Wheatfields Hospice Education Centre

Training opportunities 2017

Wheatfields Education Team provides high-quality education and training for our own staff and volunteers, and for external colleagues in the wider community.

We provide a selection of learning opportunities including practical clinical skills training, communication skills, advance care planning, symptom management, bereavement care and end of life care training. We also provide high-quality clinical training placements for students from different disciplines.

In addition, we offer bespoke training packages tailored to meet your team or organisational learning needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements at education.wheatfieldshospice@nhs.net.

Download our 2017-18 course brochure (.pdf) 

Programme 2017 

 Subject area  Course information  Dates  Time  Fee
Breathlessness: theory and practice Two-hour session covering all aspects of breathlessness management including practical techniques to assist with individual patient care. 27th September 2017 10.00am - 12.00pm   £50
Catheter training Three-hour session covering the theoretical and practical aspects of catheter insertion and ongoing catheter care. 29th September 2017 9.30am - 12.30pm  £60
Central lines Three-hour session covering the ongoing holistic care needs of a patient with a central venous access device. 6th December 2017 1.30pm - 4.30pm  £60
Pressure ulcers Three-hour session covering the cause, prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
7th November 2017
9.30am - 12.30pm  £50
Tracheostomy Care for Adults in Non-Acute Settings Three-hour session covering the holistic care needs of a patient with a tracheostomy. 17th October 2017 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Venepuncture Three-hour session covering the theoretical and practical aspects of blood sampling. 24th October 2017 9.30am - 12.30pm £145
Verification of expected death Three-hour session covering the legal and practical aspects of verifying expected death. 15th November 2017 1.30pm - 4.30pm £60
Wound care Three-hour session covering all aspects of wound care including the assessment and ongoing management.
7th November 2017
1.30pm - 4.30pm  £50

Book your place

Email education.wheatfieldshospice@nhs.net

Human rights in end of life care workshops

We have delivered three workshops at Wheatfields Hospice as part of our human rights training programme, 'What Matters to Me: a Human Rights Approach to End of Life Care'.

These workshops covered an introduction to the Human Rights Act and the key Articles that relate most to end of life care, how human rights and their application provides a framework to help ethical decision-making, and how to raise human rights issues.

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Quality-assured training

All our training is evidence-based and is supported by the expertise of our multi-professional team.

We achieved ‘Excellence’ in Health Education England Clinical Skills and Simulation Quality Assurance standards in 2016. By demonstrating the high standards within this unique framework, Wheatfields Hospice Education Centre is one of only three hospices in England to achieve this status.

Staff development

Our staff are expected to learn and develop their skills and knowledge in order to perform to their full potential. To achieve this, we actively promote a culture of continuous development and lifelong learning.

We provide an in-depth induction programme for the first six months of employment, and design and deliver both formal and workplace ongoing staff training and education to support end of life care of the highest quality.


We work in partnership with Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University and provide high-quality clinical training placements for medical students, GP registrars, student nurses and student nursing associates on placement as part of their training.

Download a clinical placement application form

Working in partnership

We are partners in the Leeds Managed Clinical Network for Palliative and End of Life Care, working closely with other providers of specialist palliative care in Leeds in leading and delivering education and training across Leeds.

We are employer and delivery partners in the West Yorkshire Centre of Excellence, via the National Skills Academy, working with employers in West Yorkshire from the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors to coordinate and implement high-quality skills programmes for support workers.

Contact details

Telephone: 0113 278 7249
Email: education.wheatfieldshospice@nhs.net