Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer
Chapter 5 of the improving outcomes guidance for supportive and palliative care (see attached pdf) outlines 4 levels of support for patients with cancer. Training opportunities linked to these are available across the network.
Education and training strategy for psychological support
For more local training information please see the education and training strategy.
Arranging level 2 training
Please see the attached letter for more information and the training pack for the contents of the sessions.
Level 2 training in psychological support
Network approved training in screening, assessment and intervention at level 2 psychological support is available at each trust / organisation within the network.
Approved trainers run local courses which are organised by the trust / hospice lead nurse or equivalent. A minimum of 5 (but preferably 10) participants are required for a course to run. The course is one day long. All participants should have completed the advanced communication skills (Connected) course and have established, regular monthly clinical supervision, with some-one trained to level 3 or 4 psychological support.
If you are / are planning to work at level 2, see the attached information on receiving clinical supervision for the psychological support you offer your patients.