Education and Training

Educating our staff and volunteers, fellow healthcare professionals and the community

We provide a diverse programme of evidence and practice-based healthcare education and training. We are all committed to the ideal that provision of good healthcare education is central to good palliative care.

Provided by experts from within the hospice and outside, our training incorporates taught theory, reflection, group work, participation and discussion.

2018/19 Clinical Education Programme 

Download the 2018/19 Clinical Education Programme here, or click on a course below to download the flyer to find out more.

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Communication Courses

Working with Loss and the SAGE & THYME Foundation Level workshop

This course is divided into two parts. The morning session gives the participant an opportunity to explore how individuals respond to loss and change and the afternoon session is a 3 hour SAGE & THYME foundation workshop designed to train staff to listen and respond to individuals who are distressed or concerned.

Please contact for details on the three-hour afternoon course.

Complex Discussions in End of Life Care

To provide an opportunity to explore the puzzles you will have experienced in your clinical work and develop new strategies for addressing these challenges.
Please note Course Requirement: Having some form of difficult or complex conversations in end of life care within job role is essential.

Speaking Out Course

This course aims to equip people (with personal experience of End of Life Care) with the skills, information and confidence to speak out about their experience and why a campaign to break the taboo around dying, death and bereavement is so important.

Supporting Difficult Conversations for Non-clinicians

To provide a set of skills to enable you to respond to difficult conversations effectively and with empathy

Health & Well-Being Courses

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

The practice of Mindfulness allows us to become more awake to the present moment, providing a way to experience yourself and the world around you with non-judgemental awareness.

Engaging Mindfully: Let it Be

The short day will serve as an introduction to those new to meditation and a practice day for those who have some knowledge and experience of the practice. We will guide you gently through the day.

Resilience Workshop

This workshop aims to provide you with the tools and techniques to help develop resilience for your journey through life. Resilience is the ability to tolerate, cope with and overcome adverse events or stress, and to learn, grow and develop as a result of these.



Palliative Care Courses

Putting Ambitions into Action

To enhance knowledge and skills within Palliative and End of Life Care for those working in the community setting that are regularly managing patients in this
area of care.

Embedding the Five Priorities of Care

To provide the knowledge and establish ways of embedding the Five Priorities of Care for the dying person.

Domiciliary Care Supporting those at End of Life

To enable Domiciliary Care workers to provide care of the highest quality and develop and shape services for the future.

Namaste Care Programme for your Care Home

This course is designed to support you in the setting up of the Namaste Care Programme in your home to care for the well-being of people with advanced dementia at the end of their lives. It is a structured care programme integrating compassionate nursing care with meaningful, individualised activities.

Six Steps to Success Programme for Nursing Homes

The Six Steps to Success programme has been developed to enhance End of Life Care through facilitating organisational change, and supporting staff to develop their roles around End of Life Care.


Nurse Provision and Role Enhancing Courses

Syringe Driver Training

This 2 hour training session updates your existing knowledge to safely practice and explore the reasons for setting up and managing a patient requiring a syringe driver.

Verification of Expected Death (VoED) Training

To provide the skills and knowledge for recognising death, the process for anticipating an expected death and knowing when not to verify death.

Discussions and Decision Making for uDNACPR

To increase confidence and competence in making and communicating these decisions with patients and/or relatives.

Link Nurse Group

These Link Nurse Group Meetings are an opportunity to meet other professionals working within Palliative and End of Life Care (EOLC), consisting of an education session and supervision from
qualified and experienced professional healthcare practitioners.

Bespoke Courses

To discuss details of our Bespoke Courses, please contact

Bespoke Courses

Contact Us

For further details about our latest courses or to book a place please email or

call us on 023 9223 8535