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Improving Outcome Measurement - Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) workshops to advance clinical care and research.
Outcome measures in palliative care: Using the POS family of measures clinical and research workshops, 9th and 10th February 2017.
These workshops have been run in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and were very popular. Please book early to avoid disappointment, as places are limited. Pictures, tweets and feedback from the February 2015 workshop are now on this page. There is also an article on the CSI site here.
The next POS workshops will be taking place on 9th and 10th February 2017. Click here to book. We encourage attendees to book either for the Clinical day only (to understand clinical use of POS) or for both days (for research use of POS). Please note; we do not advise researchers to attend only the research day, as much useful information and training is provided on the clinical day, invaluable for research use of POS.
Registration fees (2017):
Bookings made before 31st December 2016
One day rate
Rate for both days
Student rate and those with an income less than £25,000.


Standard rate.
Bookings made after 1st January 2017
One day rate
Rate for both days
Student rate and those with an income less than £25,000.


Standard rate.
The Outcome Measurement Workshops are held at King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute (London, United Kingdom).
POS is a validated outcome measure which is widely used in palliative care in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and America. POS is free to use.
These highly interactive workshops are aimed at all professionals in palliative and end-of-life care such as clinicians (nurse, physiotherapists, psychologists, allied health professionals, oncologists, GP, physicians), social workers, researchers, managers, commissioners and educators.
The workshops are highly relevant for professionals working in a wide range of settings (hospice, primary and secondary care, care homes, community care, specialist palliative care, social care). If you are already using or planning to use or implement POS or similar outcome measures these workshops will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills.
The workshops combine theory and hands-on exercises. You also have the opportunity to tailor this training to your needs, by choosing the most relevant group training session on Friday 10th February, booking your place for both days is highly cost effective and can be reserved online. During the workshop you will be able to share issues relevant to your organisation as well as learning from the other attendees experience and challenges.
The workshops are facilitated by leading experts from the Cicely Saunders Institute including Professor Irene Higginson, Dr Richard Harding, Dr Fliss Murtagh and many others, as well as Professor Claudia Bausewein from Ludwig-Maximillian University in Germany.
Thursday 09 February 2017: Clinician training day (programme)
class photo Day one is designed to enable outcome measurement in clinical scenarios. An opportunity to:
  • To be introduced to Outcome measures and the POS family of measures
  • Explore different ways of using the POS family of measures, understanding the role that they can play in improving the quality, efficiency and availability of palliative care
  • Hear experiences of using outcome measurement in clinical practice from an international perspective
  • Be trained in using the various POS family of measures and examine how the use of these outcome measures can demonstrate the effects on your service and reporting of data
  • Hear about the latest IT developments and showcase of integrated data reporting on clinical systems
Friday 10 February 2017: Researcher training day (programme)
Day Two is focussed on the use of POS in research. An opportunity to:
  • Review the latest POS family scientific developments including their validity and reliability
  • Discuss and review the latest findings generated from research involving the POS family of measures including work developing tools for dementia patients, as well as Renal and Neurological conditions, and Heart Failure patients
  • Discuss and shape future scientific development of the POS family of measures analysing data; to be used in research and translation and cultural adaptations in Africa

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