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Certificate in Palliative Care

Course Information

Course Fees

  • Member - €600
  • Non-Member - €800

Develop the skillset, knowledge, and experience necessary to deliver effective palliative care in a primary care setting

Run jointly by the ICGP, the Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE, the course supports and encourages GPs to take a holistic and structured approach to caring for patients with life-limiting conditions. This is currently the only such course available in Ireland supporting and enabling GPs to develop their palliative care skills and competencies at Level 2 of the Palliative Care Model of Care.

Upon completion, GP participants will have improved knowledge and competences, along with confidence in responding to patients with palliative care needs.

Who is this course suitable for?

All registered GPs, GP Trainees and Practice Nurses who wish to increase their learning in Palliative Care.

How do I apply?

GP and GP Trainee registration - Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, 24 November 2023.
Please note, places are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Practice Nurses registration - This is a two-step registration process:

  1. Complete the expression of interest form by 5pm on Thursday, 12 October 2023
  2. Following closure of the expression of interest form an email with registration instructions will be issued, this registration must be completed by 5pm on Thursday, 19 October 2023

Course Duration

The course will commence on Saturday, 25 November 2023 and run until April 2024.

Course Director: Dr Aine Hale
Course Co-ordinator: Education Department, ICGP
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