Advanced Communication Skills – two day course (24 & 25 October)

24 Oct, 2019
09.00 - 17.00 (both dates need to be attended)
A place on this two day course costs £150
King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care

How to book

This course has now sold out. If you would like to go on the waiting list, or be kept informed about future courses, please email


The session is delivered by a team of health professional with specialist skills, experience and training in communication in palliative care. The facilitators include Judy Le Marquand, Practice Development Sister, Tracey Fallon, Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, and Lorraine Dyer, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care.

About the Facilitators

Judy Le Marquand is the Practice Development Sister for Jersey Hospice Care. Her background is in Medical, Surgical and Gynaecological Nursing but she has been working in palliative care for ten years and is currently studying at the Royal Marsden.

Judy’s role as Practice Development Sister aims to promote excellent standards in patient care. As palliative care is constantly evolving, her role is to maintain currency and disseminate changes in practice through both classroom education and role modelling.

Judy has a particular interest in Communication Skills and Palliative Symptom Control. She has trained in Advanced Facilitation with the Maguire Communication Skills Training Unit at The Christie School of Oncology.


  • Core communication skills revision
  • Use of communication skills model
  • Evidence base of effective communication skills strategies
  • Advance care planning and end of life conversations
  • Recognise and practice key communication skills

Who should attend?

The course should be attended by nurses, medical colleagues and allied health care professionals in palliative care who have previously undertaken communication skills training at intermediate level and whose practice involves end of life conversations.

Places are limited to six per session.

Course details

The aim of this two day interactive course is to enhance health care professionals’ communication skills in palliative and end of life care. Offering practical demonstrations of communication skills and enabling participants the opportunity to practice their skills through role play in a safe and supportive environment.

Attendees need to have undertaken previous communication skills training and be familiar with communication models.

Cancellation policy

Payment is required to secure the course.

If you cancel the booking within 30 days of the course start date you will still be charged. We do accept replacement delegates up until the last minute or you could arrange to transfer your place onto a later course.

If Jersey Hospice Care has to cancel the course either due to not reaching minimum capacity for the course or due to an unavoidable event such as trainer sickness or adverse weather conditions, we will get in touch to offer an alternative future course date or to offer a refund.

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