Leckhampton Court Hospice education and training

Recent or upcoming sessions at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ.

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.

2018/19 programme

Upcoming sessions at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ:

Shared Care Plan for the Expected Last Days of Life
A step by step approach to completing the Gloucestershire Shared Care Plan Document

21st November 2018
Fee: £25

Train the Trainers
Improve knowledge, understanding and confidence in training delivery

Day 3 - 5th December 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: £210 - please book this three-day course through Longfield

T34 Syringe Pump Training
Training in line with policy of each NHS Trust in Gloucestershire

17th January 2019
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Fee: £25

A Patient-Centred Approach in Palliative and End of Life Care
Learn what palliative and end of life care is, and what it means to the person receiving it

23rd January 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: £50

Symptom Control
Introduction to key principles of symptom control and symptom management in end of life care

7th March 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: £50

Communicating around Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Explore principles of the ACP and the use of the Gloucestershire Document ‘Planning for your Future’

21st March 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: £50

Book your place now

For more information or to book a place on one of these training days/sessions, email Andrea Sharam.

Palliative Care Concepts and Practice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is now also providing module and study days for the University of West London-accredited Module Palliative Care Concepts and Practice.

Study days

The study days are open to registered nurses, Allied Health Professionals and other healthcare professionals.

  • All study days: 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Cost: £600 full module (introductory day plus five study days), £400 for five study days (day 1 is only for those wishing to do the whole module), £95 for stand-alone study days, £90 for resits.
  • Dates: Our next module starts on 24th January 2019. For the full list of dates for the module, please download our flyer.
  • Deadline for study day applications and payment: One week prior to each session.


To apply, request an application form from Dr Caroline Belchamber by email.

Palliative and End of Life Care Forum

Our forum takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. It is open to anyone with an interest in palliative and end of life care. Places are free but booking is required to give an idea of numbers.

Please note: Forums will not run with 6 or less participants.

20th November 2018
Supporting Children whose Parents are Dying

Jean Quinnell, Family Support

18th December 2018
Psychological Support in End of Life Care

Dr Rachael Edge, Clinical Psychologist

Book your free place at a forum

To book your free place at a forum, please email Fiona Smith.

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.

GP practice education sessions

Palliative care education sessions are available to GP practices across Gloucestershire, and are delivered by our consultant in palliative care. Sessions are based around individual practice’s needs, which may include case scenarios, current case discussions, advance care planning, and pain and symptom control. 

For more information

For more information or to book a bespoke training session, please get in touch with Kath Keogh, Practice Educator.