Clinicians - Education and Training

As a centre of excellence in palliative care, The Hospice of St Francis is committed to empowering other health and social care professionals through expertise, passion and education.

We offer a range of workshops, courses, placements and study days for multidisciplinary professionals, student practitioners and volunteers.

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Our Clinical Education Programme

We provide relevant, accessible quality end of life care education to our staff, our volunteers and our colleagues in health and social care across the hospital, community, home, and care home settings.

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Clinical Practice Placements

We offer a variety of placements, offering a valuable clinical practice learning environment to all our students and clinical visitors, and providing an understanding of palliative care in practice.

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Research and Audit
The Hospice aims to ensure safe and competent audit and service evaluation in accordance with the strategic objectives and priorities of the Hospice, the resources available and National guidelines.

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Please see below an overview of the available programmes:

We are proud to offer the accredited European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care and the award-winning ABC End of Life Education Programme for care home staff.

We have formal education programmes based at The Hospice of St Francis, most of which we offer free of charge. We also offer education and mentorship in local settings throughout our catchment area and can customise programmes to suit the needs of different professionals.

Throughout everything, our ethos has always been to provide exceptional care - an ambition recognised by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, who awarded The Hospice of St Francis an ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2016. 

CQC inspected and rated outstanding

You can find out more information about
End of Life Care on the NHS England website.

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