Palliative Care Champions Working with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, the Hospice Clinical Governance and Practice Development Department has successfully established a Palliative Care Champions Network which facilitates the sharing of palliative care knowledge, skills and experience across the whole of Ayrshire. The Network is open to all members of the multi-disciplinary team providing health and social care across Ayrshire and Arran. As a partner organisation, membership is free for staff in NHS Ayrshire and Arran, however, Care Homes are required to pay a small annual membership fee. Membership of the network provides the following benefits: Access to bi-monthly Palliative Care Champion sessions Location of the meetings rotates between the Hospice and an NHS venue Sharing of best practice and policies Anyone in a participating Care Home can take advantage of the reduced rates - attendance is not limited to the named Palliative Care Champion(s) A 50% reduction in hospice course and study days Up to date and current information on local and national developments in palliative and end of life issues Annual Fee for 2018/2019 = £75. Please visit our courses to view outlines for courses developed specifically for care homes. If you are interested in joining this initiative and wish further information please contact the Education Dept on 01292 294408 or download our Registration Form 2018-2019.