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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

    Greenwich & Bexley Nursing & Residential Homes
    Thursday 16 September 2021
    Mouth Care at the End of Life
    Speaker: Sarah Haslam, Mouth Care Specialist Nurse, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

    Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark Nursing Homes
    Tuesday 21 September 2021
    Cultural Diversity
    Speaker: Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher’s 

    Bromley Learning Disability & Mental Health Homes
    Thursday 23 September 2021
    Medication Reviews & Over Medication
    Speaker: Thomas Lee, Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Prescribing Advisor, NHS SE London CCG & Nina Deved, Care home Pharmacist Bromley CCG        

    Croydon Nursing Homes
    Wednesday 29 September 2021
    Nutrition & Weight Loss in People with Dementia at the End of Life.
    Speaker: Lorna Pearce, Dietitian, St Christopher’s

    Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark Residential Homes
    Thursday 30 September 2021
    Rehabilitative Palliative Care: Putting People at the Centre
    Speaker: Gail Preston, Physiotherapist, St Christopher’s

    Croydon Residential Homes
    Tuesday 5 October 2021
    Holding Families when the Situation Changes
    Speaker: Vincent Docherty, Head of Patient & Family Support, St Christopher’s

    Bromley Nursing, Extra Care Housing & Residential Homes
    Wednesday 13 October 2021
    Cultural Diversity
    Speaker: Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher’s

    Greenwich & Bexley Nursing & Residential Homes
    Thursday 14 October 2021
    Mini relaunch – review of the journey so far and selection of new topics 

    Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark Nursing Homes
    Tuesday 19 October 2021
    Safeguarding: The Challenges in Care Homes
    Speaker: Vincent Docherty & Michele King, Patient & Family Support, St Christopher’s

    Croydon Nursing Homes
    Wednesday 20 October 2021
    SALT at the End of Life
    Speaker: Anne McCoy, Speech and Language Therapist, St Christopher’s

    Bromley Learning Disability & Mental Health Homes
    Thursday 21 October 2021
    Oral Health Care
    Speaker: Carol MacNeil, Snr Dental Therapist / OHP Coordinator, Bromley Healthcare CIC

    Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark Residential Homes
    Thursday 21 October 2021
    Working with Families that Challenge & Unrealistic Expectations
    Speaker: Vincent Docherty and Michele King, Patient & Family Support, St Christopher’s

  • 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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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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Learning at St Christopher’s

St Christopher's Education
Our programme

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.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
How we educate

Why our way of learning

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Containing material on all aspects of palliative care, death and bereavement

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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