Upcoming courses:

Date to be confirmed February/March 2020

Halifax Hall, Sheffield University Campus


Palliative Care Academy

Following two successful courses in November 2017 and March 2019 we are pleased to announce that we will be holding another course. The programme will focus on Parkinson’s disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and motor neurone disease (MND). The next course will be a two day residential course in Sheffield. Applications will be opened once the dates are confirmed in February/March 2020.

If you would like to register your interest for the next Palliative Care MasterClass 2020, please contact us.

Who are these courses for?

The Palliative Care MasterClasses are aimed at all health professionals involved in palliative care for neurological conditions – including allied health professionals, doctors (grade SpR and above), specialist nurses, community teams and GPs.

The MasterClasses cover some of the following topics:

  • Specific unmet palliative care needs in Parkinson’s, dementia, MS and MND
  • Palliative assessment tools
  • Disease-specific issues faced by patients
  • Commonly encountered medications and their side effects
  • Terminal stages – particularly how to identify and manage drug therapies in final days
  • Service considerations and delivery
  • Promoting autonomy – how and when to consider ACP in the context of cognitive impairment
  • Examples of good practice, discussion of how such practice could be spread and incorporated elsewhere
  • Future directions and research, quality improvement opportunities

Programme is being confirmed, please find below our previous programme (March 2019) on which next year’s course will be structured.

2019 Programme


Study grants

Potential funding opportunities may be available as follows:

  • The British Geriatrics Society offer an educational grant, to apply, download their application form here.
  • Parkinson’s UK may also fund up to £200 with a grant.

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