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.

2018 Education Programme 

Download the 2018 Course Programme here, or click on a course below to find out more. Provided by experts from within the hospice and outside, our training incorporates taught theory, reflection, group work, participation and discussion.

You can either apply online using the buttons below or:

Palliative and End of Life Care training

Complex Discussions in End of Life Care
Dates: 5,12, 19,26 Sept, 1.30-4.30pm
(All four dates must be attended)
Fee: £200pp

Putting Ambitions into Action
Dates: 9 Oct & 16 Nov, 9.15am-4pm
(All dates must be attended)
Fee: £50pp

Syringe Driver Training
Dates: 11 Sep, 23 Oct or 27 Nov. 2-4pm
Fee: £25pp

Discussions and Decision Making for uDNACPR
Dates: Fri 24 November, 9am-4.30pm
Fee: Free for Southern Health NHS Trust & Solent NHS Trust staff, otherwise £80pp

Link Nurse Group Meetings
Dates: 15 Nov, 1.30pm-4pm

Nursing and Care Homes training

Six Steps to Success Programme
Dates: Dates and times negotiated and delivered over a period of 9-12 months
Fee: Free at point of delivery. Work is commissioned by Portsmouth City Council.

Embedding the Five Priorities of Care for the Dying Person
Dates: 24 Sep, 29 Oct, 9.30am-4.30pm
(All dates must be attended)
Fee: £60pp

Namaste Care Programme
Dates: TBC
Fee: £250 for 3 members of staff

Domiciliary Care training

Domiciliary Care: Supporting Those at the End of Life
Dates: 8 October, 9.30am-4pm
Fee: £25pp

Bespoke Training
Rowans Hospice Bespoke Courses are adaptable for different health and social care settings and the needs of the service.

Health & Well-Being Study Days & Courses

Resilience Course
Dates: TBC
Fee: £80pp

Working with Loss (Sage & Thyme)
Dates: 5 November, 1.30-4.30pm
Fee: £40pp

Speaking Out Course
Dates: TBC
Fee: £25pp

Contact Us

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

call us on 023 9223 8535