Communication Skills: Foundation (July)

15 Jul, 2021
09:00 to 12:30
£60 of early bird price of £51 if booked more than two monhts before the course
King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care

How to book

Book online


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 Marqueand 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


This foundation in communication skills session will cover the following topics:

  • Define communication
  • Consider why effective communication is important
  • Describe and identify barriers to communication
  • Describe and identify core communication skills
  • Identify factors that influence effective communication
  • Identify a positive change in your communication skill

Who should attend?

The course should be attended by Health Care Assistants or nurses and allied health professionals who wish to enhance the foundation of their communication skills in palliative care or require a refresher prior to attending intermediate level.

Please note, places are limited to 8 per session.

Course details

The aim of this three hour workshop is to improve communication skills.

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.

Please note that we don’t charge GST. If you require any invoice, please email

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