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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.


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Swap Shop – Motor Neurone Disease Awareness and the role of the MNDA

Date: Monday 21 January 2019: 12.30pm to 13.30pm

The aim of Swap Shop is to focus on a specific palliative care topic. It runs as a forty minute presentation along with a light lunch 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.

Who should attend: doctors, nurses, social workers and all health and social care professionals

The sessions are FREE, you do not have to book. A light lunch is provided.

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Certificate in End of Life Care for HCAs – 6.5 day course –  QCF (26 credits: Level 3)

Date: First date Wednesday 23 January 2019 – see poster for further dates.  9.30am to 4.00pm

This course will provide an excellent opportunity for health and social care support workers from all clinical backgrounds, hospital, care home, hospice and the community to gain a greater understanding of caring for  people at the end of life. Health and social care support workers play a critical role in providing people with comfort and this course will help you to explore the different aspects of end of life care.

Who should attend: Health and social care support workers from all care settings

Cost: £500. This cost does not cover the optional accreditation 

The award is optional, delegates can attend for the knowledge and certificate of attendance without the accreditation if they so wish.

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Hydration at the End of Life

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

This study session is set against the background of the NICE guidance on ‘Care of the dying adult in the last days of life’ (2015) and its focus on maintaining hydration. It will provide an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of some of the key aspects of hydration for the person at the end of their life and consider current evidence. This will include exploring issues related to clinically assisted hydration and the potential ethical scenarios based on current guidelines.

Who should attend:  all healthcare professionals from all clinical settings

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

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Understanding Frailty NEW

Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Around 10% of people aged over 65 years have frailty, rising to between 25% and 50% of those aged over 85 years.  They are the highest users of services across health and social care and have the highest levels of unplanned admissions to hospital. This issue has gained much prominence nationally and within Coast West Sussex. This half day study day is to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of this important syndrome.

Who should attend: all healthcare professionals in all clinical settings

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

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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

PLEASE NOTE: Sage & Thyme Level 1 & Level 2 Bookings

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

Click here to download Sage & Thyme Level 1 form

Click here to download Sage & Thyme Level 2 form

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.

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.