Education and Training

Education and Training

Forest Holme Hospice, as part of University Hospitals Dorset, is one of the lead providers 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 0300 019 5470 or by email on MMU.education@uhd.nhs.uk

Courses & Events

Courses hosted by the Macmillan Unit (MMU) will be held at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth. Courses hosted by Forest Holme (FH) will be held at St Mary’s Church Hall on Longfleet Road, Poole or at Forest Holme.

All bookings must be made using our booking form and full payment must be received in advance of the course.

If you have any questions contact us by e-mail at mmu.education@uhd.nhs.uk

Principles of Palliative Care

Advance symptom control. This two day interactive workshop aims to provide core knowledge for Registered Nurses working in a community role or Nursing Home setting. It aims to explore the issues and challenges relating to the practical application of person-centred palliative care towards the end of life. It is aimed at all nurses (including recently qualified nurses), allied health professionals or those who feel they need an update.

20th & 21st June 2024 – maximum 15 delegates – hosted by Forest Holme
9th & 16th September 2024 – maximum 25 delegates – hosted by Macmillan Unit

Course Description

Booking form (hosted by MacMillan Unit)
Booking form (hosted by Forest Holme)

Course fee £100

End of Life Medications

This half day interactive workshop is offered as a follow up to the Principles of Palliative Care. Delegates must have attended the Principles course.

3rd July 2024 – maximum 17 delegates – hosted by Forest Holme
30th September 2024 – maximum 25 delegates – hosted by Macmillan Unit

Course description 

Booking Form (hosted by Macmillan Unit)
Booking Form (hosted by Forest Holme)

Course fee £30

Allow a Natural Death / Do Not Resuscitate Workshop

This interactive workshop aims to raise awareness and develop the knowledge, skills and attitude of GPs and experienced registered nurses who are likely to be facilitating regular conversations regarding resuscitation. This workshop aims to enable you to complete the relevant documentation competently. Criteria for this course is completion of advanced communication skills training prior to attending.

24th April 2024 – 20 delegates maximum – hosted by Macmillan Unit 

Course description 

Booking Form (hosted by Macmillan Unit)

Course fee £70

Advance Care Planning Workshop

This interactive workshop aims to provide core knowledge for Registered Nurses working within a community role or Nursing Home setting.  It aims to explore the issues and challenges relating to the practical application of person-centred palliative care towards the end of life.

23th September 2024 – maximum 15 delegates – hosted by Forest Holme

Course description

Booking Form (hosted by Forest Holme)

Course fee £70

HCA Study Day hosted by Macmillan Unit

A one day conference for health and social care professionals in both primary and secondary care.  This MDT-led day will provide knowledge and information to promote best evidence based clinical practice within MND care locally. We aim to stimulate new ideas and partnerships, leading to better support for people with MND and their families.

14th October 2023 – maximum 25 delegates – hosted by Macmillan Unit

Course description

Booking Form (hosted by Macmillan Unit)

Course fee £70

Non-Malignant Palliative Care Study Day

A one day conference for health care professionals in both primary and secondary care. “Supporting patients with non-malignant conditions at end of life”

13th November 2024 hosted by Macmillan Unit 

Course description

Programme 

Booking Form (hosted by Macmillan Unit)

Course fee £70

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