Gold Standards Framework Care Homes Training Programme – POSTPONED

2020 Care Homes Training Programme – four workshops (March to September)

WHEN   Postponed



VENUE  King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care

How to register

Complete this application form and email to

For advice and more information please contact Gail Edwards or call 786124.


The workshops are led by Gail Edwards, Nurse Champion, Jersey Hospice Care (JHC).  JHC is an accredited Gold Standards Framework (GSF) hospice and a GSF Regional Training Centre.  Gail attends mandatory updates for the Regional Training Centres at the GSF UK team office in London.

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.

Who should attend?

Care homes yet to undergo the GSF Care Homes Training Programme should nominate two appropriate senior members of staff to lead, co-ordinate and attend all four GSF CH training workshops.

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

Why attend?

  • Care homes are playing a pivotal role in caring for people at the end of their lives
  • Therefore the quality of life and care for care home residents is improved by investing in workforce training and development
  • Train and develop care home staff to transform their delivery of end of life care in line with current good practice
  • Leads to a more confident team and fewer crisis hospital admissions and deaths and reduces length of stay in hospital
  • GSF is a systematic, proactive approach which meets the Framework for enhanced health in care homes (2016 NHS England)
  • Helps staff to meet targets such as NICE Standards, Jersey Care Commission Care Standards and JNAAS
  • GSF improves coordination across care sectors and communication with residents, families and carers
  • Better outcomes for health systems as better use of limited resources

Course details

The four workshops will cover the national and local palliative and end of life care policies and help staff to provide residents with systematic, proactive, person-centred, coordinated end of life care.

Workshop 1 (31 March 2020) includes the background and context of GSF in improving end of life care and identifying residents early

Workshop 2 (14 May 2020) covers assessing personal needs, advance care planning and planning living well

Workshop 3 (2 July 2020) includes delivering compassionate, dignified care in the final days and supporting carers

Workshop 4 (16 September 2020) emphasises the whole team approach to delivering systematic care and includes the accreditation process

The training programme includes resources and involves evaluations such as online After Death Analysis (ADA), pre and post training audits and tracker tools to demonstrate real progress in the care homes between workshops.

The course is backed up with support from the Nurse Champion in individual care homes.


Number of beds



 Number of   delegates       attending 


£795.00 £795.00



£995.00 £995.00



£1,295.00 £1,295.00