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.

Supporting Families & Children through Loss, Grief and Bereavement - 8th September

This course, of which two are held in the evening, is suitable for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding children experiencing loss, grief and bereavement and how to deal with these situations.

The experience of long term conditions/life limiting illnesses brings loss and change for individuals and their families. Many practitioners lack confidence in knowing how to support someone through the impact of loss and bereavement.

Enhanced Communication Skills - 6th October

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.

Complementary Therapy in Palliative and End of Life Care - 7th October

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.

Syringe Driver Training - 13th October

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.

The course will teach delegates the importance of ensuring the machine is set up correctly before administering any medication through them.

Advanced Care Planning and Communication Skills - 20th October

An interactive and thought provoking short course which explores the value of supporting people at end of life to fulfil their wishes.

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of discussing and planning ahead to support people at the end of their lives. Highlighted as one of the most difficult areas for health care professionals, advance care planning can greatly help guide patients, families and professionals in decision-making for care at the end of life.

Palliative Care Emergencies - 5th November

This course for 2021 examines what constitutes a palliative emergency and exploring the management and treatment for each individual.

This is a short interactive course aimed to provide an introduction for anyone who is interested in learning more.

Supporting Teenagers through Loss, Grief and Bereavement - 11th November

The course which began in October 2019 & 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.