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The Centre for Awareness and Response to End of Life Care
at St Christopher’s

St Christopher’s CARE is a state-of-the-art community and learning centre. Through professional learning and community training, we can provide the knowledge and skills to support you to explore living with dying and bereavement.

Our three-story centre incorporates a number of flexible learning spaces, including a lecture theatre, library (with free resources), digital support area, skills lab, bright meeting rooms and a fabulous roof garden.

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The Case for Contemplative Care

1 March at St Christopher’s CARE

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Our conferences

Join St Christopher’s, and a host of expert speakers, for our essential one and two day conferences where you can strengthen your palliative care knowledge, discover the latest research and learn new practical skills.

These learning events are delivered at our state-of-the-art education centre in Sydenham South East London, as well as online. 

The Case for Contemplative Care

  • 01 Mar, 2024
  • One day conference
  • 10am - 4.45pm
  • St Christopher's CARE

From practical techniques to philosophical insights, delve into the heart of contemplative practices at this one day conference

Collaborating with Communities: Transforming End of Life Experiences Together

  • 02 May, 2024
  • One day conference
  • St Christopher's CARE

Looking at community power to support people at end of life

Heart Failure Conference 2024

Improving palliative care for people with advancing heart failure

  • 19 Jun, 2024
  • One day conference
  • St Christopher's CARE

Opportunities for integration and collaboration

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Free events for those working in South East London from
St Christopher’s and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

  • Approximately 1 hour

On demand module suitable for all nurses

Introduction to the Principles of Palliative Care

Introduction to the Principles of Palliative Care

  • Approximately 30 minutes

On demand module suitable for all health and social care professionals

Sensitive Conversations

Sensitive Conversations

  • Approximately 45-60 minutes

On demand module suitable for all health and social care professionals

HELP is a partnership between St Christopher’s Hospice and Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice providing high quality training in end of life care for health and social care professionals

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Looking for a career in Healthcare?

We offer a range of opportunities to make sure the healthcare heroes of tomorrow, have the chance to learn and thrive today.


We offer a comprehensive programme of education and training courses covering a range of subjects related to palliative and end of life care.

Professional shadowing

If you’re a postgraduate student, or have recently qualified, we offer opportunities for short-term professional shadowing and observational visits.

Student placements*

If you’re an undergraduate student on a course where a clinical placement is required, speak to your tutor or the placement coordinator about applying to come to here.


This five-day course could be the springboard to your future career. Open to students aged 16-19 in July each year.

*Please note that unfortunately we are unable to offer student placements of any type to anyone aged 15 and under.

Learn with CARE

Learn with CARE is our pedagogical framework which guides and shapes all aspects of teaching and learning at St Christopher’s CARE. It is underpinned by secure and positive relationships that are built and nurtured over time.

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We value ongoing dialogue and feedback, before, during and after the learning takes place.

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We pride ourselves on delivering content that is current, up-to-date and looks to the future.

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We challenge our learners to think differently about topics and invite them to challenge us, our assumptions and our thinking.

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Our delivery draws on learners’ experiences as a strength to enrich the learning for everyone.

Latest news

St Christopher’s CARE is in partnership with ehospice, who offer palliative care news, views and inspiration from around the world

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