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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.


Swap Shop – How can the use of art impact on communication and support?

Thursday 27 June 2019: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

The aim of the Swap Shop is to focus on a specific palliative care topic.  It runs as a 40 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 these sessions: doctors, nurses, social workers and all health and social care professionals.

Cost: FREE – you do not have to book.  A light lunch is provided. 


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – Critical Judgement and Decision Making

Date: Wednesday 17 July 2019: 9.30am – 4.00pm

This study day will provide an opportunity to critically consider what may influence clinical judgement and decision making in clinical practice. The relationship between clinical judgement, decision making and critical thinking will be explored. There will be a focus on working together to consider how we make decisions given the nature of the work we do caring for people at the end of life. Theoretical background and theories will be discussed and related to the reality of everyday clinical practice.

Who should attend these sessions: registered general nurses and doctors

Cost: £80.  A light lunch is provided. 

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An Introduction to Caring for People with Advanced Renal Disease –“Working Together to Provide the Best Care”

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2019 – 9.30am to 4.00pm

This study day will provide an overview of chronic kidney disease and its conservative management. There will be an emphasis on the importance of the different clinical teams working together to provide the best care possible for the person, with support for their family, friends and professional carers.

Who should attend: All health and social care professionals 

Cost: £80.  A light lunch is provided

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Compassion Awareness

Date: Thursday 4 July 2019 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

This study session will provide an opportunity for us all to work together to consider how we can realistically nurture the importance of ‘compassion’ in the care that we deliver, given the situations we work in.

Who should attend: all levels of health and social care staff such as social workers, doctors, nurses, health care assistants, porters, receptionists, volunteers, care workers and anyone who may come into contact with patients and their relatives or carers.

Cost:  £40.00 per delegate

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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 ‘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
St Barnabas House Education Team Brochure and Booking Form 2018-19
Education Team June 2019