The  ‘Mayfly’ Advance Care Planning education and communication skills programme concentrates on supporting communication skills and advance care planning conversations.

‘Mayfly’ is a Future Care Planning education and communication skills programme that focuses on enhancing the skills and confidence of professionals delivering end of life care in all settings. It supports professionals to have difficult conversations around advance care planning. The ‘Mayfly’ programme has recently been developed to be delivered in an online format to ensure continued delivery during the pandemic and beyond.  ‘Mayfly’ is suitable for all staff, clinical and non-clinical, who support people receiving palliative and end of life care.

Mayfly training is offered by trained education facilitators through the education hubs in the North West. Please contact the hub in your area for courses.

Lancs & South Cumbria Hubs

West Lancs Hub – Queenscourt Hospice, Terence Burgess Education Centre  Upcoming Courses at TBEC – Queenscourt Hospice

Fylde Coast Hub – Blackpool Hospital/Trinity Hospice Email:

Central Lancs Hub – St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston

South Cumbria Hub – St Mary’s Hospice Education – St Marys Hospice

Cheshire & Merseyside Hubs

Wirral Hub – Wirral St John’s Hospice offered to staff in Wirral area

Cheshire West Hub – End Of Life Partnership (EoLP) education index page Education and Training | The End of Life Partnership (

EoLP Mayfly training link Mayfly Advance Care Planning and Communication Skills Course | The End of Life Partnership (

The North West Coast Learning Collaborative has also developed Standards and Guidelines for the provision of Advanced and Key Communication Skills Training to help assure the quality of advanced and key levels communication skills training delivered across the region.