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Education and Training

Relevant - Responsive - Reflective


We are proud to provide high quality education and learning experiences that are responsive to the frequently changing needs of the health and social care workforce




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Read what our attendees say...

Whole event very useful, enjoyed presentation and discussion on topics. I have gained confidence and knowledge of what I can do with patients

AHP Bite Size Learning – Bone Metastases – Feb 2023

This felt the most informative palliative care session I have ever been involved with.

Just wanted to send you a big thank you and let you know how brilliant the EOL course for paramedics was yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and had lots of take away points which will be very useful when putting into practice.

Tapping into the expertise of the hospice medics and looking at the predicted symptoms and signs as patients approach their final hours.

Palliative Care for Ambulance Clinicians – Sep 2022

Excellent day. So much information and clarity. Amazing speakers.

Practical Palliative Care – Non-invasive Ventilation

It was so insightful and spoken by a knowledgeable. lecturer. Incredibly stimulating, ideas and views that I hadn't even considered - fascinating!

Ethics Masterclass – Assisted Dying – May 2022



Our Clinical Education Programme

Education 2022-23
As a centre of excellence in palliative care, The Hospice of St Francis is committed to empowering health and social care professionals through collaboration, expertise, passion, education and learning.

We are proud of our ability to provide high quality education and learning experiences that are responsive to the frequently changing needs of the health and social care workforce and its patients.

We primarily use virtual platforms to deliver our education programme. This is a more inclusive way of delivering education and enables us to share our knowledge and experience with a much wider audience. Our interactive and highly original sessions are developed and delivered by a multi-disciplinary team with many years of experience in providing palliative and end of life care and palliative rehabilitation.

In addition we offer student placements and a range of skills and personal development training opportunities for clinicians, non-clinicians and volunteers.

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Find out more about our facilitators...

Claire Nicell

 Claire Nicell

Joint Head of Education and Learning


Manisha Cook

Manisha Cook

Specialist Physiotherapist & Lecturer Practitioner


Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller

Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Nurse



Victoria O'Cuinneagain 

Macmillan Specialist Occupational Therapist and Lecturer Practitioner 


Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith



Linda Harris 2023

Linda Harris

Joint Head of Education and Learning


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Find out more about our clinical education services...

Educating for Excellence

Our Clinical Education Programme

Relevant, accessible, quality end of life care education for colleagues in health and social care across the hospital, community, home, and care home settings.

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Bespoke Training

Bespoke Education & Training Opportunities

Are you looking to develop your workforce? 

Take a look at our full and half day workshops.

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Clinical Practice Placements

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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CQC inspected and rated outstanding

We are proud to offer the 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. 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. 

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


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