Our education partnerships support us in being able to provide compassionate care to local people.
Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)
We have a collaborative partnership with CCCU, delivering modules around end-of-life care on the foundation degree in Health and Social Care.
We also lecture on end-of-life care on the Paramedic Science BSc.
Kent and Medway Education Collaboration group
The Kent and Medway Education Collaboration was inspired and launched in response to unprecedented numbers of COVID-19-related deaths, and their impact within health and social care at the start of the pandemic.
It consists of Pilgrims Hospices, Heart of Kent Hospice, Ellenor Hospice, and Kent Community Health Foundation NHS Trust has developed additional training to develop the skills of all health and social care workers in end-of-life care. The Kent and Medway Commissioning Group and NHS England have supported the funding of education sessions on 11 different topics towards end-of-life care.
Kent Community Health NHS Trust
We deliver end-of-life care training to health care professionals within Kent Community Health. We are also launching a new training programme, working with KCHFT, to train staff in East and West Kent in caring for people with learning disabilities at the end of life. This programme will be fully funded by Health Education England.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Hospice Education Collaborative
We work with other local hospices to share best practice in end-of-life care and training. We are currently delivering Verification of Expected death training, co-operating with the other member hospices, and with funding from Health Education England, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
University of Greenwich
The University of Greenwich have kindly donated funds towards our training facilities. They make use of our facilities, and in return provide training for our clinical staff.