St Ann’s Training Programme 2020

By News Team on January 23, 2020

Staff training session

We’ve launched our training and education programme for 2020, featuring a range of courses that will enable health professionals across Great Manchester to benefit from its extensive experience of delivering the highest standards of palliative and end of life care.

Highlights for 2020 include a two-day Anxiety Management Training course, running on 23rd and 24th March, which will be delivered in conjunction with Positive Energy Partnership Ltd. This is tailored towards healthcare professionals who may already have a basic knowledge of anxiety, and while the emphasis will be on palliative care and progressive conditions much of the content will be transferable to other patient groups where anxiety is a feature.

New for 2020 is a one-day Introduction to Cancer course, which is taking place on 15th June. Previously this has been run for the hospice’s staff, but this year it will be open to clinical and non-clinical staff from other settings who wish to build their understanding of cancer terms, treatments and how the illness progresses in patients.

For anyone interested in the science of sleep there is an Assessment and Management of Sleep in Palliative Care course on 14th July. Subjects covered will include how sleep changes with ageing, the different types of insomnia and an introduction to assessment approaches and treatment options that have proven efficacy.

Sharing our knowledge and experience is one of our greatest passions at St Ann’s. This year’s schedule of training and education courses has been devised to reflect the key topics in palliative and end of life care at the moment, such as anxiety and sleep, as well as helping healthcare professionals to refresh and expand their skills. We also have a range of course formats to offer flexibility, so alongside the one and two-day courses we will be running shorter sessions like our monthly Lunchtime Bites, which are three-hour courses focusing on subjects like dementia and end of life, grief and bereavement care, symptom control and palliative care emergencies. Lunch is also included to make it easier for attendees to fit these into their working day. All of our courses are open to clinical and non-clinical staff from various care settings, for example, the 20th May Hand Massage and Hearts course is perfect for anyone working in a caring role in a hospice or hospital, care home or in people’s homes. Jude Holt, Head of Practice Development

Interested in attending one of our training courses?

For further details about our training courses click below or please contact Abby Evans, Education and Project Support Officer, on or 0161 498 3616.

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