We endeavor to offer student placements wherever we have the capacity to do so.
We work in partnership with local higher education providers to offer formal placements to a range of student nurses, paramedics, social workers and nursing associate trainees.
Short-term shadowing / observational placements
We receive many applications for placements and requests for experience in the hospice; the number of opportunities we can offer is limited.
Formal clinical placements for nurses and medical students
For formal placements for student nurses, nursing associate trainees and paramedics, please contact your placement co-ordinator at Canterbury Christ Church University. Medical student placements are organised via St George's and King's College. With limited opportunities at our hospices, our commitment for these placements is with Christ Church and St George's and we are only able to offer limited opportunities for placements with other universities. Students are also welcome to attend one of our training courses or a Best Practice Forum.
Placements in a different area of clinical practice
For a placement shadowing a member of our social work or occupational therapy team, please contact the lead for that team to check availability and arrange:
Sophie Van Walwyk, Head of Psychosocial, Wellbeing and Bereavement Services
Justine Robinson, Therapies and Wellbeing Manager
Best Practice Forum
For health and social care professionals looking to increase their knowledge in palliative care and understand more about what Pilgrims can offer, we run our Best Practice Forum as a regular, free event hosted at each of our hospice sites.