional boundaries and influence where there may not be formal lines of accountability.

This bespoke workshop is designed for any specialty doctor or associate specialist working in palliative medicine. Numbers are limited to 18 delegates. The course content will contribute to the leadership competencies required for CESR and includes:

  • Working effectively in a constantly changing environment
  • Transactional Analysis – working in ‘adult’
  • Using a coaching style with junior doctors and nursing staff
  • Being assertive and congruent
  • Participating (as chair or participant) in productive meetings
  • Finding ways to routinely initiate ideas for improvement which will ‘stick’
  • Challenging colleagues when there is disagreement
  • Supervising others to support maximum accountability and the development of staff
  • Working across professional and hierarchical boundaries

 Feedback from participants (2019)

  • ‘It was fantastic, I learned about myself and don’t feel alone anymore’
  • ‘I met a lovely tribe of specialty doctors and feel empowered to manage meetings and fierce conversations’

Course Details

Date: 16th and 17th January 2020 
Venue: Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

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Programme

Advanced Ethics in Palliative and EOLC   

Date: Friday 03rd April 2020

As healthcare practitioners, we are faced with ethical dilemmas and difficult decisions on a daily basis. What to do when there is a conflict between what the patient wishes to do and what their family thinks should be done? How do we navigate a difference in opinion in our team about what a good death looks like? We must examine facts, balance alternatives and think through complex issues.

This conference will provide you with an opportunity to build your confidence, will enhance your skills and help you to develop strategies for dealing with difficult situations. By considering, discussing and debating a number of ethical dilemmas with others, you will increase your knowledge and learn how best to apply this knowledge and your enhanced skills in your practice.

Your employer will gain from this as you bring your enhanced skills back to your workplace, helping patient directly and also indirectly as you transfer knowledge and skills to your colleagues.

Course Details

Dates:03 April 2020
Venue:St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

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Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management Courses 2020

Dates:

11-12 June: Newcastle

24-25 June: Nottingham

2-3 July: Oxford 1

9-10 July: Oxford 2

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 & Venues:

11-12 June: Newcastle

24-25 June: Nottingham

2-3 July: Oxford 1

9-10 July: Oxford 2

Course Links

Click here for further information and to book