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Developments in education

Tina Greatorex Lead Nurse Cancer Services and Nurse Specialist Oncology (Lung), Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals NHS Trust
Angela Cresswell Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals NHS Trust
Pat Hirst Clinical Nurse Specialist Palliative Care (Care Homes), Macmillan Support and Liaison Service, Castleford and Normanton District Hospital
Pam Kirk Regional Clinical Standards Advisor, Northern and Yorkshire Regional Office, Durham Science Park
Della Barker , Macmillan Oncology and Haematology Nurse Specialist, Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospital NHS Trust

This article describes the setting up and running of an education programme which provides short courses for registered staff and healthcare support workers in an effort to develop professional networks across disciplines. These courses aim to reduce the theory-practice gap and help attendees to improve their patient care. Evaluation has shown that the majority of attendees have found the programme to be a success.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 1, 4, 26-30. doi: 10.7748/cnp2002.

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