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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.


Verification of Expected Adult Death (VOEAD)

This study day will provide an overview of how to verify an expected adult death.

Please bring a stethoscope for the practical session.

The course provides a certificate of attendance.  Full competency will need to be gained within the student’s own clinical setting and is the individual professional’s responsibility to complete.

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020: 9.30am – 4pm 

Cost: £80 per delegate – light lunch provided

Who should attend: Registered nurses with current NMC registration

For more information, please download the attached poster

An Overview of End of Life Care for Registered Nurses – Five Day Course

The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for registered nurses working in all care settings to consider the principles and philosophy of palliative care for people at the end of life.

Dates: Wednesday 1 April  / Friday 15 May / Thursday 11 June / Tuesday 7 July / Thursday 3 September 2020 
Time: 9.30am to 4pm 

Cost: £350 per delegate

Who should attend: Registered nurses from all clinical settings

For more information, please download the attached poster


Recognising Dying

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.

Date: Monday 24 February 2020: 9.30am to 12.30pm 

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 from all clinical settings

For more information, please download the attached poster


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 and participants are given a presentation handout with supportive references for further reading.

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

A sandwich lunch is provided FREE of charge and you do not have to book or reserve a place. We look forward to seeing you!

Date: Friday 27th March 2020
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm at St Barnabas House

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.

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