Education and Training Programme SOLD OUT

Forest Holme Hospice, as part of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is the lead provider for palliative care education and training in the locality and offers a range of  training courses throughout the year. The main aim of our education programme is to support the development of a multi-disciplinary team which is able to deliver high quality palliative care to all those who need it irrespective of diagnosis or place of care. We may also be able to provide bespoke training, depending on your needs. The following courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Further information on any of the courses below can be requested by contacting us on 01202 448044 or by email on Sharon.Barlow2@poole.nhs.uk

April 2020 *now postponed until Sept / Oct 2020*

Palliative Care Conference: ‘What Matters Most’ (Doing what’s needed, not just what’s expected)

Course content: A day for Professionals Delivering & Commissioning Health & Social Care at the End of Life

Course summary:
– Learning about ‘what matters & why’ from the perspective of the people and communities we support, and each other
– How we can use stories to understand what matters and our personal values
– Seeing different perspectives and challenging our assumptions
– Practical changes to make a difference

Venue, Date & Time: Cobham Sports & Social Club, Wimborne BH21 3DA. Friday 24th April 2020: 09.30-16.00

Cost: Early bird rate: £75 (until March 13th) / Standard rate: £100 / (£50 discount for current WGPET members) Delegate rates include conference, lunch/refreshments & attendance certificate

Book a place: Download a booking form here or further details and application for a course contact: Sharon Barlow on 01202 448044 or email: Sharon.barlow2@poole.nhs.uk

February – November 2020

The NHS ‘Connected’ Advanced Communication Skills Workshop

Course content: A 2-day workshop for senior healthcare professionals: Consultants/Registrars of any speciality, Nurses /AHPs Band 6+ and GPs.

Course summary: This 2-day experiential workshop enable participants to explore ideas, feel more confident and be more effective in addressing the challenging communication issues of the modern NHS, e.g. risk, uncertainty, choice, giving information, prognosis, complications, colleague and management issues, etc. Facilitated by nationally accredited trainers using interactive exercises and role-play in small groups with actors.  Participants will practise skills and receive positive and constructive feedback in a safe and supportive environment. The agenda is set by the participants in response to their personally identified learning needs. Participants are expected to take part in all aspects of the course and must attend both days.

This course has been shown to improve communication skills and alter physicians beliefs and behaviours in the clinic.  The efficacy of training was sustained at six months and new skills introduced at 12 months.

Course format:

  • 10 participants per course working together on initial revision session.
  • Subsequently splitting into 5 participants per group, each individual having a dedicated 90 minute skills practice session working with a simulated patient, relative or colleague on a topic of their choice.
  • Topics are often generated from experiences where conversations could have been more effective or difficult conversations were avoided because of lack of skill.
  • Live video and video replay will stimulate discussion and constructive feedback from peers and actors in a safe environment.
  • Led by experienced and accredited facilitators, together with actors who work nationally in the medical and corporate sectors and who are experienced in giving feedback.

Venue, Date & Time: Royal National Lifeboat College, West Quay Road, Poole. 10th & 11th February 2020 / 4th & 5th June 2020 / 19th & 20th November 2020 (08.30 pre-registration for prompt start at 9.00 and finish at 5.30pm)

Cost: £550

Book a place: For further details and application for a course contact: Andrea Moxham, Matron, PHFT. Tel (44)8088 or e-mail: andrea.moxham@poole.nhs.uk

April – May 2020

Advancing Skills in Palliative Care Nursing in the Community

Course content: A 2 day course for registered nurses working in the community, who wish to develop or refresh their skills in palliative care and improve their confidence in end of life care.

Key topics: Symptom Control, Syringe Driver Drugs, DNACPR, Communication Skills, Advance Care Planning , Psychological Support.

Venue, Date & Time: Forest Holme Hospice, Thursday 30th April – Friday 1st May 2020, 9.15am – 4.15pm (registration 9.00am).

Cost: £120 non-refundable (includes lunch and refreshments).

Book a place: Download a booking form and email to Sharon.Barlow2@poole.nhs.uk or send by post to Sharon Barlow, Forest Holme Hospice, 5 Seldown Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1TS

May 2020

Advancing Skills in End of Life Care Medications

Course content: A half day course consolidating skills in End of Life Care Medications for nurses who have attended the 2 day course “Advancing Skills in Palliative Care”.

Venue, Date & Time: Forest Holme Hospice, Wednesday 6th May 2020, 9.15am – 1.00pm (registration 9.00am).

Cost: £25.00 non-refundable.

Book a place: Download a booking form and email to Sharon.Barlow2@poole.nhs.uk or send by post to Sharon Barlow, Forest Holme Hospice, 5 Seldown Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1TS

July 2020

Advancing Skills in Palliative Care Nursing in the Community

Course content: A 2 day course for registered nurses working in the community, who wish to develop or refresh their skills in palliative care and improve their confidence in end of life care.

Key topics: Symptom Control, Syringe Driver Drugs, DNACPR, Communication Skills, Advance Care Planning , Psychological Support.

Venue, Date & Time: Forest Holme Hospice, Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd July 2020, 9.15am – 4.15pm (registration 9.00am.

Cost: £120 non-refundable (includes lunch and refreshments).

Book a place: Download a booking form and email to Sharon.Barlow2@poole.nhs.uk or send by post to Sharon Barlow, Forest Holme Hospice, 5 Seldown Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1TS

Advancing Skills in End of Life Care Medications

Course content: A half day course consolidating skills in End of Life Care Medications for nurses who have attended the 2 day course “Advancing Skills in Palliative Care”.

Venue, Date & Time: Forest Holme Hospice, Monday 15th July, 9.15am – 1.00pm (registration 9.00am).

Cost: £25.00 non-refundable.

Book a place: Download a booking form and email to Sharon.Barlow2@poole.nhs.uk or send by post to Sharon Barlow, Forest Holme Hospice, 5 Seldown Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1TS