An experiential and learner-led 2-day certificate course targeted towards consultants, SAS grade physicians and a multi-professional audience including GPs, allied healthcare professionals and nurses who want to enhance their communication skills to further equip with challenging situations, including:

  • Breaking bad news
  • Discussing complex treatment plans with patients
  • Talking to a distressed or angry patient or their family
  • Performance managing or dealing with difficult conversations with colleagues

Limited to small numbers, the course includes discussion of direct evidence base with application to communication in practice including RealTalk, filmed role play with actors and supportive and constructive feedback in a safe environment.

This course is approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 13 category 1 (external) CPD credits


10-11 April 202418-19 September 20244-5 December 2024
22-23 May 202425-26 September 202412-13 February 2025
12-13 June 20242-3 October 202426 - 27 February 2025
26-27 June 202430-31 October 20245-6 March 2025
10-11 July 20246-7 November 202419-20 March 2025
21-22 August 202427-28 November 2024 

An excellent course that has given me confidence and new skills to use.

For more information email: wendy.spencer@treetopshospice.org.uk

The cost is £610 per person.

2 full days 8.45am Registration - 5pm each day.

All courses are held at Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire. DE72 3SS 

Derbyshire partnerships organisations please enquire as funding options may be available