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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 – Communication Skills

The SAGE & THYME® Online workshop teaches:

  • A memorable structured approach for getting into and out of a conversation
  • How to empower patients/carers/anyone who is worried or distressed
  • Communication skills that are evidence-based

Date: Thursday 5 November 2020

Time: 9.30am – 12.15pm

Venue: Virtual via Microsoft Teams: The workshop lasts 2h 45min and is interactive: group work in breakout rooms, presentation, discussion and demonstration films

Cost:  This training is free of charge to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area

Swap Shop – “Emotional Labour….. what’s it all about?”

Swap Shop is open to doctors, nurses, social workers and all health and social care professionals from all clinical settings.

The aim of Swap Shop is to focus on a specific palliative care topic. It runs as a 40 minute presentation.

There will be an opportunity for discussion and it is hoped that participants will informally ‘swap’ and exchange ideas to enhance their clinical practice.

If you would like a place, please email the Education Team and you will be sent a link to join the virtual session via Microsoft Teams together with joining instructions.

We look forward to seeing you!

Date: Thursday 12th November 2020

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Cost: Free of charge

Understanding the Principles of Advance Care Planning

This study morning can be used as a refresher for the principles of Advance Care Planning or to enhance your knowledge base.

Advance care planning has received a higher profile and, more discussion due to covid-19 but, it is vital to understand all parts of this important process (legal and non-legal).  Similarly, we all have a role to play in facilitating this process to the best of our abilities on our behalf of each of our patients.  This study session will explore the role of ReSPECT and its context within Advance Care Planning.

We will be using different mediums to discuss death and dying so please be aware of the emotive side to this key workshop.

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2020

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

This course will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. After booking you will receive a joining link with instructions by the day before the event.

Cost: FREE to those working in the NHS West Sussex CCG.

Who should attend: all healthcare professionals in all clinical settings involved in ACP conversations

“Sharing knowledge and learning together”

We have just launched our 2020/21 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.

We will not be publishing a brochure this year, but we have produced a flyer detailing all of our External courses for 2020-21.   If you require any additional information about any of the courses, please contact the Education team, contact details are available in the ‘more details’ section of this page. When you are ready to book simply complete our booking form.

All face to face courses and study days are held at St Barnabas House; please be assured we are adhering to government guidance with regard to maintaining social distancing and hygiene arrangements.  Virtual sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Online booking form

Sage & Thyme Level 1 Bookings

Please Note: We need you to complete a different form to attend the Sage & Thyme course:

Research and Innovation

We aim to constantly review and improve our services and are committed to developing research and innovation in Palliative Medicine. Read and download our latest staff presentations given at a variety of conferences here.

St Barnabas House it taking part in a research study about COVID-19 called CovPall, more information on which can be found here.

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