Roots & Shoots : delivering excellence in palliative care – a six week education programme

06 Aug, 2019
14:00 - 17:00
A place on this six week course is £120
King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care

How to book

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The sessions are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team comprising health professionals and support workers, with specialist skills, experience and training in palliative care.

About the Facilitators

Gail Edwards is the Nurse Champion at Jersey Hospice Care. Her primary role has been to support the implementation of the Gold Standards Framework throughout the community in Jersey. This evidenced based approach to end of life care helps develop the competency and confidence of staff to empower them to manage the palliative and end of life care needs of patients regardless of care setting.

Gail has spent 12 years in various nursing roles within Jersey Hospice Care, achieving a BSc Clinical Practice from the University of Southampton and is currently studying at Masters level. Gail is passionate about achieving ‘the one chance to get it right’ at the end of life by ensuring the right care is delivered to the right patient, at the right time, in the right place.

For this reason she works to improve her knowledge through continuous professional development and through delivering education in an engaging innovative style.


Week one (6 August) : ‘Each person is seen as an individual’ and ‘Each person gets fair access to care’

Week two (13 August) : Maximising comfort and well being – symptom management (part one)

Week three (20 August) : Maximising comfort and well being – symptom management (part two)

Week four (27 August) : Care is co-ordinated

Week five (3 September) : All staff are prepared to care

Week six (10 September) : Each community is prepared to help

Who should attend?

All healthcare professionals who deliver or have an interest in palliative/end of life care, including emergency services, prison officers, social workers, charities and care providers.

Further information is available on this website :

Places are limited to 15. Booking is essential.

Please note, you must be able to attend all six sessions.

Course details

This education programme is based on Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020. It sets out our vision to improve end of life care through partnership and collaboration between organisations at local level.

This interactive education programme is run over six weeks and sets out six ‘ambitions’ – principles for how care for those nearing death should be delivered.

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 an invoice, please email

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