One of our values is sharing our expertise, and we do this through a range of courses, from understanding end of life care to exploring loss and grief. It is our aim to build awareness and knowledge of what hospice care means.

Available courses

Note: on the sitemap, ‘Course Dates’ is currently sub-page 3.1. I’ve moved this under the ‘Take A Course’ page and renamed ‘Available courses’. The content on this page would be expandable. For example, if someone clicked on study days, it would reveal the course names.

Programmes (expandable content when clicked on)

  • GOLD STANDARD FRAMEWORK CARE HOMES TRAINING PROGRAMME (SIX-MONTH PROGRAMME)

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is the most widely used end of life care quality improvement programme for frontline Care Home staff. St Mary’s Hospice is one of twelve regional centres offering the Gold Standard Framework (GSF) Care Homes Training Programme

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  • CARE OF THE DYING ADULT (TWO-DAY PROGRAMME)

This course is recommended for healthcare professionals who want to learn more about caring for people at the end of life. Our two-day programme provides a comprehensive insight into the varied aspects of end of life care.

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  • EUROPEAN CERTIFICATE IN ESSENTIAL PALLIATIVE CARE

This eight-week distance learning multi-professional programme is aimed at those working in clinical practice who are new to palliative care or who look after people who have palliative care needs.

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Study Days (expandable content when clicked on)

  • CARE HOME END OF LIFE CARE (STUDY DAY)

This study day is specifically designed for qualified staff who work in a care home, this day focuses on the use of syringe drivers and verification of death.

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  • UNDERSTANDING LOSS & GRIEF (STUDY DAY)

This study day aims to explore the theoretical component of loss and grief whilst also linking theory and practice by exploring the more practical aspects of supporting people through loss.

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  • ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (STUDY DAY)

This study day provides a comprehensive overview of the key concepts around Advance Care Planning (ACP) and also provides a practical approach to having ACP discussions.

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  • USE OF SYRINGE DRIVERS AND END OF LIFE MEDICATION (STUDY DAY)

This study session will give the participants the opportunity to practically explore how syringe drivers are used in a health care setting.

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  • NON-MALIGNANT DISEASE IN END OF LIFE CARE (STUDY DAY)

The end of life care needs for non-malignant disease patients will be the focus of this study day. Specialist speakers offer an insight into the management of this group of patients.

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Workshops (expandable content when clicked on) 

  • VERIFICATION OF DEATH (THREE-HOUR WORKSHOP)

This three-hour workshop will provide staff with the theoretical knowledge to verify expected death and provide care after death.

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  • SAGE & THYME (THREE-HOUR WORKSHOP)

The SAGE & THYME® workshop is suitable for any member of staff (e.g. medical secretary, outpatient clerk, nurse, physiotherapist, doctor, social worker, student) and for any specialty. The SAGE & THYME model has been designed to be used with anyone who is distressed or concerned and supports the National Institute of Clinical Excellence’s (2004) guidance around providing level 1 psychological support.

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Note: I have not updated copy on any of the course pages due to the factual/medical nature of them. We can run through these pages with you and advise as required.