CARE News Archives


Teach with CARE or don’t teach at all

Maaike Vandeweghe, Senior Educationalist at St Christopher's CARE shares her thoughts on how teaching can have a big influence on practice.


Sharing a passion for palliative care

Rosina is looking forward to sharing her passion for palliative care with health and social care assistants and home carers in Bromley.


Bridging the gap between practice and education

Maria shares her philosophy on teaching and learning and passion for palliative care

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How a former nurse’s death created a new community of professionals

What started as an informal appeal included in a 2020 Christmas card from Tyrrell to his friends and relatives, raised an astonishing £35,000.

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Telling Stories with the Museum of London

Ten people share their experiences of bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Palliative Discovery

Discover an online learning platform dedicated to specialist palliative care nurses

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Supporting better lives for older residents

Our ‘Better Lives, Better Endings’ resource suite helps extra-care teams provide better outcomes for residents during the last years of their life.

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Connecting to Cameroon

How our Fellowship Programme and Tour App impacts across the world

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From Frailty to Facing Death Creatively: A reflection

We welcomed 150 people to our first two in-person conferences at St Christopher's CARE.

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Andrew Goodhead joins as CARE Visiting Lecturer

Having worked at St Christopher’s for almost two decades, Rev Andrew Goodhead, brings a wealth of experience to his new role as a Visiting Lecturer.


Meet Sergio Damaso, our new visiting lecturer

Sergio has the knowhow to make the most of Knowhow

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The Lantern Model of Nursing

November webinar announced for our new model of nursing dedicated to palliative and end of life care

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Taking me out of my comfort zone

Inspired by the Lantern Model

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Improving the learning experience

Meet Matt and find out how he’s taking our education offer to the next level

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Finding new perspectives

Meet Emma and discover her plans to help people overcome hospice hesitancy…

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London Ambulance and St Christopher’s Online Learning

St Christopher’s have joined forces with London Ambulance Service

Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life a ‘huge shift’ for St Christopher’s

Joint Chief Executive Shaun O’Leary was featured on US podcast The Heart of Hospice earlier this month

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Storytelling in a different way

Daniel Albon, Oral History Project Lead, talks about the fantastic opportunity to tell the story of St Christopher’s in a brand new way

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HELP for Care Homes in action

Margaret Atiror, care home manager, talks about how her care home has benefitted from the HELP for Care Homes programme

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Bringing history to life

Lily Skelton, our Oral History Project Administrator, shares a bit about this exciting new project and what it will involve

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A technological future

Nicholas, our AV Training Officer, talks about his role in the new St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of Life Care (CARE)

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Fellowship programme unites palliative care pioneers

136 delegates from 43 countries met together online

The keys to St Christopher’s CARE

St Christopher's unlocks a space to explore living with dying and loss


Learning with CARE: a new vision

Senior Educationalist Maaike Vandeweghe talks about her vision for St Christopher's CARE

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Reflections on Dr Mary Baines

Watch our film on an exceptional woman

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The key to St Christopher’s CARE

CARE Business Manager Dion Bachmann talks about St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of Life Care (CARE)

St Christopher’s CARE – a place that represents the community

Jenny Fogarty, Lead for St Christopher’s CARE, shares her aspirations for our new education centre

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No Recourse to Public Funds Toolkit

Join us for the launch of the ground-breaking guide, 'Do You See Us?'

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Covid-19 Second Wave webinar series

Are you prepared for the second wave? Join our series of 6 one-hour webinars in November and December

One size does not fit all

What if good experiences of death were a social justice issue?

St Christopher's, Marie Curie and Nesta have been working together to understand what has changed in experiences of dying, death and bereavement during the Covid -19 pandemic

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Welcome to St Christopher’s CARE

The Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life

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Steps to Success

The Steps to Success programme provides homes with a resource to help them identify the processes involved in the provision of quality end of life care


Introducing our new Education Leadership Team

Our three-strong leadership team is ideally qualified to lead St Christopher's new education centre

What is Project ECHO?

ECHO sessions have seen clinical experts from St Christopher’s come together online every month with care home staff

Reflections from the Front Line

A piece by Nigel Dodds, one of the Consultant Nurses in our Community Nursing Team

The shift in focus created by Covid-19

Alison, a palliative care nurse working with the homeless in Cheshire, recounts her experience of providing care during the pandemic

Is dementia homeless?

Admiral Nursing meets the unmet need for ‘a homeless’ condition

International Nursing Day

St Christopher’s joins the international celebration of nursing 2020

Read how our full programme of events is shining a light on the work of palliative and end of life nursing

‘The Nurse I Will Never Forget’

Marie Cooper writes about the remarkable impact that one nurse had on her father's care

Celebrating nurses with a pioneering spirit across the world

To commemorate International Women's Day this year, we’re shining a light on the outstanding achievements of women around the globe working in palliative and end of life care

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The nurse as guardian to their patients’ personhood

Heather Richardson reflects on the unique contribution of nurses to end of life care


The Personhood of the palliative care nurse

What we can learn from the ancient Greek Asklepian roots of medicine

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Putting the spotlight on dementia

With Memory Bridge founder Michael Verde

Working in partnership

The future of local education and training across South East London

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Learning Hub June Update

Extending our reach through education

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Learning Hub Campaign News May 2019

Transforming end of life care through education and training

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Our vision for the Learning Hub

Find out how the Learning Hub will be so much more than just a building

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About the Learning Hub

Our brand new education centre will be opening its doors in 2020

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Our care home partnerships

Providing support and education to our local care homes


Transforming care through QELCA©

Do you want to make a bigger impact on the people you are supporting?


QELCA© Satellites

Could your organisation transform palliative care by delivering QELCA© training?


St Christopher’s Multi Professional Academy

Learn about the challenges of delivering holistic palliative care and what we can do to overcome these challenges


Need funding?

Find out more about our bursaries and how this funding could help you


Vocational education and apprenticeships

Are you looking for a formal qualification in end of life care?



Could you use your experience of caring for someone with a life-limiting illness to help other carers?

Summer School

Summer School

Our yearly five day ‘Summer Schools’ for 16 to 18 year olds interested in pursuing careers in the health or social care sector


Partnerships with Universities

Find out about work with three London-based universities

Friday Visits

Interested in visiting St Christopher’s?

An opportunity to visit the hospice and learn more about our work both past and present