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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.


First on the Scene… Responding to 999 Calls for End of Life Care

Date: Previously 23 March – NOW Wednesday 13 June
Time: 09:30 – 16:00

A study day for ambulance crews.

Who should attend: Paramedic and Ambulance Crews.

Cost: FREE, this course has been funded by NHS Health England working across Kent, Surrey and Susses (HEEKSS). Light lunch provided.

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Overview of End of Life Care for Registered Nurses (Five Day Course)

Date: Thursday 26 April, Wednesday 9 May, Thursday 21 June, Wednesday 18 July and Tuesday 11 September 2018 
Time: 09:30 – 16:00

Who should attend: registered nurses from all clinical settings.

Cost: £300. Light lunch provided.

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Sage & Thyme Level 1 (Additional Course)

Date: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Time: 09:30 – 12:30

Do you know how to talk to someone who is worried or distressed? Are you able to have difficult conversations with patients, their carers and families?

Open to all levels of health and social care staff.

Cost: FREE of charge to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area.

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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.

Online booking form

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”.