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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.


Sage & Thyme Level 1

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018 – 9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: This training is free of charge to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area as it is funded by NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group.
Who should attend: it is open to all levels of health and social care staff.

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?

Download the poster for more information.

Recognising Dying

Date: Tuesday 30 October: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: FREE to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area.
Who should attend: all healthcare professionals from all clinical settings.

This study session will raise awareness of the need to identify possible reversible conditions at the end of life and develop an understanding of the barriers to recognising dying.

Download the poster for more information.

A Different Ending

Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018.  9.30am – 4.00pm
Cost: £80 per delegate.
Who should attend: all levels of health and social care staff.

This study day will provide an opportunity for us to work together to explore how everyone should have the same access to high quality, personalised care at the end of their lives, regardless of their diagnosis, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or social circumstances.

Download the poster for more information.

We have now launched our 2018/19 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 2018/19 Education Programme calendar and brochure are now available 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.

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”.