St Christopher’s Information Hub

Supporting UK hospices to achieve their full potential as local education and training delivery partners

Sally GarbettInformation Hub

Welcome to the Information Hub

Information and advice on Apprenticeships and vocational workforce developments for members of the Information Hub

To provide high quality end of life and wider healthcare requires a flexible, well trained and stable workforce. We need to find additional ways of attracting diverse groups to careers in healthcare, offering  progression and utilising Apprenticeships to provide debt free options into Nursing and other regulated healthcare roles.

It is increasingly important to develop our ability to “grow our own”, becoming less reliant on recruiting externally to fill vacancies from a shrinking pool of qualified staff.

Apprenticeships and other vocational developments offer us new opportunities and to optimise the benefits these bring and embed initiatives within our workforce development approaches requires a firm grasp of the detail. This is where the Information Hub can help.

The Information Hub replaces the National Hospice Education Collaborative which has provided advice and information through a grant for 2 years. We have completely revised the services offered and aim to be responsive to your individual queries, provide news and updates and have a resources section with information from a variety of sources so you can access it quickly and easily. We have developed good relationships with and have expert contributors from Awarding Organisations, HEIs and Providers and Health Care bodies.

St Christopher’s has been involved in the Apprenticeship reforms and Trailblazer groups since 2014 and the changes to every aspect of Apprenticeships and vocational education are unprecedented. Our sector faces great challenges but also many opportunities. We hope that the Information Hub will support our collective voice and empower our organisations to play an active role in future education and development of the workforce to deliver improved care.

Sally Garbett

Apprenticeship Lead and Vocational Programmes Manager, St Christopher’s Hospice

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About the Information Hub

Why does the Information Hub exist?

We are here to provide specific advice tailored to your needs for the clinical and non clinical workforce.   Whether you want to know what to look for when sourcing providers of Management Apprenticeships, need to understand the difference between the Assistant Practitioner and Nursing Associate Role, want to train staff in your shops or qualify assessors or simply want to clarify funding options, we can help.

We aim to put a lot of what you need in one place to save you time searching and to answer your questions “live”, so you can have meaningful discussions and get definitive answers.  Our aim is to offer flexible and easily accessible advice and information.

What does the Information Hub offer?

  • A monthly “Open Surgery” :  A live Q&A session to answer your questions and provide clarification
  • Member news and updates: Postings and information to alert you to developments and opportunities
  • Discounted webinars and training events: specifically developed to meet identified needs
  • FAQs: complied from the Open Surgery and webinars
  • Business opportunities: Collaborative  projects and consultancy opportunities open to Learning Hub members
  • Resources: Quick links to useful websites and search engines, qualification information, funding regulation, reports, guides to delivery and end of life care resources.

Fees and joining instructions

Number of staff in organisation Cost
0 – 100 £65 + vat = £78
100 – 250 £115 + vat = £138
250 and above £150 + vat = £180

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