Palliative Care Academy

We are led and supported by experts with a variety of backgrounds across a range of disciplines

By bringing different passions to the Academy, they ensure we maintain a high quality of content and information across a diverse field of knowledge.

Rethinking palliative care

To impact someone’s life at the start of their journey with a neurological condition and take away some of the stress or anxiety early on about how that journey will end, surely improves the life lived in between.

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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. They address the broader principles of palliative care as well as honing in on the unique needs of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and motor neurone disease (MND)


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02 Jun 2020

Webinar: Alzheimer’s disease & dementia – An evidence update for COVID-19

From our series of educational webinars addressing some of the challenges with managing specific neurological conditions, or elements of neurological conditions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spanning multiple neurological conditions, this Academy highlights the importance of palliative care throughout any disease trajectory, offering an expansive learning opportunity applied to several conditions.

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.

→ Winter update 2019

Dr Ed Richfield, March 2019

Dr Ed Richfield, March 2019

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

→ Winter update 2019

→ How delegates found the last course

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Potential funding opportunities may be available as follows:

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Supporters

Our work is made possible because of the wider support we receive, and we are incredibly grateful. Thanks to that support, we are transforming healthcare and changing the lives of people living with neurological conditions.

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People

We are led and supported by experts with a variety of backgrounds across a range of disciplines

By bringing different passions to the Academy, they ensure we maintain a high quality of content and information across a diverse field of knowledge.