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COVID-19 Second Wave webinar series

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A series of six webinars aimed at preparing you for the challenges of COVID-19 this winter.

Delivered by our team of experts, these webinars provide you with essential knowledge and skills in topics including; recognising dying, Advance Care Planning, DNaCPR and managing sensitive conversations at a distance.

These webinars were delivered in November and December 2020 and are now available to watch again.

  • Webinars

    The below webinars are now available to watch on demand

    COVID-19: A new context for dying
    Dr Libby Sallnow, Senior Clinical Academic at St Christopher’s and Palliative Care Consultant at CNWL NHS Trust
    Care for others and ourselves
    Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead at St Christopher’s
    The importance of recognising dying
    Dr Emma Hall, Consultant at St Christopher’s
    Opportunities for joint working for health professionals
    Dr Joy Ross, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Christopher’s
    Dr Stefan Rakowicz, Lead GP at Bromleag Care Practice
    Advance Care Planning revisited
    Professor Rob George, Medical Director at St Christopher’s

    Donations

    These sessions are free. We’ve been able to increase our online education provision to support professionals providing quality end of life care during the pandemic, thanks to the charitable funding of St Christopher’s. As you can imagine, COVID-19 has had a serious impact on the £15m we need to fund our care and activities at St Christopher’s

    Every donation, however modest, will contribute to the continued care we’re committed to providing the 7,500 patients and families we support each year as well as the education we’ve provided for 4,000 professionals in 2020

    Ways to donate

    Text HOSPICE to 70500 to donate £5 to St Christopher’s Hospice

    Donate online

  • Who is it for?

    Whatever setting you work in, whether in a care home, the community or hospital, these sessions are designed to tackle the critical issues facing GPs, nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals endeavouring to provide the best end of life care for everyone in the challenging circumstances presented by the pandemic.

  • Presenters

    Our webinar presenters:

    Libby Sallnow

    Dr Libby Sallnow Senior Clinical Academic, St Christopher’s and Palliative Care Consultant, CNWL NHS Trust

    Dr Libby Sallnow is a palliative medicine consultant with CNWL NHS Trust in London, UK and is an honorary senior lecturer at St Christopher’s Hospice and the UCL Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UK. Her PhD explored the impacts of compassionate communities, she has published articles and book chapters in this field and co-edited the book “International perspectives on public health and palliative care” in 2011.

    She has supported the development of the international movement in new public health approaches, is Vice President of Public Health Palliative Care International, Honorary Consultant at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care in Kerala, India and the President of the Palliative Care Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

    Andrew Goodhead

    Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher's

    Andrew Goodhead joined St Christopher’s as Chaplain in January 2005, completing his doctoral research in 2007. He is a Methodist Minister with 14 years Church based experience gained in several localities throughout the UK, both urban and rural. In his role at St Christopher’s Andrew is concerned to ensure that all End of Life Care professionals have the skills and confidence to offer spiritual assessment and ongoing support to all patients and their families.

    He has a particular interest in the concept of spiritual pain as a way of understanding spiritual need. For patients with faith needs Andrew is developing the pastoral and religious role of the Spiritual Care Lead. Andrew graduated in 2014 with the King’s College, London, MSc in Palliative Care. His dissertation explored the experiences and attitudes of community clergy in caring for dying people.

    He is currently on a secondment at St Christopher’s to the Patient and Family Services Department as Deputy Manager.

    Emma Hall

    Dr Emma Hall Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s

    Emma qualified at St George’s Hospital in 1993 and then trained in palliative medicine in London. She has been a consultant at St Christopher’s since April 2003.

    Her special interests are community palliative care, management of diabetes in palliative and end of life care and forming collaborative partnerships with primary and secondary care teams. She loves teaching, is an experienced educational supervisor and has supported and mentored nursing colleagues undertaking advanced assessment and prescribing modules. Emma has recently been appointed as one of the Senior Clinical Leads, undertaking project work with Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for Palliative and End of Life Care.

    Joy Ross

    Dr Joy Ross Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s

    Dr Joy Ross trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. She completed her PhD at Imperial College, London, studying the pharmacogenetics of response to opioids.

    She has worked as a Palliative Care Consultant at St Joseph’s Hospice, London and then at the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton Palliative Care Service and is currently working at St Christopher’s Hospice with a specialist interest in developing palliative care services for the frail elderly and those with non-malignant disease including heart failure.

    Dr Stefan Rakowicz Lead GP Bromleag Care Practice

    Stefan has been a GP partner in Bromley for 25 year and a GP trainer for 18. He is Co-founder and Director of Bromley GP Alliance (GP federation). From 2015 to 2018 he was engaged in setting up collaborative working between all Bromley GP practices and was Co-designer of GP Hub service and their mobilisation.

    Currently Stefan is Lead GP at Bromleag Care Practice which is a brand new specialist GP practice dedicated to looking after the frail elderly in all 40 Bromley Care Homes. He is designing and developing a unique surgery and multidisciplinary team with a focus on collaboration with partner organisations to provide proactive patient care.

    Dr Amy Proffitt Deputy Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative care, St Christopher’s Hospice

    Amy Proffitt is the Deputy Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative care at St Christopher’s Hospice. She is an Honorary Consultant at Kings College Hospital and formally worked at Barts Health NHS trust.

    She is the Vice President to the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland and a member of the Ambitions for end of life care Partnership. Her particular interests are Medical Ethics, Education and Training and workforce.

    She regularly contributes to the Media including work with the BBC and Broadsheet papers.

    Rob George

    Professor Rob George Medical Director, St Christopher’s

    Following accreditation in Respiratory and General Medicine and a doctorate on breathlessness, Rob pioneered HIV & non-cancer palliative care from 1987-2003 at UCL Hospitals during which time he established the first NHS Hospice@Home service.

    From 2003-2006 he had a portfolio of consultancies working with specialist palliative care services facing various operational difficulties in settings across the voluntary sector, combined NHS and Independent Hospice Services and in NHS posts spanning the community, specialist beds and acute hospitals.

    From 2006-2015 he was back in the NHS full time covering the community around Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in Central London.

    In September 2015 he became Medical Director at St Christopher’s, but will continue with some NHS sessions;

    As a leader and influencer, he was clinical lead for Palliative/EoLC for London from 2007-13 and is now President of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland;

    He has sat on RCP working parties reporting on aspects of palliative and end of life care and Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness. He advises various Government Departments on EoL matters, the latest of which is as the independent, clinical expert to the LCP Review led by Lady Neuberger. He sits on various ethics committees.

    He is a clinical academic, rather than an experimental researcher and before gaining his professorship at the Cicely Saunders Institute, KCL, he was Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at UCL. He has over a hundred and twenty publications.

  • Programme

    COVID-19: A new context for dying

    Dr Libby Sallnow, Senior Clinical Academic at St Christopher’s and Palliative Care Consultant at CNWL NHS Trust
    Webinar delivered on 16 November 2020

    In this first webinar of the series, we look at how COVID-19 has reshaped the way in which people live, care, die and grieve. It has presented a new context within which individuals, families, communities and professionals approach the end of life and challenged many established aspects of care.

    Care for others and ourselves

    Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead at St Christopher’s
    Webinar delivered on 24 November 2020

    This webinar focuses on self-care, resilience and looking after each other. As part of this, we explore ideas grief, loss and the impact of COVID-19 on our mental wellbeing.

    The importance of recognising dying

    Dr Emma Hall, Consultant at St Christopher’s
    Webinar delivered on 1 December 2020

    This webinar focuses on the importance of recognising when someone is very close to death. What can you expect when someone is dying? And what does that look like for people dying with COVID-19?

    Opportunities for joint working for health professionals

    Dr Joy Ross, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Christopher’s
    Dr Stefan Rakowicz, Lead GP at Bromley Care Practice
    Webinar delivered on 10 December 2020

    In this webinar, we look at how COVID-19 has enabled us to work differently with other health professionals and organisations. We share with you how, together with community teams, GPs, care homes and ambulance services, we have been able to ensure people and their families have access to good end of life care despite the challenges the pandemic brings.

    Advance Care Planning revisited

    Professor Rob George, Medical Director at St Christopher’s
    Webinar delivered on 17 December 2020

    How do we make sure that patients have the opportunity to talk about their end of life wishes, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? In this webinar, we look at how we can use Advance Care Planning to find out what is relevant and important to patients so we can respect their wishes and take a person-centred approach to their care.

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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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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