Education, training and continuing professional development

046The Hospice is fully committed to supporting the development of palliative care skills for non-specialist healthcare staff. We provide professional placements and training events on end of life care issues.


GP workshops

St Peter & St James runs GP Workshops approximately twice a year. The accent is on combining symptom control teaching with applying knowledge to clinical situations using interactive seminars. The unit is available for interested doctors to shadow our Consultant-led medical team to gain clinical expertise. Doctors may arrange attachments for up to a week in length. GP Registrars may apply for attachments during their practice year.

Our two Consultants and Senior Speciality Doctor have wide experience of teaching in Palliative Medicine. The Hospice participates in regular teaching of medical students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Through international links overseas, doctors are also welcomed to come for training attachments.

NVQ training

At St Peter & St James we encourage our Healthcare Assistants to do their NVQ training. There are several modules that nurses can choose that relate directly to the specialised field of palliative care.

Nursing staff

We provide three days of internal mandatory training for all nursing staff held monthly throughout the year.

Many trained nurses are involved in continuing professional development via local universities, completing appropriate modules and degrees in palliative care.

For any enquiries regarding educational matters, please email [email] or call 01444 471598.

Registered Charity Number: 1056114