Fully funded places on Sage & Thyme courses for OUH staff – thanks to the League of Friends

OxCERPC is delighted that, thanks to the generosity of the League of Friends at the John Radcliffe Hospital, it will be offering 120 fully funded places on Sage & Thyme courses in 2020 for OUH staff. Dates to be announced soon. Late last year we learned that we had been successful in securing this funding […]

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Additional date for Advanced Communication Skills Refresher course

As a result of the huge success of the Advanced Communication Skills Refresher course held in November 2019, an additional course will be held in 2020 – on 27th November. Feedback from those attending the course in 2019 included the following: · Great to have such a varied lot of background and experience · Really […]

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Programme for General Medicine for Palliative Care Physicians finalised

The programme for the two day ‘General Medicine for Palliative Care Physicians’ course has been finalised. This annual course, to be held at St Anne’s College, Oxford on 30th and 31st January, complements the Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management courses. In the delivery of palliative care services, palliative medicine physicians come across patients with […]

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Oncology Update course a resounding success

Our recent fifth annual Oncology Update course, for doctors and nurses, GPs and pharmacists caring for patients with cancer, was hugely successful. The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge on particular tumour sites on a rolling programme every three years. Participants heard from experts in Prostate […]

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Hospice UK conference beneficial to hospice educators

Kate Butcher (Education Lead ) attended the Hospice UK conference “Dying for Change” in Liverpool recently. She reports that as well as attending some inspirational and thought provoking talks, the opportunities for networking were huge, and beneficial to those working in hospice education. The desire for collaborative work arose and Kate is willingly pursuing these […]

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Frank Brennan reading at Sobell Study Centre

We were delighted to welcome Frank Brennan to speak at our recent Renal Palliative Medicine Masterclass. Dr Frank Brennan is a Palliative Care Physician based at St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia and the first Palliative Care Physician employed within a Renal Department in Australia. He is also the author of ‘As Vast as the World: Illness, […]

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Findings from a novel approach to managing the cough reflex

Chronic cough is a condition that impairs the quality of life of affected patients and may persist despite optimal intervention. It is perhaps not surprising therefore, that presentations about the management of cough on our recent courses have proved very popular, and so we’d like to bring your attention to interesting findings from a novel […]

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Excellent feedback from latest Enhanced Communication Skills Training course

The recent Enhanced Communication Skills Training course was a resounding success with all participants finding it extremely helpful in developing their own skills. Examples of their feedback on the best aspects of the course included: “Being able to rehearse an intimidating and challenging scenario” “As a whole the course surpassed my expectations. There was a […]

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Cicely Saunders Annual International Lecture 2019 – ‘Got Quality? The urgent need to focus on quality and not solely on costs’

The 9th Cicely Saunders Annual International Lecture entitled ‘Got Quality? The urgent need to focus on quality and not solely on costs’, was delivered recently by Dr Joan Teno, Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University and Adjunct Professor of Health Systems, Practice, and Policy at Brown University School of Public Health. Here […]

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Sharing Experiences of Global Palliative Care Conference a huge success

On Saturday 12th October 2019 Palliative Care Works held their annual one day conference – this year entitled ‘Sharing Experiences of Global Palliative Care’. Here are some photos of the event.  

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