September 2019 

Training offered by

St Nicholas Hospice Care

CPCN – Breathlessness and Anxiety Management training – offered by the Education Team, St Nicholas Hospice Care (facilitated by Rebecca Chapman, West Suffolk Hospital Physiotherapist) will be held on 24 September 2019 from 2 – 4pm at Stowlangtoft Hall NH, Stowlangtoft.  This is a FREE TO ATTEND session which includes refreshments.  Participants will receive a certificate which can be used for revalidation.
The course is suitable for health, social and voluntary care staff
with an interest in end-of-life care.
The session will cover spotting signs and symptoms, similarities of symptoms, strategies on how to deal with breathlessness and anxiety.
Bookings should be made through the St Nicholas web site or enquiries to: the Education Administrators on 01284 715596 or at


Gravetalk is an initiative to encourage people to think and talk about life, death, society, funerals and grief.  Through conversation, people are encouraged to interact with others in the group.

Date and time: Thursday 26 September, 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Venue: Bradbury Green, St Nicholas Hospice Care, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QY
Fee: Free to attend, refreshments included



Please find attached details of two free training sessions focusing on activities for people with dementia that we have organised in October and November this year.

The training is delivered in conjunction with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA). The purpose is to support those who co-ordinate activities as part of their role with improved knowledge that will enable them to better support people with dementia to ‘enjoy spending time purposefully and enjoyably doing things that bring them pleasure and meaning’.

Places on both courses are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please direct any further enquiries you may have to:  

Adam Baker

Strategic Lead for Physical Activity

Public Health Suffolk, Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX

T: 01473 260821

M: 07894 598296





Details of Understanding and Managing respiratory conditions training sessions are taking place throughout 2019. Please note these are identical educational sessions on different dates to provide an opportunity for as many staff to attend as possible. To book a place please email:

Information issued by the Care Homes Team, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk & West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Dates and Venues

26 September 2019

Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH


9 October 2019

Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Rd, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EE

Please note these are identical educational sessions on different dates to provide an opportunity for as many staff to attend as possible.  Places are limited therefore please book ASAP. 

Diabetic Training

Diabetic Foot Screening  course (including competency assessment) 3.5 hours

Thursday 24 October 2019, Bury St Edmunds 1.30pm

If you have any queries regarding diabetic training, please contact: 

Lynne Reedman

Service Lead

DUET diabetes Ltd

01799 584178 / 07443 659985