Education Network meeting resources

The network meet bi-monthly via zoom. The meetings allow members to share learning and discuss current issues.

Meetings in 2022

March 2022

This month we were joined by Nikki Vasco and Suzannah Brown from Hospice UK who talked about the development of the new professional pages of the website including an offer to get involved. We were also delighted to welcome Stuart Tuckwood from Unison who gave a presentation on Preceptorships.  

Lunch and learn session February 2022

In February we had our first Lunch and Learn session entitled How innovation and Quality Improvement can support hospice educators in practice with Professor Becky Malby, Professor of Health Systems Innovation at the London South Bank University. 

January 2022

This month we were joined by Maaike Vandeweghe, Senior Educationalist (St Christopher’s Hospice) overseeing HELP, St Christopher’s Hospice presenting on the pedagogical model for the education at St Christopher’s Hospice and results of the network survey were reviewed. 


Meetings 2021

November 2021

This month we were joined by Jonathan Ellis, Director of Advocacy and Change at Hospice UK who lead a discussion on what opportunities may arise from the emergence of Integrated Care Systems to improve palliative and end of life care education and Trish Stockton, Head of Education (AUPC/Leeds Palliative Care Network) at St Gemma’s Hospice who talked about Developing Teaching & Research – the journey of an Academic Unit.

September 2021

Jacqueline Graves from Sue Ryder Care, who spoke about the Human Rights training that has recently been evaluated and Siobhan Neylon from Highland Hospice who spoke about reintroducing Link Roles.

May 2021

The meeting included presentations Ruth Auton talking about nurse career pathways and James Whybrow talking about apprenticeships and the apprenticeship levy.

March 2021

The meeting included presentations about different aspects of mandatory and statutory training. Presentations by Camilla Burrows, Clinical Education Lead, Birmingham St Mary’s and Dr Vanessa Taylor, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University. 

February 2021

Presentation and resources from the special Education Network Introduction to Quality Improvement Webinar.

January 2021

The meeting included a presentation from Anita Hayes on the Future Nurse Standards, Dr Marvelle Brown, University of Hertfordshire on Challenging and addressing perceptions of culture and ethnicity in Palliative Care.

Meetings 2020

10 November 2020

The meeting included a presentation from Daniel Scullane, Learning and Development Manager, St Peter's Hospice Bristol about Collaboration in South West: Working with your Sustainability & Transformation Partnership (STP), and Amber Morgan from Hospice UK fed back information from the recent feedback survey.

8 September 2020

The meeting included presentation from Sarah Ireland, Head of Learning and People Development, St Margaret's Hospice talking about developing resilience during COVID and Christopher May, Lecturer/practitioner, Keech Hospice who shared his education stories and learning of carrying out training during the COVID pandemic. 

14 July 2020

The meeting included presentations from Camilla Barrow, Education Lead at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Bridget Moss, Education Lead at St Francis Hospice in Essex who shared their education stories and learning of carrying out training during the Covid pandemic and Amber Morgan from Hospice UK who gave a brief overview of supporting webinars and the use of breakout rooms.

12 May 2020

The meeting included presentations from Jane Berg, Deputy Director – Skills Knowledge & Research, Princess Alice Hospice on Education for Care Homes & Primary Care and Peter Forbes, Literary Fellow UCLH who talked about his workshop 'Finding your Voice'.

10 March 2020

This meeting focussed on 'Apprenticeships and developing your staff – all you need to know'. It included presentations from Lesley Young, Lesley Young, Programme Manager, Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Clinical Advisory Team (North), Health Education England discussing the Apprenticeships and the Nurse Associate role; Fiona Carter, Learning and Development Facilitator, Wirral Hospice St John’s presenting her experience and learning with Apprenticeships and developing new roles and Jane Berg, Deputy Director Skills, Knowledge & Research, Princess Alice Hospice talking about their experience with developing Assistant Practitioner roles.

14 January 2020

This meeting had no main presentations but allowed members to discuss what they were currently working on and what issues they were experiencing.

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