News, events and insights from our Professional Learning Team
Reflections on our Future Planning conference which took place on 25 January 2024
"Sometimes that will mean medicine sits in the passenger seat while other supportive types of care take the wheel"
We interview Mandy Bruce, a psychosocial & spiritual team lead at St Christopher's Hospice, to understand the importance of caring for pain beyond medicine, for people nearing the end of life.
Marie Cooper offers an insight into the Polyvagal Theory and its application to one's sense of safety
The way we think about Advance Care Planning (ACP) needs to be different as we look to the future.
While raising awareness was a clear aim of the event, the most striking recurring theme was the need to listen to and guide the patient while finding the right volume for their voice.
GPNN Champion Farah Demachkieh shares her inspiration and vision for the future of palliative care nursing
Close to 100 doulas, physiotherapists, creative art therapists and clinicians packed out the St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of Life for the sixth Facing Death Creatively conference.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Maria Aparicio explains more
Mandy Bruce tells us more about this fully interactive and engaging conference
Kate Wilson shares how she's learned that her weaknesses can be her strengths
Learn with others, develop your skills and be part of the next generation of leaders.
Join us at our Multi-Professional Academy to see how you and your organisation can provide personalised end of life care for a steadily increasing number of older people.
Marie Cooper shares news of our new international community
Less than halfway through the year, Clinical Nurse Specialist Kate attributes her promotion to our development programme
Introducing a great partnership to ensure that nursing efforts are sustained
10 key learnings and calls to action from our recent Dementia Conference
Our new exhibition opens on 14 June at St Christopher’s CARE. Artist Griselda Mussett tells us what inspired her very personal collection of work.
Kate Wilson reflects on the positive impact our Development Programme is having on her, her colleagues and patients
In response to a recent call to action, we’re hosting a conference, Bereavement and Loss: Time for Change!
St Christopher's Physiotherapist Gail Preston talks about our latest skills workshops and why rehabilitative palliative care is vital to patient wellbeing
Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist says unique course is helping her find her own way to be a leader.
Heather Richardson shares her excitement for our May nursing conference and introduces our stellar line up of speakers
Louise Cave, speaker at our nursing conference on 12 May, shares her views on the role digital technology plays in the health service
Maaike Vandeweghe shares her reflections on our latest Care Homes conference
Senior palliative care nurse Annette Redwood describes how Palliative Discovery has boosted her career as a hands-on nurse and as an educator
Lantern Model reinforces why what matters to the patient is everyone’s business
Fiona Hodson and Mary Watson tell us more about our new programme for prescribers.
Two years after being named as one of St Christopher’s 30 Pioneering Nurses, Stella Mwari Rithara, has recently been accepted onto the board of the prestigious International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC).
Learnings and outcomes from our conference
St Christopher’s Visiting Lecturer and Clinical Nurse Specialist shares her insights on mastering communication with patients and their families and explains why our Sensitive Conversations course is a must for all.
Half-day conference on 14 March is an opportunity to celebrate care homes and empower them for the future
Newly qualified nurse, Angela Embaló, tells us how our free community of practice has built her competence and confidence
Resourcefulness, dedication and commitment to care of professionals and volunteers, leave our Senior Educationalist in awe.
In her latest blog, Maaike Vandeweghe shares her learnings from the recent Hospice UK conference.
Heather Richardson, Director of Education, Research and End of Life Policy at St Christopher's discusses the collection and use of data by palliative care teams
Lantern Model Programme has inspired clinical instructor in Beirut to transform the way she teaches nurses
Clinical Nurse Specialist Maxine Last says sharing experiences and ideas with fellow professionals from around the world on the Lantern Model Programme has helped take her career to new heights.
Multi-Professional Academy students supported by Women in Fellowship return home ready to push boundaries
Our Senior Educationalist, Maaike Vandeweghe, looks ahead to Hospice UK’s annual conference and urges readers to take inspiration from its forward looking theme to engage in our ambitious conference programme for 2023.
Control, communication, choice and, yes, cures; delegates leave MND Conference with clear messages of hope
Supporting health care professionals as they provide essential holistic care at end of life
Carmel says her experience of the programme has made a huge difference to the way she feels about her return to nursing.
Pippa from our Education team reflects on her own mother's Alzheimer's as we prepare to organise another dementia course for professionals.
"If people who are homeless aren’t accessing health and social care, they’re also not accessing end of life care and that is our business and our responsibility"
How Teach with CARE empowers and motivates people who teach and train to engage their learners in the most effective way possible
There's still time to join our virtual Community of Practice for newly qualified nurses
The Lantern Model programme is bringing together individual nurses, nurse managers, professional development leads and chief nurses
Don't miss our Motor Neurone Disease Annual Conference 2022 on Friday 16 September 2022 at St Christopher's CARE, in collaboration with Kings College, London.
Burdett Trust for Nursing recognises Heather Richardson as a ‘Burdett Hero’ for pioneering the St Christopher’s Palliative Discovery programme
Recognising the vital importance of a holistic approach to assessment and interventions on the part of professionals
Maaike Vandeweghe, Senior Educationalist at St Christopher's CARE shares her thoughts on how teaching can have a big influence on practice.
Rosina is looking forward to sharing her passion for palliative care with health and social care assistants and home carers in Bromley.
Maria shares her philosophy on teaching and learning and passion for palliative care
Ten people share their experiences of bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic