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Webinar series for Croydon Health and Social Care Professionals

St Christopher's CARE


24 November, 1 and 8 December, 12, 19 and 26 January
Health and Social Care Professionals across Croydon
Online learning
Free for Health and Social Care Professionals in Croydon

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For Health and Social Care Professionals across Croydon

Delivered by our team of experts, these six webinars provide you with essential knowledge and skills in topics including; Advance Care Planning, DNaCPR, MDT working, rehabilitative palliative care, frailty and end of life and wellbeing.

These webinars are exclusively for Croydon health and social care professionals. If you work in Croydon please email for your booking link to access these webinars for free.

  • Who is it for?

    Whatever setting you work in, whether in a care home, the community, hospital, primary care or the voluntary sector, these sessions are designed to tackle the critical issues facing all health and social care professionals including GPs, nurses and allied health professionals endeavouring to provide the best end of life care for everyone.

  • Presenters

    Our webinar presenters include:

    mary hodgson

    Mary Hodgson Community Action Lead, St Christopher’s Hospice

    Mary is an experienced community facilitator and researcher, and is interested in how people understand societal challenges and want to create change. 

    Mary has a PhD on how people perceive inequality and why they seek to change it, and has worked in charities, social innovation and change leadership programmes as well as on international research and action initiatives.

    She currently leads a team of people creating participation opportunities, new initiatives and tackling societal challenges with community members and professionals in London.

    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.

    maria aparicio

    Maria Aparicio Clinical Nurse Specialist & Visiting Lecturer, St Christopher's CARE

    Maria works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care with St Christopher’s Hospice at the Community team for more than 3 years. Recently has joined the St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life (StC CARE) for 2 days a week as a Visiting Lecturer.

    Her professional experience has always been in EoL and palliative care (PC), spanning across the most varied settings, in clinical work, management, research and teaching, mainly in Portugal, Spain and now in the UK. She also has a MSc in PC and a PhD.

    As a PC nurse, she has been at the forefront of the PC activity in Portugal. As a result of that, she is a guest lecturer at top Portuguese universities, mainly at PC master degree and under graduate training, having consistently an active role in the training of other health and social care professionals for more than 20 years.

    Maria also has collaborated in the curriculum design, organization and pedagogical intervention of several post graduated courses, workshops, webinars and conferences, in Portugal and now at StC CARE in London. She is a regular participant at international conferences as an invited key speaker, promoting learning and research in several areas in PC, and occasionally even collecting some awards.

    Moreover, to share her passion for EoL care and to facilitate learning for students and colleagues is one of Maria’s top professional and personal motivations.

    andrea mills

    Andrea Mills Virtual Communities Lead, St Christopher's CARE

    Andrea graduated from UCL – Institute of Education as a Primary school teacher in 1996. She has worked in a range of schools (in the UK and Spain) as class teacher; curriculum coordinator; department and a senior leader for over twenty years. Andrea has been a local authority advisory teacher in Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston and Lambeth. She is experienced in supporting adults to deliver best practice and assisting educational settings (with poor Ofsted ratings) to raise standards.

    Andrea worked as a tutor and lecturer for primary initial teacher trainees at UCL – Institute of Education from 2016 – 2021. The role involved supporting teaching practice through observation, formative assessment and awarding qualified teacher status. Andrea supported academic progress by planning and delivering teaching sessions and marking assignments.

    Andrea has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2018. Fellowship is awarded to professionals who meet the criteria of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting adult learning (in higher education). She has excellent understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support, as a key contribution to high quality adult learning.

    She now works for St Christopher’s Hospice as Virtual Communities Lead where she facilitates learning virtual and face-to-face learning experiences for a range of learners.

  • Programme

    • Advance Care Planning Reconsidered – Wednesday 24 November
    • DNAR and Ethics in Palliative Care – Wednesday 1 December
    • MDT working in times of COVID – Wednesday 8 December
    • Rehabilitative Palliative Care – Wednesday 12 January 
    • Frailty and End of Life – Wednesday 19 January
    • Wellbeing – Wednesday 26 January

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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