January 2017

Latest news

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.

Chaplaincy Coordinator Post
A full time post in the Potteries is currently being advertised at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. See our Vacancies page on the Employment menu for details.

Douglas Macmillan Hospice Post
Please see the Vacancies page on the Employment menu for details of a full time post in Stoke Upon Trent.

Christmas Greetings
Karen’s president’s letter for Christmas is now on the About Us page.

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 Contcts and Links section.

All-party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society
Following a volatile year in the UK, this all-party group has made a statement of hope, see here for more details.

Ambitions for End of Life Care
There are two new publications relating to this:
National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership (2016) ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020′ and
NCPC (2016) ‘Each community is prepared to help: Community Development in End of Life Care – Guidance on Ambition Six’
You can access both of these via the ‘Ambitions for end of Life Care’ part of our Key Documents section.

Other recent updates

Weddings and Funerals

There are some new items in the ‘Weddings and Funerals’ part of the Practical Resources section. There are now guidelines for shot notice marriage by dispensation in Scotland, and three resources to cover funeral planning, keeping funeral costs down, and a who-to-contact checklist.

Milton Crum

Many of you will have read Milton’s previous first-hand articles about bereavement and ageing. His latest article, ‘Decrepitude vs death’ is now available in the News and Study section.

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If you’re new to this website…
Whether you’ve worked in palliative care for years or are new in post, we hope you find this website helpful. Updates appear regularly, normally once or twice a month, and alerts also appear via Facebook.


In your prayers today please remember all the patients, staff and volunteers of Palliative Care Team, Royal Marsden Hospital, London

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