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We do not currently have any events planned, however you can read about past events below. We have also recorded some of our events so that you can watch them in your own time – the videos are available under each event description.

Past Events
Demystifying Death Week 2022

2nd – 6th May 2022

Demystifying death week is about shining a light on death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. Events throughout the week will give people knowledge, skills and opportunities to plan and support each other through death, dying, loss and care.

This year NHSGGC ran 13 events across the week. Some events were recorded and you can watch them below.

You can read our Summary Report for the week.

Additional Resources:

Demystifying Death Week 2022 – Resource List

Demystifying Death Week 2022 – Carers Resource List

Demystifying Death Week 2022 Events

Taking Care of Yourself When Looking After Someone

Supporting other people can take its toll, and whilst it may be the last thing on our minds, taking time for ourselves is really important. Come along for an informal chat about some ways to help recharge and promote self-care.

This session was not recorded.

Death Cafe

Let’s break the taboo, and talk about Death! This event is an informal space to talk with others about something which affects us all…so boil the kettle, raid the biscuit tin and come and join the conversation!

Please note that this is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

This session was not recorded.

Having Conversations That Matter

This is an experiential workshop to give participants an easy way to start thinking about what’s important to them and those around them. This event is open to any member of staff working in Health and Social Care across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board Area. 

This session was not recorded.

Anticipatory Care Planning – An Introduction for Staff

Anticipatory Care Planning has benefits for everyone. It empowers people to tell us what really matters; it gives friends and family an opportunity to talk open and honestly; and it helps professionals to work with everyone to create the best care and treatment plans possible. During the session we will be looking at tools and resources we use across NHSGGC to help promote future planning, and how our systems work together to share information. ACP is everyone’s business, so make sure you know your role in the conversation.

You can watch the recording here:

Planning for The Future

When it comes to planning for the future, do you even know where to start? During this informal information session we will give you some ideas of things to think about and tools to help you plan, as well as telling you how this information can be shared with others so that everyone is in the know.

You can watch the recording here:

Preparing for Hospital – What You Need to Know

No one wants to go into hospital, but sometimes it is unavoidable. However there are some simple things we can do now, to try and make the experience less stressful for everyone.

Come along to learn about making “grab bags”, what paperwork to bring along and what the discharge process might look like. This event might be particularly useful for anyone supporting someone else and worried about what the future might look like.

You can watch the recording here:

What is Palliative Care?

When you think about palliative care, what is the first thing that comes to mind? “Terminal illness”? “End of life”? “Comfort Care”? Whilst all these things are true, palliative care is so much more than this. It is about improving the quality of life of anyone facing a life-limiting condition and can be beneficial at lots points during someone’s health journey. During this session, we will be busting some myths when it comes to Palliative Care and also exploring the support that the NHSGGC Specialist Palliative Care Team can provide both colleagues and patients.

Recording will be available shortly.

Power of Attorney / Making a Will

The legal parts of future planning can often be confusing, with lots of people not quite sure where to start. This session will explore how to get started with Power or Attorney and making a Will, and why both of these things are so important. There will also be an opportunity to put any questions you have to an expert. 

You can watch the part of the session about Power of Attorney here:

You can watch the part of the session about Wills here:

Anticipatory Care Planning Communication Skills Training

This is part of our usual training programme. The session helps staff reflect on the best way to incorporate ACP conversations into their everyday practice.

This session was not recorded.

For future dates please visit our ACP Training Hub

Anticipatory Care Planning and Treatment Escalation Plans

How can we help our on-call teams to do the right thing in the middle of the night – when faced with a deteriorating patient that they have never met? Sometimes intervening may be of no benefit or could cause distress but making that judgement can be very difficult. It is possible that there is a plan but accessing it may be a challenge. We will discuss the plans that may be available, how to find them, how to improve them and how to initiate them and have the conversation. Please note, this is a recording on a session which took place as part of NHSGGC’s Realistic Medicine Week in March 2022.

Recording will be available shortly.

What Happens When Someone is Dying

Dying is a normal process, but these days the process is often surrounded in mystery. Come along to learn more about what actually happens as someone approaches the end of their life and have an opportunity to talk to some experts.

This session was not recorded.

Seasons of Change – Spring Session 2022

An opportunity for staff to reflect on loss, grief and bereavement

Loss, grief, and bereavement are universal emotions.  Whilst death and dying is a natural part of life, during the past two years it is likely that many more people have been touched by experiences which may have triggered feelings associated with loss and change. 

To give staff an opportunity to reflect on both our collective and individual experiences, a new informal online event was created.  The intention was to create a space for staff to reflect and recharge.  There was no active participation necessary, rather staff are encouraged to listen and reflect on the various contemplative pieces (sessions will also have subtitles).   

Staff from across all parts of health and social care were encouraged to attend, including our colleagues in Care Homes, Primary Care and Third Sector.  

Sessions ran on MS Teams everyday during lunchtime of the week 16th-20th May 2022.

You can read our Summary Report for the session.

You can now watch the session in your own time.

Additional Resources:

Seasons of Change – Spring 2022 – Resource List

Carers Week 2022

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.

This year NHSGGC hosted 5 events as part of Carers Week 2022. We will also be highlighting how staff can help support carers and work with them as equal partners in care. Please follow @NHSGGCCarers on Twitter for all the latest updates.

You can read our Summary Report for the week.

Additional Resources:

Carers Week 2022 – Resource List

Taking Care of Yourself When Looking After Someone

Supporting other people can take its toll, and whilst it may be the last thing on our minds, taking time for ourselves is really important. Come along for an informal chat about some ways to help recharge and promote self-care.

This session was not recorded.

Death Cafe

Let’s break the taboo, and talk about Death! This event is an informal space to talk with others about something which affects us all…so boil the kettle, raid the biscuit tin and come and join the conversation!

Please note that this is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

This session was not recorded.

Having Conversations That Matter

This is an experiential workshop to give participants an easy way to start thinking about what’s important to them and those around them. This event is open to any member of staff working in Health and Social Care across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board Area. 

This session was not recorded.

Planning for The Future

When it comes to planning for the future, do you even know where to start? During this informal information session we will give you some ideas of things to think about and tools to help you plan, as well as telling you how this information can be shared with others so that everyone is in the know.

This was a repeat of the session run during Demystifying Death Week. You can watch it here:

Preparing for Hospital – What You Need to Know

No one wants to go into hospital, but sometimes it is unavoidable. However there are some simple things we can do now, to try and make the experience less stressful for everyone.

Come along to learn about making “grab bags”, what paperwork to bring along and what the discharge process might look like. This event might be particularly useful for anyone supporting someone else and worried about what the future might look like.

This was a repeat of the session run during Demystifying Death Week. You can watch it here: