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Prostate cancer charity offers free study days to nurses

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Prostate Cancer UK is working with a specialist cancer training centre to offer free courses on treatment and support for men living with prostate cancer

A leading specialist cancer training centre has teamed up with a charity to offer free study days for nurses working with men who have prostate cancer.

The courses, sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK, are aimed at nurses and allied health professionals and will take place at The Royal Marsden School, London.

Training on offer includes a study day designed to boost healthcare professionals’ confidence in discussing men’s concerns about sex and relationships.

Training days on this topic, which will also give nurses the chance to learn about the kind of supportive interventions available, will take place on 21 June and 16 November.

Another one-day course will focus on support for men living with advanced stages of prostate cancer and their families.

The training on 14 September will cover treatment pathways and symptom management, as well as advanced care planning and communication skills.

The school will also host workshops exploring the psychological impact of prostate cancer on 12 and 13 July.

The first will cover generic issues while the second will have a more specialist focus on counselling. Both will feature opportunities to troubleshoot challenging situations.

“We are delighted to have worked collaboratively with Prostate Cancer UK to develop these exciting courses,” said Dr Catherine Wilson, head of The Royal Marsden School.

“The academic team at the school are highly qualified and experienced and delegates can be assured of skilled facilitations and an excellent learning experience.”

Places are limited so nurses and allied health professionals are advised to book in advance.

To apply for a study day or to receive more information click here. Alternatively, call 020 7808 2900 or email school@rmh.nhs.uk

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