External Courses

Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management Courses 2019

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 they can provide their patients with the best possible care.

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

Feedback from participants in 2018:

“This was my first Advanced Course and it will not be my last”  “I learnt lots that I am taking back home to put in to practice”
“I loved the community of learning” “I am refreshed and enthused”

Please phone (+44 1865 225886) if you need any further information or help.  We hope to see you at the Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management courses.

Course Details


26-27 June Nottingham
4-5 July Oxford 2
11-12 July Oxford 2

Venue: Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford

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8th Guildford Advanced Pain & Symptom Management Courses 2019

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.

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, reprints of articles, and reference / further reading lists.

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).

The two courses are identical in terms of lectures / lecturers.

Course Details

Dates & Venues: 9-10 September 2019 – University of Surrey, Guildford
                             23-24 September 2019 – Midland Hotel, Manchester

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ESC:TOX Conference (Enhanced Supportive Care: Cancer Toxicity Management)

Supportive care is increasingly seen at the forefront of the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer as well as cancer treatments. There has never been more of a need for oncology and supportive care services to interface seamlessly and provide a joined up approach for the care of our patients.

This two day conference will focus on the management of cancer pain, cancer toxicities, precision medicine, acute and long term toxicities, radiotherapy, radiology and surgery, palliative care and psycho-oncology. We will discuss the recognition and management of common and non-conventional toxicities from modern chemotherapy with panel discussions and debate.

Intended audience

Clinical nurse specialists, GP’s, oncologists, general physicians, emergency physicians, medical trainees, research nurses, acute oncology nurses, palliative care professionals and all allied health professionals involved in cancer treatment options.

CPD applied for from The Royal College of Physicians

Fees: Consultants/Doctors £350  Nurses/AHPs/Other £200 for 2 full days attendance, 1 day attendance is also available

Call The Christie School of Oncology on 0161 918 7409 or click here to email

Course Details

Date: 12 – 13 September 2019
Venue: The Stoller Hall, Manchester M3 1DA

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16th Supportive Care for the Renal Patient 2019

This annual multi-professional renal palliative care course uses a mixture of lectures and small group case discussions to explore end of life care for patients with renal disease.  The meeting is aimed at consultants and trainees, however numbers are limited, so please apply early.

Aims of the Meeting:

  • Exploring the interface between frailty and end of life care.
  • Improving management of end of life for renal patients by increasing awareness of holistic needs and enhancing communication.
  • Disseminating results of end of life research projects.
  • Use of small group discussions to enable networking between renal and palliative care health professionals.
Organising Faculty:
Edwina Brown, Consultant Nephrologist, Hammersmith Hospital, London
Fliss Murtagh, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Hull York Medical School
Emma Murphy, Clinical Lecturer, Southampton University – Faculty of Health Science

Course Details

Date: 12 – 13 September 2019
Venue: W12 Conferences, Artillery Lane, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS

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Palliative Care for Patients with Non-Malignant Conditions

New Directions in Palliative Medicine provides high quality, clinically relevant presentations, which are based around a different theme each year.  Our conference in 2019 will be no exception – we look forward to welcoming experts in their field.  In addition to the plenary sessions there will be workshops, the chance to share your own work through poster or oral presentation and opportunities to network with colleagues.

The New Directions in Palliative Medicine Conference continues to grow with each year and we are delighted to welcome delegates from around the world and many of those who attend join us every year now.  The Conference is relevant for those who specialise in Palliative Care, Primary Care, Care of the Elderly or General Medicine.  This year’s conference will be particularly relevant for all those members of the multi-professional disciplinary team who are involved with patients with life limiting non-malignant illness.

If you would like to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation or if you would like more information about delegate fees, travel and accommodation please contact Lindsey Manzie  or visit Strathcarron Hospice website

Application for CPD Points will be made from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

Course Details

Date: 26-27 September 2019 
Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

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End of Life Care in 2019: Science or Art?


“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” – Dame Cecily Saunders (1918-2005)

This new, interactive study day aims to provide a practical, evidence-based overview of contemporary end of life.

It will review the evidence base for various aspects of EOLC, as well as addressing the medico-legal and ethical issues relevant to 21st Century practice.

The study day will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of EOLC, irrespective of their speciality or place of work.

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Course Details

Date: Monday 4 November 2019
Venue: Wesley Hotel and Conference Centre, 81-103 Euston Street, Kings Cross, London NW1 2EZ

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