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Advances in Palliative Care (3.5 Day Course)



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

  • Managing pain and complex symptoms
  • End of life care for patients with long term conditions e.g. neurological, dementia, heart failure
  • Prescribing in renal failure
  • Communication
  • Managing last days of life for patients with difficult symptoms


Intended Audience

Qualified Nursing Staff who have already completed the 6 day Palliative Care Foundation Course within the last 5 years. If attendance on the 6 day Foundation Course was not within the last 5 years participants are invited to discuss their application with the Course Lead as this course builds on the knowledge gained within the 6 day course. This course will contribute to CPD participatory learning as part of your NMC re-validation


Dates & Times



Fri 19th & 26th Feb, 5 & 12th March 2021


Tues 29th June & 6th, 13th & 20th July 2021


Wed 24th Nov, 1st, 8th & 15th Dec 2021 9.15-16.30



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



£200.00 per person or free to South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff members. 

This course is linked to University of Sunderland. Students have the option to complete Undergraduate /Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in Improving Clinical Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care.

  • This is available at no additional cost for a limited time: 2021-2023
  • Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing The School of Nursing and Health Sciences 
  • 20 level 6 or Level 7 credits 
  • Assessment:  The short course is assessed by a 2500 word critical reflective essay situated in practice within your specialist area. Submission date is 4 weeks following the end of taught days 


How to Book

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust Staff Members - to book a place please contact Samantha Bland, Senior Lecturer Practitoner in Palliative Care / Course Lead on Tel: 0191 512 8400 or Email: or

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 The Education Department on Tel: 0191 512 8437or Email: