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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

The workshop lasts for 2hr 45min and is interactive: group work in breakout rooms, presentation, discussion and demonstration films.

Date: Wednesday 28 July & Thursday 26 August 2021

Time: 9.30am – 12.15pm

This course will be held virtually via Zoom. 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 area. Funded by NHS West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

 £60 to those working outside the CCG area

“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.

Education Team Photo - April 2021
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