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As a Trust we offer training sessions for medical students, FY1 and FY2s / Core Medical Trainees. This programme differs depending on where you are in your training. FY1 and FY2s have more structured training with two half day sessions covering end of life care, symptom control and palliative care emergencies.To get further information about any of this training please contact Inter professional Learning (IPL) at Russell’s Hall Hospital. Registrars and Consultants will also be offered yearly support/ education  for palliative/ end of life care. Please contact the SPA for further details or to request some education.

General Practitioners will receive the latest EOL information at regular GP Education Events facilitated by the Macmillan GP Lead, and can be arranged for individual practices, or groups of practices, by contacting the Macmillan GP Facilitator, Dr Lucy Martin.

For e-learning opportunities please click the link below to access the E-Elca website or Macmillan Learn zone website. In the very near future a bespoke E-learning package will be available to all medical staff across the economy.

There is an end of life education programme for both qualified and unqualified staff. Download the pack here.

There is an end of life education programme for both qualified and unqualified staff. Download the pack here.
There is training for allied health professionals in palliative and end of life care. Download the pack here.
We value the input our non-clinical colleagues have with patients and carers at end of life and recognise that you need training too. In the very near future we will be putting on SAGE & THYME Level 1 Foundation Skills communication training which will be open to all staff.End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) has 14 sessions available for volunteers, clerical and admin staff on an open access website. Click here to find out more.

Our aim in Dudley is to empower the carer and nursing workforce to deliver end of life care in accordance with the identified pathway recommended in the End of Life Strategy (2008). To allow us to do this effectively we have end of life competencies, which focus on the specific competencies required to give consistent care across all care settings to those individuals at the very end of life. The purpose of the competency document therefore is to:

  • Set out the minimum requirements for nursing and social care posts in all non specialist palliative care environments where people die- hospitals, care homes, community and hospice
  • Inform the aims and objectives of workforce training and development
  • Support assessment of an individual’s ability to do the job

The End of Life Competence Framework is divided into four core dimensions:

  • Clinical Practice and Leadership
  • Communication
  • Education and Training
  • Management and Quality

The competencies within each dimension will be presented across four levels, from health and social carer to specialist nurse.

  • Level 1 – Health and social carers and care support workers
  • Level 2 – Registered nurses and practitioners
  • Level 3 – Hospice senior practitioners
  • Level 4 – Palliative care clinical nurse specialists working in acute, community or hospice settings

For more information or if you are interested in obtaining your end of life competencies, please contact either Karen Lewis or Andrew Kenwrick or telephone Dudley Macmillan Specialist Care at Home on (01384) 321800.


Each ward area and community nursing team has at least one identified end of life / palliative care champion who has completed the 3 day education programme and has been signed off relevant competencies. There are both lead and supporting champions in each area.

These champions are responsible for ensuring good palliative and end of life care is delivered within their care setting and they link with the specialist team when needed.

Hospital Lead Champions:
A2 Louise Timmins
B2 (St 1+2) Hollie Murphy /Sharon Bishop-Reynolds
B2 (St 3+4) Carol Shaw / Isabella Rodriguez
B3 Sinead Bentley
B4 A – to be confirmed
       B – Sam Newey
B5 Natalie Hill
C1 Emma Davies / Corinne Hereaty
C3 Sarah Causer / Leanne Mann
C4 Lisa Jesson
C5 A – to be confirmed
      B – Sue Jay
C6 Ellie Withers
C7 Mandy Pritchard / Nikita Oakley
C8 Vikki Owens/Paul Davies
MHDU Sharon Burton
CCU Nicola Ward
AMU Emma Hopkins
A&E Kay Harold
Critical Care Aimee Wood
Community Champions:
Stourbridge, Wordsley & Lye
Kate Priest
Sally Grimmet-Bate
Tracey Ralph
Jayne Tranter
Sally Hawkins
Paula Middleton
Halesowen & Quarry Bank
Linda Lee
Jacky Snowdon
Claire Nicholls
Amy Garret
Sarah Austin
Kingswinford, Amblecote & Brierley Hill
Caroline Whitehouse
Jan Beddows
Emma Dukes
Helen Guest
Rachel Dalloway
Claire Walker
Zoe Clarke
Jayne Ashman
Debbie Brannan
Dudley & Netherton
Angie Jeavons
Michelle Dethridge
Amanda Merrick
Joanne Seymour
Jo Marsh
Rachel Higley
Sedgley, Coseley & Gornal
Raj Khunkun
Hannah Davies
Laurissa Giles
Alison Coleman
Margaret Hinsley
Debbie Reeve
Matthew Welch
Leanne Marsh
Gemma Davies
Sue Robertson
Susan Foot
Emma Walters
Andrea Beisty
Heart Failure Team
Maggie Williams
Joanne Lee
Out of Hours Team
Louise Storey
Gail Edwards
Diane Pitt
Nursing Homes
Sara Biddle
End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) is an e-learning project, commissioned by the Department of Health and delivered by Health Education England e-learning for Healthcare (e-LFH) in partnership with the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland to support the implementation of the Department of Health’s National End of Life Care Strategy. e-ELCA aims to enhance training and education of health and social care staff involved in delivering end of life care to people, so that well informed high quality  care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers, across health and social care, wherever the person happens to be. Click here to visit the e-ELCA website. You can also access Macmillan Learn zone as a website for further training.