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ECHO sessions for care homes in South East London and Croydon

St Christopher's CARE


Care homes in South East London and Croydon only
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For care homes in South East London and Croydon

  • ECHO session information

    HELP Care Home Partners are provided with support to set up and implement ECHO, a community of learning linking several care homes in each borough.

    If you have any queries please email

    Bromley Learning Disability & Mental Health Homes

    Croydon Nursing Homes

    24 November 2021: Holding Families when the situation changes
    Vincent Docherty, Principle Social Worker, St Christopher’s

    16 December 2021 : Working with London Ambulance Service
    Speaker: Dr Diane Laverty, Macmillan Nurse Consultant


    Croydon Residential Homes

    7 December 2021: Working with London Ambulance Service
    Speaker: Dr Diane Laverty, Macmillan Nurse Consultant, LAS  


    Greenwich & Bexley Nursing & Residential Homes

    11 November  2021: Heart failure at end of life
    Speaker: Rebecca Chapanga – End Stage Heart Failure CNS in Palliative Care

    9 December 2021: PEACE Plans and DNACPR
    Speaker: Dr Katyerina Ca’r, Consultant Physician Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Queen Elizabeth hospita


    Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark Nursing Homes

  • What will I learn?

    Using a hub-and-spoke model, care home staff are facilitated to present real cases for discussion and learning.

    The ECHO team works closely with clinical nurse specialists and other members of the wider multidisciplinary team. The curricula for educational sessions are decided by care homes.

  • Who is it for?

    This event is for care homes in South East London and Croydon.

    If you want to find out more about our additional Care Homes offering please see our Help for Care Homes information.

  • Course tutors



    Maaike Vandeweghe Senior Educationalist, St Christopher's CARE

    Maaike graduated from the KATHO (Roeselare, Belgium) in 2002 as a general and mental health nurse. She started her professional career working on mental health A&E units in Belgium and then moved to Aruba (Caribbean) where she worked on a mental health A&E unit and the local prison. After working there for 3 years she moved back to Belgium and continued working in A&E and Nursing Homes.

    Maaike moved to the UK in 2006 and has since worked in Nursing Homes and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice where she developed a palliative care service for care homes and then also developed and established an education department. Maaike has experience of working in palliative care, mental health, dementia, prison, care homes and education and has completed various post graduate education including a PGCert in Higher Education and a MA in Education.

    Maaike has previously been seconded to the University of Greenwich as a senior lecturer and now works for St Christopher’s Hospice as Senior Educationalist where she alongside her senior leadership role leads on curriculum development and delivery.

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020 8768 4656

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St Christopher's Education
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Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
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Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses