August 2017

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Two new job vacancies are advertised on our vacancies page, both part time – one for 15 hours per week in Prospect Hospice, Wroughton near Swindon, and one for 12 hours per week in Overgate Hospice, Elland near Halifax

Book Launch for Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care
Karen Murphy and Bob Whorton launched their new book on July 25th with much celebration. The event was well attended, by Jonathan Pye, the Chair of the Bristol District of the Methodist Church, amongst others and a great success. We are delighted to announce that to coincide with the book launch, Jessica Kingsley Publishers are offering a 15% discount off their books. See Members’ Discount Codes under the Members Area menu.

Pictured right are Karen & Bob with Jonathan Pye


Annual Conference Presentations
We are pleased to say that the presentations and workshops are now available on the conference page here. Please remember that this material is copyright of the authors and must not be copied without permission and acknowledgement.

ENHCC Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the European Network for Healthcare Chaplaincy has just been published online here. It opens with news of the launch of the  European Research Institute for Chaplaincy in Healthcare (ERICH), which has its own website here.

Holiday Time
We have recently come across an organisation called After Umbrage who are offering what they believe is something special and unique to carers and would like to reach more carers. They offer short-term holiday accommodation free of charge for anyone caring for a person with a life-limiting condition at a cottage in Bath – please visit their website www.afterumbrage.org.uk for more information.

From the President
A Summer update following our conference and a plea 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.

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