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Virtual Community of Practice for Clinical Leads and Registered Nurses (HELP Care Home Partners)

St Christopher's CARE

EVENT OVERVIEW

16 Jun, 2021 02 Dec, 2021
HELP Care Home Partners only
Online learning
2pm to 4pm
Member benefit for HELP Care Home Partners only
VAT
All prices include VAT
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For HELP Care Home Partners

This is a HELP for Care Homes event

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

Come and join us for an exciting new Virtual Community of Practice, a place to learn and grow together, developing new skills through evidenced-based education, equipping you in your practice to help improve the quality of the life of your residents.

Find out more about becoming a HELP Care Home Partner.

  • Session information

    Wednesday 16 June, 2pm-4pm – Clinical Leads & RNs

    Advance Care Planning Reconsidered

    In this session we will explore Advance Care Planning and the importance of planning ahead. You will be encouraged to reflect on your practice and to consider your role in all of this. There will also be an opportunity for you to share and discuss opportunities and challenges in relation to this very important topic.

    Speaker: Maaike Vandeweghe, Senior Educationalist, St Christopher’s CARE

    Thursday 2 December 2021

    Topic and Speaker TBC

  • Who is it for?

    This event is for HELP for Care Homes partners. Our HELP Care Home Partners are entitled to HELP educational care home initiatives run by St Christopher’s and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

    Find out more about Help for Care Homes

  • Speakers

    Speakers:

    Maaike

    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.

    Gill Early

    Gill Early Care Home Lead, St Christopher's

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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

Resources
Including the Namaste toolkit

Library and bookshop
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