Triggers for palliative care: improving access to care for people with diseases other than cancer

Marie Curie, 23 June 2015

This report from the charity Marie Curie calls for healthcare professionals to receive further training and development in palliative care to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness gets the care and support that they need.  The report shows there is limited understanding of what palliative care can do, who it benefits and when to introduce it. It reveals that professionals do not receive enough training in the area and often miss the opportunity to consider whether there is a palliative care need.

Click here to view the report.

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Free Cochrane Library online training sessions

Wiley, May 2015

Wiley are offering instructor-led online training sessions on how to use the new-look Cochrane Library on Thursday 7th May at 2.30pm.

All you need is an internet connection and access to a telephone.  This training is completely free of charge and will be conducted over the telephone and via the internet.

A Freephone number for users in the United Kingdom is provided below.

United Kingdom – 0800 358 6385

Please enter the passcode 504 684 6633 when prompted

The session will last approximately 1 hour.  Places are strictly limited.  Click here and select “Register” to sign up.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

For further free training resources for the Cochrane Library go to:  wileyonlinelibrary.com/training

Free online training sessions for the Cochrane Library

January 2015

Wiley, publisher of The Cochrane Library Online, are offering instructor-led online training sessions on how to use The Cochrane Library.

All you need is an internet connection and access to a telephone.  This training is completely free of charge and will be conducted over the telephone and via the internet at your desktop.

The sessions last approximately 1 hour.  Places are strictly limited.  To sign up just click on one of the links below and select “Register”.

Two sessions are scheduled for January:

Thursday, 15th January 2015, 14:30 GMT Time (London, GMT)

 Go to https://wiley-onlinelibrary.webex.com/wiley-onlinelibrary/k2/j.php?MTID=t80181653ccacb3009196715c55ec2883 and register.

Thursday, 22nd January 2015, 12:00 GMT Time (London, GMT)

Go to https://wiley-onlinelibrary.webex.com/wiley-onlinelibrary/k2/j.php?MTID=te7dea7e6df985bd8f3ccd22c1a7b7e27 and register.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

Visit the Wiley training website at: http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/training   

If you have any queries, please send an email to Gavin Stewart at gstewart@wiley.com

 

Overseas nurses and midwives ‘face shorter assessments’

BBC News, 27 August 2014

Nurses and midwives who complete their training in hospitals outside Europe will now face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) says its plans include a computer-based exam and tests in simulated clinical scenarios.

Click here to view the full story.