Wiltshire Community Educator Provider Network and Dorothy House Hospice

The above organisations have funded two free inter-professional evening workshops on palliative and end of life care

These workshops are available to anyone with responsibility for patient care at the end of life. Community nurses, district nurses, practice nurses, domiciliary care leads or care home GSF leads, GPs and GP trainees are welcome to attend.

A light supper will be provided

Please book your place on either session or both by emailing Wiltshire CEPN at

Session 1

Wednesday 7th March 18.30-21.30

Beversbrook Medical Centre, Harrier Cl, Calne SN11 9UT

Speakers:Simon Brooks, Natalie Jones and Jill Homersley

Review of JIC medications, syringe pumps, MAR chart prescribing and opioid conversions

Update on best use of medications and other treatments

Finding ways of addressing common problems and obstacles around end of life care

Session 2

Wednesday 14th March 18.30-21.30

Beversbrook Medical Centre, Harrier Cl, Calne SN11 9UT

Speakers:Simon Brooks, Natalie Jones and Jill Homersley

Treatment escalation planning (TEP) and DNACPR

How to manage those difficult conversations

Communicating advance care plans across organisations

Background to Dorothy House Hospice

Dorothy House Hospice provides care and support to patients and their families in a community covering an area of 700 sq miles and over 550,000 people in Bath and North East Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. Respecting the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empowering them to choose the type of care they receive, whether they need it at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. Dorothy House has changed immeasurably since 1976 when founder Prue Dufour started a service based at her home in Bath to care for terminally ill patients in their community rather than in hospital. Although there have been many advancements and changes through the years from the hospice’s beginning to the current day our purpose has remained the same, to provide compassionate care to our community to enable those with lifelimiting illness to live well and die well. As a leading provider of high quality end of life care education, we work in partnership with others to provide responsive, innovative education, which challenges and influences the growth and transformation of care. Dorothy House’s education department has become well-established with a local, regional and national reputation for delivering a range of high quality health and social care programmes, ensuring the very best care is provided wherever and whenever it is needed.

Background to Wiltshire Community Educator Provider Network

A CEPN is a partnership of primary care organisations that coordinate education and workforce planning. They are commissioned by Health Education England and supported by the Academic Health Science Network. The CEPN Project Manager, Denise Moore, is based at Southgate House, Devizes and works with a steering group chaired by Dr Andrew Girdher.

CEPN key roles include:

  • Co-ordinating educational programmes
  • Supporting the training and development of the existing workforce
  • Sharing good practice
  • Linking practices with training initiatives outside of primary care

If you require any further information regarding the CEPN or these workshops please email