EDUCATION

Supporting learning and development for healthcare professionals

We provide education and training for Cornwall Hospice Care staff, volunteers, and the wider healthcare community, including health and social care staff from care homes and care agencies.

Education and Training Palliative and End of Life Care training courses

Meet some of our team

We have an experienced team drawn from various backgrounds who are all passionate about education, learning and high-quality palliative and end of life care.

Visits and student placements

Working with our clinical teams, we can provide medical, nursing and allied healthcare student placements and visits at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, St Austell and St Julia’s Hospice, Hayle.

Expert training your way

We support learning and development by offering a blended learning approach using e-learning systems, face-to-face training, remote/virtual learning and one-to-one support sessions. All training is delivered by experienced and professional individuals who are experts in their own fields, including palliative care, general nursing, mental health nursing, complementary therapies and education training support.

Our training events

At Cornwall Hospice Care, we are committed to supporting people involved in all areas of end of life care. We offer high-quality education and training to all staff across a wide range of settings, including hospitals, residential/nursing homes, care agencies and individual carers.

You can find out more about the courses and formats we offer on our Training Courses page.

If you are already familiar with what we offer and would like to check on dates of upcoming training courses, please visit our Training Events page.

The Gold Standards Framework

Cornwall Hospice Care is an accredited Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Care Home Programme provider.

What is it?
The programme has a long and very successful history in supporting and enabling the staff in care homes and other settings to provide top-quality care for all people nearing the end of their life, including the final years, months, weeks and days of life, helping to ensure that the final years are ‘the golden years’.

We can offer this programme to you either virtually or face-to-face.

Aims of the programme
The Gold Standards Framework programme is a tried and tested, evidence-based, quality improvement approach used by thousands of teams, affecting the care of people in their last year of life in all care settings.
The key aims of the programme are to improve:

  • The quality of care
  • Coordination and collaboration
  • Outcomes for people, enabling more to live and die where they choose, reducing avoidable hospitalisation

Complete the programme with us
If you would like an informal chat regarding the programme and availability, please contact Jo Smith – Education and Training Lead, by telephone on 01726 65711.

Alternatively, you can email education@cornwallhospice.co.uk, and one of our team will get back to you.

Communication Skills Faculty

The Communication Skills Faculty was developed by the The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly End of Life Education Group

What is it?
Good communication in end of life care is vital in ensuring the best outcomes for patients, their loved ones and the staff looking after them. Poor communication can leave individuals feeling distressed, have a negative effect on symptom control and often can lead to complaints about the quality of care.

Additionally, insufficient training and lack of confidence when communicating with people in our care and those important to them can contribute to stress, lack of job satisfaction and emotional burnout in health and social care.

Aims of the programme
The programme aims to establish a robust long-lasting Communications Skills Faculty to ensure all health and social care staff working with patients and their families feel supported and confident and have access to the right level of training and education for their individual needs.

The programme has 4 levels but where you begin your learning programme will depend upon your current experience and previous training.

Complete the programme with us
If you would like an informal chat regarding the programme and availability, please contact Jo Smith – Education and Training Lead, by telephone on 01726 65711.

Alternatively, you can email education@cornwallhospice.co.uk, and one of our team will get back to you.

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