Education and training

Links to training resources designed to improve the quality of palliative and end of life care services.

Advance Care Planning

Gold Standards Framework Advance care planning

Marie Curie Advance care planning for healthcare professionals

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Advance care planning. A quick guide for registered managers of care home and home care services


Hospice UK Grief support during COVID-19

Hospice UK Bereavement project resources toolkit


Grey Matter Learning Motor neurone disease online care course

Macmillan Cancer Support Palliative and end of life care support for health professionals

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Dementia awareness e-learning course (free course; requires registration)

UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network Understanding Parkinson’s for health and social care staff – online (excellence network) (free course)


Better Conversation Better Health Resources for a better conversation

Cultivating Compassion The Toolkit

Derbyshire Alliance for End of Life Care Derbyshire Alliance for End of Life Care Toolkit 

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The AMBER care bundle

Difficult Conversations Training for health and social care professionals

Gold Standards Framework Training Programmes

Grey Matter Learning End of life care online training course

Healthcare Conferences UK Conferences and masterclasses. Palliative and end of life care training

Health Education England End of life care for all – e-Learning to enhance education and training for end of life care

Hospice UK (2015) Care after death

Hospice UK What we offer: Courses, conferences and learning events

Marie Curie Learn and develop (login required)

Marie Curie Palliative care knowledge zone

Nottinghamshire Local Workforce Action Board Frailty Toolkit

Public Health England (2016) Faith at end of life: public health approach resource for professionals

Royal College of General Practitioners End of life and palliative care toolkit

Royal College of Nursing End of life care and wellbeing for the nursing and midwifery workforce

Skills for Care End of life care

Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group Care home companion

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (2020) The RCEM end of life care toolkit

UK Council for Clinical Communication E-learning (login required)


Marie Curie Caring for people experiencing homelessness in palliative care

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) (2022) End of life care: research highlights the importance of conversations and need for equal access

Pathway  Homeless palliative care toolkit

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