Healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare practitioners

Wigan and Leigh Hospice offers a varied portfolio of specialist education specifically tailored for healthcare professionals on many aspects of palliative and end of life care.

  • February 2017 - Confused About Confusion in Palliative Care?

    Join colleagues from a wide range of health and social care settings at our one day conference. The day will focus on the management of some of the more complex behaviours in this group of patients, such as, delirium, dementia and brain tumours. CPD approval will be sought.

  • Training courses

    Training courses

    Wigan & Leigh Hospice provides training programmes aimed at educating and informing healthcare professionals about aspects of palliative care.

  • Downloads and brochures

    Downloads and brochures

    Download our current information leaflets and brochures

  • Meet the Team

    Find out more about our Education team

  • FAQs

    See our Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our services

    Our services

    We provide a wide range of care services - not only within the hospice building, but also out in the community.

  • Referral information

    Referral information

    Referral guidelines for Wigan borough specialist palliative care services.

Wigan and Leigh Hospice Education Team

The team works with professionals and students across a wide range of sectors including district nurses, GPs, care homes, social workers and allied health professionals.

Alongside the existing education programme the team can also provide bespoke training tailored to your specific needs.

Recently we received accreditation from Edge Hill University for a degree module which was developed at the Hospice. From September 2014 we will deliver 'Managing End of Life Care' which can form part of a degree course and carries 20 credits.

The module will cover all aspects of managing palliative and end of life care such as the assessment of patient needs, communication, spirituality, Advance Care Planning and identification and management of symptoms. It will provide students with a sound understanding of palliative care needs and give them more confidence to deal with end of life care needs in whatever setting whether in a care home, at the patient's home or on a ward.

For more information see our training course programme, contact the Education team on 01942 525566 or email

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