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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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UPCOMING CONFERENCE


Collaborating with Communities

2 May 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. 

Collaborating with Communities: Transforming End of Life Experiences Together

  • 02 May, 2024
  • One day conference
  • 10am to 4.30pm
  • 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
  • 10am to 4pm
  • St Christopher's CARE or Virtual

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.

Educational
courses

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.

Summer
School

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

Farah Demachkieh

Redefining professional identity; a journey of self-reflection and reconciliation

As a nurse who started her professional career in the emergency room as a bedside nurse and is currently working in palliative care in quality, training, research, managerial, and other aspects, understanding my professional identity has been a journey of self-reflection and several attempts of reconciliation of evolving professional responsibilities and personal values, beliefs, and […]
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Bereavement buddies

Collaborating with Communities: Transforming End of Life Experiences Together

With St Christopher’s next conference, Collaborating with Communities: Transforming End of Life Experiences Together, fast approaching, our Head of Community Action and Learning, Mary Hodgson, asks colleagues from across the sector to come and find out how to see local people and communities as supportive partners and activists at the end of life.
Read More Collaborating with Communities: Transforming End of Life Experiences Together
Peter Ellis

Responding to Marie Cooper “Do you feel safe in our care?” 

Peter Ellis- retired, chief executive, Richard House children’s hospice, East London I trained as a nurse in Sheffield qualifying in 1983. I completed the degree course at what was then Sheffield City Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University). My cohort (only 11 of us!) were the first students in this newly established degree programme. The programme […]
Read More Responding to Marie Cooper “Do you feel safe in our care?” 

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