Education and training at St John's Hospice

Our palliative and end of life care education and training promotes high-quality care for patients and their carers.

Sessions take place both internally, for staff working at the hospice, and externally for health and social care professionals working both locally and nationally.

We run training sessions on a variety of subjects, and provide high quality clinical training placements for students from different disciplines, including medicine, allied health professions and nursing.

Programme 2017-18

Subject area Course information Dates Time Fee
Communication Skills An interactive, workshop-based two-day course looking at the communication skills needed when talking with people who are receiving care in the last year and final days of their life. The course touches on our own experiences of conversations and care with the aim of helping to equip staff to know how to answer 'those difficult questions'. 26th & 27th October 2017 9.00am - 4.00pm £100
To book, please contact:

Jane Hall

Staff development

Our staff are expected to learn and develop their skills and knowledge in order to perform to their full potential. To achieve this, we actively promote a learning and development culture.

We provide an in depth induction programme for the first six months of employment, and design and deliver both formal and workplace ongoing staff training and education to support end of life care of the highest quality.


We work closely with local education and healthcare providers to co-ordinate hospice placements for student nurses and other professionals to help them improve their skills, gain specialist knowledge and experience.

Working together / Partnerships

We work in partnership with universities, national organisations, community groups and care providers to deliver training and education across Bedfordshire.

We welcome shared and partnership approaches to training and can offer bespoke training sessions on request.

For more information:

Get in touch with Jane Hall, Practice Educator

Tel: 01767 642428