Education and Professional Development Services

Quotes from course participants

“The course opened up a whole new understanding and meaning, very well presented and professional.”

“The tutor has given staff confidence in their practice and raised their self esteem. Thank you very much.”

“A very enjoyable day, I will take away what I have learned and will use in the future.”

We have over 25 years of experience in caring for patients and families with palliative care needs. Our Education Team facilitate evidence based palliative care training to the multi professional team working in either palliative/end of life care or generic settings. We provide learning opportunities that will enhance and improve end of life care for patients across the community.

Our aim is to deliver specialist education that will make a difference to the lives of patients and carers, wherever they are cared for.

Two types of training are available: Study days provided at St. Luke’s Hospice and Bespoke palliative/end of life care training at your place of work or your venue; both are facilitated by specialist staff who are expert in their field. We can also facilitate team building activities/days for your staff.

Study days include:-

Communication with Dying Patients and their Families

Pain and Symptom Management

Loss & Bereavement

Childhood Bereavement

Principles of Palliative Care

End of Life Care Tools – e.g. GSF, PPC, ICP

Complementary Therapies in Palliative Care

Lymphoedema Management

Update/Use of Syringe Driver

And other bespoke sessions that can meet your specific training needs

For more information about developing a tailor-made education package for your staff contact the Head of Quality & Education  – 01268 524973 Extn: 238 or e-mail:


Education facilities at St. Luke’s Hospice include:

Fully equipped training room with seating for up to 35 delegates

Technology for PowerPoint presentations, DVD & Video


Disabled access

Free car parking

Easy access via A13 or A127

There are also smaller meeting/training rooms available for hire at St. Luke’s House – the Information & Support Centre for St. Luke’s Hospice, based in Corringham. Catering is also available at this venue.

For enquiries, bookings or our  education programme please contact –

Quality & Education Secretary on 01268 524973 or

PA to Director of Care and Clinical Development on 01268 524973.


Education Program for 2018

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Quality and Education Service leaflet

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