Clinical Management Health and Social Care Special interest events

End of Life and Learning Disabilities

Mandy Elliot
Mandy Elliot

This study day is fully funded as part of the joint Dementia Strategy with West Sussex County Council and West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group.


13th July 2022 09.15 – 14.15

14th September 2022 09.15 – 14.15

10th January 2023 09.15 – 14.15

Price: Free if you work in West Sussex or £80 (both to include all course materials)

Where: Virtually via Microsoft Teams

‘People with learning disabilities experience increased levels of health inequality compared with the general population and, in end of life care, many die without having their individual preferences met, despite carers articulating these needs to those providing professional care’’ Graham (2020)

This virtual study day is to explore all aspects of end of life and leaning disabilities, including key themes in bereavement, with the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the key ambitions in delivering high quality end of life care for people who have a learning disability and awareness of the NICE pathway
  • Explore the context of end of life care and learning disabilities
  • Exploration of breaking bad news and support in people with learning disabilities (including advance care planning)
  • Principles of symptom management in learning disabilities
  • Understand the key themes in bereavement and learning disabilities

It will also include signposting to resources available to health and social care professionals.

Suitable for health and social care professionals from all clinical settings wanting a broader understanding of this area.

This course will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams which can be booked below – please ensure that individual emails are supplied as we are unable to accept generic emails. After booking you will receive a joining link to the email address you have registered by the day before the event. This link is specific to the individual and we respectfully ask that this is not shared in anyway.

Please contact with any queries.