May 2022 saw the re-introduction of the Hospice of The Valleys, 2 day Education programme; The principles and Practices of Palliative & End of Life Care.

This was the first face-to-face teaching session since the start of the pandemic.  There was a general feeling among the attendees about how nice it was to get back in the classroom.

This palliative care programme aims to ensure that health and social care professionals are fully equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver the care required.  The programme, delivered by the Hospice multi-disciplinary team, focuses on Symptom Control in Palliative Care on Day 1, and  Interactive Skills on Day 2.   Health and Social care professionals deliver the majority of care, however, some of them may have not had access to education and training in palliative care and some may not be aware of the expertise available from specialist palliative care services.

This year the sessions were delivered at a new venue, RTB Bowls Club, Ebbw Vale.  We have received positive feedback from the delegates and we are looking forward to running the next programme in October 2022, with dates planned for March 2023 too.

“Very good course, each session was beneficial.  Everyone who talked made each session interactive, which made them more enjoyable”


“Great course – interesting content delivered at correct level.  Relaxed atmosphere, I felt able to comment and participate”

For any enquires regarding this please contact Rachel Watkins 01495 717277.