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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 ACP – Level 2

Sage & Thyme ACP® is a Level 2 communication skills workshop suitable for senior staff working at Band 6 and above (e.g. GPs, healthcare staff, social workers, lawyers) who have experience of advance care planning/end of life care/Gold Standards Framework.

This 3.5 hour workshop will focus on effective communications skills that help to open an advance care planning conversation.  The structure provides a consultation guide as concerns and issues are disclosed.

Dates: Monday 25 November 2019: 1pm – 4.30pm

Cost: FREE to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area. Funded by NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

£60 to those working outside the CCG area.

 For more information, please download the attached poster

Understanding the principles of Advance Care Planning

This study morning will provide an opportunity to explore the concept of Advance Care Planning (ACP). It will consider the importance of effective communication and explore the potential barriers and benefits to ACP.

This will be based on the fundamental principles of the Mental Capacity Act and the related legislation.

Date: Monday 25 November 2019: 9.30am – 12.30pm 

SAGE & THYME® ACP Level 2 runs in the afternoon on the same day

Cost: FREE to those working in the Coastal West Sussex area. Funded by NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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

For more information, please download the attached poster

Caring for People with Dementia at the End of Life

This study day will focus on the importance of person-centred care for people with dementia towards the end of life

  • Exploring the practicalities of caring for people at the end of life with an emphasis on person centred care.
  • A focus on exploring how music has the capacity to influence memory and help the person escape the isolation of dementia.
  • A reflection of ‘true stories’ – the importance of supporting family members, friends and carers and valuing their crucial role will be discussed.
Date: Thursday 5 December 2019 – 9.30am to 4pm 

Who should attend: All healthcare professionals from all clinical settings

Cost: £80 (light lunch provided)

For more information, please download the attached poster

We have now launched our 2019/20 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 2019/20 Education Programme calendar and brochure are now available in the ‘more details’ section of this page. When you are ready to book simply complete our booking form.

Online booking form

Sage & Thyme Level 1 & Level 2 Bookings

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

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.

Education Team course
Education Team June 2019