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Education Programme

Our Education Department is an important part of the hospice, offering education to those involved in care services such as palliative care and end of life care, either here at the hospice or in hospital, within the community or perhaps the patient’s own home.


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Date: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Time: 09:30 – 16:00

This study day will provide an opportunity for all non-clinical staff to gain a greater insight into how people are cared for at the end of life.

Who should attend: All non-clinical staff, receptionists, administrators, housekeeping staff, volunteers, in fact everyone that supports the care of a person from a non-clinical perspective in any care setting.

Cost: £60 per delegate, a light lunch will be provided.

Download more information about this course.

Artistry in Action (Working alongside the Artist-in-Residence)

Date: Monday 2nd July 2018 
Time: 09:30 – 16:00

This study day will consider how being creative, in whatever format, may bring pleasure to people at the end of life.

Who should attend: all health and social care professionals.

Cost: £60 per delegate, a light lunch will be provided.

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Summer School (for young adults 16-19)

Date: 30th July – 3rd August 2018
Closing date for applications now Friday 1st June 2018

Come and join us to learn about health and social care, observing who delivers the care and how it can make a real difference to peoples lives.  This course will provide an opportunity to spend time with different professionals considering their roles.  You will learn about how the care they deliver directly impacts on the person they are caring for until the end of their life and the support their family/friends receive.

This is your chance to begin to explore a career in health and social care and just take a glimpse at how rewarding it could be.

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We have now launched our 2017/18 Education Programme, which aims to promote the best possible care for our patients and support for their family and friends.

The programme is put together following discussion with patients, carers and professionals, to ensure that our teaching sessions match the needs of those receiving and those giving the care.

Our 2017/18 Education Programme calendar and brochure can be found in the downloads section to the right hand side of this page.

When you are ready to book simply complete our form.

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Contact the Education Team

If you have any questions, please contact the Education Team via telephone on 01903 706356, email education@stbh.org.uk or fill out our enquiry form found here.

Six Steps + programme 2017-18

This link is intended for participants of the Six Steps + programme only www.sixsteps.net Click into Care Homes only to access resources required for your course.

Debbie’s film

The St Barnabas Education Team recently showed Debbie’s film to two groups of nurses during one of our teaching sessions at the hospice. The film tells the story of Debbie, who has advanced Parkinson’s disease, and was created with our Artist-in-Residence.

Both groups of nurses viewed the film with great interest and discussed the various issues it raised for the person with the illness and for themselves. These included, for example, discrimination against disability, assumptions and judgement making, managing expectations, ‘seeing the person beyond the disease’, the ability to be free and to make decisions, the meaning of spirituality, the power of music, medication issues and making some sense of the concept of ‘resilience’.

You can watch the film here:

Debbie’s story and film were also presented at the NAPCE (National Association of Palliative Care Educators) Conference in December 2017 in Leeds where it won the Frances Sheldon Poster Award in recognition of the best initiative to support the theme of the conference which was “Inclusivity in Palliative Care Education: Discerning or Discriminating”.