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Advanced Communication Skills

This two day course is designed for qualified nursing, medical and social care professionals who have regular contact with palliative care patients.

Advanced Communication Skills - “Lost for Words”

Delivered by qualified teachers and Maguire trained personnel, who are highly experienced in specialist palliative care, the training provides a safe confidential environment to observe and practice skills.

The training is designed to meet the core communication competencies of the End of Life Care Learning Outcomes – NHS England Yorkshire and Humber.

Delegates will be expected to engage and commit to interactive rehearsal which will be recorded to enhance the learning experience.


Please note that this course provides 11 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development)


Feedback from 2019: 

"Absolutely fab course, exceeded my expectations"

"Relevant, real, and helping me develop my communication skills"

"I am going to have confidence to open up conversations within my scope of practice"

"Very positive and enthusiastic environment"

"Listening to other people's feedback, ideas, suggestions, experiences. Learning new ways of breaking bad news and dealing with difficult conversations"


2020 Dates:

  • Monday 2nd - Tuesday 3rd March, 9am - 4.30pm  

  • Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th May, 9am - 4.30pm

  • Tuesday 28th - Wednesday 29th July, 9am - 4.30pm

  • Monday 9th - Tuesday 10th November, 9am – 4.30pm

All sessions take place at the Education Centre, Kirkwood Hospice, 21 Albany Road, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 9UY.


Course Fees

£150 per delegate

Lunch and refreshments will be provided (please make any special dietary requirements known at the time of booking). 

Please note: there is no parking available on the Hospice site, only on-street parking nearby.


Book Your Place

To reserve a place on this course and for more information, please contact the Education Team at the Hospice on: 01484 557900 or email: learning@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk

Need clinical advice?
Call our advice line on:

01484 557910

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