Education is a fundamental part of what we do.

It allows us to continually improve the quality of care in our hospice and the wider community. It helps us develop our services and meet the code of professional standards, revalidation and care certificate standards.

We work with colleagues across the county through the Oxfordshire Palliative Care Education Group (OPEG) and with national hospice and palliative care networks to raise awareness of the work we do and to build skills in the area.

We offer a range of educational opportunities including short courses, placements and visits for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, care assistants and students. We also run training sessions for our staff and volunteers.

Funding Opportunities – External practitioners working with people at the end of life in Oxfordshire may be eligible for funding for our courses. For details and an application form, please email [email protected]

Education Programme

For information on all our courses contact Sarah Slatter on 01295 811866 or via email [email protected]

External Courses

Sage and Thyme communication skills training – Foundation Level

There is a charge of £35 for this workshop. Training materials will be provided and refreshments and parking will be available at most venues. This workshop focuses on communication skills in difficult situations, enabling patients and carers who are worried or distressed to become empowered. This course is run by OPEG, across a wide range of venues on various dates throughout the year. For further information please contact Karen Allen at Sobell Study Centre, [email protected]

Bespoke Education

We can tailor programmes to meet the unique palliative care needs of any discipline or any health or social care providers. This includes seminars and courses, as well as placements for Social Work and Ministry students. Talks can also be arranged for local public and business groups who wish to understand more about the work of the hospice.

For any further information please contact [email protected] or phone 01295 811866

Nursing Placements

For the following:-

  • 24 day placements funded by the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG)
  • Individually requested opportunities

Please contact [email protected]

For pre-registration placements – student nurses at Oxford Brookes University, please contact [email protected] or phone 01295 811866

Medical Placements

For the following:-

  • Specialist Palliative Medicine Registrars
  • General Medicine Registrars
  • GP Registrars

For further information, or to discuss these opportunities further, please contact [email protected] or phone 01295 811866