Upcoming Courses

Palliative Care MasterClass, Sheffield
16/10/2018 - 17/10/2018


Following a successful course in November 2017 we are pleased to announce that we will be holding further courses with a programme that will include Parkinson’s, dementia and multiple sclerosis. The new course will be a two day residential course in Sheffield.

Our previous course was aimed at health professionals involved in palliative care for neurological conditions largely focused on Parkinson’s and dementia – including allied health professionals, doctors (grade SpR and above), specialist nurses, community teams and GPs.

The course covered some of the following topics:

  • Specific unmet palliative care needs in Parkinson’s and dementia
  • Palliative assessment tools
  • Disease-specific issues faced by patients
  • Commonly encountered medications and their side effects
  • Terminal stages – particularly how to identify and manage drug therapies in final days
  • Service considerations and delivery
  • Promoting autonomy – how and when to consider ACP in the context of cognitive impairment
  • Examples of good practice, discussion of how such practice could be spread and incorporated elsewhere
  • Future directions and research, quality improvement opportunities

Study grants

Potential funding opportunities may be available as follows:

  • You may apply to Parkinson’s UK for a grant of up to a maximum of £200 to cover course costs and travel expenses, to download an application form click here. Please note that submissions are considered on a monthly basis.
  • The British Geriatrics Society offer an educational grant, to apply, download their application form here.

Terms and conditions

Click here to see our terms and conditions.