Training courses


It is a core element of Bolton Hospice’s mission and vision to deliver quality education programmes to our workforce and stakeholders; using our experience and expertise to develop others is fundamental to our work and the wider palliative and end of life care community.

We are pleased to offer a range of short courses to help your development, whether it be professional or personal. You will find a selection of learning opportunities that address many aspects of clinical, communication and care issues and further to feedback and demand, we have introduced new courses in line with current end of life care issues sought-after topics.

The range of study days is available for a variety of healthcare professionals and we can always look to tailor our delivery to meet your particular requirements so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.

Enhanced Communication Skills - 9th February FULLY BOOKED

***Please note that this course in now fully booked; see alternate dates below.***

This one day workshop focuses on the theory and practical skills required to communicate sensitively and effectively. Good communication is vital in the work we do and has been shown to enhance dignity and respect, preferred place of care, reduce complaints and improve not only the care you give but the environment you work in.

Real Plan course - 22nd February FULLY BOOKED

***Please note that this course in now fully booked; see alternate dates below.***

Within healthcare we know that some conversations and communication exchanges will be difficult. With the right skills and training it is possible to increase our confidence in this challenging area.

Syringe Driver Training - 23rd February

Essential training for all Nurses and Medical practitioners who use a syringe driver as part of their role. The aim is to teach delegates the theoretical and practical skills required to safely and effectively use syringe drivers.

Supporting Teenagers through Loss, Grief and Bereavement - 8th March

The course which began in October 2019 and has trained over 150 teaching staff and pastoral support, enabling secondary school staff to learn how they can support the teenagers they work with facing or experiencing bereavement.

It also provides delegates with a meaningful toolkit to utilise when supporting young people. This course is suitable for anyone working with teenagers with experience of loss, grief and bereavement.

Real Plan course - 25th March

Within healthcare we know that some conversations and communication exchanges will be difficult. With the right skills and training it is possible to increase our confidence in this challenging area.

The REAL PLAN is a newly developed foundation level communication skills course which is suitable for all staff working in healthcare.  It will give you the skills required to start difficult conversations, effectively maintain the conversation, and be able to bring the conversation to a close.

Complementary Therapy in Palliative and End of Life Care (May TBC)

This exciting new course, encompasses how complementary therapists can be safely integrated into practice. It will focus on the holistic management of patients and their families.

This course is delivered by specialist practitioners working within the field of palliative care.

Enhanced Communication Skills - 3rd May

This one day workshop focuses on the theory and practical skills required to communicate sensitively and effectively. Good communication is vital in the work we do and has been shown to enhance dignity and respect, preferred place of care, reduce complaints and improve not only the care you give but the environment you work in.

Syringe Driver Training - 10th May

Essential training for all Nurses and Medical practitioners who use a syringe driver as part of their role. The aim is to teach delegates the theoretical and practical skills required to safely and effectively use syringe drivers.