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“I don’t know what to say…”

16 Nov, 2021 1 day 10am-3pm

An introductory study day on communication skills for front line support staff

Online learning

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Advance Care Planning Reconsidered

28 Sep, 2021 1 day 10am-3pm

A study day for all health and social care professionals to learn more about this essential element of end of life care and to reflect and build on their interpersonal communication skills.

Online learning

Advanced Assessment in Enhancing Palliative Care Practice

27 Sep, 2021 10 days

This course is run in partnership with King’s College London and aims to facilitate the personal and professional development of…READ MORE

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Cicely Saunders Society – Open Meetings

12 Jan, 2021 , 09 Mar, 2021 , 11 May, 2021 5.30pm to 7pm

Heart and Mind

FREE

Online learning Watch again

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Community of Practice

01 Nov, 2021 6 sessions

For CBT practitioners

Compassionate Care with Namaste Training

02 Nov, 2021 1 day 10am-3pm

A study day covering all the key element of this multi-dimensional programme designed to improve and enrich the lives of all, including people living with dementia

Online learning

Connect with CARE webinar series

On demand

A series of four special webinars each introducing a new initiative or model which we believe will have a positive impact on the future of palliative and end of life care

FREE

Webinar On demand Online learning Watch again

COVID-19 Second Wave webinar series

On demand

Delivered by our team of experts to provide essential knowledge and skills

Free

Webinar On demand Online learning Watch again

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Dementia programme

Awaiting new date

A new programme to help you to better understand and support people with dementia at the end of life

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ECHO sessions for care homes in South East London and Croydon

Regularly scheduled

For care homes in South East London and Croydon

Free for care homes in South East London and Croydon
Commissioned by South East London and Croydon CCGs

End of life update for GPs

24 Nov, 2021 Half day 1pm-5pm

This interactive afternoon for GPs in training and qualified GPs, features case studies and panel discussions and is complemented by a full set of resources on our online learning platform

Online learning

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Facing Death Creatively conference

12 Nov, 2021 1 day conference 9.30am-5pm (Registration from 9.00am)

A one-day conference, featuring special keynote speaker Michael Rosen, to explore ways in which creative arts provide support and facilitate meaning at the end of life – as exemplified during the pandemic

Foundations in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Awaiting new date 3 days

Essential knowledge and skills

Foundations of Palliative Care

12 Jul, 2021 24 hours (18 hours on Organisation of services + 6 hours of optional clinical sessions) over four days

Foundations of Palliative Care is an online introductory course in Palliative Care by the team which has been successfully running…READ MORE

Frailty and End of Life: It’s time to act

14 Oct, 2021 1 day conference 9.30 to 4.30

Frailty and End of Life. Will you take action?

Postponed: virtual tours coming soon

Friday visits for professionals

Regularly scheduled Half day 9.30am-1pm (registration from 9.15am)

Postponed: virtual tours coming soon

Future opportunities for the pioneering nurse

02 Dec, 2021 Morning, afternoon and evening sessions from 7.30 to 19.30 GMT (some repeated sessions)

Free one-day virtual conference

FREE

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Introduction to supporting people living with and dying from dementia

Awaiting new date 3 days 1pm-5pm

A three-day introductory course to support Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Allied Health Professionals to feel more confident in meeting the key challenges affecting people with dementia as they approach the end of life.

Online learning

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Lantern Model webinar

03 Nov, 2021 4pm to 5.30pm

Focusing on the Lantern Model, the first new model of palliative and end of life care nursing for 30 years

FREE

Webinar Online learning

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Fully booked - register your interest

Management Course for StRs and SAS Doctors in Palliative Medicine

10 May, 2021 4 days 9am to 5pm

The management course for StRs and SAS doctors in palliative medicine has been running since 2003, and we have now…READ MORE

Online learning

Managers Network Meetings

18 Nov, 2021 , 24 Mar, 2022 10am to 12 noon

For Care Homes Registered Managers of HELP Care Home Partners

Online learning

Motor Neurone Disease: The Annual Conference

Awaiting new date 1 day conference

Hosted by St Christopher’s and King’s MND Care and Research Centre, this popular annual one day conference will focus on…READ MORE

MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

29 Jun, 2020 , 08 Feb, 2021 , 19 Apr, 2021

Highly praised by the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency

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Newly Qualified Nurses’ Community of Practice

18 Oct, 2021 , 29 Nov, 2021 , 24 Jan, 2022 , 21 Feb, 2022 , 21 Mar, 2022 , 25 Apr, 2022 , 23 May, 2022 , 20 Jun, 2022 , 25 Jul, 2022 2pm to 4pm

A virtual Community of Practice for newly qualified nurses with a focus on the principles of palliative and end of life care, providing opportunities for shared learning, continuous development and pastoral support

Free for Newly Qualified Nurses

Online learning

No Recourse to Public Funds Toolkit webinar

On demand

Join us for the launch of the ground-breaking guide, 'Do You See Us?'

FREE

Webinar On demand Online learning Watch again

Non-Medical Prescribers – Community of Practice

Awaiting new date 10 sessions over 12 months - 2022 dates coming soon

An online monthly community of practice to support Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals who are non-medical prescribers working in palliative and end of life care.

Online learning

Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

On demand Approximately 1 hour

This hour-long online course, available to download any time, with accompanying written resource, is designed to help all nurses working in any setting, feel more confident performing this task.

On demand Online learning

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Palliative And End Of Life Care Foundations

11 Oct, 2021 5 days 9am-5pm

Standalone module at Level 6 (degree) or optional module for the post-qualification BSc programme for registered nurses

Online learning

Palliative and End of Life Care Symptom Management

Awaiting new date 6 days January 2022

Applications Student Services Centre (SSC), Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57…READ MORE

Principles and Practice of Palliative and End of Life Care for Health and Social Care Assistants

Awaiting new date 2 days with live online sessions 10am to 3pm live online

This two-day course provides Health and Social Care Assistants working in any setting with the essential building blocks to support patients and their families at the end of life

Online learning

Principles and Practice of Palliative and End of Life Care for Registered Nurses, Nursing Associates and Allied Health Professionals

09 Nov, 2021 3 days with live online sessions 10am to 3pm live online (with lunch break)

This three-day course provides nurses and Allied Health Professionals working in any setting with the essential building blocks to support patients and their families at the end of life

Online learning

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Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA)©

On demand Mututally-convenient dates by arrangement

This is a Hospice Education and Learning Partnership (HELP) Course with Five-day course at St Christopher’s followed by six work-based…READ MORE

Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) Train the Trainer Programme

05 Oct, 2021 4 half days 9am to 12 noon

Background People are living longer with complex comorbidities resulting in significant challenges for many healthcare systems around the world. Focusing…READ MORE

Online learning

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Resilience webinar for those in South East London

On demand

FREE

Webinar On demand

Rising to the Challenge in Nursing webinar series

On demand

Webinar series

Free

Webinar On demand Online learning Watch again

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Sensitive conversations at end of life

06 Oct, 2021 2 days 10am-3pm

Communication skills for professionals including advance care planning

Skills for Care Registered Managers Network Meetings

19 Jan, 2022 10am to 12 noon

In conjunction with Skills for Care for Care Homes Registered Managers

Online learning

Skills Workshops for HELP Care Home Partners

06 Oct, 2021 , 02 Feb, 2022 10am-12pm

For HELP Care Home Partners

Online learning

St Christopher’s CARE is officially opening its doors!

24 Sep, 2021 10.30am and 4pm

We welcome you to St Christopher's Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life (CARE)

FREE

St Christopher’s Multi-Professional Academy

Awaiting new date 5 days 9:00am to 5:00pm

Five day multi-disciplinary programme

Online learning

St Christopher’s Summer School

Awaiting new date 5 days 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00 each day

Focus on End of Life Care: A programme for young people

Online learning

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Virtual Community of Practice for Activity Coordinators (HELP Care Home Partners)

09 Sep, 2021 , 23 Nov, 2021 2pm to 4pm

For HELP Care Home Partners

Online learning

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

28 Sep, 2021 , 02 Dec, 2021 2pm to 4pm

For HELP Care Home Partners

Online learning

Virtual Community of Practice for Health Care Assistants (HELP Care Home Partners)

07 Oct, 2021 2pm to 4pm

For HELP Care Home Partners

Online learning

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Working in Childhood Bereavement

16 Sep, 2021

A unique nine-month programme designed to support people experienced at working with bereaved children and their families to take their practice to the next level, linking theory to practice and providing the tools for those looking to develop or extend services

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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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