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Guide | Toolkit

‘Do you see us?’ – Carers with no recourse to public funds who are supporting loved ones at the end of their life

A guide for hospice and palliative care staff

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“I don’t know what to say…”

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

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Leaflet

Activities for all

There are lots of activities happening at our Sydenham site that are open to anyone and everyone. Whether you’re under our care, visiting a friend or relative, or just dropping in for a cuppa; you are welcome to attend any of these activities.
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Additional information on medicines used in symptom control

This leaflet contains further information on your medicines and the way that we sometimes use them in palliative care. If you have any more questions please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. (more…)

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Videos

Administration of injection video guide and paper prompts

This audio-visual resource was developed at the request of NHS nurse educators tasked with supporting and integrating newly appointed international nurse recruits.

Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKHqOXDgX5c&feature=youtu.be
Documents

Advance Care Plan

Advance Care Planning is a process of discussion between an individual and their care provider. Wishes and preferences are documented in an Advance Care Plan booklet which becomes a patient held record. This has been designed to be provided in the hard copy format which you can obtain from St Christopher’s bookshop. Please do not print from the website. Thank you.

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Leaflet

Advance Care Planning

This leaflet explains how to consider your choices and preferences for the future – if you have any other questions, we hope you will talk them over with a member of staff who will be glad to help.
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Guidance

Advance Care Planning by phone or video

This framework has been designed to support GPs to have advance care planning conversations
with patients by phone or video, in the context of COVID-19. It is a tool to help you have honest
and open conversations.

https://compassionindying.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ACP-conversations-via-Phone-or-Video-Call-v1.pdf

Advance Care Planning Reconsidered

Advanced Assessment in Enhancing Palliative Care Practice

Helpline

Advice and support dedicated telephone line for professionals

If you need any advice or support during this time, please call us on 020 8768 4582

publications

Age-attuned Hospice care

An opportunity to better end of life care for older people

Report by Caroline Nicholson and Heather Richardson

“This document is a “call to arms” to the Hospice movement to recognise that there are a large group of people who currently are denied palliative care…This is a very timely publication. The challenge to us all is to reflect and then act to improve care for our frail older patients.”

Dr Eileen Burns
President of the British Geriatric Society, Consultant in Older People’s Medicine

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Guidance

Anticipatory prescribing for symptom control

Anticipatory prescribing refers to charts and, where appropriate, medications that are left in a person’s usual place of residence for use by visiting clinicians should problems arise with uncontrolled symptoms.

  • Patients are most vulnerable to these in the last days of life and when they are no longer able to swallow
  • The common ones are pain, nausea and vomiting, distress and agitation and respiratory secretions
  • The guidance below covers these.

There has been controversy over the best practice for clinicians to adopt following the widely publicised Gosport Enquiry.

  • General, national guidance and policies are currently under development and several members of the clinical team at St Christopher’s are closely involved with this work
  • Our current guidance reflects the developing thinking, is subject to regular review and scrutiny and will be modified as further evidence emerges around the best and safest practice to adopt
  • Our 24 hour specialist advice and support is there to back up this general guidance to ensure, as far as possible, that clinical decisions are individualised and safe.


DOWNLOAD ANTICIPATORY PRESCRIBING GUIDANCE FOR FRAIL ELDERLY PATIENTS (PDF)

DOWNLOAD ANTICIPATORY PRESCRIBING GUIDANCE FOR ADULTS (PDF)

Bereavement support

ARC – Antenatal Results and Choices

Helping parents and professionals through antenatal screening

https://www.arc-uk.org/
Articles

Avoid frailty score in Covid-19 guidance when assessing LD patients

Nursing Times article advising clinicians not to use the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) when assessing whether people with learning disabilities and other conditions should be admitted to critical care. 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/policies-and-guidance/avoid-frailty-score-in-covid-19-guidance-when-assessing-ld-patients-24-03-2020/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Baby Loss

Support for women and their partners who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth

http://www.babyloss.com/
Leaflet

Bereavement

Most people will experience bereavement at some time in their life. Everyone reacts to their loss in their own unique way

Grief can be very painful and may give rise to feelings and thoughts that you don’t expect. You may find the information in this leaflet helpful. (more…)

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Bereavement support | Helpline

Bereavement Advice Centre

Practical advice

0800 634 9494 (9am-5pm)
https://www.bereavementadvice.org/
Bereavement support

Bereavement support in the Croydon and South London area from Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors

Answers, advice and support from the Rowland Brothers

https://rowlandbrothers.com/arranging-a-funeral/bereavement-support/
Virtual learning

Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Care Homes and Care at Home Services

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Dementia

Virtual learning

Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Doctors

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Virtual learning

Bite Size Virtual Learning Package: Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

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Communication Skills

Bereavement support

Brake

Supporting people bereaved and seriously injured by road crashes

https://www.brake.org.uk/
Leaflet

Breathlessness

This leaflet will provide you with basic advice to help you manage your breathlessness. It is intended to act as a reminder following a physiotherapy session – please ask if you have any questions. (more…)

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Bereavement support | Helpline

Bromley Bereavement Services

Bereavement Support in the Bromley area

0208 768 4599
https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/bromley-bereavement-service
Leaflet

Bromley Care Coordination at St Christopher’s

Helping you to get the right care, in the right place, at the right time

Who we are

Our friendly team of clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses and healthcare assistants are on hand to support people living in Bromley with advanced illness and frailty enabling them to remain at home and live well.

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Leaflet

Bromley Care Coordination at St Christopher’s – Information for Professionals

Who we are

Bromley Care Coordination (BCC) is provided by our expert team at St Christopher’s and commissioned by Bromley Clinical Comissioning Group. The service enables patients with advanced illness, multi-morbidities and frailty to receive timely and coordinated care in the community.

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Bungee Jumps

Take the leap of faith looking over the magnificent landscape and feel the incredible rush of freefall!

Calling everyone with a taste for adventure, Bungee Jumping is an activity that the vast majority of people are capable of undertaking. You can bungee jump for St Christopher’s at anytime throughout the year.

We ask that you pay £75 registration fee to cover the cost of your jump, then raise £150 sponsorship to which will go directly to supporting the work of St Christopher’s.

Please visit the UK Bungee Club website to book yours today or call UK Bungee on 0845 319 5767 for group bookings. Don’t forget to let us know you are jumping for St Christopher’s so we can support you with fundraising tips, ideas, and a t-shirt to wear on the day!

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Bereavement support | Helpline

Candle

Support for children and their families

0208 768 4500
https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/candle
Leaflet

Candle: Children and Funerals

Parents and carers want to do the best for their children, and it is very hard to know what is best for them when a death has happened. You are trying to come to terms with what has happened, cope with painful and difficult feelings, and there are so many decisions and choices to be made.

This leaflet has been written to help you think about your children and the funeral, why they should have the chance to go, and how to answer some of their questions.

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Children and funerals

Leaflet

Candle: Children, Young People and Loss

St Christopher’s has been providing bereavement counselling to patients’ families for over 50 years. St Christopher’s Candle Child Bereavement Service extends this support to all children, young people and their families in the south east London area, covering the boroughs of Croydon, Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark and Lambeth. Any parent, carer, teacher or healthcare professional can make a referral to the Candle Child Bereavement Service. Young people aged over 16 can refer themselves.

We also offer a specialist training, advice and consultancy service to schools and other agencies working with children facing bereavement.

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Children, young people and loss

Leaflet

Candle: How to help your bereaved child

How to help your bereaved child

You may be bereaved yourself, and may be finding it hard to keep your child’s needs in mind with all that is happening.The following points are a guide to help you focus on what is going on for them. (more…)

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Leaflet

Candle: Someone close has died

How to help a bereaved young person – a guide for adults

Every year many young people experience the death of someone they are close to. Some of these deaths will be sudden and some will be after a long illness, but all losses can be difficult for teenagers. This leaflet is designed to help you understand some of the aspects of a death that are hard for young people and to give some ideas about how you can offer support. (more…)

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Leaflet

Candle: Someone has died suddenly

Helping your child

Everyone is very shocked when someone dies suddenly. There has been no time to prepare and often no warning that the person was going to die. Shock affects adults and children physically and emotionally, and some of the effects you may notice are feeling dizzy or sick, shaky, shivery, hot and cold. After a shock we often feel very unsafe for a while, and need to take things quietly. This leaflet mentions some of the things you and your child may be feeling. (more…)

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Captain Tom 100

Celebrate the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore while fundraising for St Christopher’s!

On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he’d raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Charities Covid-19 appeal.

His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.

Now it’s your turn to build on Captain Tom Moore’s legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge between April 30th and May 3rd.

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Bereavement support

Care for the family – widowed young support

Leaflet

Caring for someone with advanced dementia

This leaflet has been compiled by nurses from the Care Home Project Team at St Christopher’s in collaboration with nurses from dementia care units to help support relatives of people with advanced dementia living and dying in care homes. (more…)

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Guidance

Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID-19

This guidance is produced to help support people who are caring for someone who is dying at home from COVID-19 infection

https://www.hospiceuk.org/docs/default-source/echo/covid-19-echo/covid-19_care-at-home_guide_final.pdf

Challenging conversations at end of life

Communication skills for professionals including advance care planning

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Bereavement support | Helpline

Child Bereavement UK

Helpline (9-5pm)

0800 028 8840
https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
Bereavement support | Helpline

Child Death Helpline

A dedicated helpline that offers support to anyone affected by the death of child of any age, under any circumstances however recent or long ago

0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019
http://childdeathhelpline.org.uk/

Childhood Bereavement Programme

Working in Childhood Bereavement courses from St Christopher’s Candle and Hospice UK, accredited by Middlesex University

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Candle

Bereavement support | Helpline

Childline

24 hour support line for under 25 years and their relatives

0800 1111 (24 hour support line)
https://www.childline.org.uk/

Cicely Saunders Society – Open Meetings

Heart and Mind

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Guidance

Clinical guide for the management of palliative care in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic

Leaflet

Clostridium difficile (C.diff)

This leaflet gives you information on Clostridium difficile (C.diff) and how St Christopher’s is working to control it. (more…)

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Leaflet

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

You have been referred to the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) clinic here at St Christopher’s Hospice either because you have asked for some help or because a member of the team has suggested that you come. This leaflet aims to answer some of the more common questions about CBT and help you understand a little more about what to expect. (more…)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Community of Practice

For CBT practitioners

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Leaflet

Coming to St Christopher’s Hospice as an inpatient

This leaflet explains what you can expect as an inpatient at St Christopher’s. We hope to answer your concerns by concentrating on the most commonly asked questions. If you have any more
questions please ask your doctor or nurse.
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Guidance

Community palliative, end of life and bereavement care in the Covid-19 pandemic

A guide to end of life care symptom control when a person is dying from Covid-19 for General Practice Teams, prepared by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Association for Palliative Medicine.

https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/pluginfile.php/149457/mod_page/content/22/COVID%20Community%20symptom%20control%20and%20end%20of%20life%20care%20for%20General%20Practice%20FINAL%20v2.docx.pdf

Compassionate Care with Namaste Training

Leaflet

Complementary therapies

This leaflet explains about complementary therapies available at St Christopher’s and Harris HospisCare – if you have any other questions, we hope you will talk them over with a member of staff who will be glad to help. If you are thinking of using another complementary therapy service, please ask us for further information. (more…)

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Helpline

Confidential support for individual Care Home staff

We have had several requests from Care Homes asking if we can offer support to individual staff. This is why we have created a new staff support service called Hear For You.

What is Hear For You?

Hear For You offers confidential telephone and email support to all care home staff. It is provided by experienced staff and counsellors here at St Christopher’s. Think of this as a ‘check in’ service to support your wellbeing. You may want to talk about a difficult moment at work, worries about your family or friends or simply offload for a few minutes. Whatever you need we’ll do our best to support you – your emotional wellbeing is very important to us.

How do I access support?

Simply email us at hearforyou@stchristophers.org.uk or call us on 020 8768 4688. Let us know which CCG you work in, and where possible the care home you work for. This will remain completely confidential. We will be available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you want to book in a call outside of these times simply email us and we’ll do our best to fit this in for you.

Is this support confidential?

Please rest assured that everything you share will remain confidential unless we have a concern that falls within our safeguarding protocol.

Virtual learning | Webinar

Connect with CARE webinar series

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

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Leaflet

Consent – what you have a right to expect

1 What does consent really mean?

Before any doctor, nurse or therapist examines or treats you, they must seek your permission or ‘consent’ to do so.
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Leaflet

Contact Precautions

Why do I need to supported with care using ‘contact precautions’?

If you are being cared for in this way, it may be because you are infected with a micro-organism that can be passed to other people, or because you have symptoms of a contagious disease. For example, you might have a rash that could mean you have chicken pox or shingles, or, if you have diarrhoea and vomiting this could mean you have a gastrointestinal infection. If any of this applies to you, we will explain the reasons for needing to use these extra precautions. (more…)

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Documents

Continuous drug stock balance chart

Documents

Continuous SC Infusion Syringe Driver Charts

Documents

Controlled drug stock balance chart

Guidance

Coordinate My Care

Coordinate My Care is an innovative NHS service that builds medical care around the wishes of each patient. You create the plan with your GP: then we share it with all the healthcare professionals who might treat you. So everyone looking after you knows exactly what you want.

https://www.coordinatemycare.co.uk/
Guidance

Coordinate My Care quick reference guide

Bereavement support

Coping with Bereavement guide from Age UK

Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Visit Age UK for help, information and advice.

https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care/end-of-life/coping-with-bereavement
Leaflet

Coping with dying

This leaflet describes some of the physical changes that happen to people as they start to die. It anticipates some of the questions you may want to ask about what is happening and why, and encourages you to ask for further help or information if there is anything at all that is worrying you.
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Leaflet

Coping with feelings of depression

1 Coping with feelings of depression

There is no right or wrong way to feel when you or someone close to you has a terminal illness. You may experience a range of emotions, at different times. You may feel shock, fear, anger and resentment. Or you may feel helpless, sad, frustrated or perhaps experience relief and acceptance. You may also feel isolated and alone, even if you have family and friends around you.
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Weblinks and Resource Lists

Coronavirus (COVID-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness

Marie Curie’s advice on understanding COVID-19 if you’re affected by a terminal illness

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/coronavirus
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Coronavirus (Covid-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness

Marie Curie’s advice on understanding covid-19 if you’re affected by a terminal illness

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/coronavirus
Guidance

Coronavirus (Covid-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness

Marie Curie’s advice on understanding Covid-19 if you’re affected by a terminal illness:

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/coronavirus
Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-looking-after-people-who-lack-mental-capacity
Virtual learning

Coronavirus education programme for End of Life Care

This programme is freely available to colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care.

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Coronavirus resource hub

The Royal College of GP’s coronavirus resource hub which includes a palliative care section

https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=10537
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Coronavirus: resources for people with a learning disability

Learning Disability Wales guidance resources for Covid-19 

https://www.ldw.org.uk/project/coronavirus/https://www.ldw.org.uk/project/coronavirus/
Bereavement support

Counselling Directory

Connecting you with help for your mental health

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Covid-19 Learning Disability Resources

Carers in Southampton, Covid 19 learning disability resources

https://www.carersinsouthampton.co.uk/covid-19-learning-disability-resources
Guidance

COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Covid 19 Guidance on supporting staff who are self-isolating, communicating with patients, remote working and reviewing and stopping critical care treatment 

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng159
Webinar

COVID-19 Second Wave webinar series

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

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Covid-19 useful links

Community palliative, end of life and bereavement care in the Covid-19 pandemic

A guide to end of life care symptom control when a person is dying from Covid-19 for General Practice Teams, prepared by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Association for Palliative Medicine.

https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/pluginfile.php/149457/mod_page/content/22/COVID%20Community%20symptom%20control%20and%20end%20of%20life%20care%20for%20General%20Practice%20FINAL%20v2.docx.pdf
Guidance

COVID-19: Guidance for community and inpatient services

Guidance

COVID-19: Our Action Plan for Adult Social Care

Creating Conversations Café

Co-ordinate My Care puts you at the heart of planning for your future medical care

The Creating Conversations project aims to break down the silence around death and give each of us a voice, where open conversations are welcome in normalising dying, death and grief. After two years of meeting face to face, we have a new home in keeping with government directives on safe distancing.

In both these Creating Conversations Cafés, Carol Trower, Project Lead for Creating Conversations, will be speaking about how care is coordinated at the end of life. This will be followed by friendly discussions and a chance to think about what this means for you.

Most people have questions and worries, so do join us for this informative session where your questions can be heard and answered. We welcome all who live in our catchment areas of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bromley and Croydon.

On Tuesday 12 May, 11am-12pm, join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81770228174

On Thursday 14 May, 2.30-3.30pm, join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87812062196

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Bereavement support | Helpline

Cruse

Nationwide Bereavement Support

Cruse provides support services for people across the UK who have been bereaved. The helpline offers listening support and practical advice related to bereavement, including dealing with an estate, debt and arranging a funeral.

0808 808 1677
https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Cycle for St Christopher’s

Support St Christopher’s on two wheels.

Cycle for St Christopher’s isn’t just a cycling event – it’s a community with an ongoing commitment to support the hospice. No matter what distance you choose, you’ll be surrounded by fellow riders, friends and staff, cheering you on at every milestone. Let’s come together as a community and make sure that St Christopher’s can continue to be there for people who need us.

Event Information

This challenge is suitable for all abilities. All participants need to sign up as an individual but you can take part with family or friends* Whether you are an experienced cyclist looking to put in some extra miles or a beginner taking on your first challenge we would love to have you on the team. Starting and finishing at Green St Green on Sunday 4 July.

*Please note you will need to adhere to any social distancing rules in place at the time of the event

Select your distance

We’ve created two scenic cycling routes to choose between; 30 or 60 miles (approx.), grease up your chain, and journey on two wheels through the beautiful Kent countryside. We’ll help keep spirits high and support you as you train, so whatever your abilities we’d love to have you on board.

Routes

Fundraising

  • Minimum fundraising target if you sign up for 30 miles is £100
  • Minimum fundraising target if you sign up for 60 miles is £150

With you every mile of the way. Once you’ve signed up we will support you all the way.  As part of our St Christopher’s team you will receive:

  • Free water stops to keep you hydrated
  • Free refreshments at the finish line
  • Fully signposted route, so you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • Support vehicles including medical and mechanical support to keep you on track to the finish line
  • A training plan to get you ready for the big day
  • Access to our exclusive Cycle for St Christopher’s Facebook page where you can meet your fellow cyclist.
  • Unlimited support from St Christopher’s fundraising team
  • Registration fee: £50
  • Minimum fundraising target if you sign up for 30 miles is £100
  • Minimum fundraising target if you sign up for 60 miles is £150
  • Minimum age: 16 (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult – max 2 minors to 1 adult)

This will be a COVID-secure event

We will be following the latest COVID-19 government guidelines, and working under the guidance of British Cycling, to implement the following precautions at the event to ensure the safety of all our participants.

  • Face masks will be worn over the mouth and nose in key areas and rest stops
  • There will be hand-sanitising stations available for participants to use
  • The event will have staggered start times and allocated check-in times
  • There will be a one-way directional flow at the start/finish and rest stop locations
  • Strict social distancing will be observed at all times throughout the event
  • There will be no self-service of refreshments or at water stops


You must bring your own PPE to the event in sufficient amounts as St Christopher’s will not be supplying face mask or gloves for event participants.

What you must do

  • Arrive at your allocated check-in and be ready to start immediately
  • Wear a face mask over your mouth and nose while at the event start/finish point and at rest stop locations
  • Use the hand sanitiser available at start/finish point and at rest stop locations
  • Adhere to all one-way signage and any safety advice or instructions given to you by event staff
  • Maintain social distancing at all times from people outside of your household or support bubble

What you must not do

  • You must not attend the event if you, or someone you have been in contact with, has tested positive, or shown symptoms of COVID-19 within the previous 14 days.  Please call or email us for a full refund of your registration fee
  • You must not endanger the safety of others by ignoring any of the measures put in place by the organisers, or the advice of event staff

Terms and conditions

Cycle for St Christopher’s Bike Ride terms and conditions

These are the terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) that apply to each fundraising event

organised by or on behalf of St Christopher’s Hospice.

Participants must agree to the Terms and Conditions before participating in any Event.

1. Entry Forms and Fees

a. All persons taking part in the Event (each a “Participant”) must be registered with St Christopher’s to take part in the Event.

b. Each Participant must complete and submit an entry form (“Entry Form”) whether participating as an individual or in a team.

c. Team entries must include the names and addresses of all team members as part of the registration process.

d. St Christopher’s is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer or internet transmissions or other errors or malfunctions of any kind which may prevent receipt by St Christopher’s of an Entry Form.

e. All postal Entry Forms must arrive before the closing date for Event registration. Proof of postage must be obtained for postal entries and St Christopher’s accepts no responsibility for lost, damages, illegible, delayed or mislaid Entry Forms.

f. Entry to the Event is subject to the payment of the notified fee (and any applicable VAT) payable to St Christopher’s prior to participation in the Event (“Registration Fee”). On payment of the Registration Fee Participants may be given the opportunity to add an optional donation to St Christopher’s (“Registration Donation”).

2. Fundraising and Sponsorship

a. All fundraising activity undertaken as part of the Event must be for the benefit of St Christopher’s only and Participants agree that all funds raised as a result of their participation in the Event shall be raised using legal methods and in compliance with the advice given on the St Christopher’s website, www.stchristophers.org.uk (“Website”) and/or in the information relating to the Event provided to Participants (“Event Information”). Event Information may be provided in any form including but not limited to prevent correspondence, guidance given on the day of the Event and information contained on the Website (which may be updated from time to time) or in the Event registration pack.

b. You may be asked to aim to raise a minimum amount of money for the St Christopher’s (“Minimum Sponsorship”) as part of your participation in the Event. If this is the case, we will make this clear in the relevant Event Information and specify the Minimum Sponsorship.

c. Sponsor forms can be downloaded by Participants and an online fundraising page can be set up.

d. All funds raised for St Christopher’s work shall be held on trust by each Participant for St Christopher’s and paid to St Christopher’s as soon as reasonably possible and paid in line with the closing date specified for the event.

3. Age of Participants

For safety reasons age restrictions are adopted for some Events and Participants and for those who are under 18 (“Young Person”) the following may be required:

a. the prior consent of their parent or guardian to participate in the Event; and/or

b. to have an accompanying adult who is over the age of 18 on the date of the Event (“Accompanying Adult”). Any age restrictions will be set out in the Event Information and/or on the Registration Form.

4. Accompanying Adults at Events

a. An Accompanying Adult must be registered to participate in the Event as must any Young Person they are accompanying.

b. Accompanying Adults shall take full responsibility for the Young Person(s) that they are accompanying and must stay with their Young Person(s) at all times during the Event.

c. Unless otherwise agreed in advance by St Christopher’s at its sole discretion, an Accompanying Adult may accompany no more than two Young People.

5. Health and Fitness

a. All Participants take part in the Event at their own risk.

b. Participants who have any doubt about their health or have a medical condition that could be affected by exercise, must obtain their doctor’s approval before participating in any Event.

c. St Christopher’s shall not be under any obligation whatsoever to process, analyse or otherwise take any action on any medical information disclosed to it either during or after the registration process for an Event.

d. All Participants agree that, as far as they are aware, they are sufficiently fit and physically able to compete in the Event and, to the extent that it may be necessary, they have sought and relied upon any medical advice before the date of the Event. It is each Participant’s own responsibility to assess their fitness and to ensure that they participate only if sufficiently fit. Should any medical or physical condition arise prior to the Event which is likely to affect a Participant’s ability to compete in the Event, the Participant should withdraw from the Event.

e. St Christopher’s may prevent any Participant from taking part in the Event (either at the start of or during the Event) if St Christopher’s or any medical representative considers that a Participant should not participate in the Event for health and/or medical reasons.

6. Safety and insurance

a. St Christopher’s shall take all reasonable steps to assess the safety and suitability of the Event location prior to the Event. St Christopher’s shall also arrange for the availability of an appropriate number of first aid and medical personnel according to the nature of the Event.

b. All Participants must ensure that any equipment or clothing used is in good condition and suitable for the Event.

c. All Participants acknowledge and agree that some Events can be considered dangerous activities, such as cycling on the highway. Whilst St Christopher’s shall take steps to ensure that all Events take place in a safe manner, Participants acknowledge and agree that because Events often take place in public spaces St Christopher’s cannot be held liable for any damage caused outside of its direct control.

d. St Christopher’s does not provide any insurance, whether life or medical or liability, for any illness, accident, injury, death, loss or damage that may arise in connection with the attendance at and/or participation in the Event. Participants shall be responsible for arranging their own suitable and adequate insurance protection to cover their participation in the Event, including without limitation cover:

i. for material loss/damage to any equipment they may use in the Event or personal property

(including clothing);

ii. any loss or damage they may cause to a third party;

iii. sickness; or

iv. negligence of any party.

e. Any accident or injury caused by a Participant’s actions shall be the responsibility of that Participant.

f. Each Participant is responsible for his/her actions whilst attending or participating in the Event. This includes at the Event start point, during the Event and at the completion point. St Christopher’s accepts no responsibility for the actions of a Participant nor the consequences of such actions.

7. Participation and Participant Numbers

a. For some Events, Participants will be allocated a time at which they can commence the Event. Each Participant agrees that this time cannot be changed unless St Christopher’s in its absolute discretion agrees to a change. Any permitted change will be made before or on the day of the Event and in accordance with the restrictions contained in the Event Information.

b. If Participants are each assigned a unique number for the Event (“Participant Numbers”), Participants must clearly display their Participant Number provided by St Christopher’s at all times during the Event. Failure to wear the correct Participant Number may result in a Participant being disqualified from the Event. Subject to clause 13(f)(ii), you are prohibited from swapping or selling or offering to swap or sell your place in the Event and from allowing another person to wear the Event number assigned to you.

c. St Christopher’s reserve the right to reject at any time any Entry Form which is believed to be fraudulent or to disqualify any Participant who is ineligible to participate in the Event (or if participation in the Event should have been refused for any reason whatsoever); or who is believed to have not complied with these Terms and Conditions. St Christopher’s shall not be liable in any way to a Participant who is disqualified or whose entry is rejected in accordance with this paragraph 7(c).

d. In the event that you:

i. fail to follow the reasonable instructions of the event organisers;

ii. act in a manner which St Christopher’s reasonable believes may cause:

a. offence to any person;

b. injury to yourself or any other Participant or spectator;

c. any other harm or safety risk; St Christopher’s reserves the right to demand that you cease to participate in the Event.

8. Cloakroom and baggage facilities

a. Participants may be offered facilities to store bags at Events. If a Participant chooses to use these facilities then it is acknowledged and agreed that:

i. bags may be searched when they are handed in;

ii. all items are left at the owner’s risk and, unless directly attributable to their negligence, neither St Christopher’s nor its partners or subcontractors shall be liable for any items that are lost, stolen or damaged; and

iii. use of cloakroom and bag storage facilities is subject to availability and entirely at the discretion of St Christopher’s and/or its partners or subcontractors.

9. Cycle events including the Cycle for St Christopher’s Ride

a. All Participants in Events involving cycling (“Cycle Event”) must:

i. wear a cycle helmet at all times during the Cycle Event;

ii. . ensure that their bicycles are in a roadworthy condition;

iii. observe the rules of the Highway Code;

iv. ensure that the bicycle that they use during the Event complies in all respects with all relevant and applicable legislation including, if all or part of the Cycle Event takes place after dark, being fitted with fully functioning and adequate front and rear lights;

v. not carry young children on their bike or carry children in a child seat, trailer or similar device; and

vi. refrain from using any bicycle or item which may, in the reasonable opinion of St Christopher’s, present a risk or danger to you, another Participant or any spectators, including but not limited to bicycles or items which inhibit the safe flow or movement of other Participants. The following may not be used in any Cycle Event (and the St Christopher’s reserves the right to add to and vary this list): fixed wheel bicycles with no brakes; fixed wheel bicycles with only front brake; bicycles with only one brake; handcycles; unicycles; penny farthings; quadcycles; towed trailers; child carriers; trailer bicycles (including tag-along trailer bicycles); cargo bicycles; specialist time-trial bicycles; bicycles without 360-degree rider visibility; bicycles with unconventional handlebars (including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars); and bicycles with handlebars with no bar-end plugs.

vii. For those who are under the age of 18 (“Young Person”) taking part in a Cycle Event, including the Cycle for St Christopher’s the following is required:

a. the prior consent of their parent or guardian to participate in the Cycle Event; and

b. to have an accompanying adult who is over the age of 18 on the date of the Cycle Event (“Accompanying Adult”).

c. An Accompanying Adult must be registered to participate in the Cycle Event as must any Young Person they are accompanying.

d. Accompanying Adults shall take full responsibility for the Young Person(s) that they are accompanying and must stay with their Young Person(s) at all times during the Cycle Event.

e. Unless otherwise agreed in advance by St Christopher’s at its sole discretion, an Accompanying Adult may accompany no more than two Young People.

f. Each Participant acknowledges that in respect of Cycle for St Christopher’s:

ii. . Participants are asked to raise a suggested Minimum Sponsorship amount of £100 for the 30 mile cycle and £150 for the 60 mile cycle;

iii. . Participants must be at least 16 years of age on the Event Date;

iv. . . notwithstanding paragraph 7(a), Participants cannot change their allocated start time;

v. the Registration Fee is non-transferable and non-refundable; and

vi. . all Participants must complete the Event no later than 16:30 on the Event Date and must comply with all other cut-off times indicated along the Event route.

10. Liability

a. Subject to paragraph 10(b), neither St Christopher’s nor its agents or contractors shall be liable for:

i. any injury or accident causing loss or damage to a Participant or any third party where this is sustained as a result of a Participant taking part in the Event; or

ii. any loss or damage sustained by a Participant as a result of: the cancellation of the Event by St Christopher’s for any reason; any changes made to the Event by St Christopher’s for safety or any other reasons; or any circumstances beyond the control of St Christopher’s.

b. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude St Christopher’s liability in respect of death or personal injury sustained as a direct result of:

i. the negligence, breach of statutory duty or fraudulent misrepresentation of St Christopher’s, its agents or contractors; or

ii. a deliberate act or omission of St Christopher’s, its agents or contractors.

c. Subject to the terms of paragraph 13 below, St Christopher’s shall not be liable for any loss or damage sustained by a Participant as a result of: the cancellation of the Event by St Christopher’s for any reason; any changes made to the Event by St Christopher’s for safety reasons; or any circumstances beyond the control of St Christopher’s.

d. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect any statutory rights to which the Participant may be entitled as a consumer.

12. Withdrawal and refunds

a. All Registration Fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred toward a future Event.

b. No refund shall be given under any circumstances for purchases of travel tickets, T-shirts, hoodies or other merchandise save in accordance with the terms and conditions of purchase for items bought directly from St Christopher’s or statutory consumer law.

13. Cancellation and changes to the Event

a. In the event that St Christopher’s is forced to cancel the Event for any reason, St Christopher’s will notify each Participant as soon as possible.

b. If St Christopher’s gives notice under paragraph 13(a) to cancel an Event in the UK then:

i. affected Participants will not be entitled to a refund of their associated travel costs.

c. If a Participant wishes to claim a refund of its Registration Fee for any cancelled Event then the

Participant must:

i. notify St Christopher’s of this in writing within 15 days of St Christopher’s sending notification of the Event cancellation;

d. St Christopher’s reserves the right to alter the Event Date, the start time or other details of the Event as required. If changes to the Event are made, St Christopher’s shall update the Event Information on the Website and notify all Participants affected as soon as reasonably practicable. No refund in full or part shall be made in respect of any change to the Event, subject to paragraph 13 (e) below.

e. In the event of a change of the Event Date, Participants will have the right within 15 days of receiving notice of the change to:

i. withdraw from the Event and request in writing a refund of their Registration Fee; or

ii. transfer their registration to another individual who agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

f. If St Christopher’s does not receive a written request from any Participant for a refund of their Registration Fee in accordance with the paragraphs above, St Christopher’s will treat the Participant’s Registration Fee as a donation to St Christopher’s.

14. Photos and Publicity

a. Photographs and films will be taken throughout each Event by St Christopher’s or its group companies and/or its contractors and/or its agents. These images may be used in connection with the Event or with the promotion of the work of the St Christopher’s. 

b. All Participants and the parents or guardians of any young person’s acknowledge and agree that no payment will be made to any Participant for the use of any photographs, images or films in which they may feature.

15. Data Protection

a. Each Participant agrees that information provided to St Christopher’s in connection with Events is true and accurate in all respects and may be used by St Christopher’s in accordance with

i. the names of any Participant that they treat during the Event together with details of the circumstances surrounding that treatment; and

ii. . the name of any Participant who notifies the Medical Provider that they are withdrawing from an Event due to ill health or otherwise.

ii.iii. To find out more information on how we protect and use your personal data is set out in our privacy policy https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/privacy

16. During the Event

a. All Participants must abide by all rules relating to the Event set out in the Event Information and any instructions given by St Christopher’s, their employees or agents before, during and after the Event. Failure to follow any such rules or instructions may result in St Christopher’s refusing to allow the Participant to continue in the Event. Participants must retire at once from the Event if ordered to do so for any reason by St Christopher’s, their employees or agents, any member of the Event’s official staff, medical staff or any government authority.

b. No illegal substances, performance enhancing substances or intoxicants of any kind are permitted to be brought to the Event venue or used by Participants either before or during participation in the Event. St Christopher’s reserve the right to refuse attendance at, or participation in, the Event by any Participant found to have consumed or to have in their possession any illegal substances, performance enhancing substances or intoxicants of any kind.

17. Completion Times

Certain St Christopher’s Events, and in particular Cycle Events, may require Participants to reach certain points in the Event by specific times or require the Event to be completed in its entirety by a set time. If a Participant does not manage to keep up with any stage or completion time, or fails to arrive at the start location at their specified time, St Christopher’s reserves the right to refuse to allow the Participant to continue in the Event. If the Event has staging or completion times, these will be set out in the Event Information.

18. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

a. By registering to participate in the Event, a Participant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

b. If any provisions in these Terms and Conditions, whether in full or in part, is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all other remaining provisions (in full or in part) shall continue to be valid and enforceable.

c. St Christopher’s may vary these Terms and Conditions from time to time and the up to date terms shall be available on the Website.

d. These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with them is governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The English courts have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.

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End of Life Journal

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The journal was primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. Many articles will also be of interest to the palliative care nursing audience as well as members of the wider multidisciplinary team.

The journal focused on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.

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Exercise

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Exercise at home

A set of four videos designed to help people through exercise

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Exercise at home

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