May 2017

Latest news

AHPCC Annual Conference
This year’s annual conference is upon us and details can be found here. We hope to publicise updates on the conference as we go over the next few days.

Chaplain position at York Teaching Hospital
If you are interested in a more general chaplaincy post, then the York Teaching Hospital are advertising for a full time chaplain here.

Lead Chaplain Required at Phyllis Tuckwell in Surrey
The Hospice is looking to appoint a Chaplain to join the existing Pastoral team to provide spiritual care over both the Hospice site in Farnham and the Beacon site in Guildford. Details can be found here. Closing date for applications is 20th May.

Vacancy at Ellenor in North Kent
A Chaplain/Spiritual Care Lead post is being advertised at Ellenor in Kent, which provides services to adults and children. See here for details. Closing date for applications is 31st May.

Study Day for those involved in Supervision
On 23rd May, the Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education will be hosting a study day in Oxford. Led by Tony Nolan and Bob Whorton, this study day is designed for those already working as supervisors. There will be an opportunity to develop and practice skills and to learn from one another. The day will be particularly helpful to supervisors working with those in pastoral ministry, lay and ordained, as well as those in other caring professions. More details can be found on our training events and conferences page or on the APSE website.

AHPCC Annual Conference
It’s nearly conference time, but still time to join us. See our conference page for details.

NICE Consultation on End of Life Infants, Children and Young People Quality Standard
NICE will be running a Quality Standard Consultation on the above from 18th April until the 16th May. They would very much welcome your comments on the draft quality standard, which can be found here.

A Conversation Starter around Death and Dying
The Patient and Public Involvement group at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, is running a free event on 11th May 2017: “A Conversation Starter around Death and Dying”. The evening will include an introduction at by Baroness Julia Neuberger followed by a screening of the film Two Weeks: a bitter-sweet comedy which follows a family’s day by day struggle to deal with their mother’s illness, intercut with her own reflections on her life and her family. If you would like to attend this event please register at here as tickets are limited.

From the President
A Spring update from Karen Murphy is now on our From the President page.

St Christopher’s Hospice 50th Anniversary
This year is a very significant one for St Christopher’s, and by extension to all hospices. They are hosting a number of events over the year and some details can be found here. Further information will be posted on the Training Events pages throughout the year.

Membership for 2017
Please NB that you can now renew your annual membership for 2017. Renewals and new membership applications are now both valid until December 31st, 2017. You can access the membership form here, [2017 Membership Form] or by going to the Contacts and Links section.


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