Advanced Communication Skills (2 Days)

North Devon Hospice
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

National policy and research continues to emphasise the importance of effective communication skills for health and social care professionals and the impact this has on the person experiencing care.

This well evaluated, 2 day experiential course explores challenging communication issues from the participant’s practice. The approach to learning is interactive and uses video. Facilitators guide and support the participant through the process to ensure everyone feels safe.

The course addresses:

  • Background and evidence
  • Specific communication skills
  • Strategies in certain contexts e.g. breaking bad news, dealing with anger, handling distress
  • Developing confidence in managing challenging scenarios

Course fee

This course is free as part of a funded project by Health Education England South West. However there is a charge for non attendance, detailed in the terms and conditions below.

Please book via this link

Prior to attending the course

Due to the funding of this course, a key requirement is that you have managerial support. In agreement with your manager we require you to provide clear personal learning objectives to secure a booked place. We also require an agreement to be contacted 12 weeks after the programme to assess any outcomes as a result of attending the programme.

Terms and conditions

  • All cancellations must be received in writing (email is acceptable) 7 calendar days before the start of the course. Cancellations made after this date will be charged a fee of £100 + VAT.
  • Registrants who do not attend on the day will be considered ‘no shows’ and will be charged a fee of £100 + VAT.
  • Delegate substitutions may be made up to 7 working days before the course.
  • Confirmation of your booking will be emailed to you on receipt of your booking. Full joining instructions, including programme timings and special instructions will be sent no later than one week prior to the course or immediately for those booking within one week of the course date


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking at the Hospice car park and local on road parking

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You can transfer your ticket to another person or to another event, please see full terms and conditions on our website

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


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