Palliative Care Wales
Short Course for GPs

Short course “Essentials in palliative medicine” for GP’s.

This is an exciting, innovative course specifically written for doctors. It is Cardiff University accredited and involves approximately 12 hours (2 individual days) of ‘face to face’. The course is immediately clinically applicable to all patients with life limiting illness and will include:-

  • Pain assessment.
  • Pain control.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Bowel obstruction.
  • Breathlessness.
  • Confusion
  • End of life care to include Gold Standards Framework, Integrated Care Pathway & the Macmillan Toolki
  • Communication skills & clinical scenarios
  • Advance care planning for non malignant palliative care

The course aims to improve care for patients and their families with life limiting illness. In accordance with the NICE guidelines for Supportive and Palliative Care the course aims to equip clinicians ‘in the front line’ with essential skills for symptom control, communication, and end of life care.

Although the venues are yet to be confirmed, the timetable for the course in 2012 is set. The cost of the course is £500 to include lunch and refreshments on both days.

For further information please contact:

 E-mail   dippallmed@wales.nhs.uk  
 Telephone  02920 196111