Communication Skills - How to initiate and undertake an Advance Care Planning conversation considering Deciding Right Outcomes


At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss challenges in relation to initiating and undertaking an advance care planning conversation. 
  • Demonstrate the relevant specific communication skills and behaviours required when undertaking advance care planning conversations.  

Intended Audience

Qualified Clinical Staff who have regular patient contact. 

Please note: there is an expectation that all staff will have undertaken Deciding Right e-Learning or attended a Deciding Right Workshop prior to attending the course.  This course can be utilised as supporting evidence for revalidation with the NMC and work in line with the principles and values set out in GMC Good Medical Practice (2013): Domain 3: Communication, partnership and teamwork. 

Dates & Times



17 May 2019


27 September 2019


27 November 2019



St Benedict's Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY


£200.00 per person or free to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust staff members and can be booked through OLM/Oracle. 

How to Book

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust Staff Members - Click Here to log onto Oracle/OLM and book your place 

External Staff - please download the booking form (PDF format or Word Format) and return to

If you would like further information on this course please do not hesitate to contact Sophie Northway, Education Coordinator on Tel: 0191 512 8437 or Email: