A 2-day course to support experienced NHS community practitioners in conversation with patients facing serious illness

Dates & Times:

4 & 5 April 2023 @ 08:50 – 16:45

Course Aim & Objectives:

To prepare you to practice communicating with others at an advanced level and to develop ways of handling situations that you find most difficult. These may include, for example, communicating significant news to others, responding to anger or collusion.

The course is derived from Maguire Communications Skills training meeting the National benchmarks and competencies for Advanced Communication Skills.

Applicants will need to have achieved an intermediate level of communication skills and be prepared to practice skills within a small facilitated group to enable you to:

  • Understand the evidence-base.
  • Recognise the impact of attitudes and beliefs within the education process.
  • Tailor communication to patient needs.
  • Identify relevant communication challenges exploring ways to resolve them.
  • Practice skills in a safe setting.
  • Consider transferring learning to your workplace.


This workshop is free and HEE funded for experienced Devon NHS Community staff


South West Academic Health Science Network building, Vantage Point, Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5FD


Catherine Hughes & Wendy Sturt – Rowcroft Education Team


To book a place – click on the ‘Book Here’ link below:


Places are limited. You will receive an email receipt and booking confirmation.  Registration will close 2 weeks in advance of the event to allow pre-course learning to be completed.

If you have any queries, please contact education on 01803 217630 or email education@rowcrofthospice.org.uk.

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