Join us this March for our free, two-part virtual educational events on managing difficult conversations.

In part one on 14th March, we’ll be exploring best practice when it comes to breaking bad news, how to break the barrier of people being resistant to having conversations around palliative care, and how to have conversations with patients and their loved ones on end of life and support for dying well. We’ll also be discussing whose responsibility it is to have these conversations.

In part two on 21st March, we’ll discuss how to manage conversations around depression and anxiety. We’ll share guidance on opening up conversations around spirituality and sex and relationships and tips on supporting patients with these. We’ll also explore how to talk to children about cancer, and how to open up conversations around finance.

These events should give you ideas, tips and techniques to give you the confidence in having these difficult conversations with your patients and their loved ones.

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Part one – 14th March 2024


  • 09.00 – 09.15: Introduction and overview – Jeni Jones, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK 
  • 09.15 – 09.30: Lived experience – Nicola Allen
  • 09.30 – 09.40: Whose responsibility is it to have these conversations? – Nicci Murphy, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK 
  • 09.40 – 10.10: Breaking bad news – Phil Whelan, Pancreatic Nurse Consultant, Liverpool University Hospital 
  • 10.10 – 10.20: Break
  • 10.20 – 11.20: Palliative care and end of life – Dr James Davies, Palliative Medicine Consultant, City Hospice Cardiff
  • 11.20 – 11.40: Panel Q&A 
  • 11.40 – 11.45: Close 

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Part two – 21st March 2024


  • 09.00 – 09.10: Introduction – Nicci Murphy, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK 
  • 09.10 – 09.45: Depression and anxiety – Dr Anna Taylor, Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
  • 09.45 – 10.05: Spirituality – The Revd Susan van Beveren, Head of Pastoral & Spiritual Support, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • 10.05 – 10.25: Sex and relationships – Dr Isabel White, Psychosexual Therapist & Director of Clinical Service Improvement, Perci Health Ltd
  • 10.25 – 10.30: Break
  • 10.30 – 10.50: Talking to children about cancer – Dr Caroline Leek, Director, Fruit Fly Collective 
  • 10.50 – 10.55: Finance – Nicci Murphy, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK 
  • 10.55 – 11.15: Panel Q&A 
  • 11.15 – 11.20: Close 

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Who is this event series for?

This session is suitable for all health professionals who are responsible for breaking bad news or having conversations with their pancreatic cancer patients and their families around palliative care, end of life, depression and anxiety, spirituality or sex and relationships. This is also suitable for students.


What platform will the sessions be hosted on? 

These events will be held on Zoom Webinar. After you book, you will receive an email via Zoom with the joining details. You can join on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – any device with an internet connection. 

If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also dial in from a standard telephone. 

Will I receive a certificate of attendance? 

Everyone who joins the sessions live on the day will get access to their certificate of attendance upon filling in the feedback form. Certificates are only available to live attendees. 

Will the session be recorded? 

Yes – where the speakers are happy to be recorded. After the events, we will email all registrants with a link to the recording and presentation slides. So if you’re unable to join the live session(s), you will be able to catch up at a later date. For the best experience, we recommend joining live. 

Do I need to attend both sessions?

It isn’t a requirement to attend both sessions but we recommend attending both where possible in order to get a full understanding and knowledge of managing a range of difficult conversations. When you book your place, you’ll have the option to book onto one or both of the events.

How do I register?

All you need to do is click the link below and fill in the Zoom registration form. You’ll have the option to book onto both parts or just one part. You’ll then receive an automatic email via Zoom with the joining details. 

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