Education & Training

The Gough Ritchie Education Suite


The need for palliative and end of life care is changing, with increasing demands and complexity. Therefore there is a corresponding rise in the need for education and training. Education and professional development is part of the Hospice’s core business and using our experience and expertise to develop others is fundamental to our work. As a lead education provider we aim to promote the highest quality palliative and end of life care for everyone through the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

We are pleased to offer a range of study days and courses to help your development. You will find a selection of learning opportunities that address many aspects of clinical, communication and care issues.

Hospice Isle of Man has developed its own communication skills courses in accordance with NICE guidance. This meets the needs identified by the National Cancer Plan for the Isle of Man(April 2012) and the End of life Framework and Implementation Plan for Adults (July 2012).

There are a range of study days available for a variety of healthcare professionals which can be tailored to meet your particular requirements.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our Hospice.

To register for listed courses please complete the application form and email it to

Individualised programmes

We also offer bespoke training for you and your organisation and this can be delivered either at the hospice or at your place of work. If you would like further information or would like to discuss any bespoke training needs, please contact:

Kirstie Turner, Practice Development Lead on 01624 647451 or

All education is evidence-based and has the expertise of the multi-professional team.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hospice Isle of Man.

Information on all 2018 Courses 

Achieving a Successful Home Death

Achieving a successful home death

Bereavement Care

Bereavement Care

Care of the Dying

Care of the Dying – Foundation

Care of the Dying Advanced


Communication Foundation

Communication Intermediate

Communication Advanced

Difficult Telephone conversations

Psychological Assessment Skills

Psychological Assessment Skills 2018

Course Description

Ethical Issues in Palliative Care

Ethical Issues

Symptom Management in Palliative Care

Symptom Management

Syringe Pump Training

Syringe Pump