Training at LOROS

At LOROS we offer a wide range of training in palliative and end of life care courses. We also offer bespoke training that can be delivered in your place of work to meet your requirements.


The training we provide

Our training courses include:

  • Advanced Communications Skills
  • Symptom management
  • Syringe driver training
  • Verification of expected death
  • Personalised End of Life Care is Everybody's Business (PELCEB)
  • Six Steps to Success in Personalised End of Life Care
  • Personalised End of Life Care
  • Sage & Thyme Foundation level Communication skills
  • Advance Care Planning and ReSPECT Training
  • Enhanced Communication Skills

Unless stated please book online; if online booking is not an option please contact one of the education team via email or telephone (0116) 231 8455

“Couldn’t be improved, it was the best end of life care session I've attended" – Delegate, Symptom Management at the End of Life

Delegate - Symptom Management at the End of Life

My understanding of the different ways people deal with grief / bereavement has grown enormously, as well as having gained better insight into how my attitude or words can influence a customers behaviour – Delegate - Having Conversations about Death and Dying

Delegate - Having Conversations about Death and Dying

Our current courses


27th September


East Midlands Palliative Care Research & Audit Annual (Virtual) Meeting

This virtual annual event is to showcase and discuss research and audit in palliative care being carried out in the East Midlands. 

Onwards and Upwards

Learning Objectives

To discuss research activity in the East Midlands

To promote recruitment to NIHR portfolio studies

To use evidence to discuss, challenge and improve practice and outcomes

Study Day

10th October


Advance Care Planning and the ReSPECT Process fully funded for registered staff across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

Led by Dr Richard Kitchen and considers best practice for advance care planning, decision making about CPR in advance illness.

This study day is a virtual interactive session is fully funded for senior nurses, physician assistants and medical staff in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who complete the documentation for the ReSPECT Process including discussions about CPR.

GP learning session

13th October



These are fully funded workshops for Primary Care Clinicians (including GPs, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, emergency/acute care practitioners, ambulance paramedics and technicians). Colleagues from practices, PCNs, out-of-hours, ambulance and community services are welcome.

The workshops will focus on taking a holistic and evidence-based approach.  They will be practical: focusing on discussing ‘real life’ dilemmas, case studies and scenarios that happen in practice; interactive: responding to your questions and the challenges that you face in your practice; and supportive: recognising that the situations we will be discussing are clinically, ethically and emotionally challenging.

Short Course

20th October


Personalised Care - Comfort Measures in the Last Days of Life fully funded for care home workers across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

A virtual education session to gain awareness of ways of maintaining the dying persons personalised comfort at end of life.

Study Day

24th October

Enhanced Communication Skills

A one-day intermediate communication skills course including: didactic, group work and small group interactive sessions delivered within a safe environment with the use of ‘Real Talk.' provides an opportunity to build on existing communication skills and behaviours relevant to caring for patients and their families with palliative and end of life care needs. This an ideal refresher for participants who have previously attended Advanced communication skills training

‘RealTalk’ is a novel approach to training aimed at enhancing healthcare communication. It is based upon real-life video and audio recordings of UK hospice care and bereavement support groups, and learning points based on communication science research using the Conversation Analysis method.

Study Day

3rd November

Working with ethnically diverse patients in thinking ahead about deterioration, medical treatments and end of life care planning

We are delighted to be holding a masterclass exploring some of our recent work regarding the barriers and enablers to end of life care planning with a focus on diverse ethnic minority patients and their families.

This will be an interactive session and will be facilitated by Dr Zoebia Islam, Senior Research Fellow at LOROS Hospice.

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Did you know: we conduct research with patients, carers, universities and NHS organisations

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