St Richard’s Hospice Education and Resource Centre is a hub of excellence for professional development, delivering evidence-based education and training on palliative and end of life care.  It is regarded that highquality, individualised end of life care should be the norm and the Education Team here at St Richard’s is passionate about supporting the health and social care workforce across the county and beyond to make this a reality.

Bespoke education and training allow us to develop, review and introduce the best practice into the care we provide to the people we care for and the aim of our numerous education programmes is to promote the development of knowledge and skills.  This is not only designed to enhance professional development, but will provide the evidence that the professional and regulatory standards by which we are governed are being met.

The Education and Resource Centre at St Richard’s provides education and training programmes designed to meet current and evolving service delivery models catering to the needs of the modern workforce.

See our upcoming education events and book your place online.

View our Education Prospectus, 2019-20.

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was introduced to the hospice in the Autumn of 2018 with a mission to develop the capacity of access to knowledge and amplify the ability to provide best practice care.  The ECHO model’s technology (multipoint videoconferencing and internet) provides leverage to scarce resources and creates knowledge networks, which connect a multidisciplinary team of experts located at the hub with learners through regularly scheduled tele-ECHO sessions.  This can improve outcomes by reducing variations in processes of care, sharing best practices and encouraging case-based learning through guided practice on real-life cases.  Here at St Richard’s we regard innovation as key to making learning a dynamic and enjoyable experience and as a result we use a range of flexible learning approaches to meet the needs of learners.

Learners that we have previously welcomed into the Education and Resource Centre come from a wide range of services including residential and nursing care homes, hospitals, primary care teams, schools, colleges and domiciliary care teams. In addition, we have also established a strong partnership with the University of Worcester and we deliver accredited specialist education programmes at Foundation Degree and Post-Graduate Degree level.

Please contact us for further information and/or guidance in choosing a learning programme which best suits the needs of you or your department and the people you care for. Please can we ask that you do not hesitate in contacting us if you have specific requirements within this area as we are happy to review our programmes to best meet your educational needs.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our programmes soon.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.