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Communication Skills – Sage and Thyme Workshop – Foundation (online session)

***Please note these sessions are running as online sessions at present***

Course overview:

Communication skills online workshop

For listening and responding to people who are worried or distressed

SAGE & THYME workshops support all clinical and non-clinical staff in using the skills needed to notice distress, listen carefully and respond helpfully. Each 2hr 45 minute online workshop demonstrates the communication skills required to provide person-centred support and offers a structured approach for dealing with the concerns of patients and their carers.  The workshop uses a mixture of small group work, lectures and videos. The workshop is delivered online via Zoom.


Learning outcomes:

By the end of the workshop delegates should be able to:

  • Recognise the psychological needs of the patient
  • Communicate with the patient and provide general psychological support
  • As with any training you receive, the use of the information gained in this workshop will be subject to your professional skills and judgement.

Course provider:

Palliative Care Team

Who should attend:

All Staff Groups involved in direct patient care.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Duration: 2hr 45 minute ( online session)

KSF Links:

  • C1 - Communication

  • C2 - Personal and People Development

  • C4 - Service Improvement

  • C5 - Quality

  • C6 - Equality and Diversity

  • G6 - People Management

Online Course:

To book a place, please click on the link below. 

Palliative Care Education / Training Calendar



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Last Updated: 28 July 2021