Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©)

This exciting education initiative has caught the imagination of so many and is potentially so easy to deliver. The joy of the QELCA© programme is its flexibility. We are accredited with St Christopher’s Hospice to provide this training locally to support practitioners to provide Quality End of Life Care. Read more

Advanced Clinical Communication Workshops (EC4H)

We use the Effective Communication for Healthcare (EC4H) model of communication training. The workshops are led by a team of experienced facilitators who have all completed EC4H tutor training. The programme will follow a participant-led agenda and will be taught utilising an experiential approach. Advanced Communication Training has been offered in Forth Valley since 2012.Read more

Supporting families of residents at end of life within the care home setting

This 2 day course will enable registered nurses to develop increased knowledge and enhanced skills to promote effective communication with families of care home residents with palliative and end of life care needs. Read more

Introduction to the Use of McKinley Syringe Pumps in Palliative Care

This half study day aims to introduce registered nurses to the use of the McKinlay syringe pump.Read more

Gentle Massage Workshop

This workshop will focus on the principles of gentle massage, with time for practical demonstration and participation in hand and foot massage. There will be an introduction to simple holding techniques and the effectiveness of light massage over clothing.Read more

The H.E.A.R.T.S. Process

HEARTS is a mnemonic for a group of therapeutic processes (Hand-on, Empathy, Aromas, Relaxation, Textures and Sound) that when combined enhances relaxation and sleep, reduces tension and stress and promotes feelings of well-being. This two day course will explore the rationale for each component of HEARTS and will include demonstration, participation and discussion.Read more

Relaxation Techniques Workshop

This workshop will explore the principles and benefit of simple relaxation techniques with a focus on creative imagery. Participants will practice techniques to enable them to deliver individual and/or group based relaxation sessions.Read more

"Living Until You Die" An Introduction to Palliative Care

Come and join our quarterly programme to find out what Hospice and Palliative Care is all about.Read more

Verification of Expected Death by Registered Nurses

This afternoon workshop focuses on promoting the development of knowledge and skills required by registered nurses to verify Expected Death in a range of care settings. Read more

SAGE & THYME Communication Workshops

A new communication model for care staff in health and social care sectors including those working in voluntary or private care organisation. The model is designed to be used as a guide to help care workers recognise and respond to people’s emotional concerns in a way that allows them to explore their own solutions and sources of support to manage their distress.Read more