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The Lantern Model Programme

St Christopher's CARE


12 months
01 Apr, 2022
Online learning
Early bird: £99 until 31 January
Student rate: £66
Normal price: £120
All prices include VAT

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Brand new one-year membership programme, starting in April - early bird available until 31 January

Are you passionate about creating new conversations around the value of nursing in end of life care? Would you like to share your dreams and progress with others who are committed to developing their own practice? Be the nurse you have always aspired to be!

We are delighted to announce a brand new one-year membership programme, starting in April 2022, which will weave together inspiration, learning and connections amongst all nurses interested in making a real difference to people facing the end of life.

Join the programme

Membership Programme

For just £99 until 31 January (£120 from 1 February), our membership programme will offer

We’ll host regular webinars and create bitesize learning resources with expert speakers from around the world, through which you’ll have the chance to ask questions and learn directly from people with specialised experience and expertise.

All sessions will be made available to watch on-demand, with additional on-line discussion groups for those who can’t make the live streams.

Enjoy conversations and catch-ups with other nurses who want to advance the profession or their practice.

Share ideas, receive encouragement, and be inspired by what others are doing online and face-to-face in our brand-new St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life (CARE).

Access a range of digital tools designed to support self-reflection, shape wider organisational learning and implement personal development plans, as well as build on best practice for guiding team discussions and patient care reviews.

Access anywhere, anytime – learn at your own pace, in your own home, and at a time that suits you best. Shape your training around existing commitments and engage with us whenever works for you.

Wondering if this could be right for you? Our programme is specifically tailored to:

  • Individual nurses wondering how to advance their thinking and practice around end of life care, in particular those who feel isolated in their practice or are particularly interested in improving aspects of their work with which they are concerned or dissatisfied
  • Nurse managers working in hospitals, care homes, hospices, domiciliary care, hospices, primary care and beyond who want to support their nurses to continue to deliver end of life care in a confident and capable way, and who recognise their need for personal growth achieved through gentle challenge and peer support
  • Professional development leads and chief nurses in hospital and community trusts, who may be considering cost effective ways of developing their nurses and changing their practice in response to contemporary calls for end of life care – arising from COVID-19, frailty and other growing demands
  • Professional organisations, national leaders and others who are committed to shaping and championing nursing as a profession. There is no part of nursing in which death, dying and loss has no relevance, and the principles of good care at end of life are relevant to many other specialities.

Sessions April to June

Sessions are from 3.30pm to 5pm

6 AprilWelcome to the programme

Overview of offer
How we will work together and connect
20 AprilWebinar 1
The language of Nursing ‘finding the words’

In this webinar we will hear from researchers who have considered issues of language and values in nursing care and state that  ‘Caring is a fundamental value underpinning palliative nursing, treating the patient as an individual as opposed to a condition or disease, and the value that both patients and nurses place on this cannot and should not be underestimated (Moran S, Bailey M Doody O 2021).
17 MayCommunity of Practice Forum   
The value of Reflection on Practice 

Introduction to the Lantern Model Self reflective tool  
And our case review tool
8 JuneWebinar 2
Nurse as Coach

This webinar will explore personal and organisational shifts required to enable nurses and those in their care enact this opportunity.

Sessions July onwards coming soon

Prompted by the opportunities derived by the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020, St Christopher’s nurses Heather Richardson and Marie Cooper set out to devise a new contemporary model for palliative and end of life care nursing.

The Lantern Model articulates the unique, vital and skilled role of nurses caring for people who are dying or bereaved – and, by highlighting their contribution, makes the case for increased investment in their recruitment, development and retention.

The model is underpinned by a variety of evidence including patient and family views, observation of practice and a review of academic literature. It has been generated through extended discussion and engagement with senior nurses with a broad range of nursing experience at the end of life.

Find out more about the Lantern Model


Maaike Vandeweghe

Senior Educationalist, St Christopher’s CARE Maaike graduated from the KATHO (Roeselare, Belgium) in 2002 as a general and mental health nurse. She started her professional career working on mental health A&E units in Belgium and then moved to Aruba (Caribbean) where she worked on a mental health A&E unit and the local prison. After working there for 3 years she moved back to Belgium and continued working in A&E and Nursing Homes.
Read full profile Maaike Vandeweghe
Marie Cooper

Marie Cooper

Project Lead for Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing Marie is a nurse with 40 years’ experience of clinical leadership with an expertise in practice development across  a range of care settings. Having delivered change in her previous roles, she now supports others to do so. Her particular area of interest is in working with nurse leaders to develop high performance teams and practice. Such opportunities have given her a clarity about the many issues nurse leaders and those engaged in palliative care delivery face today.
Read full profile Marie Cooper

Truly thought provoking

I just want to say a huge thank you for the Lantern Model webinars, I have been truly inspired by the talks and conversations which have reignited an enthusiasm and love for nursing. I signed up in parallel to being redeployed to a Covid ward during the pandemic’s second wave in January 2021, and wanted to gain more knowledge and an understanding of how to care and nurse a patient facing the end of their life. The webinars have helped me with this greatly.

Specialist nurse HIV services

It feels very exciting

After hearing Professor Brendan McCormack speak, I feel much easier about my belief that I’m more of an artist than scientist in nursing. I have recently been using more poetry in my blog and in presentations at work to convey thinking. I have also tried using more artwork. I am now looking at how I can use the model to form thinking about nursing with our team and the wider leadership here, as we are examining how nursing will progress in the future.

Lead Nurse, Acute NHS Trust

The Lantern Model is made possible with the generous support of the Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

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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