External Courses

Cicely Saunders Institute Open Seminar Series: Uncovering the contributions and costs of family caregiving towards the end of life

By Professor Gunn Grande, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, University of Manchester

Family carers provide vital support for patients with cancer towards the end-of-life, but we have limited data on the scale of this contribution and its impact on carers at a popu-lation level. This seminar reports findings from a census sur-vey of bereaved carers in England. Factors explored include the time and tasks contributed by carers, as well as their po-tential economic value. The impact of caring in terms of ex-penditure, changes to work, and mental and physical health outcomes, are described.

This event is FREE TO ATTEND – no need to register!

CPD (1 credit) pending Royal College of Physicians

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours

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Course Details

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019 4pm-5pm
Venue: Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill Campus, SE5 9PJ

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Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management Courses 2019

13-14 June: Newcastle

26-27 June: Nottingham

4-5 July: Oxford 1

11-12 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 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

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

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Course Details

Date: Various
Venue: Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford

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8th Guildford Advanced Pain & Symptom Management Courses 2019

09-10 September: University of Surrey, Guildford

23-24 September: Midland Hotel, Manchester

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.

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Course Details

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

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Palliative Care for Patients with Non-Malignant Conditions

Date:                     26th & 27th September 2019

Venue:                 John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

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 our website

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

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Course Details

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

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