Training for GPs and Doctors

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GP Education Evenings

These offer a unique opportunity for GP colleagues to network with each other and share ideas and best practice, as well as improve skills and knowledge around palliative care issues and for patients at the end of life.

“I have more confidence in dealing with palliative cases. Especially non-cancer patients.”

“I am more confident when to discuss end of life issues with carers / patient”

Next GP Education Evening to be confirmed.

One day Taster sessions

These are for GPs and GP trainees who would like the opportunity to experience first hand the work that occurs clinically within the hospice and thus gain a better understanding of the palliative care services available locally. Participants attend the consultant ward round on the inpatient unit, get a tour of the hospice and go out with a community palliative care CNS on a home visit.

“Great introduction to palliative care, ward round was the best highlight- seeing how to have difficult consultations in practice”

“I feel more confident about discussing end of life decisions with patients and advance planning.”

Five day Principles of Palliative Care Course

This is a flexible bespoke course for GPs and Care of Elderly Doctors on different aspects of palliative care including advance care planning, symptom management and communication about end of life issues delivered over a period of 5 days in whole and half day sessions to suit them. Learning through a mixture of lecture based tutorials, case studies and shadowing of professionals will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills required to manage patients in the palliative phase of their illness.

“The most useful aspect was watching some incredibly powerful and moving conversations between the doctor and patient in the ward rounds. I learnt a lot about phrasing questions in difficult conversations”

Challenges in End of Life Care

The Challenges in End of Life Care project was an education programme sponsored by HENWL. We delivered multiprofessional training events to educate the primary care workforce in Northwest London to improve the care for patients in the last year of their life.

6-12 month Clinical Fellow post

This post arises every 6-12 months. Doctors interested in developing skills in palliative care often use this post to gain experience and learn new skills which can be used in their future careers in primary and secondary care.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Tina Fuller on tfuller@stlukes-hospice.org or 0208 382 8001