Caring for People in Harrow & Brent

Education and Training

St Luke’s Hospice, in collaboration with other organisations, provides a wide range of End of Life Care and Palliative Care education and professional development opportunities for Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers and other professionals, as well as tailor-made courses for organisations. 

GP Education Evenings

These offer a unique opportunity for GP colleagues to network with each other and share ideas and best practice, as well as improve skills and knowledge around palliative care issues and for patients at the end of life.

Principles of Palliative Care Course

This is a bespoke course for registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals on different aspects of palliative care including advance care planning, symptom management, communication and decision-making at the end of life. Learning through a mixture of lecture based tutorials, case studies and shadowing of professionals provides the participant with the knowledge and skills required to manage patients in the palliative phase of their illness.

One Day Taster Sessions

These are for GPs, GP trainees and other doctors who would like the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the work that occurs clinically within the hospice and thus gain a better understanding of the palliative care services available locally.

The Taster Days are held on a Monday and start at 9.00am with participants attending the admissions meeting to see how we prioritise our referrals and admissions, they will then shadow a consultant ward round on the inpatient unit, go out with a Community Palliative Care CNS on a home visit and spend time with the Hospice at Home and Pall24 services and The Woodgrange Centre learning about the services that they provide and how their departments work.  The day usually finishes at approximately 4.30pm.

Posts in Palliative Care

Occasionally there are opportunities within our teams for doctors interested in developing skills in palliative care. These jobs are often used to gain experience and learn new skills which can be used in their future careers in primary and secondary care. If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to

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