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What do we offer?

Education and training events for palliative and end of life care

We offer a programme of education and training events covering a range of subjects related to palliative and end of life care, from conferences featuring expert speakers discussing the latest issues to practical skills training days led by experienced clinicians and carers. We offer education and training in the following:

Hospice Education and Learning Partnership

NEW: Hospice Education and Learning Partnership (HELP) courses

Joining together with Bexley Community Hospice high quality training in end of life care for health and social care professionals across a wide range of sectors

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About St Christopher's

About St Christopher’s

To learn more about our history, current and future challenges and how we are responding to local need for good end of life care, access one of our ‘Friday Visits’

Advanced Assessment

Advanced Assessment for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Are you a palliative care nurse or allied health professional (AHP) requiring advanced assessment skills to enhance your role?



These events are aimed at professionals and volunteers working within counselling services or working in any capacity with children

Clinical Skills relevant to palliative and end of life care

These short clinical skills training sessions are aimed at those delivering end of life care in any setting


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The application of a CBT approach can improve care for patients with advanced long term, life-limiting conditions



These events focus on how to provide good end of life care to people with dementia

Health and social care

Health and Social Care (including dementia) for support workers

We offer a range of nationally accredited vocational qualifications for health and social care support workers

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

These events provide underpinning theory and practical application to support best practice


Management and Leadership

These events will either focus on, or include, issues of professional leadership and management in a hospice or palliative care setting


National conferences on topical subjects

Bringing together experts and enthusiasts to share the most up to date evidence and perspectives on a range of subjects related to improving palliative and end of life care

Principles and practice of palliative care

Principles and Practice of Palliative Care

From the foundational principles of a palliative approach to advanced practice, these events focus on developing core knowledge and skills in palliative and end of life care delivery

Service development

Service Development

These events are aimed at those involved in developing services to meet the needs of those with long term, life limiting conditions in their communities or those facing the end of life

Study days

Study days

We offer a range of one or two day events that address issues related to palliative and end of life care

Symptom management

Symptom Management

These events focus on the management of the symptoms often experienced by people with advanced long term conditions or facing the end of life

Training for trainers

Training for Trainers

Events to support the delivery of the QELCA© Programme, the Namaste Care Programme or vocational qualifications.

Talk to us

  • If you want to know more about an education event, or would like to discuss bespoke options, get in touch

    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

Including the Namaste toolkit

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

Other helpful information

More about St Christopher's education