Charity launches new guides to help care for children at the end of life

January 6, 2020

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: December 2019

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In a nutshell: Two new end of life guides have been launched by Together for Short Lives. They have been developed jointly by palliative care experts and bereaved parents. The guide for professionals offers a practical toolkit for practitioners providing end of life care to babies, children and young people.

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Birmingham hospice launches bereavement group for children and young people

January 6, 2020

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: December 2019

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In a nutshell: St Mary’s Hospice in Birmingham has launched a bereavement support group called ‘Growing Together’ for children and young people. It is a peer support group for 4-18 year olds to help support them after a loved one has died.

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 10 Issue 9

December 2, 2019

New “passport” for education in end of life care launched in Cornwall

December 2, 2019

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: November 2019

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In a nutshell: Representatives from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Cornwall Hospice Care, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and representatives from independent community care providers have formed and helped to develop a bespoke learning path to guide and support staff working in primary, secondary and social care who provide end of life care. The “passport” launched in collaboration with REACH Cornwall- which supports skills development – will allow its holders to collect evidence of all their learning.

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Hospice trains staff in language programme to help communication with patients

November 27, 2019

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: November 2019

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In a nutshell: Treetops Hospice Care in Derbyshire has trained up staff and volunteers in Makaton. The training was funded with a grant of £1,000 from Derbyshire County Council Public Health which has allowed 16 staff members and volunteers from the Wellbeing Space and other departments across the hospice to undertake the training.

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South West hospices provide top-rated palliative medicine training in England

November 27, 2019

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: November 2019

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In a nutshell: Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education (PPME) has been ranked the highest in palliative medicine training in the latest General Medical Council (GMC) report. The annual survey, undertaken by the GMC on behalf of Health Education England, covers all postgraduate medical trainees in the UK.

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